Where to Stay in Tampa
While the Atlantic Coast cities of Jacksonville, Palm Beach, and Miami seem to steal all the Florida thunder (both literally and figuratively), Florida’s Gulf Coast quietly remains one of the most hidden oceanfront gems anywhere in the United States.
Whether you’re visiting the pristine white sand beaches of Clearwater, exploring the Cuban culture of historic Ybor City, or checking out the shops and restaurants of Channelside, there’s plenty to do in the Tampa Bay area.
Keep reading for our favorite places to stay in Tampa!
Best Hotels in Tampa, Florida
To summarize, here's a handy chart of our recommended Tampa hotels. All include free wifi and are known for comfort, great locations and great customer service.
Best Tampa, Florida Hotels – Summary Comparison Chart
|Epicurean Hotel||Soho District||Foodies||Check rates: Booking.com, Hotels.com|
|Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay||Tampa Bay||All||Check rates: Booking.com, Hotels.com|
|Tampa Marriott||Downtown Tampa||First Timers||Check rates: Booking.com, Hotels.com|
|Le Meridien Tampa||Marina||Luxury||Check rates: Booking.com, Hotels.com|
|Renaissance Tampa||Downtown Tampa||All||Check rates: Booking.com, Hotels.com|
Below is more information about each hotel and why we recommend it!
Located just minutes away from the beach in historic South Tampa, the Epicurean Hotel is the crown jewel of Tampa luxury hotels and a member of The Autograph hotels collection.
With 137 lavish guest rooms and suites featuring 42 inch flat-screen televisions and walk-in showers to go along with a full-service spa and multiple dining and nightlife venues, the Epicurean Hotel’s indulgence truly befits its namesake!
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Located in Old Tampa Bay among a gorgeously verdant 35-acre natural preserve, the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay provides a luxury hotel experience in one of the most picturesque settings anywhere on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
With 10 room, suite, casita, and villa options featuring everything from separate dining tables to private patios overlooking downtown Tampa, the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay truly knows how to provide its guests a genuine home-away-from-home feeling.
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Located along downtown Tampa’s historic waterfront marina, the Tampa Marriott provides an incredibly convenient home base to explore premier Tampa attractions.
Guests at the Tampa Marriott Waterside enjoy amenities including in-room air purifiers and shower infusers, access to an amazing rooftop pool, and choice of restaurants featuring everything from fresh seafood to classic sports bar pub grub!
Le Meridien Tampa
Sandwiched between Ybor City and Channelside, Le Meridien Hotel provides its guests with a deliciously boutique luxury hotel experience.
With 130 guest rooms and suites, the popular Bizou French Bistro and Longitude Bar, and easy access to Tampa’s two hottest neighborhoods in Ybor and Channelside, Le Meridien checks all the boxes for a wonderful Tampa getaway!
Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Long heralded as one of Tampa’s classiest and most beloved hotels, the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel truly seems to offer everything.
Whether it’s the fitness center, outdoor pool, 17,000 square feet of meeting space, or complimentary Gabriela’s coffee and breakfast at Pelagia Trattoria, a stay at the Renaissance Tampa is a truly refined experience.
And that's it! Our guide to Tampa's best hotels to make the most of your stay.
Whether you're looking for a luxury hotel in downtown Tampa, a boutique hotel for couples or a family friendly hotel for kids, these top hotels in Tampa are sure to please.
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