5 BEST Hotels near the University of Florida

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Looking for a budget hotel near UF? How about a luxury hotel? No matter your needs or budget, these are our 5 favorite hotels in Gainesville near the University of Florida!

#1 – AC Hotel by Marriott Gainesville Downtown

AC Hotel by Marriott Gainesville Downtown

– $$$$

– 2-minute drive to UF

Boasting beautiful modern rooms and bathrooms so clean that they literally sparkle, is the AC Hotel by Marriott.

But not only are the rooms amazing – this hotel is equipped with a beautiful rooftop pool, an on-site bar, and some of the nicest staff in all of Gainesville. Some rooms include a free breakfast buffet!



#2 – Hampton Inn Suites – Gainesville Downtown

Hampton Inn Suites - Gainesville Downtown

– $$$

– 4-minute drive to UF

Well-located and well-reviewed, there’s a lot to love about Hampton Inn Suites!

But the best part of this hotel is the rooms. Big, spacious, clean, and cozy, they are equipped with fast wifi, flatscreen TVs, and big comfy beds and pillows. Free breakfast is served in the morning.



#3 – GatorTown Inn

GatorTown Inn

– $

– 5-minute drive to UF

If you are looking for a budget hotel in Gainsville, then GatorTown Inn is as good as it gets.

Rooms are big and clean and come equipped with a fridge, microwave, TV, carpet floors, and air conditioning. There is no breakfast served here, but you’ll be pleased to know the motel is well-located – near tons of restaurants and shopping.



#4 – Homewood Suites by Hilton Gainesville

Homewood Suites by Hilton Gainesville

– $$$$

– 6-minute drive to UF

Great for traveling families, Homewood Suites will be your home away from home!

Well-decorated, we love the large rooms, and that they are equipped with a living area and kitchenette. The staff are also super-friendly – always willing to help. Free breakfast is served in the morning.



#5 – Red Roof Inn PLUS + Gainesville

Red Roof Inn PLUS + Gainesville

– $$

– 7-minute drive to UF

Another great budget motel in the area is Red Roof Inn PLUS.

Have a swim in the outdoor pool, or just chill in your large, clean room. Rooms are equipped with a fridge, microwave, and cable TV. If you are traveling with a pet, you’ll be happy to know this is a pet-friendly motel!



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About the Author Aaron Hovanesian

Born in Los Angeles, Aaron Hovanesian is one of the original staff writers for Hotel Jules. Having backpacked the world as a young man, Aaron now prefers to travel the world in luxury, proudly staying in the world's most amazing hotels and properties.When Aaron is not traveling he lives in Western Colorado he can be found brewing his own beer (probably an IPA) or spending time with his two amazing golden retrievers.