We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great casino hotel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa

Save Saved
You added Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5223 N. Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #36 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
New York
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
117 hotel reviews
Reviews in 97 cities Reviews in 97 cities
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
“Great casino hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

The rooms at this Hard Rock are terrific. The are very large and comfortable with beds that have superb linens. The bathroom has a unique style with large double sinks and a sliding glass door that closes off the toilet and tub from the sink area. The downside is that the tub is quite large and does not have any grab bars if you need them. Super clean rooms. We always request a non-smoking floor room. The hotel is in the process of renovating the pool area and hopefully will be completed by Spring of 2012.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

689 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    309
    130
    72
    63
    115
See reviews for
77
270
62
28
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (91)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

My husband and I go here often as we live only 50 miles away. We don't always stay overnight, we have LOVED the rooms. They are modern and clean and have a cool selection of cd's to listen to! The security guard checks to make sure you have a room key before you are even allowed near the elevators.
We travel in our camper and have been to MANY casinos, probably 10-15 in the last six months alone, in various states. There is NO comparison to this one. Next to Las Vegas this is our favorite casino to go to. They have all of the best and newest machines - Tarzan, Sex and the City (bunches of them!), Betty Boop and Hangover. They have interactive ones where groups can sit and win bonuses together. They are always changing it up to keep interest going. There is lots of expansion going on too, they are always building new rooms and adding on.
join the player's club even if you don't live around Tampa or Orlando. They send you amazing freebies you get and that isn't even from your player points! We get free play, property credit, free nights every month in the hotel, free food in their amazing buffet! They have the BEST steakhouse I have ever been to, even in New York City. The french fries are to DIE for, I am not kidding. They have a Sushi restaurant and we love that too. It has fast service and you can sit right there and watch them make your sushi.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SHRTampa, Public Relations Manager at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa, responded to this review, November 16, 2011
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, we so appreciate hearing you had a wonderful time! We look forward to host you again in the near future!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Central Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

We just returned from our 5th of 6th trip to Tampa this year and I must say it was really nice. Our room was clean and comfortable. The room service was very good and the food was well prepared and hot. Check in was prompt and we were in our room in no time.

We want to give special thanks to our bellman "Dustin". He is always very courteous and professional and goes that extra mile to make sure everything is just so. He is what we like to call a "keeper".

The slots were fun and there are plenty of them. Won a little, lost a little, but had a real good time. Thank you Hard Rock.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SHRTampa, Manager at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa, responded to this review, October 25, 2011
Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us! We're so happy to hear that you had a great time while you were here, that's what we strive for, excellent guest service each and every day! Hope to see you again soon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Orlando, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

My parents senior citizen parents traveled all the way from Kansas City to Orlando (where I live) so I could drive them over and let them "play" at the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. There intention was to check in to the hotel once we got there... (I had checked room availability and gambled that there would be plenty when we arrived).
What was waiting for us was unbelievable. The traffic into the faciity was the worst I've ever seen....worse than L.A. traffic during rush hour! It took us 25 minutes just to get to the entrance of the parking garage. Then we spent another HOUR driving around the only open parking garage (along with about 75 other cars) trying to find a parking space. We were almost hit by other cars acting crazy at least 4 times! Once we gave up and got out of the garage, we headed in the direction of valet parking to let them deal with parking the car. We were told that valet parking was closed. When we found a security person walking along the side of the road, we asked him what was going on. His exact words were "I'm not allowed to talk about it. You just need to leave the area." Well, we left and I drove us to a gas station where I could get out of the car and call the hotel/casino and find out why we couldn't even get in. I was told by the a woman who identified herself as the front desk manager that they didn't know what was going on but would transfer me to security. Now, even more frustrated, I then talked to a gentlemen in the Security office. When I explained what I had been through with my family, he suggested that I just park in the South Garage (the very one I had said I was just in). When I explained AGAIN that this South Garage was full as well, I then suggested that he get some officers over there, shutdown any incoming traffic to that garage and start directing the traffic that is STUCK in there!
What a completely wasted trip! I can't tell you how upset I am as are my parents who just spent a great deal of money on the airfare as well as the car rental. We ended up checking in to a cheap motel not too far from the casino and decided to try to get in this morning. We were met with a mile-long back up of cars trying to get into the facility again. We didn't even try.
What a PR NIGHTMARE this is going to be for Hardrock. Of the 3 different people that I spoke to trying to get some answers, not ONE person apologized or offered to make up for any part of the wasted trip we must made!
I will be hard pressed to patronize this establishment in the future and will discourage others from going there as well.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SHRTampa, Manager at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa, responded to this review, October 25, 2011
Dean, please know how very sorry we are to hear about your experience. We closed the North Garage temporarily Thursday evening for precautionary measures only during our construction of a new parking garage. Unfortunately, we experienced high volumes of traffic Although the garage was open for business as usual Friday, we can't express enough how very sorry we are to hear that your parents were in town and did not get a chance to experience the casino with you. Please contact us directly at tahrsocialmedia@seminolehardrock.com so we can better connect with you about this.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

After reading several negative reviews, I was hesitant to spend 2 nights here. Check-in was a breeze and the non-smoking room was fresh, clean and roomy. The bathroom was large but quite a weird design.
The casino is beautiful and huge! I found the slot machines somewhat tight (yes, I lost) but I was not choking with the smoke as several reviews stated.
The Green Room food was quite good but I was totally disappointed with the Fresh Harvest Buffet. For the price ($22 with my Players card), the choice of food and quality was only fair. The food stations were all over the place so my plate was practically cold by the time I got back to my table. I do not recommend Fresh Harvest.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SHRTampa, Manager at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa, responded to this review, October 25, 2011
Hi there, thanks so much for writing us with your comments and experience that you had while here.
We're so sorry to hear that Fresh Harvest was not what you hoped for, but thank you for letting us know how we can improve. Hope to see you again soon!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bradenton, Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

i was guaranteed a hotel room for smoking being in a casino i figured that would not be a problem. when i arrived could not get a smoking room. they were all taken. the desk clerk said she would try to accomadate me by giving me a room with a door to a balcony that i couyld smoke out of, which she did. the room was very nice the balcony didnt exist just a door that opened and bars across and that it. so i go down to start playing in the casino that is why i'm there and why anyone should go there. so i get on my first machine all alone and having a great time. when a man three seats down from me tells me this is non smoking. well of course its not its a casino and there are ash trays at every machine. by this time i'm tired of the smoking problem so i put out the cigarette and walk away. but now my whole experience has made me angry. i'm an older lady i do not drink i dont take drugs i rarely get to gamble and i feel that if i can have a cigarette without the world attacking me like a criminal that would be really nice. so to end this i want to tell all of you people out there i am not in your business when you get drunk and obnoxious and make my life miserable so please stay the heck out of mine. needless to say the restaurant was not very good in food and had a terri ble smell i did see cockroaches in the casino. but nonbe of that bothered me as much as the grumpy old clients, and a casino hotel out of smoking rooms.

Room Tip: if you are traveling with children this is not the place to go and if you are against smokers again...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SHRTampa, Manager at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa, responded to this review, October 25, 2011
First, I want to take the time to personally apologize for you not getting the room you requested. I've forwarded your comments to the Director of Hotel Operations so he's aware. We do have a very small hotel compared to the volume of guests, but again, can't express enough our apologies for not being able to give you the room you requested. You are correct in that we do allow smoking here and the spaces where we don't allow smoking is in our Poker Room and our restaurants. Next time you visit us and you have difficulty finding a machine where you can enjoy what you like to do, please be sure to ask anyone in our slot department and they will be happy to direct you to a location where you can do that. Thanks again for your comments, we want to be better, and your comments allow us to see how we can do that!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Penrith, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

We knew this hotel would not be ideal for families when we booked it, but we got an excellent price and as we only wanted somewhere to eat and sleep before going to bush gardens we decided it would be fine. When we arrived we were quite alarmed at the number of cars and people going to the casino. There were long queue's to parking so we took the valet option which was $10. we had arrived on a "coupon day" so there were lots of people there. Once up to our room we were very happy, it was a lovely room. It had every thing you could need, was large and very clean and well decorated. Because of the large numbers down stairs we decided to have room service and the quality of food was very good. And not that over priced. Overall we were very happy with our stay and would go back again for the same reasons.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SHRTampa, Manager at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa, responded to this review, October 3, 2011
Hi there, thanks for telling us about your experience. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed yourself. You're right, our casino floor is 21 & up and our poker room is 18 & up, so it's not a place for children. However, there are several family-friendly entertainment options nearby! Hope to see you again soon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa

Address: 5223 N. Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Tampa
#6 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#21 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa features a stylish boutique hotel that features the world-famous Rock Spa and gymnasium for the fitness conscious guest. The American Automobile Association (AAA) has awarded Seminole Hard Rock their prestigious Four Diamond rating for eight years in a row. Garage parking is free and valet parking is also available. We welcome reviews about the hotel experience, but we do have a casino and amenity specific page so be sure to leave your review on the right page so we can best respond to your comments. Rock on! ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline, Odigeo, Tingo, Travelocity, Otel and Venere so you can book your Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa
Hard Rock Hotel Tampa
Hard Rock Tampa

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.