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
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Rocky Point Island
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8.4
Excellent
3025 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa
from $122
Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown
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8.2
Excellent
102 E Cass St, Tampa
from $129
La Quinta Inn Tampa Bay Airport
La Quinta Inn Tampa Bay Airport
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7.5
Good
4730 W Spruce St, Tampa
from $75
Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City
Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City
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7.8
Good
4955 E 18th Avenue, Tampa
from $67
Tahitian Inn
Tahitian Inn
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7.0
Good
601 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
from $79
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District
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8.2
Excellent
1700 E 9th Ave, Tampa
from $119
La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa North I-75
La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa North I-75
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8.5
Excellent
17301 Dona Michelle Dr, Tampa
from $89
Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore
Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore
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8.4
Excellent
4811 W Main St, Tampa
from $87
The Westin Tampa Harbour Island
The Westin Tampa Harbour Island
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7.5
Good
725 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa
from $99
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay
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8.6
Excellent
3050 N Rocky Point Dr W, Tampa
from $84
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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