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 Stadium Hotel
Tampa Stadium Hotel
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6.9
Good
4750 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
from $55
Hyatt Place Busch Gardens
Hyatt Place Busch Gardens
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8.1
Excellent
11408 N 30th St, Tampa
from $84
Tampa Airport Marriott
Tampa Airport Marriott
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8.6
Excellent
4200 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa
from $119
Wingate by Wyndham - Tampa USF
Wingate by Wyndham - Tampa USF
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7.6
Good
3751 E Fowler Ave, Tampa
from $88
Red Roof Inn Tampa - Brandon
Red Roof Inn Tampa - Brandon
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4.9
Fair
10121 Horace Avenue I-75 and SR-60, Exit #51, Tampa
from $56
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa-Brandon
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa-Brandon
|
8.6
Excellent
10240 Palm River Road, Tampa
from $96
Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown
Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown
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8.2
Excellent
513 S Florida Ave, Tampa
from $119
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
Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
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9.1
Excellent
4200 Jim Walter Blvd, Tampa
from $119
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
|
8.0
Excellent
5223 N Orient Road, Tampa
from $189
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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