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Getting There


The USF Research and Innovation Center is located on the University's campus and close to Busch Gardens Tampa, MOSI and Ybor City.

From I-275 traveling north (from Tampa International Airport) or traveling south, exit on number 51 (old exit 34) Fowler Ave. Travel east 2 miles. The USF Research and Innovation Center is on the right after the intersection of Fowler and 30th street.

From I-75 traveling north (from Sarasota/Ft. Myers/Naples) or traveling south (from Gainesville/Ocala) to exit 265 (old exit 54) Fowler Ave. Travel west 4 miles. The USF Research and Innovation Center is on the left after the main entrance to University of South Florida.

From Orlando take I-4 West to I-75 North and exit 265 (old exit 54) Fowler Avenue and follow directions above.


Tampa International Airport



Take I-275 North. Continue North until Fowler Avenue, exit #51. Turn right (east) on Fowler Avenue. Spectrum Blvd. is the traffic light after crossing over 30th street. Make a left onto Spectrum Blvd. and the USF Research and Innovation Center will be on the right.

Distance from Hotel: 15 mi.

Drive Time: 20 min.


St. Petersburg-Clearwater International




Go south on 42nd st N. toward 142nd avenue N. 42nd st N. becomes 142nd avenue N. Turn left onto Roosevelt Blvd/FL-686 E. FL-686 E. becomes Ulmerton Road/FL-688 E. Merge onto I-275 North and follow directions above from I-275 N.

Distance from Hotel: 30 mi.

Drive Time: 35 min.


 Address: 3720 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612

Discounted Accommodation

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens

3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612

Office: (813) 977-7066


Standard Double Suite $ 159.00

Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 13.5%

Overnight Self Parking: $9.00

*Request the QOZ Expo special rate when making your reservations. Offer expires on May 4, 2019. Rooms are filling up fast to reserve yours today!


Nearby Attractions


Located on the University of South Florida Campus, the hotel is conveniently seated in the heart of Tampa attractions and business district areas. Within walking distance of Tampa's largest and most famous attractions: Busch Gardens Tampa, Adventure Island, and Museum of Science and Industry, Close the business district the hotel is just minutes away from Tampa's major highways, and you are never far from any destination, including Orlando's Disney theme parks, as well as the crystal clear waters and sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

Whether it's sports, shopping, or just fun, our hotel near USF is perfect for everyone. With the USF Sun Dome Arena, Raymond James Stadiums, Tropicana Field, and the Florida State Fairgrounds all within minutes, area sporting and concert events are just a short drive away. For a variety of shopping pleasures, Tampa is proud to have several of the largest, most spacious malls in the area.


Visit places like Wiregrass Mall, Tampa Premium Outlets, and the Florida Hospital Center Ice- all located in Wesley Chapel and less than 20 minutes from the hotel. Or enjoy restaurants and specialty shops in Hyde Park, Ybor City, and Channelside. No matter how long you plan to stay, there is something for everyone in the family and the Embassy Suites-USF is in the center of it all and right in the heart of an Opportunity Zone.  So come to learn, but plan to stay and enjoy some of the activities that the Greater Tampa Bay area has to offer.