$119 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 5, 2015 Check-out: Jul 7, 2015

Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

3 stars
View map of 513 South Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
75 reviews
Love this Hotel

Stayed here with a buddy so we could attend the hockey game at the Arena next door. Staying at the... See full review

  • TX Gay Travels
  • Jun 25, 2015
Convention

Front desk was very nice. We were given a room on the 15th floor and our daughter, who is afraid of... See full review

  • Jane
  • Jun 15, 2015

Embassy Suites Tampa has a direct link to the Tampa Convention Center via sky bridge, making this hotel ideal for business travelers. Guests enjoy free cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary evening reception. The property features two-room suites and a rooftop pool overlooking Tampa Bay. Next to the hotel a stadium hosts Tampa sporting events, concerts and exhibits. The Florida Aquarium is within walking distance, plus shopping and entertainment. Tampa Cruise Port is also nearby. The hotel is perfect for groups, meetings and weddings.

Rooms

The hotel's contemporary suites are designed to meet the needs of business and leisure guests. Relax in a spacious suite offering a separate living room with a sleeper sofa, armchair and well-lit work desk with ergonomic chairs. Other room features include extra outlets and high-speed Internet connection (fees apply), wet bar with mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. The bedroom offers a Suite Dreams bed by Serta, soft 200 thread-count linens and a clock radio with MP3 connection.  All suites include two 27-inch color TVs, two phones, voicemail, safe and iron with ironing board. The bathroom features marble countertops, tub with shower, curved shower rod, plush white towels and a hairdryer.

Property features

There are a number of dining choices for guests at the Embassy Suites. Trolley's American Cafe offers a wide array of specialties, including gourmet grilled burgers, hot and cold sandwiches, fresh seafood and prime steaks. There is also a children's menu.  The restaurant features several wide screen flat panel TVs to watch sporting events while dining. Starbucks is located on the west side of the lobby. The made-to-order breakfast is complimentary and includes omelettes. The hotel has a fitness center and rooftop pool.

Highlights
  • Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast includes omelets
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Manager's reception in the atrium features a variety of cold beverages nightly
Nearby attractions
  • Tampa Convention Center
  • Port of Tampa Cruise Terminal
  • Channelside Bay Plaza
  • Busch Gardens
  • Adventure Island
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Historic Ybor City
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Lowry Park Zoo
  • Gulf Coast beaches
  • Disney World and many other Orlando attractions (about an hour)
Business
  • 9,000 square-feet of flexible space for meetings, wedding or social events
  • e-Events--a simple booking tool that allows you to book your own small meetings and events
  • Business center and meeting rooms
  • Notary public
  • Photo copying service and printer
Transportation
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA) (20 minutes)
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport (PIE) (40 minutes)
Policies
  • No pets allowed

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

Nearby points of interest

  • Tampa Convention Center: 0.1 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 0.2 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 0.2 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 0.3 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 0.5 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 0.6 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 0.7 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 0.7 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 0.8 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Hyde Park: 1.3 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Tampa Convention Center: 0.1 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 0.2 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 0.2 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 0.3 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 0.5 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 0.6 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 0.7 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 0.7 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 0.8 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Hyde Park: 1.3 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Ybor City: 1.8 mi
  • Raymond James Stadium: 3.8 mi
  • Steinbrenner Field: 4.1 mi
  • Al Lopez Park: 4.2 mi
  • Tampa Lowry Park Zoo: 4.8 mi
  • Busch Gardens: 6.8 mi
  • Adventure Island: 7.3 mi
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens: 8.2 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 8.3 mi
  • Sun Dome: 8.6 mi
  • Tampa Theatre: 8.7 mi
  • Grand Prix Fun Center: 9.3 mi
  • The Upper Tampa Bay Trail: 10.2 mi
  • Lettuce Lake Park: 10.5 mi
  • Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center: 10.9 mi
  • Morris Bridge Park: 12.7 mi
  • Tampa Bay Downs: 13.9 mi
  • Sunshine Skyway Bridge: 21.5 mi

Dining

Restaurant
onsite

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 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.

Ratings and reviews for Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
75 out of 75
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TX Gay Travels
Business
Tampa
Jun 25, 2015

Love this Hotel

Stayed here with a buddy so we could attend the hockey game at the Arena next door. Staying at the hotel allows us to avoid the traffic around game time, puts us in walking distance of the arena, and allows us to safely enjoy a few drinks at the game, without having to drive home.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jane
Business
Allenwood
Jun 15, 2015

Convention

Front desk was very nice. We were given a room on the 15th floor and our daughter, who is afraid of heights, had a panic attack in the elevator (glass elevator with a great view). We immediately went back down and they gave us a room on the 4th floor. The walkway to the convention center is very convenient too. We also had a great breakfast that was included in our price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Diana S.
Business
Apollo Beach
May 30, 2015

It was ok

I really liked the location of the hotel. The Riverwalk is right across the street, which connects you to just about everything Downtown within walking distance. It's beautiful and definitely worth checking out. Also, there are many restaraunts that have great food close by. The complimentary breakfast and evening reception were very good. The rooms are spacious and most come with a beautiful view. I traveled with 2 kids 2 and 9, and didnt want to have to be to another hotel, plis I had already paid for our first night upon arrival, so decided to stay instead of having to het a ride across town. If it wasn't such a pain to move all of back to the Hilton just up the street, I would've done so. I will probably never stay here again the biggest reasons being the staff is pretty much non-existant, and the rooms are dirty either from housekeeping not cleabing properly, or the severe mold problem in the rooms. When arriving at the hotel we had a ton of stuff bags, stroller, carseat, etc. The front desk was way out of the way, and I had to ask for a cart to put our stuff on, and still wasnt offered any help upon asking for a cart. I was only told its check-out time, so they're probably all being used. So I carried everything in little by little. Being a Hilton Hotel, I expected much better service. Upon entering the room which took 2 hrs of waiting because there were only 2 of the rooms available, there was a huge black mold spot on the ceiling and water damage on the ceiling in the bathroom. There were small holes in the blackout curtains, and the room had a funky smell. We had 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed. The sofa bed matress was so thin my daughter could feel the bars through it. I requested a room with 2 queen beds because it was so uncomfortable. They did move us right away, but again didn't offer us any help moving to the room which was on the floor below our current room. We ended up having to move from that room because the air wasn't worming correctly and the smell of mold in the bathroom was so overpowering I had to keep the door shut and hold my breath when using the bathroom. The maintenance guy talked to me like I didn't know what I was talking about when I asked him if he could smell the strong odor and even pointed out the big spot on the ceiling. I even took pictures. We had to move yet again. The last room was much better, still had water damage on the ceiling in the bathroom, but didn't smell like the other two rooms. The ony thing about this room was when I wiped the fridge down with a wipe becaise it was sticky, it was so nasty and the wipe had brown stuff all over it. It also took me 3 hours to get clean towels from housekeeping. I went to another floor and another lady with housekeeping gave me 1 clean towel, and said the lady on our floor would come clean our right away. Wjen I finally tracked her down, sje couldnt speak or understand English, and had no idea what I was saying. I will stick with the Hilton downtown from now on. Theu go above and beyond to please you. The ammenties are clean, so are the rooms, and they are about the same price. Not as big as the suites at Embassy, but so much better. I wish I could say much better things gor this hotel, but the staff needs to care about the guests and make sure tey are doing their part to make this hotel a great place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Reese
Business
SARASOTA
May 24, 2015

Overnight stay

Stayed one night in order to not drive home following a concert. Perfect location to the arena. Excellent free breakfast in the morning. Room could use some refreshing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kiara
Business
N/A
Apr 27, 2015

Family Cruise Trip

Hotel was in a great location, close to trolley's, public transportation, and port.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
leah s.
Business
St Petersburg
Apr 6, 2015

Great for families

Basic. Clean. Safe. Good Breakfast. Tiny non-temperature controlled pool. No common rec areas. Hard to get service at restaurant but excellent food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Teresa J.
Business
MONTGOMERY
Mar 21, 2015

Awesome Stay At The Embassy

I look for the best when my son and I travel. I knew that an Embassy would not let us down. My 6 year old did not want to leave. The location was great, we felt safe, and we enjoyed our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
travel4bizS
Business
Gainesville
Jan 12, 2015

Worst hotel experience

From the bumper to bumper traffic to valet car which took over 30 minutes, to the line of people waiting to check-in (40 min), we were displeased. No-one came up to any of the guests to apologize, offer an explanation or any kind of customer service at all. We were attending my mother's 60th birthday party. We were traveling from out of town. We arrived at the hotel 45 min before her party hoping to change and get freshened up however, the incredibly long waits inhibited us from this. To sum up the trip, when our minivan was returned to us there was damage to the driver's door. Again, no apologies or customer service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Todd B.
Business
Bancroft
Jan 5, 2015

Great location for a hockey game

got it for 99 bucks. not worth it at $300 a you see advertised sometimes

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mandi
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Overnight Concert Trip

I was in town for a concert at Amelie Arena. It was wonderful that we did not have to pay for or worry about event parking because the hotel was right across the street. The evening reception was great with some free drinks and snacks. The room was very spacious, clean, and comfortable. The pool was nice and clean, easy to do laps in since it was long and no other guests were using it at the time. I wish we could have tried the complimentary breakfast, but we overslept since the beds were so comfortable! Definitely would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There is a cute restaurant called the Crab Shack a short drive away from the hotel on Gandy Blvd. It has local flavor and the bartender was very friendly. They have a 2-for-1 happy hour and the food was all delicious!

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