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Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

3 stars
513 South Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
60 reviews
Awesome Stay!

The suites were the perfect size and comfortable. The staff was incredibly helpful and kind. The... See full review

  • Gr8jewels4u
  • Sep 29, 2013
Embasy Suites

It was all I anticipated. The breakfast was great and evening manager reception was a treat. We had... See full review

  • rhc1
  • Sep 16, 2013
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

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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:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (60)

Ratings and reviews for Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
60 out of 60
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pharmstud
Sarasota, CA
Jun 5, 2013

awesome place!

it was great! complimentary happy hour from 5-7 and free continental breakfast

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

in the center next to everything!

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
davo the traveler
vero beach, florida
Apr 29, 2013

great place for a sporting weekend

after staying at embassy suties throughout florida, Must have to say this is one of the cleanest, and organized hotel experience we had had. Close to the bay and the forum, and casino is only 10 mins away . managers reception is always a nice feature and the cooked to order breakfast is the best. only con, the parking is a mandatory valet, because of the location, which is fine, but the $22 plus tax to park in there lot is bad , especailly if you are staying for the week . Guests should get a better deal for parking,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

hard rock hotel ,nightclub, casino

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BrnCoal
Mandan, ND
Apr 29, 2013

Alright if you need to stay DownTown

My wife and I stayed here for one night. We stayed because we were attending a Concert at the Forum. Overall the motel was clean, however the toilet barely worked (not enough pressure). I would stay here again only if I needed to be down town.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jdwright
Gainesville, fl
Feb 23, 2013

Drink, Eat, Hockey and Sleep

Just a short walk away from the arena! The hotels restaurant and staff were amazing! The only complaint is the fold out bed was basically unusable because of how uncomfortable it was.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Hattricks, great local hockey bar.

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MIKE REPAK
LARKSVILLE PA
Sep 17, 2012

PRE CRUISE STAY

THIS WAS THE BEST HOTEL I HAVE EVER STAYED IN IT SHOULD BE RATED 5 STAR WE NEVER STAYED IN A SUITE BEFORE THE ROOM WAS CLEAN SERVICE GREAT STAFF VERY FRIENDLY I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL TO EVERYONE

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shawn G
St Paul, MN, USA
Jul 6, 2012

2012 NCAA Frozen Four

Limited menu for a supposedly full-service restaurant. Tiny gift shop with only basic ammenities. The staff is 100% untrained and unsure on how to use the onsite safety deposit boxes. Great location, within short walking distance (less than 1 mile) to St. Pete Times Forum hockey arena, history museum, aquarium, convention center, and the trolley line. Rooms are a bit pricey, but can save money by passing on a rental car; plenty of stuff to do within walking distance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

A grocery store and pharmacy (Walgreens) are within a 5 block walk of this location.

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SheriJuno
Bloomington, Indiana
Jun 7, 2012

great location

Great location, only issue was the two wedding parties that did not know how to act when they returned to the hotel. Other than that it was wonderful. Breakfast was great, but get there early to get a seat. We used a shuttle from airport, and set it up for him to take us to port for our cruise. Great price! The morning of our cruise we were able to watch our ship come in port, that was pretty cool to see. Nice rooms, lots of space.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We walked down to port to eat or you could take trolley.

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
no view
Melbourne, Florida
Apr 9, 2012

Room with No View

For the price, we were disaapointed to have a room with a view entirely of a wall 10 feet from the window. we have had good experiences with this location, but were disappointed with the location when combined with the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
hockeyfan2012
Jacksonville, FL, USA
Feb 17, 2012

hockey trip

We stayed here so it was right next to the forum, for that it was great. The staff there were mediocre at best, condescending and rude. All day there was dirty dishes outside multiple rooms. They seem as if they are resting on location for business and not trying at all to make it a good stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vintage Racer
Chicago
Dec 27, 2011

Good downtown location

Staff could not have been better. Everyone from the bellman to the breakfast chef went out of their way to make sure our stay went well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Bern's Steakhouse - Certainly 1 of the best in the country and possibley the best.

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