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

Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore
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8.6
Excellent
5312 Avion Park Drive, Tampa
from $75
Tampa Stadium Hotel
Tampa Stadium Hotel
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6.7
Good
4750 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
from $85
Tampa Airport Marriott
Tampa Airport Marriott
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8.6
Excellent
4200 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa
from $119
Hyde Park Hotel
Hyde Park Hotel
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7.0
Good
2105 West Bristol Avenue, Tampa
from $89
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
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9.1
Excellent
2900 Bayport DriveCswy, Tampa
from $139
La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa North I-75
La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa North I-75
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8.4
Excellent
17301 Dona Michelle Dr, Tampa
from $89
Hilton Tampa Downtown
Hilton Tampa Downtown
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8.6
Excellent
211 N Tampa Street, Tampa
from $99
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
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7.9
Good
2225 N Lois Ave, Tampa
from $84
Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown
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8.2
Excellent
102 E Cass St, Tampa
from $129
Ramada Tampa Airport Westshore
Ramada Tampa Airport Westshore
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7.2
Good
1200 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa
from $87
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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