The Best Hotels in Tampa, Florida: An Expert's Guide

Explore this expert guide to find out about some of the best hotels in Tampa - from luxurious 5 star experiences to affordable options.

The Best Hotels in Tampa, Florida: An Expert's Guide

Tampa, Florida is a vibrant city with plenty of attractions and activities to explore. From the Amalie Arena to the Riverwalk, there is something for everyone. But when it comes to finding the perfect place to stay, it can be difficult to know where to start. That's why we've put together this guide to the best hotels in Tampa, Florida.

Whether you're looking for a luxurious 5-star experience or an affordable option, this guide has you covered. The recently opened JW Marriott Tampa Water Street has been the talk of the town ever since it was announced that the city would have its first 5-star hotel. This luxury accommodation is situated in the Water Street neighborhood and offers a range of amenities, such as several restaurants, resort-style pools on the sixth floor, a spa and a 24-hour gym. The hotel's location puts it very close to many of the city's attractions, such as the Amalie Arena. In front of the hotel, the Riverwalk provides easy access to several key areas of the city, such as Sparkman Wharf, just a 10-minute walk away. Another beachfront hotel complex, the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, is located on a 35-acre nature reserve.

Guests looking for a resort experience will love its two swimming pools and artificial beach with loungers overlooking the ocean. It also has three restaurants to choose from, along with pool service. Other amenities include a 24-hour gym with high-tech equipment, two tennis courts, ping-pong tables, and even a fire pit. The Grand Hyatt caters to a mix of business and leisure travelers in its 442 rooms and private houses, which are located in a group surrounded by mangroves. The luxurious property has modern decor with neutral tones in the rooms, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and coffee makers. A favorite of business travelers, the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel is close to Raymond James Stadium and the airport.

It has modern and comfortable rooms with 42-inch smart TVs, iPod docks, and marble bathrooms. It also has a club floor with access to the living room. Beyond the rooms, you'll find an excellent Italian restaurant, Pelagia Trattoria, an outdoor pool, and a business center with about 15 event rooms. The 130 rooms are comfortable, with modern furniture and amenities such as flat-screen TVs. The property also houses the French restaurant Bibou Brasserie, which serves fresh seafood dishes.

There is also an outdoor pool and a 24-hour gym. It's a good choice for families, couples or business travelers. Enjoy stunning views of old Tampa Bay from many of the 244 rooms and suites at the recently renovated Westin Tampa Waterside. The rooms also feature the brand's super comfortable Heavenly Beds beds, floor-to-ceiling windows and contemporary decor. The bathrooms have separate showers and tubs, and you can book one of the WestinWORKOUT rooms if you need an in-room spinning bike or treadmill, adjustable dumbbells, and a few other extras to keep you in shape. The heated outdoor pool with cages and loungers is a popular service.

There is also a 24-hour gym on site and free parking. Just two blocks from the Tampa Convention Center and a 10-minute walk from downtown, The Westin Tampa Waterside is right on the water and is a popular choice for business travelers. This area is also home to a variety of dining options and hotels and resorts in multiple price ranges. Head to the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel when looking for great hotels in downtown Tampa for an unforgettable getaway exploring a variety of attractions. Surrounded by Tampa Bay on three sides, the hotel even has its own private beach with jet ski rentals. If you're looking for affordable hotels in Tampa, there are plenty of options available too that will help you maximize your expenses while still enjoying top-notch services and facilities.

One such option is Aloft Tampa Downtown. Built in 1986, Four Points by Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore is another 3-star all-suite hotel that's perfect for those traveling with someone with special needs. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa opened in 2004 and is an award-winning facility that houses one of the largest casinos in the U. S. UU.

The casino has plenty of glitz but its hotel corridors and rooms are quiet and relaxing with generous proportions and comfortable contemporary furniture.

Le Meridien Tampa

is one of the best hotels in the city. While it's not an oceanfront resort it offers a resort-like experience in the heart of the city. The Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay was completed in 1986 and is a 14-story 4-star hotel with 444 rooms including spectacular suites with mesmerizing views. Surrounded by running trails next to the water spacious outdoor cafes dog parks and more dual branded Aloft & Element Hotel is ideal if you want to stay in an easily accessible hotel that's just 8 minutes drive from Tampa International Airport & 10 minutes drive from downtown Tampa. End your day with happy hour at Driftlight Lounge located in hotel's impressive four story lobby.

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