A Comparison of Luxury Hotels in Gainesville, FL

Visitors to the northern Florida city of Gainesville have their pick of numerous accommodation options – including several luxury hotels.

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Hotel Eleo

University accommodation may be better known for insalubrious student digs, but Hotel Eleo certainly bucks that trend. Situated on the University of Florida, the upscale hotel features some top-notch amenities including a stylish restaurant and bar, a convenience star, a terrace and a 24-hour gym. Guest rooms also impress with their floor-to-ceiling windows, minimalist design aesthetic, flat-screen TVs and Nespresso machines. Some upgraded rooms also come with scenic lake views. The many shops, restaurants, museums, theatres and parks of Downtown Gainesville are less than a 10-minute drive away. From $145 per night.

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AC Mariott

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Located a short walk from Downtown, this hotel combines a prime location with some great facilities. Among the most notable are a rooftop terrace complete with its own fire pit, an outdoor pool lined with sunloungers, a gymnasium and a chic tapas bar. Guest rooms are decked out in neutral colours and are equipped with TVs and tea/coffee-makers. Those arriving in their own transport can make use of free on-site parking and for culture vultures the Harn Museum of Art and Hippodrome State Theater are both within walking distance. From $163 per night.

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Hotel Indigo

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If you’re happy to be based outside the city centre, this contemporary hotel in Gainesville’s eastern suburbs may well fit the bill. Set inside a mixed-use development, guests at the hotel have shops, theatres, restaurants and bars on their doorstep, while on-site there are amenities including an outdoor pool, a gym and 24-hour front desk. Each of the brightly decorated guest rooms comes with a flat-screen TV, a desk and a private bathroom. Beyond the hotel’s immediate surroundings, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Rainforest and the University of Florida are all a short drive away. From $195 per night.

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