Enjoy a wild adventure at Busch Gardens or a fun visit to Tampa at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Tampa/Brandon, FL. Our location gives you easy access to the exotic animals and thrilling rides at Busch Gardens as well as downtown Tampa. Be sure to visit Ybor City, a famous neighborhood just fifteen minutes from the hotel, to experience the area’s vibrant culture and history. Between sightseeing and thrill-seeking, remember to relax in our hotel’s outdoor pool and soak up some Florida sun.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
Gear up for an exciting day in Tampa with a free hot breakfast, and print off your tickets to Busch Gardens in our business center with free high-speed Internet access. Hotel amenities include:
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Our Rooms & Suites
Kick back in your room or suite and stream a movie using our free high-speed Internet access, or heat up some leftovers in the microwave for a quick, relaxing meal. Standard room highlights include:
Traveling with family or need extra space? Reserve a One-bedroom Suite to enjoy a separate living area, two 40-inch TVs and all standard amenities.
What to Eat While You’re Here
Start your day right with our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast featuring Belgian waffles, eggs, sausage and more. For great lunch and dinner options less than a mile from the hotel, head to Bob Evans for delicious Southern comfort food. Cherry’s Bar and Grill has something for everyone, including sizzling steaks and juicy burgers.
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Things to Do in Tampa
Check out the riverwalk in downtown for lights, music and dazzling views of the Tampa skyline. If you like football, head to Raymond James Stadium to watch the Buccaneers pound the AstroTurf. Other local favorites include:
Ybor City – Located 15 minutes from the hotel and northeast of downtown, Ybor City is one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in Tampa. Populated early on by Spanish, Italian and Cuban immigrants, the area features music, shops and restaurants heavily influenced by the founding citizens.
Florida Aquarium – Ever wondered what it felt like in an aquarium exhibit? The Florida Aquarium is located nine miles from the hotel and offers you the chance to become a part of an exhibit. Swim along a man-made reef teeming with stingrays, moray eels, tropical fish and even sharks.
Busch Gardens – This animal-themed park boasts roller coasters, thrill rides and 10 African-themed sections. The chance to handfeed kangaroos and interact with elephants is well worth the 25-minute drive from the hotel. The park also features a number of musical performances as well as a separate waterpark across the street, Adventure Island.
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Groups & Meetings
Hosting an event in Tampa? Choose the Country Inn & Suites, Tampa/Brandon as your base of operations, and enjoy access to our hotel’s 750 square feet of meeting space. Our staff is on hand to assist you with rentals of audiovisual equipment and catering services.
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100% Non-Smoking Facility
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