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Staybridge Suites Gainesville I-75 - Gainesville - Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
La Quinta by Wyndham Gainesville - Gainesville - Bedroom
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Best Western Gateway Grand
8.3 Very good
Airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Hampton Inn Gainesville
8.8 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

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Top tips for finding Gainesville hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Gainesville, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Gainesville in May and July.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Gainesville if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Gainesville hotel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Gainesville found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $61, while the most expensive was $278.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Gainesville for 1 day.
  • If you intend to take part in walking tours while in Gainesville, you should consider staying at the Rodeway Inn Gainesville - University Area or the Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands, as they are close to destinations like the Butterfly Rainforest, The Helyx Bridge, and Andy Quest. Both hotels boast complimentary breakfast, a minibar, private bathrooms and express check-in/check-out. It’s worth noting that when staying at any, you can watch a movie at the Hippodrome State Theater, as it is a short distance from the hotels.
  • Travelers interested in visiting the Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation or the University of Florida Bat House should book their stay at the Quality Inn University North I-75. This hotel features an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and a coffee maker. The Gainesville Lodge and the Econo Lodge University are other hotels close to these attractions.
  • Travelers who’d like to visit the University of Florida are welcome to stay at the Super 8 by Wyndham Gainesville, since it is close to the University. This hotel boasts tastefully furnished rooms with amenities such as an outdoor pool, room service and daily housekeeping. The Quality Inn Gainesville is another famous hotel near the University.
  • If you’d like to stay in the outskirts of Gainesville, you should consider booking your stay at the Americas Best Value Inn – Gainesville. The hotel features include cable Tv, increased accessibility, wake up service and a clothes rack. Other notable hotels you should look at include the Best Western Gateway Grand and the Green Room. Despite them not being in the city center, they are easily accessible due to a good road network.
  • If you may have a last-minute change of plans, it is in your best interest to book a hotel that offers a free cancellation. The Drury Inn Suites Gainesville is one such hotel. The hotel features include complimentary toiletries, an elevator, a bathtub and a spa bath. The Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Gainesville, FL, are two other hotels that provide complimentary cancellations.
  • Gainesville is a college town in northern Florida, and because of it, much of the city is dominated by the University of Florida campus. Many hotels in Gainesville are located nearby, like Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, Holiday Inn Gainesville, and AC Hotel By Marriott.
  • Gainesville is surrounded by incredible natural landscapes, and it boasts several parks. Consisting of more than 125 acres of wetlands and ponds, Sweetwater Wetlands Park is a hub for bird-watchers and overall nature-lovers, with its boardwalk trails and ranger-led tours. There are a few accommodation options along SW 13th Street, about 1-2 miles away from the park, including Gator Town Inn, Budget Inn, and Wyndham Garden Gainesville.
  • Downtown is a great place to be located as you are near all the major shopping places and can roam around the great Union Street Farmer’s Market, which takes place every Wednesday, during the day, or go see a movie at Hippodrome State Theatre at night. There you have a few lodging options, like the more affordable Gainesville Lodge, or the more high-end Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown.
  • The city offers a great variety of museums and art galleries, with some of the biggest attractions being the Florida Museum of Natural History, with its Butterfly Rainforest, and the Harn Museum of Art, which displays a great collection of African and Asian works. They are both very close to each other on Hull Road, with both the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville and Aloft Gainesville University Area being within walking distance.
  • Nature lovers traveling on a budget are in luck in Gainesville. One of the most affordable areas in the city is actually near both Clear Lake Nature Park and Split Rock Conservation Area. Accommodation options there include a Baymont by Wyndham, a La Quinta Inn, and a Quality Inn.

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