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The Tampa Area

Our beautiful, newly renovated Tampa Bay hotel near USF is perfectly located for events at the USF Sundome, spending a night before or after your cruise, or to enjoy an exciting vacation right here in Tampa. We’re just a mile away from the city’s top destinations, like Busch Gardens and MOSI, as well as a variety of dining and highly acclaimed hospitals. Our rooms and suites are newly renovated and feature all the comforts of home, such as a coffee maker, hairdryer, ironing board, dataport phone with free local calls and Samsung flat-panel TV with 30 HD channels, cable and Plug-and-Play. Enjoy a free Bright Side Breakfast®, outdoor swimming pool and fitness center and, as always, pets are welcome!

Tampa is one of Florida’s newer cities, having been founded only after the U.S. took over the state. Now it is an affluent city which has been ranked as the fifth best outdoor city in the country by Forbes, and a top city for twenty-somethings. The USF Sundome is within walking distance of our hotel. It also boasts two major theme parks, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, along with the Florida Aquarium and Lowry Park Zoo, making the city a perfect destination for families. Tampa is also a major Cruise Terminal and port. The city has a great dining scene, with selections including food trucks, franchise favorites, and truly fine dining, many within just a couple miles of our hotel. 

Hotel Services and Amenities

Our hotel features uniquely useful services and amenities to help you make the most of your stay in Tampa. If you’re here for an event at the USF Sundome, or to go to Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and MOSI, you’ll be happy to know that our parking is free for guests and we’re within a mile or less of each. All guests can start their day with a free Bright Side Breakfast, with waffles, bagels, hot and cold cereal and more. Stay connected with free local calls and Wi-Fi, and have fun at our outdoor heated pool, spa, and fitness center. Our rooms are newly renovated and well-equipped, with niceTVs, coffee makers, and more. We’re a pet-friendly hotel! 

Local Attractions

Tampa’s attractions make it the perfect place to either spend a few hours between your cruise and flight or to spend a whole vacation. Busch Gardens and Adventure Island are the area’s most famous attractions. The Port of Tampa (the city’s cruise terminal) is only 10 miles away from our hotel, and there are lots of beaches near there. Ybor City is a historic neighborhood, and Tampa’s Latin Quarter, with an unbeatable nightlife, food and shopping, is a must-see. The Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) is a family-friendly destination with an IMAX theater and lots of special events year-round, like food truck rallies. Enjoy a day at Lowry Park Zoo, with animals, educational exhibits (including the new Dino Quest) and events.  If you're looking for Tampa Bay hotels near USF and nearby attractions than make your choice the La Quinta Inn & Suites and book your room today!