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FEST 17 HOTELS

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*A $20 flat charge will be applied for any changes on rooms once the room is booked.*

Hotel Room Cancellations

Before September 1st, 2018: Full Refund ($20 change fee)
September 1st – October 7th, 2018: 50% Refund ($20 change fee)
October 8th – October 22nd, 2018: NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE. *You may still change the name the hotel is under for a $20 fee.*

*Please email SARA (sarasvati@thefestfl.com) for changes to your room or cancellations.*

The Holiday Inn University Center


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(FEST 17 REGISTRATION AND FLEA MARKET) 1250 W University Ave Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 376-1661

Hotel Room Description
Located adjacent to the University of Florida at the corner of NW 13th St. and University Ave // across from Leonardo’s By the Slice // 10 walking blocks from the heart of THE FEST 17

Packages & Rates

3-Night Package – Friday Oct 26th, Saturday Oct 27th, Sunday Oct 28th- 2018 $230 per night – KING (1 BED/ Sleeps 2)

(PRICE INCLUDES 5% BED TAX, 6% FLORIDA SALES TAX, 0.5% ALACHUA COUNTY TAX)


 

 

3-Night Package – Friday Oct 26th, Saturday Oct 27th, Sunday Oct 28th- 2018 $230 per night – DOUBLE (2 BEDS/ Sleeps 4)

(PRICE INCLUDES 5% BED TAX, 6% FLORIDA SALES TAX, 0.5% ALACHUA COUNTY TAX)

*A $20 flat charge will be applied for any changes on rooms once the room is booked*

Extended Stay – Thursday Oct 25th or Monday Oct 29th, 2018

Add on a day or two to your Gainesville stay when you book your Holiday Inn Package!

$130 per night – King (1 BED/ Sleeps 2)

$130 per night – Double (2 BEDS/ Sleeps 4)

(PRICE INCLUDES 5% BED TAX, 6% FLORIDA SALES TAX, 0.5% ALACHUA COUNTY TAX)

Holiday Inn Features
FEST 17 Registration on site.

FEST 17 Flea Market on site.

– Outdoor Rooftop Pool (aka. FEST 17 PBR POOL PARTY! 10/26/2018 from 1pm-5pm!)

– Bars located within the hotel running FEST specials.

– 24-hour front desk, free parking, free shuttle to and from the airport, handicapped accessible rooms, 100% smoke-free facility, laundry/valet service, coin-operated washers and dryers, safe deposit box, air conditioned rooms, AM/FM clock-radio, in-room coffee maker, in-room data ports, FREE high speed wireless internet, in-room hair dryer, in-room iron and ironing board, in-room voice mail, in-room cable television, fitness center, on-site restaurant.

– New Breakfast Café offering cook to order breakfast.

 

Other Details
– 20+ restaurants/bars located within a three-block walk of the hotel.

– Check in anytime after 3 PM.

– Check out by 11 AM.

– 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 $250 cleaning fee if rooms need to be cleaned for smoking.

-DUE TO RENOVATIONS THERE WILL BE NO AFTER PARTY

Here’s the skinny on the Holiday Inn
It’s the official FEST 17 hotel, meaning that it is the working hub and epicenter of the fun and insanity of the weekend. Everyone must come here for FEST registration, and it will be hoppin’ just like it has been the several years with drinks flowin’, flea market wares hawkin’, pool partyin’, grills ragin’, and tons of friends hangin’. It’s probably going to be slamming the whole weekend, so don’t stay here if you are expecting to get a peaceful night’s sleep – you’re liable to run into a little room party or thirty.

EVERYONE STAYING AT THE HOLIDAY INN SHOULD KNOW: ALL HOTEL ATTENDEES WILL BE GIVEN WRISTBANDS UPON CHECK IN. THESE WRISTBANDS MUST BE WORN ALL WEEKEND. FOUR (4) WRISTBANDS MAXIMUM PER ROOM. 

The Holiday Inn has to account for a number of extra features, one of which will be extra hired security who will patrol the hotel throughout The Fest 17. If they find people roaming the hotel after 10pm without a Holiday Inn wristband on, they will be forced to escort you out. This is to prevent the massive number of non-hotel attendees who were at the hotel many years ago during Fest stirring up trouble late at night. Since we have started this rule, it has made the hotel much cooler and your stay much more of a private FEST party! You are paying good money to stay here so you would like to enjoy it right?

WYNDHAM GARDEN GAINESVILLE (OLD PARAMOUNT PLAZA HOTEL SUITES)

(OFFICIAL EXECUTIVE FEST HOTEL) 2900 SE 13th St. Gainesville, FL 32608 (352) 377-4000

Hotel Room Description
Located right next to Chopstix down on 13th Street. 29 blocks from registration and about 4 miles from the downtown center of the FEST 17!

Packages & Rates

 

3-Night Package – Friday Oct 26th, Saturday Oct 27th, Sunday Oct 28th- 2018 $160 per night – King (1 BED/ Sleeps 2)

(PRICE INCLUDES 5% BED TAX, 6% FLORIDA SALES TAX, 0.5% ALACHUA COUNTY TAX)

 

3-Night Package – Friday Oct 26th, Saturday Oct 27th, Sunday Oct 28th- 2018 $160 per night – Double (2 BEDS/ Sleeps 4)

(PRICE INCLUDES 5% BED TAX, 6% FLORIDA SALES TAX, 0.5% ALACHUA COUNTY TAX)

*A $20 flat charge will be applied for any changes on rooms once the room is booked*

Extended Stay – Thursday Oct 25th or Monday Oct 29th -2018

Add on a day or two to your Gainesville stay when you book your Wyndham Garden Package!

$125 per night – King (1 BED/ Sleeps 2)

$125 per night – Double (2 BEDS/ Sleeps 4)

(PRICE INCLUDES 5% BED TAX, 6% FLORIDA SALES TAX, 0.5% ALACHUA COUNTY TAX)

Hotel Features
– On-site restaurant and bar running weekend-long FEST specials.

– Poolside Reception Friday Oct 26th. FEST Bands poolside, food and booze for sale. 1pm-5pm

– Non-smoking, but every room has a balcony!

– Free Shuttle Service to Gainesville Airport, Downtown FEST 17 venues and FEST 17 Registration when van is available. You can arrange in advance with the front desk.

-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.

– All rooms are newly renovated as of March 2017 and feature: new floors, new furniture, new bed & bedding package, large flat screen TV, new light fixtures, fridge and microwave, new work desk with oversized chair.

– Hotel also features an updated restaurant and lounge, new fitness center, new business center and the addition of a sundry.

 

 

Other Details
– 6+ restaurants/bars located within a four block radius.

– Check in any time after 4 PM.

– Check out by 11 AM

– 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.

– Breakfast Buffet: $14.95 which will also include mimosas or bloody marys – Pineapple filled drinks (with Hornitos) on Friday at the pool for $8.00 and then $4 for refills

– Specials on PBR all weekend (single cans and buckets)

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 while relaxing next to the lake and look out at the Florida wildlife…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, downtown or anywhere that is close you need to get to. Best bet is to buddy up with the driver. They might even pick your tired ass up from downtown and tuck you into bed!

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