Getting to — and Around — Tampa, Florida

Easily accessible from virtually any part of the US, once you’re in Tampa you’ll find it easy to get around. The site of Security Solutions 2018 is the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, located in the heart of downtown Tampa, yet only 15-20 minutes from Tampa International Airport. This premier facility rises 27 stories above the downtown Tampa Channel District and Baywalk, with brilliant views of Hillsborough Bay and the Tampa cityscape. The historic Tampa Trolley stops directly in front of the hotel for a pleasant trip to Ybor City and Channelside.

Hotel Reservation Information

We have negotiated special Conference room rates at the Tampa Marriott Waterside of $150 per night, plus applicable taxes, for single occupancy. To ensure this rate, please reserve your room before April 23, 2018. Although this negotiated room rate is higher than lodging per diem, considering that meals are provided as part of the conference, the total expense is within per diem guidelines for lodging, meals and incidentals.

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina
700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33602
813-221-4900

To make reservations by phone, call 1-888-789-3090 in the US and Canada, or contact your travel office. Mention Telos Security Solutions 2018 to receive the special rate. Or register online at the hotel’s Security Solutions 2018 room reservation page.

Airlines Serving Tampa

Several airlines offer convenient service to Tampa International Airport (TPA), including, American, British Airways, Delta, Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest, Spirit, United, and WestJet. Flight arrangements are the responsibility of individual attendees, and we encourage you to make your reservations early.

Car Rental Companies

Several major car rental companies are located at the Tampa International Airport terminal, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty, and Zipcar.

Ground Transportation

Travel time between the Tampa airport and the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina is about 15-20 minutes, and several transportation options are available. One-way rates range from $12 for the Super Shuttle to approximately $30 for a taxi. The Concierge in the lobby of the Tampa Marriott Waterside will be happy to make your arrangements for you once you are on site. Two taxi companies serving the Tampa airport are Yellow (813-253-0121) and United Cab (813-777-7777). Passenger van service also is available from Super Shuttle (800-282-6817).

Things to do and see in Tampa

Centrally located on Florida’s west coast, Tampa is an exciting, vibrant city with plenty to see and do.
Check these links for attractions in and near the Tampa area:

Ybor City

Ybor City is a century-old Tampa neighborhood rich in history and culture. By day, the area offers a relaxed atmosphere for shopping, sight-seeing, and bistro-hopping. At night, the entertainment picks up, with blues, jazz, rock, salsa, and alternative music all within steps of one another.

Museum of Science and Industry

MOSI is the fifth largest science center in the US. The more than 450 “minds on” exhibits and domed IMAX theater have made this a popular attraction for all ages.

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offers thrilling rides, entertainment, and the nation’s fourth largest open-air zoo. Antelope, lions, and elephants enjoy life on the Kenyan-style plains, and gorillas and chimpanzees wander freely amidst the lush, tropical Myombe Reserve.