Kids set up at the First Tech Robotics Competition held at the AdventHealth Fieldhouse in Winter Haven

First Tech Challenge Florida Championship 2024 Accommodations

Visit Central Florida welcomes the First Tech Challenge Florida Championship to Winter Haven’s AdventHealth Fieldhouse and Conference Center  – March 2024.

Central Florida Accommodations

Visit Central Florida has secured courtesy room blocks and discounted accommodation rates for the hotel properties listed below. The initial accommodations and rates provided were determined by each hotel property and are subject to availability and each individual property’s booking deadline and cancellation policy. In order to receive discounted rates outlined here and book within the event rooming block, you must book your accommodations utilizing the direct booking link or discount telephone reservation code provided at the time your reservation is made.

Properties Located in Winter Haven (2 – 4 miles)

    Best Western Plus Winter Haven lobby        

Courtyard by Marriott Winter Haven Best Western Plus Suites and Inn Winter Haven Staybridge Suites Winter Haven/Auburndale Hampton Inn Winter Haven
Rate: $249.00 + tax  

Rate: $249.00 + tax

Rate: $159.00 + tax
Call hotel for availability: 863-292-3000 Call hotel for availability: 863-268-8001

Link to book using code TRC or call: 863-229-5145

Link to book using code FTR or call 863-299-5921
 Booking Cutoff: 2/2/2024   Booking Cutoff: 2/2/2024 Booking Cutoff: 2/5/2024

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Holiday Inn Winter Haven
Rate: $159.00 + tax
Link to book using code FTR or call 863-292-2100
Booking Cutoff: 2/5/2024

Properties Located in Lake Wales (9 – 10 miles)

Hotel Exterior Holiday Inn Express Lake Wales Winter Haven        Exterior image of Hampton inn lake wales

Holiday Inn Express Lake Wales N – Winter Haven Hampton Inn & Suites Lake Wales    
Rate: $199.00 +tax      
Call hotel for availability: 863-949-4800 Call hotel for availability: 863-734-3000    

Properties Located in Bartow (10 miles)

King Bedroom at Hampton Inn Bartow        exterior image of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bartow

Hampton Inn Bartow Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bartow    
Call hotel for availability: 863-535-5007 Call hotel for availability: 863-533-8070    

Properties Located in Auburndale (10 miles)

Lobby Image at the Best Western Auburndale

Best Western Auburndale Inn & Suites      
Rate: $299.00 +tax      
Link to book using code: First Tech Robotics Challenge or call 863-551-3400      
Booking Cutoff: 2/9/2024      

Properties Located in Lakeland (17 – 19 miles)

Exterior image of holiday inn express and suites in lakeland        Sitting area and beds in Double Suite at Home2 Suites by Hilton Lakeland at Lakeside Village    Residence Inn in Lakeland

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland South Hampton Inn & Suites Lakeland – South Polk Parkway Home2 Suites by Hilton Lakeland Residence Inn by Marriott Lakeland  
Rate: $229.00 +tax  Rate: $219.00 + tax   Rate: $219.00 + tax  

Link to book using code: FTR or call 863-606-1000

Link to book using code: TRC or call 863-603-7600

Call hotel for availability: 863-500-6869 Link to book and mention Robotics or call 863-680-2323  
Booking Cutoff: 2/3/2024 Booking Cutoff: 2/8/2024   Booking Cutoff: 1/29/2024  

Exterior image of Courtyard by Marriott Lakeland

Courtyard by Marriott Lakeland
Call hotel for availability: 863-802-9000


Travel Guide

Our Travel Guide is a comprehensive guide full of valuable resources about the area’s attractions, hotels and vacation rental homes, restaurants, boutique shops and more.

What’s Included in the Guide?

  • Details about our Must See Attractions and experiences
  • Information about every attraction and activity in Polk County
  • Directory of locally owned restaurants and boutique shops
  • Fascinating stories from local people of interest
  • Ideas for having fun on a rainy day

Let us help you plan your next Central Florida vacation. Request your printed Free Central Florida Travel Guide HERE!

Central Florida Attraction Ticket Discounts

Visit Central Florida has secured exclusive ticket discounts for attractions throughout Central Florida. Discounts tickets are not only good for the dates of your event, but discounts extend year round and reflect 30% to 50% discounts off tickets purchased directly at the attraction.

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