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  • Writer's pictureMolly Lynch

Godfrey Hotel Tampa Grand Opening

Nestled amid lush tropical grounds at the edge of Tampa Bay, this island-inspired hotel is a waterfront escape of unrivaled comfort and service, located only minutes from the airport.

The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa

February 7th marked the official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa (formerly known as Bay Harbor Hotel & Conference Center). Our team was on site to capture photos of the multimillion dollar renovation for future use on their social media channels. Godfrey Hotels are the brainchild of Oxford Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning full service hotel management company. This Tampa locations mark the third location in The Godfrey collection, the first two being Chicago and Boston (The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood is also in the works). From the moment we arrived we were in love with this thoughtfully re-designed space.

The palm tree lined entrance is so perfectly Florida. Next, you’re greeted by a light and airy lobby space with nautical accents sprinkled throughout. The mix and variety of textures was especially appealing. We would soon come to learn the same contemporary design elements are woven into the rest of the property. Although the stay was short and sweet, our experience was full of intriguing interiors, colorful food, and breathtaking sunsets.

Every guest room features a private patio or balcony offering breathtaking views of the city skyline or twinkling Tampa Bay.

Rooms & Views

Fully furnished in contemporary modern accommodations, the Bayview rooms provides the perfect refuge when you are ready to relax.  The private balcony provides a first class view of Tampa Bay’s renowned breathtaking sunset views.  Amenities include an ergonomically designed work desk with convenient desktop outlets, flat screen TV, mini fridge, and a fully equipped modern bathroom.

The views of Tampa Bay are unparalleled and provide an incredible vantage point for sunset. We were treated to outstanding an outstanding sunset each night of our stay. Here is a look at some of the guest rooms and room views.

Closest waterfront hotel to Tampa International Airport (4.4 miles) with complimentary airport shuttle.


This tropical property and idyllic waterfront location create the ultimate island-style getaway on the shores of Tampa Bay. Whether to cool off in the pool or enjoy a poolside cocktail, they have thought of everything to make your visit unforgettable. From the workout room to the colorful food and cocktails, you will be very well taken care of during your stay!

Book Your Stay Today!

If you ever find yourself headed to Tampa, we highly recommend you check out the Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas.


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