Traveling can be a wonderful broadening experience or it can just as easily turn into a nightmarish, why did I ever leave home expedition. A lot of time, it’s the lodging that can make all the difference. If you're visiting Tampa and choose to stay at the Clarion Inn Adamo, you’re taking the guesswork out of it.
From the moment you walk into the Clarion Inn, you know this is a cut above your average hotel. The walls are fashioned into wavelike patterns with gentle mood lighting and, from a distance, seem to almost writhe slightly. Instead of metal sconces on the walls there are crystal patterns hung from the ceiling, bathed in a cool blue light. The decor and furniture create a modern but welcoming feel, not just in the lobby but throughout the hotel.
Your room will be impeccable of course, but it will also have it's own crystal chandelier and dark walnut furniture. Where every other reasonably priced hotel seems to be cutting back on amenities, there is a microwave and ‘ready-to-be-stocked’ fridge in every room. The newly remodeled gym has state of the art equipment and plenty of it.
Take a dip in the large pool and enjoy a drink at the poolside bar or relax next to the waterfall in the massive central courtyard. And if you’re interested in watching the game, there’s a 100+ inch jumbotron (no one knows how big) overlooking the courtyard. Say goodbye to the Florida day by watching the sunset from the courtyard. Marvel as the light and marble change colors together in this indescribably beautiful scene.
And when you're ready for a bite to eat or a cold drink, there’s also a 15% discount to the in-house Beef O’ Brady’s, (a full-service sports bar and restaurant located within the hotel) Watch the game on the 20+ large televisions that line the inside of the restaurant and relax on the enormous pet-friendly patio. It's a great place for getting the whole family, including the fur-babies, together for a night out on the town. The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly and the half-off appetizers during happy hour is sure to hit the spot.
The Clarion Inn is also the perfect spot for meetings and special events. The enormous ballroom, complete with crystal chandeliers and light up dance floor, is very popular for quincineras, sweet sixteens and weddings. Two smaller conference rooms are perfect for office meetings or group gatherings. The cost is quite reasonable for these spaces but book early as they are popular for a reason.
As they say, it's all about location, location, location. The Clarion Inn is located just ten minutes from Downtown Tampa, twenty minutes from Tampa International Airport, and forty minutes from the St. Pete and Clearwater beaches so you're close to all of the action. Head to MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) with the family for some great educational fun. The adults can soak up some Cuban Culture with a festive night of dinner and dancing in Ybor City. Head to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa for some gambling or to the Florida State Fairgrounds for the many events taking place there year round. You're also only just a few minutes from the rides and attractions at Busch Gardens as well.
If you’re visiting Tampa for a few days or a few months and want to stay at a lovely and convenient hotel that won't break the bank, the Clarion Inn is the place for you.