Florida Theatre Conference

Festival Hotels

The following hotels have rooms blocked at special rates for FTC members. When making reservations, please be sure to use the appropriate ‘Group Code’ to ensure you get the blocked rate. Most of the rooms can accommodate up to four people per room. In most cases to receive the blocked room rate savings, you will need to call the reservations number directly unless noted otherwise. Florida Theatre Conference is NOT providing courtesy bus service for our festival attendees.

DoubleTree by Hilton Gainesville (formerly The Lodge of Gainesville)
The DoubleTree by Hilton Gainesville is a newly renovated and re-branded hotel situated at Gainesville’s most prime location of Archer Road and I-75.  The hotel’s renovation started in April 2016 with the projected spend being in excess of $11mm.  The hotel is the newest product in the market with 206 highly appointed guest rooms featuring (28) Balcony Studio Suites.  There is no other hotel in the market that offers a collegiate feel throughout the hotel from the Florida Gator colors of Orange, Blue and Green to the function space names of Gator Room, Champions Room, Touchdown Terrace and the Alumni Room.  The hotel features a unique lounge experience – ultra modern indoor bar seating and casual outdoor bar seating in an Atrium style lobby with two beautifully manicured courtyards on each side of the lobby. Our guests can also enjoy a relaxing swim in our heated, salt water outdoor swimming pool.  As a leading Hilton brand full service hotel, the property will be the top choice for HHonor members traveling to Gainesville, whether it is for business or pleasure.
The rate will now be $134.00 for a standard double Queen or King room w/o breakfast vouchers. The rate including three buffet breakfast vouchers per room is $149.00.
Reservations: 352-240-0333, ask for Megan Eckdahl in Group Sale or email:megan.eckdahl@hilton.com
Group Code: Florida Theatre Conference

Best Western / Gateway Grand Hotel
The Best Western Gateway Grand, Gainesville’s Grand Hotel! We are perfectly located by Santa Fe College. Relax in a casual place that offers something for everyone. Our hotel has 152 spacious guest rooms and suites. Come relax, take a moment to sit back and enjoy our delicious Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast in the morning. Take advantage of our 24-hour complimentary coffee and newspaper, Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, meeting rooms and business center to keep you connected. After a long day visit our on-site massage therapist or take time to enjoy our beautiful pool and relaxing hot tub. Our fitness center is also a nice alternative for releasing stress.
4200 NW 97th Boulevard, Gainesville, Florida, 32606
Reservations: 352-331-3336, or 877-464-2378
Group Code: Florida Theatre Conference 81G
Website: gatewaygrand.com
$115/Double or $125/King Per Night Includes complimentary deluxe continental breakfast

Baymont Inn & Suites
Friendly hospitality for travelers of every kind! Hometown hospitality awaits you at our Baymont Inn and Suites Gainesville hotel in beautiful northern Florida! We’re pleased to offer you an updated, fully smoke-free hotel with outdoor pool, fitness room and business center. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi in their rooms and in all public areas. We also have a laundry facility at our pet-friendly hotel. Start your day off right with a home-style complimentary hot breakfast buffet. You’re always welcome here!
6901 NW 4th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL, 32607
Reservations: 352-332-8292
Group Code: Florida Theatre Conference or CGFTC6
Website: baymontinns.com
Inside rooms $84/King, $94/Double Per Night
Outside rooms $74/King, $84/Double Per Night
Includes complimentary breakfast

Comfort Inn University
The Comfort Inn University is conveniently located off Gainesville’s restaurant and shop filled Archer Road. All our guest rooms come equipped with a wonderful wet bar with microwave and refrigerator, HDTV, coffee maker, and digital in-room safe. Guests are welcome to enjoy our Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast. Other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, indoor fitness center, guest laundry, FREE Hi Speed Wireless Internet throughout the hotel, and fresh baked cookies every evening.
3440 SW 40th Boulevard, Gainesville, Florida, 32608
Reservations: 352-264-1771
Group Code: 1768394
Website: comfortinn.com
$119.00/Night Double/Double rooms Includes complimentary deluxe continental breakfast

Marriott / Springhill Suites
The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gainesville hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of Gainesville. Refresh yourself in a spacious suite stylishly appointed with the comforts of home such as luxurious bedding, FREE wireless Internet access and mini-fridge, microwave and wet bar in every suite. Refuel yourself each day with our complimentary hot, fresh breakfast buffet. Revive yourself in our Fitness Center or Outdoor Pool. The SpringHill Suites by Marriott is the perfect choice for your stay.
4155 SW 40th Boulevard, Gainesville, Florida, 32608
Reservations: 352-376-8873
Group Code: Florida Theatre Conference FTCS
Website: marriott.com
$119/Night Includes complimentary hot breakfast

Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express has been part of the community in Gainesville, Florida since 1998. We offer a great selection of amenities to achieve a wonderful stay for our guests. We offer a complimentary hot breakfast daily, outdoor heated pool, 24 hour office center, free Wi-Fi, 24/7 hot coffee and tea station in lobby, health/fitness center, washer/dryer facilities on property and valet laundry service. We are close proximity to several local businesses and restaurants and we are located just off of 1-75 next to Cracker Barrel for ease of access throughout Gainesville. We hope you stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express so we can make your time in Gainesville as pleasant as possible.
Reservations: 352-376-0004
Website: hiexpress.com
Two Queens at $122.55
Includes Express Start Hot Breakfast

Country Inn and Suites by Carlson
With a stay at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gainesville, FL in Gainesville, you’ll be convenient to Fred Bear Museum and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. This hotel is within close proximity of Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and Curtis M. Phillips Center Make yourself at home in one of the 65 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. A complimentary breakfast is included Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
4015 SW 43rd Street Gainesville, FL 32608
Reservations: 352-375-1550
Group Code: Florida Theatre Conference
2 Queens or 1 King: $113.90
Includes a Complimentary Hot Breakfast