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La Quinta Inn
Tampa Bay Airport

4730 W. Spruce St
Tampa, FL 33607-1497
Phone: 1-813-287-0440
Fax: 1-813-286-7399

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The La Quinta Inn Tampa Bay Airport was recently named a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner!

NEW! Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.

The newly renovated La Quinta Inn Tampa Airport is less than a mile from Tampa International, and central to all entertainment areas.

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Amenities & Services
  • Free Bright Side Breakfast™
  • Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Airport Shuttle Available
  • Airport Shuttle Notes: 4:45am-12:45am Daily
  • Pets Welcome

    All Reservations Require valid Credit Card at check in.
Free Bright Side Breakfast®
  • Waffles
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Bread and muffins
  • Fresh fruit
  • All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
  • Eggs
  • Bagels
  • Milk

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Hotel Details
TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence Winner
  • Floors: 2
  • Rooms: 121
  • Suites: 1
  • Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Guest Room Amenities
  • NEW! 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
  • Free high-speed Internet access in all rooms!
  • Microwave in some rooms
  • Refrigerator in some rooms
  • Premium Cable Channels
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron with Ironing Board
  • Dataport Phones
  • Alarm Clock
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Location
  • 3.5 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:
"Location - Best Feature"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Sep 15, 2014
dmvtravlr | Baltimore, Maryland
I stayed three nights for a short last minute getaway. I called the front desk for a shuttle from the airport that was supposed to arrive in "10-15 minutes", but never came after 45 mins. The man at the front desk made sure he knew what stop I was waiting at, as I read it directly off the sign and he asked me the closest baggage claim numbers to the door, etc. I ended up taking a cab which cost me $15 for a 5 minute ride. Had there been a sidewalk from the airport I would have just as soon walked. I tried to call the front desk four times during my wait, but no one picked up the phone. There is a HART bus (30?) that goes from the airport past the hotel for $2, but I didn't know it at the time. The man who checked me in had other customers' paperwork all over the counter and took a minute to look up and acknowledge me standing there, but otherwise was polite. The room was on the ground floor, and in better condition than the bathroom. Look at posted pictures, because all the bathrooms in the pictures look identical to the one I had. Apparently all the bathrooms need renovation, because the tub looked like it had old bloodstains in it. The fixtures looked too old to even get clean, so I won't say anything against the cleaning staff. The curtains in the room left a 3-4 inch gap and the full length mirror is on the wall behind the front door, so at the right angle, you are totally visible, especially at night with the light on. This hotel is actually across the street from the airport runway, so you will get that level of noise late at night and early in the morning. International Plaza and Bay Street Mall is across the highway (Spruce Street is at least 6-8 lanes), and IHOP is next door, with an Enterprise Rental Car next door to IHOP. I ended up renting a car from them to go to the beach (about 30 min. drive), and to avoid another shuttle nightmare. WiFi worked great for me, and the surrounding area felt safe. I would return to this hotel if I was trying to save money on a layover or something (one night), but for a pleasure vacation, I would rent a car at the airport and drive to the Gulf coast and find a better hotel. I've stayed in much better La Quintas, so it's not the chain.  
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"" A Total Bummer ""
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Sep 10, 2014
rbeau56 | Tampa, Florida
Recommended to some dear friends, what a huge mistake. They were totally unsatisfied with the establishment. Smelly rooms, service, and a lousy breakfast. Won't ever recommend this hotel to anyone. The only good thing was the location, near the Tampa Airport.  
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed Sep 7, 2014
Harmony M | United States
The guy at checkin was on his cell hone during the whole process, the room smelled and the bed was so bad that we checked out at 2 am and just drove home. During checkout I interrupted the front desk girl with her boyfriend in the lobby. Never. Again.  
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"Good and bad"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Sep 6, 2014
lgallag | St Johns, Florida
This was a short business trip for just for myself. I use La Qunita's a lot since it is one of the better options when we visit our son at college. This hotel over all was good, but had room for improvement. First the positive -- . 1 -- staff was friendly and had a smile that was welcoming. They were able to provide some good recommendation for restaurants and directions.2 -- The outside of the hotel looked clean and well maintain. 3 -- The room décor was nice and also looked clean and well maintained. and then the bad -- 1. The breakfast was bad. All other La Quinta's I stay at have waffles or pancakes - not something in cellophane and they always have eggs and some breakfast meat. 2. The bathroom felt dirty, the tub looked very dirty, but I think the non-skid was so old it would not clean any more. The corners of the bathroom need to be cleaned and the grout. There looked like water leaks in the ceiling. Maybe it was repaired, but not finished very well. 3. This room has the security light just outside. With the lights off at night so much light came in the room it felt like a light was left on. The way the curtains fits it let the high intensity light from all around the window come into the room. These comments are based on the other La Quinta's I have stayed at to keep the comparison fair. I do not think you can do an apples to apples comparison if you used another hotel like the Ritz. I would stay here again, just watch location of the room.  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed Sep 5, 2014
Roger S | Blue Ash
Very nice, clean, good housekeeping. This property is near the airport and very convenient, next to IHOP which is open 24 hours. I would stay here again if I could, but since we moved to Tampa, I will not be staying in a motel here.  
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  • Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 14.8 mi.
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Nearby Sports & Recreation
  • Raymond James Stadium, 2.71 mi.
  • Legends Field, 3 mi.
  • Busch Gardens, 12.22 mi.
  • Adventure Island, 12.97 mi.
  • St. Petersburg Times Forum, 4.88 mi.
  • Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Rays), 19.59 mi.
Nearby Restaurants
  • More than 20 restaurants within walking distance, 0 mi.
  • Ruth Chris Steakhouse, .05 mi.
  • Blue Martini Restaurant & Bar (Across the street), .1 mi.
  • California Pizza Kitchen (Across the street), .1 mi.
  • International House of Pancakes-IHOP (Adjacent), .1 mi.
  • The Cheesecake Factory (Across the street), .1 mi.
  • Too Jay's (Across the street), .1 mi.
  • Lee Roy Selmon's, 1 mi.
  • Texas de Brazil, 1 mi.
  • Waffle House, 1 mi.
Entertainment & Shopping
  • International Mall (Across the street), .1 mi.
  • Ybor City, 7.13 mi.
  • WestShore Plaza, 1.24 mi.
  • AMC Theater, 1.24 mi.
Tampa, FL
Local Time: 11:49 AM (Eastern)
Local Temperature: 87.6°F
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