view of Saint Leo University campus from above

Directions, Parking, and Accommodations

Directions for Driving Here

From the North or South: Take I-75 to Exit 285. Head east on Highway 52 for about 4 miles. Saint Leo University will be on your left, across the street from the Abbey Golf Course.

From Orlando: Take I-4 West to I-75. Exit to the north, then take I-75 to Exit 285. Head east on Highway 52 for about 4 miles. Saint Leo University will be on your left, across the street from the Abbey Golf Course. Average drive time from Orlando is approximately 90 minutes.

From Tampa International Airport: Drive north on I-275 through Tampa. I-275 North will merge with I-75 North. Once on I-75 North, take it to Exit 285. Head east on Highway 52 for about 4 miles. Saint Leo University will be on your left, across the street from the Abbey Golf Course. Average drive time from the airport is approximately 45 minutes.

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Flying Here to Visit Saint Leo University

  • Tampa International Airport

    Tampa International Airport is located just 45 minutes from Saint Leo University. The following airlines serve Tampa International Airport:

    Air Canada JetBlue Airways
    AirTran Sky King
    American Airlines Southwest Airlines
    British Airways Spirit Airlines
    Cayman Airways United Airlines
    Delta Air Lines US Airways
    Edelweiss Air WestJet Airlines
    Frontier Airlines  

    The following car rental companies serve Tampa International Airport:

    Alamo Enterprise
    Avis Hertz
    Budget National Car Rental
    Dollar Car Rental Thrifty Car Rental
  • Tampa International Airport sign at night

Parking and Transportation

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Saint Leo University has designated accessible parking spaces clearly labeled throughout its campuses. All students and guests who require the use of an accessible parking space must clearly display the appropriate, state-issued parking permit (e.g., hanging mirror tag, license plate, sticker, etc.). Information about Florida’s Disabled Person Parking Permits can be found on the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website. Students and guests at centers outside of Florida and those traveling to Florida locations from other states should reference guidelines specific to their state of residence. It is important to note that any applicable Saint Leo parking permits still apply to those utilizing accessible parking.

Students and guests with disabilities who require campus safety transportation as an accommodation should contact the Office of Accessibility Services at (352) 588-8464 or adaoffice@saintleo.edu to discuss their needs.

FOR GENERAL VISITORS: General visitors should enter campus through the main gate, proceed 3/4 around the traffic circle and turn right onto West Way, then make an immediate left into the visitor parking lot at Campus Security and Safety. Visitors should park in spaces marked "Visitor Parking" and check in at Campus Security and Safety for a visitor's pass.

FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION/DAY PROGRAM DAILY INFO SESSIONS: Guests coming to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from Interstate 75 should enter campus through the first entrance off of State Road 52 and make an immediate right onto Abbey Road. The Visit Center is the first building on the left. Guest parking is located in front of the building.

If entering through the main entrance, proceed 3/4 of the way around the traffic circle, then exit to the right onto West Way. Continue straight until the road turns left and proceed down Abbey Road. The Visit Center is located on your right, about halfway up the hill. Guest parking is located in front of the building.

FOR ADULT LEARNER (GRADUATE & UNDERGRADUATE) INFO SESSIONS: Guests should enter campus through the main gate, proceed 3/4 around the traffic circle and turn right onto West Way, then make an immediate left into the visitor parking lot. Visitors should park in spaces marked "Visitor Parking."

FOR MAJOR EVENT/ATHLETICS PARKING: For major campus events and parking for athletic events, guests should park in the Parking Garage located under the turf stadium. Entering campus from the main entrance, proceed 1/4 of the way around the traffic circle, exiting to the right onto East Way. Follow the road until it ends and turn left onto Lions Street. The entrance to the parking garage is just past the Turf Stadium on your right.

Nearby Accommodations

Discounts

Please ask for the Saint Leo special rate where indicated. The University works with our hotel partners to arrange for special discounts, but cannot guarantee the availability of these rates. Rate agreements are subject to change throughout the year. Please confirm discounted rate availability directly with the hotel when booking your reservation.
 

Hotels

Hampton Inn & Suites - Tampa/Wesley Chapel
2740 Cypress Ridge Blvd.
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
Phone: (813) 973-2288
Details:Approx. 15 minutes from Saint Leo University. Rates $109-$124.

Hampton Inn - Dade City/Zephyrhills
13215 US-Hwy. 301
Dade City, FL 33525
Phone: (352) 567-5277
Details: Closest hotel to Saint Leo University! Approx. 10 minutes from campus. Discount available. Rates $109 all year.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Tampa North/Wesley Chapel
2775 Cypress Ridge Blvd.
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Phone: (813) 803-7899
Details: Approx. 20 minutes from Saint Leo University. Ask for 20% Saint Leo University discount (includes hot buffet breakfast). Rates vary

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - New Tampa
8310 Galbraith 
Tampa, FL 33647
Phone: (813) 910-7171
Details: Approx. 20 minutes from Saint Leo University. Ask for 20% Saint Leo University discount (includes hot buffet breakfast). Rates vary.

Best Western - Wesley Chapel
5639 Oakley Blvd.
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
Phone: (813) 345-2000
Details: >Approx. 15 minutes from Saint Leo University. Ask for 10% Saint Leo University discount (includes continental breakfast).

Sleep Inn Wesley Chapel - Tampa North
5703 Oakley Blvd.
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Phone: (813) 973-1665
Details: Approx. 10 minutes from Saint Leo University. Ask for 15% discount for Saint Leo University guests.

Rodeway Inn Wesley Chapel
5642 Oakley Blvd.
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Phone: (813) 991-4600
Details: Approx. 10 minutes from Saint Leo University. Ask for Saint Leo University discount: 10 percent off the current rate at time of booking. Use “ST.LEO” as the rate code when booking a reservation. Saint Leo University ID or proof of association required.

Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
12900 Lake Jovita Blvd. 
Dade City, FL 33525
Phone: (866) 588-3149
Details: Nestled right next to the university, Lake Jovita offers three-bedroom, two-bath villas with full kitchen, living and dining room. For reservations please contact Sharon Gebhart. Ask for Saint Leo University discount.

Microtel Inn & Suites
7839 Gall Blvd.
Zephyrhills, FL 33541
Phone: (813) 783-2211
Details: Approx. 10 minutes from Saint Leo University. Ask for the 15% Saint Leo University discount. Rates $69.99 per night.

Microtel Inn & Suites
6298 Nature Coast Blvd.
Brooksville, FL 34602
Phone: (352) 593-3024
Details: Approx. 25 minutes from Saint Leo University. Ask for Saint Leo University discount:
$74 single-queen; $84 double-queen.

Ramada Inn
6815 Gall Blvd.
Zephyrhills, FL 33541
Phone: (813) 762-2000
Details: Approx. 15 minutes from Saint Leo University. Ask for 25% Saint Leo University discount (includes hot buffet breakfast). 

Residence Inn by Marriott: Tampa Suncoast Parkway at NorthPointe Village
2101 Northpointe Parkway
Lutz, FL 33558
Phone: (813) 792-8400
Details: Approx. 20 minutes from Saint Leo University. Ask for Saint Leo University discount: $109 all year. Rates vary, May-Dec (1-4 nights, $124)

Saddlebrook Resort Tampa (Interstate 75, Exit 279 on State Road 54)
5700 Saddlebrook Way
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
Phone: (800) 729-8383
Details: Approx.15 minutes from Saint Leo University.

Springhill Suites by Marriott
5396 Primrose Lake Circle
Tampa, FL 33647
Phone: (813) 558-0300
Details: Approx. 20 minutes from Saint Leo University. Ask for 15% Saint Leo University discount.

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