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By a verified traveler on Sun 18 Jul 2021

Hotel Description

Hotel near University of Florida in Gainesville

Heart of Gainesville

You'll find Fred Bear Museum and Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art within 2 miles (3 km) of this hotel. UF Health Shands Hospital and Florida Museum of Natural History are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, microwaves

Featuring conveniences like microwaves and coffee/tea makers, the 74 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$92* Per night/room Aug 26 - Aug 27

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands

Everyone (7) Family (4)
5 out of 5
The property is in good condition

Posted by on Jul 18, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 20, 2021 by gm

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback.

4 out of 5
Convenient

Posted by on Apr 20, 2021

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Jun 10, 2021 by gm

Thank you for your review. we are glad you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5
Very nice,clean and affordable. The Front Desk person was friendly.

Posted by on Apr 4, 2021

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Apr 8, 2021 by gm

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback!

3 out of 5
Bed uncomfortable. Did not sleep more than a couple hours

Posted by , from Jacksonville on Sep 28, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 29, 2020 by GM

On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. Sincerely, Alice Harvey GM

4 out of 5
It was great.. Cookies were a nice touch. Bfast was excellent. Very good value for the money. Didnt have time to chexkout the other ammenities but we were real happy for the value for a baseball tournament stay.

Posted by , from Orange Park, Fl on Dec 8, 2019

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Dec 10, 2019 by Alice

We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be even more pleasant than the previous one.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019

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Sep 13, 2019 by Alice Harvey

Thank you for taking the time tosubmit your review with such positive feedback! We take pride in our hotel and the services we provide and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to providing you the same pleasant accommodations and service the next time you are in town.

1 out of 5
Double charged. I called. They said it was normal practice and one charge will fall off in day or 2. Unacceptable

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019

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Apr 30, 2019 by Alice H

I am sorry about the misunderstanding. It is normal practice to pre-authorize the credit cards during special events and sold out nights. This is an authorization only and it is released by us upon checkout. However, depending on your bank it can take up to 3-5 business days. Again I do apologize for the misunderstanding.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019

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Apr 3, 2019 by Alice H

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

5 out of 5

Nice Hotel, close to University of Florida

Overall experience was good. The staff is really nice and courteous. The room was clean, neat and very organized.

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018

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Mar 8, 2018 by Manager

We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete your review. Feedback from our guests is very important to us and your input helps with our continuing efforts to provide excellent service and a great stay.

3 out of 5

Near the hospital

It was a good stay it was close to the hospital so I can visit my sister

Posted by , from Florida on Jan 30, 2018

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Feb 4, 2018 by Alice Harvey

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. We are glad that you had a pleasant stay and hope to see you on a future visit!

About the Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands

Location 4110 SW 40th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32608

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Free breakfast is served. The business-friendly Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands also features a terrace, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. This Gainesville hotel is smoke free.

  • 74 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) (17.4 km / 10.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands offers 74 accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Choice)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays

Hotel Names

  • Sleep Inn University/Shands
  • Sleep Inn University/Shands Gainesville
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  • Gainesville Sleep Inn
  • Sleep Hotel Gainesville
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  • Gainesville Sleep Inn
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  • Sleep Inn Suites University/Shands
  • Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands Hotel
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You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in January and close in December.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.