Frequently Asked Questions About Our Hotel Near Tampa Airport

Have a question about our hotel near Tampa Busch Gardens? Browse our Frequently Asked Questions below or contact the staff at our hotel near Tampa airport today.

  About the Resort

Where is the hotel located in Tampa?  
We are located in the Westshore Business District and less than 10 minutes from Tampa International Airport.

Does your hotel have a pool or hot tub?  
We have both. Our heated pool and hot tub are located outdoors and are perfect to help you relax whether you are here for business or pleasure.

Is there a restaurant in the hotel?  
Yes, the Blue Water Grill offers a variety of food options every day of the week and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our breakfast buffet is available 7 days a week and we offer a specially themed lunch buffet during weekdays.

Does your hotel have a fitness center?  
Yes we do. Our newly remodeled fitness center is open daily from 6am-10pm and features all-new equipment to meet your workout needs.

What type of room upgrades are available?  
Our hotel offers club level rooms, junior suites, and executive suites. Contact one of our reservations agents for more information regarding the great benefits of our available upgrades.

Services & Policies

Is there a charge for internet access?  
There is a $5.75 per day charge for internet in your guest room. There is free wi-fi access in the lobby and restaurant areas.

What is your pet policy?  
We welcome your pets under 50 lbs. There is a $30 non refundable fee.

Do you offer room service?  
Room service is available seven days a week from 6am-11:30pm.

Is smoking allowed inside the hotel?  
Smoking is not permitted inside the hotel. We do allow smoking outside in designated areas.

Is there a fee for the business center?  
No there is not. Our business center is open every day from 6am-11pm and offers complimentary internet access as well as wireless printing capabilities.

Special Needs

How many accessible rooms does the hotel have?  
We have 14 accessible rooms.

Where can a special needs person park their vehicle?  
There are various entrances to the hotel, with disabled parking near them.

How many of the rooms have roll in showers?  
2

Do you have TDD kits available?  
The kits are available at the desk for no fee.

Is there access to a wheelchair on property?  
Yes, the property has one chair available for guest use.

Things To Do

How close are the beaches?  
The beaches are located about 15 minutes away. The hotel is near the 275 on ramp to both St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

What kinds of professional sports exist in Tampa?  
Tampa Bay Buccaneers- NFL. They play at Raymond James Stadium less than 3 miles from the hotel.
Tampa Bay Lightning- NHL. Hockey at its best. Downtown at the St. Pete Times Forum. 5 miles from hotel.
Tampa Bay Rays-MLB. The Rays play at Tropicana Park in St. Petersburg. Conveniently located 20 minutes from the hotel.
New York Yankees- Spring Training. Play at Steinbrenner Field less than 3 miles from the hotel.

What kinds of activities exist for kids in the Tampa Area?  
There is a world class zoo, Lowery Park. The Glazer Children’s Museum is located downtown and for kids of all ages, Busch Gardens theme parks. Add to those a day at the beach or in one of over 100 public parks.

What type of shopping is in the area?  
Our hotel is within one mile of the International Plaza and Westshore Plaza shopping centers. Both offer a multitude of shopping and dining options.

Are there any nearby movie theaters?  
Yes, the AMC Westshore Theater is conveniently located two blocks south of the hotel.

Visitor Information

What airports service the Tampa/St. Petersburg Area?  
Tampa International Airport is the largest airport and is located less than 10 minutes away. Complimentary shuttle service is offered.

How close to Downtown Tampa is the hotel?  
The hotel is located just 5 miles west of downtown conveniently off 275.

Transportation

Airport Transportation is Complimentary. How do I get picked up?  
Proceed to baggage on the lowest level of the airport. There are phone call centers located right off the escalator. Call the Hotel and we will let you know where to proceed. Hotel is less than 10 minutes away.

I am departing on a cruise. How do I get to the cruise port?  
We offer cruise packages that include round trip transportation to the port. Ala carte transportation is $25 each way, or $40 round trip.

I will not have a vehicle during my visit, what are my transportation options?  
We offer courtesy transportation, based on availability, within 3 miles of our hotel. If transportation is needed outside of our shuttle radius, our professional front desk staff is happy to make arrangements for your taxi and rental car needs.

Are there car rental locations near the hotel?  
Yes, Tampa International Airport and our surrounding area have a variety of car rental options. To make your life easier, our courtesy shuttles are able to drop off and pick up at many of the rental locations in our area.

Is there a public bus system in Tampa?  
Yes there is. HART offers transportation throughout the Tampa area and there are bus stops within walking distance to our hotel.

Contact Us

Phone: 813-289-8200
Guest Fax: 813-227-4466
Sales Fax: 813-287-8275