Best Hotels in Downtown Tampa, Tampa

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Downtown Tampa based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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    Le Méridien Tampa
    Tampa, FL
    1.5 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Housed in a former federal courthouse, Le Méridien Tampa certainly sets itself apart from the other hotels vying for travelers' attention. Located in downtown Tampa, Florida, about 2 miles southwest of Ybor City, the hotel offers easy access to some of Tampa's top attractions, but past guests said the neighborhood surrounding the hotel could use a bit of a revitalization. Recent visitors were more impressed with the property's interior and loved how the hotel maintained some of the original fixtures and architectural details hallmark to the courthouse, such as the marble columns and signs denoting the judge's chambers. Travelers say the design of the rooms are a little less inspiring but still comfortable; accommodations are outfitted with contemporary furnishings and feature flat-screen TVs, minifridges and Wi-Fi access (for a fee of $9.95 per day). To enjoy more of the hotel's interesting interior, head to the restaurant, Bizou Brasserie, which serves French fare and fresh seafood dishes. According to travelers, the menu here is more creative than most hotel restaurants. And while the property occupies a landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it's not stuck in the past; Le Méridien Tampa boasts a 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor pool. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
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    Tampa Marriott Water Street
    Tampa, FL
    1 mile to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    For contemporary digs in the heart of Tampa, Florida, stay at the Tampa Marriott Water Street. This member of the Marriott family earns rave reviews from visitors thanks to its proximity to Tampa's convention center and its superb channel or bay views. Each of the well-appointed rooms comes outfitted with a coffee maker, a desk, a minifridge and Wi-Fi access, though the latter costs extra for guests without Marriott Bonvoy rewards program memberships. The property's upgraded Stay Well accommodations offer additional perks designed for health-conscious travelers, including air purification systems, mood lighting and memory foam mattresses. However, only some rooms overlook the water. After a restful night's sleep, travelers can break a sweat in the property's 24-hour gym, unwind by the hotel's outdoor pool or catch up on work in the on-site business center. When it's time to eat, guests can dine at one of the hotel's four restaurants, pick up a quick meal from Fresh Bites, savor lighter fare at the Great Room & Patio or recharge at the on-site Starbucks. Garrison Tavern and Anchor and Brine, the property's two main restaurants for dinner, receive mixed feedback from reviewers, but many patrons praise Café Waterside's delectable breakfast buffet.
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    Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center
    Tampa, FL
    1.1 miles to city center
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    In the heart of Tampa, Florida, and connected to the Tampa Convention Center by skybridge, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center certainly lives up to its name. The property is within walking distance of several local attractions, including the Florida Aquarium, Raymond James Stadium and the Amalie Arena. Recent guests rave about the complimentary made-to-order breakfast, as well as the nightly reception with snacks and beverages. If you’re looking to relax, the all-suite accommodations feature two rooms with granite vanities, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Hilton Honors members can earn and redeem points here. When it’s time to leave your room, check out the 24-hour fitness center or the outdoor pool and deck with views of the city. Additional amenities include flexible meeting and event space, coin-operated laundry machines and valet parking (though recent guests note the price tag of parking is high).
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    Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel
    Tampa, FL
    1.5 miles to city center
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel offers guests bright accommodations that come standard with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Select rooms even feature private balconies overlooking the Tampa Riverwalk, which recent guests suggest splurging for. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered daily at Rivers Edge, which serves up American favorites in a casual environment. Other on-site amenities include a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool and free shuttle service to nearby destinations. Valet-only parking and airport transportation are also available for an additional fee. Plus, guests at this Tampa hotel will find themselves within walking distance of the Tampa Riverwalk and close to attractions like the Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and many shops and restaurants. Because this is a Sheraton hotel, members of the Marriott Rewards program can accrue or redeem points by choosing to stay here, as well.
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    Courtyard Tampa Downtown
    Tampa, FL
    1.7 miles to city center
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Nestled just a block from the Straz Center for Performing Arts in downtown Tampa, Florida, the Courtyard Tampa Downtown offers guests standard accommodations that come complete with work desks, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Breakfast and dinner are available every day at The Bistro, and many more dining options can be found within walking or driving distance of the hotel. Other on-site amenities include a small fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool and complimentary shuttle services to select nearby locations. Plus, guests at this Courtyard hotel will find themselves close to attractions like the Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, and International Plaza and Bay Street. Keep in mind that Marriott Rewards members can accrue or redeem points by choosing to stay here.
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    Residence Inn Tampa Downtown
    Tampa, FL
    1.7 miles to city center
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Conveniently located within the downtown area of Tampa, Florida, Residence Inn Tampa Downtown offers guests all-suite accommodations. Each room comes equipped with full kitchens, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Breakfast is included with your stay each morning, as is light dinner fare on select nights. Recent visitors appreciated the other on-site amenities, which include a 24-hour fitness center, a heated outdoor swimming pool, both basketball and tennis courts, a free shuttle to select nearby destinations and grocery shopping services. Plus, travelers who choose to stay at this Marriott property will find themselves within walking distance of the Tampa Riverwalk and many shops and restaurants. There are also attractions like the Straz Center, the Tampa Convention Center and the Ybor City neighborhood, all of which are within driving distance. Keep in mind that because of this hotel’s familial ties, Marriott Rewards members can accrue or redeem points by choosing to stay here.

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