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Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown

Gainesville, FL, US (GNV)

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Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown
101 SE 1st Avenue, Gainesville, FL US 32601

so much more than gator country ...welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown. It's true: Gainesville takes pride in being the home of the University of Florida. But visit the Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown and you'll discover that this is so much more than "Gator Country". Our hotel in downtown Gainesville puts you within steps of world-class museums, breathtaking natural wonders, a vibrant local art and music community and intriguing cultural and historical sites. Whether you're staying with our team at the Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown to visit your favorite University student or to cheer on your alma mater during the big game, make sure and plan to spend a little time off-campus and experience the rest of Gainesville. Our hotel is just steps away from Union Street Station, a collection of apparel boutiques, gift stores and more. Stroll along this charming pedestrian mall and pick up mementos for everyone on your souvenir list. Adjacent to Union Street Station near the Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown is the Hippodrome State Theatre. Known locally as "The Hipp", the stately theater hosts local and regional stage productions and limited-release, foreign and avant-garde films. Feel the tiny breeze of fluttering butterfly wings as you come face to face with the colorful critters at the Butterfly Rainforest, located near the University of Florida campus and just minutes from our hotel in downtown Gainesville: a city that is so much more than Gator Country. services & amenities Even if you're in Gainesville to enjoy the great outdoors, we want you to enjoy our great indoors as well. That's why we offer a full range of services and amenities at our hotel to make your stay with us exceptional. Are you planning a meeting? Wedding? Family reunion? Little League game? Let us help you with our easy booking and rooming list management tools.* Meetings & Events * Local Restaurant Guide

Amenities Include: Meeting Rooms, High Speed Internet, Wireless Internet Access, Pool Business Services Include: Business Center

Recreation Included: Fitness Center

Based on 634 reviews
from Tampa, Florida
Submitted on 09-05-2016
Great location with good sushi within 2 minutes walking also good bars and a Starbucks witching a few minutes walk, if you jog go north across university very nice shaded old neighborhoods good cigar bar close by too
from Winter Haven, Florida
Submitted on 13-05-2016
I have several wonderful experiences staying at the Hampton Downtown. From the Valet to the Front Desk staff everyone is so helpful and kind. The King Suites are large well appointed and super clean. There are so many good restaurant and bar choices within easy walking distance. For me this is the perfect home base for my stays in Gainesville. Highly recommended.
from Fernandina Beach, Florida
Submitted on 18-05-2016
Great experience, service, and stay. Staff was extremely courteous. Room was was comfortable. As always the bed linens and pillows made my sleep restful. Once my car was parked in the garage, I was able to walk wherever I needed to go. Perfect location.
from Orlando
Submitted on 22-05-2016
Great hotel. Love the location and the staff. New. Clean. Great breakfast. Excellent value. Has a pool and a fitness center. Restaurants and shops to walk to. Valet parking efficient. Beverages in lobby and on second floor.
from Vero Beach, United States
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Love the location of this hotel! It is perfect for fun dinners with family and close to University of Florida. The complimentary breakfast was very nice and the food was delicious. There were also many choices of breakfast items.
from Wellington
Submitted on 31-05-2016
Great hotelnlocation, near Shands. Clean and comfortable rooms and beds. Enjoyed the comfort of room. Nice breakfast, only complain they had nonbananas.... lol. Friendly staff all around, since we got in a bit late due to last minute planning we were allowed late checkout. Left happy. Definitely reccomend
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 31-05-2016
So this hotel sits in the middle of downtown, you have really good restaurants nearby and it seemed to us like a very good atmosphere at night. It's very close to UF (5 min drive, 15 min walk). The rooms are OK, nothing fancy, but overall clean and well equipped.
Submitted on 01-06-2016
Best place to stay in all of Gainesville. Great location, great restaurants within walking distance. Just 2 miles from University of Florida. Good hot breakfast with lots to choose from and inexpensive valet parking is a plus!
from Foley, United States
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Having to pay to park was wrong especially on the weekend when the rates should have been low -- Gainsville is a college town not a tourist town-- It Aint New Orleans. As far as the hotel- great location and very nice. We were the just for a wedding!
from Brevard,N.C., United States
Submitted on 06-06-2016
The suite room was just right for my husband & I and our 11 yr. old granddaughter. We were on the second floor & had easy access to the breakfast. Our granddaughter rated you lobby gummy bears as "the best". This hotel is so.....convenient to lots of restaurants & the Wed. Farmers Market, just out front. Did not like the parking system.
Submitted on 07-06-2016
Nicest Hampton I've stayed at. Large common area on 2nd floor for breakfast and meetings or study. Lots of snacks and sodas at happy hour. Centrally located downtown within walking distance to all types of restaurants.
from Jacksonville, United States
Submitted on 09-06-2016
room keys not work employees rude tried to book in advance several times, they lost our information say discount then no discount on bill great location, clean rooms TERRIBLE SERVICE, gross breakfast, pay for parking
Submitted on 18-06-2016
The Team in this location was outstanding----very professional and accommodating. The location and added touches provided make this a great venue for anyone travelling to this area....I will return and highly recommend!
from Jacksonville, Florida
Submitted on 21-06-2016
Spacious room, downtown, surrounded by busy night light with many restaurants to choose from. Especially quiet, considering a Saturday night in a college town. Staff helpful and friendly. Breakfast had some hot food items and work out room was adequate. Rooms updated, bed most comfortable.
from Oldsmar, Florida
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Calling late in the afternoon we were glad that the AAA rates were the same online as by phone. The staff was most helpful in making the reservations. Our room was a King with chairs, really good size mini fridge. We were only there for the night and enjoyed our stay. The only negative was the maid "waking us." Usually they gently knock on the door but this time it was a loud harsh knock. Since we had not "officially" checked out, we were surprised that the staff did not know the room was... Read more
from Clermont, FL, United States
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Check in was a breeze and the door man assisted with parking my vehicle. Wish I had longer to stay and enjoy everything they had to offer. Being downtown, it was a challenge for me to find a parking place, but they helped me and assured me my car would be safe on the street.
from Raleigh, North Carolina
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Brittany at front desk was welcoming and very helpful. Upgraded me to a suite when she saw I was booked in a king room with 3 people. Rooms will need updating in the near future but adequate for a Hampton. Great location; close to nice restaurants. Will be back.
from Northford
Submitted on 30-06-2016
Great location for visiting Gainesville. Park the car and forget about it. Walk out the door to restaurants, bars, entertainment. About a mile to campus. Jog down to the UF's football stadium and start climbing the stairs for a great workout!
from Falkville, Alabama
Submitted on 01-07-2016
I didn't stay here but my daughter in law and grandchildren were in Florida on a trip and had some trouble about 4 am on 6/30/16 and needed a place to stay. She called me and being a Hilton Honors Diamond member I looked up a hotel near them on Hiltons Honors site and sent them to the Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown. They were about 40 minutes away and I called the hotel to make sure they did have rooms and that I would be able to take care of the bill through my HHonors membership. I ... Read more
from orlando
Submitted on 05-07-2016
This hotel is well located directly across from Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville, a couple of blocks from the Hippodrome Theater and surrounded by restaurants and nightlife. Our room was large, with a sofa seating area, a desk and refrigerator. the full breakfast was outstanding, real eggs, waffles, fresh fruit, yogurt, etc. The breakfast attendant was helpful. They also have coffee in the lobby and cookies in the evening. The front desk staff (Brittany!) was efficient and extremely... Read more
from Levittown, NY
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Did a two stay for a business meeting. The location is convenient in downtown Gainesville. The hotel was clean and the room comfortable. A typical (eggs, fruit, cereal, bread, muffins, etc.) hot breakfast was free in the morning. I would recommend this hotel.
from Fort Myers, Florida
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Hotel is right in the heart of downtown and close to several restaurants and things to do. Security on site for late arrivals which is good since the parking is either along downtown or the parking garage behind the hotel.
from ST PETERSBURG, United States
Submitted on 11-07-2016
This was a family trip to Gainesville. The staff was excellent. The rooms were very comfortable. Great location and within walking distance to most of our destinations. The continental breakfast was very good. Only one elevator working but no long waits.
from Miami
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Great location .. Staff was welcoming and very professional.. Staff was very knowledgeable of activities and places to eat within the area.. Rooms very spacious and very clean ..would definitely come back
from Paradise Island, New Providence Island
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Great location that offers a clean room, friendly and helpful staff, solid breakfast and nice afternoon snacks! Rooms bedding/towels/ decor / carpet / tiles are in great shape and clean. The breakfast is great offering breads, yogurts, eggs, and sides with juices, etc and the staff that manages breakfast is the friendliest and most diligent of keeping the area tidy and stocked! IN the heart of downtown, you are a quick walk to many delicious restaurants. And for as centrally located as it is, ... Read more
from Birmingham, Alabama
Submitted on 17-07-2016
We were in Gainesville for a quick overnight visit with family. We were pleased with our room and with the services provided. The staff, especially the valet parking attendant, were courteous and friendly. I would definitely recommend using the valet parking. The location is great. Although we ate dinner in a different part of town, there were multiple choices within walking distance. The breakfast, included with the room, was standard - adequate, but nothing out of the ordinary. We will ... Read more
from Jacksonville, Florida
Submitted on 18-07-2016
We had business in downtown Gainesville and the location of this Hotel was outstanding. It is within walking distance of good restaurants and most things one might need. Staff was excellent to us and made things easy.
from Jensen Beach, Florida
Submitted on 21-07-2016
This is a great hotel if you like being in the middle of a nice down town with lots of excellent restaurants, bars and shops. The hotel was clean, quiet and comfortable. Parking was not the greatest but I did not find it as bad as some of the reviews that I read.( I was mid week off season) There is a parking garage next door and a valet at the hotel, street parking was limited but available after 5p if you had the patients to drive a couple of laps and possibly walk a bit. This hotel would ha... Read more
Submitted on 23-07-2016
We've stayed here a couple of times. Each time we enjoyed exploring the downtown area both on foot and on bicycles. Several historic buildings located near by and several very good restaurants. Accommodations are very comfortable and the staff very accommodating.
from Jacksvonille, United States
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Hotel was clean and located within walking distance to several restaurants. 5-10 minute drive from UF campus. Breakfast was ok. Limited fresh fruit or healthy options. Parking fees and policies were not clearly posted. Parking garage was a long block's walk away and expensive. ($9/day plus $2 per re-entry) Chose valet option at $14/day. Front desk often did not relay message to their valet parking attendant to get car, and we often waited over 30 minutes for my car, which can make a person late ... Read more
from Florida
Submitted on 25-07-2016
The hotel was nice. TV did not work in the room for awhile, called and they said they just switched providers...not my concern. Room was clean and large. When we returned at midnight realized the A/C was not working. Carpet area around A/C was wet and would not cool below 76. Too late for us to do anything because we had to be out of the hotel by 7am for a meeting. Not a good night sleep. This hotel is close to a lot of restaurants and bars and nightlife. If not for the A/C would have b... Read more
from United States
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Hotel was good, historic Gainesville is part of a college town. Outside the hotel suffered from deplorable accumulation of litter, cigarette butts, empty beverage containers, like where is the city clean up crew ?. Definite negative impression but I dropped in to get a decent night sleep not to see the sights. Saw city clean up crew employee spending more time on smart phone than doing their job cleaning up the city streets.
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Very good location, very nice staff always ready to help, but rooms in need for renovation, breakfast ok, had problem with toilet, staff sent maintenance to fix it as soon as I reported and the problem was solved. The air conditioner unit is not enough for the size of the room or maybe to old and it was very hot inside
from Greenville, South Carolina
Submitted on 29-07-2016
Full disclosure. I am a Hampton Inn regular. This Gainesville location is tops on my list of the nicest facility in the chain Perfect location. You'll find the best staff here - they really were interested in my experience - from the valet to the manager. Great value and exceptional service.
from Daytona Beach, Florida
Submitted on 30-07-2016
Everything was very neat and clean and staff was great I will be back again girl that does breakfast.very nice give here a raise.check in was great easy all was very help fun start to finish check out was easy too
from Miami Shores, Florida
Submitted on 02-08-2016
Great spot to come back to after a grueling day of moving apartments! Exceptionally clean and very comfortable. Downtown location is great. Very close to a lot of restaurants and stores. Very friendly staff.
from Vancouver, WA, United States
Submitted on 02-08-2016
right there were the action is, restaurants, arts shops, concerts at the Bo Didley Plazza, and plays at the Hippodrome. Walk to the University of Florida or the Matheson Museum. Explore the Historical Duck Pond Neighborhood and the Thomas Center within minutes. A great place to explore Gainesville!
from Port St Lucie, FL, United States
Submitted on 12-08-2016
Helpful, courteous, friendly staff; excellent location; good sized, clean rooms. The amenities are nice...breakfast, valet parking, fitness center. Have stayed here several times before and would again!
from Palm Beach, Florida
Submitted on 16-08-2016
Beeen here many times, always comfortable and positioned near a lot of good places for dining or to have a great beer.... near college too... Not luxurious, but in line with similar properties around the US.
from Glen Head, New York
Submitted on 16-08-2016
Beautiful hotel, inside and out. convenient location..walk to dinner, etc. Lovely part of town. This is the nicest hotel I have stayed at in Gainesville. You can valet part your car and forget about it. The complimentary breakfast is a plus.
from Georgia
Submitted on 30-08-2016
The hotel is in a great location and seems nice. However, when we checked in it was obvious the maid did not clean our room from the previous guest and only made the beds. The soaps were open and used, trash left behind, and one of the beds was unmade. They very promptly offered to move us into a different room, but we couldn't be sure that room was actually clean... Since it looked like this one had also been "cleaned" and clearly wasn't. I have never had this happen to me at a hotel before, an... Read more
Submitted on 03-09-2016
I love the location of the hotel in downtown Gainesville and either stay there or the UF Hilton. There are many restaurants and bars within walking distance. Their valet will park your car so no need to find a parking space and it helps when parking is tight.
from Orlando, Florida
Submitted on 05-09-2016
Centrally located, free breakfast, boutique style hotel. Great in theory but it's a shame the service is bad and if your traveling alone can be scary. During my first stay here I had an issue with my A/C - the man from maintenance came into my room and didn't leave the door propped open which made me feel uncomfortable. He stayed in the room way longer than necessary. That should have been a warning sign not to come back to this hotel however I regretfully went back because of the location. My c... Read more
from Bradenton, Florida
Submitted on 05-09-2016
Beautiful hotel in the center of Gainesville! Had such a great time during the Gators opening weekend. Staff at the hotel were wonderful! No complaints whatsoever. We will be back! Gator pride is obvious here.
from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Submitted on 06-09-2016
The hotel was clean rooms nice but elevator wait time was ridiculous!!!!! I think they only have one elevator???Breakfast was so busy no place to sit, and ran out of food and coffee.. No Restaurant in the Hotel. Parking my own car was way to expensive, valet was very good. At this time we went there were a tremendous amount of families and young children running around
from Hollywood, Florida
Submitted on 15-09-2016
I really enjoy staying at this hotel whenever I'm in Gainesville. It's right downtown close to bars and restaurants. This past trip upon check-in I was told the room wasn't ready. Clerk said she'd call me when it was ready. So we waited on the nice sofa in the lobby. Over the course of an hour we saw people come in and get room keys. Figured they had a different room type. Finally went back to the desk and was told she forgot to call me. Ugh! Also, booked 2 nights at over $200. On the 2nd day ... Read more
from Dunedin, Florida
Submitted on 17-09-2016
Great service. Clean rooms. I love that they offer flavored water in the lobby and breakfast in the mornings. Valet team is great. Very curtious. They have a storage area where they happily kept my bike overnight.
from West Palm Beach, Florida
Submitted on 18-09-2016
Excellent quality beds and very clean. Great location with plenty to do nearby. Uber rides to campus quickly available and reasonably priced. Parking is challenging since downtown but a garage is available nearby. Valet parking is also available for $14 per day.
from Monroe, Louisiana
Submitted on 18-09-2016
The hotel was great. The staff was awesome! I will stay there again! If you love the gators this is the place to stay. I enjoyed the restraunts within walking distance. The staff was very in tune with what was going on in the area.
from Renton, Washington
Submitted on 19-09-2016
The elevator would take 5 min to arrive, going down or coming up. So for a quick trip down, I have to add 10 min to my time planned. No microwaves in the room. No free parking around. They try to ask for valet parking.
from Southwick, Massachusetts
Submitted on 20-09-2016
Hotel rooms haven't been updated recently but it is well maintained, clean and in a great location. Air conditioner worked very well. Bathroom was a decent size. Staff was friendly. Many different places to eat within walking distance. I enjoyed my stay.
from Austin, United States
Submitted on 20-09-2016
We stayed here for a football game and had a great experience. The staff was very pleasant to deal with and took care of all our requests promptly. The complimentary breakfast was very good. The area also has plenty of places to eat and grab a beer.
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 24-09-2016
The hotel was very nice. Staff was helpful and friendly. My family & I will stay again in any future visits to Gainesville. The snacks provided upon check in were delicious and appetizing. The staff was friendly and helpful.
from Sea Bright
Submitted on 27-09-2016
Right in the heart of downtown Gainesville, this hotel was just perfect in every way! Check-in was a breeze, Sam at the front desk was awesome, room clean and updated comma spaces bathroom. Everything was great and I can't wait to go back again.
from Orlando, Florida
Submitted on 27-09-2016
Great location, few areas showing a little wear. Typical hotel breakfast, but not bad. You can walk to downtown restaurants and night life. Also close to campus. Parking on the street can be difficult at night. Parking garage is close.
Submitted on 30-09-2016
Everything from location to the staff was perfect! The hotel was clean, quiet, and well appointed. Breakfast was fresh with a good variety. NOTE: There may be fees for parking during the week since it is downtown.
from Charlotte, United States
Submitted on 03-10-2016
Friendly staff, clean rooms, great downtown location, parking can be an issue depending on time of year you visit. I din't use all the amenities but did see them and they looked clean and safe. Overall a very good value and I would recommend staying there again in the future.
Submitted on 06-10-2016
Let me start by saying Hurricane Matthew is about 30 hours away, so plenty of people are traveling inward to avoid the storm. With that being said, it‚??s hard to try to get a late check out or even extend your stay for another night. Yet, to treat guest differently in turn asking for the same request, is not acceptable! As a Diamond member, who travels with 2 other people at every hotel, our reservations are normally made by one person. Upon check-in, all parties present their own HH #, as wel... Read more
from Lockport, New York
Submitted on 07-10-2016
My family decided to evacuate last minute from Palm Coast to escape the hurricane path. Even though there was a Gators game scheduled, we were able to find a room at this hotel. And I am SO thankful we did. They have been nothing but gracious and understanding; allowing us to room with our pets and ride out this nasty storm. The snacks and drinks in the front lobby have been much appreciated and the staff has been nothing but kind, going above and beyond. After the cancellation of the game ... Read more
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 10-10-2016
We tried to cancel our reservation due to a category 4 hurricane ("Matthew") that affected the entire state of Florida, but we were told too bad, no cancellations, no refunds. Meanwhile, thousands of people headed inland away from the coast to avoid the hurricane, so I'm certain our room was re-booked. No way to treat a guest who stays in a Hilton hotel numerous times throughout the year.
from Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Submitted on 10-10-2016
I was forced to leave my home in St Augustine to flee the e er nearing Hurricane Matthew. I ended up in this hotel in Gainesville and I smell so happy I did! The staff were so kind and caring. All the guests were in my same situation, dazed, upset and scared about our future. This hotel snd its staff comforted us, fed us and kept us feeling positive!! I was truly amazed by their kindness.
from Edgewater, Florida
Submitted on 10-10-2016
My parents and daughter and I had an unplanned "vacation" as evacuees of a hurricane. We found a room here and could not have been happier we did. Pat and Tammy stand out as incredibly kind and caring staff that made our stay great.
from Gainesville, United States
Submitted on 12-10-2016
Great hotel great place to stay and amazing staff. The front desk staff was great as well as the housekeeping and breakfast staff. Extremely excited to return to this hotel and enjoy there amenities and close distant to everything
from Mobile, Alabama
Submitted on 14-10-2016
Clean, quiet and great friendly staff. Stayed for one night and really liked it. Great area with lots of really nice places to eat around it. Small park across the street. Valet parking $14 a night. Would highly recommend.
from St Augustine Florida
Submitted on 16-10-2016
Be aware that if you attending any kind of event being federal government or state government and they host your endeavor watch out for the waving of valet parking for the your stay and the event myself and my staff or greatly inconvenienced by this Revelation when we checked out.
from Fernandina Beach, United States
Submitted on 16-10-2016
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown has a superb staff. They treat you like family. Hotel Breakfast is outstanding as is Harry's restaurant right across the street, with a 10% discount for being a Hampton Inn guest.
from Wellington, Florida
Submitted on 18-10-2016
Great location near very good restaurants. Easy to get Uber for gator game. Our family was pleasantly surprised each time we walked into the lobby to find a nice spread of different drinks and snacks.
from Delray Beach, Florida
Submitted on 23-10-2016
My husband and I have stayed at this location twice now when we've had reasons to be in downtown Gainesville. The location is PERFECT for events happening centrally in the park, and is also conveniently located to Gainesville's BEST eateries and nightlife. As others have said, valet parking is $14/night. Parking is pretty tight in the area, so the convenience of valet parking makes it an easy decision to just go ahead and valet park your vehicle. Breakfast is complimentary in the mornings, but... Read more