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Pet friendly, comfortable beds and good location. The first room we were put in smelled strongly of chemicals, so we switched. The second was musty and damp.
Hotel was clean and quiet. Lack of breakfast is a definite downside. Coffee was not always available (ran out). A brown bag breakfast, fruit, yogurt, ... would be adequate.
Clean, easy to get to, walking distance from restaurants
1st room the heat didn't work, shower still had soap bubbles on walls, and hair in it. Beds had hair under covers. Changed rooms; heat worked, but this room too had hair on shower walls. Beds were worn out and lumpy, as we're the pillows. Will never use a red roof again
Everything. Nice friendly staff. Excellent location.
Rooms was very clean !nd the floor was great to walk on. Everything was good
Staff was extremely friendly. Everything was clean! There was an occasional dog bark. Never at night though.
The upgrade of the new Plus motels is quite nice, compabable to other better motels. The complete lack of any food for breakfast is a serious downside, especially when travelling with family. Altough the motel itself is very nice, those comparable motels with food would trump it.
Room modernized and looked new. Near lots of food and shopping. Hotel is in a very busy area. Mattress not bad but could be more comfortable.
Good value. Rooms were clearly upgraded and clean.
I have stayed at The Lodge many times over the last 25 years. The hotel is still relevant and in good shape. The staff is excellent. The office facility is very good. The popcorn and bar in the evening, with a fireplace, is a great place to relax after a long day. The office used to have two computers and now has one. I had to wait a few minutes to be able to get some work done. Not a big deal but maybe something that could be addressed.
Price Lobby Location for UF Chemical cleaning smell in room
Room we stayed in was huge! Our room had 2 double beds, and we had a pack & play for our baby. The room was so big that the pack & play didn't get in the way at all. Our 1-year-old & 3-year-old still had plenty of room to play on the floor with their new Christmas toys while we still had room to walk around. The lobby area is great with the lodge theme, sitting areas and fireplace in the middle. We also liked the Christmas decorations: Christmas tree, reindeer and nativity scene! Very good breakfast & good coffee! Very good price as well. Rooms are a little dated (but still very clean). No fridge or microwave in the room we stayed in (not a huge issue, but could've been helpful, and many other hotels include them nowadays).
nice facility, comfortable clean room Noisy hallways, staff, breakfast was awful
Clean comfortable room, pillow top bed, hot breakfast, helpful friendly staff. Great value for the money. Nothing
Comfortable, nice bar area, cozy. Clean Bar tender not quite with it. breakfast waffle maker a mess and needs instructions posted better.
The rooms are large, bathrooms nicely updated, however, found quite a bit of "stuff" under the bed. Front desk staff is lovely , evening cocktail hour is a pleasant addition. Pool and hot tub are always a plus. On check in I requested and received a handicapped first floor room by the pool, makes it possible to spend some time with my daughters. We had to go over to Shands for cardiac testing for my 17 year old and it was great to be able to look forward to relaxing at the pool afterward. The general manager, Tim, had scheduled parking lot renovation for the weekend we were there. When we returned to the hotel the majority of the parking lot was blocked off and we were unable to park near the entrance closest to our room. As the entire parking lot appeared to be blocked off I stopped my car at the main entrance and went to the desk to ask where I was supposed to park. When I was told that I would have to park on the far back side of the hotel, this would require a walk of more than 300 feet, I explained that I have heart failure, I need a new heart, and that I'm not able to do that. I asked why on check in I wasn't informed that I wouldn't be able to park close to an entrance by my handicapped room. At this point Tim came from the area behind the desk telling the desk clerk that he would handle this. he informed me that there were handicapped spots on all sides of the building, so surely I could find one to use. I attempted to explain that not all handicapped people are alike, so not all handicapped spots are alike, and what my physical limitations are, but Tim talked over me saying we can move your room. I explained again the purpose of asking to be by the pool was to be able to spend time with my daughters, and moving me to another wing made it impossible for me to spend time by the pool with them. I asked for a workable solution where I didn't have to pack up all of our stuff, move our room, and not be able to spend time with my daughters. Time then said he would have someone "hold" a handicapped space (again on the far side of the building) for me, I then pointed out that this was in fact illegal, and the situation currently made the hotel non compliant with the ADA. Tim frequently yelled at me during this exchange,pointed out that he was the GM so there was nothing that would be done. When I asked who the owner is he snapped "Wells Fargo bank" at this point I gave up on finding a workable solution as the chest pain had started, I went to my car, and drove to the far side of the hotel, maneuvering around the construction equipment, having one construction worker wave me through and another then drive a piece of equipment almost into me. I finally get in a spot, and we start the walk to our room. (Had I known about the construction I would have brought my wheelchair like I do when walking distances is required, the hospital loans them for visitors and I mistakenly assumed I wouldn't have a great distance to walk). Instead of being with my girls I went to bed. Since my diagnosis five years ago I take every chance I can to make memories with my daughters, and this trip could have been filled with fun memories for them, instead it was a stark reminder of what heart failure has taken from our family. Tim could have found a way to make the situation work with my physical limitations, instead he wanted to show me that he was the boss, and he made all the rules.
The rooms were very clean. The decor of the hotel was nice. The breakfast selection was extensive.
The room we stayed in was adequate but not great by any means. This property is very old but has great potential. The room that we stayed in faced the court yard and had very tranquil qualities when we opened up the sliding glass door. Property needs an upgrade really bad. Location off I-75 is great and local dining places are very close. This is a 2 to 3 star hotel at best with above average hotel rates. Owners and management need to upgrade the rooms and stop using caulk to cure 30 year old problems. Faucets and fixtures are from the 70's and should all be replaced. Has potential to be a great 4 star hotel. Would stop here again on business or leisure but not until the place has had a face lift.
The lighting was terrible in the room but the bed and pillows were great. The room overlooked the parking lot and was a bit noisy. The breakfast was ok. It was a little pricy considering.
Walkin shower was nice.
Drove down from Chicago, almost made it to our destination in Tampa but decided to find a mid-range priced hotel to stay. Found Sleep Inn and could not have been more satisfied with the stay. Check in took about a minute and we were upstairs in our room. The parking lot was well lit as we had our locked bicycles on the back and the room was spacious and comfy. Bathroom was clean and shower had good water pressure. Free breakfast was also a huge plus. There was nothing not to like. We enjoyed our overnight stay and would look to stay again on our next drive to Florida.
Free breakfast Hotel IDF located right in highway. Rooms have poor isolation and cars noise is disturbing a good night sleep
GUEST OFFICE SAVED THE DAY WE HAD A DRINK SPILL ON SOME FORMS THAT WE NEED MY WIFE RAN DOWN TO THE OFFICE SAVED THE DAY. THE BREAKFAST IN LOBBY IS NICE WE ENJOYED ARE STAY USB CHARGING PORTS ARE 1.0A OK FOR A PHONE NOT A TABLET A TABLET NEEDS 2.0A
It was clean and comfy. A bit pricey, but it was worth getting away for a few days!
I enjoyed the breakfast buffet because it also had a nice selection of fruit and a wonderful fruit medley. Of coarse it had the regular breakfast items. We really could not sleep well,because our room was attached to a adjoining room and that room kept there tv on all night loud. We ask for another room but there were no other non- smoking room available. I think they should work on sound proofing these rooms for people who would just like a good night sleep. Needless to say we were tired at our meeting next day.
Staff was excellent. The lady at the check in went above and beyond helping my elderly mother to the room
Everything in this hotel is Excellent. The best hotel for the price. We definitely come back.
Easy check in/out, cookies and coffee in lobby all the time, hot tub and pool, free wifi in room Woke up with multiple bites on my legs. Sheets were old and had holes and stains. Housekeeping service was variable. One day towels and sheets replaced, place felt clean. Other day bed was made but sheets not changed. Old and run down bathroom, paint chipping off walls, rust in sink and tub. Musty and damp smell in general. You can definitely tell this is a much older place attempting a rebranding. Needs an overhaul of the facilities, and an exterminator
Very helpful staff. I had been waiting for a fax to arrive at the hotel number and in the mean time they let me use the business center even well after my checkout. This was very useful for me. They also carried the fax to the business center when it arrived. Had to park a little far at night when I was least willing to walk.
Free breakfast. Clean room. Polite staff.
Convenient location, easy parking, good hot breakfast every morning, quiet room, friendly staff. Perfect for business trip - one less thing I had to worry about. Nothing really; reason why I have stayed twice now when on business.
The room had a slight stale smell, which even with the A/C on would persist.
Rooms are small and noisy. We could hear people in the rooms next door . Not much insulation between walls of rooms .
The room size, cleanliness and breakfast buffet.
Staff and room were great. We have stayed in many hotels in Gainesville, this is one we keep going back to. Air conditioner blew on to the bed closest to it.
Off exit. Many restaurants and commercial.
Very clean quite. Staff was very nice and helpful. Close to Shands Hospital and plenty of restaurant's make it convenient
This was a well appointed, well run hotel with great service and a great breakfast
Nothing Over priced, rude staff, no receipt, no newspaper, location poor.
It's always a great stay. I always seek out Courtyard when I travel.
Too close to Interstate traffic noise, no complimentary breakfast
Loved the bistro, happy hour, and the included breakfast was amazing!! Great friendly staff!!
clean room. good beds not enough computer stations in lounge
I like the courteous staff especially the desk attendant at the desk in the evening, he exhibited great customer service and was very friendly. The bed was comfortable as well. The bathroom in side our room smelled like that a a gas station. It emitted an odor even after cleaned.
location value parking building access breakfast
The cleaning staffs, they are very nice!! There was a young lady whose argue with me soon as I get here, which made me very unhappy with her, but that's okay, and she work at the front desk, they told this hotel I would arrive late Wednesday, n the change me still for Tuesday, not fair, should be only time people stay, that's highway robbery!
Complimentary breakfast was poor in nature. No one tended when food was out. Food area was not clean and quite messy. Selection was poor at best. - fitness center was broken down. I was not informed of this when i checked in even though i inquired about the location of the fitness center. - Shower tub in room was dirty
We liked the wood floors, pillows, cleanliness, all the basic amenities. Cleaning chemical smell upon entering our room. Front desk check in guy said OK to my paying cash upon check out and proceeded to charge my card upon check in without telling me. Manager apologized.
Room was really nice. Really close to stores and a few mile down from campus and downtown. The fact that they didn't tell me that my room was a smoking one. when we went into our room you could smell the smoke, my boyfriend open a window to see if it would help eliminate the smell. We had to go febreze because we couldn't take the smell.there was iron or iron board again my boyfriend had to go to the front desk and get one.
Nothing.. Everything about this place.. My mom and I were in Gainesville to bring my dog for radiation therapy and the vet hospital was not able to start her treatment last week so we only stayed 1 night only.. And They won't refund our money for the days we didn't stay.. Place is creapy an indoor motel that's "dog friendly" so you have to bring ur dog inside and up stairs.. Would Not Recommend This Motel To Anyone!!
The beds seemed clean and the floors were fairly new laminate There were a terrible musty smell through the entire hall. The outlet in the restroom was pushed into the wall and not supportive of a phone charger. When the front desk called to confirm everything was "perfect" we informed them of the smell and outlet and he didn't tell us anything helpful. When we asked about the smell later that night he told us it must have just been the air fresher they spray. The rooms were gross, the floor was sticky and moist, and other guests wee complaining also. We didn't even try the "free breakfast" since when we checked on we saw a large amount of the food still out from the morning before we checked in.
The staff, location, and parking are nice. The beds are rock hard, I had a roach crawl out from under the bed, and the toilet was not level. I don't know how to not make a toilet level but they figured it out.
The location The room smell smoke even if I reserved a non smoking room
Very clean well maintained friendly staff breakfast- simple but sufficient Value thin walls
Breakfast was good Clean Good value No carpet in room
I loved the wood floors.. I would stay again the Bathrooms need to be updated lot of rust and patch work, and roaches bathroom ..( not cool) Visit was 11/18-11/20 room 216
It all kind of runs together... see, I was on the road for two weeks and stayed at like 10 hotels in a row, and a lot of them were Holiday Inn's. That's sort of a good thing because I learned that IHG offers a consistent product, where other brands vary greatly from hotel to hotel. We had planned to stay here and go to some bars in the area, but the time difference made us arrive as last call was hitting. I think we just hit the hay and woke up the next day to continue on our way. Not even sure if we got to have the free breakfast. The fact that I can't remember much in specific is a positive, because apparently I had nothing to super complain about.
When I made my reservation I asked for a double room. When I checked in all they had was a smoking room. I had no choice but to stay since I paid online. I wouldn't have maid my reservation if that's all the rooms they had. Other than that the hotel was ok.