Originally established as a town called "Alligator," Lake City was incorporated and renamed in 1859. The name change came about because the mayor's wife simply refused to hang her lace curtains in a city called "Alligator." And who could blame her? Though the name is gone, Lake City still celebrates its roots with the annual Alligator Fest each October. Of course, you needn't be afraid of any rampant reptiles when you visit our comfortable hotel in Lake City. In fact, you'll find all the modern conveniences of a large community, which still retains its small-town hospitality. Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, you'll want a Lake City hotel that offers modern amenities and excellent service. That's just what you'll find at the Hampton Inn & Suites Lake City, FL hotel. We're conveniently located off I-75, just four miles west of "Historic Downtown Lake City." Within a short drive of our Lake City hotel, you'll find activities for everyone to enjoy, whether you're exploring the historic Olustee Battlefield, communing with nature in the Osceola National Forest or enjoying a family picnic at the Itchetucknee State Park. And, of course, you won't want to miss visiting the much-celebrated Suwanee River.