Tampa Hotels with Shuttle to Cruise Port
Tampa is a very popular place to head off for a cruise around the balmy waters of Florida and beyond. When booking a cruise, it is advisable to stay close to the port for at least one night prior to embarkation day. This is so that you can be up bright and early at the terminal ready for departure, and also ensures that you do not miss your cruise due to a late flight or missed train.
So, it makes sense to book yourself in to one of the Florida hotels situated around Tampa Bay. Our hot tip? Book a hotel that provides a cruise shuttle service so your journey to the terminal will be as smooth as can be.
Below, we have listed 17 excellent hotels in this region of Florida that provide cruisers with a shuttle transfer service, some for free to either terminals 2, 3 and 6. Terminal 2 is home to Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Line, terminal 3 to Carnival and Holland America Line, and terminal 6 to Royal Caribbean.
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Hotels with Free Shuttle Service or ‘Cruise and Park’ Package
1. Tahitian Inn ★★★
Address: 601 S Dale Mabry Hwy, FL 33609
Distance: 4.5/5.1 miles or 13 min from the cruise port
This hotel provides a free shuttle service to the port, and it is vital to book your shuttle when you check in to ensure that you will have a place on it. The journey from the cruise terminal takes 15-20 minutes and you can choose a departure time of 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, or 1 pm depending on what is most convenient for you. If you hold a return cruising ticket you can also book a return shuttle service. Use the hotel’s ‘park and cruise’ deal to enjoy the free return shuttle to the cruise and/or airport, 2 weeks’ free parking and a 10% discount at the hotel spa.
Address: 1301 E 7th Ave, FL 33605
Distance: 0.8/1.2 miles or 4 min from the cruise port
After your free hot breakfast at this comfortable and modern downtown hotel, you can take the free shuttle service to any location in the city within a 3 mile radius of the hotel – including the port. This hotel is close to plenty of great Cuban restaurants and some fantastic shops so you can have a delicious meal and pick up a few last items that you will need for your holiday.
Address: 101 E Tyler St, FL 33602
Distance: 1.4/1.5 miles or 6 min from the cruise port
This 3 star hotel is a pet friendly one and aims to create a homely atmosphere. Its complimentary shuttle will take you right to the port and is totally free to use – so convenient!
Address: 1700 E 9th Ave FL 33605
Distance: 1.1/1.6 miles or 5 min from the cruise port
Everything about this hotel is designed for the comfort of the modern cruiser. Parking and wifi are both free, and there is also a free shuttle to the terminal which will get you there in perfect time on embarkation day. There is also a fitness center in the hotel itself, among other amenities.
Address: 102 E Cass St, FL 33602
Distance: 1.2/1.5 miles or 5 min from the cruise port
Many cruisers choose this hotel because of its fantastic location: it is situated within walking distance of all of the city’s main downtown attractions. In addition, it provides a free shuttle to and from the port, as well as to numerous other places of interest lying within a 2 mile radius of the hotel.
Address: 200 N Ashley Dr, FL 33602
Distance: 1.2/1.4 miles or 7 min from the cruise port
At any time between 6am and 10.30pm during the week and 7am to 11pm at the weekend, you can take advantage of this hotel’s complimentary shuttle service which runs to and from attractions within a 3 mile radius of the hotel and includes the cruise terminal. Stranded in town? Just call the hotel and, as long as you are within the hours that the shuttle is operating, they will come and pick you up.
Address: 2520 N 50th St, FL 33619
Distance: 4.3/4.7 miles or 9 min from the cruise port
This hotel is located towards the east of the city. Guests love it due to its superb amenities such as the swimming pool, the hot tub services, and the free wifi and parking. A complimentary shuttle is available to the terminal. If you leave your car at the hotel it is $30 to park or there is a Stay n Cruise pkg you can book that includes parking.
Address: 725 S Harbour Island Blvd, FL 33602
Distance: 0.9/1.6 miles or 3 to 6 min from the cruise terminals
Shuttle: $3.00 per person
This hotel has a gorgeous waterside location, and you can take the Blue One bus to the port from the hotel. Please not that this shuttle is not entirely free, but it is very cheap, costing just $3.00 per person. Blue One is not operated by this hotel – it is a third party service that operates in partnership with the hotel.
Address: 211 N Tampa St, FL 33602
Distance: 0.9/1.3 miles or 4 to 6 min from the cruise port
Shuttle: $5.00 per person one-way
This is another hotel that uses the Blue One shuttle service, and again it is very cheap. A 1 way trip to the port from the hotel costs $5 per person. As you will know if you have stayed in a Hilton hotel before, this 4 star accommodation provides a delectable hot breakfast buffet and supremely comfortable beds – great for getting you off to a good start on embarkation day.
Address: 1020 S Dale Mabry Hwy, FL 33629
Distance: 5.4/5.7 miles or 10 to 13 min from the cruise port
Package: ‘Stay and Cruise’
Conveniently situated beside Tampa airport, this hotel also provides a ‘Stay and Cruise‘ package for up to two people. The package comprises an overnight stay, a lovely hot breakfast and a shuttle to the terminal. All of this is included in the package, but if you want to add an extra person to the shuttle it will be $8.00 per person per journey.
Address: 700 N Westshore Blvd, FL 33609
Distance: 5.6/5.9 miles or 10 min from the cruise terminal
Package: ‘Cruise with Breakfast’
Ideal for travelers arriving to Tampa airport, this Florida hotel provides a unique cruise package that goes by the name of Cruise with Breakfast. With the package you get an overnight stay for 2 adults and 2 under 18 year olds, a breakfast buffet, free return transportation to the port for your cruise, free return transportation to Tampa airport terminal, and free parking for up to 15 days.
Address: 111 W Fortune St, FL 33602
Distance: 1.5/1.8 miles or 9 min from the cruise terminals
Package: ‘Ship & Shore’
The hotel offers shuttle service to and from the cruise terminal. Please coordinate with the front desk. The shuttle runs from 7AM until 11PM daily.
When staying at the hotel, we definitely recommend checking out its ‘Ship & Shore‘ package which gives you 10 days’ parking and a free return shuttle to the cruise terminal along with your accommodation. To get this package, you must book directly with the hotel rather than using a third party website or travel agent and be prepared to show the hotel your cruise boarding pass.
Address: 3075 N Rocky Point Dr E, FL 33607
Distance: 9.7/10 miles or 17 min from the cruise port
Package: ‘Snooze and Cruise’
Prepare for your trip by booking yourself in to the ‘Snooze and Cruise‘ package which entitles you to be picked up at Tampa airport, stay for the night in a comfy suite, eat breakfast at the delicious buffet in the morning, and enjoy return transport to the port. All the while, your vehicle will be able to park for free at the hotel for up to 14 nights.
Address: 5303 W Kennedy Blvd, FL 33609
Distance: 5.8/6.5 miles or 14 min from the cruise terminals
Shuttle: $10 each
Package: ‘Bon Voyage’
The hotel does not have its own shuttle, they use a service called Blue One Transportation. Guest can request the service at the front desk and it’s $10 per person.
Here’s a secret that not many cruisers know about: this hotel can give you tickets for 2 cruisers to the port if you book their “Bon Voyage” package. Use this package and at checkin you will be handed 2 vouchers to use in a third party shuttle.
Address: 2506 N Rocky Point Dr, FL 33607
Distance: 9.5/9.8 miles or 16 min from the cruise port
Shuttle: $10 each
Package: ‘Snooze and Cruise’
The hotel offers a shuttle service at $10 per person each way. Transportation does need to be scheduled with the front desk one day prior to the date needed.
It seems ‘Snooze and Cruise’ is a popular name for packages in Tampa, as this hotel has a package by that name too. With this package you get an overnight stay in a luxurious waterfront suite, a return shuttle to Tampa Airport, a return shuttle to the port for your cruise and a week’s worth of parking.
Address: 1051 S Falkenburg Rd, FL 33619
Distance: 8.0/8.4 miles or 12 min from the cruise terminals
Package: ‘Tampa Cruise Terminal Deal’
Swim in the outdoor pool, revel in the famously spacious suites, and don’t forget the breakfast buffet at this hotel! There is a great deal for cruisers here, which gives you up to a week of free parking and return transportation for 2 people to the port: ask for the ‘Tampa Cruise Terminal Deal’.
Address: 700 S Florida Ave, FL 33602
Distance: 0.6/1.3 miles or 3 to 5 min from the cruise terminal
Shuttle: $5.00 each
Package: ‘Cruise out of Tampa’
The hotel uses a third party company that provide shuttle services, and the price is $5.00 for each person to the Tampa cruise port.
Ask for the cruise package and two guests will get a free shuttle to the port, breakfast at the delicious Cafe Waterside, and a room where you can relax and prepare yourselves for your journey in.
note (*): Rates listed are subject to change based on availability from the hotel and may change at any time. Please contact the hotel directly for latest shuttle information and hotel/cruise parking packages.
(Latest update September 20th 2019)
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