"The staff was great. The location is great. The facility needs some maintenance and the dinning area could use a good cleaning. Its a little dated ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 26 Nov 2017

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Hotel Description

At Wyndham Garden Gainesville you'll be 3.3 km (2.1 mi) from University of Florida and 5 km (3.1 mi) from Florida Museum of Natural History. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free continental breakfast.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with cable channels, and all 197 rooms feature free WiFi, patios, and coffee/tea makers. Premium bedding and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Room service, safes, and hair dryers are also available.

At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. 15000 square feet (1394 square meters) of event facilities include a conference center, and other business amenities include a business center. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Gainesville hotel include Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$76 per night

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Wyndham Garden Gainesville ratings based on 70 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.1 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0
1 out of 5

Roaches in room, horrible smell in lobby/bar area

Pros: Beds were comfortable
Cons: Cleanliness.........smell............
Location: Location is good....near UF........away from busy Archer Road
I was very disappointed with the cleanliness of the room particularly the floors. They were filthy. Also we encountered a clogged sink and the safe inoperable. We reported these and were fixed in a timely manner. However the most disturbing of all was several roaches roaming around the room. In addition the hotel lobby and bar area reeked of a sewer like odor that was unbearable. We were in Gainesville for my daughter’s graduation along with many family members that also stayed at hotel and experienced the same disappointing and unacceptable conditions. We rented 6 rooms for multiple nights.

Posted by , from Miami on May 10, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 16, 2018 by Hotel Manager

Dear Guest, Thanks for your stay at our hotel. We are sorry that you had a very unpleasant stay at our hotel. We have seriously taken note of your comments about multiple issues as mentioned in the review, which made your stay undesirable. It is clear that we have let you down, and for that, we apologize. This is not an indication of how we normally do business, and I’m embarrassed by the quality of your experience. We have taken up the issue with our housekeeping, maintenance & management team and also instructed to take required action immediately. I hope you will generously give us another chance in the future. We take all comments seriously and will do better for you next time. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

3 out of 5

Nice location

Pros: Location
Cons: Not enough selections to watch on tv. Needs some upgrades.
Location: The lake on the property offers a great view from most rooms. Not far to dine or go the the stadium or campus.
The staff was great. The location is great. The facility needs some maintenance and the dinning area could use a good cleaning. Its a little dated but all and all I would stay there again if need be.

Posted by , from Port charlotte, Fl on Nov 26, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 30, 2017 by Webmaster

Hello Dan, Thanks for the stay and feedback. Hope you had a satisfactory stay. You can expect a further improved stay next time. Visit us again soon. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

4 out of 5

Renovations still in progress

This older hotel is convenient to UF and is undergoing renovations. My room was just fine, comfy bed, decent lighting, and impeccably clean. The elevator is a little scary looking. It rained so I couldn't use the pool though it appeared well maintained, and my schedule had me out early so I didn't have the complimentary breakfast. I would stay there again but my husband demands a bit more luxury.

Posted by , from Tampa on Jul 1, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 7, 2017 by Phillip

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Wyndham Garden Gainesville. We appreciate you sharing your comments and we hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

1 out of 5

Really bad

Pros: nothing
Cons: everything
Location: location is the only good thing about hotel
The lobby was shabby and depressing (big spider web with tenants next to front door). That was actually the best part of the experience. The halls are dirty, carpet worm, bad smell throughout (including the marijuana smell coming out of one of the rooms). Walls in hallways dirty and torn up. Blackout curtain had holes. Yes, you could see light coming in. Grounds are shabby and mostly weeds. Such potential....such a shame. No redeeming value note. We paid for two nights and gladly left after one night. My husband and I had trouble sleeping (nightmares of bed bugs) We have traveled all over the world and this is by far the worst hotel. 3 stars is an insult and a Wyndham name is offensive for what was offered. Not sure if I am more disappointed with Wyndham or Travelocity.

Posted by , from Miami, Fl on May 23, 2017

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3 out of 5

Recommend with warning, little worn

Rooms very clean Staff kind but over worked Door to hall was broken and common areas were worn and under renovation.

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

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2 out of 5

Wear your hardhat

Pros: Booked it because of proximity to UF
Cons: Cant list in only 150 characters. Read about our experience
Location: Close to UF if you have a student there.
We've stayed in this hotel in the past. The only thing that it has going for it is the deplorable hotels that surround it. Upon arriving at around 10 pm on Saturday, we were checked in. Besides the fact that we had to park literally a block away do to the construction dumpsters and construction equipment occupying a good portion of the parking space, the hallways and elevators were dusty from said construction. The website DOES NOT at any time warn the guests of construction going on. The host at the front desk, DID NOT tell us anything about the construction going on in the rooms. At 7:20 a.m. on Sunday, yes Sunday, the hammering and drilling began on the room directly on top of ours and on our hallway. When we called the front desk, they apologized and the hammering stopped, FOR 10 MINUTES! At 8:00 a.m. it all started again. We got up, went to check out and inquire if they make it a habit to keep the construction detail from the guests making reservations. The employee answered, "there are signs at the entrance of the hotel". NOT WHRE WE CAME IN, but even if there would've been, isn't that a little to late to find out??, I answered. Well, they gave us a $20.00 discount and checked us out. Thanks, next time I'm staying 15 minutes away at the HI. Much nicer and MUCH CHEAPER.

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016

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1 out of 5

Hotel pictures are deceiving

Pros: There was nothing I liked about this hotel. The pictures on Travelocity were deceiving and I would never stay again. As I'm trying to post this review its telling me I need to add more to what I liked about this hotel. I think I've wrote enough
Cons: The hotel was awful. The outside doors to get in with you room key were never locked so safety was one issue. The hallway carpet and room carpets were filthy and stained throughout the entire room. The elevator sounded like it was going to break and the carpet was torn. The walls in the room looked like they have never been painted. The hotel was loud. This hotel should be priced at $45 a night and not $109

Posted by on Oct 23, 2016

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2 out of 5

Not good

Very uncomfortable place unless you are a college kid, who doesn't care about being really clean and comfortable. Floors were filthy! Did not want to take my shoes off. Couldn't sleep! Other than that it was fine.

Posted by on Oct 8, 2016

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5 out of 5

Excellent Place to stay at even if it's for work

Pros: Centrally located and the price was right for the budget.
Cons: The pet friendly smell in the rooms and hallways. The smell of pet and cat urine is way too strong on the hallways and rooms.
Location: Was there for work so only came to sleep not much sightseeing was done.
Excellent and conveniently located hotel to stay at. It was a minute away from the place we were working at and the staff was very friendly and professional. The only thing i did not like and anyone booking this hotel should be aware of is that it is a pet-friendly hotel. I own a white dog, but always manage to leave him with his trainer because i am not crazy about animals sleeping on the bed with me or anyone or the smell of pet friendly rooms. Although i am super meticulous about my dog's cleanliness. I cannot say the same about everyone else reason why I prefer to stay at non-pet friendly hotels. Other than that, the hotel is superb.

Posted by , from Miami, FL on Sep 26, 2016

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3 out of 5
Hotel itself smelled like mildew and was dark and damp but rooms were fine.

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016

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Sep 22, 2016 by RAYN


About the Wyndham Garden Gainesville

Location 2900 Sw 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32608

Property Features

Wyndham Garden Gainesville offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 15000 square feet (1394 square meters) and includes a conference center. The business-friendly Wyndham Garden Gainesville also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. A roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times and an area shuttle are free. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Gainesville hotel is smoke free.

  • 197 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 10 conference rooms
  • 15000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1394 sq m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional) (13.2 km / 8.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Wyndham Garden Gainesville offers 197 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with cable channels. 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. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Microwaves, refrigerators, and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private patio
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Wyndham Garden Gainesville has a restaurant serving breakfast only.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests can swim in an outdoor pool or work out in an exercise facility that has treadmills, exercise bicycles, and weights. The hotel overlooks Biven's Arm Lake, which, like most bodies of water in Florida, houses alligators, among other creatures. The hotel is also located just north of Paynes Prairie Preserve, a 21,000-acre state park that offers fishing, boating, wildlife viewing, and several miles of hiking and biking trails. At least three golf courses are located within 10 miles. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


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
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 1:00 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Contact the property in advance to get details.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per week.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.00 per day.


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Early check-in fee: USD 40 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per week

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

Hotel Names

  • Paramount Hotel
  • Paramount Plaza
  • Paramount Plaza Gainesville
  • Paramount Plaza Hotel
  • Wyndham Garden Gainesville Hotel
  • Wyndham Garden Gainesville

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.