Less than nine miles from the airport and the Port of Tampa, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Tampa Airport North, FL is fit for all land, air and sea travelers. We offer free shuttle service to Tampa International Airport as well as convenient access to Tampa’s Hyde Park and SoHo, home to unique shops and restaurants. Drive 35 minutes to Caladesi Island State Park, a great beach to soak up the Florida sun, or relax with a dip in our outdoor pool. Be sure to stop in the lobby for free cookies between your adventures.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
Call the hotel to arrange free shuttle pickup from the airport, and start the next morning with a free hot breakfast. Need to work off some travel fatigue? Unwind in our pool or stretch your legs in the on-site fitness center. Hotel amenities include:
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Our Rooms & Suites
Relax in your room or suite and double-check what time Busch Gardens opens using our free high-speed Internet, or just enjoy a movie on HBO with your favorite four-legged traveling companion. Standard room highlights include:
Traveling with family or need extra space? Reserve a One-bedroom Suite to enjoy a separate living area, two plasma TVs and all standard amenities.
Where to Eat While You’re Here
Start each day with our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast featuring Belgian waffles, pastries and fresh fruit. A number of great lunch and dinnertime options are within a mile of the hotel. Pollo Tropico offers tropically inspired sandwiches and rice bowls, and Jazzy’s BBQ serves up slow-roasted ribs, baked beans and more.
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Things to Do in Tampa
Tampa is a lively city packed full of fun things to do. Spend the day riding gravity-defying roller coasters and interacting with exotic animals at Busch Gardens, or head downtown to the historic Ybor City for authentic Cuban cuisine and live music. Other local favorites include:
Big Cat Rescue– Discover your inner AdvoCat at this sanctuary for big cats a mile from the hotel. More than 80 big cats occupy the facility, ranging from lions and tigers to ocelots and lynx. Learn about each animal’s troubled past of abuse, and witness their new hope for the future.
Hyde Park/SoHo– Walk through Hyde Park and SoHo 15 minutes from the hotel alongside fellow cyclists, joggers and foodies. The area is home to a number of unique eateries, including Datz and Roux, each dishing out Florida foodstuffs with a twist.
Caladesi Island State Park– This beach is well worth the 35-minute drive from the hotel. Walk the white sands of Florida’s last undeveloped barrier islands, soak up the sun and maybe catch a glimpse of a dolphin or manatee swimming in the surf. Later on head inland for a pleasant hike along a wooded nature trail.
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Groups & Meetings
Looking to host an event in Tampa? Choose the Country Inn & Suites, Tampa Airport North as your venue for intimate meetings of up to 15 guests. We provide you and your guests access to free high-speed Internet and a plasma TV for presentations. Talk to our staff for the rental of audiovisual equipment and for catering recommendations.
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