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

Quality Inn Airport - Cruise Port
Quality Inn Airport - Cruise Port
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7.4
Good
1020 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
from $84
Hampton Inn and Suites Tampa - Ybor City Downtown
Hampton Inn and Suites Tampa - Ybor City Downtown
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8.5
Excellent
1301 E 7th Ave, Tampa
from $109
Hyatt Place Busch Gardens
Hyatt Place Busch Gardens
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8.0
Excellent
11408 N 30th St, Tampa
from $84
Hyde Park Hotel
Hyde Park Hotel
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6.7
Good
2105 West Bristol Avenue, Tampa
from $89
Hampton Inn Tampa/Rocky Point-Airport
Hampton Inn Tampa/Rocky Point-Airport
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9.0
Excellent
3035 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa
from $79
Extended Stay America - Tampa - Airport - Memorial Hwy.
from $74
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore
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8.8
Excellent
5312 Avion Park Drive, Tampa
from $75
The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
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7.3
Good
7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa
from $89
Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
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8.2
Excellent
555 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa
from $104
Crowne Plaza Tampa - Westshore
Crowne Plaza Tampa - Westshore
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8.2
Excellent
5303 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa
from $81
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.