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"Hotel is what you expect, a low cost room in an old hotel in a college town. Two miles north of the stadium, an acceptable stagger back to the room af ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 14 Sep 2016

Hotel Description

Motel near University of Florida in Gainesville

In Gainesville

You'll find University of Florida and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) within 3 miles (5 km) of this Gainesville motel. Shands at the University of Florida and Thomas Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. An outdoor pool is also provided.

Cable TV

The 72 guestrooms offer TVs with cable channels, as well as free local calls and free toiletries.

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Knights Inn Gainesville ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.0 out of 5 2.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Knights Inn Gainesville

Everyone (2)
3 out of 5

Acceptable place to crash after a Gators game.

Hotel is what you expect, a low cost room in an old hotel in a college town. Two miles north of the stadium, an acceptable stagger back to the room after a Gator's victory.

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016

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1 out of 5

Knights Inn motel

Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
Location: The location was the only thing that was ok
The Knights Inn needs to be completely renovated, it is totally outdated. The breakfast was a joke. The room was old and in need of repair. I would never stay there again.

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015

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5 out of 5

Hotel staff always friendly and good value

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
We have stayed here twice and will definitely stay here again. Hotel is older but in good condition. Beds are comfortable. Rooms come with microwave and refrigerator. Staff goes out of their way to accommodate your needs. Good location for visiting anyone at UF. Very quiet. Not on interstate like most chains in Gainesville so you don't have the traffic noise all night. Excellent value.

Posted by , from Tallahassee, FL on Apr 6, 2011

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1 out of 5

Basic Room, Disgusting Maintenance

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, clean
Cons: Poor breakfast, needs maintenance
Even at the low rate, this room was not worth it--I don't know if any maintenance has been done in decades. Peeling paint, peeling wallpaper, water stains, tacky repairs and fabric curtains that need to be trashed. The only reasons I stayed were: Low Price, Clean, Good Bed, No Bedbugs

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011

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2 out of 5

Economic only

For travelers on a shoestring budget, this is your hotel. Cheap, but that's what you pay for. The bed was lumpy, sunk in the middle. There were roaches at night. I went to ask the desk clerk something and he/she had left a note on the front door saying "I'll return in an hour". An hour passed, no clerk. And on and on. If you just need a bed, that's about all you're going to get. The location was good (close to the university), but the quality was extremely low. Again, you get what you pay for.

Posted by , from Kentucky on Feb 7, 2011

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2 out of 5

Fine for price

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
It was good for it being the cheapest price. King size bed, fridge, spacious room. A little sketchy but you're in a room so who cares. I think there might have been blood stains on the curtain though...

Posted by , from Gainesville, FL on Feb 5, 2011

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1 out of 5

This Hotel is old and in need of a major overhaul, The toilet in our room overflowed which causes a mess, staff moved us to a new room but the new roo

Pros: none
Cons: disappointment
This Hotel is old and in need of a major overhaul, Toilet stopped up in our room. The staff was good about moving us to another room, but the new room still needed repair. Would not stay here again

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011

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1 out of 5

Burn this place down!

It was available so we had to stay there. In hind site I would have rather slept in the truck. Wear shoes always and bring some Raid.

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011

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1 out of 5



Posted by on Jan 1, 2011

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4 out of 5

Memories of Howard Johnson's- Alive and Well in Gainesville

The Knights Inn in Gainesville is a recycled, 1950s-vintage Howard Johnson's. The ""Big Red Roof"" is now a ""Big Gray Roof"". The price was right, and the bed was one of the most comfortable I've slept in on the road. The room had a mini-refrigerator and microwave, quiet air conditioning and good lighting. Ok wireless and the TV remote was not chained to the nightstand. Not much to the ""continental breakfast"", but there is a Waffle House 10 minutes away and the grits were hot and ready. I make frequent trips to Gainesville and will definitely use the property again.

Posted by on Sep 24, 2008

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About the Knights Inn Gainesville

Location 2820 Nw 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32609

Property Features

Free breakfast is served. Public spaces have free WiFi. Knights Inn Gainesville also features an outdoor pool and an elevator (lift). Free self parking is available. This Gainesville motel is smoke free.

  • 72 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional) (8.4 km / 5.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Knights Inn Gainesville offers 72 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary toiletries. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Microwaves, refrigerators, and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Microwave available
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 1 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: USD 10 per day
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 25 lbs)


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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.

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 are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: USD 10 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Knights Inn Gainesville
  • Knights Inn Motel Gainesville
  • Knights Inn Gainesville Motel

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
*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.