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AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown

AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown welcomes two pets up to 75 lbs for an additional fee of $50 per night. There is a designated pet relief area on the property.
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Room Types
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
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Just across University Avenue from the campus of the University of Florida, this AC Hotel sits in lively Midtown Gainesville. Part of the brand new Standard at Gainesville, you’ll find abundant dining and shopping options nearby. Less than a half mile from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, known throughout college football as “The Swamp,” you’ll hear the roar of the crowd on those fall Saturdays as they cheer on the SEC’s Florida Gators. Step into your spacious, well-appointed guest room to discover European styling, sleek furniture and premium bedding. A refined design with an emphasis on technology brings flat-screen Smart HDTV’s to each room and complimentary high-speed WiFi throughout. We offer a Spanish twist with our breakfast and serve up tapas and expert local knowledge at our AC Lounge, featuring handcrafted cocktails and craft brews. Our well-appointed fitness center and rooftop pool will keep your fitness routine intact, while enjoying the Florida sun.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Available
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Parking Available
  • Interior Corridor
  • Elevator


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 6 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 86 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Amy
    Jul. 25, 2021
    Great stay!

    We got a room with 2 queens and loved our stay! Piglet was happy, the room was really nice and the tech was user friendly. We will definitely be back!

  • Samantha
    Jun. 29, 2021
    It was fine

    The parking situation is not ideal and the parking garage is quite sketchy… really falling apart and lots of people loitering. The hotel room was small and decently clean. There is a dog area gated off that’s small and turfed. It's shared with a large student housing complex though and every time we went there were dogs there. It was fine, not good, not bad.

  • Karen
    Mar. 5, 2021
    College kids gonna college kid

    My sole complaint from a dog perspective is that the dog area is shared by a huge apartment complex for college students (where my UF daughter lives). The pet area would be perfect if the kids cleaned up after their pups. A poop-a-palooza on artificial grass. I do think the hotel or apt mgmt clean it up, but just be aware you share the space with college kids. The hotel itself is comfortable, accommodating and very nice!

  • Mallory
    Nov. 10, 2020
    Great location

    Lots to do near the hotel & also a specific little dog park for the pups!

  • David
    Sep. 28, 2020

    Went above and beyond to make us welcome! Zoe loved the hotel! Elevator - not so much....

    She’d never been in one before.

  • Nicola
    Sep. 11, 2020
    Best in Gainesville!

    Awesome location, walking distance to everything on UF campus. Great very reasonably priced food options at AC Kitchen. Complimentary coffee in the lobby in the am. Super dog friendly with dedicated dog outdoor relief area as part of complex. Very efficient checkin - no valet at present, self parking - very convenient. This AC has always been our choice to stay in Gainesville and now we can visit our Gator son with our 10lb dog - the whole family is happy. Appreciate the staff at AC Marriott going above and beyond to create a welcoming, safe clean environment. We will be back every month!

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AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown