10 of the Best Places to Stay For Your Tampa Bay Elopement

September 11, 2020

Tampa Bay is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing and most popular areas in the state of Florida. With its mix of urban and coastal offerings, there are activities and eateries for every individual. From historic locations to modern luxury, we’ve put together a list of our ten favorite places to stay in Tampa Bay below:

The Epicurean Hotel 

Located in the heart of South Tampa, this modern hotel is a perfect place for a romantic getaway. Grab a bite with your love at the restaurant on site, Elevage, or head across the street for steaks at one of Tampa’s culinary treasures, Bern’s Steakhouse (be sure to go to the Dessert Room after dinner!). You can soak up some sun on their rooftop pool deck before relaxing at Spa Evangeline. Book now here. 

The Vinoy Renaissance 

Historic elegance and a modern atmosphere come together at this beautiful spot in downtown St. Petersburg. The hotel is a short distance to Vinoy Park, Tropicana Field and the Dali Museum. Perfect your golf game on the Vinoy’s picturesque course before an appointment at their on-site spa. Looking for a variety of food options? The Vinoy is walking distance to some of downtown Saint Petersburg’s top restaurants and rooftop bars. Book now here. 

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Opal Sands

This Clearwater Beach oceanfront hotel is the tropical vacation you and your family have been looking for. Voted one of the best resorts in the state, this contemporary retreat features stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. With 17,000 square feet of innovative indoor and outdoor space, Opal Sands is also the perfect setting for romantic weddings on Clearwater Beach. Enjoy one of the 230 gulf front rooms, full-service spa, beachside tiki bar, and seafood restaurant. Book now here. 

The Don Cesar Hotel

Commonly referred to as the “Pink Palace”, the Don Cesar is a waterfront gem. Check in to chill out at the Don with its own private beach, 11,000 square-foot wellness retreat, dive-in movie nights for the families and salty excursions. It’s truly a legend in the Tampa Bay area, and also serves as an ideal spot for weddings and elopements! Book now here. 

Tradewinds Island Grand Resort

Calling all families! The Tradewinds is the perfect place to eat, play and relax along St. Pete Beach. The Island Grand Resort has a 25-acre beachfront playground equipped with a three-story water slide. Party with the pirates and visit the offshore water park before feasting on some of the freshest Florida seafood you can find. Your kids will never be bored! Book now here. 

The Current Hotel

The Current offers expansive panoramic views of the calming waters of Tampa Bay and the bustling city of Tampa. The energetic rooftop bar will allow you to relax and escape, or enjoy the refreshing pool while sipping a fresh hand-crafted cocktail. The state of the art fitness center on the 9th floor includes options for everyone, while their outdoor beach area and fire pit is ideal for relaxation and viewing spectacular sunsets. Book now here.

The Hotel Zamora

Spanish ancestry meets a cool Mediterranean attitude at this St. Pete Beach boutique hotel. Grab a drink on their 360 degree rooftop lounge or enjoy a meal at the modern seaside grill, Castile. There’s a private dining room available for events like weddings and other special occasions. Pets are welcome at this hotel and private beach, which offers chairs, loungers, umbrellas and cabanas for rent daily. Book now here. 

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The Birchwood

Originally constructed in 1924 as an apartment complex, this historic hotel is now a hotspot in downtown St. Petersburg. With only 18 rooms, this boutique inn maintains a bed and breakfast feel while offering world-class dining. Located on Beach Drive, the hotel is walking distance to a plethora of bars, restaurants and local shops. Birch and Vine, the on-site restaurant, is a top-rated Tampa dining experience and The Canopy Rooftop is an escape from the normal bar scene. It also serves as an intimate destination for micro weddings and elopements. Book now here. 

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Le Meridien 

This century-old Historic Federal Courthouse has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind hotel and wedding venue. Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, this boutique stay is minutes away from local markets, waterfront dining and Amalie Arena, the home of the Tampa Bay Lightning and concert venue. The on-site restaurant, Bizou Brasserie, serves a mix of international cuisine, a variety of French-inspired selections, signature eclairs and other French pastries. Book now here.

The Hollander Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the Hollander Hotel is a short distance from many popular local attractions including shops, breweries, museums and scenic Beach Drive. The Hollander impresses with a spacious outside terrace, eclectic decor, private pool, rooftop bar and restaurant. Book now here.  

Curious to see more of our top locations to elope in Tampa Bay? Take a look at all of our favorites on our blog here. 


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