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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Clarion Inn Tampa - Brandon
Clarion Inn Tampa - Brandon
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8.2
Excellent
9331 East Adamo Drive, Tampa
from $79
Ramada Tampa Airport Westshore
Ramada Tampa Airport Westshore
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7.2
Good
1200 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa
from $87
Travelodge Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens
Travelodge Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens
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4.3
Fair
2901 E Busch Blvd, Tampa
from $57
Comfort Suites Near Raymond James Stadium
Comfort Suites Near Raymond James Stadium
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8.2
Excellent
5421 West Waters Ave., Tampa
from $79
Baymont Inn & Suites Tampa Near Busch Gardens
Baymont Inn & Suites Tampa Near Busch Gardens
3001 University Center Dr, Tampa
from $52
Homewood Suites Tampa Airport
Homewood Suites Tampa Airport
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8.4
Excellent
5325 Avion Park Dr, Tampa
from $92
Crowne Plaza Tampa - Westshore
Crowne Plaza Tampa - Westshore
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8.3
Excellent
5303 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa
from $81
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
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7.9
Good
5223 N Orient Road, Tampa
from $189
Bay Harbor Hotel
Bay Harbor Hotel
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7.3
Good
7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa
from $89
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel
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7.6
Good
200 N Ashley Dr, Tampa
from $101
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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.

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