While there are many wonderful hotels near the Fairgrounds our associates and friends stay at what we call our "Preferred Hotels." These hotels partner with the Florida State Fair Authority to provide you top notch amenities to ensure a pleasant experience during your time in the Tampa Bay area.
The brand new Sheraton Tampa East Hotel is a full service hotel featuring 266 guest rooms and suites, each of our guest rooms and suites offer a king or two double Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ beds. 36 Jr. Suites and 5 Executive suites. Each guest room offers Starbucks coffee and coffeemaker in each room. Panfilo's Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a sip in our social lounge with Link@Sheraton to say in touch with loved ones and friends. Our state of the art Sheraton Fitness program by Core Performance or a swim in our heated outdoor pool that features two 25 meter lap lanes. The Sheraton conference center offers 30,000 sq. ft. of flexible conference space.
Our location is I-75 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard., and we offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the Florida State Fairgrounds.
10221 Princess Palm Ave., Tampa, FL 33610
Phone: 813-246-7117 / Fax: 813-246-7100
Amenities: The Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East/Brandon hotel is located in Highland Manor Office Park near Sabal Park. We provide spacious guestrooms full of thoughtful amenities complimented by friendly service and a relaxed Florida style atmosphere at an affordable price. At this Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Tampa, Florida we specialize in the kind of service you've learned to expect.
• Great American Grill® serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and evening room service
• Pavilion Pantry® convenience mart making food available 24-hours a day
• Complimentary high-speed Internet in guestrooms and public spaces
• Complimentary 24-hour business center with secure PrinterOn® remote printing
• Complimentary 24-hour fitness center
• Complimentary parking and area shuttle
• 4,000 square feet of flexible meeting space to accommodate up to 180 guests with full catering services.
• In-room hospitality center with microwave, refrigerator, and coffeemaker
• Two dual-line phones with voicemail, data ports and a large work desk
• Heated outdoor pool and whirlpool
Come enjoy a taste of Florida hospitality and exceptional service at the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East/Brandon hotel.
Our Tampa, FL hotel is within 2 miles of the Florida State Fairgrounds,
1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre and the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center plus minutes from shopping, restaurants and entertainment.
10309 Highland Manor Dr., Tampa, FL 33610
Telephone: (813) 626-6700 / Fax: (813) 626-6755
Director of Sales: Cayla Conley
BEST WESTERN Brandon Hotel & Conference Center
Convenient access to Hard Rock Casino and the Florida State Fair at this full-service Tampa, Florida area hotel.
Whether visiting the western coast of Florida on business or pleasure, the full-service BEST WESTERN Brandon Hotel & Conference Center is the perfect choice. Situated in Hillsborough County, this Tampa area hotel boasts 113 well-appointed guest rooms each featuring a microwave, refrigerator, cable satellite television and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Start the day off with a complimentary continental breakfast before exploring all that the Brandon area has to offer. Other amenities include a large outdoor swimming pool, a 24 hour fitness facility, meeting/banquet facilities accommodating up to 120 people and a business center. Pets are welcome!
Less than 10 miles away, guests can find a variety of local attractions to enjoy including the Hard Rock Casino, the Ybor City Historical District and the Tampa Art Museum. Enjoy a day of family fun at the Florida Aquarium, the Lowry Park Zoo or Busch Gardens Adventure Island. The Florida State Fair and the Ford Amphitheatre are conveniently only three miles from the hotel. Traveling on business? The BEST WESTERN Brandon Hotel & Conference Center provides convenient access to many corporate locations including HT Hackney, FL Detroit Diesel-Allison, Tampa Tank Inc, and Brandon Regional Hospital. Guests will also find themselves near an abundance of shopping and dining as well as the Port of Tampa and the Ybor Entertainment District.
The friendly, helpful staff at the BEST WESTERN Brandon Hotel & Conference Center is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Tampa, Florida.
9331 Adamo Dr., Tampa, Fl. 33619, ph.813-621-5555
Assistant General Manager: Carol Nesbitt
CLOSEST & NEWEST MARRIOTT HOTEL TO THE FAIRGROUNDS!!! Located less than 1 mile away!!!
Now offering Complimentary Shuttle Service to the Fairgrounds and the Amphitheatre.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds/Casino is ideal for business or leisure travel. Our spacious rooms include 37" LCD HDTV's with over 80 channels, complimentary high-speed and wireless internet access, well-lit work desk and luxurious bedding. After a great night's rest you can enjoy a vigorous workout in our well-equipped fitness center, followed by a Complimentary Expanded Continental Breakfast. Enjoy our seasonal outdoor pool and relax in our Jacuzzi. We also have a complimentary 24-hour Business Center available for your use, as well as Guest laundry facilities on site!
No need to leave your pet at home - we now have Pet Friendly Rooms available.
While attending a horse show at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, call for our discounted rates.
Our friendly and attentive staff awaits your arrival!
*Staying is Believing*
6720 Lakeview Center Drive, Tampa, FL 33619
Telephone (813) 626-3000
The Hampton Inn and Suites Tampa East is a 75 room hotel with 19 suites that is conveniently located off exit 10 on Interstate 4. The Hampton Inn and Suites is minutes from the many attractions Tampa has to offer including the The State Fairgrounds, Hard Rock Casino and 1-800- Ask Gary Amphitheatre. The Hampton Inn and Suites is perfect if you’re here on business or pleasure.
General Manager: Marie Weston
Winner of Guest Loyalty Award, Hilton Garden Inn, Worldwide
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa/Riverview/Brandon, Winner of Guest Loyalty Award, Hilton Garden Inn, Worldwide
Allow us to welcome you home and enjoy the following amenities, you have EARNED to expect:
*Award winning service
*Garden Sleep System bed with adjustable controls
*In room coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, 37” Plasma TV
*Great American Grill restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening room service
*Pavilion Pantry, offering 24 hour food and beverages
*Complimentary hotel shuttle to the fairgrounds and 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
*Heated Outdoor pool with whirlpool
*Lounge, offering signature beverages
*4000 square feet meeting space with on site catering/AV staff
*Pet friendly rooms for Horseshow attendees
Florida State Fair Vendor/Exhibitor/Attendees Discounted rates available by calling 813-612-2444.
4328 Garden Vista Drive Riverview FL 33578 813-626-6610
Director of Sales: Gloria Ohal
Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds/Casino
8610 Elm Fair Blvd; Tampa, FL 33610
Fax = 813-490-1004
Total Number of Rooms: 76
When you check in with us, you’ll be greeted with a friendly smile and the smell of fresh-baked cookies or hot popcorn. And since we are right across the street from the Fairgrounds, you can save parking lot frustrations
by skipping the line and walking right on over to the entrance.
Amenities: Complimentary hot breakfast with signature cinnamon rolls and pancake machine, outdoor pool, free wifi, aerobic exercise room, all rooms with refrigerator and microwaves, ironing board and iron, standard cable TV; and Complimentary Hard Rock Casino transportation and complimentary transportation within a 3 mile radius
Location: On Hwy 301, ¼ mile south of I-4, directly across the street from the main Fairgrounds entrance
Priority Club Points available on all stays.
On Property Contacts: General Manager = Theresa White
Front Desk Supervisor = Darling Moran
Director of Sales = Jocie Rivera
General Manager: Theresa White
Howard Johnson Plaza
Located 10 minutes from the Florida State Fairgrounds in the heart of Downtown Tampa. The Howard Johnson Plaza is a full service hotel offering Waterworks Bar & Grill, complimentary wireless internet in all guest rooms and public space. We also offer complimentary parking and shuttle service within a 3 mile radius of the hotel.
Call and ask for our “State Fair” rate at 813-223-1351
Director of Property: Lisa Reilly
A unique property situated in a quiet scenic location, the Hotel has 59 rooms including 32 Townhouse Suites. We are easily accessible from I-75 and I-4 and we are located just 5 minutes from the Florida State Fairgrounds,and 15 minutes from Downtown Tampa. The Hotel has an Outdoor heated Pool, Fitness Center, Free Wireless Internet Access and Complimentary Hot Breakfast. Our Townhouse Suites are bi-level lofts with a king bed upstairs, 1.5 bathrooms 37"plasma TV and separate TV in the loft bed room. Our facilities offer over 2000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting room space that can accommodate Business Meetings and Leisure Parties including Wedding Groups. Our Property is 100 Percent Smoke Free. The Mainstay Suites Lounge features $3 beer and wine daily.
10007 Princess Palm Ave,
Tampa, FL 33619
General Manager: Eric Smitler, 813-622-8557
The brand new Quality Inns & Suites Fairgrounds - Ybor City near Tampa's business district is just minutes away from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, LiveNation Amphitheater At the Florida State Fairgrounds and the Port of Tampa. This Tampa, FL hotel is also close to popular attractions and venues like Ybor City, Tampa Bay Times Forum, the Tampa Convention Center, Raymond James Stadium and Busch Gardens theme park.
Address: 4955 East 18th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
Sales & Hotel Manager: Bobby Gonzales
Residence Inn by Marriott - Tampa Sabal Park/Brandon
Conveniently located just minutes from the Fairgrounds with easy access to both I-75 and I-4.
Amenities: Apartment style suites with fully equipped kitchens, complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily, complimentary evening social with dinner, salad bar, beer and wine Mon.-Thurs., complimentary grocery shopping service, on-site laundry facilities, pet friendly (fee applies), free high-speed internet, 24 hour fitness center, 24 hour Market, BBQ grill, Sports Court, outdoor heated pool and spa. Include your Marriott Rewards number on your reservation to earn points toward free nights.
We look forward to having you as our guest!
Discounted rates available for Florida State Fair. Please contact the sales office directly.
Sales Manager: Brittany Osgood
Phone #: 813.496.6205
9719 Princess Palm Ave., Tampa, FL 33619 Telephone (813)-627-8855 www.marriott.com/tpasp
Amenities include: Home-like suites offering fully equipped kitchens and comfy living space, free hot and cold breakfast buffet daily, complimentary Managers Social Reception every Tues.-Thurs. evening from 5:30-7:30 pm offering guests free draught beer, wine, soft drinks and a light meal, free wifi access, free guest laundry facilities, pet friendly suites (fee applies), outdoor heated pool, whirlpool and Bar-b-que pavilion, access to our 24 hour Fitness & Business Centers and our Pantry convenience store open 24 hours. Located 3 miles from the Florida State Fairgrounds and easy access to: I-4, I-75 and 301. Be sure to ask for our Florida State Fairgrounds discounted rates!
Located 4 miles from Florida State Fairgrounds.
3624 N. Falkenburg Rd., Tampa, FL 33619
Telephone (813) 227-4000