This Fourth of July, ditch the cookout and explore the Tampa-St. Petersburg area with a staycation or holistay! Tampa was recently voted the #5 staycation hotspot in the country by WalletHub, and its sister city across the Bay, St. Petersburg, was voted Number 38. With so many hotels, restaurants, and special events in the Tampa Bay area, there's no reason to go out of town for vacation. Here are our favorite places to staycation and holistay in the Bay area, and many of the hotels on our list offer discounts for Florida residents.

For year-round "staycation" and 'holistay things to do in Tampa Bay, check out our Events, Things to Do, and Family pages. There are also more great hotels and restaurants on our Travel and Restaurants pages.

(Cover photo courtesy of Bay Harbor Hotel) ​

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5223 North Orient Road , Tampa FL, 33610
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida,...
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7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway , Tampa FL, 33607
WELCOME TO THE GODFREY HOTEL & CABANAS TAMPA Nestled amid lush tropical grounds at the edge of Tampa Bay, our island-inspired hotel is a waterfront escape...
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1207 South Howard , Tampa FL, 33606
South Tampa’s upscale Epicurean Hotel is the epitome of indulgence with its stylish, oh-so-comfortable rooms and gourmet restaurant, Elevage. Coincidentally, foodie destination Datz is five minutes away drawing people from all over the Bay area with decadent creations. If you are looking for quiet relaxation the Epicurean is a perfect choice and a staycationers dream most weekends.
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100 West Kennedy Boulevard , Tampa FL, 33602
Looking for a chic, modern, and uncluttered staycation in the heart of Downtown Tampa at a smaller boutique hotel? You'll be minutes from the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts and Tampa Museum of Art. On the Riverwalk, this hotel is within close proximity to many fun nightlife activities, bars, and restaurants in Tampa.
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700 South Florida Avenue , Tampa FL, 33602
Rise above the rest at Tampa Marriott Water Street Hotel, one of the city's most popular hotels in Downtown Tampa. Featuring first-class accommodations...
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601 N Florida Avenue , Tampa FL, 33602
Le Méridien Tampa offers a boutique hotel experience in a transformed century-old federal courthouse. Elements of the original courthouse are still visible...
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501 5th Ave NE , Saint Petersburg FL, 33701
Escape to The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. Our hotel offers an upscale spa, a pristine golf course and five acclaimed restaurants.
5300 Gulf Blvd , Saint Pete Beach FL, 33706
Sirata Beach Resort- where “Play more” takes on a whole new meaning as travelers of all ages become immersed in the coastal and casual design of the...
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5500 Gulf Blvd. , St. Pete Beach FL, 33706
TradeWinds Island Resorts are two distinct beach resorts on the island of St. Pete Beach just steps away from each other on the white sandy beach of Florida's...
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6300 Gulf Blvd , Saint Petersburg FL, 33706
This retro surfer-chic hotel on St. Pete Beach is 11.8 miles from downtown St. Petersburg. Hip, casual rooms are each uniquely decorated, from colorful...
3701 Gulf Blvd , Saint Pete Beach FL, 33706
The first new hotel to be built in St. Pete Beach in decades, The Kimpton Hotel Zamora is a white-washed Mediterranean palace that though breathtakingly...
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3400 Gulf Blvd , St. Pete Beach FL, 33706
St. Pete Beach's only 4 Diamond, beachfront hotel offering you pure indulgence. From powder-white sand to tropical sunsets, each detail of our resort...
234 Third Ave North , Saint Petersburg FL, 33701
Explore St. Petersburg, Florida From Hotel's Location Designed as an oasis for travelers, the Hotel Indigo® St. Petersburg Downtown hotel is a stylish,...
340 Beach Dr NE , St. Petersburg FL, 33701
The Birchwood is a historically-minded, contemporary getaway combining the best of a boutique hotel experience, dazzling rooftop lounge, and world class...
6200 Gulf Blvd , Saint Pete Beach FL, 33706
Out property features Jimmy B's Beach Bar and Player's Sports Bar.
421 4th Ave N , Saint Petersburg FL, 33701
A Unique Boutique Hotel in Downtown St. Petersburg If you're looking to visit the nice tropical climate of Florida, The Hollander Hotel is the perfect...