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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 #35 of 159 hotels in Tampa
Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good but not sure i'll go back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights - thought the resort was nice but not worth a second visit. Maybe because I live in Miami and can go to the one in Hollywood (which is better). I'm not a gambler so I was going for the spa and to relax without having to leave the resort. In the 2 nights - there was plenty to do and plenty of food to choose from. By far the best was the sushi on the second level. Beware - this is just like any casino as smoking is allowed. The pool is nothing special (especially when compared to the Hollywood location). The spa is located right off the lobby so if you wanted to scoot down for a massage in a robe - i wouldnt suggest it. The spa is VERY small and COLD! The massage was okay - i've definitely had better.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, January 17, 2013
Certainly our sister property down south offers many more amenities, but we offer many more gaming machines and a bigger casino floor. Thank you for taking the time to review us.
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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
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Oldsmar, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Has just expanded the machines by 1,000.
Recently more covered parking besides Valt Parking.

There are many restaurants to choice from, but we like the Buffet, but only before 4:00 when the prices change and you pay much more.

This is Tampa's only Casino, it may not be the biggest in the USA, but it is well situated, very nice interior, and they just keep expanding all the time. We go once a month and never had a bad meal and even won a couple of times/
Probably going for our Birthdays next week.

Room Tip: live to close to stay, but maybe one day we will. It's only 1/2 hour from my house
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, January 17, 2013
Thank you for the your continued patronage and review. We look forward to see you again in the future. Best of luck!
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Dublin, Ireland
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37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Friendly staff and very nice rooms. Very clean, modern and well maintained. Casino is nice, they seem to have resolved the smoke issues. Very hard to win on the slots, the payouts are not as regular as Vegas and your money goes very quick.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, January 17, 2013
Thank you for the review. We hope you get lucky next time you visit us!
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

If anyone in there right mind believes that this place is really a "Top Notch Casino" you need to get your head straight. Pacola, Oklahoma ( A place you've never even heard of) Blows this place out of the water.

For a Casino to be advertised so much as the 6th Largest, I'd like to know what they are comparing it too. The Machines are DATED. The pay-outs are slim to none the staff is horrible, location is horrible the inside of this place is way too bright, you feel like your on display. For it being in Florida, it sure felt like you were in the 70's Terrible place would not recommend it at all.

"The players Club card gets you 5 bucks off one of there resturants while in Pacola OK it gets you 20.00 free play. Really this place is a waste of time. If you're looking for a real Casino, don't expect to go here and win anything!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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SHRTampa, Public Relations Manager at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
We did not come up with the world's sixth largest listing, the Casino City Press did. We are judged in the industry by gaming positions. We have been awarded the AAA Four Diamond Award, and are one of the few hotels in Florida with this distinction for all of our rockin' amenities and stellar guest service. We pay out millions in jackpots all the time and are sorry to hear you haven't gotten lucky.. Best of luck to you in the future, and thanks for your comments. Hopefully you will give us another chance some day.
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Topeka, KS.
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Wow! What a sleek place. Very modern compared to other Hard Rock Cafes I have been. Walking in the hostesses were very nice and we got a nice table after a small wait was a Saturday night and only waited 10 min. We met are server Jeff and he was AWESOME. The only problem was waiting on the food, ugh. We had a table by the kitchen and they seemed to be relaxing instead of getting the food. It took a while but the burgers were AWESOME. Normally I,d give this place a bad review over the time it took to make the food but everything else ruled

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SHRTampa, Public Relations Manager at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
We're sorry for the delay on your food preparation but we're delighted to hear you had a wonderful time.
Can't wait to see you here again.
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Bemidji, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We had a long layover on one of our trips due to the weather up north so we took advantage of the time and checked out your place. It is quite overwhelming upon arrival but 2 ladies at the front desk named Lisa and Jessie were super sweet and told us what you had to offer. We asked Matt at the concierge desk and he told us to take our $20 free play to the players club. We definetly plan on staying at least one night when we are in town again..

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, January 17, 2013
Thank you for the recognition to our team members and look forward to hosting you again soon!
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Hollywood
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Whenever we visit Tampa, we try to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. They have the friendliest and best trained staff in the business. There is plenty to do to keep you occupied and having a great time. The rooms are immaculate and the beds are the most comfortable around! Try their room service and see for yourself what an excellent job they do and how delicious their meals are. Can't wait to go back next month. Oh yeah, slots hit pretty darn good, too!

Room Tip: We were on the 7th floor, non-smoking room with two queen beds. You absolutely did not hear a sound...
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  • Stayed December 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, January 17, 2013
Thanks for the great comments. Our team members really are the best in the business. Thank you for taking the time to acknowedge them, they put in a lot of hard work to ensure our guests leave with great memories. See you again soon.
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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Tampa
#5 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#18 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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