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Gainesville Lodge

City-center motel within easy reach of University of Florida


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  • Staff friendly and helpful, room clean and met our needs.

    Sep 13, 2020

  • The place is in downtown so it is loud with people and traffic.

    Aug 28, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays

Guests rated location

Dining options
Easy parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 38 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Vending machine
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
  • Free WiFi and free parking

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Cable TV service

What’s around

  • Heart of Gainesville
  • University of Florida - 29 min walk
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) - 24 min walk
  • Shands at the University of Florida - 31 min walk
  • Hippodrome State Theatre - 9 min walk
  • Matheson Museum - 10 min walk

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Basic Room, 1 Bedroom, Accessible
  • Basic Room, 1 Bedroom, Accessible


  • Heart of Gainesville
  • University of Florida - 29 min walk
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) - 24 min walk

What’s around


  • Heart of Gainesville
  • University of Florida - 29 min walk
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) - 24 min walk
  • Shands at the University of Florida - 31 min walk
  • Hippodrome State Theatre - 9 min walk
  • Matheson Museum - 10 min walk
  • Thomas Center - 14 min walk
  • UF Health Family Medicine - Eastside - 27 min walk
  • UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital - 30 min walk
  • UF Health Shands Hospital - 30 min walk
  • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) - 10 min drive

At a glance


  • 38 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 2:00 AM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Guests should ring the bell at the front desk upon arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Television in common areas


  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Braille signage
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Lever door handles

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Microwave (on request)


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Small print

Also known as

  • Gainesville Lodge
  • Gainesville Lodge Motel
  • Gainesville Lodge Gainesville
  • Gainesville Lodge Motel Gainesville


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and window guards on site.

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.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Gainesville Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Reggae Shack Cafe (3-min walk), Leonardo's 706 (4-min walk), and Volta Coffee (4-min walk).
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great value and convenient location.

    The Gainesville Lodge is an excellent value in an otherwise pricey market. I stayed there three nights. This sleeper motel is located within walking distance of the University of Florida and the active nightlife up and down west University Blvd which runs in front of the establishment. Im personally a fan of retro motor lodging and this motel fits the bill. Despite its age, the rooms were clean and had been updated, the a/c was bonechilling cold at the height of a swampy summer and the manager who apparently lives on site was friendly and helpful. The mattress was comfortable, television good, shower clean and room spacious. This motel feels a bit like the Alamo with its walled off horshoe shape that requires visitors to go past a front office in order to enter or exit the property. This provides good separation from the stream of human traffic on the sidewalks of West University. I was in Gainesville in mid summer and still deep into the plandemic, so it was unusually quiet on the streets and i felt safe and comfortable walking to nearby restaurants and attractions. My favorite discovery was Flaco's Tacos which is a two minute walk from motel. For six bucks, you get two overstuffed delicious Tacos. I recommend the shredded pork. Speaking of great values, did I mention I booked this motel room for 63 bucks a night?

    John, 3 night family trip, Jul 9, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Shower pressure bad Ac stoped working halfway through the night no sleep failed my test the following morning

    1 night business trip, Mar 15, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    ell worth the money, and more

    This facility is old and in the downtown area, however I enjoyed it. Not the Hilton but an economical motel which earned it's price. Clean, comfortable, safe, good internet, good T.V., hot water and good air/heat. My go to place on my next visit.....

    Bill, 3 night trip, Feb 27, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Quick stay

    Got in late. Proprietress showed me the room ropes. Took a walk. Enjoyed walk in shower. Slept. Left in morning !

    Joseph, 1 night trip, Feb 24, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Inexpensive and convenient location

    Inexpensive and excellent location. Service prompt. Décor dated, but everything worked, except for a couple of light bulbs. Hot water came on quickly. Plenty of parking. Lots of dining choices close by.

    ROBERT, 2 night trip, Feb 21, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Quiet, roomy, functional. Good price and very close to everything very friendly service.

    2 night trip, Feb 21, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    One of the worst hotels I've ever stayed at

    My wife and I were in town for the night for an event, and I booked this hotel due to its close proximity to the venue and its good rating on At the time I booked it, it was close to 8/10 stars. Apparently, I should have looked for reviews elsewhere, and probably shouldn't have even used This was one of the worst lodging experiences I've ever experienced! The lady at the front desk was rude to us from the moment we checked in. That was the first red flag. There was an awful, musty smell throughout the whole property. That was the second. There were vagrants wandering around in the parking lot. That should have been strike three. At first glance, at least the room looked clean, by motel standards. And since we were just going to be in town for the night, I convinced my wife to give the place a chance. This was a mistake. We got back from our event after midnight, and I went right to sleep - only to be awakened by my wife at 2:00 a.m. She found MULTIPLE ROACHES CRAWLING AROUND IN THE BED! Understandably, she was completely unable to sleep for the remainder of the night, and we left as soon as it was light enough outside to drive (I have a medical condition that makes it very difficult for me to drive at night). Since the staff was so horribly rude to us during check-in, and because of the dangerous-looking vagrants wandering around outside, we didn't even try getting a different room in the middle of the night but stayed in with the bugs (pictured)

    1 night trip, Feb 15, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor


    Definitely a rent a room for whatever or however long. Long term tenants grilling out in the parking lot and basically "hanging out."

    Elena, 1 night trip, Feb 8, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    the property needs to be upgraded. uncomfortable mattress.

    2 night family trip, Feb 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is a dated facility but extremely well maintained. It delivers a quiet place to rest at a solid value.

    1 night romance trip, Feb 7, 2020

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