Area Attractions

Revel in the local food scene at the 4th Avenue Food Park, then kick back at one of the area's six craft breweries. Engage with the history of a classic college town through a cell phone tour by the Matheson History Museum or stand in awe of nature when thousands of bats emerge at sunset over Lake Alice on the University of Florida campus. All paths lead to something different, adventurous, and fun when you stay at Hyatt Place Gainesville Downtown, our walk-friendly hotel.

Hyatt Place Gainesville Downtown

212 SE 1st Street
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32601



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Local Food + Drink

Mark’s Prime Steakhouse

Honored to serve North Florida the finest beef, freshest seafood, and stellar wines since 2002, Mark’s Prime is worthy of any occasion. An evening here is sure to please. Offerings on the chef’s table rotate with the seasons and you can savor not just wines but an extensive list of cocktails including well-aged bourbon and Scotch—all just steps from the hotel’s front door.

Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Company

Settle into a cozy booth amid an impressive and chic setting—to enjoy menu items such as miso black cod, buerre blanc tuna flatbread, or tempura shrimp, krab delight, and avocado—better known as The Bomb. This is the place to take a date or impress work colleagues, or your parents.

Prum’s Kitchen

A casual vibe complements the food at this family-centric restaurant. Offering unique Cambodian fusion cuisine, they specialize in dishes like Ba-Bong, noodles with stir-fried beef and onions, and traditional beef or chicken stir-fried bowls. From rice dishes to traditional pairings, Prum’s showcases Cambodian spices for their take on comfort food.

Wyatt’s Coffee

Here is where you’ll find “insanely good coffee” and more. Predicated on the idea of offering a loving and kind gourmet cup of coffee for all, the owners are proud and humbled to craft well-made (and great tasting) coffee for the downtown Gainesville community.

Local Attractions

University of Florida

Located less than two miles from our hotel, the top-ranked university is known for its verdant and picturesque main campus. The research-based school is also home to the award-winning Health Shands Hospital, nationally recognized for excellence in clinical care.

The Hippodrome Theater

A community mainstay with a steadfast commitment to the performing arts, the historic Hippodrome Theater offers elite educational programs, local events, and cinematic programming that both reflect and foster diverse cultures in the North Florida region.

Depot Park

Setting the standard for excellence and nationally recognized as innovative, Depot is the place to go for an exceptional public urban park experience offering outdoor activities and a host of events for all age groups and interests. Walk, cycle, read, run, people watch, fly a kite or chill, there’s no shortage of things to do or discover.

Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention

Doing more to spark wonder and create possibility—the museum proudly puts on exhibits that engage and offers classes and programs they hope will lead to new ideas and innovations. With a mission to nurture a creative mindset, Cade Museum delivers.

Champion’s Park

The home of many local sports tournaments is just a short drive from our downtown location! Visit the nearby state-of-the-art sports center for youth sporting events and more.