We have arranged group discounted rates and blocks of rooms at hotels within a few miles of both the airport and the FGCU campus. FGCU cannot provide dorm rooms as housing, because their dorms are full for the school year. We have also provided information on local RV parks for those who may be interested in that option.
Don't wait on the hotel reservation! March is high season in our area, so the hotels fill up months in advance. Make your reservation today!
Sorry, but Florida Gulf Coast University is NOT able to provide dorm rooms for the conference. Although our conference is taking place during spring break, the students will be returning to their rooms for the second half of the semester, and therefore dorm rooms are not available.
Please note that Holiday Inn and Hilton Garden Inn have extended their discount!
We have contracted with five hotels near the FGCU campus and Southwest Florida International Airport for attractive group rates and blocked rooms. These five hotels are the closest hotels to both the airport and the FGCU campus. However, there are many other area hotels available that you can investigate on your own if you don't see one you like in the group we have selected or if you prefer to stay on the beach. One of the many travel planning websites would be the best method of searching for other options.
March is high season in Southwest Florida, so we could only block a limited number of rooms. If you want take advantage of our group rates at one of the five hotels listed below, please make your reservation early. In the description of each hotel, the cutoff date for the special group rate is noted along with information on how to make your reservation.
Each hotel has provided a website link for our group reservations that is included in the hotel description below. If you prefer to call the hotel to make your reservation, please make sure you tell them you are with the Florida Camera Club Council (FCCC) in order to receive the group rate. In addition, if you plan to come a few days early or stay a few days after the conference, request the group rate for your entire stay - the hotels would not guarantee the rate for extended stays but they might provide it based on availability.
For RV owners, we were not able to negotiate special rates nor hold space at any of the local RV parks. You will need to call the parks that interest you to discuss space availability and rates.
There are plenty of RV Parks in the area, but March is high tourist season in Southwest Florida, so you should contact a park quickly to make a reservation.
Here is a link to the Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory website for the parks in the area.
In addition, the Koreshan State Historic Site has 41 RV spaces, but it’s very popular during season so you would need to book early. You can call 239-992-0311 for information.