If your travels are bringing you to the Tampa and St. Petersburg area of Florida, there are a number of hotel accommodations available, ranging from budget to luxury. If you will not have transportation in the form of a rental car and you will be flying in and out, you may want to consider a hotel that provides shuttle transfers to and from the Tampa International Airport.
La Quinta Inn-Tampa Airport
The La Quinta Inn-Tampa Airport is located less than a mile from Tampa International airport, meaning you can be relaxing in your room within minutes of landing on the tarmac. For those visiting the area for leisure purposes, the hotel is central to many of the bay area’s attractions. Busch Gardens, Ybor City, the St. Petersburg beaches, and the city’s three professional sports facilities are all close by. The 121 rooms at the La Quinta Inn are comfortable and spacious and feature amenities that include Wi-Fi, cable television, coffee maker, data ports and an alarm clock. Guests get free waffle breakfasts each day and access to an outdoor pool. Airport shuttles are complimentary, and they run continuously from 4:45 a.m. until 12:45 a.m. daily.
Doubletree Tampa Westshore Airport
The Doubletree Tampa Westshore is located just a five-minute drive from the Tampa International Airport. Guests at the Doubletree get round-trip shuttle service to the airport 24 hours per day for no extra charge. Tampa’s Westshore district is the location of many of the area’s businesses and corporate offices. The Tampa Convention Center, the University of Tampa and the Tampa Performing Arts Center are all in the same neighborhood with the Doubletree. Sports fans will also enjoy staying here to see their team play. Raymond James Stadium, the St. Pete Times Forum and Steinbrenner Field are all within 10 minutes of the hotel. These venues are the homes of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning and spring training for the New York Yankees. The hotel itself features chocolate chip cookies at check-in, 489 newly renovated guest rooms, 17 luxurious suites, a sports bar, restaurant and a 24-hour business center.
SpringHill Suites Tampa Westshore
The SpringHill Suites Tampa Westshore is a 149-unit all-suite hotel in the heart of the Tampa business district. This hotel offers guests large, luxurious rooms with separate living spaces and amenities that include premium cable television, safe deposit boxes, valet dry cleaning, complimentary hot breakfast buffet and an on-site laundry facility. The hotel also has an outdoor pool, whirlpool and exercise room. Free airport shuttles run from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m. The SpringHill Suites Tampa Westshore is close to all the sports facilities in the city as well as historic Ybor City and Busch Gardens.
Embassy Suites Tampa Airport
The Embassy Suites Tampa Airport is located within 10 minutes drive of the Tampa International Airport and is situated five miles inland from the Port of Tampa. The hotel offers its guests round-trip shuttle transfers to the airport around the clock. The Embassy Suites features a selection of two-room, one-bedroom, suites with a separate living area and full two-bedroom suites for the even more space. Accommodations here include a wet bar, microwave, mini fridge and Wi Fi. The hotel also features on-site amenities that include room service, a sundries shop, complimentary breakfast, laundry facility, a lounge, outdoor pool, hot tub and fitness room.
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