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 Interstate, Downtown is a short drive to regional tourism highlights including the Beaches and historic St. Augustine.
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 a permit has been issued for 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.