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Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore

Whenever I need to book a hotel room, I always look for an Embassay suites first. This one was very clean and everyone was friendly. Shout out to the bartenders John and Chelsea (they worked Saturday and Sunday night) for making awesome drinks! I love the complimentary happy hour, they still make a good cocktail even though it's free. The chocolate and raspberry cheesecake at the hotel restaurant was to die for, my boyfriend and I just about arm wrestled for the last bite. Also, the free breakfast was pretty good, and the hours are actually realistic for breakfast and people who like to sleep in. I wouldnt say it was Gordon Ramsay level of cooking, but it was free and filling with made to order omelettes! I usually end up paying a bit more for a King room at the Embassay suites, but the happy hour, free breakfast, and friendly staff soooo make it worth it! And plus we were 15 minutes from some good restaurants, the Lowry park zoo, and the airport if we had to fly somewhere. The only reason I wouldn't stay at this hotel again, is if they were completely booked....and I would still keep calling for a spot!!

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Westin Tampa Bay Hotel

Our experience was superb! The staff was professional, the room/room view was excellent, and it was a quick convenient drive to the zoo/airport when we needed. They even had jet ski's to rent which was super cool! The only negative was that we forgot to use the free shuttle service to the airport, but the staff didn't remind us either. However, it was a measly $8 drive so I wasn't too upset. Thanks for the experience Westin!

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3 days ago

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The Westshore Grand

This hotel was conveniently placed next to the shopping mall so we had a nice little walk to the mall for some dinner! The staff was courteous and professional, and the room was very nice! The only downfall is the view looks into some office building but I'm sure we could have requested a different room if we were staying longer. Overall, the experience was great!

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3 days ago

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The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa

Wtr was amazing. Nice ambiance and decor. Convenient location

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Pro tips from our travel blog: Everything you need to know for a perfectly rewarding trip to Tampa

Get a Slice of the Big Guava

Known affectionately as ‘The Big Guava’, in reference to an ill-informed mission to find wild guava trees, Tampa is a beautiful city situated on Florida’s Gulf Coast. While it might be famous for its beautiful beaches and the hedonistic nightlife of Ybor City, Tampa has plenty to offer families and couples. Whether you want to enjoy beautiful gardens, spend the day at the zoo or catch a hockey game, hotels in Tampa will put you in the perfect place to enjoy the attractions you want.

Beaches

With more than 360 days of sunshine a year, Tampa is the ideal place for a beach break. There are plenty to choose from and, if you’re wondering where to stay in Tampa to make the most of the sun, sea and sand, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets.

Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach is one of the best beaches in the region and very popular with families. There are water sports by the dozen and plenty of restaurants and diners, allowing you to grab a snack in between topping up your tan and zipping across the waves. Shoppers will find some excellent retail opportunities just behind the beach, and little ones are sure to enjoy a trip on an old-fashioned pirate ship before you return to your hotels in Tampa.

If you want to avoid the crowds at Clearwater, then head for Sand Key Park. Small and secluded, it tends to attract only a handful of surfers and is a superb spot for a family picnic by the sea.

Honeymoon Island State Park Beach is popular with newlyweds, who come to soak up the spectacular sunsets. With four miles of white, powder-soft sands, it’s perfect for a romantic stroll.

Beyond the Beach

If you’re looking for a fun day out for all the family, you’ll find that there are some excellent things to see and do just a short distance from most hotels in Tampa.

Busch gardens is set over 335 acres and is an African-themed animal theme park. Roller coaster fans and older children can experience the thrills on some of the best rides in Florida. The Sheikra is a floorless dive-coaster that towers over 60 meters in height. Alternatively, test your nerve – and your stomach – on the upside-down experience that is the Montu roller coaster, or get your adrenaline pumping with a ride on the Falcon’s Fury: a 335-foot-high drop-tower.

The fun isn’t just for older visitors, either; there’s plenty for youngsters to enjoy, such as the Sesame-Street-themed Air Grover mini-rollercoaster, the Stanley Falls Flume and the Serengeti Express safari train. For those who like to party, Busch Gardens has extended its opening hours as part of the Summer Nights program, giving grown-ups the chance to dance the night away and whiten their knuckles on some of their favorite rides.

Something for the Budding Scientists

Families staying in Tampa hotels with youngsters should put a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry at the top of their to-do lists. Packed with interactive exhibits, it’s ideal for budding scientists, who can lose themselves in the state’s biggest scientific playground. See the stars as you’ve never seen them before at the museum’s Planetarium, touch lightning, and challenge your fears on the 10-meter-high Sky Ropes Trail.

Catch a Show

Whether you’re a sports fan, a music lover or a comedy nut, you’re never far from entertainment venues when you stay at hotels in Tampa. The Amalie Arena is top of the entertainment centers, and caters for families and groups all year round. It’s an enormous arena that puts on sports matches, big bands, and top comedy acts. Catch a game of hockey, experience the high drama of WWE wrestling, or experience the thrill of seeing your favorite artists and comedians at work.