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Tampa, FL: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find hotels in Tampa using the list and search tools below. Find cheap and/or discounted hotel rates in or near Tampa, FL for your upcoming personal or group trip. We show the best Tampa, Florida hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Tampa area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Tampa hotels. Booking 5+ Rooms? Find Tampa Group Hotel Deals or Check out the best Tampa meeting hotels

The Tampa center is around the area of Downtown Tampa and the area of Tampa Hillsborough Convention and Visitors Association.

Tampa, Florida remains one of America's best-kept vacation secrets. This well-rounded, liveable city is populated by residents who live and work in the bayside metropolis year-round. Once you arrive, you quickly see why Tampa residents would like to keep the secret to themselves. The city sits like a glistening jewel at the mouth of Tampa Bay, alive with a teeming fleet of sailboats, yachts, and charter vessels. Visitors love to wander the city's iconic River Walk both day and night to admire the view.

Tampa also draws many to its family-friendly sites and amusement parks, like Busch Gardens and Dinosaur World. Kids love to visit the city's fantastic aquarium, children's museum, and a zoo. It's a semi-tropical escape that offers big-city dining, entertainment, shopping, and water sports in a unique geographic location that is both bay and beach. Whatever you choose to do, Tampa Bay will welcome you. More from this guide...

Tampa Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Springhill Suites by Marriott 4835 West Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33607 Website
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Airport shuttle available
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Quality Inn Airport in Tampa
1020 South Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33629 Website
  • Cheap Airport property
  • Shuttle from airport available
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina - Tampa
700 South Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 717 rooms
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Epicurean - Tampa 1207 South Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
  • 4-star property
  • 150 rooms in property
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Quality Inn & Suites by Choice Hotels 4955 East 18th St., Tampa, FL 33605
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza - Tampa
4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
  • Four-star Airport hotel
  • Shuttle from airport available
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore in Tampa 5312 Avion Park Dr., Tampa, FL 33626
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Fitness center on property
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Homewood Suites by Hilton : 5325 Avion Park 5325 Avion Park, Tampa, FL 33607
  • Midscale Airport hotel
  • Airport shuttle provided
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Tampa Airport Marriott : Tampa International Airport
Tampa International Airport, Tampa, FL 33607
  • Four star Airport hotel
  • Check-in time: 4pm
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Hilton Tampa Downtown - Tampa 211 North Tampa St., Tampa, FL 33602
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • 18 suites in property
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown 102 East Cass St., Tampa, FL 33602
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 141 rooms in hotel
Residence Inn Tampa Downtown
101 East Tyler St., Tampa, FL 33602
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 04:00PM
Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center - Tampa
513 South Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
  • 3-star Convention Center property
  • Gym is available on property
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Westin Tampa Harbour Island Hotel : 725 South Harbour Island Blvd. 725 South Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Hampton Inn & Suites Ybor City / Downtown Tampa in Tampa 1301 East 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District - Tampa
1700 East 9th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Courtyard Tampa / Westshore
3805 West Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33607
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms
Best Western Tampa - Tampa
734 South Dalemabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33609
  • Cheap Suburban property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore : 2225 North Lois Ave. 2225 North Lois Ave., Tampa, FL 33607
  • 4-star Airport property
  • Fitness + Health Center
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Westshore Airport 4312 West Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
  • Affordable Airport property
  • Check-in: 03:00pm
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Howard Johnson in Tampa
3314 South Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33629
  • 2-star Airport hotel
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport - Tampa 4400 West Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33607
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • 8 floors in property
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore in Tampa 4400 West Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33607
  • High end Airport hotel
  • 261 sleeping rooms in hotel
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Doubletree Suites by Hilton in Tampa 3050 North Rocky Point Dr. West, Tampa, FL 33607
  • 4-star Airport hotel
  • Shuttle from airport available
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Tampa Marriott Westshore : 1001 North Westshore Blvd. 1001 North Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
  • Four star Suburban property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
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When to Visit Tampa, FL

Tampa is warm all year-long, so it's always a great place to visit. When you travel really depends on your plans and what you enjoy doing. If you love to walk on the beach, you can expect sunny skies most days throughout the year, though you may need a sweatshirt or light jacket during the winter. It can get particularly breezy in the springtime, as well. Those who desire to cool off in the surf and chase the waves should visit during the peak summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Plan your trip on dates just a little outside of this peak period, and you'll discover less crowded beaches, abundant sunshine, and great hotel deals.

Come to experience Tampa's wholly unique Gasparilla Festival in late January or early February. It's a mock pirate invasion that's taken place in the city for over a century. Gasparilla-themed events and other festivals take place in Tampa from January through March, for adults and children alike. However, the January “invasion” is the main attraction, drawing over 400,000 visitors annually, so be sure to book your hotel well in advance for best rates and availability.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Tampa, FL:

seasonality of hotel rates in Tampa

Tampa, FL: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Tampa, FL. Browse these illustrations to determine the cheapest time period to book in Tampa for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Tampa, FL

4 Star Average Prices: $157.90

Stay at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa for a hotel that combines a superb urban location with the energy and entertainment of a four-star resort and casino. Its superbly situated in the business district, close to the Florida State Fairgrounds, Eureka Springs Regional Park, with many popular shopping venues. You may not wish to leave the property at all, however, once you settle into the Hard Rock's pillow top beds or hit a lucky streak at the slot machines. There's also a full-service spa on site, where you can indulge in a relaxing massage or body treatment, as well as a nightclub and pool. The poolside bar and attentive pool service will make you feel like a million bucks, even if you don't win at the blackjack table. Wedding services also make the Seminole Hard Rock a great locale for a wedding or honeymoon.

The four-star Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel offers another luxurious option for those seeking a quiet, comfortable escape. Indoors, guests will enjoy comfortable accommodation that includes internet access, LCD television, and spa tub. Outside the room, the outdoor pool, fitness center, and hotel restaurant offer entertainment and dining on-site for further convenience. The Plaza Hotel's concierge can help you coordinate an evening out in Tampa, with car services to transport you there.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Tampa

Affordable Hotel Options in Tampa, FL

3 Star Average Prices: $111.09

Families and couples will love charming and affordable Tahitian Inn in Tampa. The hotel was built in the 1950s, and some aspects of the era show in the intimate poolside tiki bar and in the throwback tropical cocktails you can order here. Of course, the facility is lovingly updated with beautiful furniture in each room and upgraded with pleasant touches like separate baths and showers. You can take breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the gracious shaded portico, which overlooks a cascading waterfall on the property, while palm fans stir the breeze overhead. It's a place designed for relaxation, from the sauna to the spa. Spend an evening in, swimming in the pool and cooking out on the Tahitian Inn's barbecue grill. It's a heavenly way to relax and save money in your own affordable resort paradise.

Price-conscious travelers might also consider Ramada Tampa Airport Westshore, which is close to Westshore Mall, Raymond James Stadium, and, of course, its namesake airport. The renovated hotel's rooms incorporate refrigerators for stashing midnight snacks and morning meals, a nice cost-saving measure for families. For such an affordable hotel, the Ramada delivers much more than the standard amenities, including an outdoor pool, fitness center, and concierge services. The on-site restaurant and bar also come as a welcome surprise. If you plan to catch a cruise from Tampa, the Ramada makes a very convenient choice. The hotel's cruise terminal shuttle can get you to the embarkation point for a nominal surcharge.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Tampa

2 Star Average Prices: $64.82

2 Star Hotel Prices in Tampa

Tampa: Real Discounts

There are many discounts that you can secure for a hotel stay in Tampa. If you're a senior, you qualify for a special discount at the luxurious Tampa Airport Marriott. This convenient four-star hotel is directly adjacent to Tampa International Airport, making it the ideal choice for frequent flyers and business travelers.

The Tampa Airport Marriott is also the perfect venue for hosting a convention or exhibition, as its huge, newly renovated ballroom can host up to 6,000 people. Be sure to inquire about discounted group rates to lock in extra savings. Stay in luxury in one of four suites or 296 guest rooms. Take in the skyline view from The View at Ck's, a revolving rooftop restaurant which serves up fresh American cuisine and an ever-evolving view. Other dining options offer further convenience, like the casual fare at Café Elise. Relax after a day of meetings in the heated outdoor swimming pool, or hit the fitness center to tone up while you're on the road.

Best Value Options in Tampa, FL

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay is the place to stay if you want to stay in central Tampa near all of its area attractions, such as Rocky Point Golf Course, Raymond James Stadium, Cypress Point Park, and International Plaza. It's the ideal launching ground for an action-packed stay in Tampa, and it's also a great value. The Grand Hyatt's comfortable rooms feature many upscale amenities, including iPod docking stations and minibars, along with expected conveniences like wireless internet and cable programming. The deluxe facility also features a health club, outdoor pool, and spa tub. Three restaurant options and a shop/café make dining decisions quite easy, or you can feast in the comfort of your room courtesy of room service. The on-site bar is another favorite hotspot on the property for its cool and refreshing cocktails. The Hyatt makes an exceptional site for a wedding, too, with over 400 rooms to host guests. The hotel staff also offers wedding services to help plan and execute a flawless wedding celebration.

If home is where your heart is, look into Sailport Waterfront Suites. A free round-trip airport shuttle will pick you up and drop you off to a cozy room- your new home away from home. Cook breakfast in the room on your own refrigerator and stove top. Private balconies are a nice touch as well, and make the perfect spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee before hitting the hotel's private beach. If you prefer a pool, you'll find that here, as well. It's a convenient place for many reasons, some of which include an on-site restaurant, lounge, poolside bar, and convenience store. If you need to check in for a flight or catch up on email, head to the 24-hour Sailport Waterfront Suites business center.

Tampa, FL: Best of the Beach and the City

Tampa, Florida is one of America's best-kept secrets for vacations. It's not simply a beachy tourist town. Tampa is a flourishing and vibrant city, where a diverse population lives and works every day. There's a Latin flavor to the town, which you can experience on the dance floor in the city's Latin Quarter, called Ybor City. Salsa dancing is a regular pastime, and the city also boasts a renowned flamenco dancing floor show at Columbia Restaurant. It's a can't-miss Tampa experience. Of course, that Latin spice also extends to the delicious cuisine you'll find here, a unique fusion of German, Jewish, Greek, and Cuban flavors brought by Tampa's immigrants who worked in this former cigar district.

One of the favorite activities for locals and tourists alike is to hit the town after dark. When the sun goes down, the street performers come out to play. You can take it all in from your vantage point on the 2.2-mile fixed rail streetcar which navigates through Ybor City, making it easy to connect to downtown and the Channel District. Be sure to check out the open gallery tour and the opportunity to see world-class art right in Tampa Bay.

Verified reviews of the city of Tampa

Below are reviews of the city of Tampa, FL from an actual visitor's perspective.

Score 5.0 / 5

Awesome weather & nice people

, from 29-Apr-2016
Score 5.0 / 5


, from 16-Apr-2016
Score 4.0 / 5

Uber was awesome we were at conventionWent to Peabodies for super bowl food was great very fun service was great

, from 08-Feb-2016
"Nice City"
Score 4.0 / 5

There are plenty of activities to do in the area. Busch Gardens is fun for all ages, great city to explore. Definitely worth a visit.

, from 29-Dec-2015
"Fun Trip"
Score 4.0 / 5

Highly recommend going to Bush Gardens in Tampa, lots of fun activities for anyone to do.

, from 24-Dec-2015
"Looking Forward to Another Trip"
Score 4.0 / 5

The shopping center and stadium were great.

, from 15-Dec-2015
"Great City"
Score 4.0 / 5

Really enjoyed the mall and the Publix deli was great. The stadium for the ball game was great.

, from 15-Dec-2015
"West Florida"
Score 4.0 / 5

We enjoyed visiting Tampa but don't miss the traffic. Personally, it's too huge and too busy of a city to live in.

, from 29-Oct-2015
"Meetings in Tampa Bay"
Score 5.0 / 5

In Tampa Bay, any excuse to celebrate will do and locals break out the fireworks, parade floats, food vendors and live entertainment nearly every month for the area's fantastic line up of festivals and events. While the cool and breezy days of spring draw the largest concentration of festivals, Tampa Bay plays host to a myriad of events from professional and amateur sporting events to world class dance, theater, concerts and shows year round. Tampa Bay's festivals and events showcase the best in entertainment, food, drinks, music, arts and culture, film and fashion. Treasure awaits in Tampa Bay! Once the world's Cigar Capital, Tampa Bay is a vibrant region that takes pride in its rich, cultural heritage. Visitors can experience delicious culinary cuisine, serene river excursions, thrilling attractions and exceptional shopping. Explore by land, air or sea – share your treasures, discover new ones and together we will unlock something new. Enthusiastic Tampa Bay Lightning (hockey) and Storm (arena football) fans and hip concertgoers dig in to inspired fare at the Amalie Arena. With a revolving menu that draws inspiration from the main event inside the forum – after all, Beliebers will certainly have a different palate than hockey buffs – The Firestick Grill completely changes the perception of “arena food.” Whatever the score of the game, Holy Hog BBQ wins every time with Texas style smoked brisket and pulled pork sandwich combos loaded with jalapeno macaroni and cheese and corn fritters drizzled with maple syrup and powdered sugar y'all.

, from 29-Jun-2015
"Great Group Trip"
Score 4.0 / 5

Girl Scouts visited Busch Gardens and Adventure Land and both parks were excellent.

, from 15-Jun-2015
"Fun and Entertaining"
Score 5.0 / 5

Visited the MOSI museum and USF. Both were great.

, from 12-Jun-2015
"Great, Energetic City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Tampa has a great energy, especially with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the playoffs and Tampa Bay Rays leading their conference. Nice malls, parks, beach and good roads, highways, etc.

, from 02-Jun-2015
"A Beautiful Sight"
Score 4.0 / 5

We had a wonderful sight of the sun going down and attended service by Clearwater Beach.

, from 03-May-2015
"Our Cruise Departure"
Score 5.0 / 5

Went to the port of Tampa for a cruise, but didn't really get to go out and explore the city. Would like to return and tour Tampa.

, from 20-Apr-2015
"Great Weather, People, and Attractions"
Score 4.0 / 5

Tampa is a nice and affordable place to live in.

, from 15-Apr-2015
"Enchanting Place To Be"
Score 4.0 / 5

Liked how diverse and cultural the community of Tampa is.

, from 17-Mar-2015
"Clean and Friendly"
Score 5.0 / 5

The city is clean, lots of activities, amazing beaches, and friendly locals. We will visit again.

, from 11-Jun-2014
Score 5.0 / 5

It was a very beautiful city with friendly people and lots of attractions!

, from 10-Jun-2014
"Lettuce Lake Park"
Score 4.0 / 5

Lettuce Lake Park is beautiful natural place to go and view the river and many Florida birds and wildlife.

, from 07-Apr-2014
"South Tampa"
Score 5.0 / 5

South Tampa is a beautiful area with all the different waterfronts and awesome Riverwalk.

, from 17-Mar-2014
"Very good"
Score 4.0 / 5

We visited Lowery Zoo, and downtown park. Very good. Also recommend Columbia restaurant. The next day we saw the Salvador Dali museum. Very good.

, from 02-Jan-2014
"Great for me!"
Score 4.0 / 5

It was great since I live in a small town where not too much happens.

, from 06-Nov-2013
"Beautiful weather"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great! Beautiful weather.

, from 29-Oct-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Tampa, FL shown above is 4.4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews
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