Hotels near Upper Tampa Bay Park
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Just outside Tampa, outdoorsy types can get back to nature at Upper Tampa Bay Regional Park. The minimally developed 596-hectare park respects the fragile local environment and gives visitors a place to breath in the fresh air. Enjoy a break from the busy city with a vacation near Upper Tampa Bay Park.

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Anderson Rd/Veteran
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Anderson Rd/Veteran
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8.4
Excellent
9402 Corporate Lake Dr, Tampa
from $76
Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown
from $101
Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
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8.1
Excellent
555 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa
from $104
Hampton Inn Tampa Airport/Westshore
Hampton Inn Tampa Airport/Westshore
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8.4
Excellent
4817 W Laurel St, Tampa
from $84
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens
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8.1
Excellent
2807 E Busch Blvd, Tampa
from $81
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
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7.9
Good
2225 N Lois Ave, Tampa
from $84
The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
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7.4
Good
7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa
from $87
The Westin Tampa Waterside
The Westin Tampa Waterside
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7.8
Good
725 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa
from $99
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
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9.1
Excellent
2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa
from $139
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa-Brandon
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa-Brandon
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8.5
Excellent
10240 Palm River Road, Tampa
from $96
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Book Rooms Near the Park

Florida has such respect for the delicate natural environment near Upper Tampa Bay Park that there are no hotels nearby. However, several affordable hotels are located around 3 miles away in the suburb of Oldsmar.

Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Oldsmar’s air-conditioned rooms offer respite from Florida’s steamy weather. Its suites are simple, but the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access, outdoor pool, and complimentary shuttle service make this feel a cut above your average three-star establishment.

Many of the nature lovers who flock to the park stay at the eco-friendly Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Northwest/Oldsmar. This well-appointed three-star hotel features an outdoor pool, a spa, a restaurant, and a 24-hour fitness facility for those late-night workouts.

Why Stay in Oldsmar?

Oldsmar is just 17 miles out of Tampa, but it feels like a world away. There’s just one shopping center, the Westfield Countryside Mall, but locals are more likely to be found scouting for bargains at the Oldsmar Flea Market.

Aside from the park there are a few attractions, like the Tampa Bay Downs racetrack and Oldsmar Historical Society Museum; but really, this is a place where visitors can relax more affordably than they can in Tampa.  It’s an easy drive into the city, or visitors can catch one of the local PSTA buses.

All You Need to Know About Upper Tampa Bay Park

While Upper Tampa Bay Park is largely undeveloped, there are picnic areas, a playground, walking trails, canoe and kayak rentals, restrooms, and a nature center with fish, snakes and turtles. The park is also home to the Upper Tampa Bay Archeological District, which joined the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

The park opens between 8 am and 6 pm every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Entry costs for $2 for a vehicle with up to eight passengers, and an extra dollar for every additional person.

It’s rare to find spaces as underdeveloped and naturally beautiful as Upper Tampa Bay Park. Vacationers can enjoy a Florida vacation with a difference near this lush natural oasis.