Located in the heart of Tampa’s SoHo neighborhood, Hyde Park Hotel offers budget accommodations and free parking in one of the city’s most lively neighborhoods. SoHo is short for South Howard Avenue, an area known for its historic architecture, high-end restaurants, nightlife venues, art galleries, and locally-owned clothing boutiques. Hyde Park Hotel is steps away from Hyde Park Village, which has a fitness center, local retailers, a salon, and a cinema.
Perhaps the most distinguishing features of Hyde Park Hotel is that each room comes with a full kitchen. Preparing and cooking your own food is a really good way to keep a budget while traveling. The kitchens include a sink, refrigerator, oven, stove top, microwave, and even cookware. A supermarket called the Winn-Dixie is located directly behind the hotel, so you won't have to carry your bag of groceries far. Saving money on food will give you more cash to spend on shopping at the Channelside Bay Plaza or visiting the alligators at the Florida Aquarium.
Staying at Hyde Park Hotel supports a certified American Veteran Family-Owned and Operated hotel. This means you will have direct contact with the owner. If you have issues with your room, you'll be able to resolve the problem much quicker and easier than if you stay at a multinational, corporate-managed chain. WIFI access is free, parking is free, guests have 24-hour check-in options, and on-site laundry facilities are available. The rooms are described as clean and comfortable, and one guest even said that its, “the best place to stay in Florida.” Nightly rates hover around $112 for any of the rooms; a pretty good value considering its location and amenities.
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