After reviewing several motels/hotels close to the Fairgrounds in Tampa, we located the Quality Inn just off I-4. It is rated a 3 star hotel by AAA. The room rate was reasonable, especially with what was offered. We made reservations for 2 nights. Upon arriving we were welcomed by their friendly staff. Coffee and tea are provided in the lobby 24 hours a day. Our room was located on the first level, it was very clean and provided us with a refrigerator, TV and 2 very comfortable Queen size beds, plus access to exercise equlipment and an outdoor swimming pool. The palm trees around the pool were strung with Christmas lights. Very chic!. The hotel provided a very nice breakfast buffet, starting at 7 a.m. The staff always greeted us and asked if we needed anything. The Fairgounds were just 3 miles away and very easy to get to.
Definitely a place we will stay again.