Here in Tampa, choosing the perfect hotel can be difficult with so many options across the bay! Luckily, the Tampa area is home to plenty of great hotel options with a smaller, boutique feel that will set your stay apart from the big chains and their hundreds of rooms. Typically, boutique hotels are hotels with 10-100 rooms with a unique atmosphere. All of these hotels below are classified as “boutique” and are a part of what makes the Tampa area so great. Book your stay ASAP!
Hotel Haya is a newly-opened boutique hotel celebrating the old and the new of Ybor City. This hotel is unique in that the architects sought out local artist collaborators to bring elements of the city into the heart of the hotel. Stay in a suite with a wraparound balcony or peer from a lush room at the radiating street below. Flor Fina is the cultural restaurant highlighting flavors from Cuba, Italy and Spain while Café Quiquiruiqui is the neighborhood spot for quick grab and go Cuban flavors. Hotel Haya is also home to a new monthly artisan market, Indie Flea’s Sunday Market Showcase (beginning October 2021).
Le Méridien is a gorgeous hotel in the heart of downtown Tampa with a ton of history that does not skimp on decadence. Before Le Méridien was what it is today it served as a century-old federal courthouse, recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel is also a AAA 4-Diamond hotel that makes for a perfect escape from the bustle of downtown. Although Le Méridien is home to 130 rooms, the hotel is considered to be a boutique with its architecture, history, contemporary rooms, and restaurant.
The coolest part about Le Méridien is the rooms. A majority of the rooms there are renovated judge’s chambers or offices that have been incredibly renovated into the charming guest rooms and suites that the Le Meridien is proud to book out to guests. Make reservations to enjoy a French-inspired meal at the onsite Bizou Brasserie.
Located at Rocky Point right past the airport, The Current Hotel is a relatively new boutique hotel. Also a part of the Autograph Collection, The Current features stunning panoramic views of the Bay. During your stay, enjoy a contemporary atmosphere as well as their incredible rooftop bar, Rox Rooftop Bar, with even more views of the water. Enjoy luxurious beds, stylish rooms, a smoke-free atmosphere, and relaxation as you unwind at the brand new Current Hotel! Check-in now!
The Epicurean Hotel is one of the most popular boutique hotels the Tampa area has to offer. Located in the heart of South Tampa on Howard Ave, the Epicurean Hotel is a part of the Autograph Collection with gorgeous guest suites, delicious culinary experiences, and so much more. Not to mention, it’s centrally located with so many great shops and restaurants at or around walking distance. Check out our article all about the Epicurean here.
Another great Autograph Collection hotel, the Fenway, has been renovated and is open for business in Dunedin! The hotel features a beautiful restaurant, a rooftop bar, the coziest rooms, plenty of events, and so much charm. Before the hotel was to the Fenway, it was home to the area’s first radio station! It started out as a hotel before turning into a school. Since the closure of the school, it’s been the Fenway Hotel. For even more information on the Fenway, check out our article all about it and the stunning renovations.
If you’re familiar with historic hotels in Florida, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the Belleview Inn. The original hotel was once a popular spot for royalty, presidents, celebrities, authors, and more. The amount of history at the Belleview is innumerable and so rich. The hotel has gone through a lot of changes over the years and underwent a restoration several years ago to return to its former charm. Enjoy 35 guest rooms that will transport you back to the glamorous modern age. You can also check out Belleair Country Club, right next door, which is considered Florida’s first course!
The Karol Hotel is the newest boutique hotel to open in St. Pete. While you’re there enjoy timeless décor with a touch of modernity as well as all of the stunning views of Feather Sound. The hotel is centrally located and is the perfect spot to stay for those wanting to visit Tampa, St. Pete, and Clearwater! Also, check out our recent article with more details!
Check into The Cordova Inn the next time you’re staying in St. Pete and enjoy the heart of downtown as well as all of the charms The Cordova has to offer. Previously The Pier Hotel, the now Cordova offers a stunning historic Inn with all of the amazing modern amenities. The hotel is walking distance to tons of attractions in the area and features plenty of amenities. Since opening in 1921, the hotel has been a historic spot for 7 decades. Check out their website for a full list of the hotel’s timeline as a historic spot. It’s truly one of the most interesting spots to stay!
The Birchwood was originally built in 1924 as the Lantern Lane Apartments, which were the only apartments to face the water in Tampa Bay. The building is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and has been fully renovated to provide a historically accurate dimension and style. The Birchwood is so incredible that Forbes considers it to be “the place to stay” when you visit the area—so cool! The hotel only offers 18 rooms with a modern take on the 1920’s charm the building holds. Enjoy the feel of a bed and breakfast with world-class dining as well as local shopping and more! Check out our article all about the dining at Birchwood.
Check into the The Hotel Zamora and enjoy all of the stunning cultures of both Spain and the Mediterranean. Hotel Zamora was the first brand new 50 room boutique hotel to open in St. Pete Beach for decades. Enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean charm with a modern feel. The architecture is pulled from the Spanish province and screams luxury. Enjoy stunning views of the Intercoastal as well as the Gulf while you stay. The rooms at The Hotel Zamora are so stylish with incredible king-side, double, or queen-size beds. Indulge yourself with spacious suites, walk-in spa showers, baths, robes, and a spa-like stay.
Take a trip to Downtown St. Pete and book your room at The Hollander Hotel! The spot is a short distance from all of the best spots the area has to offer. Not to mention, the hotel boasts beautiful rooms, a stunning outdoor terrace, a pool with its own bar, and so much more. For all of the details on the Hollander, check out our article with information on rooms, amenities, food, and more!
Book a room at The Avalon in St. Pete for a trendy spot with incredible art deco details. Neon lights, retro decor and more set the stage for a unique stay. The Avalon is only steps away from The Hollander Hotel, their sister hotel. As an added perk, guests at The Avalon can use all of the amenities of the Hollander. There truly is no other hotel like The Avalon if you’re looking for a vibrant, hip spot to rest your head.
No matter where you choose to stay, these boutique hotels will blow you away. Every single hotel has something different to offer and will truly inspire you to return, explore, and relax.
Feature image credit: Belleview Inn