Here’s the skinny on the Paramount Plaza
Just like years past, this is the chill-out get-away hotel for those of you that don’t want to party ‘round-the-clock while you’re here. The Paramount is by far the nicest hotel in Gainesville in terms of location and scenery, they have a killer outdoor pool that looks out over Biven’s Arm lake, so you can camp out here with your special someone and enjoy cocktails served in coconuts while relaxing next to the lake and chilling out with some gators. This is a quieter hotel, not to say that it isn’t awesome but it’s definitely not the wild and crazy Holiday Inn. Like last year, they’ll be running FEST drink and food specials from their in-house restaurant and bar. PARAMOUNT also runs a shuttle in the mornings to the Holiday Inn for Registration and getting closer to downtown.
• On-site restaurant and bar running weekend-long Fest specials.
• Non-smoking, but every room has a balcony!
• Free Shuttle Service to Airport and FEST 11 Registration is van is available.
• City Buss Stop in walking distance to take you downtown and back. (go-rts.com)
• Outdoor pool, ice machine, 24 hour front desk, self-service laundry facilities, dry cleaning/laundry service, safe deposit box, wheelchair accessible, elevator, free high speed wireless internet, fitness room, free parking, free airport shuttle, 24-hour business center, cable TV with remote control, pay per view movies on TV, video games, AM/FM radio alarm clock, voicemail, large work desk with lamp, private balcony, coffee and tea maker, closets, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, daily maid service, electronic locks, fire alarms.
• 6+ restaurants/bars located within a four block radius.
• Check in any time after 3 PM.
• Check out by 11 AM (late check out available for extra fee)
• All available FEST rooms are 100% non-smoking.
• A credit card or $100 cash deposit for incidentals must be provided at check in.
• Each room will be responsible for signing a damage waiver upon check in.
• Phones, movies, video games, and room service will remain shut off unless a credit card is provided.
• This hotel is 100% non-smoking inside – there will be a $225 cleaning fee if rooms need to be cleaned for smoking.