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.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Upper Tampa Bay Park

Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City
Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City
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7.8
Good
4955 E 18th Avenue, Tampa
from $67
Hampton Inn and Suites Tampa - Ybor City Downtown
Hampton Inn and Suites Tampa - Ybor City Downtown
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8.5
Excellent
1301 E 7th Ave, Tampa
from $109
La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa North I-75
La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa North I-75
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8.4
Excellent
17301 Dona Michelle Dr, Tampa
from $89
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
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7.7
Good
2225 N Lois Ave, 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 $89
Hampton Inn Tampa/Brandon
Hampton Inn Tampa/Brandon
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8.1
Excellent
10110 Horace Ave, Tampa
from $75
Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
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9.0
Excellent
4200 Jim Walter Blvd, Tampa
from $119
Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel
Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel
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8.2
Excellent
10221 Princess Palm Ave, Tampa
from $89
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
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8.4
Excellent
5223 N Orient Road, Tampa
from $189
La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)
La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)
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8.0
Excellent
3701 E Fowler Ave, Tampa
from $89
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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.