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

Courtyard Tampa Downtown
Courtyard Tampa Downtown
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8.4
Excellent
102 East Cass Street, Tampa
from $129
Hampton Inn Tampa Airport/Westshore
Hampton Inn Tampa Airport/Westshore
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8.5
Excellent
4817 W. Laurel Street, Tampa
from $84
Four Points by Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
Four Points by Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
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8.5
Excellent
4400 West Cypress Street, Tampa
from $99
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa -Usf-Busch Gardens
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa -Usf-Busch Gardens
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8.0
Excellent
2807 E. Busch Blvd, Tampa
from $89
SpringHill Suites Tampa North/I-75 Tampa Palms
SpringHill Suites Tampa North/I-75 Tampa Palms
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9.2
Excellent
5396 Primrose Lake Circle, Tampa
from $94
SpringHill Suites Tampa Westshore Airport
SpringHill Suites Tampa Westshore Airport
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8.7
Excellent
4835 W Cypress Street, Tampa
from $84
Bay Harbor Hotel
Bay Harbor Hotel
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7.6
Good
7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa
from $89
Extended Stay America - Tampa - Airport - Memorial Hwy
from $74
Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore
Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore
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8.6
Excellent
4811 West Main St, TAMPA
from $87
Wingate by Wyndham Tampa/At USF
Wingate by Wyndham Tampa/At USF
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7.5
Good
3751 East Fowler Ave, Tampa
from $88
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.