No matter where life may take you, Gator pride follows. What better way to reminisce and relive the glory days than showing support during a classic UF Homecoming week? A staple to the Gator nation, Gator Growl continues to be an attraction for alumni. Out-of-towners need not worry as we compiled a hotel guide, making for a seamless trip down memory lane.
Reitz Union Hotel
Address: 686 Museum Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone Number: (352) 392-2151
The Reitz Union is a vital hub for the UF community. Sitting at the heart of campus, the hotel’s location simply cannot be beat. It is minutes away from Flavet Field, the venue for Gator Growl, and right next to both campus and the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown
Address: 151 NW 14th St, Gainesville, FL 32603
Phone Number: (352) 792-1151
This Marriot is located right near midtown Gainesville, a lively center for food and entertainment. Many students live in its parallel building, The Standard, as it is across the street from the University campus and in direct walking distance to Publix and Target.
Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
Address: 1714 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607
Phone Number: (352) 371-3600
The Hilton on 34th is located across the University of Florida Southwest Recreation Center-a bustling student gym. This hotel is also minutes from campus and a great choice for any visiting Gators.
Address: 3726 Southwest 40 Boulevard
Phone Number: (352) 375-2400
Another hotel by Hilton, the DoubleTree offers guests who want to distance themselves from students and campus a further booking option. The DoubleTree is located on Archer Road, a main local street filled with restaurants and shops to keep your nights busy.
Alumni are highly encouraged to attend the 2019 Gator Growl festivities. With non-stop exciting activities planned, it will remind you why you enrolled and never wanted to leave. Once a Gator, always a Gator.