We recommend that you make lodging reservations as early as possible, particularly during the fall (football season). Be sure to mention Chi Institute while booking to receive the Chi student rate.
Click here to download a list of recommended Gainesville and Ocala hotels and private lodging options for Chi students.
Please be sure to call the local (and not the 800) number to receive the Chi student rate. Note that booking a room online may give you a better rate than the Chi discount - it all depends on room availability.
These spacious and clean facilities can be shared with another student for an average rate of $40-50 per night, and have a similar feel to a bed and breakfast. All facilities are within 6-12 miles of the Chi campus, and many students love being close by in a rural setting. Some even have kitchens.
Emiliano's Cafe (Downtown Gainesville): Latin cuisine, $$
Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille (Downtown Gainesville): Cajun cuisine, $$
The Top (Downtown Gainesville): trendy bar and grill with many vegan options, $$
Mark's Prime (Downtown Gainesville and Ocala): upscale steakhouse, $$$$
Falafel King (Gainesville): casual dine-in or take-out Middle Eastern food, $
Olive Garden (Gainesville): 3440 SW Archer Road, 352-333-5354, Italian cuisine, $$
Gator Suyaki (Gainesville): 3830 SW 13th Street, 352-377-4773, authentic Chinese cuisine, $$
Mr. Han's (Gainesville): upscale Chinese restaurant, $$$
Schezuan Panda II: 2031, NW 13th Street, 352-337-0888, Chinese buffet, $$
The Ivy House (Ocala): Southern cuisine, $$
Ipanema Brazilian Steak House (Ocala): upscale Brazilian steak house, $$$
Amrit Palace (Ocala): authentic Indian cuisine, $$