Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 25, 2015 Check-out: May 27, 2015

Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

3 stars
View map of 513 South Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
67 reviews
Awesome Stay At The Embassy

I look for the best when my son and I travel. I knew that an Embassy would not let us down. My 6... See full review

  • Teresa J.
  • Mar 21, 2015
Overnight Concert Trip

I was in town for a concert at Amelie Arena. It was wonderful that we did not have to pay for or... See full review

  • Mandi
  • Dec 29, 2014
All-suite property connected to convention center on Tampa’s harbor

Embassy Suites Tampa has a direct link to the Tampa Convention Center via sky bridge, making this hotel ideal for business travelers. Guests enjoy free cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary evening reception. The property features two-room suites and a rooftop pool overlooking Tampa Bay. Next to the hotel a stadium hosts Tampa sporting events, concerts and exhibits. The Florida Aquarium is within walking distance, plus shopping and entertainment. Tampa Cruise Port is also nearby. The hotel is perfect for groups, meetings and weddings.

Highlights
  • Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast includes omelets
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Manager's reception in the atrium features a variety of cold beverages nightly
Rooms

The hotel's contemporary suites are designed to meet the needs of business and leisure guests. Relax in a spacious suite offering a separate living room with a sleeper sofa, armchair and well-lit work desk with ergonomic chairs. Other room features include extra outlets and high-speed Internet connection (fees apply), wet bar with mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. The bedroom offers a Suite Dreams bed by Serta, soft 200 thread-count linens and a clock radio with MP3 connection.  All suites include two 27-inch color TVs, two phones, voicemail, safe and iron with ironing board. The bathroom features marble countertops, tub with shower, curved shower rod, plush white towels and a hairdryer.

Features

There are a number of dining choices for guests at the Embassy Suites. Trolley's American Cafe offers a wide array of specialties, including gourmet grilled burgers, hot and cold sandwiches, fresh seafood and prime steaks. There is also a children's menu.  The restaurant features several wide screen flat panel TVs to watch sporting events while dining. Starbucks is located on the west side of the lobby. The made-to-order breakfast is complimentary and includes omelettes. The hotel has a fitness center and rooftop pool.

Transportation
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA) (20 minutes)
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport (PIE) (40 minutes)
Local Attractions
  • Tampa Convention Center
  • Port of Tampa Cruise Terminal
  • Channelside Bay Plaza
  • Busch Gardens
  • Adventure Island
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Historic Ybor City
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Lowry Park Zoo
  • Gulf Coast beaches
  • Disney World and many other Orlando attractions (about an hour)
Business
  • 9,000 square-feet of flexible space for meetings, wedding or social events
  • e-Events--a simple booking tool that allows you to book your own small meetings and events
  • Business center and meeting rooms
  • Notary public
  • Photo copying service and printer
Policies & Fees
  • No pets allowed

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

Hotel Map

27.9422 -82.4551
Nearby airports
Tampa Intl Airport, (TPA), 7.00, MI, SE; St. Pete/Clearwater Intl Airport, (PIE), 17.00, MI, SE;

Nearby points of interest

  • Tampa Convention Center: 0.1 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 0.2 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 0.2 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 0.3 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 0.5 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 0.6 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 0.7 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 0.7 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 0.8 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Hyde Park: 1.3 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Tampa Convention Center: 0.1 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 0.2 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 0.2 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 0.3 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 0.5 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 0.6 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 0.7 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 0.7 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 0.8 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Hyde Park: 1.3 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Ybor City: 1.8 mi
  • Raymond James Stadium: 3.8 mi
  • Steinbrenner Field: 4.1 mi
  • Al Lopez Park: 4.2 mi
  • Tampa Lowry Park Zoo: 4.8 mi
  • Busch Gardens: 6.8 mi
  • Adventure Island: 7.3 mi
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens: 8.2 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 8.3 mi
  • Sun Dome: 8.6 mi
  • Tampa Theatre: 8.7 mi
  • Grand Prix Fun Center: 9.3 mi
  • The Upper Tampa Bay Trail: 10.2 mi
  • Lettuce Lake Park: 10.5 mi
  • Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center: 10.9 mi
  • Morris Bridge Park: 12.7 mi
  • Tampa Bay Downs: 13.9 mi
  • Sunshine Skyway Bridge: 21.5 mi

Dining

Restaurant
onsite

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
67 out of 67
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
leah s.
Business
St Petersburg
Apr 6, 2015

Great for families

Basic. Clean. Safe. Good Breakfast. Tiny non-temperature controlled pool. No common rec areas. Hard to get service at restaurant but excellent food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Teresa J.
Business
MONTGOMERY
Mar 21, 2015

Awesome Stay At The Embassy

I look for the best when my son and I travel. I knew that an Embassy would not let us down. My 6 year old did not want to leave. The location was great, we felt safe, and we enjoyed our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
travel4bizS
Business
Gainesville
Jan 12, 2015

Worst hotel experience

From the bumper to bumper traffic to valet car which took over 30 minutes, to the line of people waiting to check-in (40 min), we were displeased. No-one came up to any of the guests to apologize, offer an explanation or any kind of customer service at all. We were attending my mother's 60th birthday party. We were traveling from out of town. We arrived at the hotel 45 min before her party hoping to change and get freshened up however, the incredibly long waits inhibited us from this. To sum up the trip, when our minivan was returned to us there was damage to the driver's door. Again, no apologies or customer service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Todd B.
Business
Bancroft
Jan 5, 2015

Great location for a hockey game

got it for 99 bucks. not worth it at $300 a you see advertised sometimes

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mandi
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Overnight Concert Trip

I was in town for a concert at Amelie Arena. It was wonderful that we did not have to pay for or worry about event parking because the hotel was right across the street. The evening reception was great with some free drinks and snacks. The room was very spacious, clean, and comfortable. The pool was nice and clean, easy to do laps in since it was long and no other guests were using it at the time. I wish we could have tried the complimentary breakfast, but we overslept since the beds were so comfortable! Definitely would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There is a cute restaurant called the Crab Shack a short drive away from the hotel on Gandy Blvd. It has local flavor and the bartender was very friendly. They have a 2-for-1 happy hour and the food was all delicious!

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bec757
Business
Fort Mill, SC
Oct 30, 2014

So-So….

The room was clean, but very basic. The best part is complimentary hot (cook to order) breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to Amelie Arena where we saw a Tampa Bay Lightning game! Very convenient!

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Merrie Fun
Business
Florida
Oct 12, 2014

lovely experience

The hotel and staff were very nice... Wasn't expecting to have to do valet parking. There is no regular parking lot for this hotel.. Must pay to park, the valet was very nice and courteous and fast . Starbucks downstairs was nice also. We would definitely stay again. Thank you

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
e5dx
Business
okinawa
Aug 5, 2014

great hotel but watch for extra chages

additional 24. for parking,10 for internet...etc staff was great,though

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Steveo0220
Business
Orlando, Fl
Jul 2, 2014

Paying for wifi

Everything about the hotel was great and easy. I still don't understand why the big hotels are still charging you to use internet. So frustrating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JustMeMike
Business
Sarasota, FL, USA
Apr 29, 2014

Worked Well For Me

Strong Points: Attractive, clean, and spacious rooms. Great Location. Tampa Convention Center is across the street. Comfortable King Bed. Plenty of Towels and Pillows. Speedy in-room Wi-Fi. Pleasant and accommodating staff. Coffee maker in room. Refrigerator in room. Electronic safe in room. Breakfast buffet. Evening Beverages. 2 TVs in each suite. Nice size desk. Free Coffee in room. Extra Costs: $9.95 per 24 hours of W-Fi Overnight Parking at @22.00 per.(No self park) Negatives: $5.50 for a bottle of water in room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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