CLARION HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER NEAR BUSCH GARDE

2701 East Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33612 United States (USA)
View Map Toll-free: 1-800-230-4134 Reservations: 1-866-307-7585
2.5 Star Suburban Hotel in Hillsborough County
28.05427 -82.42881
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3.0/ 5

Based on 330 guest reviews

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  • Our hotel comes with an outdoor pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Avg. Group Discount of 12.8%!
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 250 rooms in property
  • Check-out: 11am
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Group friendly rating of 10.0/10
  • 7 conference rooms in property

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Check Rates 1 King AAA Rate Free High Speed Wireless Microwave Refrigerator Iron and Ironing Board
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Check Rates 1 King Bed Free High Speed Wireless Microwave Refrigerator Iron and Ironing Board
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Check Rates 1 King Choice Privileges Bonus Points Package Free High Speed Wireless
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Check Rates 1 King Choice Privileges Bonus Points Package Free High Speed Wireless Poolside Room
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Check Rates 1 King Free High Speed Wireless Poolside Room Microwave Refrigerator
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Check Rates 1 King Sofa Bed 2 Person Free High Speed Wireless Microwave Refrigerator
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Check Rates 1 King Suite 1 Room Suite Sofa Bed 2 Person Hot Tub 2 Persons
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Check Rates 1 Queen Accessible Free High Speed Wireless Microwave Refrigerator Iron and Ironing Board
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Check Rates 1 Queen and 2t Accessible Suite 1 Room Suite Free High Speed Wireless Bunkbeds
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Check Rates 2 Double Beds AAA Rate Free High Speed Wireless Microwave Refrigerator Iron and Ironing Board
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Check Rates 2 Double Beds AAA Rate Free High Speed Wireless Poolside Room Microwave Refrigerator
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Check Rates 2 Double Beds Choice Privileges Bonus Points Package Free High Speed Wireless
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Check Rates 2 Double Beds Choice Privileges Bonus Points Package Free High Speed Wireless
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Check Rates 2 Double Beds Choice Privileges Bonus Points Package Free High Speed Wireless Poolside Room
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Check Rates 2 Double Beds Free High Speed Wireless Microwave Refrigerator Iron and Ironing Board
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Check Rates Double Room 2 Double Beds Refrigerator and Microwave
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Local Attractions

Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, MOSI, University of South Florida, Lowry Park Zoo, Ybor City, Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Port of Tampa Cruise dock, Downtown Tampa, Raymond James Stadium, Steinbrenner Field.

Verified Reviews of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Near Busch Garde

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Poor Room, Great Service"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
For lack of a better way to describe it, the room "felt" dirty. We had to be moved to another room because of a constantly running toilet and inoperative telephone. The hotel desk clerk was polite and helpful in accommodating our needs.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
11-Aug-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Aug 05 to Wed Aug 06 2014 at a $49.99 average nightly rate.
Response from Management on 14-Aug-2014:
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are an older property and regret that the condition of the room was not to your standards. We are actively renovating and the upgrades that have been taking place the past six months are scheduled to continue well into next year. We hope to have the opportunity to give you a better impression once the renovations are complete.
"Better Than First Impression"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Staff was very friendly, room was ok however, all the things seemed newer in the room. Shower was good, bed comfortable, pillows were ok. The breakfast was very good and the pool area was very nice. Did not originally know all the rooms were accessed from the outside. Careful with the key cards as we had to have both of ours reactivated after an evening out. Apparently they cannot be around any other credit cards or cell phones. They could use more help in the evening. We had to wait about fifteen minutes for our cards to be reactivated as there was only one person at the desk and two people in line in front of us and the phone was constantly ringing. However, he managed it with grace and was very pleasant.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
15-Mar-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Mar 09 to Thu Mar 13 2014 at a $79.99 average nightly rate.
Response from Management on 29-Dec-2014:
Many thanks for your response. Your room will be ready and waiting for you the next time your travels take you to Tampa. Happy New Year on behalf of our entire staff.

Customer Reviews of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Near Busch Garde

3.0 out of 5. Based on 330 guest reviews , Average

Property Description

Come be our Guest at The Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. One complimentery room per every ten booked. We Feature: -Restaurant on Premise -Convenient Location next to I-275 and I-75 -Centrally located to shopping and Restaurants -Pet Friendly -Handicap Accessible -Complimentary Hot Buffet-Style Breakfast -Complimentary WIFI -Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool and Kiddie Water Park -Guest Laundry -Business Center -complimentary shuttle service within a 5 mile radius -A variety of Conference Centers, Ballrooms, and Meeting spaces to accommodate any type of event. -Several choices of rooms including Kings, Queens, Two Double-sized Beds, and both Business and Bridal Suites. -Local Attractions include Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, MOSI, USF,Lowry Park Zoo, Raymond James Stadium, Florida Aquarium, Ybor City, Downtown Tampa, Port of Tampa, to name just a few!

Green Sustainability

Yes.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4pm
Check Out: 11am
Year of Last Renovation: 2014
Floors: 2
Rooms: 250
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 200
Handicap Rooms: 6
Suites: 6
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 7 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 10000 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 1000 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.3 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 12pm- 12am
Pool Info:
Heated Outdoor Pool. Largest in the area. Open from 7am untill 11pm.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
30 days prior for Group Reservations 24 hours prior for individual reservations
Nightly Parking: 0.00
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 12.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Food and Beverage Tax: 7.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 7.00%
Parking Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 20.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 20.00%
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 9.99 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 12.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 14.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 16.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 18.95 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost: 16.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 21.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 23.95 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 6.96 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 8.95 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 24.00 Per Person
Banquet Soda: 1.50 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 2.00 Per Person
Banquet Hosted Bar: 10.00 Per Person/Per Hour
Banquet Reception w Hors d'oeuvres: 21.95 Per Person/Per Hour

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
$50.00 Non-Refundable Pet Fee.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • All-inclusive resort
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Generator for public spaces
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Movies in room
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail
  • Wedding Chapel

Airport & Shuttle Information

TIA (Tampa International Airport)

Local Shuttle Info: 5 mile radius

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

We offer a complimentary, All American, Hot, Buffet-style Breakfast.

About Clarion Hotels

  • Full-service property with meeting/event space and available catering services
  • Feature a restaurant or social bar and lounge based on location
  • High-quality bedding
  • Free high-speed internet
  • 24-hour business center services
  • Spacious rooms with large desks

The Clarion Hotels highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Clarion Hotel, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Holiday Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens, The Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Near Busch Garde

Rate fluctuations of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Near Busch Garde

The chart above shows seasonality of prices for both our group quotes and the best individual traveler rates our system could find at the time the group/meeting bid was entered. The best group deal shown is 23.8% in February 2013 and the highest average individual rate is $104 in the month of April 2014. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Near Busch Garde in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Near Busch Garde

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Near Busch Garde.

Feel free to use the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Near Busch Garde meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Tampa event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Grand Terrace Ballroom 95 x 41 x 12 3895 324/324 227 200 93 111 93 24/19 432 390 --
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Grand Terrace Ballroom

Beautiful Atrium Foyer Outside Ballroom is available. We also have a beautiful gazebo over looking our lagoon style pool and waterfall available for breakfast meetings, afternoon tea's, coctails, and/or weddings.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
3895 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
95 x 41 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Meeting Room Rental is waived if you spend a minimum amount in Food and Beverage
Palm Room 52 x 26 x 8 1352 112/112 50 56 32 39 32 8/7 125 135 135
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Palm Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1352 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
52 x 26 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Meeting Room Rental is waived if you spend a minimum amount in Food and Beverage
Palm I 26 x 26 x 8 676 56/56 39 35 16 24 16 4/3 50 68 68
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Palm I

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
676 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
26 x 26 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Meeting Room Rental is waived if you spend a minimum amount in Food and Beverage
Palm II 26 x 26 x 8 676 56/56 39 35 16 19 16 4/3 50 68 68
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Palm II

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
676 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
26 x 26 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Meeting Room Rental is waived if you spend a minimum amount in Food and Beverage
Garden Terrace I
41 x 35 x 12 1435 119/119 84 60 34 41 34 9/7 159 144 144
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Garden Terrace I

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1435 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
41 x 35 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Meeting Room Rental is waived if you spend a minimum amount in Food and Beverage
Garden Terrace II
41 x 20 x 12 820 68/68 48 34 20 23 20 5/4 91 82 82
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Garden Terrace II

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
820 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
41 x 20 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Meeting Room Rental is waived if you spend a minimum amount in Food and Beverage
Garden Terrace III
41 x 40 x 12 1640 136/136 96 68 39 47 39 10/8 182 164 164
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Garden Terrace III

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1640 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
41 x 40 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Meeting Room Rental is waived if you spend a minimum amount in Food and Beverage

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