NEW! Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.
Located across the street from 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre and Expo Park (home of the Florida State Fair), the La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa East Fairgrounds is the place to stay for fun in the sun. Our convenient location is perfect when visiting such area attractions as Busc...see moreh Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo, and the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). We are only one mile from Hard Rock Seminole Casino and Walt Disney World is just over an hour. Enjoy many great area restaurants, and shopping at nearby Westfield Mall. Attending events at Raymond James Stadium and St. Pete Forum? Book your room here! For spacious, comfortable interior corridor rooms, stay at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa East Fairgrounds, where amenities include free high-speed Internet access, a hair dryer, coffee maker, iron /board, free local calls, and more. We have a guest laundry facility plus fax/copy services available at the front desk. Enjoy a tasty Free Bright Side BreakfastTM along with a USA Today in the lobby each morning. The hotel also offers a sparkling outdoor pool for your enjoyment. Businesses such as Roadmaster, and the University of South Florida and Tampa College are only 10 miles. We are eight miles north of downtown with easy access to I-4. Express checkout available.see less
Amenities & Services
Free Bright Side Breakfast
Free High-Speed Internet Access
Free Local Calls
Guest Laundry Facilities
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Free Bright Side Breakfast®
Hot and cold cereal
Bread and muffins
All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
Hard Boiled Eggs
11,000 La Quinta Returns points for a free night stay.
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Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Guest Room Amenities
NEW! Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming
Plug-and-Play TV feature makes it simple to connect electronics
Free wireless high-speed Internet access
Premium Cable Channels
Iron with Ironing Board
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Most Recent Reviews:
"Gambled on a great room."
Reviewed Mar 6, 2014
SKYPALO | FLORIDA
We were very disappointed with the hotel as far as the upkeep. When we entered there was a very unpleasant smell throughout the hotel. It smelled like a mixture of soured carpets, cigarette smoke and animals. The carpet in room 304 was dirty and stained. The smell coming from the air conditioner was horrible. Very small bathroom without a sink. The hotel staff was nice and pleasant. The complimentary breakfast was okay. The beds were very comfortable and very clean. Would have given a better review if the smell wasn't so overpowering. We will not stay here again. This hotel was very convenient to the Hard Rock Casino which was a plus.
I love a hotel in a location that can facilitate my morning walks. This LaQuinta is located at the opening to a business park with large warehouses. Great place to get all my steps in while in Tampa. This was a very friendly staff who were helpful without being pushy. Loved the Bright Side Breakfast. Also love the points for free travel in the future.
This La Quinta was close to our meeting and was a good price.
The check-in went smoothly. They courteously changed our room when the one we were assigned smelled smoky and was on the front facing 301.
The building is just TIRED. The room (327) we were given was a decent size. It just needed a good cleaning. Furniture hadn't been moved in a while and there were crumbs around the legs of the chair. There was a bag of Cheetos left from the last occupants.
The bathroom had problems, too. The toilet did not flush well. I left a note to please use a plunger to unclog it. It worked better after that. The tub looked like it had a big bandage in the floor. We suspect that there was a crack in it. It seemed to give a little when we got in to shower. There was mold on the grouting around the grab bar and some other places.
We generally use the stairs instead of the elevator. The carpeting in the stairwell was really stained. I suspect that when you offer breakfast that is bound to happen with guests lugging coffee and suitcases it will spill. It just looked really bad.
Breakfast was adequate. There wasn't any oil for the waffle iron so the waffles didn't come out very well. By the end of our stay they did find some.
The trucks parked on the back side of the hotel. There was a lot of beeping and idling especially in the afternoon when they were coming in. Fortunately it wasn't too bad early in the morning.
I doubt that we would stay here again.
The place is a two story hotel directly across from the Fairgrounds entrance with parking located around its perimeter. The place must have a contract with some trucking companies because you will find truck cabs all over the place. The front desk personnel were wonderful,and very helpful and pleasant. Upon entering the musty smelling halls, we found the room to be just basic. They are promoting a restful sleep with premium bedding, but we did not see that. The did offer 3 smaller square pillows for each bed. If you want a refrigerator or microwave, it will cost you $5 more. The shower was a joke. Or garden hose at home was bigger. They need to change these quickly. When we checked in, housekeeping did not clean the wadd of toilet paper left behind the commode,,,ewwwh! The front door says it is locked after 9PM, It was not. Our door's deadbolt lock was non-functional...guess it was really dead. As far as the breakfast was concerned, no one who stays here eats bran flakes because they were stale. Worst of all, we mean REALLY worst, was the coffee. It was absolutely like dishwater. There was some yogurt and make-your-own waffles besides some hard boiled eggs, weird looking bagels,and bulk canister cereals. Asked for some sugar free syrup...and they had none. Basically, you should go out for breakfast...recommend the new "Corner Bakery Cafe " on Brandon Blvd. in Brandon, right off of I 75 South/ or GPS it. Oh, for added entertainment, we left when the truckers began burping...must be the food. The hotel is sandwiched between a Holiday Inn Express and a Comfort Inn. If you like hamburgers or great French fries, there is a "Five Guys" across the street near the Holiday Inn
If you like to go to the Hard Rock Casino this LaQuinta is only 2 minutes away by car. The Inn is quiet and clean and has good rates, and the free breakfast will save you some money...I will keep coming back !
1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre (across the street),
Westfield- Brandon Mall,
Ybor City Entertainment District,
International Plaza Mall,
Local Time: 6:33 AM (Eastern)
Local Temperature: 51.9°F 5-day Forecast
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