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The Best Cheap Hotels in Tampa for Budget Travelers

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Who says a beach getaway is only for the rich? If you’re on a budget, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know you don’t have to give up comforts in order to visit Tampa. After all, this is Florida! Catering to tourists is a way of life here.

The Best Cheap Hotels in Tampa

Looking for great hotels that won’t set you back by much? Here are some of the best cheap hotels in Tampa.

Best Western All Suites Hotel

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Comfortable, affordable, and in a superb location, the Best Western is a great option for budget-conscious travelers. It’s mere minutes from downtown, and close to the airport and landmarks like the Amalie Arena. If you want to enjoy local cuisine or do some retail therapy, you won’t be disappointed at this affordable Tampa hotel.

Amenities: 24-hour exercise facility, complimentary breakfast, business center, meeting room, complimentary newspaper, work area, in-room safe, and outdoor pool.

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Motel 6 Tampa Fairgrounds

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If you’re looking for a cheap place to rest your head, Motel 6 Tampa Fairgrounds is a good option. With basic amenities, you’ll get everything you need if you’re planning on being out most of your time. The motel is located close to the highway, making it convenient for those road tripping through Florida or the Tampa Bay Area. And with its good location and recent renovations, it’s easily one of the best cheap motels in Tampa.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, free parking, in-room refrigerator, in-room microwave.

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Wingate by Wyndham Tampa/At USF

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Situated right across from the University of South Florida, Wingate by Wyndham is one of the best cheap hotels in Tampa. It’s quite close to Downtown and several attractions, and offers a shuttle service to places of interest for as little as $5. Head to Busch Gardens, shop Downtown, and spend time at the beach, all without long travel times.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, hot tub, free parking, complimentary breakfast, fitness center, flat-screen TVs, safe box, in-house bar, Fly & Park services, and shuttle to local attractions. 

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Holiday Inn Tampa North-Busch Gardens

Budget conscious yet looking for a great hotel experience? Look no further than this Holiday Inn. After a day of thrilling roller coasters and water rides at nearby Busch Gardens, relax by the koi pond at the hotel’s courtyard, or swim in the outdoor heated pool.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, coffee maker, outdoor heated pool, courtyard, in-house restaurant and bar, complimentary shuttle service within a two-mile radius, discounted tickets to Busch Gardens, fitness center, business center, and two HDTVs in suites. 

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Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown

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Great location, great price, great facilities. Explore the Tampa downtown with ease by taking advantage of the hotel’s free shuttle service. Head to the nearby Florida Aquarium, enjoy museums, and catch a sunset at the Tampa Port.

If you’re feeling like you need some down time, you don’t have to leave the hotel. Lounge by the pool, get your coffee fill at the in-house Starbucks, and dine at Bistro, the hotel’s very own restaurant. In your room, go on a movie binge with flat-panel HDTVs.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, flat-panel HDTVs, in-room workstations, in-house restaurant, in-house Starbucks, complimentary shuttle service within a two-mile radius, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, outdoor pool.

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Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds-Casino

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With amenities that will give you comfort and save you money, this is definitely one of the best cheap hotels in Tampa. Recently renovated and close to several city landmarks, what sets this hotel apart are its complimentary perks. Families will rejoice to know that children 17 and younger can stay for free. And so can pets. 

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, flat-screen TVs, free coffee and tea in lobby, outdoor picnic area, pets and children under 18 stay for free, free long-distance calls, in-room food delivery service.

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Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor

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Basic amenities and great prices mark this hotel in eclectic Ybor, where history and culture are always alive. No car? No problem! The hotel offers a paid shuttle service within a seven-mile radius, which encompasses some of Ybor’s most interesting landmarks, like the Ybor City State Museum.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, free parking, free coffee, outdoor pool area, laundry service, paid shuttle service within a seven-mile radius, fitness center, and pet-friendly policies.

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Ramada Temple Terrace/Tampa North

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If all you need from your hotel is a comfortable bed and free breakfast, this is the place for you. Its location makes it one of the best cheap hotels in Tampa for families going to Busch Gardens or Adventure Island.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, complimentary buffet breakfast, dry-cleaning service, laundry service, fitness room, and business center.

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Sleep Inn Near Busch Gardens-USF

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Enjoy nature-inspired design during your visit to Tampa at this Sleep Inn. Many guests choose to stay here because of its proximity to Busch Gardens, but it is also close to the Tampa International Airport, the Museum of Science and Technology, and other Tampa attractions.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, pool, free parking, free coffee, fitness center, in-room refrigerator and microwave, and laundry facilities.

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The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk

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If you want to enjoy the beauty of Tampa Riverwalk, The Barrymore Hotel should be on your radar. The hotel offers great amenities at reasonable prices, and is proud of its focus on local arts and culture. If you’re going on a cruise from the Port of Tampa, the hotel will offer complimentary transportation as well as free parking for up to 10 days. For those staying in the city, walking around the SoHo District is the thing to do. Don’t miss the hotel’s Art Meets Jazz Nights.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, pool, 24-hour fitness center, in-house bar and grill, airport shuttle, in-house market, corporate facilities, business center, complimentary transportation within a two-mile radius, Ship & Shore services. 

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– Original reporting by Mariana Zapata

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