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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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Syracuse, New York
Jul 14, 2011

Excellent Stay

I would have given it a five star - but there was some construction in the lobby - repair of the fountain. Service was excellent. There was a manager's reception every night from 5:30 - 7:30 which included wine, beer and all mixed drinks, along with snacks, and a wonderful - breakfast in the morning that included custom baked eggs - it was a wonderful experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mimi Grandmother
Flowery Branch, GA
Jul 6, 2011

Embassy Suites downtown Tampa

We were only in Tampa for one night. We enjoyed the Happy Hour and then a nice dinner on the waterfront. We walked along the River Walk. Breakfast was outstanding!

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

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Irvine, ca
Jun 24, 2011

good location but service stinks

Hotel check in is very limited. Only one person and several people waiting. I had some articles of clothing I purchased stolen from their business center...and it took a long time to get a response. And then it was oh fill out some paper work...but very un-caring. The women behind the desk barely even looked and housekeeping never got back to me.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Ocala,Fl
Apr 25, 2011

Wonderful!!!

Great experience, nice rooms, FANTASTIC complimentary breakfast. Great location.

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

acroos the steet

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mudslingingpyro
Business
Knoxville, TN
Apr 5, 2011

A+

I was there for a National Ceramic Conference. The hotel was wonderful. The room was apartment like: living/dining area, bathroom, kitchenette, and bedroom. The pool was wonderful. The complementary breakfast with made to order omlets and a WIDE variety of other foods was wonderful. Complimentary snacks and drinks from 5:30-7:30 rounds out the experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

This hotel is THE best for acess to the Tampa Convention Center. The Tampa Museum is a trolley ride or short walk away too.

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Melbourne
Mar 14, 2011

Nice place, busy night

Great hotel, but could only valet park as there was a Lightning hockey game going on. Would recommend to most as a quality place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Madison IN
Jan 24, 2011

Nice hotel and location

Nice spacious room, complimentary cocktails in the evening and good breakfast with fruit, hot food and omelete bar. Can walk across street and use Mariotte spa. Trolley is right outside for quick ride to Ybor. Go there and eat at Columbia. Another restaurant close to hotel is Jackson's. Get the sushi.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Florida
Dec 5, 2010

Nice & Noisy

The hotel was beautiful. That being said we were on the 5th floor in a king suite and there was an incredible amount of noise in the entire room from the carts that were going in and out of the service area on the other side of the room, and the street/parking garage noise from the parking garage out the window. The room was nice and the beds were comfy. The staff at the front desk was nice and accommodating, but the bellhop staff acted as though they had better things to do than help you with your 3+ bags/stroller/and two year old! One of the elevators was also down during our stay which made for really long waiting times to get a ride up or down.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

There are so many good local restaurants around the corner and more central to downtown. Make the walk and don't waste your time at the chain places in Channelside area by the cruise boats. You will be glad you did:)

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Orlando, FL
Oct 31, 2010

Girls' Weekend

The hotel was clean and beautiful. The room was fantastic. The customer service was great. Parking is a nightmare, and they do not let you self-park in their garage at all. You must pay $20 + tax + tip for valet per day. I do not believe we got the "view" we paid for. We checked in, went to our room and unpacked. We then left for 5 hours. When we returned that evening, they left a package and a letter addressed to another person. When I called to ask about it, they said that there had been a room change. Since we had already checked in and unpacked without the letter being there, I don't see how that mistake could happen.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Fairfield CA
Oct 11, 2010

Embassy Suites Downtown Tampa

We enjoyed the hotel. The downtown location was perfect, the room was great, the staff very friendly, and the breakfast was made to order and awesome! The only drawback, was the parking, valet which was an additional charge.

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

Great location downtown Tampa.

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