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 plenty of great hotels located 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 depending on your interests. Choose the Renaissance Tampa located convenient to the airport and next to the best shopping in town, or seek relaxation and beautiful views of Tampa Bay at Safety Harbor Resort & Spa



The recently renovated Barrymore Hotel at Tampa Riverwalk (formerly Howard Johnson) is conveniently located across from the Straz Center for Performing Arts. Guests are close to other downtown attractions such as the Tampa Museum of Art and the...  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



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 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

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Sailport Waterfront Suites is located on Rocky Point Island with each suite featuring stunning waterfront views and private balconies. Recently renovated guest rooms feature full size kitchens, flat screen TVs and free Wi-Fi throughout. Perfect...  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



Safety Harbor Resort and Spa is located on the banks of Old Tampa Bay and anchors the quaint and charming downtown area of Safety Harbor. This resort is all about having fun and living healthy, with a 50,000 square foot fitness center and spa...  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



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


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