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Report: If you have to sleep in an airport, Tampa International isn't a bad place to do it

Frederick Wagner sleeps in Tampa International Airport as he waits for his sister’s flight. Voters on the Guide to Sleeping in Airports website say TIA is fast and efficient and note its free Wi-Fi and cleanliness in its No. 2 ranking for North America.
Frederick Wagner sleeps in Tampa International Airport as he waits for his sister’s flight. Voters on the Guide to Sleeping in Airports website say TIA is fast and efficient and note its free Wi-Fi and cleanliness in its No. 2 ranking for North America.
Published Oct. 22, 2015

So, you missed that connection or you're grounded in Tampa due to hurricane force winds.

Sleeping in an airport isn't fun by any means, but if you're going to be stranded in one, Tampa International Airport ain't that bad, according to the website the Guide to Sleeping in Airports.

The site ranked the top 10 best airports to sleep in, and Tampa came in at No. 2.

Voters ranked the top airports in North America to get stranded overnight in, and Tampa ranked high because of its free Wi-Fi and clean facilities.

"The hub-and-spoke design makes your journey from the curb to the gate beyond fast and efficient," Tampa's runnerup description reads.

Apparently, voters really like the temperature in Tampa's airside terminals, which are optimal for sleeping.

It helps that Tampa has a hotel connected directly to the airport, too. Not to mention the wide variety of local food to sample, from Cigar City Brewing to the Columbia Restaurant.

In first was Vancouver International Airport, which came highly praised for its funky blue and green decor, museum exhibits and "rest zones." Orlando International Airport also made the list at No. 7.

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