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Places to Stay

For our out-of-town guests, there are a number of lodging options in Gainesville.
Lung Center staff can assist you in selecting a hotel that offers suitable facilities for a short or a long stay. Many are located at the I-75 interchanges. Other hotels and motels are located on US 441, north and south of Archer Road, as well as other locations off of I-75 exits in and around Gainesville.

For the most up-to-date listing of accommodations, including maps and contact information, visit the Alachua County Visitors Bureau website at, and search by the date(s) of your stay.

If you plan to stay overnight in town, we suggest that you make reservations in advance, as sporting events and conferences held in the Gainesville area may interfere with availability of rooms.

Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge 
Sponsored by Winn-Dixie food stores, the American Cancer Society Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge offers free home-style accommodations for patients undergoing cancer treatment in Gainesville (and one family member or friend). A Shands HealthCare social worker or staff member will be happy to discuss a referral to the Hope Lodge, or you may self-refer. Before reserving a room you must visit the Hope Lodge, take a tour and register in person, on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. To contact the Hope Lodge for more information, call (352) 338-0601.

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society has limited funds available for patient assistance. These are provided entirely by donations. Local Cancer Society branches generally offer some specific types of information and assistance to local residents with cancer. Check with your local American Cancer Society branch to determine what kinds of assistance they may be able to offer you. To locate your local branch, call the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345.