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Do you love to go the Florida State Fair every year, and are looking for hotels close to the Tampa fairgrounds but hate being in the midst of the busy city? Come settle in with us at Inn on the Beach to get the relaxation and excitement you crave all in one trip. You could visit other times of the year to attend amazing events like the Shriner Circus, Southeast Street Rod Nationals, or the Florida Color Guard Championships and stay in our cozy beachside hotel close to the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Our Hotel near Florida State Fair

Whether you are coming to celebrate a Hillsborough County High School Graduation or play at the Model Train Show & Sale, there is always something going on at the State Fairgrounds. Between their Expo Hall, Special Events Center, Entertainment Hall and even South Food Dome, most weekends are packed with fun activities to attend.

After all of the excitement of the day, you can come back to your quiet room at Inn on the Beach in St Pete to get a good night’s rest and start your next day refreshed. Make sure you check out other St Pete Beach activities to maximize your time in the sunshine state.
 
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The Florida State Fair spans over 300 acres providing endless options of things to do each day you attend. Rides, exhibits, delicious fried foods, competitions, museums and more will be at your fingertips when you visit this historical yearly event. You can even join in on the fun and submit your best pie, quilt, art piece or other craft in the Family Living Competition. With youth and adult categories available, it can be a fun family contest.

This family-friendly venue is jam-packed all year with fun and exciting things to do. You can come check out Cracker Country for its annual Christmas in the Country, where you will see 19th-century reenactment of holiday traditions. Or if horses are more your thing, come see the Equestrian Center where Olympic qualifiers happen with events and shows year round.
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Travel Tip

The Florida State Fair is held every February with over 500,000 people attending the 12 days of festivities. When looking for hotels near the Florida Fairgrounds in Tampa FL make sure to book early so you don’t miss out on getting a great spot to stay, like Inn on the Beach, while visiting this spectacular event.

Gulfstream bedroom with white and blue decor

Gulfstream

Located on the top floor of the Inn, the Gulfstream comes complete with a king bed, cathedral ceiling, kitchenette, bathroom with shower, and wraparound balcony with Gulf and sunset views.

Gulfstream
The Sea Loft

The Sea Loft

The Sea Loft is a second floor open plan apartment with a queen bed, fully equipped kitchen, living/dining area, sun porch, and balcony. The unit has cathedral ceilings giving it a spacious feel, and there are lots of windows providing stunning natural light. It's a peaceful, romantic escape just steps away from the Gulf of Mexico.

The Sea Loft
Magnolia living room with beach view

Magnolia

Located on the top floor of the Inn, the Magnolia is our “Honeymoon Suite” with Gulf and sunset views. This prime one-bedroom suite features the very best of the Inn with a king bedroom, bathroom with over-sized shower, living and dining area, fully sized kitchen, and private balcony.

Magnolia
hibiscus bedroom with tv, bed, blue chairs

Hibiscus

Hibiscus and the Palmetto share a semi-private patio overlooking the gardens. Relax and enjoy the slower pace of Pass-A-Grille at our inn on the beach. The room is cool and comfy and comes with a complete kitchen.

Hibiscus
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