Transportation, Hotel, and Area

The December 2019 meeting will be held at the Hilton Downtown Tampa in Tampa, Florida. Tampa is a culturally rich waterfront city nestled on Florida's gulf coast. During breaks and downtime, attendees can enjoy a variety of restaurants and entertainment options within walking distance from the hotel, as well as relaxing strolls along the nearby Tampa Riverwalk, which borders a 2.4 mile long stretch of the Hillsborough River.

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Hilton Tampa Downtown


Tampa International Airport (TPA) is the primary source of air transportation for the city of Tampa, and is located approximately 9 miles from the Hilton Tampa Downtown. A variety of rental car options are available. If you are not renting a vehicle, the hotel offers non-stop ground transportation to and from Tampa International Airport via Blue One Transportation at a group rate of $12 per person. The Blue One shuttle flyer can be referenced for more information.

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) offers bus service between the airport and downtown Tampa for just $2 cash each way on HART Route 30. The bus stop at the airport is located at the Rental Car Center and the stop closest to the Hilton Tampa Downtown is the Whiting Street Station, which is just a one minute walk. Download the route map and schedule for additional information or visit the HART website.

Taxi services are also available via Yellow Cab and United Cab, both of which offer a flat rate fee of $28 to downtown Tampa, or a fare rate of $2.50, plus $2.40 per mile. More detailed information regarding ground transportation to and from Tampa International Airport can be found on the airport's website.

If you plan to drive, the Hilton Tampa Downtown is easily accessible via I-275, with detailed directions available on the hotel website. Limited availability valet parking will be offered to JANNAF attendees at a discounted rate of $13.50 daily or $20.40 overnight. Alternatively, self-parking is available at the Fort Brooke Parking Garage - attached to the hotel via sky bridge - at a rate of $1.60 per hour or $10 daily.

Once you have arrived in Tampa, a variety of options are available to help you travel about the city--many of which are even free! For more information, see the More About Tampa, FL section of this page.

Hotel - Hilton Tampa Downtown

The JANNAF room block at the Hilton Tampa Downtown is now open for reservations.The Hilton Tampa Downtown is located in the heart of Tampa, with walking access to many restaurants, bars, parks, and sources of entertainment to visit during downtime. The hotel's address is 211 North Tampa Street, Tampa, Florida 33602.

The discounted room rate of $122 per night (GSA FY 2020 per diem rate) for single or double occupancy has been negotiated for all JANNAF attendees as long as rooms are available. To obtain this special discounted rate, be sure to reserve your room via the JANNAF reservation link by clicking on the reservation button provided below.

  • Amenities include free standard wireless internet access in guest rooms (savings of $10 per day), an outdoor heated pool, a fitness room, and a 25% discount on valet parking for guests (making the rate $13.60 daily or $20.40 overnight).
  • Room rates are subject to state and local taxes of 14.5%, plus a $1.50 per room per night Tourism Market District Assessment.
  • Note for Federal Employees: The State of Florida will honor tax exemption for Federal employees paying for lodging charges only if the traveler presents a completed exemption certificate, which can be found here.
  • Those employed by organizations holding Tax Exempt Certificates in the state of Florida are also eligible for tax exemption at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. Instructions are available here.
  • If you are a Hilton Honors member, you can still earn rewards for your stay when reserving your room in the JANNAF block! Instructions can be found here
  • As an additional benefit to working with the Hilton Tampa Downtown, the hotel will make a donation to the Hotels for Heroes program. This program, which is administered by the Fisher House Foundation in partnership with the Department of Defense, donates complimentary accommodations in participating hotels to military and veteran families in need of a place to stay while a loved one is receiving medical care away from home.

A limited number of sleeping rooms have been set aside at the Hilton Tampa Downtown at the discounted JANNAF rate. These rooms will be held for JANNAF attendees until the EXTENDED reservation deadline of Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST, or until they sell out, whichever comes first. It is common for the JANNAF discounted room block to sell out before the reservation deadline, so please do not delay in making your reservation.

When making your hotel reservations, please be sure to utilize the provided reservation link and/or the reservation phone number along with the JANNAF reservations group code. Doing so will ensure that your reservation is at the JANNAF discounted rate and that JANNAF receives credit for your reservation, which helps JANNAF meet its obligation to the hotel, avoid penalties, and keep meeting registration prices down. We thank you in advance for your support.

Reservations may be made either online (recommended) or by phone. When making your reservation online, please be sure to reserve your room via the JANNAF reservation link provided to the left under "Reservations" or click on the reservation button below to ensure that your receive the JANNAF discounted rate, and so that your reservation is counted toward the JANNAF room block commitment. If someone else will be making your reservation on your behalf, please share the reservation link with them.

To make your hotel reservation ONLINE directly in the JANNAF discounted room block, click on the button below:

To make your reservation by PHONE:
Call the hotel directly at (813) 204-3000 or the toll-free reservation number at 1-855-243-1334. Be sure to provide the Group Code: JANNA.

  • Each individual is responsible for his/her own reservation.
    Transportation between any alternate accommodateions and the Hilton Tampa Downtown is the responsibility of the attendee.
  • Reservation changes and cancellations
    May be made using either of the above phone numbers. You will need your reservation confirmation number. If you need to cancel or change your reservation, please be sure to do so no later than 6:00 p.m., two days prior to your scheduled arrival date.

More About Tampa, FL

Located along Florida's gulf coast and nestled into Tampa Bay, the city of Tampa is a bustling area drenched with cultural depth and vibrant displays of art. Home of The Florida Aquarium, Amalie Arena, and Tampa Museum of Art, as well as exploding culinary and brewery scenes, there is no shortage of activity or entertainment in Tampa. Life bursts from the coastline as well as the streets, with active Floridians and visitors relaxing in parks like Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, and paddleboarding, kayaking, or water biking alongside the award-winning Tampa Riverwalk. Whether taking in Tampa's rich history at the Tampa Bay History Center, or savoring a Cuban sandwich (the Tampa City Council-established signature sandwich) in its self-proclaimed birthplace, there is no shortage of uniquely Tampa activities to encounter.

Getting around Tampa while you're in town for the JANNAF meeting will be easy and often free. Downtown Tampa is very walkable, with many restaurants and things to do in the area. Additionally, the hotel is located 1.5 blocks from the 2.4 mile long Tampa Riverwalk. When walking on the Riverwalk or using the Pirate Water Taxi (an adult pass is $15 after 6:00 p.m. or $20 for all day), you'll have easy access to many of the city's best attractions and dining destinations, including Sparkman Wharf and Ulele / Armature Works/Heights Public Market. The TECO Streetcar, with a stop one block from the Hilton, provides free transportation to prime Tampa dining and entertainment destinations including Sparkman Wharf and Ybor City. For free eco-friendly on-demand rides around downtown Tampa, utilize the Downtowner service by downloading their free mobile app in your device's app store. The Downtowner vehicles are 100% electric and provide door to door free transportation within the downtown area.

Curious about more opportunities for adventure during your downtime in Tampa? Head to the Visit Tampa Bay website for a more detailed list of activities and entertainment in the area, and for food and drink options nearby, you can view the Dining Near the Hilton map (which focuses on locations close to the hotel) or the Downtown Tampa Dining map (which lists locations throughout Downtown Tampa).

The average temperature in Tampa, FL in early to mid December is fairly mild, with highs averaging in the low 70s and lows hovering around the mid 50s. For many, this makes it a welcome opportunity to thaw out from the plummeting winter temperatures of areas located further north.

Hilton Tampa Downtown