UF Health Shands Hospital Patient Guide: 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.

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

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

Motel 6
7413 W Newberry Rd
352.373.1604
Distance: 6 miles

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

    Cost: $76-110 per day

    All rates are subject to change and based on availability

    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
    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

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

    • Complimentary wifi
    • Pet friendly
    • Fitness center; pool

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

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

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

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

    hom Hotel & Suites
    3905 SW 43rd Street
    352.376.0004

    • Kid friendly

    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

    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

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

    • Private balconies/patios
    • Pool
    • Fitness center

    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

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

    • Complimentary wifi
    • Full kitchen with stove

    Cost: $111-149 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

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

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Cost: $150-300 per day

    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)

    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