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Roll up and ride in sleekly tropical Tampa

Nestled right on the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa offers visitors to Florida one of the nicest year-round climates this side of San Diego. The sea breeze keeps temperatures moderate and humidity relatively low. As part of the wider Tampa Bay Area, Tampa is an ideal place to vacation close to St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota and Bradenton with the attractions of Orlando just over an hour away on I-4.

The city took off in the late 19th century and grew into a thriving metropolis with modern architecture and vibrant neighborhoods. Tampa's roadways tend to be larger than those found in Florida's older communities, so driving is a pleasant experience.

Places to visit

The moderate climate prevents vegetation from freezing over in the winter, so Tampa is always bursting with color from tropical plants, and many plant nurseries are open during all seasons if you want to take an orchid home.

Bok Tower Gardens

At Tampa's Bok Tower Gardens, you'll find one of the best-maintained parks in all of Florida. A beautiful 205-foot marble tower dominates the park, and countless ponds, flower beds, benches and lawns provide plenty of space to play soccer or enjoy an afternoon picnic.

Tampa Bay History Center

Although Europeans did not begin colonizing the Americas until the 16th century, the American Indians reached Florida thousands of years prior. The Tampa Bay History Center is a Smithsonian Institute affiliate that charts Florida's entire history. Take a guided tour and experience more than 10,000 years of history. Afterwards, enjoy Spanish and Cuban cuisine in the center's restaurant.

Busch Gardens

You don't have to travel the whole way to Orlando to seek thrills on intimidating rollercoasters. Busch Gardens Tampa has eight rollercoasters, including Kumba, which rises more than 140 feet above the ground. Because Busch Gardens Tampa was previously known as Busch Gardens Africa, most of the rides, attractions and park areas have African names and themes that range from Morocco to the Congo.

Museum of Science and Industry

If you're bringing the entire family to Tampa, your kids will have a blast at MOSI, the Museum of Science and Industry. MOSI is home to a curved IMAX screen, and the theater often shows current movies as well as science documentaries. The museum itself has dozens of exhibits, and your kids will be able to learn about different technologies with hands-on experience.


Tampa is a major city for sporting events and you’re likely to have the opportunity to watch at least one sports game during your stay. Catch the local Buccaneers NFL team at the Raymond James Stadium, or if hockey is more your style, chill out at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Would you rather play sports instead of watching them? Go kayaking in Tampa Bay, or work up a sweat at Tampa Tennis.

Travel information

If you're flying into Tampa, you are in luck. Tampa International Airport (TPA) typically gets very high marks and connects to a variety of destinations, including Havana and Toronto. Drivers also have easy access. Tampa connects straight to Orlando with I-4, which minimizes driving times. To reach Gainesville to the north, drive on I-75 for about 90 minutes. Naples is a few hours to the south on I-75, and you can easily reach Miami by taking the Tamiami Trail.

Best time to visit

Tampa is a resort destination all year-round. It escapes much of the summer crowds that gravitate toward Orlando, allowing availability during peak season, and making it an ideal place to locate last minute travel packages. Florida often experiences hurricanes during the summer, but they rarely affect the Tampa Bay area. Hotels in the area are well-equipped to deal with any extreme weather, so storms are unlikely to impact your trip.

Temperatures are extremely pleasant during the fall and spring seasons, and you'll find Tampa to be comfortable in October without a jacket or even long pants. Shorts and sandals are appropriate attire for this Florida vacation, and the Gulf of Mexico is almost always warm enough for a swim.

Recently Rated Tampa Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch
Busch Gardens
2.5 / 5
44 reviews
2 stars $49
Embassy Suites Tampa - USF/Near Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens
4.2 / 5
38 reviews
3 stars $84
La Quinta Inn Tampa Bay Airport
3.6 / 5
111 reviews
2 stars $75
Comfort Suites At Fairgrounds-Casino
3.9 / 5
7 reviews
2 stars $71
Holiday Inn Express & Suites TAMPA STADIUM AIRPORT AREA
3.8 / 5
96 reviews
3 stars $69
Howard Johnson Hotel - Tampa Airport/Stadium
2.7 / 5
90 reviews
2 stars $45
Tampa Airport Marriott
4.0 / 5
57 reviews
4 stars $126
Holiday Inn Express & Suites TAMPA-FAIRGROUNDS-CASINO
4.0 / 5
19 reviews
3 stars $85
BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel
3.7 / 5
269 reviews
3 stars $76
Sailport Waterfront Suites on Tampa Bay
3.7 / 5
374 reviews
3 stars $108

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1 BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 269 reviews

7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway Map

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Waterfront property on Tampa's Rocky Point near Busch GardensBest Western Bay Harbor offers waterfront accommodations near Busch Gardens and the Florida Aquarium. Recently renovated, the hotel... More

Nice place to stay
I was very pleased with my stay. The location was great and convenient to many restaurants, shopping, etc.
Dec 16, 2014
From $126

2 Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

4 stars
4.2 / 5 110 reviews

700 South Florida Avenue Map

Rate includes breakfast

Downtown luxury overlooking Tampa BayTampa Marriott Waterside Hotel is a landmark on the water, featuring 27 stories of rooms and suites overlooking Tampa Bay. The hotel incorporates cutting-edge... More

Great value
Big hotel, great value for the money, next to the water, plenty to do nearby.
Nov 19, 2014
From $99

3 The Westin Tampa Harbour Island

4 stars
3.9 / 5 61 reviews

725 South Harbour Island Blvd Map

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Resort atmosphere on Tampa’s unique Harbour Island The Westin Tampa Harbour Island is situated on a unique landscaped island in downtown Tampa. Adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center, the... More

Strange layout. Lobby was difficult to find.
Very average room. Very average lobby. Very average service. Everything was just average.
Nov 23, 2014
From $103

4 Hilton Tampa Downtown

4 stars
4.0 / 5 121 reviews

211 North Tampa Street Map

Sophisticated corporate retreat in downtown TampaHilton Tampa Downtown is a corporate retreat ideally located in the heart of the city. This 17-story urban hotel is surrounded by the natural... More

Great Staff
This was a quick one night business trip at a normal downtown Hilton. However from the moment we drove up to the front door the many staff were very friendly and helpful, especially the waitstaff...
Dec 16, 2014
From $119

5 Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

3 stars
4.1 / 5 62 reviews

513 South Florida Avenue Map

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

All-suite property connected to convention center on Tampa’s harbor Embassy Suites Tampa has a direct link to the Tampa Convention Center via sky bridge, making this hotel ideal for business... More

The room was clean, but very basic. The best part is complimentary hot (cook to order) breakfast.
Oct 30, 2014
From $99

6 Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 92 reviews

200 North Ashley Drive Map

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Tampa hotel just steps from banks of Hillsborough River The newly renovated Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel is just steps from the banks of the Hillsborough River. Guests can wander downtown... More

Parking is at a premium in downtown Tampa,so we were so happy to drop the car off at the hotel and take the shuttle to the convention center. They even let us check in a bit early,which was so...
Nov 16, 2014
From $149

7 Floridan Palace Hotel

4 stars
3.5 / 5 11 reviews

905 N. Florida Ave Map

Located in the heart of Tampa. Built in 1926, this nineteen story hotel has been brought back to its original grandeur. Indulge yourself in old world charm, met with the modern comforts of today.... More

Has a few missing links.
Upon arrival you will think... "wow, kinda cool" you'll say hi to nice front desk person who will professionally complete your check in.... you'll go up a nice wooden elevator.... into a nice...
Oct 5, 2014
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8 Le Méridien Tampa

5 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

601 North Florida Avenue Map

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Part of the National Register of Historic Places, the century-old Historic Federal Courthouse has been transformed into Le Méridien Tampa. Stunning architecture juxtaposes with modern touches in... More

Nice clean modern
Hotel was great-recently renovated so everything was fresh.
Nov 25, 2014
From $109

9 Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Ybor City/Downtown, FL

3 stars
4.0 / 5 85 reviews

1301 East 7th Avenue Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

The Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Ybor City/Downtown, FL hotel is located in Ybor City, a nationally recognized historic district of downtown Tampa, Florida. With our rich designs and comfortable... More

Great location, great staff and great overall condition for the hotel. Walk out the door for a quick stroll and you're in the heart of Ybor. Highly reccomend this hotel.
Nov 21, 2014
From $87

10 Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore

3 stars
4.0 / 5 128 reviews

4811 West Main St Map

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Our spacious guest rooms feature contemporary decor with stylish furnishings including the Hyatt Grand beds, state-of-the-art media and work center with a high-definition 42 inch flat panel... More

Nice weekend trip for two
We enjoyed our recent stay at the Hyatt Place Tampa. The room was spacious and clean. The bed very comfortable The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was very convenient for us.
Sep 25, 2014
From $99

11 Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Downtown

3 stars
3.9 / 5 16 reviews

101 East Tyler Street Map

Choice of self-contained suites with full facilities in downtown Tampa  The Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Downtown offers studio, one- and two-bedroom rooms. There are 109 suites on the... More

Perfect for conference
I stayed here during a three day conference held at the Tampa Convention Center. The hotel is about 5 min from the convention center and they have an incredibly convenient, complimentary shuttle...
Oct 21, 2014
From $179

12 Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

1207 South Howard Avenue Map

Rate Includes Breakfast

Foodies, take note: your dream destination exists here in Tampa, FL. Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection offers a thoroughly unique take on the hotel concept. Our partnership with the legendary... More

Great Hotel
Really great hotel in an excellent location. Nice rooms, amenities, and terrific service. Thank you.
Aug 5, 2014
From $109

13 Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown

3 stars
3.5 / 5 22 reviews

102 E Cass St Map

Rate includes breakfast

Welcome to the Courtyard Downtown Tampa hotel! Located in the heart of downtown near the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, we are here to make your stay in Tampa most enjoyable. Just a few... More

Close walk to everything downtown
My favorite part of this hotel was its proximity to the lovely downtown are in Tampa.
Mar 2, 2014
From $84

14 Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore

4 stars
4.1 / 5 119 reviews

4400 West Cypress Street Map

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All-suite Hotel with Fitness Center and Pool in the Heart of Sunny TampaThe Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore in downtown Tampa offers spacious suites with a full range of amenities for... More

Great place to stay
We stayed 2 nights and the king size room was very spacious. The bed was very comfortable and and the staff was friendly. The price was great. Would definitely recommend to friends.
Nov 17, 2014
From $126

15 Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 47 reviews

4200 Jim Walter Blvd Map

Rate includes breakfast

Tampa hotel with a taste of the MediterraneanThe Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel has a uniquely Mediterranean style and ambience with bright colors, hand-glazed tiles and custom... More

Super Stay !!!
Great location, very friendly staff with A really good restaurant .
Oct 15, 2014
From $98

16 InterContinental TAMPA

4 stars
4.1 / 5 149 reviews

4860 West Kennedy Boulevard Map

Florida style in the heart of Tampa, and walking distance to everything The InterContinental Tampa, tucked away in the Westshore business district, is just minutes from the Tampa International... More

Did not replenish coffee. Did not replenish shower cap. Did not remove used shampoo containers. Room next to noisy elevator..."no other available." Probably what you get with package deal.
Nov 19, 2014
From $132

17 Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District

3 stars
3.8 / 5 16 reviews

1700 East 9th Avenue Map

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

The Hilton Garden Inn Ybor Historic District hotel in Tampa, Florida is located one block from Centro Ybor and a trolley car ride away from Channelside. The beautiful Hilton Garden Inn Ybor... More

Friendly Staff
Hotel staff was very friendly. Great full breakfast. Building is a little older, but the rooms are quite spacious. Furnishings are run of the mill, bedding is very clean, and the parking lot could...
Oct 19, 2014
From $108

18 Sailport Waterfront Suites on Tampa Bay

3 stars
3.7 / 5 374 reviews

2506 North Rocky Point Dr Map

All-suites hotel centrally located on intimate Rocky Point Island Sailport Waterfront Suites is Tampa's only all-suite waterfront destination, overlooking the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay.... More

Small & Older
Clean & Friendly place but very small & outdated. Very small suite, was like living in a railroad box car.
Dec 1, 2014
From $79

19 Tahitian Inn Cafe and Spa

3 stars
3.7 / 5 125 reviews

601 S. Dale Mabry Hwy Map

Serene Tampa hotel with spa, Koi pond and pool The Tahitian Inn Hotel Café & Spa in Tampa, Florida offers guests spacious rooms, extensive spa facilities and a fully-equipped fitness center.... More

The hotel is in the perfect location. The landscape of the hotel is beautiful plus the hotel restaraunt has great food.
Nov 16, 2014
From $79

20 Doubletree Hotel Tampa Westshore Airport

3 stars
3.8 / 5 80 reviews

4500 West Cypress Street Map

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

The Doubletree Hotel Tampa Westshore Airport, located less than two miles from Tampa International Airport in the heart of the vibrant Westshore business district, provides complimentary airport... More

Very good experience
When I arrived at the location, staff offered to assist me with my things. At the front desk, they were polite and quick to get me prepared for my room. It was beautiful and inviting. Plus the...
Nov 25, 2014