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 Tampa-Airport-Westshore
Hilton Tampa-Airport-Westshore
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8.3
Excellent
2225 N Lois Ave, Tampa
from $86
Sailport Waterfront Suites
Sailport Waterfront Suites
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8.4
Excellent
2506 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa
from $103
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport - Westshore
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport - Westshore
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8.6
Excellent
5325 Avion Park Drive, Tampa
from $109
DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa-Westshore Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa-Westshore Airport
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7.6
Good
4500 West Cypress Street, Tampa
from $95
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel
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8.0
Excellent
200 North Ashley Drive, Tampa
from $113
Red Roof Inn Tampa - Brandon
Red Roof Inn Tampa - Brandon
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5.5
Fair
10121 Horace Avenue I-75 and SR-60, Exit #51, Tampa
from $58
Tampa Marriott Water Street
Tampa Marriott Water Street
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9.0
Excellent
505 Water Street, Tampa
from $179
The Westin Tampa Bay
The Westin Tampa Bay
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8.5
Excellent
7627 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa
from $139
Hilton Tampa Downtown, FL
Hilton Tampa Downtown, FL
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8.5
Excellent
211 North Tampa Street, Tampa
from $152
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Tampa Near Busch Gardens
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Tampa Near Busch Gardens
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6.9
Good
9202 N 30th St (718), Tampa
from $69
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.