Central for conventions, business trips, medical and eco-tourism, Downtown offers nearly 2,500 hotel rooms and 520,000 square feet of air-conditioned meeting space. Upscale hotel accommodations offer a range of on-site amenities and are within walking distance of sports areas, concert venues, dining, entertainment and Downtown’s scenic riverwalks. With easy access to the Interstates 10 and 95, Downtown is a short drive to a 22-mile stretch of beaches, historic St. Augustine and other regional tourism highlights.
Early 2022 marked the opening of the first new hotel in Downtown since 2009. Work is underway on a TRYP by Wyndham, an urban, lifestyle boutique brand in the central core, and on an extended stay, business traveler-targeted Home2 Suites by Hilton. To incentivize a variety of upscale hotel options, the DIA offers a Targeted Hotel REV Grant for full-service hotel projects creating between 25 and 150 rooms with a 4-star or higher rating and containing a full-service restaurant.