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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Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport/Westshore, FL
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport/Westshore, FL
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8.7
Excellent
5312 Avion Park Drive, Tampa
from $96
The Westin Tampa Waterside
The Westin Tampa Waterside
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8.6
Excellent
725 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Tampa
from $151
Tampa Marriott Water Street
Tampa Marriott Water Street
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9.0
Excellent
505 Water Street, Tampa
from $152
DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa-Westshore Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa-Westshore Airport
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7.6
Good
4500 West Cypress Street, Tampa
from $79
Hyde Park Hotel
Hyde Park Hotel
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7.1
Good
2105 West Bristol Avenue, Tampa
from $83
Sailport Waterfront Suites
Sailport Waterfront Suites
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8.5
Excellent
2506 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa
from $115
Hilton Tampa-Airport-Westshore
Hilton Tampa-Airport-Westshore
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8.3
Excellent
2225 N Lois Ave, Tampa
from $91
Tampa Airport Marriott
Tampa Airport Marriott
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8.8
Excellent
Tampa International Airport, 4200 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa
from $139
Best Western Tampa
Best Western Tampa
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7.9
Good
734 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
from $74
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa -Usf-Busch Gardens
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa -Usf-Busch Gardens
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8.3
Excellent
2807 E. Busch Blvd, Tampa
from $83
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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.