Tampa Bay Beach Hotels are Steps from Sun, Sea and Sand

One of the many attractions of the Tampa Bay region are the white sandy beaches and warm, calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. For visitors seeking beachfront accommodations, there are many options to choose from small family-owned motels to large modern resorts. To help you find the perfect beachfront option for you, 10 Best has put together a list of the top options to choose from.

For the more affluent travelers, there are plenty of luxurious options on this list, including the Don CeSar. The "Pink Palace" is a beautiful and historic hotel in St. Pete Beach that features first-class accommodations, services and amenities.

For the travelers who don't mind mixing a little partying with their beach relaxation, there's the trendy Postcard Inn. This intimate, boutique motel started life in the 50s and continues to reinvent itself, remaining very popular with locals and visitors alike.

Budget travelers needn't worry about finding reasonably-priced options that provide great value for money. The Bon Aire Resort Motel offers beachfront accommodations with a 50s feel. This quiet, family-oriented motel is well known for its repeat customers.

The Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach is a traditional 50's-60's beach hotel that has been renovated into a chic boutique resort teeming with parties and beautiful people. No two rooms are alike and all have been expertly designed to maximize both...  Read More

Some travelers are down for experiencing kitschy, old-Florida establishments. If you want your hotel to be a little more than just a place to sleep, the Thunderbird might be right down your alley. It's a 50's-60's beach hotel that has been...  Read More

TradeWinds Island Grand
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The TradeWinds is known for many things around town. One is its sheer size, including its own private river where guests can take a paddleboat around the property. Second is the five heated pools, including an adults-only and one built...  Read More

Shephards Beach Resort
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With direct access to the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, Shephard's Beach Resort is the perfect beach getaway for those looking to soak in the sun all day and party all night. The resort features luxury rooms with modern amenities, a...  Read More

Sandpearl Resort
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The Sandpearl Resort, located on the white sands of Clearwater Beach, is a large, luxury resort featuring all the first-class amenities a visitor could ask for. Inside, the resort features classic, modern decor and comfortable accommodations...  Read More

You don't get much more beachfront than the Doubletree in North Redington Beach. Half of the rooms look out into the Gulf and the hotel itself is only steps from the sand. As it's a Doubletree, the accommodations try to strike a balance between...  Read More

Sheraton Sand Key Resort
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The Sheraton is all about the water. Located on Sand Key, just south of Clearwater, the resort offers access to both the white sand beach and the Intracoastal Waterway where visitors can take advantage of unique boating opportunities. Their...  Read More

Outside the city

The Bon-Aire Resort Motel is a budget-friendly charmer featuring Florida 50's-style character. Known for warm hospitality, this motel has been making guests a part of the family for nearly 60 years. Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico the...  Read More

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
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The newest entry in the Tampa Bay resort market dominates the Clearwater Beach skyline with its beautiful 250-suite building located directly on the pristine white sand beach. Laze in your beachside cabana with beverage service or head to the...  Read More

The Don CeSar
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"The Pink Castle", as its creator called it, has been a St. Pete Beach landmark for nearly a century. Now managed by Loews Hotels, it has hosted every American president since Gerald Ford, with the exception of Ronald Reagan. Obviously people...  Read More


Meet Skye Rodgers

Skye has lived in Tampa for over 16 years and spends much of her time exploring the region and discovering its hidden treasures. As a native of Canada, Skye has happily embraced the no cold, no...  More About Skye