Tampa is an increasingly popular travel destination for those seeking a little Florida sunshine with their urban getaway. Trendy bars, innovative restaurants, and upscale shopping mean Tampa is well on its way to becoming a world-class city. Its proximity to theme parks such as Busch Gardens makes it a favorite of families, while its temperate climate and surrounding waterways appeal to outdoor fanatics and nature lovers.
Along with revitalization comes a need for updated accommodations. Hotel options abound, but for a true taste of what Tampa has to offer, a short-term condo rental is the way to go. Whether for a few days or a week, condo rentals for a variety of budgets are available throughout downtown Tampa, providing convenient access to the entire Tampa Bay area. TravelMag.com has selected the following options for charming, short-term condo rentals.
From $129/ night
In the heart of Ybor City, this clean and contemporary condo is a short walk to the best restaurants and clubs in South Tampa. It’s just minutes to downtown Tampa and 15 minutes to the beach. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo has premium furniture, modern décor, and luxury linens. One bedroom has a king-size memory foam bed and the other a queen, while an inflatable mattress is available for extra guests. Stainless steel appliances and high-end cookware make entertaining easy. Flat-screen TVs, cable, and Netflix are ideal for unwinding after a long day exploring the Tampa Bay area.
From $140/ night
This remodeled condo is in a quiet neighborhood close to the lively SoHo entertainment district. Just minutes from Hyde Park Village and scenic Bayshore Boulevard, its central location means easy access to the entire Tampa Bay area, including downtown Tampa, Busch Gardens, and Ybor City. The unit has two bedrooms — one with a king-size bed, the other with a full, both with luxury bedding. The kitchen is well-stocked with everything needed to make a gourmet meal or guests can step outside their door and dine at one of the nearby restaurants.
From $300/ night
This newly-renovated luxury condo is in a gated community on scenic and walkable Harbour Island. Guests can take a trolley to Ybor City, ride the ferry to St. Petersburg, or simply enjoy the Florida sunshine on the outdoor verandah. This three-bedroom, two-bath waterfront condo has new, high-end furnishings, stainless steel appliances, plentiful seating, and a dedicated bar for entertaining. The complex features two fitness centers, two swimming pools and communal grills for barbecuing.
From $350/ night
This Hyde Park condo is just blocks from Bayshore Boulevard and steps from the area’s most popular bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. The resort-style property features a shimmering pool, a relaxing courtyard, a game room with billiards, and a fitness center. The master bedroom has a king-size pillow-top bed, the other a queen, and a queen-size sleeper sofa accommodates two additional guests. The gourmet, eat-in kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
From $365/ night
With wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the bay, this 12th-floor corner condo offers a first-class taste of the Florida lifestyle. Although the property is quiet and secluded, downtown Tampa is within walking distance. Bars, restaurants, and attractions are steps away and Clearwater Beach is just a 30-minute drive. The two-bedroom, two-bath condo has a gourmet kitchen, colorful artwork, and modern furniture. Guests can relax at the shared pool, hot tub, and fitness center.