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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
57 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 (57)

Ratings and reviews for Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Overall score

4.1 / 5
57 out of 57
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Chicago, IL
Jul 23, 2010

Beautiful, nice people, process issues..

The staff was excellent, however process issues re: malfunctioning door locks, room air conditioner, cleaning service made for a somewhat frustrating week, as we had a problem (some repetitive) literally every single day. To be fair - the hotel took very good care of us w/ compensation (free parking, free Internet access), etc. afterward, and were right on the spot once the issues happened - but there are process issues that could eliminate the problems in the first place. Must emphasize - staff excellent, friendly, caring - before and after the problems - it's just that we had so many problems - literally every single day. At some point, it was almost funny (but not.)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Really enjoyed the Science & Industry museum and Lowrey Park Zoo. Both have taken care to plan for family interests with interactive exhibits that are fun for parents and kids alike. Zoo is very well planned so that most walking paths are in the shade. Animals are close, healthy/happy. Plenty of water, bathrooms, etc.

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Kalamazoo, Michigan
May 25, 2010

Great place for the rich and famous.

Booked with this hotel because it seemed to offer more than the others. Great Rooms, great breakfasts and evening receptions, the staff exteremely friendly and helpful. The two problems were the parking and the location of the hotel, which made the drive to our destination harder. Otherwise this is a great hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you want to pay $20.00 per day for parking,or $5.00 for bottled water, then this is the place.

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Columbus Ohio
Mar 29, 2010

First class accomodations

Nicest hotel that I have ever stayed at.Very nice room, excellent breakfast, courteous and professional staff.Made you feel like you had a million dollars.Would definitely recommend Embassy Suites to anyone.Will most assuredly stay there in the future.

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
don's mixed group
Business
atlanta, ga
Mar 12, 2010

great price for a great hotel

the hotel was great, your price was even better!

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

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
Doxie Mom
Kansas
Mar 8, 2010

Great Location by Trolley

location is wonderful. Would be nice if the hotel would include information on the trolley and street-car routes in their information book for the out-of-town non-driving guests.

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

take the trolley for $5 up to Channelside. Plenty of places to eat and Howl at the Moon for dueling pianos on Thurs, Fri, Sat (Thursday wasn't crowded so more pleasant than the wilder Friday/Saturday crowd).

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

1
snubbed
Business
Fort Lauderdale
Feb 25, 2010

Nickled and Dimed

Nickled and dimed for everything. Expect to add $20 a day plus tax to your hotel bill if you drove in. It would have been better to include the parking in the cost of the hotel instead of ambushing the customer with it at the check in counter. Bottled waters in the room are $5 each. Rooms are well worn and in need of redecorating. Perhaps the hotel was nice 10 years ago but not now. Arrogant and perfunctary staff. (but the cleaning crew was helpful) The only thing I liked was its proximity to the convention center. But other than that, do yourself a favor and look elsewhere!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Orlando, FL
Feb 23, 2010

Excellent location and hotel

Large suite of a room with comfortable living room and king size bedroom. Our room on the 15th floor had a terrific view of the city. The other side of the hotel faces the water. Excellent cooked to order breakfast with very friendly and accommodating staff. All parking is valet. This hotel is on the water edge of downtown just before you cross over to Harbor Island. There is a Starbucks in the lobby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

I found room rates varied greatly depending on the website checked. Shop around for the best rate.

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Warren, MI
Feb 17, 2010

Tampa Convention center area

Great service, with staff seeking out if they could help with anything. The nightly Manager's reception was very nice and it allowed me to meet with associates in an informal but pleasant environment. Like the location near the Street car to Ybor!

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

Drive or take the Street car to Ybor (Dining, Shopping, Entertaonment ETC), but M to Thur the Street Car stops running at 10 PM.

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
avalon visitor
Business
Avalon, CA
Feb 7, 2010

could have been great

good hotel - no self parking - no choice on a $22 valet charge! Themostat was not working properly. When it was 50* outside the room would not get warmer than 72* - the room was cool overnight.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

st pete forum is nearby

Review of Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Business
Ottawa, Ontario
Jan 22, 2010

Great Location

The right touch. This was my first experience with complementary buffet breakfast and a 2hr "Happy Hour". This got me going in the morning and had me happy after a full day of meetings. The best combination for the price yet. This wasn't obvious or promoted during at booking. Negative - can't believe the room had a view of a cement wall 15' away! The parking garage had a nice paint job.

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

Business

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