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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5223 N. Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610   |  
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Ranked #37 of 158 hotels in Tampa
Lakeland, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
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“Safe & Comfortable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Very good hotel: high end rooms with comfortable beds/hi-tech tv & audio system, very good choice of restaurants, and for the gambler in you-a huge selection of slots and table games. One of the areas of service that I respect the most is the security, I always feel safe at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel. Also, if you ever need any information or help - the conceirge desk is amazing, especially one lady, named Jackie.

Room Tip: Higher floors have some beautiful views!
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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
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SHRTampa, Public Relations Manager at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Safety is our first and foremost concern for all of our guests. We're so happy you feel secure while you're here. That's the idea! The rooms are truly a rockin' experience, we're glad you were able to enjoy your stay. Can't wait to see you again..
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  • 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
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I have reviewed several of the poor and terrible reviews of this hotel/casino: it appears to me that the reviewers were really just poor losers. I have stayed at this venue on several occassions--most recently the weekend of Dec. 6-9. Had a wonderful time. In fact, it is the only hotel/casino that I know that will allow pets. That is a advantage over other casinos in the region--includin Tunica and Biloxi (although I wish the pet fee was quite so high). I wish other hotel/casinos would allow pets. Also, the staff was very helpful and accomodating. Also the beds were wonderful. I highly recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
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SHRTampa, Public Relations Manager at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to inform others of the great time you spent with us. Yes we love your furry friends as much as you do, and we even offer a pet menu. We're so happy you and your pet enjoyed your stay. Woofieeee! See you soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We were there for a benefit, have stayed there for 24 nights in 8 years, the rooms are as nice now as they were eitht years ago. Very comfortable beds. Security at enterance to elevators is excellent. Will probably stay here again.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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SHRTampa, Public Relations Manager at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you for your kind review. Our rooms are constantly upgraded, and we certainly earn our AAA Four Diamond Award through sheer hard work from our team members. Thank you for taking notice, can't wait to see you again soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

If you are a slots person and finally have to fall into bed, what better place than right where you are? The rooms are high end style w/ great beds/bedding, neutral colors, vessels sinks + touches of "rocker" art work. Soundproofing is excellent and the security to get into the hotel area was A++++, important for me since I was traveling alone.

I had to go over to Tampa in early Nov., so requested a comp from the east coast Hollywood Hard Rock where I usually play, which was granted with a promise to send confirmation by e-mail. When that never came, I called and they said "they don't send confirmations", so had to get that info by phone, but they were expecting me when I checked in, so I worried for naught.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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SHRTampa, Public Relations Manager at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
So happy to hear you had a great time with us, and look forward to hosting you again here. Our casino definitely has lot of wonderful games, team members that help you for whatever you need, and a killer hotel. ;)
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Merritt Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Actually, quite a few times than "Part Deux," I have been quite a few times, but since some of their recent expansions I thought it was time to give another updated opinion.
Let's go simple to start.
Casino - Huge
Pool - Small
Spa - Small
Restaurants - Big and small, good and bad.
Rooms - Pricey but nice, high end lux, even a standard.
Things nearby - Nothing within walking distance.

The casino itself is massive and broken into quite a few sections, so just keep wandering. They have most all table games EXCEPT craps and roulette, but they do have electronic/mechanical versions. Overall, slot pay is decent, better than in past when seemed tight, but there is luck to be found. Lots of pennies and two cent machines. High limit isn't bad, but should be looser for high limit.
The food in the food court is to be expected, weak. The Buffet is good, very good. Council Oak Steakhouse is top of the line. The Rise Bakery is good. Hard Rock Cafe is, well, the Hard Rock Cafe.
Pool is a straight lap pool. Nothing spectacular.
Room are super nice and clean with crisp white sheets.

It's now the 4th largest casino in the USA, 6th in the world, it's big.

Only missing a shopping venue (could have used the ground or top floors of garages to do it) and a Hard Rock Live concert venue, other than that, great weekend or few days away from it all.

Room Tip: High up, end of hall, pool view
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SHRTampa, Public Relations Manager at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thanks for the review, we do have three stores on site, the Hard Rock Retail Store, the Rock Shop and even the Rainmaker. Our Body Rock Spa also sells exclusive items like pool wear, top of the line flip flops, lotions, and other accessories. We hope you visit us again soon and get lucky!
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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Have stayed here a few times and always enjoy! The rooms are large and extremely clean. The bed very comfortable. The staff is friendly and very helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel! Plus, love the slot machines downstairs!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
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SHRTampa, Public Relations Manager at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
We're so happy you enjoy our AAA Four Diamond hotel, we certainly work hard to earn that recognition just for you. Look forward to see you again soon!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Hard to understand the Hard Rocks rooms. Te beds are great but the bathrooms are all style with poor function. If you share a room and your partner uses the bathroom sink then expect light and noise. There is no door between the bedroom and the sink area. There are glass windows above the sink so it is impossible not to disturb a sleeping person if you turn on the light over the sink. In addition to the light, the plumbing is the loudest I have ever heard. Run water in the sink for 20 seconds and then listen to it gurgle down the pipes for the next 2 minutes!

Want a cold shower-too bad. Want a really hot shower-also too bad. The poor function continues with a one template re only shower fixture (very warmish to a little bit hotish) with very low water pressure. Also, the toilet and shower area is behind a thin frosted glass sliding door so, once again, lots of noise and light to bother anyone else who happens to be in the room!

Hotel hallways and public spaces are also chilled to meat locker temps so, despite delightful 74 degrees outside on a sunny November day, pack a coat or sweater to walk around this hotel!

Stayed November 2012
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SHRTampa, Public Relations Manager at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
We're so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the rooms as much as we would have liked for you, thanks for the comments. We've never really received a note about our water fixtures as i'm not sure that's a recurring issue, however i'll be sure to alert our hotel management. Thank you again for taking the time to review us and tell us about your stay.
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Also Known As:
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa
Hard Rock Hotel Tampa
Hard Rock Tampa
Address: 5223 N. Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#16 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's 250-luxury room hotel has earned its prestigious Four Diamond rating for five 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. ... more   less 
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