Tampa hotels

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What travelers to Tampa are saying

Love Tampa. Used to live here, and always enjoyed it. The city is very clean, and there are a lot of really good restaurants to visit. And a good sized mall. The Bay is very pretty. Real neat to see rain coming across it.
Brandon K. Jul 20, 2015
Tampa is ok but I would never live here. Everything is too separated and bad public transportation
Denise E. Sep 11, 2015
Very accessible from all parts of the highway system.
THOMAS H. Jul 15, 2015


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Roll up and ride in sleekly tropical Tampa

Nestled right on the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa offers visitors to Florida one of the nicest year-round climates this side of San Diego. The sea breeze keeps temperatures moderate and humidity relatively low. As part of the wider Tampa Bay Area, Tampa is an ideal place to vacation close to St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota and Bradenton with the attractions of Orlando just over an hour away on I-4.

The city took off in the late 19th century and grew into a thriving metropolis with modern architecture and vibrant neighborhoods. Tampa's roadways tend to be larger than those found in Florida's older communities, so driving is a pleasant experience.

Places to visit

The moderate climate prevents vegetation from freezing over in the winter, so Tampa is always bursting with color from tropical plants, and many plant nurseries are open during all seasons if you want to take an orchid home.

Bok Tower Gardens

At Tampa's Bok Tower Gardens, you'll find one of the best-maintained parks in all of Florida. A beautiful 205-foot marble tower dominates the park, and countless ponds, flower beds, benches and lawns provide plenty of space to play soccer or enjoy an afternoon picnic.

Tampa Bay History Center

Although Europeans did not begin colonizing the Americas until the 16th century, the American Indians reached Florida thousands of years prior. The Tampa Bay History Center is a Smithsonian Institute affiliate that charts Florida's entire history. Take a guided tour and experience more than 10,000 years of history. Afterwards, enjoy Spanish and Cuban cuisine in the center's restaurant.

Busch Gardens

You don't have to travel the whole way to Orlando to seek thrills on intimidating rollercoasters. Busch Gardens Tampa has eight rollercoasters, including Kumba, which rises more than 140 feet above the ground. Because Busch Gardens Tampa was previously known as Busch Gardens Africa, most of the rides, attractions and park areas have African names and themes that range from Morocco to the Congo.

Museum of Science and Industry

If you're bringing the entire family to Tampa, your kids will have a blast at MOSI, the Museum of Science and Industry. MOSI is home to a curved IMAX screen, and the theater often shows current movies as well as science documentaries. The museum itself has dozens of exhibits, and your kids will be able to learn about different technologies with hands-on experience.


Tampa is a major city for sporting events and you’re likely to have the opportunity to watch at least one sports game during your stay. Catch the local Buccaneers NFL team at the Raymond James Stadium, or if hockey is more your style, chill out at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Would you rather play sports instead of watching them? Go kayaking in Tampa Bay, or work up a sweat at Tampa Tennis.

Travel information

If you're flying into Tampa, you are in luck. Tampa International Airport (TPA) typically gets very high marks and connects to a variety of destinations, including Havana and Toronto. Drivers also have easy access. Tampa connects straight to Orlando with I-4, which minimizes driving times. To reach Gainesville to the north, drive on I-75 for about 90 minutes. Naples is a few hours to the south on I-75, and you can easily reach Miami by taking the Tamiami Trail.

Best time to visit

Tampa is a resort destination all year-round. It escapes much of the summer crowds that gravitate toward Orlando, allowing availability during peak season, and making it an ideal place to locate last minute travel packages. Florida often experiences hurricanes during the summer, but they rarely affect the Tampa Bay area. Hotels in the area are well-equipped to deal with any extreme weather, so storms are unlikely to impact your trip.

Temperatures are extremely pleasant during the fall and spring seasons, and you'll find Tampa to be comfortable in October without a jacket or even long pants. Shorts and sandals are appropriate attire for this Florida vacation, and the Gulf of Mexico is almost always warm enough for a swim.

Recently Rated Tampa Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport - Westshore
4.2 / 5
17 reviews
3 stars $103
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
4.0 / 5
76 reviews
4 stars $141
Sailport Waterfront Suites on Tampa Bay
3.8 / 5
374 reviews
3 stars $99
La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Central
4.0 / 5
11 reviews
2 stars $88
BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel
3.8 / 5
329 reviews
3 stars $85
Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Brandon
4.2 / 5
26 reviews
3 stars $141
Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore
4.0 / 5
132 reviews
3 stars $120
Hampton Inn Tampa-International Airport/Westshore
4.1 / 5
41 reviews
3 stars $88
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Airport
3.0 / 5
23 reviews
2 stars $67
Aloft Tampa Downtown
2.5 / 5
2 reviews
3 stars $150

Activities in Tampa

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Starlite Majesty Cruise

Tour the intra-coastal waters of Florida aboard this beautiful yacht style vessel.

Private Luxury Sedan Transfer From Airport to Tampa Hotels

ExecuCar Luxury Sedan Service provides door-to-door transportation to and from the airport and your hotel. Not a taxi, not a limousine, but the logical choice in between, when you require private Business Class Sedan service, ExecuCar is your choice. Please note that the listed rate is valid for one to four passengers.

Tampa SuperShuttle Service - One-Way AIRPORT to HOTEL Shared Transportation

Travel from the airport to your St. Petersburg or Clearwater hotel aboard SuperShuttle, the nation's leader in shared airport ground transportation. Transfer is valid for St. Petersburg or Clearwater hotels only. This is a ONE WAY transfer. Don't forget to plan ahead and remember to also book your return HOTEL to AIRPORT shuttle in advance!

Busch Gardens Tampa

Enjoy world-class thrill rides, fun family entertainment, and unparalled exotic animal encounters at Busch Gardens Tampa, a theme park packed with adventure! Over 300 beautiful and exciting acres of fascinating attractions.

Featured Tampa Hotels

From $85

1 BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 329 reviews

7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway

Save 15%

Best Western Bay Harbor offers waterfront accommodations near Busch Gardens and the Florida Aquarium. Recently renovated, the hotel offers convenient access to many local attractions and the...

Quick Get away
Waited 15 min to check in ... three clerks at the desk but only one working. Location is very good, between St. Pete and Tampa. Lot to do in the area.
Sep 29, 2015
From $171

2 Hilton Tampa Downtown

4 stars
4.1 / 5 115 reviews

211 North Tampa Street

Hilton Tampa Downtown is a corporate retreat ideally located in the heart of the city. This 17-story urban hotel is surrounded by the natural attractions of Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast. Guests...

Great Time in Tampa
We decided to venture away for Labor Day and thought Tampa area would be great to check out- we arrived at the hotel and it was beyond our expectations of appearance, very nicely decorated, modern...
Sep 8, 2015
From $178

3 Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

4 stars
4.1 / 5 117 reviews

700 South Florida Avenue

Rate includes breakfast

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel is a landmark on the water, featuring 27 stories of rooms and suites overlooking Tampa Bay. The hotel incorporates cutting-edge technology with a lively and elegant...

Nice business trip
It was a good trip, great location in walking distance of my meeting. Had dinner outside on Monday. Food was good.
Sep 17, 2015
From $163

4 Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 87 reviews

200 North Ashley Drive

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The newly renovated Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel is just steps from the banks of the Hillsborough River. Guests can wander downtown for an afternoon spent in the warmth of the Florida sun. ...

Great Hotel
My girlfriend and I were very impressed with the hotel. The only complaint I had was that it was very hot and musty in the hallways of the hotel.
Jul 25, 2015
From $155

5 The Westin Tampa Harbour Island

4 stars
4.0 / 5 68 reviews

725 South Harbour Island Blvd

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The Westin Tampa Harbour Island is situated on a unique landscaped island in downtown Tampa. Adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center, the location is convenient for both business and leisure...

Great Business Trip
Everything was great during my stay. Expectations exceeded.
Aug 13, 2015
From $178

6 Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center

3 stars
4.1 / 5 73 reviews

513 South Florida Avenue

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

Embassy Suites Tampa has a direct link to the Tampa Convention Center via sky bridge, making this hotel ideal for business travelers. Guests enjoy free cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary...

UT Move in Weekend
Beautiful Hotel, great location, free evening reception with drinks and snacks. Best hotel breakfast EVER!
Sep 1, 2015
From $151

7 Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Ybor City/Downtown, FL

3 stars
4.0 / 5 87 reviews

1301 East 7th Avenue

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

The Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Ybor City/Downtown, FL hotel is located in Ybor City, a nationally recognized historic district of downtown Tampa, Florida. With our rich designs and comfortable...

Room for Stanley Cup
Hotel was a great place to stay and shuttled us to Amalie Arena for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Would definitely stay again as the staff was very helpful and accommodating
Aug 3, 2015
From $150

8 Aloft Tampa Downtown

3 stars
2.5 / 5 2 reviews

100 West Kennedy Boulevard

Save 33 % on your stay

Celebrate your style at Aloft Tampa Downtown, a hip new hotel thats steps from museums, parks, restaurants, nightlife, sports, and shopping. We offer easy-breezy access to the Riverwalk, the Tampa...

Well, the title says it all. The room was obnoxiously stinky (saw some water damage over restroom ceiling, maybe there was a sewage problem?) I was so tired after arriving late that I decided that...
Sep 26, 2015
From $144

9 Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown

3 stars
3.6 / 5 20 reviews

102 E Cass St

Rate includes breakfast

Welcome to the Courtyard Downtown Tampa hotel! Located in the heart of downtown near the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, we are here to make your stay in Tampa most enjoyable. Just a few...

Awesome trip
Amazing friendly staff. Super accommodating. They even let me check in early!
Sep 22, 2015

10 Floridan Palace Hotel

4 stars
3.3 / 5 16 reviews

905 N. Florida Ave

Located in the heart of Tampa. Built in 1926, this nineteen story hotel has been brought back to its original grandeur. Indulge yourself in old world charm, met with the modern comforts of today....

Is a good hotel for a family
Is a goog hotel with an excelent location! I recommend this hotel for a good vacation
May 19, 2015
From $157

11 Le Meridien Tampa

5 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

601 North Florida Avenue

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Part of the National Register of Historic Places, the century-old Historic Federal Courthouse has been transformed into Le Méridien Tampa. Stunning architecture juxtaposes with modern touches in...

Beautiful room and excellent customer service.
This hotel was very unique because it was an old courthouse. Beautifully decorated in contemporary fashion, it was stunning. The staff was very upbeat and informative on things to do and places to...
Jul 21, 2015
From $178

12 Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

1207 South Howard Avenue

Rate Includes Breakfast

Foodies, take note: your dream destination exists here in Tampa, FL. Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection offers a thoroughly unique take on the hotel concept. Our partnership with the legendary...

Great Hotel
Really great hotel in an excellent location. Nice rooms, amenities, and terrific service. Thank you.
Aug 5, 2014
From $144

13 Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Downtown

3 stars
3.8 / 5 17 reviews

101 East Tyler Street

  The Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Downtown offers studio, one- and two-bedroom rooms. There are 109 suites on the seven floors of the hotel accessed through a common lobby, and an 81...

Awesome Location, Just Don't Stay On The First Floor
The hotel was nice and it was right near major attractions and about a mile from Union Station. My issue was that others have reviewed that if you had a first floor room near the street that the...
Jun 17, 2015
From $107

14 InterContinental TAMPA

4 stars
4.1 / 5 131 reviews

4860 West Kennedy Boulevard

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The InterContinental Tampa, tucked away in the Westshore business district, is just minutes from the Tampa International Airport. The casual sense of elegance, along with its Florida style and...

Quick business trip
Great stay as always. Only compliant is that wifi is not complimentary.
Sep 24, 2015
From $115

15 Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District

3 stars
3.9 / 5 15 reviews

1700 East 9th Avenue

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

The Hilton Garden Inn Ybor Historic District hotel in Tampa, Florida is located one block from Centro Ybor and a trolley car ride away from Channelside. The beautiful Hilton Garden Inn Ybor...

Very good. Excellent staff. I thought that for the price breakfast & parking should have been included. Wireless connection a little slow. The staff were great.
May 19, 2015
From $109

16 Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore

4 stars
4.1 / 5 115 reviews

4400 West Cypress Street

Save 20% on your stay

The Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore in downtown Tampa offers spacious suites with a full range of amenities for business and leisure travelers alike. The complex has its own chic restaurant...

great way to visit Tampa
the staff was very nice, the room was very clean, the pool was great. it was nicely located for me to visit my daughter at the University at Tampa.i would stay there again, and parking was free
Sep 16, 2015
From $141

17 Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore

4 stars
4.0 / 5 76 reviews

2225 N Lois Ave

Welcome to the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore hotel located in the Westshore business district, two miles from Tampa International Airport and five miles from Tampa Convention Center. When you stay...

expected better
desk staff at arrival were less than professional. Bathroom walls a bit grungy and needed some attention. All other staff very friendly and helpful. Pool very nice. Crystal clear. Not too warm or...
Sep 30, 2015
From $88

18 Hampton Inn Tampa-International Airport/Westshore

3 stars
4.1 / 5 41 reviews

4817 W. Laurel Street

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

something for everyone...welcome to the Hampton Inn Tampa-Airport/Westshore.See how the Tampa area's rich diversity of culture, nature and attractions nearly makes it a miniature, self-contained...

Good Place
Convenient location with several entrances. Clean rooms and excellent value. Nothing fancy but definitely clean and good service.
Sep 27, 2015
From $91

19 Tahitian Inn Cafe and Spa

3 stars
3.7 / 5 136 reviews

601 S. Dale Mabry Hwy

The Tahitian Inn Hotel Café & Spa in Tampa, Florida offers guests spacious rooms, extensive spa facilities and a fully-equipped fitness center. The hotel also has a fine restaurant that covers...

Clean and convenient
Quick overnight stay to visit sick mother, the hotel was surprisingly pleasant and clean as well as comfortable. Would definitely stay again especially for the price.
Oct 1, 2015
From $130

20 Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 50 reviews

4200 Jim Walter Blvd

Rate includes breakfast

The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel has a uniquely Mediterranean style and ambience with bright colors, hand-glazed tiles and custom ironwork. The Pellagia Trattoria has an open-air...

Annual family trip
Overall fantastic experience!!! Only complaint waa that wifi wasn't free in the rooms only in the lobby.
Aug 6, 2015