At the Norman Parathyroid Center, we operate on about 80 parathyroid patients per week, about half of whom are from outside the state of Florida. Almost all our parathyroid patients stay at these hotels because they treat our patients very well.
How many days do I need to stay in Tampa?
- Typically 2 nights if you are flying in: the night before and the night after. You do not need to spend a few days in Tampa after your operation--we've done this over 35,000 times and trust us, fly home the next morning. You do not need to spend a few days in Tampa after the operation.
- If you are traveling by car, then you can go home after surgery, as long as you have someone to drive you. Some people will want to stick around in Tampa the day of surgery, and this is a particularly good option for older patients or those on blood thinners. Most patients who drive to our center from more than 100 miles away will stay in one of our hotels the night before the operation, check out of the hotel early in the morning prior to going to the hospital, and then drive home directly from the recovery room.
When should I arrive in Tampa?
Usually the afternoon or evening prior to the operation.
Our Most Common Hotels
The majority of our patients stay at one of these hotels and thus they know our patients well. They are close to the hospital and give our patients great service. The hotels are close to all of the nice amenities of downtown Tampa with a shuttle available to take you to dinner, or wherever. The shuttle is available to take you to and from the hospital. Since you have to be at the hospital early in the morning before some of the shuttles start, you may need to take a taxi or Uber/Lyft - but the hotel staff knows all of this and will help you. The taxis are there waiting for you (even the taxi drivers know a lot about parathyroid disease!). The Epicurean hotel, Aloft hotel, and Sailport hotel will make the Uber/Lyft arrangements for you.
Hampton Inn & Home2 Suites - Downtown
Address: 1155 East Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602
Hotel direct line: (813) 525-9900
This downtown Tampa hotel is located in the ChannelSide district. They are 1 mile away from the Tampa General Hospital and 15 minutes away from the Tampa International Airport. The shuttle service times are from 4:00 am-11:00 pm EST. They are part of the Hilton brand hotels and offer free complimentary breakfast, a Starbucks on site, free parking, are pet friendly, and many other amenities. This is a brand-new hotel that opened in July 2019!
Ways to Book:
Or Call: 813-525-9900
- M-F from 8:30am-5pm: Select "0" or "4" and ask for "Sales"
- Afterhours & Weekends: Select "0" and ask the Front Desk
Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown
Address: 102 East Cass Street. Tampa, FL.
Hotel direct line: (813) 229-1100
This hotel knows our patients well. Over 5000 of our patients have stayed here, so they know what you need and what you want. Our patients always compliment this hotel and their service. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner in the hotel lobby. The hotel does provide a complimentary shuttle between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm that will service Tampa General Hospital and surrounding area attractions. In the heart of downtown, you will be close to the River Walk, Florida Aquarium, and many restaurants. Since most of you have to be at the hospital between 5:00 and 6:30 am, you will need to take a taxi to the hospital in the morning and the hotel will help you do this. The shuttle will take you back to the hotel after your operation. Our nurses in the recovery room will make the call for the shuttle for you.
Note from our Doctors: Several restaurants have opened up directly across the street such as Taps, Fly Bar, Taco Bus, and Pizza Fusion. Their shuttle will be more than happy to take you to Ybor City as well as ChannelSide where you could enjoy number of restaurants.
Ways to Book: Marriott booking link
Or call the Norman Parathyroid Center Reservations Line (813) 227-4388 and ask for the Norman Parathyroid Center Rate. If someone is not immediately available, please leave a voicemail and your contact information and the reservation personnel will promptly return your call.
The Courtyard donates a portion of the proceeds to the National Parathyroid Education Foundation. You can help too with a tax-deductible donation!
Hampton Inn - Ybor City
Address: 1301 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605
Hotel direct line: (813) 247-6700
Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa / Ybor City / Downtown offers comfort and convenience in historic Ybor City, just 2.5 miles from Tampa General Hospital. Nearby you will find the Tampa Convention Center, the Amalie Arena, and the Henry B. Plant Museum. Hop on the Hartline streetcar and experience a popular restaurant nearby, the Colombia Restaurant. With the Cuban influences in this area, you may come across hand-rolled cigars too. Their pre-scheduled courtesy shuttle will take you anywhere within a three-mile radius. Feel at home in their spacious guestrooms and suites, equipped with refrigerators and microwaves. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, hot breakfast buffet and free parking.
Ways to Book: Hampton Inn Ybor Booking link
Or call 813-247-6700 extension 7101 or ask for "Sales"
Epicurean - Hyde Park
Address: 1207 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
Hotel direct line: (813) 999-8700
The Epicurean Hotel is an upscale hotel within the Marriott family and is about 1 mile from Tampa General Hospital. This very nice hotel was built in 2015 and is located within the heart of the South Tampa restaurant district, and directly across the street from Bern's Restaurant (one of Tampa's most famous restaurants). If you like shopping, you’ll be right by the Hyde Park Village Shopping center. Beautiful rooms with the most comfortable beds and accommodations. Check out their website to see how nice this hotel is. They do not have a shuttle, but they have an Uber service that they will arrange for your travel to and from the hospital, and it will be added to your room charge directly making it very simple. High speed internet is included free.
Ways to Book: Epicurean Booking link
Or Call (813) 999-8700
Aloft - Tampa Downtown
Address: 100 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL, 33602
Hotel direct line: (813) 898-8000
Stay in style on the Riverwalk in the heart of downtown Tampa. The ALoft Hotel is a Starwood Preferred Guest Hotel and is located only 1/2 mile from the hospital. This hotel has a European feel, but every room is new, clean, and fresh. It is located on the Riverwalk, Tampa's hip place to walk along the water front. Malio's, one of Tampa's nicest restaurants is right across the street. They have a shuttle company that they can connect you with. This hotel is pet-friendly and has high speed internet included for free.
Ways to Book: Aloft Booking link
Or call (813) 898-8000
Sailport Waterfront Suites - Tampa
Address: 2506 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607
Hotel direct line: (813) 281-9599
The Sailport Waterfront Suites is a great hotel on the north end of Tampa Bay located about 5 miles from Tampa General Hospital. This very nice hotel takes great care of our patients and we get fantastic feedback from everybody that stays here. This is the closest of our hotels to the Tampa Airport (3 minutes from the airport). High speed internet is included. They do not have a shuttle, but they have a Lyft concierge service that they will arrange for your travel to and from the hospital. They have onsite dining at the Big Bamboo Bayside. There are a few nice restaurants within a few blocks (The Rusty Pelican, Bahama Breeze, Whiskey Joe’s) and the hotel will help you get to and from these local restaurants.
Ways to Book: Sailport Booking link
The Current - Tampa
Address: 2545 N Rocky Pointe Drive, Tampa, FL 33607
Hotel direct line: (813) 281-2545
Grand Opening was August 25, 2019!