World-Class Tampa Hotels Feature Historic Charms and Innovative Concepts

With the emergence of the Tampa Bay area as a financial and technological leader in the region, not to mention a prime tourist destination, new hotels have sprouted up dedicated to both business and leisure travelers. To help you make the perfect choice for your stay, 10 Best has put together a list of the 10 best hotels in Tampa.

Many of the best hotels are located downtown, close to many of the city's most popular attractions and convenient for business travelers. One of the newest and most luxurious options is Le Meridien Tampa located in the renovated federal courthouse. A massive stone staircase leads guests past impressive columns into a comfortable and contemporary oasis. A perk of this hotel is the opportunity to visit the nearby Tampa Museum of Art for free.

Another popular location is Rocky Point Island that features hotel options on the shores of beautiful Tampa Bay. Nearby is recently renovated Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay that boasts 35 acres of pristine grounds and amazing water and city views. Another draw is the two award-winning restaurants; Armani's featuring northern Italian cuisine and Oystercatcher's with the freshest seafood in town.

Whether you're interested in experiencing local history or wish to experience the latest in modern design, Tampa has hotel options perfect for your stay.



With urban decor and cutting edge design, Aloft Tampa is a boutique downtown hotel that caters to the young and hip. With large airy social spaces including a lounge, bar and 'back yard' with a pool and fire pit, this hotel was made for...  Read More



The Floridan Palace Hotel has been located in downtown Tampa since 1927. Recently and meticulously renovated, this jewel of a hotel has been restored to its Jazz Age grandeur. The exquisitely restored plaster and woodwork brought to life by the...  Read More



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



Tampa's Saddlebrook Resort is a luxurious getaway for those who like to spend time outdoors. It boasts two Arnold Palmer-designed golf courses, 45 tennis courts in all of the major surfaces, and three heated pools, including the massive 500,000...  Read More

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
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Ready to party like rock star royalty? Check in to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa. Guests are greeted upon entry with a 50 foot guitar and a sample of items from the Hard Rock's extensive rock memorabilia collection. The rooms are...  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



The Hilton Tampa Downtown provides luxury accommodations in the heart of the city. Perfect for both business and leisure travelers, this recently renovated hotel features up-to-date technology, elegant accommodations, state-of-the-art exercise...  Read More



Located on the shores of old Tampa Bay, the Grand Hyatt rises splendid and sophisticated from its scenic surroundings. Conveniently located near the airport, this hotel provides luxurious accommodations for both the business and leisure...  Read More



The Epicurean is an upscale boutique hotel located in Tampa's trendy SoHo neighborhood. Infused with a culinary theme, this hotel is a mecca for foodies, where you can indulge your senses with exceptional cuisine and carefully curated wines in...  Read More



Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Tampa, Le Meridien is one of the most unique luxury hotels in the country. Once a federal courthouse, this impressive 1905 beaux arts building is fronted with soaring columns and a grand staircase...  Read More


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Skye is a freelance writer that adopted Tampa as her hometown over a decade ago and never looked back. As a native of Canada, Skye has happily embraced the no snow climate, and in her spare time...  More About Skye