Welcome to Tampa Bay!

Treasure awaits around every corner in Tampa Bay. Adventurers find year-round sunshine—perfect for exploring this waterside destination.

Book an affordable luxury hotels, access daily entertainment and unique nightlife hotspots. Enjoy such great local attractions as Busch Gardens Tampa, The Florida Aquarium, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and events at Amalie Arena.

Golf. Paddleboard. Sail and eBoat. Shop urban-chic boutiques and International and Westshore Plaza. Savor world-class cuisine. And more!

The rich “Cigar City” history of Ybor City is just a streetcar ride from the downtown waterfront. And craft brewing has flourished in Tampa Bay, producing dozens of award-winning craft breweries and pubs.

Thank you for providing Tampa Bay with the opportunity to host USF – DBA throughout 2017!

USF – DBA Dates:

  • April 13-15, 2017
  • May 11-13, 2017
  • June 8-10, 2017
  • August 17-18, 2017
  • September 14-16, 2017
  • October 12-14, 2017
  • November 16-18, 2017
  • December 7-9, 2017


Hotel Booking Instructions by Month:

Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown

Courtyard Tampa Downtown is conveniently located in downtown Tampa within close proximity of Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Amalie Arena, Tampa Museum of Art, Ybor City and more! A complimentary local hotel shuttle is available within 2 miles of the hotel in downtown Tampa.

Courtyard Tampa Downtown is offering a special group rate of $119 per night between April and December of 2017 (excluding the month of July). Rooms will be available until one week before the scheduled arrival date each month.

To book, please call Amanda Arce at (813)227-4386, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30PM. Or call the central reservations line and ask for the “USF-DBA” rate when booking.

Book your group rate for USF-DBA online here


Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore

Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore is a full-service hotel offering Cafe Breeze, the full-service restaurant and Bay Breeze Lounge. Just two minutes from the airport and International Plaza & Bay Street. A complementary shuttle is available to and from Tampa International Airport.

Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore is offering a special group rate of $129 per night in April, and a special group rate of $104 per night for May through December (excluding July) in 2017.

Book in October

Book in November

Book in December

Booking can also be done over the phone at (813) 877-6688


Embassy Suites Tampa-Downtown Convention Center

Embassy Suites Tampa-Downtown is connected by Skybridge to Tampa Convention Center, with streetcar stops to Channelside Bay Plaza and Ybor City located right outside! Each suite is beautifully decorated with a private bedroom and spacious living room. The Embassy Suites Starbucks Cafe sells a high-quality variety of food and beverages. Trolley's is the place to meet and eat in downtown Tampa, with service available indoors or outdoors.

Embassy Suites Tampa-Downtown Convention Center is offering a special group rate of $175 per night in May, $145 per night in August, $155 per night in September, and $175 per night for October through December of 2017.     

Book in September

Group Name: USF – DBA SEPTEMBER ‘17; Group Code: DBT     

Book in October

Group Name: USF – DBA OCTOBER ‘17; Group Code: DBO     

Book in November

Group Name: USF – DBA NOVEMBER ‘17; Group Code: DBN   

Book in December

Group Name: USF – DBA DECEMBER ‘17; Group Code: DBD    

Booking can also be done over the phone at (813) 769-8300


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