Located in the vibrant atmosphere of downtown Tampa, four star hotel is 7-miles from Tampa International Airport and a short and cheap ($5 a day) trolley ride on the Teco Street Car to all the venues in YBOR for our BIG PRE-FEST. It is also a short walk to The Florida Aquarium, Channelside and the Tampa Bay Times Forum. A plentiful amount of local flavor to dine at including the FEST favorite stop in Tampa... TACO BUS right around the corner!!!
We LOVE this hotel. Every time I go to Tampa I try my best to stay here because it is so freakin’ close to everything, the rooms are super swanky, and they have a killer rooftop heated pool and hot tub! I can cruise over to Ybor on the Teco Street Car and then snag a cheap cheap cheap cab ride back. So, when we decided to do this BIG PRE-FEST down in Ybor I had to see if they would be interested in hosting us. They were beyond receptive and are giving us a killer cheap rate to pass along to all you guys. They are even giving us their massive conference center to host our big kickoff registration/fest flea market in. If all goes well this year I am sure they would be into the idea of us hosting a rad afterparty next year or even doing a rooftop pool event. But, for now I feel like we are pressing our luck by just being able to stay here so don’t screw it up for the future. They are in the process of a $20,000,000.00 renovation to include a a Starbucks and upscale lounge.
They do not have a parking lot or free parking but offer self parking for $16.00 or Valet for $20.00. I usually just find a lot close by or you could hunt down some street parking. Kinda the breaks to be in the heart of downtown I guess.
Hilton Tampa Downtown Features:
Big Pre-Fest in Little Ybor Registration on-site.
FEST FLEA MARKET on-site.
Heated rooftop outdoor pool & hot tub.
Room service, Lounge, Restaurant, and Coffee bar on-site.
All guest rooms include climate control,
Work desk, remote-controlled televisions with high definition television & movies, Web TV and a folio to review capabilities. All rooms are also equipped with two phone lines, voice messaging, speed dial and speaker as well as an IPOD docking station, in room safe, single cup coffee maker, high speed internet access, full size hair dryer, iron with ironing board and bath amenities.
Check-in anytime after 3 PM
Check-out by 12 NOON
A credit card for incidentals must be provided at check-in
Phones, video games and room service will remain shut off unless a credit card is provided.
This hotel is 100% non-smoking - there will be an expensive ass cleaning charge if rooms need to be cleaned for smoking.