Best Hotels near Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

Tampa hotels from upscale to budget-friendly near Raymond James Stadium

Whether you're in town for an NFL football game, a monster truck rally, or a rock concert, there are plenty of hotel options near Tampa's Raymond James Stadium. The Stadium is centrally located in Tampa, close to the airport, Tampa Bay, downtown attractions and the historic district, so visitors can take their pick of the best hotels in town. Listed here are ten of the best options to choose from based on their distance from the Stadium, cost, and amenities.

There are a lot of great hotel options located close by that service airport traffic, and many of these hotels offer free shuttles to the airport and other locations within a three-mile radius. The Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore is one such option that is reasonably priced and has all the amenities. 

If you wish to take in other area attractions during your visit to Tampa, there are many wonderful hotels within a 15-minute drive of Raymond James Stadium. Depending on your taste and budget, choose from options on the Bay, in the historic district or in the heart of downtown. One luxurious option featuring world-class amenities, fine dining and panoramic views of the Bay is the Grand Hyatt located just a 10-minute drive from the Stadium.


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 fitness center. The hotel's beautiful waterfront location offers access to the Bay with a sandy beach area and pier featuring onsite watersport equipment and boat rentals to take full advantage. There is also a full-service restaurant and bar called The Beach that offers tons of outdoor seating, a Tiki bar, beach volleyball and fire pits.

Recommended for Hotels near Raymond James Stadium because: The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas is located on the warm waters of Tampa Bay, just a 10-minute drive from Raymond James Stadium.

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Featuring spacious rooms, luxury bedding, complimentary WiFi, workstations, and private balconies, the Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Westshore is a hassle-free hotel option. Its central location places you in the middle of everything, close to the airport, Raymond James, downtown and the business district. Featuring an on-site restaurant called The Bistro, you can start your day with a delicious breakfast or relax after a long day over dinner and cocktails. Parking is free and there is a complimentary airport shuttle as well. The hotel also offers an on-site fitness center and outdoor pool.

Recommended for Hotels near Raymond James Stadium because: The Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Westshore is a centrally located hotel just down the street from Tampa's Raymond James Stadium.

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This Hampton Inn is located in Tampa's historic district, Ybor City, close to historic and cultural attractions, eclectic shopping options, and great dining and nightlife. Perfect for business and leisure travelers, there is a full range of business services as well as cribs and high chairs available for families. In addition, each clean and comfortable room features a fridge and microwave. While there is a charge for parking, the hotel offers free hot breakfasts, high-speed internet access in every room, and shuttles anywhere within a 3-mile radius (including downtown). There is also a nice outdoor pool area and access to a fitness room.

Recommended for Hotels near Raymond James Stadium because: Enjoy the culture and nightlife of Tampa's historic district by staying at the Hampton Inn, just a 15-minute drive from Raymond James Stadium.

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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 including a large outdoor pool area and well-equipped fitness room. You can grab breakfast, lunch or dinner at their on-site restaurant, Coast. Business travelers will appreciate the 24-hour business center and complimentary printing service. The stylish and contemporary guest rooms are fully decked out with all the conveniences including a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker among others. There is also free wireless Internet service.

Recommended for Hotels near Raymond James Stadium because: The Hilton Garden Inn keeps guests coming back by providing amazing service and is located just two miles from Raymond James Stadium.

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The Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore is located in the Westshore business district, convenient to downtown and the airport. This hotel is also walking distance to fabulous shops and restaurants. Major sports venues nearby include Raymond James Stadium and George M. Steinbrenner Field less than two miles away and there is a complimentary shuttle service to locations within a three-mile radius. Property amenities include an outdoor pool, tennis court, and fitness center. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with all the extras including Serenity beds, flat-screen TVs, and MP3 players. The hotel also features an on-site restaurant and lounge.

Recommended for Hotels near Raymond James Stadium because: Centrally located and close to Raymond James Stadium, the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore offers comfortable accommodation and free shuttle service.

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The Residence Inn Tampa Westshore/Airport is located close to upscale shopping, fine dining, the business district, and Raymond James Stadium. A good option if you are planning a longer stay in Tampa as per night prices are lower for longer stays. The hotel is modern and recently renovated with studio, one and two-bedroom suites that come fully equipped with kitchens, work stations, free Internet and flat-panel TVs. Each morning there is a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. This property also features an outdoor pool, spa, fitness center and outdoor sports court.

Recommended for Hotels near Raymond James Stadium because: The Residence Inn Tampa Westshore/Airport is a popular extended-stay hotel just a 5-minute drive from Raymond James Stadium.

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The recently renovated Barrymore Hotel at Tampa Riverwalk 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 Glazer Children's Museum. The hotel runs a complimentary shuttle to and from various local attractions and has a fee-based shuttle for airport travelers. The 312 guest rooms offer modern amenities and some offer scenic views of downtown and river. Non-smoking rooms are available. The hotel has its own restaurant on-site, Waterworks Bar & Grill, and serves a morning breakfast buffet. Fitness amenities include a swimming pool and workout space. In keeping with its visual and performing arts focus, the hotel features its own art gallery. Parking is available onsite for a fee.

Recommended for Hotels near Raymond James Stadium because: This budget-friendly hotel is located along Tampa's famous River Walk, just a 10-minute drive from Raymond James Stadium.

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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 entry. Inside, the national landmark was carefully renovated to create a comfortable and contemporary ambiance while preserving key historic details. Named by Conde Nast as one of the world's best new hotels in 2014, Le Meridien features 130 beautiful guest rooms outfitted with state-of-the-art technology in what was once Judges Chambers. There is also an outdoor pool, exercise facility, Bizou Brasserie French bistro and Longitude Bar.

Recommended for Hotels near Raymond James Stadium because: Le Meridien is a luxury 4-star hotel offering easy access to Raymond James Stadium while staying the heart of downtown.

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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 traveler. The views are unrivaled, whether enjoyed in your room, or while soaking up the sun on the gorgeous outdoor pool deck. In addition to stylish and comfortable rooms, beautiful grounds, great views, and spectacular amenities, the Grand Hyatt is also known for its two well-known and popular restaurants. Armani's specializes in northern Italian cuisine and features one of the most inventive menus in town. Also on-site is Oystercatchers, one of the area's best seafood restaurants.

Recommended for Hotels near Raymond James Stadium because: Stay in comfort on the shores of Tampa Bay at the Grand Hyatt, only a 10-minute drive from Raymond James Stadium.

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The Renaissance Tampa is located in the Westshore district, very close to Tampa International Airport. Beautifully redecorated, the rooms are ultra-comfortable and feature marble baths. After a good night's sleep, be prepared to shop at Tampa's premier shopping mall, International Plaza, featuring over 200 upscale stores including Nordstrom's and Neiman Marcus. International Plaza is also the location of Bay Street, featuring some of Tampa's best dining and nightlife. On-site, Gabriella's Bistro features wonderfully prepared Mediterranean tapas and craft cocktails for lunch and dinner. Other hotel amenities include a large resort-like pool area and fully-equipped fitness center. Parking is free.

Recommended for Hotels near Raymond James Stadium because: The Renaissance Tampa hotel is located at the upscale International Plaza Mall and Bay Street, just 1.5 miles from Raymond James Stadium.

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