8th IAHS International

Managing Groundwater Quality to Support Competing Human and Ecological Needs

April 21-26, 2013

University of Florida  |  Gainesville, Florida, USA

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Hotel Accommodations

Our Groundwater Quality 2013 (GQ13) Room Block is being held at two host hotels this year: the Holiday Inn University Center and the Reitz Union Hotel on the University of Florida campus.  Please note that in order for the Conference to receive grant funds from Alachua County and keep participant costs down, attendees are encouraged to make reservations at one of these host hotels. Your help is appreciated.

1250 West University Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32601
Phone: 352-376-1661
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The Holiday Inn is offering participants of the 8th IAHS International Groundwater Quality Conference (GQ13) a very special rate of $99.00 per night, single or double occupancy (plus 11% tax) for a standard King or Double room.  The group rate will be honored 3 days prior and 3 days following conference, based on availability. All hotel reservations must be made by Sunday, March 31, 2013.  After this date, availability of guest rooms at the Holiday Inn cannot be guaranteed and you will need to contact the hotel directly at 1-352-376-1661 and speak with a guest services agent. 

To Make Reservations, please contact the hotel directly at (352) 376-1661 and be sure to identify yourself as a participant of the GQ13 Conference.  Each individual reservation must be guaranteed by a credit card at time of making reservation.  Reservations will automatically be billed for one night unless cancelled 24 hours prior to arrival.  If an individual cancels a reservation, you must cancel 24 hours prior to arrival for deposit to be refunded.


Make a Hotel Reservation Online (special rate code is already assigned)


Additional Hotel information: 

  • Check-in is 11:00am and check-out is 4:00pm.

  • Parking is complimentary - one space per room.

  • The Hotel has completed an extensive, beautiful lobby renovation complete with a business center. 

  • Beef O’ Brady’s Restaurant is open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

  • The Complimentary Hotel Shuttle is an amenity for all guests to use and makes runs to UF, Gainesville Airport, Shands Medical Center and other local destinations (by appointment only).  The Shuttle is strictly based on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Its priority is to the Airport and Shands Medical Center.  Please inquire at the front desk for scheduling.

  • The Hotel is within walking distance of the University of Florida, local shops, boutiques and restaurants on all sides.

  • City bus route stops in front of hotel.

  • Roof top swimming pool and onsite fitness center located on the 3rd floor.

  • Free high-speed wireless internet service

  • Complimentary refrigerator and microwave in guest rooms.

  • Free in-room movies, Nintendo, Web-TV, and in-room check-out.

  • Free coffee, tea, and newspaper in the lobby.

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car onsite.

  • Onsite laundry facility. 

Driving Directions to the Holiday Inn University Center



                   Reitz Union Hotel Reservation Deadline extended to Monday, March 25th

A small block of guest rooms is being held at the Reitz Union Hotel located at 655 Reitz Union Drive, UF Campus, Gainesville, FL 32611; Phone: (352) 392-2151 • Fax: (352) 846-2199.  The Reitz Union Hotel is offering participants of the 8th IAHS International Groundwater Quality Conference (GQ13) a special group rate of $89 per night, single or double occupancy, for a Standard (two Double Beds or one Queen Bed) room, and $99 per night, single or double occupancy, for a Deluxe (two Queen Beds or one King) plus state and local taxes of 11%.  The group rate will be honored three days prior and three days following the conference, based on availability.  All hotel reservations must be made by March 25, 2013. After this date, availability of guest rooms at the Reitz Union cannot be guaranteed.  Parking and complimentary continental breakfast is included in the room rate.

To Make Reservations, please contact the hotel directly at (352) 392-2151 and be sure to use Group Code (GQ13) or CLICK HERE to make an online reservation and be sure to use Group Code (GQ13).


Please Note:  If for any reason you need to cancel your reservation, it is essential that you contact the Reitz Union hotel 24 hours in advance of the day of arrival to avoid being charged for the first night of your stay.  Check out is 12:00noon and accommodations and parking may not be available for check-in prior to 3:00pm.  Only major credit cards are accepted.  A valid state issued ID and credit card is required at check-in and parking is included for one car per room.  Additional parking is $5.00 per car per night and availability cannot be guaranteed.


Hotel Features:

  • Complimentary parking adjacent to the Reitz Union

  • Complimentary continental breakfast

  • Exterior balconies with great views of the UF campus

  • Fax service available via the front desk

  • Handicap accessible rooms available

  • The Reitz Union is a smoke-free facility

  • High speed internet connections via Wi-Fi and Wallplate

  • Cable TV with complimentary HBO

  • Complimentary local telephone calls

  • Room amenities include hair dryers, irons, full-size ironing boards and clock radio in room

Driving Directions to J. Wayne Reitz Union

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