Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City

Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City
Location Icon 4955 East 18th Avenue, Tampa,  Florida,  33605

Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City

Welcome to our hotel near Amalie Arena, Tampa Convention Center

If you are looking for a convenient place to stay where you can be assured you will get your money’s worth and friendly service at the same time, make reservations at Quality Inn & Suites® Near Fairgrounds Ybor City. Located off I-4 near historic Ybor City and the Florida State Fairgrounds, we are close to Port Tampa Bay and its cruise ships, downtown Tampa and just 20 minutes from Tampa International Airport. We make it easy to get around with our shuttle service that serves a 7-mile radius (additional charge).

Our location off I-4 makes it easy to travel into downtown Tampa, where you can merge onto I-275 to reach the airport and onward to the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico just across the bay. Closer to the hotel, historic Ybor City was once known as the Cigar Capital of the World,” and is known for its architecture, nightlife and restaurants. From Ybor City, hop onto the TECO Line Streetcar System and ride past the cruise ships at Port Tampa Bay all the way to the Tampa Bay History Center and Amalie Arena, home of the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning and a concert venue.

If you would rather relax under the sun, dive into our outdoor heated pool. When it comes time to retreat to your guest room, take full advantage of the coffee maker and refrigerator, and be sure to join us for our free deluxe continental breakfast in the morning.

Adventure Island Adventure Island

Adventure Island is a water park located northeast of Tampa, Florida, across the street from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The park features 30 acres (12 ha) of water rides, dining, and other attractions. The park opened on June 7, 1980, and is part of SeaWorld Entertainment. Fun in the sun featuring the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Race down rapids, dig your toes into the sand or relax all day in a private cabana. New at Adventure Island, hurtle high and experience a feeling of weightlessness on Colossal Curl™, Adventure Island’s newest family thrill slide.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a 335-acre African-themed animal theme park located in the city of Tampa, Florida. Busch Gardens Tampa is owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and is the 2nd largest park in terms of attendance behind SeaWorld Orlando. The park officially features nine roller coasters and two water rides amongst other rides and animal attractions. Alongside sister waterpark Adventure Island, Busch Gardens is the anchor of Tampa's 365-acre amusement multiplex. Currently Busch Gardens competes with other such parks in Florida and charges comparable fees. Busch Gardens is currently accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). In 2015, the park hosted 4.2 million people, placing 11th as the most-visited theme parks in the United States.

Museum Of Science & Industry Museum Of Science & Industry

The Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) is a not-for-profit science museum located in Tampa, Florida. It is a community-based institution and educational resource that is dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology. MOSI's core ideology is to make a difference in people's lives by making science real for people of all ages and background. MOSI's funding comes from private donations, corporate sponsors, and support from Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa. MOSI began in 1962 when Hillsborough County first approved funding for a youth museum in Sulphur Springs. Named the Museum of Science and Natural History, it provided natural science exhibits and education programs to children and adults. The name of the museum was changed to the Hillsborough County Museum in 1967. In 1976, the Hillsborough County Museum's advisory committee and staff started construction on a new museum in North Tampa that was to become the Museum of Science & Industry. The museum was completed in 1980 and permanently opened to the public on January 23, 1982.

Tampa Museum of Art Tampa Museum of Art

The Tampa Museum of Art is located in downtown Tampa, Florida. It exhibits modern and contemporary art, as well as Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities. The museum was founded in 1979 and debuted an award-winning new building in 2010 just north of its original site along Tampa's Riverwalk on the banks of Hillsborough River. Since its inception, museum planners knew that the Tampa Museum of Art's original building was too small for its collection. Proposals for expansion or relocation were the subject of discussion and controversy for years. Several different plans were proposed either by the city of Tampa or the museum board.

The Florida Aquarium The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, publicly operated institution located in Tampa, Florida, United States. It is a large scale, 250,000-square-foot aquarium and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. This means they are a leader in conservation and education, supporting programs for wildlife and having a strong educational component in the forms of summer camps, school trips, etc. The facility is home to more than 7,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all over the world. The facility is located in the Channel District of Downtown Tampa. The Florida Aquarium opened in March 1995 as a privately funded entity and became a public-private partnership when the city of Tampa assumed responsibility for its debt in 1999. On April 18, 2012, the AIA's Florida Chapter placed the Florida Aquarium on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park ZooTampa at Lowry Park

ZooTampa at Lowry Park (formerly known as Lowry Park Zoo) is a 63-acre nonprofit zoo located in Tampa, Florida. In 2009, Lowry Park Zoo was voted the #1 Family Friendly Zoo in the US by Parents Magazine, and is recognized by the State of Florida as the center for Florida wildlife conservation and biodiversity. The zoo is operated by the Lowry Park Zoological Society, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The zoo also exists as a center for conservation of endangered wildlife both locally and around the globe. Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) as well as a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG), the Florida Association of Zoos and Aquariums (FAZA) and the Florida Attractions Association (FAA). ZooTampa traces its origins to a small animal exhibit that was located on the grounds of the University of Tampa in downtown. It moved to its current location as the Lowry Park Zoo in 1957, and was completely rebuilt and reconfigured in 1989. The zoo rebranded itself as ZooTampa at Lowry Park in 2018 as part of another renovation and expansion project.

Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge
Microwave,Free Local Calls,Iron/ironing board,Hair dryer,In-room safe ,Phone,Refrigerator ,Coffee/tea maker ,Air conditioning ,Flat-screen TV,Wake-Up Service
ADA Accessible Rooms
The hotel does offers ADA accessible rooms but as this is a third party reservation page so we may not have the inventory available here. Please call the hotel directly to check the availability of the ADA accessible rooms.
Fitness Center,Swimming Pool,Outdoor Pool,Heated Pool,Picnic Area,Outdoor Furniture
Food & Drink
Free Coffee,Restaurants nearby,Grab n Go Breakfast,Free Hot Breakfast
Free Self Parking ,Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Wake-Up Service,Daily Housekeeping,Business Center,Baggage Storage,Multi-Lingual Staff,Meeting/Banquet Facilities (Additional Charge),Vending Machines,24-Hour Front Desk,ATM on Site,Shuttle Service (surcharge),Laundry (Additional Charge),Fax/Photocopying (Additional Charge),Shuttle Service
Elevator,Interior Corridors,Fire Extinguishers,Smoke Alarms,CCTV in common areas,Security Alarm,Designated Smoking Area,Key card access,Non Smoking Rooms,Family rooms,Facilities for disabled guests,Air Conditioning,Heating,Safe,Newspapers
Check In
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Check Out
1:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Min Age for Check In
Cancellation / Prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to Rate Program you select. The cancellation policies are mentioned in the rate program details.
Children and Extra Beds
Children of all ages are welcome. Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property. When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards Accepted at this property
American Express, Visa, Euro/MasterCard, Discover
Hotel Fees
The hotel charges a 4.00 USD per day hotel service fee.
Language Spoken


  • The Florida Aquarium
  • Tampa Museum of Art
  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  • Adventure Island
  • Museum Of Science & Industry
  • ZooTampa at Lowry Park
  • Glazer Children's Museum
  • Henry B. Plant Museum
  • Dinosaur World
  • Ybor City State Museum
  • American Victory Ship Mariners Museum

Convention Centers

  • Tampa Convention Center
  • Davis Conference Center
  • vhibit

Nearby Airports

  • Tampa International Airport
  • St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport
  • Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
  • Orlando Int'l Airport (MCO)

Popular Areas

  • University of South Florida
  • Tampa Theatre
  • Tampa Bay History Center
  • Tampa Riverwalk
  • Ybor City Museum State Park
  • Florida State Fair Grounds

Shopping areas

  • International Plaza and Bay Street
  • University Mall
  • Hyde Park Village
  • Centro Ybor
  • Tampa Plaza Shopping Center
  • WestShore Plaza
  • Channelside Bay Plaza
  • Britton Plaza
  • Ross Plaza

Stadiums or Arenas

  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Amalie Arena
  • Steinbrenner Field
  • USF Track & Field Stadium
  • USF Softball Stadium
  • Grand Prix Tampa
  • Free Hot Breakfast
  • Free Coffee
  • Grab N Go Breakfast
  • Premium Free WiFi
  • Free Self Parking
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Vending Machines
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Shuttle Service*
  • Laundry*
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family Rooms
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Microwave
  • In-room safe
  • Phone
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Air conditioning
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Free Local Calls
  • Wake-Up Service
  • * Indicates services/amenities that may require an additional cost.
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