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
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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:
"Try another location in Tampa"
Reviewed Apr 16, 2014
Courte V | Miami, United States
Grounds and staff were fine. Room was not clean. Seemed below average for a La Quinta. There are a few in the area that cost more and are likely better. There are a few close restaurants but the location feels almost rural. If you are going to the fairgrounds (I wasn't), this is an excellent location.
I was in La Quinta Inn Hotel for two nights. It was a good experience, room was clean. Just a little bit cold because of air conditioner but it wasn't a big deal. Staff was friendly and ready to help if you needed them for any information or service. It is not a luxury hotel but you can be comfortable if you stay there.
Friendly and attentive staff, which is always a plus!
Great hotel for the price. Clean rooms. I forget to bring toothpaste and the front desk provided it, at no charge. Amazingly CLEAN The room and the bathroom were spotless.
Needs more breakfast options.
The best thing I can say, is I would absolutely stay there again !!!
Hotel is across the street from Florida State Fairgrounds, very short drive to Ybor City. Shopping and supermarkets also close by. Best of all, there's a Five Guys burger joint right next door, which is incredibly handy for a filling, low-priced lunch or dinner.
Upon arriving, my husband, son and I were met by a beautiful "working woman" and her "friend" setup at the front door! Upon entering the hotel we were struck by the smell of must, mold, cigarettes and wet animals. Being the optimistic family that we are we accepted room 235 and headed up. The smell inside the room emulated the one we encountered in the lobby, throughout the elevator ride and clean up to the front door of 235! As if that weren't horrible enough, we found the beds to have indentations in the mattresses that screamed "we are really old mattresses"! The smell coming out of the air conditioner was so overpowering that we turned it off immediately and put our bags on TOP of the desk! Upon entering the bathroom we found it to have towels that truly appeared to have been used prior to our arrival and refolded for our convenience. The last straw came upon my son lifting the toilet seat to find the urine and "lint/dirt" stain underneath as well as urine that had leaked down the side, and apparently remained there long enough to go from highlight yellow to muddy brown!!! I tried....I really did, to make it work...so I went to management and asked for Lysol, Air freshener, clean towels and advised them of the pooled urine in and around the toilet, to wit the front desk clerk said "hmmm...and oh really"! Needless to say the clerk handed me some "cleaner" towels, a bottle of "industrial cleaner / air freshener" and said she would "let them know" about the toilet. Can you imagine risking our health as well by chancing their "free continental breakfast" too!!!
End result: We left the hotel approximately 4 and a half hours after checking in and was charged a whooping $94.00 for our "stay"! I apologize to my family for ruining our much needed / much deserved mini vacation by choosing this hotel. I will make it up to you guys soon...promise!! To La Quinta...you should be ashamed to send me a request for a review and not my money back!! I wouldn't even mind if it was prorated like it was for the other "guest"!
1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre (across the street),
Westfield- Brandon Mall,
Ybor City Entertainment District,
International Plaza Mall,
Local Time: 5:25 AM (Eastern)
Local Temperature: 70.9°F 5-day Forecast
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