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RetroJAX Weekend 2019 Hotel Information
« on: November 16, 2018, 12:51:29 PM »
We finalized our partner hotel for RetroJAX Weekend 2019 (March 8-10) and it is a Homewood Suites about 1.5 miles from the show.  The group rate is $129 a night for a single or a king with fold out couch and it does include breakfast and free parking.  The hotel location is really good and besides being very close to the show, it is in the St. Johns Town Center, which has a gigantic amount shopping and restaurants.  If for some reason you have someone with you who isn’t into three days of gaming (which we don’t understand at all) there is a lot to do there while you are at the show.     

We are looking into other hotels with a lower rate, but it will probably have fewer amenities, stars, and also likely be a bit further away.  Unfortunately, the selection wasn’t great for our weekend, which might be in part because the Gate River Run is on Saturday and it is the largest 15km race in the country.  Even though our group rate is good until February 15th (after 2/15 it will be the standard room rate), because of the Gate River Run we highly recommend making a reservation as early as possible as some hotels are already sold out.       

You can’t get the rate by booking online so you will need to call the hotel directly (904.641.7988) to make a reservation and let them know you are calling for the Jax Arcade Group Block. 

Homewood Suites
10434 Midtown Parkway
Jacksonville, Florida, 32246
Phone: 904.641.7988
https://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/homewood-suites-by-hilton-jacksonville-south-st-johns-ctr-JAXHWHW/index.html

Lastly, the venue for the show does have RV parking in the back with 50 amp electric, water and sewage hook-up, and pull-through spaces.  Lots are limited so once again we recommend making reservations early.  According to their web page you can call them at (904)642-5200 ext. 13 if you are interested in renting a spot.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2018, 01:22:49 PM by dug »
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Re: RetroJAX Weekend 2019 Hotel Information
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 01:20:30 PM »
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Re: RetroJAX Weekend 2019 Hotel Information
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 05:11:52 PM »
Ive stayed at this hotel on business many times and other Hilton properties in that immediate area.  GREAT location with TONS of places to eat, drink, and be merry!  This particular hotel is very nice with big rooms and great breakfast too.  And in the evenings, most Homewoods have heavy horderves and cocktail hour too.  Great selection guys! 

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Re: RetroJAX Weekend 2019 Hotel Information
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 01:57:32 PM »
I wanted post an update as a couple people had issues making reservations and everything should be good now for both the RV parking and the partner hotel.  If you do have issues please let me know.
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