Americas Best Value Inn-University Of Florida / Shands - Gainesville

1900 Sw 13Th Street, Gainesville, United States, 32608  show map
 2 stars
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Americas Best Value Inn-University Of Florida / Shands - Gainesville

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Television in lobby

Overview

The 2-star Americas Best Value Inn-University Of Florida / Shands boasts close proximity to Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park, Florida Museum of Natural History and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field just 1.9 km away. Built in 1956, the world-class hotel was renovated in 2002.

The hotel is conveniently situated in a cultural area, close to a botanical garden and hills. The venue is located within 30 minutes' walk from Gainesville center.

Quick access to a stadium, bars and restaurants is provided.

Americas Best Value Inn-University Of Florida / Shands lies within 10 minutes’ drive to Gainesville Regional airport.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 76 non-smoking guestrooms. The guestrooms look out on the garden. Guests have access to a personal computer, cable TV, a safe, a fridge and a microwave available in each room.

Eat & Drink

The onsite restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine. The steakhouse Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse is located 200 meters from the property.

Services

The hotel provides a vending machine, a designated area for smoking and free self parking along with computer rental, a meeting room and a fax to fit the needs of all guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   76.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors

Services

  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant buffet
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1900 Sw 13Th Street, Gainesville, United States, 32608

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City Center
  • Gainesville
    1.6 mi
Airports
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Bahn Thai Restaurant (cuisine: Thai)
    300 ft
  • Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse (cuisine: Japanese)
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    76

Rooms and availability

Americas Best Value Inn-University Of Florida / Shands photos Room
Double Room
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Extra long beds
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Wake up service
Americas Best Value Inn-University Of Florida / Shands photos Room
King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Wake up service
Comfort Guest Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
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Americas Best Value Inn-University Of Florida / Shands Location

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Popular areas

Convention centers

  • University of Florida Convention Center2.0 mi

Amusement

  • Gator'cade1.2 mi
  • Happy Hour Billiards1.4 mi
  • Putt Putt Golf and Games2.1 mi
  • Amf Alley Katz Lanes2.5 mi

Historical sites

  • Alachua County Historic Trust1.7 mi

Stadiums

  • Stephen C. O'Connell Center1.4 mi

Museums

Parks

Universities, Institutes

  • Shands College of Medicine700 ft
  • City College1000 ft
  • Business and Pro Development Ctr1.5 mi

Business areas

Medical care and Hospitals

Local attractions

  • University of Florida Bat House1.5 mi
    Museum Road, Gainesville
  • Florida Museum of Natural History1.8 mi
    3215 Hull Road, Gainesville
  • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens1.9 mi
    S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville
  • Butterfly Rainforest1.8 mi
    SW 34th St. and Hull Road, Gainesville
  • Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art1.8 mi
    SW 34th St and Hull Rd, Gainesville

Restaurants nearby

  • Bahn Thai Restaurant300 ft

    Address: 1902 SW 13th St
    Phone: 352-335-1204

    Cuisine: Thai

  • Steak 'n Shake800 ft

    Address: 1610 S.W. 13th Street
    Phone: 352-376-0588

    63% likes this, based on 32 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Blue Gill1600 ft

    Address: 1310 SW 13th Street
    Phone: 352-872-5181

    75% likes this, based on 40 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse600 ft

    Address: 1624 SW 13th St
    Phone: 352.373.1076

    67% likes this, based on 23 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese

  • La Tienda Latina1000 ft

    Address: 2204 SW 13th St
    Phone: 352-367-0022

    68% likes this, based on 61 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Price Range: USD 5 - USD 10

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    76
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Americas Best Value Inn-University Of Florida / Shands Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Americas Best Value Inn-University Of Florida / Shands

Average guest rating

7.8out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 14 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    5.8

    kind people and quiet air.

    dead cockroaches everywhere... biggest one was as big as my thumb. never vacuumed over a week. And embarrasing breakfest..

  • Family with children
    8.8

    This motel was quite comfortable, and cleanliness was A+. (I checked thoroughly!) The owner/manager was friendly and honestly concerned about making sure our accomondations were perfect. Even though this is an older property, the beds were great and the room & bathroom were nice and clean.

    Everything was fine.

  • Single
    5.8

    the only reason i stayed was becuase it was pet friendly..budget hotel looks like it hasnt been renovated since the eighties..very old outdated not very clean..rooms have small window feels like jail cell

    Outdated cold dark rooms.not comfortable at all depressing small windows

  • Couple
    4.2

    close to campus

    I supposedly booked non smoking room but the manager said all they had was smoking rooms even though the hotel did not look like it was sold out. it really bothered my allergies and i had a terrible night sleep

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Great location!!! Older motel but very clean and quiet. Very nice pool!! If your visiting the campus it's walking distance.

    No blow dryer or iron in the room, though available from the front desk.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    The staff was very very kind! The rooms were nice and clean, albeit a bit older, but come on you have to appreciate an older establishment like this. I would highly recommend it!

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    Hotel staff did help us very well.

    Old building need face lift bad and need more electrical outlet in room. Also when you working in lobby, some kind of smell is very strong.

  • Single
    7.0

    Helpful staff, Large room, they had a pool, It was close to the University of Florida

    I foudn a small dead roach round the side of some furnicture

  • Single
    2.8

    Cockroachs in room, towels were spotted with what appeared to be blood and smelled. Various shady looking characters roaming streets around unsecured hotel grounds, including some women of possible ill-repute. Took extended time to check in. I plan to contact local code officials regarding room conditions.

  • Group of friends
    4.2

    proximity to the downtown Gainesville area

    Room was in poor shape. Stains on wall and sheets, hairs on towels, poorly repaired plumbing and ventilation, cockroaches on floor.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Had a strong smell upon entering.

  • Older travelers
    4.6

    that we could park our car in front of the room

    towels were tiny and really scratchy. Toilets really loud flush...you could hear the ones in the other room.Rooms could be cleaner..I found a tissue in my covers...yuck! good thing I brough lysol.

  • Single
    7.0

    Location is close to UF veterinary hospital where I was visiting. A reasonable selection of restaurants nearby. As a solo woman travelling I felt safe in the area.

    The place is a bit old and could do with a paint job but for the price the bed was comfortable and everything was clean.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1900 Sw 13Th Street, Gainesville, United States, 32608

Get directions
City Center
  • Gainesville
    1.6 mi
Airports
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Bahn Thai Restaurant (cuisine: Thai)
    300 ft
  • Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse (cuisine: Japanese)
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    76