10 Best Hassle-Free Snooze and Cruise Hotels in Tampa



If you’ve booked a cruise out of the Port of Tampa, take advantage of the opportunity to spend a couple extra days exploring all the Tampa region has to offer. Even if you don’t have time to tack on extra days, chances are you will need somewhere to stay for at least one night. Thankfully, there are lots of hotels located right nearby.

To help you decide on your best option, 10 Best has put together a list of the top ten hotels to choose from. These hotels represent a variety of budgets and were chosen for their prime locations, top-notch rooms and amenities, and special offers or discounts for people heading out or returning from a cruise.

All of these hotels offer convenient access to the Port of Tampa as well as to popular attractions, shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife options. You can take your pick. Choose Chase Suite Hotel on Rocky Point Island for its views of Tampa Bay, or the Renaissance Tampa located next to the best shopping in town. The Hilton Garden Inn Ybor is nestled in the historic district close to great dining and nightlife as well as some of Tampa’s favorite historic attractions.


Built in 2006, the Renaissance Tampa is located at International Plaza and Bay Street, very close to Tampa International Airport. Featuring over 200 upscale stores including Nordstrom's and Neiman Marcus, International Plaza is a shopper's...  Read More


The Courtyard Tampa is located right in the heart of downtown, close to cultural attractions, the Tampa Convention Center, and the Port of Tampa. Getting around is easy with the complementary shuttle that will take you anywhere within a two mile...  Read More


The Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk is conveniently located downtown on the riverfront. The hotel is adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center, and close to the Port of Tampa, cultural and historic attractions, and the beautiful downtown Riverwalk, for...  Read More


The Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore hotel is located in the heart of the Westshore business district, close to the airport and convenient to downtown. Take advantage of their free shuttle service for destinations within a three mile radius. Recently...  Read More


The Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Westshore is located across from the airport and close to great shopping and dining at International Plaza. Complimentary airport transfers are provided. This fresh and modern hotel features all the amenities...  Read More


Tampa's Chase Suite Hotel is located on Rocky Point Island, convenient to the airport and downtown, but away from the hustle and bustle. A quite place where you can enjoy the peaceful shores of Tampa Bay amid lush tropical landscaping. Amenities...  Read More


Located in the Ybor City historic district, the Hilton Garden Inn is located close to the area's shopping, dining, and historic attractions, but is a couple of blocks away from the neighborhood's busy main street providing a little quiet and...  Read More


This Hampton Inn is located in the Ybor City historic area of Tampa, close to historic and cultural attractions, eclectic shopping options, and great dining and nightlife. Perfect for both business and leisure travelers, there is a full range of...  Read More




The Embassy Suites Tampa Convention Center is in the middle of the downtown entertainment district. For visitors to Tampa's Convention Center, the hotel is conveniently connected via pedestrian walkway and guests are also only a short walk away...  Read More


Located on the waterfront in downtown Tampa, the Marriott Waterside's most unique feature is their 32 slip full-service marina. At 27 floors, this is the largest hotel in the area and also one of the most opulent. The comfortable, modern...  Read More


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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

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