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Address: 333 S Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602
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Very nice venue

This is a very good convention center. They are not too large but well ran and very clean. It is located within walking distance of many top notch hotels. The facility is kept... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ross S
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital hosted the 2013 National Veterans Wheelchair Games at the Convention Center in downtown Tampa, and it was (and still is) touted as the best event in years. There was plenty of space for every event and the city was extremely accommodating. Since then we have had other large events there and we have never... More 

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Thank Gail H
cumming, ga
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127 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tampa Convention Center is located right there in Tampa on the river and the Riverwalk goes right by the side doors. Near hotels and restaurants too.

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Thank bulldog59
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside I thought fab!! It's on the water so great river walk outside, great convenience to Hotels but the inside is a different story. I admit apart from a couple of events this massive building offered no open ammenities. No food no cafe no customer service & quite spooky if your event runs late! They really need to... More 

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Thank susiel254
Terry, Mississippi
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restrooms with people servicing them, the attendants outside were very nice, food of course is always overpriced.

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Thank SHerry W
Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States
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48 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the traditional Cuban Sandwich from the Bay Bar & Bistro at a lunch break. It was just another sandwich. And a less than average one at that. There wasn't any coffee available in the building after about three. Which was probably a good thing. I found the Starbucks across the street in the Embassy Suites.

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Thank Matthew H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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261 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good convention center. They are not too large but well ran and very clean. It is located within walking distance of many top notch hotels. The facility is kept very clean and restrooms seem well stocked and attended to. The great thing too is it is located on the Tampa river walk.

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Thank Ross S
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66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location and building. Well maintained. Parking and shuttle service needs a little help. I could walk to my hotel, but I know some of my party had to relay on shuttle or parking and it was frustrating.

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Thank M C
Lakeland, Florida
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280 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

So many lots but many are for monthly reserved and many are full by the time you arrive for a mid day event. The venue itself is huge and lovely, but allow plenty of extra time to get there or find another mode of transportation.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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121 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped by here for the NCAA National Championship Fan Fest. It was crowed but it seemed but you still had room to move around.

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Thank Cutailgater
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Attended a national conference and the building is gorgeous. Escalators helped when traveling with bulking items. Only wish there were more vending machines available.

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Thank Andrew F

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