Tampa is one of the biggest tourist drawers of the Sunshine State, and with good reason: besides featuring family-friendly attractions such as Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, Adventure Island, and Florida Aquarium, it also has something to offer to adults, such as the drinks of Tampa Bay Brewing Company and Hillsborough River State Park. What’s more, it also features cultural sites such as Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa Bay History Center, Ybor City, and Henry B. Plant Museum. Due to its popularity, a holiday here in the city can put a serious dent in your wallet. One way that you can cut back on your expenses would be to prepare your own food instead of dining out. Check out this list of hotels with kitchen in Tampa, Florida, if you plan on going for this option.
Sailport Waterfront Suites offers home-like amenities while still managing to make you truly feel like you are on holiday in a tropical paradise. As the name suggests, this property is located right by the water, affording guests with fantastic views. They will also have access to facilities such as a volleyball court, a fishing pier, and an outdoor fitness center. You will be glad to use the full kitchen when required. Should you wish to take a break from cooking, there’s an on-site restaurant in this establishment, which also serves drinks.
While this establishment does not feature a full-blown kitchen, it does have each of its rooms equipped with a microwave oven, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker and offer ocean views. Guests have access to a heated pool and a fitness center throughout their stay. Pro tip: book a room at one of the upper floors if you’re a light sleeper.
This hotel is centrally located, being just a short distance from attractions such as the Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, and the Museum of Science and Industry. Do note that the rooms here come equipped with kitchenettes and not full kitchens, so only basic cooking can be done here. The hotel, however, has its own restaurant. It also has vending machines for guests who want to grab some snacks or drinks at any time. It also has a sun terrace where guests can rest and relax.
Convenience is the name of the game, as far as this hotel is concerned. Not only does it have rooms that have kitchens, but it is also just a short distance away from the airport. The hotel also offers free shuttle services for guests flying in or out of the city. Tenants are welcome to use the sports court, the outdoor pool, and the fitness center of the hotel. You actually need not worry about what you’re going to be dining on during your stay here, as breakfast and dinner are provided already (the latter is offered to guests from Monday to Thursday).
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport - Westshore
Address: 5325 Avion Park Drive
Outdoor pool Designated smoking area Fitness centre Physical distancing in dining areas Non-smoking rooms Internet services On-site parking Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
When booking, be sure to specify that you want a room with a kitchenette, as only a select number of suites have that. However, each room does come furnished with a microwave oven, a coffee maker, and a refrigerator. Similar to the previous Homewood Suites listing, the rates are already inclusive of breakfast, as well as light dinner/snacks from Monday to Thursday. The hotel comes with an outdoor pool, a basketball court, and a fitness center.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa-Brandon
Address: 10240 Palm River Road
Cashless payment available WiFi Available Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Designated smoking area Non-smoking throughout Smoke alarms Fitness centre Outdoor pool (all year)
This centrally located hotel is within walking distance from many of Tampa’s attractions, including but not limited to David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa Museum of Art, and Henry B. Plant Museum. Some suites are equipped with a fireplace and kitchen, so be sure to check with the hotel if you wish to stay in a room that has such facilities. The hotel comes with its own swimming pool where guests can swim in or lounge around.
This establishment welcomes guests who are interested in having an extended stay in Tampa - and fully equipped kitchens are a big help for those who wish to self-cater. The weekly housekeeping services are offered here as well. Vending machines are available on-site for those who want to grab light snacks. Guests who want to make the most out of their stay in the city and see all of the sights there will appreciate the grab-and-go breakfast offered by the hotel.
Extended Stay America - Tampa - North Airport
Address: 5401 Beaumont Center Boulevard East
Facilities for disabled guests Cashless payment available WiFi Available Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Family rooms All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays BBQ facilities
This hotel features rooms that are perfect for guests planning to stay for an extended period of time. Besides featuring a kitchenette, it also has a huge wardrobe where stuff can be stashed. Do note that while the kitchenette comes furnished with equipment that guests will need to cook and store food, it doesn’t have silverware and kitchenware, so it would be a good idea for those who will be staying here to pack or buy these items.
Located in the Sabal Park Business Center, this hotel provides guests access to amenities such as a heated outdoor pool and a hot tub. If you like hanging out outside, you can have access to the hotel’s garden and picnic area. Your room will come with either a kitchenette or a kitchen, depending on where you will be assigned. Complimentary beverages and snacks are offered to guests every Tuesday and Thursday evening. Meanwhile, the hotel hosts a barbeque every Wednesday night.
Staybridge Suites Tampa East- Brandon, an IHG Hotel
Address: 3624 North Falkenburg Road
Swimming pool Mini-market on site Books, DVDs, music for children Designated smoking area Pets allowed Outdoor pool (all year) Internet services WiFi available in all areas
This is another hotel that combines both comfort and convenience. Besides providing rooms with kitchens, this establishment also comes with a business center and laundry services. Each room also comes equipped with a wide-screen TV. This hotel is just a short drive away from the city center of Tampa. Free WiFi and parking are available on site.
Cook your way through your Tampa holiday
A holiday in Tampa can be unforgettable, especially for your bank account. Other than opting to prepare your own meals while spending your vacation there, do plan out what other things you can do so you can have a fun holiday without burning a hole through your wallet.
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