Within 30 miles of Tampa, FL.
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La Quinta Inn & Suites
Tampa Central

3826 West Waters Ave
Tampa, FL 33614
Phone: 1-813-490-9090
Fax: 1-813-490-9091

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The La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Central was recently named a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner!

The 100% non smoking La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Central is centrally located in the heart of Tampa and the Tampa Bay area, near Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, Florida Aquarium, Raymond James (home of the Tampa Bay Bucaneers) Stadium, George Steibrenner Field (home of the New York Yankee Base...see more
Amenities & Services
  • Free Bright Side Breakfast™
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Newspaper
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Facilities Available
  • Guest Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Pets Welcome
Free Bright Side Breakfast®
  • Waffles
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Bread and muffins
  • Fresh fruit
  • All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
  • Pastries
  • Bagels
  • Milk

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Hotel Details
100% Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Rooms: 75
  • Suites: 14
  • Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-Out Time: 11:00 AM
Guest Room Amenities
  • 32-inch LCD TV in all rooms
  • Free wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Free high-speed Internet access in all rooms
  • Microwave in all rooms
  • Refrigerator in all rooms
  • Premium Cable Channels
  • Whirlpool tubs available in select rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron with Ironing Board
  • Dataport Phones
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Location
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Rooms
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Service
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Value
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Cleanliness
Most Recent Reviews:
"sleepless at la quinta central tampa"
1 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 21, 2014
2014vacationmaker | Jupiter, Florida
The manager Mr Patel does not feel that being woken at 3am and inconvenienced to move rooms with 2 kids under 6 warrants any type of refund, so beware as sympathies did not lie with me and my sleepless night after a four hour journey was hellish! Oh and his reasoning is that because I was still in a hotel room, overnight, I should be charged for the room. The night staff had been their a week and was out of her depths, so I would recommend citi bank terminate their not so much of an easy deal relationship with this group.  
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"Wonderful service, as always"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 14, 2014
Linda K | Manchester, United States
Very nice place to stay - comfortable, very care taking Helpful with late plane arrivals, travel to airport, food close by, one of our favorite locations in northeast. Staff is always helpful - from late arrivals to finding something reasonable to eat at midnight.  
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"Excellent Management!"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Jun 6, 2014
icechik74 | Harrogate, United Kingdom
We booked this hotel as we were coming at late notice due to a death in my family. There was limited availability in the Tampa area and I must admit I was hesitant to stay due to staying usually closer to the airport. What a pleasant surprise! It's not a 5 star luxury hotel but the staff and management really care about their guests and it shows. Check in was seamless, and the reception was friendly. The room was large and clean and it is centrally located. The pool was also clean and did the trick with my kids. Lastly I was mostly impressed with the breakfast and how the manager came around and spoke personally with the guests. It was a really nice touch. The ladies who were stocking breakfast were also super friendly and on top of things. Thank you! I won't hesitate to stay again.  
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"Wi-Fi and under 21 years of age"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Jun 6, 2014
Marie L | Coral Springs, United States
The Hotel was good. My kids enjoyed. The Gym will need a little more equipment. We had problems with the tablet connecting to the Wi-Fi. The staff was friendly and respectful. My kids and their friends went for the Sunset Music Festival. They were lucky I was with them. The hotel did not accept under 21 years old and the webpage or the reservation staff did not provide clarification. Some kids said they confirm before completing the reservation to arrive at the hotel and were informed they can not stay. When there is a big festival such as SMF make it clear to the reservation department and the website that the hotel will not accept any one under 21. Some of these kids travel very far for that festival.  
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"Busch Gardens"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Jun 2, 2014
Rose/ Danny B | Dunnellon, United States
We stayed at the LaQuinta Inns & Suites in Tampa, and had a wonderful visit with the animals at Busch Gardens. We will be returning to Tampa for another visit. Our room was clean and had our own personal small kitchen with fridge, coffee maker, and microwave. My husband and I enjoyed the hot tub and pool. The grounds of the hotel were clean and we felt very secure. The staff were all very kind and helpful with information to aid us in our travels. I would recommend this hotel to Family and Friends.  
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Area Attractions & Landmarks
  • Lowery Park Zoo, 5 mi.
  • Florida Aquarium, 6 mi.
  • Museum of Art, 6 mi.
  • Clearwater Beach Area, 15 mi.
  • Tampa Convention Center, 6 mi.
  • Tampa BMX Park, 2 mi.
Area Companies & Businesses
  • Burger King, .1 mi.
  • GE, 1 mi.
  • Regions Bank, 1 mi.
  • AMEX, 1 mi.
  • Walmart, .5 mi.
  • The Home Depot, 1 mi.
  • Aetna Insurance, .5 mi.
  • Federal Express, .5 mi.
  • Ferguson Enterprises, .5 mi.
  • Gunn Allen Financial, .5 mi.
  • H and R Block, .5 mi.
  • Home Depot, .5 mi.
  • Nokia, .5 mi.
  • TMP Worldwide, .5 mi.
  • Tropical Sportswear, .5 mi.
  • Capital One, 1 mi.
  • United Healthcare, 1.5 mi.
Nearby Sports & Recreation
  • Raymond James Stadium, 3 mi.
  • Legends Field-New York Yankees, 3 mi.
  • Busch Gardens, 5 mi.
  • USF Sundome, 5 mi.
  • Adventure Island Water Park, 5 mi.
  • Ed Radice and Grego Sports Complex, 5 mi.
Nearby Restaurants
  • Zaxby's, .1 mi.
  • Crabby Tom's Oyster Bar, .5 mi.
  • Logan's Roadhouse, .5 mi.
  • Perkins, .5 mi.
  • Bennigan's, 1 mi.
  • Chili's, 1 mi.
  • International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 1 mi.
  • Red Lobster, 1 mi.
Entertainment & Shopping
  • St. Pete Times Forum, 6 mi.
  • Ybor Historic District, 7 mi.
  • International Plaza, 3 mi.
  • Citrus Park Mall, 3 mi.
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