Budget hotels in Tampa
Proximity to public transport
Remain flexible during your stay and consider a hotel close to Amtrack railway station, such as Home2 Suites By Hilton Tampa Downtown Channel District and Deluxe Channelside Apartment, situated only a 5-minute walk from the station.
Convenience of staying in the city center
If this is your first visit to Tampa or you prefer a little hustle and bustle, stay at Courtyard By Marriott Tampa Downtown close to the city centre in Downtown Tampa district. Residence Inn By Marriott Tampa Downtown is a well-known 3-star property situated in the very heart of the downtown. If you are interested in staying in Orient Park district, Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds/Casino is around 25 minutes away on foot from Bobby's Seminole Indian Vlg.
Visitors who want to explore Tampa's tourist places can try a hotel near Glazer Children's Museum, such as Le Meridien Tampa surrounded by a theatre, a palace and a museum. To visit some of Tampa's sights, make sure to choose a hotel near Hyde Park, such as The Westin Tampa Waterside, a luxury hotel that is situated a 15-minute walk away.
Luxury and boutique accommodation
If you're booking luxury accommodation in Tampa, Tampa Airport Marriott provides 4-star property with all necessary amenities. The 3-star Ramada By Wyndham Tampa Airport Westshore offers boutique accommodation in Westshore district and is a 10-minute walk to International Plaza. If you are used to the comfort and style of chain hotels, pick Embassy Suites Tampa - Usf/Near Busch Gardens, which is also a 15-minute walk away from James A. Haley VA Medical Center.
Apartments, B&Bs and others
Private Conveniently Located Rv In Tampa is a cosy B&B that will put you only a 30-minute walk from Saint Michael's College. If you're planning on visiting Tampa with your family, choose a family-oriented hotel like Staybridge Suites Tampa East- Brandon, boasting an outdoor swimming pool, a golf course and tubing. If you are looking for a comfy resort hotel in Tampa, consider Econo Lodge Airport At Rj Stadium, which is also within 10 minutes' walking distance of Al Lopez Park.
Tampa is a city for ''twenty-somethings''.
A luminary of students life – newspaper ''Washington Square News'' – found 20 things to occupy you with in Tampa – a city of thriving outdoors. The main draw of your holiday in Tampa can be the Busch Gardens or Ybor City once famed for its Cuban cigar factories, but today home to nightclubs, bars and shops.
You can find something for yourself in Tampa – a destination for all tastes from backpackers on. Booked.net will assist you with your trip, as in a click you can book any hotel in Tampa listed with maps, photos and secure forms on site.
''Washington Square News'' was the first, but not the last to put Tampa on the maps of must-see cities for every tourist. In 2008, Tampa was ranked as the fifth best outdoor city by ''Forbes'' magazine.
Since that time tourism has contributed hugely to Tampa’s economy along with phosphate mining, citrus processing, shrimping industries and shipping. You are in the commercial and industrial hub of Western Florida, remember?
Thus, volume of shipping and resulting wastes of fabrication make the air a bit tough to breathe and Tampa Bay unsuitable for swimming. However, industrially affected Tampa is, it is the basis of its prosperity, and locals have found better places to swim like St Petersburg to the north or Clearwater to the east.
Despite industrialization, Tampa is constantly attracting new residents, therefore its population is extremely multicultural. Just imagine the ethnic mosaic includes 67.2 percent White, 26.3 percent African American, 0.6 percent American Indian and Alaska Native, 3.6 percent Asian and on. With average annual growth of approximately 97,000 residents per year the city's population hit a mark of 4 million people in 2007.
The first inhabitants of Tampa were the members of the Seminole Indian tribe that relocated there from northern Florida and the soldiers that had to control the reservation. It remained a military town until the 1880s when Tampa was boosted by immigrants from Cuba, Spain and Sicily. Today the most of Tampa's past is reflected in its architecture even though post-modern touches dominate the city. Attractions include;
- Sulphur Springs Water Tower stands 214ft (65m) tall, with a foundation 45ft (14m) deep which makes it visible from the city limits
- The Busch Gardens, an amusement park and zoo
- Tampa Museum of Art preserves collection of Greek and Roman antiquities and contemporary exhibitions
You can find a hotel a stone's throw from any of these attractions easily with the interactive map of Tampa hotels at Booked.net.