Part of Florida’s growing Tampa Bay metropolitan area, Brandon lies less than 10 miles from downtown Tampa and offers travelers a handful of hotels away from the hustle and bustle of the center city. Florida State Road 60, the main east-west artery through the Brandon area, runs from Clearwater in the west to Vero Beach on Florida’s east coast. All of Brandon’s hotels are clustered on or near this key route.
Best Wester Brandon Hotel & Conference Center
Right on State Road 60, this two-story, 117-unit hotel puts guests within easy reach of both downtown Tampa and Brandon’s sprawling Westfield shopping mall, one of the area’s largest enclosed shopping centers. All rooms and suites feature microwave ovens and compact refrigerators, as well as high-speed Internet. Recreational facilities include a 24-hour fitness center and outdoor swimming pool, and business travelers can put the finishing touches on proposals and projects in the hotel’s business center. The hotel provides a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. On-site dining options include Beef O’Brady’s and Rick’s Cafe, both of which serve lunch and dinner.
Embassy Suites Tampa Brandon
A good choice for family groups or travelers who are planning an extended stay, this five-story, all-suites hotel is conveniently located at the junction of Interstate 75 and State Road 60. Each of the hotel’s147 two-room suites features separate sleeping and living rooms with microwave ovens, refrigerators and dining areas. Recreational facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center. The hotel provides a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and an evening reception with free cocktails. Tucked into a corner of the hotel’s atrium-style lobby, Mango’s Restaurant serves lunch and dinner in a relaxed setting.
Holiday Inn Express Tampa-Brandon
Just off Interstate 75 and State Road 60, this lakeside, 119-unit hotel lies close to the regional offices of several national corporations, making it a convenient base for business travelers. Guests who’d like to try their chances with Lady Luck are within easy driving distance of Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, only four miles away. They also can relax around the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool, enjoy views of the nearby lake or work out in the fitness center. The hotel has no on-site restaurant but serves a complimentary breakfast buffet daily. Nearby restaurants include Outback Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Tres Amigos, Chili’s and Red Lobster.
La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Brandon Regency Park
If you’re traveling with a pet, this may be the perfect hotel choice for you. Here you and your animal companion can share a room or suite with no additional fee for the privilege. The La Quinta offers comfortable rooms with all the basic amenities for a reasonable price. If you would like to stay active, swim a few laps in the hotel’s outdoor pool or exercise in the fitness center. There is no on-site restaurant, but the hotel provides a complimentary breakfast each morning. Nearby restaurants include Red Lobster, Chili’s, Panera Bread, Outback Steakhouse and Olive Garden.