From the time we set foot on property, everyone from the valet to the front-desk attendants to the guys at the bar/breakfast area were friendly and helpful. Upon our initial decent inside the new space, we quickly realized that no expense was spared or corners cut. Take in our recent visit to the hottest new hotel in Gainesville, FL, the ultra-modern AC Hotel.

With the opening of the AC Hotel in downtown Gainesville and college football season just a few short weeks away, there has never been a better time to take in the quaint town of Gainsville, Florida and the sprawling campus of the University of Florida.

The AC Hotels are part of the Marriott family and feature a modern European inspired design. The interior spaces of the AC Hotel Gainesville boasts spacious quarters, complimentary WiFi throughout and high tech touches in each room complete with an enormous flat-screen Smart HDTV perfect for taking in a football game or binging your favorite show.

The interior space invokes the modern feel of the university known for its first class and forward leading curriculum. The lobby welcomes you with music and scents that will have you thinking about this place long after your stay.

According to AC Hotel Gainesville’s Director of Sales & Marketing Kristin Bond; “From a design standpoint, the AC Hotel is unlike anything else in Gainesville. The design team hoped to strike a balance between mod and retro-chic with clean, simple lines, interesting textures and neutral colors. The rooms are minimalistic but still have all of the essential amenities. Similarly, the lobby embraces the brand’s European roots with an efficient and stylish approach.”

The AC Hotel Gainesville also embraces the city’s diversity and knowledge with Spanish inspired breakfasts and local knowledge of handcrafted cocktails and craft brews.

In keeping with the diverse tastes of its guests, the area is home to a number of dining options within walking distance.

With a brand new season of college football around the corner and a new head coach calling the plays for the UF football team, this is the perfect time to have an incredible stay experience the next time you’re in Gainesville to cheer on the hometown Gators.

To book: AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown, doubles from $170 USD