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The Westin Tampa Waterside

725 South Harbour Island Blvd.
T(818) 229-5000

FSTA Group Rate: $229 single/double per night, plus tax

Hotel Information:

Experience the style, preferred amenities and unbeatable location of The Westin Tampa Waterside. Recently undergoing a $18 million transformation, our newly renovated accommodation seamlessly blends modern luxury, intuitive guest service and an inviting atmosphere. Perched on the waterfront in downtown Tampa, our hotel is the ideal choice for vacationers and business travelers alike. Unwind in our remodeled guest rooms or suites, many bayside views, then enjoy a restful night's sleep on our famed Heavenly Beds. Attend your event at the Tampa Convention Center, a five-minute walk away, or watch the Tampa Bay Bucs' play at Raymond James Stadium, a short drive away. After exploring the city, enjoy fresh seafood and a handcrafted cocktails at Blue Harbour Eatery + Bar, our signature restaurant, lounge by our sparkling outdoor pool, or decompress in our modern gym. With over 18,000 square feet of event space, our luxury hotel is also the ideal setting for weddings, meetings and special events.

  • Check in:  3:00 pm              
  • Check out: 12:00 pm         
  • Wireless Guestroom Internet: Starting at $9.95 per day                 
  • Restaurants: Blue Harbor Eatery + Bar           
  • Fitness: WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Business Center: Full service business center              
  • Parking: Valet only - $28 per day
  • Airport:  Tampa International Airport (TPA) –
    • Airport shuttle available through hotel for $13 (one way).  Call the shuttle driver to be picked up at 1(813)785-9285.
    • Estimated taxi fare from airport to hotel is $25 (one way)

Things to See and Do Nearby

1. THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM

1. THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM
1 mile from hotel

More than 20,000 denizens of Davey Jones’ Locker lie just past the glass at The Florida Aquarium. Winner of the 2011 Event Site of the Year from Event Solutions, the aquarium has become one of Tampa’s marquee attractions. It boasts 200,000 square feet of space and enormous window-walls that turn its 500,000-gallon Coral Reef Tank into a bold backdrop for any event. The aquarium staff can also treat your attendees to strolling dinners that let them wander through the aquarium’s collection of sea creatures large and small. If all those fish make you long for the sea, take over The Florida Aquarium’s Bay Spirit II catamaran for a cruise of Tampa Bay. The Bay Spirit II can carry up to 130 people and is available for day or night events.

2. CHANNELSIDE AND PORT TAMPA BAY

2. CHANNELSIDE AND PORT TAMPA BAY
1.2 miles from hotel

Whether your attendees are searching for dining or fun, they’ll find what they’re seeking in Channelside. The upscale complex just east of the Amalie Arena is a self-contained entertainment venue. It’s the perfect place for a memorable meal, a stroll along the waterfront, or for bowling a few frames to let off some post-meeting energy. The waterfront location and eclectic mix of activities keeps visitors busy well into the night. Just outside the gates of Channelside, the Port of Tampa cruise ship terminal is the home port for ships from Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines.

3.TAMPA BAY WATER BIKE COMPANY

3.TAMPA BAY WATER BIKE COMPANY
.2 miles from hotel

Water Bikes are the ultimate in human powered watercraft. With little effort, cruise the Hillsborough at 5mph. Peddle faster and feel the breeze while enjoying the city's skyline. Safe for all ages, children as young as 6 can enjoy the experience. Nearly impossible to tip, riding a water bike is easier than riding a bike! The best part is, you'll never get wet on our bikes

4.TAMPA RIVERWALK

4.TAMPA RIVERWALK
.2 miles from hotel

Tampa Bay’s 2.5-mile (4 km) pedestrian space links downtown’s most popular destinations like gems on a string. The mix of museums, restaurants, and parks makes the Tampa Riverwalk a must-experience of any visit.

5. Tampa Bay History Center

5. Tampa Bay History Center
.5 miles from hotel

The Tampa Bay History Center - a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum- features three floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Florida history. Hit the high seas with conquistadors and pirates, stroll the brick streets of Ybor City with Cuban cigar rollers, or saddle up for a cattle drive with Florida pioneers. The History Center's hands-on exhibits and immersive theater experiences explore the history and heritage of the Tampa Bay area. The History Center is located along Tampa's Riverwalk and features waterfront dining at the Columbia Cafe and a museum store showcasing local crafts and artwork. One of Tampa's premier cultural attractions, the History Center's cutting-edge, interactive exhibits provide a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages.