Water Quality Concepts, Sampling, and Analysis: 
A Skill Sharpening Course for IFAS Faculty

February 21-25, 2011

Tropical Research and Education Center, Homestead, Florida

Hotel Accommodations

Best Western Gateway to the Keys
411 South Krome Avenue
Florida City, Florida 33034
PH (305) 246-5100 / FAX (305) 242-0056
Hotel Website
Hotel Information (PDF)

Welcome to the Best Western in Florida City!

To encourage informal networking amongst attendees, we have reserved a block of guest rooms at the Best Western Gateway to the Keys.  Located less than five miles from the Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, the Best Western and is offering a VERY SPECIAL RATE of $94.50 per night plus tax (currently 13%) for 2 Queen Beds (with one to four people per room).

Guests will find friendly helpful staff, newly renovated accommodations and convenient access to a variety of key area attractions. Located in Florida City, adjacent to Homestead this Southern Florida area hotel features well-appointed guest rooms and suites, each equipped with cable satellite television and free high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests will enjoy an array of amenities including a complimentary hot breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, free boat and RV parking and meeting facilities.

How to Make a Hotel Reservation:

In order to receive the discounted group rate, reservations must be made by Monday, January 31. To make a reservation, contact the Best Western directly by calling 305-246-5100.  Please be aware the block of rooms may fill before the deadline, so we urge you to make your reservation as soon as possible. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or be guaranteed with a major credit card.

When making your reservation, be sure to specify you are attending the UF/IFAS Water Quality Course.


Special Hotel Instructions:

o   The rate being offered to attendees is exclusive and may not be used not in conjunction with any advertised or unadvertised promotional specials existing or yet unreleased.

o   Government participants: To receive tax exempt status, payment must be made in the form of a government issued credit card and be accompanied by a Florida sales tax exemption certificate presented at check-in.

o   Check-in time is 3:00 PM or later. Anyone arriving prior to 3:00pm will be given a room as it becomes available. Checkout time is 12:00 PM.

o   Cancellation Policy: Reservations must be cancelled 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one night’s room and tax. Any room cancelled after 6:00 PM on the day of arrival will be charged one night’s room and tax.

CLICK HERE for directions from Best Western Hotel to the TREC.


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