Interactive map on where RNC delegates will be staying in Tampa Bay
The hotels assigned to Republican National Convention state delegations are divided closely between Pinellas and Hillsborough, while Texas and Louisiana are just across the Pasco County line at Saddlebrook. Long bus rides are inevitable with some 50,000 attending the convention. Florida Republicans who attended the 2008 convention had bus commutes of nearly an hour from their hotel across from the Mall of America to downtown St. Paul.
About 16,000 rooms were reserved at 100 hotels in the bay area. Delegates will stay at 36 hotels while RNC officials, the media and visitors will be assigned to the rest.
Here's an interactive map on where the delegates will be staying.