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

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina
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8.6
Excellent
700 S Florida Ave, Tampa
from $109
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens
from $80
InterContinental Hotel Tampa
InterContinental Hotel Tampa
4860 W Kennedy BLVD, Tampa
from $112
La Quinta Inn Tampa-Near Busch Gardens
La Quinta Inn Tampa-Near Busch Gardens
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7.0
Good
9202 N 30th St (718), Tampa
from $55
Bay Harbor Hotel
Bay Harbor Hotel
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7.3
Good
7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa
from $78
Hampton Inn Tampa Airport/Westshore
Hampton Inn Tampa Airport/Westshore
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8.3
Excellent
4817 W Laurel St, Tampa
from $84
Tampa Stadium Hotel
Tampa Stadium Hotel
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6.9
Good
4750 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
from $55
Hyde Park Hotel
Hyde Park Hotel
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7.1
Good
2105 West Bristol Avenue, Tampa
from $68
The Westin Tampa Waterside
The Westin Tampa Waterside
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7.5
Good
725 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa
from $99
Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown
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8.2
Excellent
102 E Cass St, Tampa
from $109
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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