The Best Tampa Hotels You Must Visit This Spring and Summer

These are the best hotels in Tampa. The city of Tampa is filled with amazing restaurants, huge entertainment centers and a myriad of local events. It is also home to Tampa International Airport, which sees hundreds of thousands of passengers pass through the airport each month. So where should you stay when visiting Tampa?

It’s So Tampa’s pick for the best hotels in town, ranging from funky to historic, laid-back to luxurious. These hotels were selected by members of the That’s So Tampa team. Did we forget your favorite hotel? Send email to [email protected] and let us know your favorite place to stay in the city of Tampa.

Hang out at the pool bar at Hotel Alba

5303, boul. Kennedy West

The Hotel Alba in Tampa is an extraordinary escape in an unlikely location. The large outdoor pool and cozy fire pits make it feel like lounging on the Miami coast.

“Curious visitors from all over have stood at the precipice of Alba’s iconic lobby doors, which open to reveal an unexpectedly delightful oasis of rest.” This is the philosophy of the Hotel Alba. Its grand opening included live music, cigar rollers, a massive display of Tampa-inspired desserts, ceviche and more. It has since lived up to the hype of Tampa’s next big hotel.

Inside a cozy suite at the Alba Hotel

The Alba’s spacious, residential-style rooms make you feel at home. The beds, by the way, are resplendent. While you might want to get out and experience all this city has to offer, you might find yourself happily trapped in the gravitational pull of your mattress. The hotel also has a pool bar, an art gallery displaying works by local artists, a wellness center and beautiful green spaces in the courtyard.

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At the EDGE rooftop bar atop the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa

Epicurean hotel

1207 Howard Avenue South

Epicurean Hotel is a foodie’s paradise. The gorgeous boutique features a rooftop bar, an arena where chefs give lessons, a confectionery shop, and is directly across from the legendary Bern’s Steakhouse. While the lush rooms and quick access to downtown Tampa may whet your appetite for a staycation, it’s the room service menu (and in-room olive oil bar) that will make you salivate.

Inside the Balcony Suite at the Epicurean Hotel

Baked French Toast and Crispy Salmon Toast are pure morning delights. the hotel is also home to Chill Bros Ice Cream, the award-winning Elevage Kitchen and Bar, the Epicurean Theater, and a full wine shop in the lobby.

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Rendering of a Cuban cafe and bar
Inside the exquisite Flor Fina restaurant at Hotel Haya

1412 East 7th Avenue

The Haya Hotel is a new boutique hotel located just minutes from downtown Tampa in a historic and moving world all its own. The hotel was meticulously designed by Alfonso Architects Incorporated. The rooms are lush. “Mid-Century Cuban” rooms feature vintage fabrics and colors, plus locally-made glass bulbs blown at the Morean Arts Center. Exposed brick walls, a giant “HAYA” neon sign, and classic artwork — including four massive Goya reproductions — complement the extremely energetic and cheerful colors.

Enjoy stunning courtyard views while staying at the Haya Hotel in Ybor City

The Haha hotel also has a wonderful poolside bar, the fun Quiquirqui cafe and the famous Flor Fina restaurant. The 178-room boutique is also close to the best places for entertainment and fun in historic Ybor, and is not far from the tram stop, in case you want to take a quick trip to the heart of downtown Tampa.

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Outside the historic Le Meridien hotel as it prepares to host a wedding

Hotel Le Meridien

601 N Florida Avenue

I’m not going to lie, these are the amazing Meridian lightning bolts for me. Blending contemporary culture with European heritage, the all-new Le Méridien Tampa has transformed the former federal courthouse into an inspiring 130-room boutique hotel. The hotel offers luxurious accommodations, meeting and event space, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and the attractive Hub – a redefined take on the traditional hotel lobby.

Inside the magnificent lobby of Le Méridien

Taste French flavors at Bizou Brasserie, the hotel’s bistro-bar or treat yourself to a craft cocktail at Latitude Bar. Enjoy the convenience of the hotel’s proximity to Ybor City, Amalie Arena, University of Tampa, Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa Convention Center and other Tampa attractions. At Le Méridien Tampa, the possibilities are endless. Each guest receives free admission to the Tampa Museum of Art.

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The Outdoor Deck at Anchor & Brine at JW Marriott Tampa Water StreetIns

Marriott Tampa Water Street Hotel

It was one of the most anticipated renovations in the city of Tampa. This 26-story luxury hotel highlights Tampa’s vision of a luxurious future. The JW Marriott offers guests a rewarding and immersive escape in the heart of Tampa’s Water Street neighborhood.

Inside the Golfer’s Lounge at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street

The Downtown Tampa Marriott is also home to the acclaimed seafood hub, Anchor and Brine, a wellness spa, chef-inspired bistro, and a beautiful fitness center. You’ll have immediate access to the Tampa Riverwalk, which provides easy access to Sparkman Wharf and Armature Works.

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