Start Your Tampa Vacation Right with AAA Hotel Discounts

Planning the perfect family vacation or business trip just got easier with an exclusive AAA hotel discount in sunny Tampa, Florida. There are so many nearby attractions to choose from that you’re going to want to start your Tampa vacation off on the right foot by staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport-Westshore.

Why Stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa?

SwimmingWhether your focus is finding family-friendly entertainment and attractions or you’re looking to put together a business meeting, and you need a conference room to accommodate a large group of people, the DoubleTree by Hilton has what you need. Free on-demand shuttle to and from the Tampa International Airport, and regular shuttle service to local businesses. You can lounge by the large outdoor pool or head to Clearwater Beach, which is just minutes away.

We offer spacious accommodations, a sparkling blue outdoor pool, fitness area, and top-notch friendly service. When you book direct, we offer exclusive discount rates for AAA members, and you can look forward to our Citron amenities and a deliciously warm chocolate chip cookie.

Tampa Vacation

You can’t go wrong with a Tampa vacation, especially when you have such beautiful places to visit like the Lowry Park Zoo or come aboard Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise for a glimpse into the world of buccaneers and seadogs. The Glazer Museum boasts interactive exhibits like an engineer’s workshop and a vet clinic. But, if you’re looking for some “Under the Sea” adventures you won’t want to miss a visit to The Florida Aquarium. No trip to Florida would be complete without some prehistoric action from the long-gone creatures of Dinosaur World to a close-up Croc Encounter in self-guided tours.

Put Your AAA Membership to Work

You have many hotels in Tampa to choose from, but when you choose the DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport-Westshore you can put your AAA membership to work for you with exclusive discounts. Excellence in the industry means you can count on us to make your Tampa vacation a cherished memory of the Sunshine State.  


Make the Most of this Fantastic Meeting Place in Tampa

If you’re looking for the perfect venue for your next event, make sure you check out our cutting edge meeting space options. We have over 16,000 square feet of space, which can be adapted to suit your needs.

So Why Should You Choose Our Event Space in Tampa?

Meeting-room-tampaMaybe you have important business meetings coming up, and you’re looking for small scale meeting rooms in Tampa? We have fifteen for you to choose from. Perhaps you’re searching for the ideal venue for an extra special event, like a wedding or a convention? Our large, modern spaces are versatile enough for you to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. We can accommodate up to 1,200 people for functions. Be sure to check out our 9,000 square foot ballroom with a full stage for those large-scale events. We have stunning outdoor spaces with lush, tropical greenery if you really want to wow your guests. There are top-of-the-range audio-visual equipment and free wireless internet available. We even have a dedicated meeting planning office to help you organize everything just the way you want it. Our convention center is the ideal meeting place in Tampa for events of all sizes.

What’s More, We’re Cookie-ing Up Great Deals for You

With our special promotion, you can choose up to three perks when you make a group booking. Perks on offer include a complimentary 1-hour beer and wine welcome reception for your guests, a complimentary cookie break including refreshments, free VIP upgrades for the President and the Board, and a 15% discount for audio-visual equipment use.

We invite you to plan your meeting and your stay with us at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport -Westshore. We can’t wait to meet you, and we’ll have a fresh cookie waiting.


Summer Sunset Celebration at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo - An Experience Like No Other!

For a while now, zoos have been synonymous with daytime visits that only kids can enjoy. Well, this is now changing with new additions to the zoo itinerary. Just imagine walking into the zoo at sunset, watching the animals pack up for the night and then starting a whole new adventure to the beat of great music from a live band. Add to it some good food, wine, and beer. Doesn’t that qualify for a great summer evening?

Fun-filled Summer Events in Tampa

Sunset ConcertYou can enjoy all of this at the Summer Sunset Celebration at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. It is several whole weekends of nature and music throughout the summer starting July 8 all the way to August 6. It starts out with a ‘conga’ feel, moves to all genres, then to the ‘60s, and then crowns it all with rock and roll from the old days to current hits.

 And on the last day, all the star impersonators come out dressed appropriately, and deliver the music from every decade, live with a hint of everything about the original artist. Sounds super, doesn’t it? Add to it that a selection of animal habitats will be available for viewing each night (weather permitting), and Animal Ambassadors will have scheduled mingles at different locations.

Tickets for the Lowry Park Zoo concert series will be available online and at the gate from 4 o’clock in the evening, during the concert days, so, you can get yours then. Those with a ZooperPass or membership, get in free.

Remember to Book Your Accommodation

As you enjoy these spectacular summer events in Tampa, you will need a place to stay. The DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport -Westshore is an excellent option for this. It has good rates, conference facilities, free Wi-Fi, a gym, an outdoor swimming pool, and a free airport shuttle. Every family member can enjoy their stay, as well as the summer in general, at a place like this.


Tons of Fun Family Attractions in Tampa

Planning a vacation to Tampa this summer? Here are some of the exciting family attractions in Tampa to head to.

Places to See in Tampa

Tampa attractions are fun for the entire family. Here is a list of some of the top places to see in Tampa.

Captain Memo

FamilyHop aboard Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise and discover a world of seadogs and buccaneers. Several different types of cruises sail through the Gulf of Mexico, including sunset cruises. It’s a great way to see Clearwater while watching out for dolphins and getting lost in a myriad of pirate antics.

Glazer Museum

From airplanes to cruise ships, a firehouse, engineer’s workshop and even a vet clinic, there is a multitude of exciting, interactive exhibits at the museum.

Croc Encounters

This is one of those things to do in Tampa with kids you have got to try. On Saturdays, you can take a self-guided tour where you can get up close with alligators and crocs and loads of smaller creatures, too.

Dinosaur World

Explore more than 20-acres of dinosaur thrills. You will get to encounter a variety of dinosaurs representing the diversity of the extinct species.

The Florida Aquarium

Spend a day checking out the fascinating aquatic underworld. There are plenty of exhibits, daily shows, and attractions.

Don’t forget to book your summer stay with us at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport - Westshore and enjoy all the fun Tampa has to offer.


Spend Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa

While there may be a choice of theme parks in Tampa, Busch Gardens® Tampa certainly offers somethings for everyone. This summer, make sure you stay a little later and enjoy Summer Nights at Busch Gardens® Tampa.

An Event to Look Forward to at Busch Gardens® Tampa

Roller CoasterThis summer the thrills will continue later into the nights at the theme park. From June 25 – August 7, guests can look forward to amazing fireworks shows, aerial displays set to music, and a nightly Kinetix show. While amusement parks in Tampa typically stay open later in the summer, Busch Gardens® will remain open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

During Summer Nights, visitors can climb aboard top class rides for some serious thrill rides. Make sure you try the latest addition to the park – the Cobra’s Curse spin coaster. There is also the tallest freestanding drop tower in all of North America, if you dare to give it a try!

Book Your Summer Stay Today

Book your summer Tampa stay with us at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport - Westshore. We’re located minutes away from top attractions in the area, and if you’re flying in, we offer a free airport shuttle service.

After all the fun of the theme park, head back to the hotel for a bite to eat in Café Siena or order room service in. Relax in style while taking advantage of free Wi-Fi, comfortable accommodations, and luxury bath amenities.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Tampa this summer.


Book a Father’s Day in Tampa to Remember

Want to do something different for Dad this year? Book him Father’s Day in Tampa! There’s plenty to do, but just hanging out at our hotel and letting his stresses melt away will make for a wonderful weekend.

Check Out Our Hotel Deals in Tampa

With our hotel deals in Tampa, you can make sure Dad has a weekend to remember. All our packages include comfortable accommodations and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Father's Day at the beachOur AAA hotel discounts in Tampa give you the perfect excuse to spoil your Dad. Both AAA and International Club members can take advantage of this deal and look forward to an exclusive discounted rate.

If you are a Florida resident, why not book the Florida Resident Rate package? Book a stay for two nights at our hotel and you’ll get $25 property credit that you can use to book Dad a treatment in a spa, take him golfing or for a meal at one of our eateries. The package includes a complimentary airport shuttle, too.

Spend some quality time with dad in our Players Sports Pub and catch a game on the giant projection TV while trying our variety of cocktails and beers.

Our hotel offers modern amenities and contemporary accommodations. Choose from king or queen rooms complete with Flat Panel HDTVs and luxury bath products. Many of our guest rooms have balconies with outdoor furniture, so you can sit out and enjoy the Florida sunset. Take time out in our heated outdoor pool or get out and see the local attractions.

Whatever you decide to do in Tampa, the DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport - Westshore looks forward to making sure your Dad and your family have a Father’s Day to remember this year. We look forward to hosting you.


Have You Seen Our Tampa Park and Cruise Package?

Tampa has become a popular port of departure for many cruise passengers looking to enhance their cruise experience by spending a few extra days in the area, either before or after their cruise. Our convenient Tampa Park and Cruise Package and other hotel deals in Tampa make spending time in the area even easier.

Hotel Deals in Tampa

We offer two Park and Go in Tampa packages:

Cruise Vacation

Park, Stay and Go

Our featured special rates make it even easier for you to plan a smarter stay in Tampa. Book your stay at our hotel near Tampa Cruise Port and get parking for up to 7 nights. This package also includes a complimentary shuttle service to and from Tampa Airport.

Park and Cruise Package

If you’ve planned a cruise out of the Port of Tampa, let us handle all your cruise parking needs. With this package, guests can enjoy complimentary Tampa airport shuttle service and self-parking for up to 14 nights in our hotel parking garage.

Book Your Deal Today

If you’re going to be staying on in Tampa after your cruise, or spending a few days in town before sailing off, book your stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport - Westshore. Look forward to world-class amenities and well-appointed accommodations. All of our guest rooms have free high-speed Wi-Fi, luxury bath products and HDTVs. Our friendly staff will welcome you with a warm chocolate chip cookie and ensure your stay is relaxing and your needs are met. Relax in the heated outdoor pool or catch up on your emails at the full-service business center during your stay. Grab a bite to eat at our on-site restaurant, Café Siena, or have a drink and catch a game in Players Sports Pub.

If you’ve already booked your cruise, don’t forget to book your hotel stay with us.


There Are Plenty of Rainy Day Activities in Tampa

A rainy day in Tampa doesn’t mean you’re stuck inside with nothing to do. On the contrary, we’ve put together our top three rainy day activities in Tampa that everyone can enjoy.

3 Top Indoor Activities in Tampa

ActivitiesHere are our favorite indoor activities in Tampa!

Xtreme Adventures Fun Center

The center is the ideal place for the whole family on a rainy day. Whether you’re up for a game of laser tag in the state-of-the-art facility, or a variety of specially-designed team-building games, the staff will ensure you have an unforgettable day. Top attractions at the center include laser tag, the “Face Off” rock wall, Adventure Turf, Crazy Cars and the arcade.

The Escape Room in Tampa 

The Escape Room in Tampa is an example of one of the hottest entertainment concepts taking the country by storm. Get the chance to play a tough, real-life game with one particular goal: escape the room within one hour. Players need to work as a team to find clues and solve puzzles or crack codes to escape before the time is up. There are several different themed rooms to choose from.

Vertical Ventures

This state-of-the-art indoor climbing venue has something for all ages. Whether you dream of being a climber or are already a pro, you’ll love the setup. There are over 80 climbing lines, 40-foot tall routes and a dedicated training area.

Rainy days don’t have to be miserable with all the indoor recreation in Tampa. Bring the family along to the DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport-Westshore for a great getaway and look forward to comfortable accommodations and all the amenities needed to make those rainy days cozy. After a day of adventure, use our free Wi-Fi to upload photos of your adventures.


Head to the Sunset Musical Festival in Tampa


If you haven’t booked tickets yet, make sure you do for this year’s Sunset Music Festival in Tampa. The festival will take place on May 28 – 29, 2016 at the Raymond Hames Stadium and promises a Memorial Day Weekend in Tampa to remember.

More about This Rocking Music Festival in Tampa

NightclubThe fun-filled music festival in Tampa will be headlined by some of the greatest DJs and standout stars of the dance music scene!  With performances in dance music with a variety of styles to suit everyone.  From drum and bass to techno, trap, disco, trance, house and everything in between. In its fifth year, the two-day festival is operated by Disco Donnie and this year will see The Chainsmokers, Hardwell, Jack U and Galantis as its headliners.

Need Somewhere to Stay?

If you’re coming to Tampa for the festival, book your stay with us at the Doubletree by Hilton Tampa Airport -Westshore .  Come and enjoy free Wi-Fi and on-demand shuttle service to and from Tampa International Airport. We also offer a 24-hour, fully equipped gym and heated outdoor pool so you can soak those muscles after all the dancing at the festival.

Guests can look forward to top-class amenities and world-renowned service complete with a modern and stylish hotel, well-appointed rooms, and suites. All our guest accommodations boast free Wi-Fi, luxury bath products, and HDTVs.

Book your stay for the festival today and enjoy the beautiful Sunshine State.


Get to Florida for the 4th Annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival

Do you love live entertainment, fireworks, and margaritas? Then you’re going to love the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival on Saturday, May 28, 2016, from 12pm-11pm at the Curtis Hixon Park - Downtown Tampa!

One of the Most Exciting Festivals in Tampa

Each year festivals in Tampa strive to improve upon the previous years’ experience. The Margarita Festival is no exception. This year the festival will be providing more shade and seating, cashless wristbands and even a frozen drink trailer to keep those delicious margaritas flowing. There will also be an exclusive VIP area and an improved VIP experience with more bartenders and a prime viewing area.

As for the margaritas, all of them are handcrafted by bartenders, using only the freshest ingredients. There will be tons of flavors to try, including:

  • Chipotle-aRita Margaritas Lime and Strawberry
  • Prickly Pear-aRita
  • Midori- Melon Rita
  • Guava Rita
  • Frozen Strawberry Rita
  • Kiwi Strawberry 901
  • Blood Orange 901 Margarita
  • Jalapeno Pineapple Margarita
  • Apple Cinnamon Margarita
  • Tropical Tangerine Margarita
  • Mango-Rita and much more

You also won’t want to miss out on the live entertainment. This year’s headline act is the GRAMMY award winning Blues Traveler in Tampa.

Don’t Forget to Book Your Accommodations

Don’t forget to book your stay in Tampa at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport-Westshore. Book a well-appointed room or suite and take advantage of free Wi-Fi and the complimentary airport shuttle. Guests can also look forward to our open-all-hours gym and heated pool – everything you need for a memorable and relaxing stay. Our hotel also offers dining options.

We pride ourselves on providing outstanding amenities coupled with modern and convenient style. Every room features luxury bath products, HDTVs and most feature balconies. After an exciting day tasting margaritas you could never have imagined and delighting in live entertainment, head back and relax at our modern and contemporary hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you.