This hotel has been completely restored and has a a lot of potential. We went to Tampa for a long weekend and had forgotten how much fun it can be. The location is good for visiting the Tampa Theater where you can take a tour. It is also good for visiting the Henry Plant Museum. There are a few restaurants near by but it is a little dark for walking in the evening.
There were no bell hops and the hotel restaurants were not serving lunch or dinner when we were there. The interior is beautiful and the rooms comfortable. It appeared that there was not enough business to keep some of the ammenities open which is a shame.
The parking is in the lot by the hotel and we did not have to pay which is a good thing in downtown Tampa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the legendary Floridan, located in the heart of Tampa. Built in 1926, this nineteen story hotel has been brought back to its original grandeur.Indulge yourself in old world charm, met with the modern comforts of today. With an eye for detail and a dash of flair, flawless service and luxury awaits you at every turn. The opening ceremony and ribbon cutting of this iconic landmark took place on July 28, 2012, making the Floridan Palace, once more the “crown jewel” of the city of Tampa. With historical expertise, and detailed craftsmanship, the hotel’s beauty and stature of its original state has been recaptured. The Floridan is one of the few hotels in the Tampa Bay area that is on the National Register of Historic Places. ... more less
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