Free Wi-Fi free local shuttle pools and a kids' play area please guests at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center located 10 miles from the convention center. Each of the 255 rooms in the two-story hotel is outfitted with a desk a microwave a mini-fridge a coffeemaker and cable TV. Local calls and Wi-Fi are free. Some rooms also boast jetted tubs and non-smoking rooms can be requested. Recreation opportunities abound with the hotel's outdoor pool and sun deck a separate kiddie pool with a play area pirate ship and waterslide a game room a fitness room and an outdoor gazebo for relaxing. Conveniences include a business center and a guest laundry. The hotel offers free shuttle service within a two-mile radius to theme parks colleges and hospitals and parking is also free. Pets are permitted for an extra fee. NOTE: We are currently conducting renovation to our hotel restaurant and our grand ballroom and would like guests to pardon our mess or noise. NOTE: The hotel ballroom will be under renovation until April 11 2017; the restaurant will be under renovation through April 30. Two miles from Busch Gardens Africa theme park and Adventure Island water park the hotel is across from University Mall. The University of South Florida and the Museum of Science and Industry are less than two miles away. The Port of Tampa's cruise ship terminal Tampa Convention Center and the Raymond James Stadium where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play are within 20 minutes of the hotel. Tampa International Airport is a 15-mile drive. The "very nice pool" earns compliments from guests at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center where the location near Busch Gardens and other Tampa attractions is also a plus.