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The top hotels in Tampa you need to visit this spring and summer

Aerial view of Marriott hotel and Amalie Arena and buildings

These are the best hotels in Tampa. The city of Tampa is replete with amazing restaurants, huge entertainment hubs, and myriad local events. It’s also home to Tampa International Airport, which sees hundreds of thousands of passengers pass through the airport each and every month. So where should you stay when you visit Tampa?

That’s So Tampa’s picks for the top hotels in the city range from the funky to the historic, from the relaxed to the luxurious. These hotels were selected by That’s So Tampa team members. Did we miss your personal favorite hotel? Send an email to and let us know your favorite place to stay in the city of Tampa.


Hanging out at The Hotel Alba Pool Bar


5303 W Kennedy Blvd

Hotel Alba in Tampa is an extraordinary escape in an unlikely spot. The spacious outdoor pool, and cozy fire pits make it feel like you’re lounging on the coast in Miami.

“Curious visitors from far and wide have stood at the precipice of Alba’s iconic lobby doors, which open to reveal an oasis of unexpected and delightful repose.” That’s the ethos of Hotel Alba. Its grand opening featured live music, cigar rollers, a massive display of Tampa-inspired desserts, ceviche and more. It’s since lived up to the hype of Tampa’s next great hotel.


Inside a cozy suite at The Hotel Alba

Alba’s spacious residential-style guest rooms make you feel like you’ve arrived home. The beds, by the way, are resplendent. While you may want to get out and experience all this city has to offer, you may find yourself gleefully trapped in the gravitational pull of your mattress. The hotel also features a pool bar, an art gallery featuring work by local artists, a wellness center, and gorgeous courtyard green spaces.

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At the EDGE Rooftop Bar atop The Epicurean Hotel in Tampa

Epicurean Hotel

1207 South Howard Avenue

Epicurean Hotel is a paradise for food lovers. The gorgeous boutique features a rooftop bar, an arena for chefs to teach classes, a sweet shop, and is directly across the street from the legendary Bern’s Steakhouse. While the lush rooms and quick access to Downtown Tampa may whet your appetite for a stay, it’s the room service menu (and in-room olive oil bar) that will have you salivating.

Inside The Balcony Suite at The Epicurean Hotel

The baked French toast, and crispy salmon toast are pure morning delights. the hotel is also home to Chill Bros Ice Cream, the award-winning Elevage Kitchen and Bar, the Epicurean Theatre, and a full wine shop in the lobby.

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Rendering of a Cuban cafe and bar
Inside Hotel Haya’s exquisite Flor Fina Restaurant

Hotel Haya

1412 E 7th Avenue

Hotel Haya is a new boutique hotel minutes from Downtown Tampa in a soulful, historic world all its own. The hotel was meticulously designed by Alfonso Architects Incorporated. The rooms are lush. The “mid-century Cuban” guest rooms feature period fabrics and colors, along with locally made glass bulbs blown at the Morean Arts Center. Exposed brick walls, a giant neon “HAYA” sign, and classic art – including four massive Goya reproductions – complement the exceedingly energetic and joyous colors.

Enjoy stunning courtyard views while you stay at Hotel Haya in Ybor City

Hotel Haha also features a beautiful hotel pool bar, the fun Quiquirqui cafe, and the celebrated Flor Fina restaurant. The 178-room boutique is also in close proximity to the top spots for entertainment and fun in Historic Ybor City, and is also not far from the streetcar stop, in case you want to enjoy a quick ride to heart of Downtown Tampa.

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Outside the historic Le Meridien Hotel as it prepares to host a wedding

Le Meridien Hotel

601 N Florida Avenue

I’m not going to lie, it’s the amazing eclairs at Le Meridien for me. Mixing contemporary culture with its European heritage, the all new Le Méridien Tampa has transformed the one time Federal Courthouse into an inspiring 130-room boutique hotel. The hotel features luxurious accommodations, meeting and event space, state-of-the-art fitness center and the engaging Hub – a redefined version of the traditional hotel lobby.

Inside the stunning lobby at Le Meridien

Take in the French flavors at Bizou Brasserie, the hotel’s bistro and bar or indulge in a hand-crafted cocktail at Latitude Bar. Enjoy the convenience of the hotels proximity to Ybor City, Amalie Arena, University of Tampa, Curtis Hixon Park, the Tampa Convention Center and other Tampa attractions. At Le Méridien Tampa, the possibilities are endless. Every guest receives complimentary admission to the Tampa Museum of Art.

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The outdoor terrace at Anchor & Brine at JW Marriott Tampa Water StreetIns

Marriott Tampa Water Street

This was one of the most anticipated renovations in the city of Tampa. This 26-story luxury hotel highlights the vision for Tampa’s luxurious future. The JW Marriott offers guests an enriching, immersive escape right in the heart of Tampa’s Water Street neighborhood.

Inside the Golfer’s Lounge at JW Marriott Tampa Water Street

Tampa’s downtown Marriott is also home to the well regarded seafood hub, Anchor and Brine, a wellness spa, a chef-inspired bistro, and a beautiful fitness center. Guests enjoy immediate access to the Tampa Riverwalk, which provides easy connections to Sparkman Wharf and Armature Works.

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