We are disembarking from a cruise into Tampa and are looking for a hotel not too far away, just for one night before we drive up to Orlando. Any help would be much appreciated.
Check out Tampa Marriott Waterside downtown, Residence Inn, Courtyard Marriotts downtown, Hyatt Regency downtown(all within one mile of the port).
Also, Hampton Inn Ybor City, Hilton Garden Inn Ybor City.
Each also provide transport to the Port as well.
There's also the Wyndham Harbour Island.
There is a trolly that goes through the Channelside / port area that goes directly to the Tampa Marriott Waterside. It could also take you to Ybor which has a variety of restaurants and clubs.