Hotels near Ballast Point
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Just north of MacDill Air Force Base, and facing Hillsborough Bay to the east, Ballast Point is a gorgeous neighborhood with wide, shady boulevards perfect for jogging or rollerblading. The neighborhood dates back to Tampa's earliest days. 

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Ballast Point

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Rocky Point Island
from $94
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay
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4.4
3050 N Rocky Point Dr W, Tampa
from $79
Tampa Stadium Hotel
Tampa Stadium Hotel
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3.4
4750 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
from $69
Homewood Suites Tampa Airport
Homewood Suites Tampa Airport
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4.2
5325 Avion Park Dr, Tampa
from $92
Westin Tampa Bay Hotel
Westin Tampa Bay Hotel
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4.3
7627 W Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa
from $118
Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
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4.1
4400 W Cypress St, Tampa
from $84
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East Brandon
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East Brandon
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4.1
10309 Higland Manor Drive, Tampa
from $87
Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown
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4.1
102 E Cass St, Tampa
from $114
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore
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4.3
5312 Avion Park Drive, Tampa
from $75
Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa-Airport/Westshore
Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa-Airport/Westshore
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4.1
555 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa
from $104
More About Hotels near Ballast Point...

Ballast Point Park, which was named for author Jules Verne, meanders along Hillsborough Bay and offers fantastic views of the downtown Tampa, FL, skyline. With its huge shade trees and quiet sidewalks and paths, it's an ideal spot for an afternoon picnic or a leisurely walk. Its long wooden pier is perfect for fishing, or just for catching a cooling breeze on a hot day.

Getting Around Ballast Point 

There are some HART bus line routes through the Ballast Point neighborhood, but private transportation, like a rental car, is the most convenient way to navigate, especially if you want to get to downtown Tampa. 

Within the Ballast Point neighborhood itself, there are no national chain or independent hotels; you may find some Airbnb-approved properties at certain times of the year. The LaQuinta Inn South Tampa, near MacDill, is the hotel nearest Ballast Point, and the Howard Johnson Express Inn and Suites South Tampa are located just to the north. Westin Harbour Island, Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk, and Tampa Marriott Waterside in nearby Port of Tampa, are great options, too.

Best Times to Visit

The summer months are peak tourist season in Tampa; travelers find the best deals on hotels during the fall from September through early December. Tampa is a favorite destination of snowbirds and spring-breakers, so the months of January through April are busier than usual. Tampa Convention Center draws many out-of-town travelers year-round to the downtown area. Every year in early February, the Florida State Fair is held in Tampa, drawing thousands of visitors. 

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