$84 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 29, 2014 Check-out: Dec 31, 2014

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa East, FL

3 stars
11551 Discovery Lane, Seffner, FL 33584
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
115 reviews
Great place to relax

Coming from the ramada gateway in Orlando this hotel was amazing in comparison. I'm most picky... See full review

  • Brittany the rockstar
  • Sep 1, 2014
WONDERFUL HOTEL FACILITY

This must be the best kept secret in Tampa. The staff, service, amenities and cleanliness were... See full review

  • Bus Czar
  • Aug 24, 2014
Country ambiance with free breakfast in east Tampa

The Country Inn in east Tampa makes business and leisure travelers feel at home. This new hotel is conveniently located near I-75 and I-4, not far from University of South Florida, Busch Gardens, Florida State Fairgrounds, Ford Amphitheatre, Hard Rock Casino and Port of Tampa. The property is 100 % smoke free and offers easy access to downtown Tampa, cruise terminals, concerts, Gulf Coast beaches and shopping. Guests enjoy free breakfast daily, an outdoor pool, fitness center and high-speed wireless Internet access.

Highlights
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet
  • Free hot breakfast
  • Fitness center
Rooms

The Country Inn features executive guest rooms, studio suites, one-bedroom suites, whirlpool suites and one-bedroom deluxe suites. Guests enjoy the comfort of pillow-top Serta mattresses with premium down bedding. Each room includes free high-speed wireless Internet access, refrigerator, microwave and 32-inch LCD HDTV with HBO. Rooms also feature hair dryer, iron with ironing board, plus coffee and tea maker with complimentary coffee. All rooms are pet-friendly. 

Features

Guests at the Country Inn can unwind near the fireplace in the lobby, where a variety of books from the library are on hand. The property features a pool and fitness center for maintaining workout regimens.  Free hot breakfast is served daily and includes assorted breads, fresh fruit, yogurt, sausage, bacon and eggs. Find many local eateries in the area for lunch and dinner. Take a short walk to adjacent Country Market & Cookery (open 24 hours) or enjoy local favorites like Cracker Barrel and Bob Evans.

Transportation
  • Tampa International Airport (30 minutes)
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport (35 minutes)
Local Attractions
  • Busch Gardens
  • Adventure Island
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Historic Ybor City (night clubs, movies, shopping, dining)
  • University of South Florida
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Lowry Park Zoo
  • Gulf Coast beaches
  • Disney World and many other Orlando attractions (about an hour)
Business
  • 750-square-foot meeting space accommodates up to 50 guests
  • On-site professionals assist guests with event planning
  • Audiovisual equipment and catering services are available

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Reviewer score 3.6 out of 5

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
FEMA approved
Phone service
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Live entertainment
Casino
Night club
Golf
Tennis
Outdoor tennis
Indoor tennis
Driving range
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Childcare Service
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Airline desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber shop
Boutiques
Barber/Beauty shop
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Fire alarm with light
Sofa bed
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms

Dining

Cracker Barrel
A chain of Old Country Stores that combines a retail store and a restaurant serving traditional Southern comfort food.
Bob Evans
Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring classic country gifts, collectibles, games and packaged homestyle foods.
Carrabba's Italian Restaurant
Carrabba's serves fresh, flavorful Italian dishes prepared from the finest ingredients sourced from around the world.
Green Room
Any way you want it & any time - from burgers to benedicts. Whether it's breakfast, lunch or a casual dinner.
Applebee's
Casual neighborhood dining chain serving moderately priced food and beverage items. Full bar open late till 2AM.
Outback Steakhouse
An Australian Outback themed restaurant serving American cuisine, with Creole influences.
Be Our Guest Breakfast Room
Breakfast served near lobby/front desk on the ground floor. Mon-Fri 6am-10am, Sat-Sun 7am-10:30am
TGI Fridays
18001 Highwoods Preserve Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33647 813-971-2841 Full bar open late till 2AM
Hard Rock Cafe
Hip fine dining with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (115)

Ratings and reviews for Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa East, FL

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
115 out of 115
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4
Value:
4.4

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa East, FL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Brittany the rockstar
Business
West palm beach Florida
Sep 1, 2014

Great place to relax

Coming from the ramada gateway in Orlando this hotel was amazing in comparison. I'm most picky about cleanliness and this hotel was very clean from the bathroom to the bed sheets. Not only was the hotel clean but it came with complimentary breakfast which was actually not bad. I would definitely recommend this hotel to others!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bus Czar
Business
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Aug 24, 2014

WONDERFUL HOTEL FACILITY

This must be the best kept secret in Tampa. The staff, service, amenities and cleanliness were impeccable. It is a GREAT value for the cost. I will certainly make my reservations here anytime I have need to stay in the Tampa area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

The hotel provides a shuttle service to the casinos. A great courtesy to their guest.

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa East, FL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
traveler 18
Business
pittsburgh
Aug 14, 2014

great service

Fantastic, very good customer service, frendly personal

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa East, FL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tampa Nurse
Business
Tampa
Jun 7, 2014

Great 8 Night Stay

I had an extended 8 night stay at this hotel. What a great value. Breakfast was nicer than most places and varied day to day. Rooms were big, comfortable, and clean. Staff was wonderful also. Location is a little off the beaten path but all in all a great hotel and would stay again in a heartbeat!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa East, FL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anime Lover's Family
Business
Jensen Beach, FL
Apr 17, 2014

Awesome again!

This is the second time we've stayed at this hotel. It was perfect again. The rooms are large and very well decorated. My only "complaint" was that the wifi was slow. I was working while my group was at a convention. I will return to this hotel again whenever I am in the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa East, FL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Edwestny
Business
New york
Mar 6, 2014

Great stay

Good location to get to your next stop. Everything was very clean and I mean everything. Extra towels, extra pillows. Nice little pool. Just right breakfast. Good shower temp and water pressure. My bed was a bit hard. Could use more light at mirror outside bathroom. We will stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa East, FL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Super Carlos
Business
PA
Feb 18, 2014

Great hotel for the price

This was a nice quiet comfortable hotel that offered good value. IT was a little hard to see and find and there are not a lot of eating establishments close unless you like Cracker Barrel. Other than that, it was a great place to stay on our Florida trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa East, FL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jumana
Business
portland, oregon
Dec 26, 2013

great stay

Everything was perfect. I liked the fresh free cookies, the hot breackfast , the friendly staff and the free shuttle.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa East, FL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sales guy 2012
Business
West Palm Beach, Fl.
Dec 13, 2013

Business traveler

Great value, good location, nice staff and a good breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa East, FL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Susan and Mom
Business
Edison, NJ
Nov 14, 2013

Great place to stay!

we had a great experience while staying there. Rooms clean and comfortable. Staff friendly. Close to Hard Rock and Busch Gardens!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to the Hard Rock!!!

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