Located off I-4, this hotel is 5.4 miles from downtown Tampa and the University of Tampa. It features an outdoor pool with sun deck and spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi. A microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker are standard in every room at the Howard Johnson Tampa. All rooms include a cable TV and are warmly decorated with carpeted floors. A daily continental breakfast is served at the Tampa Howard Johnson. It includes cold and hot items, such as make-your-own waffles. The Silver Dollar Tampa Lounge is open in the evenings on site. Seminole Hard Rock Casino is a 6-minute drive from the hotel. Busch Gardens Amusement Park is 6.8 miles away.