The Westin Tampa Waterside


725 South Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33602, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: 813-229-5000   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8158


Tampa Museums

The Westin Tampa Harbour Island - Tampa Skyline

The Westin Tampa Harbour Island - Tampa Skyline

Welcome to The Westin Tampa Harbour Island hotel, the perfect location to experience Tampa's culture.  We are conveniently located less than a mile from many of Tampa's art, history, and science museums including the Tampa Museum of Art, the Tampa Bay History Center, and the Henry B. Plant Museum.  We are the ideal hotel for luxurious accommodations including our oversized guest rooms and suites which feature the Westin's signature Heavenly Bed® for a peaceful night's sleep.

Tampa Bay History Center (0.9 miles away)

Experience the heritage and diverse culture of the Tampa Bay area. The Center brings to life the 12,000-year history of the region through highly engaging and interactive exhibits.

Florida Museum of Photographic Art (1.2 miles away)

"The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is a museum dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture. FMoPA collects, preserves and exhibits historic and contemporary works by nationally and internationally known photographic artists." -

Henry B. Plant Museum (1.5 miles away)

The Henry B. Plant Museum creates an experience for visitors to witness the Victorian lifestyle of the old Tampa Bay Hotel’s guests.  Experience what was once the Tampa Bay Hotel and travel back to the start of Tampa's tourist industry.   Free parking is available in front of the Museum or in the parking garage two blocks away at the corner of North Boulevard and North "B" Street. The Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Ybor City State Museum (2.5 miles away)

Museum focusing on history of Ybor City, Tampa, the cigar industry and the immigrant ethnic groups who settled the community. The museum features cigar rolling demonstrations on Friday and Saturday, and offers walking tours of Ybor City at 10:30am on Saturdays. Museum store in historic casita.

Tampa Museum of Art (2.6 miles away)

"The Tampa Museum of Art is the proud culmination of three decades of cooperation among art organizations, private citizens, and government agencies in Tampa and Hillsborough County. The Museum celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2009. Its mission/statement of purpose reflects a long-standing commitment to the community and citizenry." (Source:

MOSI - Museum of Science & Industry (11.4 miles away)

MOSI is a not-for-profit, community-based institution and educational resource dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology. With a total size of over 300,000 sq. ft., MOSI is the largest science center in the southeastern United States, and home of the only IMAX Dome Theatre in the state of Florida. Kids In Charge! The Children's Science Center at MOSI is the largest children's science center in the nation. Disasterville, featuring WeatherQuest, MOSI's newest permanent exhibition, combines education and 10,000 sq. ft. of interactive exhibits on the remarkable science behind natural disasters.