Family-Friendly Hotels in Tampa: Convenient for You, Fun for the Kids

Tampa is a wonderful family destination with it's year-round sunshine, close proximity to the beach, and exciting attractions and activities. Luckily, there are plenty of conveniently located, family-friendly hotels that will make your entire crew happy. To help you find the perfect hotel, 10 Best  has compiled a list of ten best options to choose from.

If you're looking to spend time with your kids or relatives without sacrificing privacy with your spouse, try one of the city's suite hotels. Embassy Suites Downtown is an all-suite hotel located in the heart of everything, close to area attractions such as the Tampa Riverwalk, Florida Aquarium, and the Glazier Children's Museum.

If your family loves sports and the outdoors, there are great area options for you as well. The Saddlebrook Resort offers luxurious family accommodations and a full range of activities including tennis, golf, and swimming. Perhaps best of all, they have a wonderful program called S'Kids Club where your kids can enjoy planned activities while mom and dad enjoy a quiet game of golf, or perhaps a romantic couples massage.

Rocky Point


The Bay Harbor Hotel is located on Rocky Point Island, convenient to both downtown Tampa and the airport. The 260 spacious guest rooms feature views of either the city skyline or the waters of Tampa Bay. Hotel amenities include a pool and...  Read More



Wingate by Wyndham Tampa is located directly across the street from University of South Florida and less than a mile away from Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. Other nearby attractions include the popular Museum of Science and Industry...  Read More



The Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport - Westshore is conveniently situated in the heart of the Westshore Business District, just two miles from Tampa International Airport. The central location is only minutes away from outdoor activities...  Read More



The Residence Inn Tampa Downtown is located in the middle of downtown Tampa and offers pedestrian access to many downtown attractions. Complimentary shuttle service is also offered for destinations within a 2 mile radius of the hotel. The 109...  Read More

Sailport Waterfront Suites
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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



The new Holiday Inn Express & Suites is adjacent to Busch Gardens/Adventure Island and is the closest hotel to the University of South Florida and Florida Hospital. While staying at this tropically landscaped Tampa hotel, you can enjoy the...  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



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 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



Emerald Greens Golf and Country Club features condo vacation rentals just a short drive from most Tampa attractions. On-site there are tons of outdoor activities to keep the kids and adults busy including a private 27-hole championship golf...  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