4.2 out of 5

"We were pleasantly surprised by the hotel for the money. It was clean, modern, comfortable and many amenities. The breakfast was excellent, and we had ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 11 Apr 2017

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Hotel Description

Comfort Inn University puts you in the center of Gainesville, 3.1 km (1.9 mi) from Florida Museum of Natural History and 3.7 km (2.3 mi) from Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Highlights at this hotel include free breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

All 83 rooms feature TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Safes, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and seasonal outdoor swimming pool. 600 square feet (54 square meters) of event facilities include a meeting room, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of free RV/bus/truck parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute drive of this Gainesville hotel include University of Florida and Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$82 per night

Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Pet Friendly)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Comfort Inn University ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

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

Very nice, modern and affordable!

Pros: clean, modern, amenities, little extras, helpful staff, great location
Cons: the computer was slow
Location: didn't have time, were here on a one day campus visit (USF)
We were pleasantly surprised by the hotel for the money. It was clean, modern, comfortable and many amenities. The breakfast was excellent, and we had everything we needed the entire time there. Will stay again for sure!

Posted by , from Sarsota, FL. on Apr 11, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 20, 2017 by Comfort Inn

Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay with us. I will take a look at the computer and correct the issue you endured. I am glad that you enjoyed the amenities during your stay. We look forward to your next arrival and thank you again for informing me about your stay.

4 out of 5

Parking issues

Good desk service and clean, quiet, and spacious room. Parking lot was a nightmare, with construction going on and large vehicles wedged in.

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 29, 2016 by Comfort Inn

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Rosa Carter

4 out of 5
Pros: Customer service.
Location: Location is perfect. Close to UF and I 75
I arrived before 3:00 pm and I was accommodated. Change my room without any problems.

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 29, 2016 by Comfort Inn

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Rosa Carter

5 out of 5

Very satisfied

My experience was phenomenal compared to my last stay at a near by hotel .I will stay there for the remainder of my job assignment.

Posted by , from Athens ,Ga on May 20, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 7, 2016 by comfortinn

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

2 out of 5

Not good experience!!

I have to switch three rooms and eventually the fourth one was ok, meaning the A/C in it was not making a rattling noise! And the toilet was not dripping constantly where I can hear it even when the bathroom door was closed! It appears as if they were doing some renovations in the rooms and they were not ready! The hallways stinks of smkoing smell!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015

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5 out of 5

Gainesville Rock City---Hometown of Less Than Jake

Great place, nice breakfast, no complaints and they even upgraded our room to a suite for no apparent reason....will stay here again....

Posted by , from NYC, NY on Sep 15, 2013

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3 out of 5

Comfort Inn Gainesville, FL

Desk clerk and breakfast assistant were very friendly. Woke up to a very humid room, not hot, but paper was moist!

Posted by on Oct 19, 2009

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5 out of 5

Awesome hotel!

We stayed here for one night while in Gainesville for a college interview and it was super comfortable. The staff was warm and friendly, our room with one king bed was very spacious, had a kitchenette complete with fridge, sink, cupboards and coffee maker. There were comfy chairs and a table, tv, iron and ironing board, hairdryer. I have learned not to take these things for granted and usually bring everything with when I find a room at an amazing price like this one was through the discount website. There was a pool and hot tub outside which we didn't have time to enjoy but I did see the exercise room walking by and it was big and well stocked. The free breakfast was great! Self-serve waffle maker, hard-boiled eggs, hot and cold cereal, all the usual pastries and bagels, three different juices, coffee... my only suggestion would be some real cream instead of the non-dairy creamers . Overall, the place was clean and comfortable and very well attended. The welcome card in the room said that they wanted their service to be such that guests would rave about it... and it was!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2009

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4 out of 5

Good and Clean

Not posh, but very clean and comfortable. Front desk friendly and over all experience pleasant.

Posted by on Feb 27, 2009

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5 out of 5

Nice place

The Hotel was very nice. Very friendly staff. The only problem I had was I booked a non-smoking room, and got stuck on the smoking floor which was a mistake by online travel website that they did not fix.

Posted by on Nov 27, 2008

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Property Features

Comfort Inn University offers its guests an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Free breakfast is available. Event space at this hotel measures 600 square feet (54 square meters). The business-friendly Comfort Inn University also features coffee/tea in a common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available.

  • 1 building
  • 83 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 600 sq ft of conference space
  • 54 sq m of conference space
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Jacksonville, FL (JAX-Jacksonville Intl.) (138.5 km / 86.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Comfort Inn University offers 83 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, 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). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • In-room safe fee: USD 1.50 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Comfort Inn University Gainesville
  • Comfort Inn University Hotel Gainesville
  • Gainesville Comfort Inn
  • Comfort Inn West Hotel Gainesville
  • Comfort Inn Gainesville

You should know

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.