Where to Stay

Need assistance in finding a place to stay for an extended visit? Here are some options in Gainesville available to our patients and families.

Transportation, Lodging and Care Program

TLC hotels provide discounted room rates for patients and families. They also provide shuttle services to UF Health. For more information, please call 352-265-0005.

Transplant Housing

Transplant patients may be required to stay near UF Health after their surgery. If you live further than one hour away, a social worker can help find temporary housing. UF Health contracts with apartment complexes and extended stay hotels. These locations offer all-inclusive apartments at low cost to families who need to stay in the area. There is a limited amount of financial assistance available for this service. Call patient and family resources at 352.265.0224 for more information, or ask your nurse to connect you with a social worker.

Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House provides lodging for families of children being treated at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital and UF Health clinics.

To arrange to stay at the house, contact UF Health Admissions at 352-265-0236.

Local Hotels and Motels in Gainesville

UF Health Shands Hospital in no way endorses or recommends these hotels. The following list and map are provided solely for your convenience. Rates were updated as of August 2021 and are subject to change and availability.

Cost: $51-75 per day

All rates are subject to change and based on availability

Baymont Inn & Suites
6901 NW 4th Blvd
352.332.8292
Distance: 8 miles

  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Limited pet friendly
  • Fitness center, outdoor pool, laundry room

EconoLodge
2649 SW 13th Street
352.373.7816
Distance: 1.5 miles

  • Non-smoking and handicap-accessible rooms
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Refrigerator/microwave in all rooms

Days Inn by Wyndham
920 NW 69th Terr
352.389.5631
Distance: 7.3 miles

  • Complimentary wifi
  • Pet friendly
  • Fitness center; pool

Motel 6
7413 W Newberry Rd
352.373.1604
Distance: 6 miles

  • Pets allowed
  • Free coffee 7 - 10 a.m.
  • Pool

Quality Inn - University
2435 SW 13th Street
352.373.6500
Distance: 1 mile

  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Pet friendly
  • Refrigerator/microwave
  • Pool

Red Roof Inn PLUS+
3500 SW 42nd Street
352.336.3311
Distance: 3 miles

  • Pet friendly
  • Pool 
  • 24-hour coffee service
  • Complimentary wif

Sleep Inn
4110 WW 40th Boulevard
352.376.4145
Distance: 3 miles

  • Complimentary airport shuttle
  • Pool
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary breakfast

Stayable Suites Gainesville
2900 SW 13th Street
352.377.4000
Distance: 1 mile

  • Private balconies/patios
  • Pool
  • Fitness center

Woodspring Suites
5505 SW 41st Blvd
352.672.6008
Distance: 4 miles

  • Complimentary wifi
  • Full kitchen with stove

TownePlace Suites by Marriott
7451 W Newberry Rd
352.415.1111
Distance: 6.1 miles

  • Handicap-accessible rooms
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Pet friendly ($75 fee applies)
  • Extended-stay discounts
  • Fitness center; pool, laundry room

    Cost: $76-110 per day

    All rates are subject to change and based on availability

    Aloft
    3743 Hull Rd
    352.378.1100
    Distance: 2.6 miles

    • Complimentary wifi
    • Pool
    • Pet friendly (call for details)
    • Fitness center

    Best Western - Gateway Grand
    4200 NW 97th Boulevard
    352.331.3336
    Distance: 10 miles

    • Complimentary continental breakfast
    • Complimentary wifi
    • Pet friendly ($20/night)
    • Coffee-maker in room
    • Fitness center; pool

    Comfort Inn - University
    3440 SW 40th Blvd
    352.264.1771
    Distance: 3.5 miles

    • Complimentary continental breakfast
    • Complimentary wifi
    • Pet friendly (fees apply)
    • Refrigerator/microwave in room
    • 24 hour fitness center; pool
    • Shuttle service Monday-Friday

    Comfort Suites Gainesville (15% discount for patients)
    2603 SW 13th St.
    352.519.0000
    Distance: 0.9 miles

    • Non-smoking and handicap-accessible rooms
    • Complimentary wifi
    • Pet friendly
    • Fitness center, pool
    • Shuttle Service: Yes (Appointment needed)
    • Refrigerator and microwave in room
    • Fire pit and grill
    • Extended stay discounts

    Country Inn & Suites
    4015 SW 43rd St
    352.375.1550
    Distance: 4 miles

    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Complimentary wifi
    • Refrigerator/microwave in rooms
    • Valet
    • Fitness center; indoor heated pool/spa
    • Business Center
    • Laundry room

      Double Tree
      3726 SW 40th Blvd
      352.375.2400
      Distance: 3 miles

      • Restaurant on-site
      • Happy hour
      • Fitness center and pool
      • Valet

      Drury Inn & Suites
      4000 SW 40th Blvd
      352.372.5600
      Distance: 3 miles

      • Pet friendly ($35/night)
      • Pool
      • Fitness center
      • Complimentary wifi and breakfast

      Extended Stay America
      3600 SW 42nd Street
      352.375.0073
      800.398.7829
      Distance: 4 miles

      • Non-smoking and handicap-accessible rooms
      • Grab-n-go breakfast
      • Efficiencies & kitchenettes
      • Pet friendly rooms available
      • Coin-operated laundry room

      Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
      3877 SW 37th Blvd
      352.745.7777
      Distance: 2.8 miles

      • Complimentary wifi and breakfast
      • Pool and fitness center

      Hampton Inn
      4225 SW 40th Blvd
      352.371.4171
      Distance: 3 miles

      • Complimentary breakfast
      • Complimentary wifi
      • Fitness center; heated saltwater pool
      • Pet friendly

      Hilton Garden Inn
      4075 SW 33rd Place
      352.338.1466
      Distance: 3 miles

      • Complimentary wifi
      • Room service
      • Refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker in room
      • Fitness center, pool and whirlpool
      • HD TVs

      Holiday Inn - University
      1250 W University Avenue
      352.36.1661
      Distance: 1 mile

      • Mini refrigerator and microwave in room
      • Fitness center, pool
      • Complimentary wifi
      • Sit-down cafe
      • No pets

        hom Hotel & Suites
        3905 SW 43rd Street
        352.376.0004

        • Kid friendly

        Residence Inn by Marriott
        3275 SW 40th Blvd
        352.264.0000
        Distance: 3 miles

        • Complimentary breakfast
        • Complimentary wifi
        • Pet friendly
        • 24 hour fitness center, pool

        Springhill Suites by Marriott
        4155 SW 40th Blvd
        352.376.8873
        Distance: 3 miles

        • Complimentary breakfast
        • Complimentary wifi
        • Extended-stay discounts (ask for Marcia Teague, manager)
        • Refrigerator and microwave in rooms
        • Fitness center, laundry room
        • No pets

          Cost: $111-149 per day

          All rates are subject to change and based on availability

          Courtyard by Marriott
          3700 SW 42nd St
          352.335.9100
          Distance: 3 miles

          • Non-smoking and handicap-accessible rooms
          • Complimentary wifi
          • Restaurant
          • 24 hour fitness center, heated pool
          • No pets

          Hilton University
          1714 SW 34th Street
          352.371.3600
          Distance: 2 miles

          • Complimentary wifi
          • Pool and fitness center
          • Restaurant and lounge
          • Room service
          • Refrigerator and microwave in room
          • Complimentary in-town van service (by appointment)
          • Pet friendly ($88/night)

          Holiday Inn Express & Suites
          3370 SW 42nd Street
          352.378.1300
          Distance: 3.2 miles

          • Complimentary breakfast
          • Complimentary wifi
          • Service animals only
          • Fitness center, pool, laundry room

          Home2 Suites
          2115 SW 13th Street
          352.372.1025
          Distance: 1 mile

          • New hotel
          • Complimentary breakfast
          • Pets allowed (fee is $85)
          • Extended-stay discounts and suites available
          • Long-term rates
          • Fitness room, pool

          Homewood Suites
          3333 SW 42nd Blvd
          352.335.3133
          Distance: 4 miles

          • Complimentary breakfast
          • Complimentary wifi for Hilton Honors members
          • Pet friendly: Yes ($65 fee)
          • Fitness center, outdoor pool, laundry room

          Hotel ELEO at the University of Florida
          1514 SW 14th Street
          352.565.3536

          • Complimentary WiFi
          • Restaurant
          • Extended stay discount (CODE:NEGPNT)
          • Shuttle Service: Yes
          • No pets

          Hotel Indigo
          5020 SW 30th LN
          352.240.8900
          Distance: 4 miles

          • Pet friendly ($75 fee applies)
          • Fitness center, pool
          • Restaurant
          • Complimentary wifi

          Staybridge Suites
          3401 SW 40th Blvd
          352.378.1900
          Distance: Distance: 3.3 miles

          • Handicap-accessible rooms
          • Complimentary breakfast
          • Complimentary wifi
          • Extended-stay discounts
          • Pet friendly ($75 fee applies)
          • Fitness center and pool

          The Scholar
          2548 SW 13th Street
          Distance: .5 miles

          Short-term full service apartments

          • Complimentary wifi
          • Queen-sized beds
          • Reserved parking space
          • Full-sized washer and dryers
          • Fully stocked kitchens
          • 24/7 fitness center
          • Pool
          • Book online at stayatscholar.com; use code UFHEALTH for a 10% discount
          • Find long term rates by emailing info@stayatscholar.com