All you need to know about Tampa

Finding the best corporate apartment in Tampa is easy with SilverDoor. We offer a wide selection of serviced apartments in Tampa, from studios to three-bedroom apartments, each one with different amenities to suit guests. Located on the Gulf Coast, Tampa is the third-most populated city in Florida and has one of the largest ports in the United States which plays a significant role within the economy. The city’s economy is also based around a variety of sectors including professional sport, banking, tourism, and telecommunications. Guests are close to a variety of corporations and businesses around the city when staying in one of our Tampa serviced apartments, making work destinations within easy reach. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAYING IN TAMPA? 

Travel in Tampa 

If you arrive by plane, you will fly into Tampa International Airport or Pete-Clearwater International Airport. Tampa Airport is frequently ranked one of the best airports in the US and is a 15-minute drive from the centre. Once you’re in Tampa there are plenty of modes of transport to get around the city and to your Tampa serviced apartments. A popular way to get around the city is by car, but Tampa has the HART Bus, offers a bicycle hire called Coast Bikes, and if you’re feeling adventurous take the Pirate Water Taxi. Tampa Union Station also runs a public rail service to locations outside of Tampa including Orlando, Lakeland and St. Petersburg. 

Shopping in Tampa 

There are places all around Tampa where guests can enjoy shopping such as the International Plaza and Bay Street, a two-storey mall located on the edge of Tampa International Airport; its location is ideal for guests to explore before settling off to their furnished apartments in Tampa. Hyde Park Village is an outdoor shopping area with a range of both shops and restaurants, just a ten-minute drive from downtown Tampa. If guests are staying west the centre of Tampa, then WestShore Plaza Mall is perfectly situated and boasts over 100 stores to shop at from small businesses to big brand names. 

Things to do in Tampa 

Guests won’t be stuck with ideas of things to do whilst staying in Tampa. A must visit is the Tampa Riverwalk - a 2.6-mile walk along the Hillsborough River to the Garrison Channel. The Riverwalk can be walked, biked or scootered and there are plenty of attractions to keep you occupied whilst going along the riverwalk. Take a trip on a boat to Tampa Bay to spot some dolphins and other marine life. If guests are interested in the art check out the Tampa Theatre which opened in 1926 and is a landmark in downtown Tampa, showcasing live events, films, and offering theatre tours. No matter whereabouts you are visiting, you are never far from one of our serviced apartments in Tampa. 

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TAMPA 

In the late 1800s, many Cubans migrated to Tampa and with them they brought the Cuban cigar; the Cuban sandwich also became a popular food for all the Cuban Factory workers in Tampa.  

Every year Tampa hosts two main festivals - the Gasparilla Pirate Festival and the Gasparilla Music Festival. The Pirate Festival is a celebration where locals dress up as pirates and parade down the streets of Tampa – it is one of the largest pirate festivals in the US. The Music Festival is a weekend filled with live music and it aims to support music and education in the US.  

There is an abundance of sandy beaches around our selection of Tampa corporate housing options. Just a half an hour drive from downtown Tampa is Clearwater Beach – known as one of the best US beaches – with powdery white sands and clear water sea, ideal for a day off.  

WHAT IS A SERVICED APARTMENT? 

Serviced apartments in Tampa combine the comfort of an apartment and the convenience of a hotel, such as frequent housekeeping. Furnished apartments in Tampa allow guests to have more space, with their own living room and kitchen, guests can feel at home having the option to cook meals at whatever time they please. Aparthotels often offer on-site amenities such as meeting rooms, ideal for holding conferences with clients and colleagues, and fitness centres so guests can keep in shape without having to leave the building. 

WHY CHOOSE A SERVICED APARTMENT IN TAMPA WITH SILVERDOOR? 

SilverDoor lends support before, during and after guests stays in one of our Tampa serviced apartments and we have offices around the world so can support 24/7. We work closely with property partners to make sure that all the properties in our portfolio are up to our, and our clients’, high standards. With an extensive list of properties, each one with different amenities that suit the needs and budget of our clients, we can ensure the guests' needs are met by selecting the best apartment. Guests can ensure quality service as we have over 20 years of industry experience. Book your Tampa corporate housing with SilverDoor Apartments today.