So, if you haven't yet noticed or tried to book a hotel yet, then you haven't discovered that the Hampton Inn Ybor City is not offering a very good rate, even with our 15% discount (call (813) 769- 6886 to book). That's a shame, too, because they totally said they'd hook us up and then apparently changed their mind last minute, didn't tell us, and now are refusing to lower their rate.
(Shaking head)...Shame...(Ringing Bell).
If you're gonna stay at Hampton, cool. It's walking distance from the Theater and Afterpaty and it will make your life easier, so it's not like you're throwing your money away. Split the room with another person or two and save money.
But if you're not planning on staying there at Hampton and would rather just Uber or Cab your way back to a further away hotel after the shows and party, here's a list of options that are still near Ybor City and are way more affordable:
AirBnB - There are a few nice places in Ybor left for that weekend!
Quality Near Inn Ybor - About a 5-10min drive from the theater @$68/night
Howard Johnson Near Ybor - About a 5-10min drive from the theater @$36/night
Roadway Inn Near Ybor - About a 5-10min drive from the theater @$72/night
Days Inn Near Ybor - About a 5-10min drive from the theater @$56/night
Floridian Palace - Historic Hotel in Downtown Tampa 10-15min drive/20 min by StreetCar @$120/night
University Inn - A privately owned hotel in Downtown Tampa near University of Tampa
10-15min drive/20 min by StreetCar @$120/night
**The TECO Line Street Car - Runs from Downtown to Ybor City from 11A to 2A Fri & Sat
We hope this helps make your trip planning easier and we're looking forward to an awesome festival. Don't worry - once you get to the theater there will be plenty of shows to see, places to hang out and other fun stuff and drinks happening to keep you occupied! Not to mention, Ybor is the center of nearly all Tampa nightlife.