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Aloft Gainesville University Area

3-star hotel in Gainesville with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
NZ$150

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9.0.Superb.
  • Great hotel.The only issue was there were no rooms ready at check in at 3pm. Had to wait…

    May 1, 2021

  • The hallway had trash and vomit that appeared in the hallway after our first night. It…

    Apr 9, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Commitment to Clean (Marriott), SafeStay (AHLA - USA), and Ecolab (3rd party expert - 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
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Easy parking
Convenient
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 146 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour fitness center

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • University of Florida - 44 min walk
  • Shands at the University of Florida - 45 min walk
  • Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art - 9 min walk
  • Florida Museum of Natural History - 10 min walk
  • Curtis M. Phillips Center - 14 min walk
  • University of Florida Bat Houses - 26 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • aloft, Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • aloft, Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Location

  • University of Florida - 44 min walk
  • Shands at the University of Florida - 45 min walk
  • Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art - 9 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • University of Florida - 44 min walk
  • Shands at the University of Florida - 45 min walk
  • Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art - 9 min walk
  • Florida Museum of Natural History - 10 min walk
  • Curtis M. Phillips Center - 14 min walk
  • University of Florida Bat Houses - 26 min walk
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • UF Health Shands Hospital - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Fred Bear Museum - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Oaks Mall - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km

Getting around

  • Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) - 27 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 146 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-4:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

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

Front desk staff will greet guests on 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

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets stay free (dogs only)
  • 1 per room (up to 40 lbs)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities

Working away

  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1400
  • Conference space size (meters) - 130

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Lever door handles

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 55-inch flat-screen TV

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Small print

Also known as

  • Aloft Gainesville University Area Hotel
  • Aloft University Area Hotel
  • Aloft University Area
  • Aloft Gainesville University Area Hotel
  • Aloft Gainesville University Area Gainesville
  • Aloft Gainesville University Area Hotel Gainesville

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 8.50 for adults and USD 11.50 for children (approximately)

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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.

FAQs

  • Yes, Aloft Gainesville University Area 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. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, dogs stay free, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 40 lbs per pet.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 4:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Metro Diner (14-min walk), Bento Cafe (2.2 mi), and Cracker Barrel (2.6 mi).
  • Aloft Gainesville University Area has an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.
9.0.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Professional, courteous staff and clean, spacious room. Conveniently located to University of Florida. Great trip

    Gregg, 1 night family trip, Apr 7, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great combination of price and value

    Having explored several options in the area, the Aloft hotel is the best combination of price and value in Gainesville. The hotel is new, in a good location and well-appointed. Also, a few luxury hotels in the area do not allow pets, while Aloft does. The only reason I gave a slightly lower rating to the service and comfort is due to the minimum level of services provided during COVID and also the noise of the ice maker and emergency doors that were across from our room.

    Eduardo, 1 night family trip, Apr 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Family Vacation

    Great stay 💪 Suites are great for families

    Lonnie, 1 night family trip, Apr 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was amazing

    Courtney, 1 night trip, Mar 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place to stay.

    Everything was great. We were very happy with our stay. We will stay here again the next time we are back in Gainesville.

    Primo, 2 night family trip, Mar 26, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Disappointing Experience

    We arrived at 4:15/4:30, an hour and a half after check in, with plans to have just enough time to shower and change before making our dinner reservation. We were told when we arrived that there were no rooms available and that "check in begins at 3 but isn't guaranteed." I've traveled my whole life and have never experienced that. I understand things happen, but it was upsetting that there were no service recovery efforts made. We were simply told there were no rooms and that we were welcome to wait, change in the lobby restrooms or "leave and come back and the room might be ready." After traveling for seven hours and expecting to shower and change in our room for a date night (which with young children are rare) and instead given the one option to "change in the lobby restroom" - it was disappointing. After watching three guests - each with queen rooms (we had a king) check in with no wait, I asked if we could please switch to a queen. I was told that since I had prepaid for a king, I'd have to wait. I asked for an ETA on a room and was told they didn't know. Something would have helped - voucher for breakfast, something from the bar while we waited, an offer to check us in at a sister property (I know there may not be one). An offer for a free night on a future visit, as we travel often. Just...anything.  We waited an hour and a half in chairs by the check in desk before we were checked in. We are grateful for the getaway, but it was disappointing.

    Shannon, 1 night trip, Mar 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Will stay here again

    Good safe location. plenty of places to shop and eat nearby

    Joe, 2 night trip, Mar 12, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Comfortable and convenient to the University of Florida. Pet friendly.

    Judith, 2 night family trip, Feb 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing

    Always amazing. Very clean and well stocked. Comfy bed. Large flat screen tv. Love the stand alone glass door shower.

    Monica, 1 night business trip, Feb 14, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very nice and clean. Friendly staff. Parking on site and free. Free pets.

    1 night family trip, Feb 1, 2021

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