Where to staycation in Midtown | Aloft Hotel

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Hi babes you know I love a good staycation! Exploring and enjoying your town is not only fun but a chance to live and learn all at the same time!

I remember moving to Tampa Bay and watching the city grow right before my eyes and here I am almost 2 + years later and the growth continues!

Have you been to Tampa’s midtown? It’s the place to be! Offering residences, retail and dining spaces, entertainment, and hospitality! 

Here’s a look at where to stay and play in Midtown, whether you’re visiting town for fun or looking for a staycation. 

Tampa Midtown

Tampa Midtown

From Sephora to Whole Foods there’s plenty of places to choose from when in Midtown. See the full list here. 

Aloft Hotel at a glance

The newly opened dual-branded Aloft and Element property sits in the heart of Tampa’s hottest new districts, linking Westshore to Downtown, Midtown Tampa.

The hotel has more than 200 rooms, an amazing rooftop bar, indoor breakfast dining area, cocktail bar, gym facility, and is just minutes from Tampa International Airport, Raymond James Stadium, International Mall and Bay Street. 


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Love the modern design
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Lovely seating area
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Mini sized items ranging from shampoo to body wash
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I love the cool light fixtures in the bedroom. The decor is so chic and modern.


  • Check-in from 4:00 PM : Minimum check-in age – 21

  • Check-out before 11 AM
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

  • Covered valet parking fee: USD 30.00 per night


How do I get there?

Tampa Union Station is a short 15 min walk away and Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA) is a short 10 min drive.

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The rooftop Sal Y Mar Lounge is a MUST when you visit Tampa Bay. If you’re staying at the hotel you can easily take the elevator from your room to the top floor and enjoy 360-degree views of the Tampa, Westshore, and St. Petersburg skylines. 

If you’re not a hotel guest, I would highly recommend securing a reservation to get in, you can do so here. 

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Hey babes! I got another hot spot for you! Come with me to Sal Y Mar rooftop bar in Midtown. #tampabay #rooftopvibes #floridahype #travel

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Loved their shrimp fritters appetizer.
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You have to order their shrimp and grits! It literally set my southern heart on fire. 10/10
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From day to night. The ambiance at Sal Y Mar is beyond words.
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How cute are these chairs. Couldn't get more insta worthy!
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Aloft Hotel


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You have to stop by the WXYZ Bar and grab a drink with friends! It’s the perfect spot to sip on a  craft cocktail or your favorite wine! Not to mention, you can order bar bites; they have everything from flatbreads to chips & salsa to loaded tots! Yum, yes please!

Order their ‘Espresso Martini’ and thank me later *wink*

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How cute is the seating area at the bar? The neon sign says "live". Love it!

Final thoughts ...

Overall I had an amazing staycation at the Aloft hotel. I genuinely enjoy my time at the hotel, the staff was super helpful and polite, the room and dining options are top tier and you can’t be the location. You are truly in the heart of the city!



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