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What travelers to Tampa are saying

Safe vacation. Clearwater beach was excellent. Great destination for vacation.
Mathew V. Mar 17, 2015
We enjoy coming to Tampa to play golf and for the horse racing.
Rosanna A. Mar 16, 2015

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.

Sports

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 booked Tampa hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Vista Inn and Suites Tampa
Busch Gardens
4 minutes ago 3 stars $58
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
Busch Gardens
1 hour ago 3 stars $64
BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel 2 hours ago 3 stars $84
Hyatt Place Tampa Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens
3 hours ago 3 stars $89
Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel 3 hours ago 4 stars $120
Le Meridien Tampa
Downtown
5 hours ago 5 stars $101
Aloft Tampa Downtown
Downtown
13 hours ago 3 stars $103
Tahitian Inn Cafe and Spa 15 hours ago 3 stars $89
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport - Westshore 15 hours ago 3 stars $92
Embassy Suites Tampa - Airport/Westshore 16 hours ago 3 stars $107

Recently Rated Tampa Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center
Downtown
4.0 / 5
75 reviews
3 stars $119
Holiday Inn TAMPA WESTSHORE - AIRPORT AREA
3.9 / 5
122 reviews
3 stars $82
Hyatt Place Tampa Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens
3.8 / 5
31 reviews
3 stars $89
Extended Stay America - Tampa - Airport - Memorial Hwy
3.1 / 5
12 reviews
2 stars $72
Sailport Waterfront Suites on Tampa Bay
3.8 / 5
426 reviews
3 stars $103
Vista Inn and Suites Tampa
Busch Gardens
3.1 / 5
52 reviews
3 stars $58
Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City
Brandon
4.0 / 5
44 reviews
2 stars $63
Wingate by Wyndham Tampa/At USF
Busch Gardens
4.3 / 5
45 reviews
3 stars $88
Clarion Inn Tampa - Brandon
Brandon
4.5 / 5
2 reviews
3 stars $75
BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel
3.8 / 5
371 reviews
3 stars $84

Activities in Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa

Enjoy world-class thrill rides, fun family entertainment, and unparalled exotic animal encounters at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, a theme park packed with adventure!

SeaWorld Orlando

Immerse yourself in wonder at SeaWorld® Orlando, where the aquatic world comes alive. Ride the mighty Manta®. Experience the awe-inspiring One Ocean® show. Embark on the epic 3D 360 voyage of TurtleTrek®. And see the world through the eyes of a penguin in the thrilling, chilling adventure of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®!

LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND® Florida is a 150-acre interactive theme park dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. With more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, LEGOLAND® is geared towards family fun!  With more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, LEGOLAND® is geared towards family fun!

Come and experience LEGOLAND® Florida or the new LEGOLAND® Water Park, where families can splash down slides, cool off in the wave pool, and even build their own LEGO raft inside the lazy river.

Featured Tampa Hotels

From $84

1 BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 371 reviews

7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway

Save 15%

Best Western Bay Harbor offers waterfront accommodations near Busch Gardens and the Florida Aquarium. Recently renovated, the hotel offers convenient access to many local attractions and the...

Quick hitter
Nice hotel and great location!!! Staff could be better
Jun 28, 2015
From $125

2 The Westin Tampa Harbour Island

4 stars
4.0 / 5 71 reviews

725 South Harbour Island Blvd

Save 25% on your stay

The Westin Tampa Harbour Island is situated on a unique landscaped island in downtown Tampa. Adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center, the location is convenient for both business and leisure...

Relaxing waterfront getaway!
The hotel has a slight vintage feel, but well maintained. It is situated bayfront and allows for some very relaxing evenings. The hotel is close to everything! You will find the staff very friendly...
Jun 27, 2015
From $139

3 Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

4 stars
4.2 / 5 124 reviews

700 South Florida Avenue

Rate includes breakfast

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel is a landmark on the water, featuring 27 stories of rooms and suites overlooking Tampa Bay. The hotel incorporates cutting-edge technology with a lively and elegant...

Great Hotel
Very close to game. Go Lightning !! Fun fun fun fun real fun
Jun 8, 2015
From $116

4 Hilton Tampa Downtown

4 stars
4.1 / 5 146 reviews

211 North Tampa Street

Hilton Tampa Downtown is a corporate retreat ideally located in the heart of the city. This 17-story urban hotel is surrounded by the natural attractions of Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast. Guests...

Excellent!
This place was absolutely great! Every staff member was wonderful to us and helped us multiple times! FYI: We were staying during the weekend so we got away with parking across the street in the...
Jun 9, 2015
From $107

5 Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 104 reviews

200 North Ashley Drive

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The newly renovated Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel is just steps from the banks of the Hillsborough River. Guests can wander downtown for an afternoon spent in the warmth of the Florida sun. ...

Classy Hotel
The hotel is a breath of fresh air. Very new and clean with outstanding views and located in a very desirable area. Close to restaurants and the river walk.
Jun 1, 2015
From $109

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

3 stars
4.1 / 5 98 reviews

1301 East 7th Avenue

Free On The House 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...

Conference trip
They provided a shuttle to the convention center, very convenient. Free breakfast was great.
Jun 6, 2015
From $76

7 Doubletree Hotel Tampa Westshore Airport

3 stars
3.9 / 5 101 reviews

4500 West Cypress Street

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

The Doubletree Hotel Tampa Westshore Airport is located less than two miles from Tampa International Airport in the heart of the Westshore business district. Guests are greeted with chocolate chip...

Wonderful, Restful/Peaceful Weekend
My first room was facing the interstate and it was extremely noisy all night but I requested another room and It was great.
Jun 30, 2015
From $101

8 Le Meridien Tampa

5 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

601 North Florida Avenue

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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...

I'll definitely go back
What a wonderful hotel... the staff ROCKS.. specially The Night Staff (Theodis Lane and Ana) you guys are wonderful.. Thank you so much for being so kind and nice to us...
Feb 26, 2015
From $89

9 Tahitian Inn Cafe and Spa

3 stars
3.7 / 5 148 reviews

601 S. Dale Mabry Hwy

The Tahitian Inn Hotel Café & Spa in Tampa, Florida offers guests spacious rooms, extensive spa facilities and a fully-equipped fitness center. The hotel also has a fine restaurant that covers...

Not Recommended
The hotel did not meet my expectations at all. The location was great and central to downtown Tampa. However, the staff was not accommodating to appliances that were broken upon arrival and made no...
Jun 24, 2015
From $119

10 Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

3 stars
4.0 / 5 75 reviews

513 South Florida Avenue

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

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...

Great Holding Hotel
This is where our cruise began and end, here at the Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center. I couldn't have imagined a better place to began an unknown adventure and to come back and...
Jun 30, 2015

11 Floridan Palace Hotel

4 stars
3.3 / 5 16 reviews

905 N. Florida Ave

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....

Is a good hotel for a family
Is a goog hotel with an excelent location! I recommend this hotel for a good vacation
May 19, 2015
From $139

12 Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

1207 South Howard Avenue

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...

Great Hotel
Really great hotel in an excellent location. Nice rooms, amenities, and terrific service. Thank you.
Aug 5, 2014
From $119

13 Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Downtown

3 stars
3.8 / 5 18 reviews

101 East Tyler Street

  The Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Downtown offers studio, one- and two-bedroom rooms. There are 109 suites on the seven floors of the hotel accessed through a common lobby, and an 81...

Awesome Location, Just Don't Stay On The First Floor
The hotel was nice and it was right near major attractions and about a mile from Union Station. My issue was that others have reviewed that if you had a first floor room near the street that the...
Jun 17, 2015
From $93

14 InterContinental TAMPA

4 stars
4.1 / 5 181 reviews

4860 West Kennedy Boulevard

Save up to 25% off

The InterContinental Tampa, tucked away in the Westshore business district, is just minutes from the Tampa International Airport. The casual sense of elegance, along with its Florida style and...

Work Trip to Conference in Tampa
The hotel was very comfortable, clean, friendly. The value was good but the location wasn't the best. Good if you have a car.
May 28, 2015
From $103

15 Aloft Tampa Downtown

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

100 West Kennedy Boulevard

Save 33 % on your stay

Celebrate your style at Aloft Tampa Downtown, a hip new hotel thats steps from museums, parks, restaurants, nightlife, sports, and shopping. We offer easy-breezy access to the Riverwalk, the Tampa...

Good weekend getaway
The hotel stay was excellent. The check in and out staff were really friendly and helpful. They really knew the surrounding area when I asked them for directions and if certain stores were close by.
May 30, 2015
From $119

16 Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown

3 stars
3.5 / 5 27 reviews

102 E Cass St

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...

mini vaca
My stay was nice. Personnel was friendly. Centrally located for what trip required. Room was clean and fresh. Towels were abundant. Experienced noise from street as my room faced the pool. Nice...
Jun 16, 2015
From $111

17 Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District

3 stars
3.9 / 5 18 reviews

1700 East 9th Avenue

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...

Pleasure
Very good. Excellent staff. I thought that for the price breakfast & parking should have been included. Wireless connection a little slow. The staff were great.
May 19, 2015
From $71

18 BEST WESTERN Tampa

3 stars
3.5 / 5 64 reviews

734 S Dale Mabry Highway

Save 15% on your stay

Discover this full-service Tampa, Florida hotel providing convenient access to MacDill Air Force Base and the Tampa Convention Center as well as nearby St. Petersburg attractions. Welcome to the...

It was mother's day.
The room was very clean. The bed was great. And the Jacuzzi tub nailed it It was a awesome stay I will for ever book that room again.
Jun 7, 2015
From $120

19 Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 66 reviews

4200 Jim Walter Blvd

Rate includes breakfast

The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel has a uniquely Mediterranean style and ambience with bright colors, hand-glazed tiles and custom ironwork. The Pellagia Trattoria has an open-air...

In town for conference
Very nice place and had a great time. Also the mall next to hotel was awesome they have all the good stores
Jun 25, 2015
From $99

20 Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore

4 stars
4.1 / 5 137 reviews

4400 West Cypress Street

Save 20% on your stay

The Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore in downtown Tampa offers spacious suites with a full range of amenities for business and leisure travelers alike. The complex has its own chic restaurant...

Excelente
Excellent hotel in conditions, very clean room and very comfortable, the treatment wonderful, with a great desire to return again.it's a shame you do not have cultural activities amenicen the hotel...
Jun 23, 2015