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Tampa is the primary city of Tampa Bay, Florida with a population of 343,890. Tampa Bay is located on the Gulf Coast of Florida is a large international tourist center. Visitors are attracted to Tampa Bay for the warm, sunny climate and the white-sand beaches, but there are a number of other attractions in the area, also. Some of the most popular attractions include the Busch Gardens theme park, Adventure Island water park, Lowry Park Zoo, and the Florida Aquarium.

Tampa also features several top-rated shopping centers. Visitors have their choice of shopping at Channelside, International Plaza, WestShore Plaza, Hyde Park, SoHo, or Ybor City. There are also a number of museums, such as the Museum of Science & Industry, Tampa Museum of Art, and the Salvador Dali Museum across the Bay in St. Petersburg.

Tampa is not all tourism. Many visitors arrive to the city for school or business. It is the home of the University of South Florida, the University of Tampa, and over 15 other institutions of higher learning. Many Fortune 1000 businesses are headquartered in Tampa, such as Raymond James Financial and WellCare Health Plans. In addition, MacDill Air Force Base is one of the most prominent military installations in the country.

No matter if you are in Tampa for business or pleasure, there are plenty of accommodations. While many people prefer to stay in the high-rise hotels and resorts in the area, others prefer a simple and easy stay at one of the Tampa, Florida motels. There are several Tampa, Florida motels available, but three stand out as being a notch above the rest, as rated in consumer reviews:

Garden View Motel

2500 East Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: 813-933-3958

The Garden View Motel is the premiere motel in Tampa. What makes this establishment special is that they are one of the few Tampa, Florida motels to embrace their status as such. Other motels in the area have long ago tried to pass themselves off as something they are not by changing their name to hotel. The Garden View is located in a peaceful Tampa neighborhood within walking distance to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. They feature a choice of king-bed rooms or double bed rooms, with 37 total. Amenities include free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and satellite TV. The staff is friendly and courteous. Rates run from $40 to $65 per night.

Ramada Inn Tampa

11714 Morris Bridge Rd, Tampa, FL 33617
Phone: 813-985-8525

The Ramada Inn is a half-step up from a roadside motel, but their prices have motel written all over them. This Tampa, Florida motel is located in the Busch Gardens/USF area. Room types available are Deluxe King, Executive King, and Deluxe Double. King rooms have sofa beds and refrigerators while all rooms have microwaves, high-speed internet, and the cable TV. Continental breakfast is served free, but many guests prefer to hop across the street to the IHOP for breakfast. Rates are $59 to $62 per night.

Best Western Tampa

734 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609
Phone: 813-490-2378

The Best Western is perhaps the cleanest and most aesthetically appealing of the Tampa, Florida motels. They are located near Tampa International Airport, the Port of Tampa, Legends Field (spring training camp for the NY Yankees), and Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Other attractions in this ideal location include MacDill Air Force base and the Westshore business district. Rooms all have microwaves, refrigerators, and high-speed internet. The motel has an outdoor pool, fitness center, and business center. Rates are $63 to $81.

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