hotels with a view in East Lake-Orient Park, FL

1. Hyatt Place Tampa Downtown (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

On a bustling downtown street, this streamlined hotel is 12 minutes’ walk from Amalie Arena, a mile from Sparkman Wharf and 7 miles from Tampa International Airport.Understated rooms featuring colorful accents provide Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs with Chromecast, plus minifridges, coffeemakers and sofabeds. Upgraded rooms add floor-to-ceiling windows offering city views. Room service is available.There’s a chic restaurant/bar with indoor and open-air seating, as well as a 24-hour convenience store. Other amenities include a gym and a pool. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the beds
  • Walking distance to Tampa Theatre and The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
  • 14 min drive to Tampa International Airport
  • Guests liked the professional service
  • Guests praised the chic restaurant
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Kemi Hardaway

I had a great time staying at this hotel My room was available as soon as I arrived The front desk staff was nice and professional

I was not told that I had to use the hotel key to use the elevators, but a very nice housekeeping staff person told me I needed to use my key My room was spacious and clean with a nice view This location is great as it’s close to everything and you can use the streetcar as well The nearest station for a street car is about two-three blocks away The AC in the room was great! I did have to request for housekeeping by simply calling the front desk The breakfast buffet is the best They had waffles, bacon, potatoes, smoked salmon, fruit, oatmeal just to name a few! I made sure I caught the buffet every morning Their happy hour is just okay They should put cocktails on the menu for happy hour and more selection of foods on the happy hour menu The process for checkout was smooth and fast I can’t wait to visit this hotel again!

Sammie Lord

Room was very large and clean! My room had a kitchenette with a stove, dishes, pots, pans and silverware! As well as a dishwasher which I’ve never seen in a hotel before The staff is very nice and accommodating They offer hypoallergenic sheets, which was nice for me

They also made sure that my sheets were washed with dye free soap cause I’m severely allergic to fragrances and dyes Pool is pretty and location is right in the financial district There are a lot of restaurants nearby and it’s a short drive from Ybor City A few things I wish they could change is that, they don’t offer room service, or dine in room service Also the breakfast was a tad bit disappointing I wish they had a larger selection and options for people with different diets (vegan, gluten-free, etc) they have cheese, cold cuts and smoked salmon which is nice, however, I wish they stored it better especially the smoked salmon because it’s not safe or sanitary for it to sit out from 6:30 – 9:30 am It might make someone sick I also wish the food was higher quality at breakfast However, on the contrary, the restaurant at the hotel is great, and the portions are VERY large So you definitely get to your moneys worth

Tarra Rogers

This hotel checked all my boxes Clean, fast friendly check in, good breakfast selections and great location This hotel was everything I needed it to be

The only thing I would complain about is the $33/day valet parking but that’s something I expect in downtown area of big cities There is another parking option and I think it was about $25/day in a garage nearby Breakfast wasn’t just waffles and cereal They actually had, depending on the day, sausage or bacon, eggs or potatoes, lunch meat, cheeses, fruit, cereals, oatmeal different breads that you can toast as well as orange and apple juice, coffee and tea Lots of seating areas in and outside The rooms were nice, spacious and very clean The bed was a little soft for my liking but comfy enough The pool was clean with a nice vibe on the rooftop Next time I’m in Tampa I’ll be staying here again

2. Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Sabal Park/Brandon (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This casual all-suite hotel in east Tampa’s Sabal Park is less than a mile from I-75, 3 miles from the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre and 10 miles from Busch Gardens theme park.Modern studios and 1- and 2-bedroom suites come with fully equipped kitchens and free Wi-Fi, as well as pull-out sofas, desks and flat-screen TVs. All suites have separate living areas; some add fireplaces.Freebies include a hot breakfast buffet, parking and weekday evening socials. There’s also grocery delivery service and a convenience store, as well as an outdoor pool, a 24/7 fitness center and a sports court. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • 8 min drive to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Aaliyah Neilan

The front desk attendant was extreme nice I don’t like to discredit good customer service because people can be people if you know what I mean but this stay was horrible I thought I was in a scary movie

I am an titanium elite member with Marriott so I’ve stayed in a few hotels (for business and for personal) This experience was a joke When I arrived to the room I already knew it was the best The building is extremely old and outdated (that was okay with me I am on business and didn’t care about being somewhere glamorous) but when I walked in the room seemed dirty The fridge was leaking and everything had water stains It looked like they either didn’t clean or they didn’t clean properly What made me complain was the brown stains on the sheets I immediately requested new bed sheets I finally got settled in and I’m dosing off but when I look up there’s a huge spiders next near the curtain with the spider and his hostages The next was so big, I could immediately tell he had been there for months It was so big I thought I was in a Spider-Man movie (not even being funny) I immediately requested to switch rooms It’s now almost 11 pm and I switch to a second room When I turn on the lights , roaches scatter There was even some that stayed on the counter and hung out as I walked through the doors of the apartment to the counter they were hanging out on (clear sign of infestation ) at that point I was scared to sleep at this place I could only imagine leaving my bags here for 5 days and taking an infestation home with me My reservation was cancelled and I was left stranded in Tampa


When I walked in to check in, I was greeted by two very friendly men I told them what I was there for and that I wouldn’t be able to make it to breakfast They offered me snacks to take for the next day

They also gave me extra coffee to make The room I was in was extremely clean and nice I had enough towels for the two days I was there The bed was comfy and clean When I was able to attend breakfast, it was being kept stocked by a super helpful women She kept everything nice and neat Checkout was easy and quick and I would recommend staying here to others The only downside is that there are no restaurants close by Maybe the closest was a ten minute drive I would stay here again

Matthew Reis

Absolutely fantastic! All the way around! I booked in advance on the Bonvoy app, and called to ask a couple of specific questions The GM, Jake, was extraordinarily helpful and courteous He and the entire staff made us feel welcomed and appreciated

The pool needed a light replacement, but the maintenance engineer worked diligently to make the pool available to us within no time The ladies in charge of breakfast kept the food fresh, warm, and the area clean The house keepers greeted us with smiles every time we walked by The rooms were clean, neat, and the linens were spotless I can not say enough good things about Ms Cynthia at the front desk She went above and beyond for my group as well as every other guest I saw walk in Its obvious that Jake’s hospitable attitude Is the standard at this location I highly recommend this hotel for anyone staying in tampa It’s close to 75, shopping, and restaurants It was such a wonderful experience going out of town but being taken care of so well

3. Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Located just off I-75, this upscale hotel is 2.9 miles from the Florida State Fairgrounds and 9.9 miles from Busch Gardens Tampa.Warm rooms with balconies come with WiFi (fee), flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Club rooms provide access to a lounge with complimentary continental breakfast, all-day snacks and afternoon appetizers. Suites offer microwaves, minifridges, and living areas with pull-out sofas.Parking is free. Other amenities include an American grill and bar, plus regular wine-tasting. There’s also a 24/7 fitness center, tennis courts and an outdoor pool. Other perks include a business center and 30,000 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • 16 min drive to the Museum of Science & Industry
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests disliked the kitchenettes and others complained about the air conditioning
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned casinos 15 times
  • Guests mentioned balconies 45 times
  • Guests liked the nightlife
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

TA 206

Loved our stay… We came to town for a week to celebrate our anniversary The front desk, Pam, was so warm and welcoming We spent a couple of evenings relaxing at the bar for drinks and food

Brandon was the bartender and he is amazing! He is so friendly and fun, we had a great time talking and laughing Our room was cozy and we enjoyed having a balcony This trip it was nice not to be downtown, but we were close enough to the highway to get everywhere We would definitely come back here for our next trip

Nick Terpstra

Pam at the front desk is one of the kindest individuals I have come across in recent memory Just had to put that out there Get that woman a raise! Now, on to the review :)I stayed on the second floor and the end of the hallway with a decent pool view

The room was really nice Comfortable king size bed, mini fridge, massive TV, beautiful desk with CAT5e hook up, which is great since I do work on the roadThe bathroom is roomy and ornateI booked with Priceline, which can be risky, but it worked out greatFYI, for two nights, I paid $285 I’m pleased, good value

Ramon Scarlett

The staff was the nicest staff I’ve encountered at a hotel in awhile Special shout out to the front desk agent Sana! Very nice and professional young lady She were always friendly and asked how my stay was going every time I walked in the door

She also were able to recommend a few good places to grab food which Gabe the shuttle driver would sometimes take me, he also is always kind and very pleasant Overall, great experience

4. Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Connected to the Tampa Convention Center, this high-end, all-suite hotel in downtown is less than a mile from the Florida Aquarium and 8 miles from Busch Gardens Tampa amusement park.Understated suites offer separate living rooms with pull-out sofas, as well as kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs and desks. Upgraded quarters add free WiFi, Keurig coffeemakers, bay views and/or balconies, plus access to complimentary drinks and snacks.Freebies include hot breakfast and an evening weekday reception with refreshments. Other amenities consist of a coffee shop, a 24/7 gym, and an outdoor pool overlooking Tampa Bay.

Things You Need to Know

  • Some guests disliked the air conditioning
  • Walking distance to the Tampa Bay History Center and Sparkman Wharf
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “cruise ships” 15 times
  • Guests liked the bay views
  • Some guests complained about the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Ken Bass

Super clean! Rooms are the Embassy Suites “standard,” which means Excellent! Large suites, well designed with a mini-kitchen (fridge, microwave, coffee/tea maker, & sink) Impressive shower with the world’s perfect hot/cold water selector! Quiet, large sleeping area with efficient blackout curtains Nice amenities include iron/ironing board and a safe

Supreme breakfast and at the end of the day they have a wonderful Happy Hour for guests that includes free beer and wine (spirits are available as well) Five stars 🤩

Karina Colmenares

What an excellent stay! The room was great and the customer service was awesome The most memorable part was Jacob from the downstairs restaurant Taste He is one of the best bartender’s I’ve ever met in my life

You can tell he is passionate on what he does and he made my birthday weekend awesome!! Not only that, but that restaurant has the best food ever I went out to eat a few times in Tampa, but my family and I still found our way back to that restaurant because it was definitely 5 star material I will be coming back soon!!

Jerri Allaster

Incredibly expensive for the value I encourage you to book on line and DO NOT wait until the last minute, especially to book on a weekend Do not book at the desk as you will not receive the available online discounts

Although it is a suite, not worth $400+ a night The rooms need some work to get up to date You are provided 2 real glasses, 1 in our room was a quarter full of water and were apparently hand washed or just rinsed instead of cleaned in the dishwasher, unacceptable The room could use a deep cleaning The pool chairs are dated and the tables need to be cleaned periodically The upside, a free happy hour with limited selection from 5pm – 6:30 and breakfast daily, that offers a decent selection You have been warned ⚠️

5. Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Brandon (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 75, this modern all-suite hotel is 10 miles from the Florida Aquarium and 12 miles from Busch Gardens.Relaxed suites feature separate living rooms with pull-out sofas, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. All have microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers.Freebies include cooked-to-order breakfast, as well as evening receptions with appetizers and drinks. There’s also a casual restaurant, a heated outdoor pool and a fitness center, plus meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms
  • 14 min drive to the Henry B. Plant Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests praised the casual restaurant and the restaurant service
  • Guests mentioned “waffles” 14 times
  • Guests praised the lobby
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino

Feedback From Real Customers

Dan Brobst

My wife had a procedure in Tampa so we had to stay 3 days The experience was obviously stressful and a bit scary Every single person we encountered at this Embassy made this experience better

The front desk women were beyond helpful and nice The cleaning crew went out of their way to ensure our room was clean and safe before and after the surgery The cook was awesome and the lady in that area offered to fix my wife something special 5 stars and above to this team! Thank you for making a stressful experience better

LaShonda Renea Maxfield

Attended an awards event there Both conference rooms were well decorated and I loved that one had a sitting area Inside there is a really nice restaurant and seating that makes you feel as though you are sitting in a park outside

Catering staff was very friendly and accommodating (there was no vegan food but they made me a plate full of Romain lettuce) Guests raved about the food

6. Home2 Suites by Hilton Brandon Tampa (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set less than a mile from Interstate 75, this relaxed all-suite hotel is 6 miles from the Cracker Country museum, and 2 miles from Hillsborough County Parks.The colorful studios offer flat-screen TVs, sitting areas, and dining areas, as well as desks and kitchens. Laid-back suites add living rooms. Wi-Fi is complimentary.Breakfast and parking are free. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a gym, and laundry facilities, as well as a patio with BBQ grills.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have minibars
  • 12 min drive to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 12 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

GregO Dimagio

I stayed here for a few nights for work and from start to end was a pleasant experience for me The check in process was pretty quick, the front desk person was friendly and helpful and was knowledgeable about the area they worked in, which is sometimes rare The hotel feels brand new, it’s clean and bright with my room being ideal, clean, comfortable and quiet

Breakfast was as expected I was very impressed with the quality of this hotel, with the price being at a very good value and not all the hustle and bustle of downtown Tampa Look forward to my next stay in a few weeks

Christine Martin

We recently stayed at this property for eight nights with our family of five and a dog Overall, we had a really positive experience! The staff were very pleasant and helpful The hotel itself was clean and well appointed

The room size was large and comfortable for a our family during our stay We also found the hotel very quiet even with lots of guests and dogs staying there The breakfast every morning was also really niceThe only thing I’d say could use a bit of improvement were some of the amenities Because of Covid, the room cleaning doesn’t happen daily We had scheduled it for midway through and they didn’t come, so we had to ask them again and they came the next day We did run out of toilet paper and needed new towels more frequently, but when we asked, they were happy to oblige The cookware in the room was very limited and were missing things like there were only 3 forks and 2 knives The bedding was also less than desirable It seemed like they were using a bedskirt as the main blanket which was odd We had to ask for more bedding for the pull out couch The final thing was that during our stay, one of the two dryers were broken – leaving only one dryer for the whole hotel to use There didn’t seem to be any attempts to get a technician to fix it so there was often time long waits to dry our clothingBut other than those amenities we really did enjoy our time and would absolutely stay there again

Jennifer Patterson

Nice place to stay, comfy beds & pillows, nice location, friendly staff, free breakfast & parking, Major Problem

the carpet was FILTHY & there were several pieces of old food on the floor!! I know this is a budget hotel but went to the manager & told them this is NOT up to Hilton standards! I’ve NEVER seen carpet that dirty in even a cheap hotel! The manager was very apologetic & moved me to another room immediately If there is a Hilton wherever I am travelling to, I usually stay there because anything less than pristine clean is really not for me Hilton has always met & usually exceeds my expectations, but I was disappointed with the cleanliness of the floors in this one

7. The Westin Tampa Waterside (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 4-minute walk from the Tampa Convention Center, this waterfront hotel is also an 8-minute walk from sporting events and concerts at Amalie Arena.Straightforward rooms (some with city or bay views) offer minifridges, coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee). Suites add separate living rooms with pull-out sofas, and upgraded suites feature dining tables and microwaves.The hotel has a restaurant with water views, as well as a cafe and a bar. Other amenities include free WiFi in the lobby, a heated outdoor pool and an exercise room. There’s also a business center and 12 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms and praised the beds
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • 10 min walk to the Tampa Bay History Center
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned “Harbor” 11 times
  • Guests praised the water views
  • Guests liked the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

maryann vaccaro

We were there for our son’s wedding and had lots of family with us All of the staff were amazing! Kim at the front desk went out of her way to make us happy! All of the folks at the front desk were superstars: Kim, George, Ron, and Anastasia! Thank you for an an amazing stay! The beds and bedding were awesome and so comfy! Even our 84 year old mother who never sleeps well, slept like a baby! Wonderful experience!

Denise Cadogan-Stanford -LABOR-

My stay was great!!! I have to acknowledge the housekeeper Betty K, she made sure and ensured that all of my needs were met on time She extended her courteous gesture and visited every morning and I appreciated it

My checkout experience was also great!! Stephanie greeted me with a smile and made the checkout process easy Thank you both for my wonderful time at the Westin

Rini Roy

What a horrible stay – wish we had chosen a different hotel for our weekend First we endured a ridiculously long wait to check-in because there was only one person at the front desk on a SATURDAY AFTERNOON Then we get a suite that doesn’t have a working bathtub (water wouldn’t drain), no body wash, no bathrobes in the room, and a defective television

Someone came up to “fix” the tub but it still wouldn’t drain in the morning, and when we called down again the front desk tells us they’re aware the tub isn’t working and it needs a bigger fix So they waited to tell us/fix the problem until WE called down to call about it We are finally switched to another room, but it, too, doesn’t have body wash or bathrobes, and now the AC barely works and there is a defective smoke detector that flashes bright green throughout the night When we call the front desk at 2:30am to let them about the smoke detector and how it’s now woken up our 2 year old, instead of offering to fix it or another more feasible solution, we are offered a room change – at 2:30AM with a toddler Ridiculous! The next morning, we stood around for at least 15 minutes before a valet attendant even acknowledged us to ask if we were waiting for our car even though we stood right in front of several guys just standing around chatting with each other It was only when my husband pulled out his wallet that someone looked our way and offered to assistWe were offered $50 off our room stay and complimentary parking for our troubles, but i just received my credit card statement and the parking was charged HORRIBLE experience and with so many other hotels to choose from in the area, Westin Waterside is the last place anyone should book

8. Hotel Haya (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 1412 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
  • Phone: (813) 568-1200
  • Ratings: 4.6 (401 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Hotel Haya
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Sophisticated hotel offering a restaurant/bar & a cafe, plus an outdoor pool & a poolside bar.

About this hotel

In Ybor City Historic District, this sophisticated hotel is set along 7th Avenue, a vibrant thoroughfare known for its nightlife. It’s 2 minutes’ walk from a streetcar stop and 2 miles from the Tampa Museum of Art.Colorful rooms with designer toiletries provide Wi-Fi, HDTVs and minifridges; some upgraded rooms add balconies and/or views of 7th Avenue. Suites feature living areas, exposed-brick walls and/or graffiti-inspired decor; one has a kitchen.A sleek restaurant/bar features floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s a relaxed cafe, an outdoor pool, a sundeck and a poolside bar, as well as a 24-hour gym. Valet parking and breakfast are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • 6 min drive to Armature Works
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned balconies 13 times
  • Guests praised the architecture
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

thosha gomez

My partner and I came to stay for one night and I can honestly say The Haya is officially one of my favorite hotels to visit in Tampa The hotel is decorated beautifully and it is very clean with friendly staff The hotel is perfect for adults/couples

I didn’t hear any screaming kids which was perfect We went to Flor Fina the restaurant inside the hotel and it has this beautiful ceiling art piece in addition to the lightning and delicious food The restaurant has a smaller menu but trust me what they serve is made with care and lots of flavorTransportation is easy to find because there was the trolley train station near by and it’s free to rideThe hotel is a must visit

Jennifer D

Lovely boutique hotel complemented by excellent staff and service as well as a fantastic restaurant and bar While not overly luxurious, the modern styled room was clean, the bed was comfortable and the shower was fine Our room overlooking the pool was quiet

The location was perfect for exploring Ybor and the surrounding areasThe MVP here is the staff From valet and front desk to waitstaff and housekeeping, the Hotel Haya employees were consistently professional, helpful and personable

william harwell

We recently stayed for two nights while in Tampa The hotel staff is wonderful!!! The hotel is exceptional!!!! The beds are pillow soft and the room is immaculate The coffee shop staff and menu offerings will not disappoint

The pool is resort quality The restaurant is four star! Once in, you’ll find it hard to exit the beautiful marble lined showers The water pressure soothes aching muscles All this for reasonable prices I can’t wait to return Thanks to all the hard working staff!!!!!!

9. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa East – Ybor City, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This relaxed hotel in a plain roadside building is 10 miles from Tampa International Airport. It’s 5 miles from The Florida Aquarium and 6 miles from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay amusement park.Unussy rooms with a modern vibe have free Wi-Fi and cable TV, plus minifridges, microwaves, and tea and coffeemakers. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites add separate living areas and pull-out sofas. Kids stay at no extra cost in a parent’s room.Complimentary amenities include parking, and coffee in the lobby, plus a breakfast buffet served in a bright, casual dining room. There’s also a heated outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests praised the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 9 min drive to the Glazer Children’s Museum
  • 18 min drive to Tampa International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “cruise ships” 11 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has free weights

Feedback From Real Customers

Allyson Leatherwood

I don’t normally leave reviews on hotels, but this hotel really went above my expectations They have all Dove products in their bathroom Full size Shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in the shower

Their blackout curtains actually work (pet peeve when hotels have them too short) Tons of outlets for both people in bedPlus the hotel appears to be completely brand new so everything is nice! Great front desk serviceBreakfast included, tooWill be staying again 👍

david smith

Had a 2 night stay and was very impressed with the great standard of cleanliness The young man at reception was very helpful full of local knowledge and arranged a courtesy bus to Ybor Breakfast was great and on day 2 even had Gluten Free Bagels which was a bonus

Florence the lady who sorted out breakfast and was always on the go cleaning could have done no more to help It’s people like her who go about sorting things behind the scenes are often forgotten So thanks Florence from David Wendy and Barbara

10. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa-Fairgrounds-Casino, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is a 1-minute drive from the I-4 Highway and 6.9 miles from Busch Gardens theme park.The straightforward rooms come with desks and flat-screen TVs, plus stereos and full kitchens. There’s also free WiFi and high-pressure showerheads and whirlpool tubs in the bathrooms, while kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Suites add separate living spaces with pull-out sofas.Amenities include a free breakfast bar, an outdoor pool and a fitness center, as well as business center services, a guest laundry and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the beds
  • 6 min drive to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Crystal J.O

I’d love to give it 5 stars, but I’m not too sure where the additional $20 charge came from One night was already reserved and quoted with taxesNonetheless, the breakfast was actually delicious

Loads of bacon, turkey sausage, breads, juices and wonderful omeletsRooms are exceptional, very clean, AC was good, rooms didn’t smell moldy, pool is cute The beds are comfortable and the rooms are spacious

11. JW Marriott Tampa Water Street

  • Address: 510 Water St, Tampa, FL 33602
  • Phone: (813) 221-4950
  • Ratings: 4.6 (447 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : JW Marriott Tampa Water Street
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Refined quarters in an upmarket hotel with a spa, a gym & a rooftop pool, plus restaurants & a bar.

About this hotel

Across the street from Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park and the Garrison Channel waterway, this high-end hotel next to Amelie Arena sports stadium is 2 miles from Interstate 275. It’s a 12-minute walk from Florida Aquarium and 10 miles from Busch Gardens.Polished rooms have Wi-Fi, flat-screens and minifridges, plus tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms offer water views. Suites provide living rooms with pull-out sofas. Upgraded suites add dining areas and/or balconies. Room service is available.Amenities include a spa, 3 restaurants and a coffee shop, as well as a bar, a rooftop pool and a hot tub. There’s also a gym, valet parking and breakfast.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Tampa Bay History Center and Sparkman Wharf
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 12 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Misty Grimm

I travel frequently for work and I have never experienced such great hospitality and service The hotel and rooms were very clean and updated The pool area was beautiful and provided lounge chair food and beverage service

The staff from front desk, valet, housekeeping, and in room dining staff were all very friendly and helpful I even had daily maid service That is hard to find these days and this hotel completely nailed it! I can’t wait to return

Connor Jewiss

This hotel is fantastic Having stayed in other properties nearby, this one is the best by far The rooms are fantastic, and so are the amenities

Upon arriving as a Bonvoy Gold member, I was instantly upgraded to one of the highest floors After my flight was cancelled, they easily allowed me to stay an extra night in a room, which was also upgraded, and at a reduced rate All the staff are incredibly friendly, from the front desk, the bell staff, housekeeping, valet, restaurants, pool, and bar The rooms were spotless, and the pools incredibly refreshing Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place, and will certainly be staying here again!

Teresa T

Beautiful and luxurious hotel with lots of amenities The staff is friendly and very helpful Clear signs touch screen elevator and there is plenty of food options on property

They honor the privacy tags at the door Plenty of USB and outlets in the room They have slippers and mouthwash too if those matter to you (I certainly appreciate it) Basically everything you would anticipate in an upscale room I would recommend and definitely returnI would appreciate vents in the bathroom I also didn’t see a lock

12. Gram’s Place Bed and Hostel

About this hotel

Set across a pair of circa-1945 cottages and a reconstructed rail station depot, this quirky, music-themed hostel is across the street from Plymouth Playground, 3 miles from the Florida Aquarium and 8 miles from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.Eclectic dorms offer music memorabilia and artwork, plus bunk beds and shared bathrooms. Private rooms in the main house provide flat-screen TVs, and some have en suite facilities.Freebies include loaner bikes and cook-your-own breakfast. Meals can be prepared in 2 shared kitchens. The hostel also has a sundeck with a hot tub, a bring-your-own bar area, and gardens with courtyards, walkways and waterfalls.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms and praised the kitchenettes
  • 4 min drive to Armature Works
  • 13 min drive to Tampa International Airport
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers


Great place, and great visit – safe, comfortable, and convenient to Tampa at a great price! The owner / manager (Bruce? I’m terrible with names!) was very quick and helpful in getting me checked in I stayed in the Amsterdam dorm with 6 beds There were 3 other guests who were friendly and quiet

The bed was comfortable – I slept like a log! And I had room to hang my gear The kitchen and shower were all nearby – convenient and just right Unique decor, and great experience I’ll be back! Not sure what happened to my first review, so my apologies if this is a repeat

Nicole Caparella

Super cool vibe, lots of cool space to hang out outside, I took a bunch of pics of painted artwork on some of the spaces outside I got the rock n roll room and it was immaculately clean and the bathroom was unexpectedly fancy and the bed I would like to bring with me everywhere lol Mary and (blanking on his name) were excellent hosts making me feel at home

When I stayed, there were some college students from Amsterdam, a really cool couple that jammed out on guitar and it was just a very peaceful vibe! Coming back next time I’m in the area 💯

Paloma Gonçalves

I had a great time here! I stayed for one week and it was amazing Hostel with hippie vibe Every night, Bruce would turn on the hot tub for us There was a live jam in one of the days and it was great

There is also free breakfast included Bruce (the owner) tries to get to know the guests! Very friendlyThe internet speed is pretty good I was working from there without any issues

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13. Comfort Suites At Fairgrounds-Casino (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern all-suite hotel is 2 miles from Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa and 8 miles from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay theme park.The bright, colorful suites with separate living areas offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks. All suites feature microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers.Hot breakfast and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a sundeck and an exercise room. There’s also a business center and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms
  • 13 min drive to the Glazer Children’s Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 10 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Abby Marion

I’ve stayed in quite a few of the hotels in this area (and pretty sure all of the Choice Hotels) and this one is definitely my favorite The price is a little steep compared to others around, but you do get what you pay for here (good) and it’s worth it, if you’re planning to spend time relaxing at your hotel during whatever you’re in town forCheck in was easy, front desk staff friendly and eager to help

Rooms are modern and fashionable, with lots of space Large bathrooms and pull out couches included in king/double rooms TV and appliances all worked without issue Bed was very comfortable and cleanAs of mid-February 2022, their breakfast is back to what it used to be, and it includes plenty of tasty hot and cold options They also have a small heated pool which I enjoyed, and a fitness center as well Housekeeping is every three nights if you’re on a long stay, and they will also bring you what you need aside from your room being serviced if you call and ask nicelyOnly picky things that I have to say is that there are no TV channel guides in the rooms and the top of the shower curtain in room 320 was torn Also no safes in rooms, but I just took valuables with me each dayI come for the state fair each year and will definitely stay again Huge step up from the Clarion Inn off Adamo (never again will I stay there) and the Quality Inns towards Busch Gardens and Ybor

Rachel S

I came to Comfort Suites to stay the night after attending the Chris Brown and Lil Baby concert at Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre This location is in walking distance to the amphitheater and fairgrounds! There is a little lake out front with birds and turtles sunbathing, and a small creek on the side of the hotel All of the staff I came into contact with were so sweet and had no problems answering the many questions I had

The hotel rooms are spacious, very clean, bed pillows and blankets were all super comfortable Bathroom had a great shower with a detachable shower head, good amount of towels, soap, shampoo, hair dryer, tissues, and the toilet paper was neatly folded which I thought was a nice touch Inside of the room there was a pull out couch, a desk if you need to bring your laptop and work, a phone, a charging block for electronics, a mini refrigerator, a microwave, a coffee pot with coffee pods, sugar, cream, tea bags, napkins There’s also a closet to hang clothes up in, with an iron and ironing board Lots of drawers to fold clothes up in This morning I went down to the lobby for breakfast, which was good They offer pancakes you can make yourself, eggs with packets of hot sauce on the side if you like some kick to your eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits, toast with butter and Jelly, muffins, cereal, coffee, juices I absolutely loved this place! It had everything I needed I definitely recommend Comfort Suites! Really enjoyed my time there

Cathy Starkweather

This is a very nice hotel and clean The staff was friendly, the continental breakfast in the morning was good, not that you should expect much out of a breakfast that’s included However it is very nice to have this as an option for a quick grab and go in the morning

My son said the coffee was good! I would definitely stay here again if I were going to another concert or event at the Ampitheatre

14. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Tampa Fairgrounds/Casino (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 4, this straightforward hotel is 2 miles from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa, and 8 miles from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay theme park.Featuring pillow-top mattresses, the brightly colored rooms come with free WiFi, and flat-screen TVs with premium channels. All have tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add separate living areas with pull-out sofas, minifridges and microwaves, as well as soundproof windows.Continental breakfast is free, as is a casino shuttle. Other amenities include a convenience store, a barbecue area, a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor pool and a hot tub. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 13 min drive to the Tampa Museum of Art
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 12 times
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 12 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Julie Ackerman

One of the best experiences we have had at a Marriott location The rooms were very clean and the staff was outstanding From the front desk clerks to the breakfast lady

So nice and friendly We even had a woman (I am assuming the Manager) stop by our breakfast table and ask if we were enjoying our stay Now that is true hospitality Thank you all so very much

Kai Cheung

First impression of this hotel is that it is clean and neat The reception checked us in in a timely manner The room is a bit small but again they are clean, which is really important

The location of this hotel is far from the city center, it is like hidden in a quiet office distract i will say It may not be an ideal location for vacation, but it is definitely much more quiet and peaceful than some hotels closer to the city centerHowever, there were a few things needed to be aware of First of all, due to Covid, they do not have room service We need to go to the front desk to get towels and toilet paper during the stay And since no one came to clean up, we had collected piles of carry out boxes before we checked out I think they may collect the trash during the day somehow, but there wasn’t any clear instruction for us to followSecondly, the maintenance of their room wasn’t doing too well When we just walked in, we saw the air conditioner’s cover was on the floor, the hair conditioner dispenser malfunctioned and the toilet was leaking Actually I opened up the water tank and fixed it for them Also the hand sink in the bathroom has a very weak water pressure, the water just comes out very slow And the thing that bothered me the most was the leak behind the wall or above the ceiling We can clearly hear the water dripping non stop all day The annoying dripping noise is so noticeable especially during the quiet night

carol hamlin

We stayed here to attend a concert We had booked a king room We checked in early that morning online

It said king room When we arrived at the hotel the front desk girl was kinda short but not horrible She gave us our room, when we got to the room it was not a king 2 double beds We went back to say we were given the wrong room She said that’s what we booked We said no She basically called us liars We showed her the reservation which clearly said king Then she said something like they overbooked so we were automatically dropped to a lower room Our friends in front of us got a king and the people behind did As well We were treated horribly We had no choice but to take the room for the night We won’t be at that horrible place again Hire friendly staff

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