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

Extended Stay America - Tampa - Airport - N. Westshore Blvd.
from $62
Hilton Tampa-Airport-Westshore
Hilton Tampa-Airport-Westshore
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8.3
Excellent
2225 N Lois Ave, Tampa
from $91
Hotel Alba, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Hotel Alba, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
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8.6
Excellent
5303 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa
from $129
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tampa North I-75
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tampa North I-75
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8.5
Excellent
17301 Dona Michelle Dr, Tampa
from $69
Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore
Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore
|
8.5
Excellent
4811 West Main St, TAMPA
from $95
The Westin Tampa Waterside
The Westin Tampa Waterside
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8.6
Excellent
725 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Tampa
from $155
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa-Anderson Rd/Veterans Exp
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa-Anderson Rd/Veterans Exp
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8.7
Excellent
9402 Corporate Lake Dr., Tampa
from $106
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay
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7.7
Good
3050 N. Rocky Point Dr. West, Tampa
from $94
Comfort Suites Tampa Airport North
Comfort Suites Tampa Airport North
|
8.5
Excellent
5421 West Waters Ave., Tampa
from $84
Red Roof Inn Tampa - Brandon
Red Roof Inn Tampa - Brandon
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5.4
Fair
10121 Horace Avenue I-75 and SR-60, Exit #51, Tampa
from $55
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.