4.2 out of 5

"This is my second time staying here for Tampa Bay Comic Con. I would not stay anywhere else. From airport to hotel its a 10 minute ride. Trolley picks ... " More

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Hotel Description

Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown places you steps from Tampa Convention Center and within a 10-minute stroll of Tampa Bay History Center. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free cooked-to-order breakfast.

All 360 rooms feature LCD TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy iPod docks, sofa beds, and living rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and room service. Pillowtop beds and down comforters welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include rainfall showerheads and free toiletries. Additionally, dining areas, WiFi, and wired Internet are available.

At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. 9000 square feet (836 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include a business center. Added amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, a free manager's reception, and WiFi in public areas. Free breakfast is available daily between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 3.5-star Downtown Tampa hotel, attractions include Port of Tampa and Florida Aquarium.

Suite - 1 King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$128 per night

Suite - 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

One King Bed, Bay View, Non-Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Two Double Beds, Bay View, Non-Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, One King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, One King Bed, Non-Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Best Place to Stay for Tampa Bay Comic Con

Pros: Direct access to the convention center via sky bridge. Very good breakfast. Great overall value.
Cons: The elevators on each floor could have a readout saying where they are. Also better signage saying where stairs are. Bring back water at reception.
Location: Jackson's gelato bar across the bridge. As well as delicious food at Cry Baby Café. Scenic river walk across the street.
This is my second time staying here for Tampa Bay Comic Con. I would not stay anywhere else. From airport to hotel its a 10 minute ride. Trolley picks up across from hotel if you want to go anywhere. Next year just cabbing it to and from. Overall location is very nice near the water. The hotel facilities are nice and clean. Large rooms. Attentive staff. Fantastic breakfast. Cool happy hour. Nice riverwalk nearby. Cross the bridge over the water to jackson's gelato bar or to the excellent food at Cry Baby Cafe. Access to convention center via sky bridge in under a minute. This is THE place to stay for Tampa Bay Comic Con.

Posted by , from Washington, DC on Aug 3, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel for anything downtown Tampa.

really nice experience, close to downtown and was very satisfied. parking was a little inconvenience, due to line of attendants.

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice Hotel in a Good Location

Pros: Good Location, Very Friendly Staff
Cons: Parking is very tight with a shortage of spaces for the hotel guests.
Location: The Aquarium is only a couple of miles down the road and there a ton of restaurants on the same street.
Our room was very clean, the staff was very friendly and the hotel is only about two miles from downtown. The location was also very close to a lot of nice restaurants and if you don't have kids with you, I'm sure the street where the hotel is located can be a lot of fun on Saturday night.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great hotel in perfect location.

We needed a place to stay prior to going on a cruise. There were eight of us all together that flew into Tampa. It was easy to get a cab from the airport to the hotel. We all enjoyed the hotel's happy hour. It is located right next to the trolley which we took to Ybor. The hotel was extremly clean and the rooms were a nice size with a seperate living room. The breakfast in the morning was great and the desk was very accomadating giving us all the info we needed to get a van to the port. I would recommend this hotel for a short or long stay.

Posted by , from Manchester New Jersey on Mar 24, 2015

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5 out of 5

Thanksgiving in Tampa Bay

Once again, The Embassy Suites in downtown Tampa was the perfect place to stay. Nice rooms and a wonderful breakfast! It is always our 1st choice.

Posted by , from New England on Mar 24, 2015

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4 out of 5

very nice hotel

the only thing that was dissapointing was the fact that I booked a king size bed, and when we arrived we were put in a double bed room. Not what I booked. My husband is 6'2 and a double bed does not work for him.

Posted by , from Scituate, RI, United States on Nov 18, 2013

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4 out of 5

Very comfortable. Excellent location!

Pros: Free breakfast, happy hour
Cons: No free Internet, no free parking
The hotel has a luxurious feel and classy appearance. The manager's reception (happy hour# and complimentary breakfast with omlette station is top-notch. The beds are very comfortable and the rooms are spacious. The only two criticisms I have are that I had to pay extra for internet #$15/day# and parking #$20/day). The parking actually adds up to more when you factor in tips every time they retrieve your car. Other than that, this hotel is exceptional.

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012

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5 out of 5

Our family lived this hotel!

Pros: Free breakfast, free drinks from 5:30-7:30
Loved this hotel! The only thing that I didn't like was the unexpected parking fee of $21 per night.

Posted by , from Oregon on Nov 27, 2011

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4 out of 5

Hotel is very nice and in a beautiful location right by the water. Great for taking walks or just hanging out at the outside bar

Pros: Free breakfast
The hotel was in a great part of Tampa, Fl. A walk away from great nightlife, bars and restaurants. Channel Side and the sports arena was literally at your finger tips. If you have never been down to Tampa i would suggest staying at the Embassy Suites hotel.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2011

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4 out of 5

Location, Location, Location

Traveling to Tampa for business can be fun with the right hotel. The location was perfect for my meetings. The bike/ running trail less than one block away allowed me to start my day in a safe and visually exhilirating manner.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011

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About the Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown

Location 513 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Property Features

Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown offers its guests an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms. Event space at this hotel measures 9000 square feet (836 square meters) and includes conference space. Multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown. Parking is available for a fee.

  • 360 guestrooms or units
  • 20 levels
  • 5 conference rooms
  • 9000 sq ft of conference space
  • 836 sq m of conference space
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Separate living room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.) (13 km / 8.1 mi)
  • Train station: Tampa Union Station (2 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown offers 360 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Accommodations have separate living rooms and are furnished with double sofa beds. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels, first-run movies, and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Tampa hotel provides wired and wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • First-run movies
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 25.

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa Downtown
  • Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown
  • Tampa Downtown Embassy Suites
  • Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Hotel Tampa
  • Tampa Embassy Suites

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.