hotels with a view in Palm River-Clair Mel, FL

1. Le Méridien Tampa, The Courthouse (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in Downtown Tampa and a 2-minute walk from the Tampa Theatre, this upscale hotel in a former courthouse is 7 miles from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa.The contemporary rooms feature Wi-Fi (fee) and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, coffeemakers and work desks. Suites add living rooms with sofas.Dining options include a stylish French bistro and bar, and a modern cocktail lounge offering cold meat dishes. There’s also an outdoor pool, a fitness room and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the updated rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to Tampa Theatre and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the architecture
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the modern bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Tiffany F

This hotel is AMAZING!!! If you are staying in downtown Tampa don’t miss out on this gem of a place in a former courthouse Upon arrival the staff was warm, welcoming and so nice Patrick and Kennie those kudos go to you! The valet guys were just as kind

We were taken aback by the beauty and history of this hotel along with all of the decor and details When we walked into our room it was CLEAN, modern, sleek and super comfortable We enjoyed the lovely pool which was perfect on a sunny Florida day Housekeeping came without being asked which was nice to return to a clean and refreshed room Location is great with restaurants nearby and walking distance to the convention center and arena Thank you Le Meridian for making our mini summer vacay one to remember We will be back to stay again once hockey season starts back!

Sebastian Kukla

Cool historic building Here for a company staff meeting and the service and food have been perfect Rooms are small as to bex expected in an old building but only sleeping in it makes it no big deal

Very nice furnishings and no old building smell Great to have an espresso bar available on the second floor Highly recommended for a corporate meeting location

Charles Schor

The Hotel is very centrally located in downtown Tampa The Hotel’s vibe is unique as it is a remodel from a Federal Courthouse Building The strong point of staying at this hotel is the attentive, customer focused staff

Our room had several problems Fortunately, Evelyn, quickly rectified the situation and moved us to another room that provided us a good nights rest Michelle, who works in the restaurant, exceeded our expectations when my wife had a chocolate cake craving and there was none to be found either in the hotel or in nearby establishments She found a slice of chocolate cake for her and left it in a bag for her after work hours! Additionally, if you are looking for a good hotel restaurant meal with a trendy decor, The Bizou Brasserie was great

2. Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa-Brandon (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This contemporary extended-stay hotel is 9.4 miles from downtown Tampand 9.5 miles from The Florida Aquarium.Polished rooms, from studios to 2-bedroom suites, come with fully equipped kitchens, dining tables and free WiFi, plus pull-out sofas and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels.A free hot breakfast is provided daily, as well as complimentary light dinner and drinks (Mon-Thurs). There’s a convenience store and a free grocery shopping service, plus a meeting room, business center and coin laundry. Guests can also use a fitness room, outdoor pool and basketball court.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 14 min drive to the Henry B. Plant Museum
  • Some guests complained about the furniture
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Melissa Bain

Room and hotel were okay Windows had the seals broken and were very dirty We couldn’t even see outside

Pool is on the shady side of the building so if you are looking for a pool side tan, this is not your place One of two elevators was broken down while we were there so had lines for the elevator at times Breakfast was bland and mediocre at best Staff was friendly and helpful Location was fine

3. Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Located just off I-75, this upscale hotel is 2.9 miles from the Florida State Fairgrounds and 9.9 miles from Busch Gardens Tampa.Warm rooms with balconies come with WiFi (fee), flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Club rooms provide access to a lounge with complimentary continental breakfast, all-day snacks and afternoon appetizers. Suites offer microwaves, minifridges, and living areas with pull-out sofas.Parking is free. Other amenities include an American grill and bar, plus regular wine-tasting. There’s also a 24/7 fitness center, tennis courts and an outdoor pool. Other perks include a business center and 30,000 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • 16 min drive to the Museum of Science & Industry
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests disliked the kitchenettes and others complained about the air conditioning
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned casinos 15 times
  • Guests mentioned balconies 45 times
  • Guests liked the nightlife
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

TA 206

Loved our stay… We came to town for a week to celebrate our anniversary The front desk, Pam, was so warm and welcoming We spent a couple of evenings relaxing at the bar for drinks and food

Brandon was the bartender and he is amazing! He is so friendly and fun, we had a great time talking and laughing Our room was cozy and we enjoyed having a balcony This trip it was nice not to be downtown, but we were close enough to the highway to get everywhere We would definitely come back here for our next trip

Nick Terpstra

Pam at the front desk is one of the kindest individuals I have come across in recent memory Just had to put that out there Get that woman a raise! Now, on to the review :)I stayed on the second floor and the end of the hallway with a decent pool view

The room was really nice Comfortable king size bed, mini fridge, massive TV, beautiful desk with CAT5e hook up, which is great since I do work on the roadThe bathroom is roomy and ornateI booked with Priceline, which can be risky, but it worked out greatFYI, for two nights, I paid $285 I’m pleased, good value

Ramon Scarlett

The staff was the nicest staff I’ve encountered at a hotel in awhile Special shout out to the front desk agent Sana! Very nice and professional young lady She were always friendly and asked how my stay was going every time I walked in the door

She also were able to recommend a few good places to grab food which Gabe the shuttle driver would sometimes take me, he also is always kind and very pleasant Overall, great experience

4. Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Brandon (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on a leafy street off Interstate 75, this modern hotel is a 1.5-mile drive from shopping at the Plaza at Brandon Town Center, and a 4.5-mile drive from the Florida State Fairgrounds.Contemporary rooms offer free WiFi and TVs with premium cable channels, plus desks and coffeemakers. Some rooms feature pull-out sofas, while suites add living areas and microwaves.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby, an outdoor courtyard, an American restaurant and a branch of Starbucks. Other amenities include an indoor pool and an exercise room, plus a business center, meeting space and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 12 min drive to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “Bistro” 15 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Marie Davis

Bathroom was dirty with hair all over the floor The toilet had yellow stains as it had not been cleaned A tag from another guests cloths was also on the bathroom floor

The glass shower door in room 228 is off track and loose Very dangerous to shower in Woke up Sunday morning to get a shower before traveling back home and there was no hot water So we could not shower before driving 6 hours back home Cleanliness of our room was poor Will not be back when traveling for work to this location

Ashley Diner

Warning *** I’m having a “Karen” moment! LolSummary- I like this hotel, a lot in fact The service is great, it’s very clean, quite comfortable but, it’s the little things that get meA little back story, my husband and I come to Tampa once a month

We live in Miami and my husband works remotely from home The company he works for, is based here in Tampa and he comes up for his monthly engineering meetings So, we’re here…a lot! LolLike I stated before, I like this hotel The beds are some of the best! The service is really impeccable The grounds are kept nice, they have a gym and an indoor heated pool, so even if it’s a wee bit cold out you can still have some good ole Florida fun!What I don’t like, and it really chaps my hide, 🤣 is the fact that you have to OVER pay for every little tiny thing here For instance, there’s no breakfast Like not even a muffin! There is really bad coffee in the room where they give you 2 sugars and 1 little powdered creamer Some of these little packages have napkins and stir sticks, some don’t Oh, and did I mention it’s really bad…like bad badAnd I know, a lot of people are going to nitpick at the fact that I’m rating them 3 stars because of coffee and breakfast, (I told you I was having a Karen moment) but the fact remains that when I spend $412 for 2 nights at a hotel, with minimal services (because they’ve laid off the majority of their employees so they don’t have to give daily housekeeping room checks, so they can pocket more profit and blame it on the pandemic! Oh yeah, I said it, go watch Adam ruins everything about Covid and Hotels!) I do expect a muffin or at least a dang cup of coffee to be freeThe odd part is, we’ve stayed at this hotel enough that when my husband and I went to Tulsa, OK for our kiddos wedding, I made sure to look for a Marriott Courtyard for us to stay in We encountered the same service, comfort and amenities but, they served a rather large and nice breakfast with coffees, juices, milks etcBut after this, after being charged $203 for a small cup of coffee, I think my husband and will be staying at the Hyatt up the road We were staying there for a while when we were making these trips and I decided, “why not shake it up and stay at the Marriott…”I think we’ll be going back Not for nothing but, they have an enormous breakfast and coffee bar! 😉

Tamira Sallee

Check in was horrible staff was rude Room was dirty dust every where and black mold on the pictrue in the bathroom A room that sleeps 4 but they did not provide any pillows for the pull out sofa and front desk said they were out

Only one working elevator that’s really did not work it would randomly pick floors to stop on and doors would not open all the way Very much not worth $175 a night

5. Home2 Suites by Hilton Brandon Tampa (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set less than a mile from Interstate 75, this relaxed all-suite hotel is 6 miles from the Cracker Country museum, and 2 miles from Hillsborough County Parks.The colorful studios offer flat-screen TVs, sitting areas, and dining areas, as well as desks and kitchens. Laid-back suites add living rooms. Wi-Fi is complimentary.Breakfast and parking are free. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a gym, and laundry facilities, as well as a patio with BBQ grills.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have minibars
  • 12 min drive to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 12 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

GregO Dimagio

I stayed here for a few nights for work and from start to end was a pleasant experience for me The check in process was pretty quick, the front desk person was friendly and helpful and was knowledgeable about the area they worked in, which is sometimes rare The hotel feels brand new, it’s clean and bright with my room being ideal, clean, comfortable and quiet

Breakfast was as expected I was very impressed with the quality of this hotel, with the price being at a very good value and not all the hustle and bustle of downtown Tampa Look forward to my next stay in a few weeks

Christine Martin

We recently stayed at this property for eight nights with our family of five and a dog Overall, we had a really positive experience! The staff were very pleasant and helpful The hotel itself was clean and well appointed

The room size was large and comfortable for a our family during our stay We also found the hotel very quiet even with lots of guests and dogs staying there The breakfast every morning was also really niceThe only thing I’d say could use a bit of improvement were some of the amenities Because of Covid, the room cleaning doesn’t happen daily We had scheduled it for midway through and they didn’t come, so we had to ask them again and they came the next day We did run out of toilet paper and needed new towels more frequently, but when we asked, they were happy to oblige The cookware in the room was very limited and were missing things like there were only 3 forks and 2 knives The bedding was also less than desirable It seemed like they were using a bedskirt as the main blanket which was odd We had to ask for more bedding for the pull out couch The final thing was that during our stay, one of the two dryers were broken – leaving only one dryer for the whole hotel to use There didn’t seem to be any attempts to get a technician to fix it so there was often time long waits to dry our clothingBut other than those amenities we really did enjoy our time and would absolutely stay there again

Jennifer Patterson

Nice place to stay, comfy beds & pillows, nice location, friendly staff, free breakfast & parking, Major Problem

the carpet was FILTHY & there were several pieces of old food on the floor!! I know this is a budget hotel but went to the manager & told them this is NOT up to Hilton standards! I’ve NEVER seen carpet that dirty in even a cheap hotel! The manager was very apologetic & moved me to another room immediately If there is a Hilton wherever I am travelling to, I usually stay there because anything less than pristine clean is really not for me Hilton has always met & usually exceeds my expectations, but I was disappointed with the cleanliness of the floors in this one

6. Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Brandon (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 75, this modern all-suite hotel is 10 miles from the Florida Aquarium and 12 miles from Busch Gardens.Relaxed suites feature separate living rooms with pull-out sofas, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. All have microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers.Freebies include cooked-to-order breakfast, as well as evening receptions with appetizers and drinks. There’s also a casual restaurant, a heated outdoor pool and a fitness center, plus meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms
  • 14 min drive to the Henry B. Plant Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests praised the casual restaurant and the restaurant service
  • Guests mentioned “waffles” 14 times
  • Guests praised the lobby
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino

Feedback From Real Customers

Dan Brobst

My wife had a procedure in Tampa so we had to stay 3 days The experience was obviously stressful and a bit scary Every single person we encountered at this Embassy made this experience better

The front desk women were beyond helpful and nice The cleaning crew went out of their way to ensure our room was clean and safe before and after the surgery The cook was awesome and the lady in that area offered to fix my wife something special 5 stars and above to this team! Thank you for making a stressful experience better

LaShonda Renea Maxfield

Attended an awards event there Both conference rooms were well decorated and I loved that one had a sitting area Inside there is a really nice restaurant and seating that makes you feel as though you are sitting in a park outside

Catering staff was very friendly and accommodating (there was no vegan food but they made me a plate full of Romain lettuce) Guests raved about the food

7. Gram’s Place Bed and Hostel

About this hotel

Set across a pair of circa-1945 cottages and a reconstructed rail station depot, this quirky, music-themed hostel is across the street from Plymouth Playground, 3 miles from the Florida Aquarium and 8 miles from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.Eclectic dorms offer music memorabilia and artwork, plus bunk beds and shared bathrooms. Private rooms in the main house provide flat-screen TVs, and some have en suite facilities.Freebies include loaner bikes and cook-your-own breakfast. Meals can be prepared in 2 shared kitchens. The hostel also has a sundeck with a hot tub, a bring-your-own bar area, and gardens with courtyards, walkways and waterfalls.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms and praised the kitchenettes
  • 4 min drive to Armature Works
  • 13 min drive to Tampa International Airport
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers


Great place, and great visit – safe, comfortable, and convenient to Tampa at a great price! The owner / manager (Bruce? I’m terrible with names!) was very quick and helpful in getting me checked in I stayed in the Amsterdam dorm with 6 beds There were 3 other guests who were friendly and quiet

The bed was comfortable – I slept like a log! And I had room to hang my gear The kitchen and shower were all nearby – convenient and just right Unique decor, and great experience I’ll be back! Not sure what happened to my first review, so my apologies if this is a repeat

Nicole Caparella

Super cool vibe, lots of cool space to hang out outside, I took a bunch of pics of painted artwork on some of the spaces outside I got the rock n roll room and it was immaculately clean and the bathroom was unexpectedly fancy and the bed I would like to bring with me everywhere lol Mary and (blanking on his name) were excellent hosts making me feel at home

When I stayed, there were some college students from Amsterdam, a really cool couple that jammed out on guitar and it was just a very peaceful vibe! Coming back next time I’m in the area 💯

Paloma Gonçalves

I had a great time here! I stayed for one week and it was amazing Hostel with hippie vibe Every night, Bruce would turn on the hot tub for us There was a live jam in one of the days and it was great

There is also free breakfast included Bruce (the owner) tries to get to know the guests! Very friendlyThe internet speed is pretty good I was working from there without any issues

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8. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Tampa Brandon (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set off I-75, this straightforward hotel is 7 miles from both the Florida State Fairgrounds and the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.Unfussy rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, desks, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas, pull-out sofas and minifridges.Free amenities include hot breakfast and parking. There’s also a fitness room and an outdoor pool, plus a 24/7 business center and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 11 min drive to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Joyce Warter

NOT RECOMMENDED! Front staff were very nice Decent breakfast ZERO parking either of the nights

Had to park on the street a block away Shared parking lot with another hotel Front desk told another guy to park between the handicap spots Used the coffee maker for hot water and sludge came out from the previous user putting coffee grounds in the wrong spot (which meant it hadn’t been cleaned between stays) Elevator was out, we had to carry our luggage up and down three floors Toilet seat wasn’t seated properly so it slipped and clunked every time you sat on it If it hadn’t been so late, we would have checked out and gotten another room Gave them grace the first night, thought parking was a fluke It wasn’t

jim Schultz

Had 8 rooms reserved for a business golf trip Book rooms months in advance because our golf resort 2hrs away was full for the night of arrival into Florida Was on vacation in Florida with family and called hotel 2 weeks prior to cancellation room deadline to cancel room block

Spoke to an associate to cancel the rooms The associate told me that I needed to speak to a manager to cancel the rooms I was placed on hold for 20 min Associate came back and let me know the manager could not speak to me at that current time and to call back Of course with being on vacation and doing family activities, I forgot to call back I realize that is on myself but when I realized I was charged for the room block for no showing, the manager I spoke to said they had no Idea why the associate did not cancel the rooms on the first call There wasn’t a need for a manager to cancel the rooms in the first place, all associates are able to do the room cancellations I am not looking for a full refund, but maybe just something I have requested on 4 different occasions to speak with a manager at the location through Marriott elite services but have never gotten a call back I just feel that if the hotel handled my call correctly right away, we would of had this this situation

Scott Thompson

Marriott Titanium member who travels a lot and 95% of stays are on Marriott properties Nearly never write reviews, but wish I had known this info prior to my last minute booking, without research Staff was fine, but this hotel simply does not meet Marriott standards

It desperately needs updated Dingy, worn out carpets, musky odor, everything outdated and showing its age What was presented as breakfast was sub-standard as wellAfter first night, I moved to another Fairfield (Tampa Wesley Chapel) and was quickly reminded of the dramatic difference, as the other one is modern, clean, spacious, etcI’m sure staff at the Brandon Fairfield are doing their job, with what they have, but the current state of the hotel should not be accepted as a Marriott property and I felt a review should put out there for those preparing for a stay in the area

9. Aloft Tampa Downtown (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 100 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602
  • Phone: (813) 898-8000
  • Ratings: 4.2 (1291 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Aloft Tampa Downtown
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: A contemporary selection offering modern rooms with a casual bar & a 24-hour convenience store.

About this hotel

Overlooking the Hillsborough River, this modern hotel is a 7-minute walk from the Tampa Theatre, and 8 miles from Tampa International Airport.Contemporary rooms come with free Wi-Fi, walk-in showers, and 42-inch flat-screen TVs with plug and play electrical hubs. Some rooms offer river views. Dogs receive beds, treats and toys for a fee.Amenities include a 24-hour convenience store with a coffee bar, plus a casual bar with food. There’s also an outdoor pool on a riverside terrace, a fitness room and meeting space. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Walking distance to The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
  • 13 min drive to Tampa International Airport
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned “Billiard table” 10 times
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Melanie Barest

Check-in went smoothly, nothing else did I arrived in my room, standard Aloft room with a nice view but I noticed that the entire control panel for the safe was hanging by a thread, dangling I needed to lock up a valuable, get ready for a dinner appointment and leave

I called the desk and asked to be moved or to get the safe fixed I was told they’d call me back 30 minutes later I called to see if they could move me, that I had an appointment and needed to leave soon I was told that they were sold out and all the managers were in a meeting They’d call me back 10 minutes later a maintenance worker knocked on my door and had a plunger He thought they said sink, not safe He walked away I called the desk and they said they’d fix it later I couldn’t take my valuables with me, so later wouldn’t work I needed to get changed and freshen up but I didn’t want to be in the middle of that and partially unpacked if they were going to move me I finally got a manger on the line who said she’d move me I asked if they could bring me the key The answer was no, I have to come down and get it PS I’m a gold rewards member, whatever The new room was a handicap room and faced a concrete wall Didn’t care, the safe worked I asked for a 1:30 pm check out and the front desk said fine The next morning I go to use their liquid shower gel, that is bolted to the wall and it’s empty I showered with shampoo I reconfirmed in the morning my 1:30 check out and the night clerk failed to note that I would’ve been charged 1/2 day had I not rechecked The overall attitude is poor and the staff isn’t trained with Marriott standards, at all I’ll be staying at any other property downtown Another PS, I’ve stayed here numerous times but it’s gone too far down hill for me to go back

Shane Van Wasshnova

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I’ve been staying here for a long time If you decide to stay here you definitely won’t be disappointedWe stayed here for one night while in Tampa and had a nice experience The staff was very helpful and nice The room was clean and simple with plenty of room for the three of us that stayed there We also had a nice partial view of the river that was enjoyable The parking was a bit expensive and valet was the only option, but I would venture to guess that parking anywhere near the hotel would have been just as expensive

Liz Smithson

We stayed here for one night while in Tampa and had a nice experience The staff was very helpful and nice The room was clean and simple with plenty of room for the three of us that stayed there

We also had a nice partial view of the river that was enjoyable The parking was a bit expensive and valet was the only option, but I would venture to guess that parking anywhere near the hotel would have been just as expensive

10. Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Connected to the Tampa Convention Center, this high-end, all-suite hotel in downtown is less than a mile from the Florida Aquarium and 8 miles from Busch Gardens Tampa amusement park.Understated suites offer separate living rooms with pull-out sofas, as well as kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs and desks. Upgraded quarters add free WiFi, Keurig coffeemakers, bay views and/or balconies, plus access to complimentary drinks and snacks.Freebies include hot breakfast and an evening weekday reception with refreshments. Other amenities consist of a coffee shop, a 24/7 gym, and an outdoor pool overlooking Tampa Bay.

Things You Need to Know

  • Some guests disliked the air conditioning
  • Walking distance to the Tampa Bay History Center and Sparkman Wharf
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “cruise ships” 15 times
  • Guests liked the bay views
  • Some guests complained about the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Ken Bass

Super clean! Rooms are the Embassy Suites “standard,” which means Excellent! Large suites, well designed with a mini-kitchen (fridge, microwave, coffee/tea maker, & sink) Impressive shower with the world’s perfect hot/cold water selector! Quiet, large sleeping area with efficient blackout curtains Nice amenities include iron/ironing board and a safe

Supreme breakfast and at the end of the day they have a wonderful Happy Hour for guests that includes free beer and wine (spirits are available as well) Five stars 🤩

Karina Colmenares

What an excellent stay! The room was great and the customer service was awesome The most memorable part was Jacob from the downstairs restaurant Taste He is one of the best bartender’s I’ve ever met in my life

You can tell he is passionate on what he does and he made my birthday weekend awesome!! Not only that, but that restaurant has the best food ever I went out to eat a few times in Tampa, but my family and I still found our way back to that restaurant because it was definitely 5 star material I will be coming back soon!!

Jerri Allaster

Incredibly expensive for the value I encourage you to book on line and DO NOT wait until the last minute, especially to book on a weekend Do not book at the desk as you will not receive the available online discounts

Although it is a suite, not worth $400+ a night The rooms need some work to get up to date You are provided 2 real glasses, 1 in our room was a quarter full of water and were apparently hand washed or just rinsed instead of cleaned in the dishwasher, unacceptable The room could use a deep cleaning The pool chairs are dated and the tables need to be cleaned periodically The upside, a free happy hour with limited selection from 5pm – 6:30 and breakfast daily, that offers a decent selection You have been warned ⚠️

11. Hyatt Place Tampa Downtown (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

On a bustling downtown street, this streamlined hotel is 12 minutes’ walk from Amalie Arena, a mile from Sparkman Wharf and 7 miles from Tampa International Airport.Understated rooms featuring colorful accents provide Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs with Chromecast, plus minifridges, coffeemakers and sofabeds. Upgraded rooms add floor-to-ceiling windows offering city views. Room service is available.There’s a chic restaurant/bar with indoor and open-air seating, as well as a 24-hour convenience store. Other amenities include a gym and a pool. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the beds
  • Walking distance to Tampa Theatre and The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
  • 14 min drive to Tampa International Airport
  • Guests liked the professional service
  • Guests praised the chic restaurant
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Kemi Hardaway

I had a great time staying at this hotel My room was available as soon as I arrived The front desk staff was nice and professional

I was not told that I had to use the hotel key to use the elevators, but a very nice housekeeping staff person told me I needed to use my key My room was spacious and clean with a nice view This location is great as it’s close to everything and you can use the streetcar as well The nearest station for a street car is about two-three blocks away The AC in the room was great! I did have to request for housekeeping by simply calling the front desk The breakfast buffet is the best They had waffles, bacon, potatoes, smoked salmon, fruit, oatmeal just to name a few! I made sure I caught the buffet every morning Their happy hour is just okay They should put cocktails on the menu for happy hour and more selection of foods on the happy hour menu The process for checkout was smooth and fast I can’t wait to visit this hotel again!

Sammie Lord

Room was very large and clean! My room had a kitchenette with a stove, dishes, pots, pans and silverware! As well as a dishwasher which I’ve never seen in a hotel before The staff is very nice and accommodating They offer hypoallergenic sheets, which was nice for me

They also made sure that my sheets were washed with dye free soap cause I’m severely allergic to fragrances and dyes Pool is pretty and location is right in the financial district There are a lot of restaurants nearby and it’s a short drive from Ybor City A few things I wish they could change is that, they don’t offer room service, or dine in room service Also the breakfast was a tad bit disappointing I wish they had a larger selection and options for people with different diets (vegan, gluten-free, etc) they have cheese, cold cuts and smoked salmon which is nice, however, I wish they stored it better especially the smoked salmon because it’s not safe or sanitary for it to sit out from 6:30 – 9:30 am It might make someone sick I also wish the food was higher quality at breakfast However, on the contrary, the restaurant at the hotel is great, and the portions are VERY large So you definitely get to your moneys worth

Tarra Rogers

This hotel checked all my boxes Clean, fast friendly check in, good breakfast selections and great location This hotel was everything I needed it to be

The only thing I would complain about is the $33/day valet parking but that’s something I expect in downtown area of big cities There is another parking option and I think it was about $25/day in a garage nearby Breakfast wasn’t just waffles and cereal They actually had, depending on the day, sausage or bacon, eggs or potatoes, lunch meat, cheeses, fruit, cereals, oatmeal different breads that you can toast as well as orange and apple juice, coffee and tea Lots of seating areas in and outside The rooms were nice, spacious and very clean The bed was a little soft for my liking but comfy enough The pool was clean with a nice vibe on the rooftop Next time I’m in Tampa I’ll be staying here again

12. Hotel Haya (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 1412 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
  • Phone: (813) 568-1200
  • Ratings: 4.6 (401 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Hotel Haya
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Sophisticated hotel offering a restaurant/bar & a cafe, plus an outdoor pool & a poolside bar.

About this hotel

In Ybor City Historic District, this sophisticated hotel is set along 7th Avenue, a vibrant thoroughfare known for its nightlife. It’s 2 minutes’ walk from a streetcar stop and 2 miles from the Tampa Museum of Art.Colorful rooms with designer toiletries provide Wi-Fi, HDTVs and minifridges; some upgraded rooms add balconies and/or views of 7th Avenue. Suites feature living areas, exposed-brick walls and/or graffiti-inspired decor; one has a kitchen.A sleek restaurant/bar features floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s a relaxed cafe, an outdoor pool, a sundeck and a poolside bar, as well as a 24-hour gym. Valet parking and breakfast are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • 6 min drive to Armature Works
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned balconies 13 times
  • Guests praised the architecture
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

thosha gomez

My partner and I came to stay for one night and I can honestly say The Haya is officially one of my favorite hotels to visit in Tampa The hotel is decorated beautifully and it is very clean with friendly staff The hotel is perfect for adults/couples

I didn’t hear any screaming kids which was perfect We went to Flor Fina the restaurant inside the hotel and it has this beautiful ceiling art piece in addition to the lightning and delicious food The restaurant has a smaller menu but trust me what they serve is made with care and lots of flavorTransportation is easy to find because there was the trolley train station near by and it’s free to rideThe hotel is a must visit

Jennifer D

Lovely boutique hotel complemented by excellent staff and service as well as a fantastic restaurant and bar While not overly luxurious, the modern styled room was clean, the bed was comfortable and the shower was fine Our room overlooking the pool was quiet

The location was perfect for exploring Ybor and the surrounding areasThe MVP here is the staff From valet and front desk to waitstaff and housekeeping, the Hotel Haya employees were consistently professional, helpful and personable

william harwell

We recently stayed for two nights while in Tampa The hotel staff is wonderful!!! The hotel is exceptional!!!! The beds are pillow soft and the room is immaculate The coffee shop staff and menu offerings will not disappoint

The pool is resort quality The restaurant is four star! Once in, you’ll find it hard to exit the beautiful marble lined showers The water pressure soothes aching muscles All this for reasonable prices I can’t wait to return Thanks to all the hard working staff!!!!!!

13. Hilton Tampa Downtown (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 211 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602
  • Phone: (813) 204-3000
  • Ratings: 4.2 (3381 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : Hilton Tampa Downtown
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Modern downtown lodging with a rooftop pool & sleek on-site restaurant, plus meeting space.

About this hotel

This contemporary downtown hotel is a 7-minute walk from the Tampa Convention Center and a mile from the Florida Aquarium.All rooms offer sophisticated decor and custom-designed beds, plus iPod docks, flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee). Suites add separate living areas; some with whirlpool tubs and kitchenettes. Executive rooms include free WiFi and grant access to the Executive Lounge with free breakfast.Amenities include a sleek restaurant serving modern American cuisine, a relaxed lounge and a coffee shop, plus a 24/7 fitness center and an outdoor rooftop pool and hot tub. There’s also a business center and 30,000 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts and Tampa Theatre
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests liked “Ballroom”, mentioned 17 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Tina W

Booked about 15 rooms here for an event downtown and was a bit nervous given the mixed reviews; however, everything was great The rooms are a bit older but mine was very clean and no one had any complaints Am diamond … executive lounge was nice looking and had some nice snacks, very good coffee, and good soft drinks

Wish it opened at 6 instead of 7 am but that was fine Complimentary breakfast for diamond members was quite nice Valet was quick Not sure why some have given less than good reviews Very good location Thank you for doing a nice job with my small group

Cristyle Wood Egitto

100% recommend this hotel Got upgraded to executive upon check in which was a pleasant surprise Great city views from the room

Bed was super comfy Nice toiletries Staff was all really friendly Valet kinda pricey but we self-parked and it’s downtown so can’t really do much there Great location So close to the waterfront, arena, Armeture, etc Has a Starbucks in the lobby and a nice restaurant/bar Would absolutely stay here again

Chemere Mathis

We traveled to Tampa to visit family & this was the perfect stay! The location was close to great restaurant & bars Valet was very convenient & professional The front desk receptionists were friendly & very helpful

Special S/O to Hashim that works the front desk ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ He ensured our stay was enjoyable from checking in & during the remainder of our stay It was pleasure to work with him!!The only concern I have is the rate of our room that was increased by $300 for one night before we checked out when we were told a different price by the front desk I’m hoping management or corporate will help to resolve this manner efficiently as I enjoy being a Hilton memberUpdate: Lucas reached out to resolve my concern & honor the amount that was given by the front desk Thank you all!

14. The Westin Tampa Waterside (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 4-minute walk from the Tampa Convention Center, this waterfront hotel is also an 8-minute walk from sporting events and concerts at Amalie Arena.Straightforward rooms (some with city or bay views) offer minifridges, coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee). Suites add separate living rooms with pull-out sofas, and upgraded suites feature dining tables and microwaves.The hotel has a restaurant with water views, as well as a cafe and a bar. Other amenities include free WiFi in the lobby, a heated outdoor pool and an exercise room. There’s also a business center and 12 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms and praised the beds
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • 10 min walk to the Tampa Bay History Center
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned “Harbor” 11 times
  • Guests praised the water views
  • Guests liked the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

maryann vaccaro

We were there for our son’s wedding and had lots of family with us All of the staff were amazing! Kim at the front desk went out of her way to make us happy! All of the folks at the front desk were superstars: Kim, George, Ron, and Anastasia! Thank you for an an amazing stay! The beds and bedding were awesome and so comfy! Even our 84 year old mother who never sleeps well, slept like a baby! Wonderful experience!

Denise Cadogan-Stanford -LABOR-

My stay was great!!! I have to acknowledge the housekeeper Betty K, she made sure and ensured that all of my needs were met on time She extended her courteous gesture and visited every morning and I appreciated it

My checkout experience was also great!! Stephanie greeted me with a smile and made the checkout process easy Thank you both for my wonderful time at the Westin

Rini Roy

What a horrible stay – wish we had chosen a different hotel for our weekend First we endured a ridiculously long wait to check-in because there was only one person at the front desk on a SATURDAY AFTERNOON Then we get a suite that doesn’t have a working bathtub (water wouldn’t drain), no body wash, no bathrobes in the room, and a defective television

Someone came up to “fix” the tub but it still wouldn’t drain in the morning, and when we called down again the front desk tells us they’re aware the tub isn’t working and it needs a bigger fix So they waited to tell us/fix the problem until WE called down to call about it We are finally switched to another room, but it, too, doesn’t have body wash or bathrobes, and now the AC barely works and there is a defective smoke detector that flashes bright green throughout the night When we call the front desk at 2:30am to let them about the smoke detector and how it’s now woken up our 2 year old, instead of offering to fix it or another more feasible solution, we are offered a room change – at 2:30AM with a toddler Ridiculous! The next morning, we stood around for at least 15 minutes before a valet attendant even acknowledged us to ask if we were waiting for our car even though we stood right in front of several guys just standing around chatting with each other It was only when my husband pulled out his wallet that someone looked our way and offered to assistWe were offered $50 off our room stay and complimentary parking for our troubles, but i just received my credit card statement and the parking was charged HORRIBLE experience and with so many other hotels to choose from in the area, Westin Waterside is the last place anyone should book

15. Riverbend Retreat – Fla.

About this hotel

Set on the banks of the Alafia River, this refined B&B is a mile from I-75, 6 minutes’ walk from the Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve trailhead and 9 miles from the Manatee Viewing Center.Offering shared, private or en suite bathrooms, the warm rooms are individually furnished and provide Wi-Fi, plus use of a shared kitchen and lounge. Some rooms offer whirlpool tubs and/or sitting areas. There’s also a 2-bedroom house that has a kitchen, a fireplace and a dining area.Amenities include an outdoor pool, a BBQ and lawn games, as well as a deck with seating. Kayak and paddleboard rentals are available. Minimum-stay rules apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • 11 min drive to Showmen’s Museum
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Steve Minnich

We were in Tampa for a wedding and stayed three nights in the guest house The guest house was fabulous, lots of space for everyone Main living space was exceptionally nice with river views

The grounds were also very nice We really enjoyed relaxing in the beach lounge chairs and around the fire pit area Unfortunately, we did not have time to kayak or use the pool while there Kris is extremely kind and provided anything we needed Breakfast was excellent and we were offered many choices Loved the homemade muffins, yogurt cups and soufflés

Wendy Imboden

I headed to the Tampa area for an impromptu get-away and much needed rest Stumbled on Riverbend Retreat’s website and booked a week stay I cannot speak highly enough about this peaceful retreat

The home and grounds were more than lovely with lush vegetation and spectacular views of the river The rooms were clean, cozy, and very homey Many extra perks included such as timely breakfast each morning and heart warming conversations with the hosts if you choose Kris and Bob have created a restful paradise on every level Will definitely be back!

Kent Misegades

The owners were very friendly and the facilities were delightful It was surprisingly quiet given its proximity to a large metropolitan are, like an oasis Especially Christians will feel at home here – we were invited to attend the owners’ Bible study group from their church which happened to be meeting at the retreat

We made some great new friends and expanded our knowledge of the Bible, in our opinion tremendous perks for staying here We’ll recommend this to fellow Christians for individual or group stays for a few days of peace in turbulent times

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