Located next to the Straz Center for the Performing Arts is this downtown Tampa hotel. The Howard Johnson Plaza features a full-service restaurant and bar and rooms with free Wi-Fi.Every guest room at the Tampa Howard Johnson Plaza offers cable TV with HBO. The spacious rooms are furnished with a large work desk and a coffee maker.Guests can use the outdoor pool and the 24-hour gym. The Plaza Howard Johnson also offers a business center and shuttle service within a 2 mile radius, including the airport.The Tampa Convention Center and University of Tampa are a 15-minute walk from the Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa. The Florida Aquarium is a 10-minute drive from the hotel.