Home to the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lighting, Amalie Arena in Tampa has also been used for basketball, arena football games, concerts and special events. The glass-fronted “Ice Palace” is set along the Ybor Channel, ideally located near top attractions such the Florida Aquarium, Tampa Bay History Center and Tampa Museum of Art in addition to several restaurants, bars and shops. Convenient for attending one of the live events, read on to discover our top picks for the best hotels within walking distance of Amalie Arena in Tampa.
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Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina (Prices & Photos)
Only a three-minute walk from the Amalie Arena, the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina is also just minutes from downtown Tampa, the Tampa Convention Center, Ybor City and Tampa Riverwalk. Unwind in one of the spacious guest rooms or suites that feature plush bedding, mini fridges and balconies with water or skyline views, or upgrade to a Stay Well room for air purifiers and vitamin-infused showers or Concierge-level rooms for lounge perks. Dine on succulent seafood at Waterside Grill or grab a quick coffee to go at the on-site Starbucks, then take a dip in the rooftop pool.
Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown (Prices & Photos)
One of the closest hotels to Amalie Arena, Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown is a three-minute walk away. Surround yourself with the hotel’s lush foliage and relaxing fountains, where you’ll be greeted to a baby grand piano player as you enter the lobby. Connected via sky-bridge to the Tampa Convention Center, the hotel features two-room suites, made-to-order breakfasts and a complimentary Evening Reception. Relax in the sunshine at the pool deck, then grab a bite to eat at Trolley’s American Cafe.
The Westin Tampa Waterside (Prices & Photos)
The Westin Tampa Waterside is perched on the waterfront in downtown Tampa, only an eight-minute walk from Amalie Arena. It boasts remodeled guest rooms and suites, many with bayside views, while its plush Heavenly Beds ensure a peaceful night of sleep. The Tampa Convention Center and Raymond James Stadium are just minutes away, while the on-site offerings include Blue Harbour Eatery + Bar with its fresh seafood and handcrafted cocktails and a sparkling outdoor pool. In a hurry? Grab cold-brew coffee, snacks and more at the on-site Marketplace.
Hilton Tampa Downtown (Prices & Photos)
Only a 12-minute walk from Amalie Arena, the Hilton Tampa Downtown features elegant and contemporary decor. The hotel’s spacious suites come with separate living areas, kitchenettes, and whirlpool tubs, while budget-conscious travelers can enjoy the One King Bed with a flat-screen TV and on-demand movies. Bask in the sunshine at the rooftop swimming pool and sundeck, then work up a sweat in the 24-hour fitness center or get your caffeine fix at the on-site Starbucks. At night, enjoy a classic cocktail in the trendy 211 Lounge, then dine on modern American cuisine at 211 Restaurant.
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel (Prices & Photos)
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel is less than a 15-minute walk from the Amalie Arena, offering a convenient location set along Tampa’s Riverwalk. The waterfront hotel offers easy access to the Water Street District and Ybor City, while many of the hotel’s rooms and suites boast views of the Hillsborough River in addition to signature beds, comfortable furnishings and modern amenities. The pet-friendly accommodations also include an outdoor pool and on-site restaurant serving New American cuisine.
Aloft Tampa Downtown (Prices & Photos)
A hip hotel with easy access to Tampa’s museums, parks and restaurants, Aloft Tampa Downtown overlooks the Hillsborough River. Enjoy a drink at the W XYZ Bar or indulge in a sweet or savory treat at Re:fuel by Aloft, then sleep easy in the modern rooms that feature ultra-comfortable signature beds, walk-in showers, mini fridges and flat-screen TVs. Make a splash in the outdoor pool, then take a leisurely walk to explore the nearby Riverwalk.
Le Meridien Tampa (Prices & Photos)
Only a 15-minute walk or short cab ride from Amalie Arena, Le Meridien Tampa has converted a century-old historic federal courthouse into a luxurious boutique hotel. Built in 1905, this downtown gem is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Le Meridien boasts 130 spacious and modern rooms and an on-site restaurant serving up French-inspired dishes. Memorable to say the least, here you’ll find unique touches such as the witness stand turned hostess stand and former jury deliberation table turned into bar furniture.
Floridan Palace Hotel (Prices & Photos)
Boasting lavish ornate detailing, the Floridan Palace Hotel dates back to 1926. This 19-story hotel has been brought back to its original glamour in its historic Sapphire Lounge and handcrafted lobby bar. Rooms and suites boast timeless elegance with custom gold-trimmed furniture in the Beaux-arts style, marble bathrooms and a writing desk. Adorned with crystal chandeliers, the elegant Crystal Dining Room serves Mediterranean cuisine while customized hotel tours offer insight into its rich history. It’s also a short 20-minute walk or taxi from Amalie Arena.
Residence Inn By Marriott Tampa Downtown (Prices & Photos)
Residence Inn By Marriott Tampa Downtown is a 3-star property just a five-minute drive from Amalie Arena, offering stylish studio and one and two-bedroom suites. Enjoy the perks of this pet-friendly hotel, which features fully-equipped kitchens, a complimentary hot breakfast and a central location. Its outdoor pool and whirlpool invite you to unwind, while the Residence Inn Mix offers you a chance to socialize with light bites by the fire accompanied by cold beverages.
Courtyard Tampa Downtown (Prices & Photos)
Courtyard Tampa Downtown is in the heart of Tampa near the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa Aquarium and Amalie Arena. Business travelers will appreciate the large in-room workstations and 24-hour business center, while all guests will want to take advantage of the breakfast and dinner options at the Bistro that also serves Starbucks coffee. When you’re ready to venture out, the hotel also boasts a complimentary shuttle that operates within two miles of the hotel.