Whether you’re in town for a cruise or the excitement of Tampa, choose the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Tampa East, FL as your base of operations. Located right off I-4, we keep you just 15 minutes from the Port of Tampa and the bustling downtown area. Spend some time shopping at the International Plaza and Bay Street, or explore Centro Ybor for entertainment and authentic Cuban cuisine. After a fun day on the town, cap it off with a relaxing dip in our outdoor pool and a free cookie in the lobby.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
Grab a free hot breakfast before venturing into Tampa, and remind yourself of cruise departure times using our free high-speed Internet. Hotel amenities include:
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Our Rooms & Suites
Head to your room or suite and sink into a Serta Elite® pillowtop mattress, the perfect spot to watch a movie on HBO or log onto our free Internet. Standard room highlights include:
Traveling with family or need extra space? Reserve a One-bedroom Suite to enjoy either one king bed or two queen beds and these additional amenities:
What to Eat While You’re Here
Start each day with our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast featuring a daily rotation of hot items like French toast, bacon, biscuits and sausage gravy. For lunch or dinner, head to a number of great restaurants less than five miles from the hotel. Cracker Barrel serves up chicken fried steak and other Southern comforts, and Hungry Harry’s Famous Bar-B-Que dishes out all-you-can-eat specials daily.
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Things to Do in Tampa
Before sailing for the Caribbean from the Port of Tampa, experience the excitement that Tampa offers. The downtown area is your one-stop destination for great food, live entertainment and a dash of history. If you prefer thrills and spills, check out Busch Gardens and its nearby water park for a truly wild adventure. Other local area favorites include:
Museum of Science and Industry – Discover what it’s like to struggle and survive on another planet at this museum packed with over 450 interactive exhibits. Ride in a driverless vehicle as it attempts to pass the Florida State driving test, and catch a glimpse of the world of tomorrow.
Dinosaur World – Go back to a time when dinosaurs still ruled the earth. A must-see for dinosaur lovers of all ages, this outdoor facility 10 minutes from the hotel is packed with towering life-sized creatures. Don’t forget to get your hands dirty at the fossil dig site.
International Plaza and Bay Street – In the mood for some shopping? Drive 20 minutes to this commercial center, home to favorites like Urban Outfitters and Abercrombie & Fitch in addition to some high-end retailers. A number of restaurants provide intimate sidewalk café dining experiences while you shop.
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Groups & Meetings
Choose the Country Inn & Suites, Tampa East to host your event. We offer 800 square feet of space capable of seating up to 50 guests. Select the ideal room configuration for your function and enjoy amenities like free high-speed Internet, a 42-inch LCD TV for presentations and access to our helpful staff.
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100% Non-Smoking Facility
Limited Pet-Friendly Rooms Available
Proud recipient of the
2015 President's Award.
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