Hotels Near International Plaza in Tampa, Florida

by Lisa Fritscher

International Plaza is a two-story, upscale shopping mall and outdoor lifestyle center next door to the Tampa International Airport. Hotels in the area are generally airport hotels, providing easy access for those flying into or out of Tampa, Florida. The intersection of Interstate 4 and Interstate 275 is just a few blocks away, offering easy access to points throughout Tampa and surrounding communities. A handful of hotels are quite close to International Plaza and represent the types of lodging found in the area.

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Renaissance International Plaza Hotel

The Renaissance International Plaza Hotel is a deluxe property located inside the International Plaza. Like Tampa itself, the hotel blends elements of Mediterranean and Cuban design. Bright, bold colors and custom ironwork are prevalent throughout. The hotel offers secure wired Internet access in all guest rooms and wireless access in public spaces. All guest rooms feature plush bedding and a movable desk with power outlets, while Club Level rooms provide additional living space and access to the Club Lounge. Hotel amenities include a concierge desk and nightly turn-down service. Dining options include a full-service Italian restaurant, bar serving lighter fare and 24-hour room service.

Hyatt Place Tampa Airport

The Hyatt Place Tampa Airport is a deluxe hotel just blocks from International Plaza. All guest rooms offer an oversize sofa sleeper, 42-inch, flat-screen television, wet bar and granite counter tops. Free wireless Internet and a complimentary continental breakfast are provided. Dining options include a bakery, 24-hour counter service restaurant and mini-mart. A complimentary 24-hour fitness center is located on site.

La Quinta Inn Tampa Bay Airport

The La Quinta Inn Tampa Bay Airport is a budget option located less than a mile from International Plaza. Hotel amenities include free wireless Internet, an expanded continental breakfast and outdoor swimming pool. A complimentary airport shuttle runs from 4:45 a.m. until 12:45 a.m. There is no restaurant on site, but dozens of eateries are located within easy walking distance of the hotel.

Extended Stay America Tampa Airport Westshore

If you plan to spend several weeks in Tampa, you may prefer an extended-stay hotel. The Extended Stay America Tampa Airport Westshore offers expanded living space and a more homelike feel than a traditional hotel room. All guest rooms offer kitchens with a microwave, stove top and refrigerator. Pets are accepted with a nonrefundable deposit. Housekeeping services are provided weekly. Additional housekeeping services are available at a nominal charge, and guests may exchange towels at the front desk as needed.

About the Author

Lisa Fritscher is a freelance writer specializing in disabled adventure travel. She spent 15 years working for Central Florida theme parks and frequently travels with her disabled father. Fritscher's work can be found in both print and online mediums, including VisualTravelTours.com. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of South Florida.

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