I spent several nights at the Hilton while attending an event at the Tampa Convention Center. The hotel is an easy (<10 minute) walk to the convention center. I booked well in advance and got a very reasonable rate. My arrival experience was the low point of my stay. I had to unload my truck while dodging traffic on Tampa Ave. I self-parked and was told to pull in to “any open spot” in a lot down the block. The problem was that there were no open spots. The lot does not have a great many spaces and it is a public lot, not reserved for Hilton guests. After driving seven hours, I had to hang out in the parking lot until someone pulled out of a space big enough to accommodate my pickup truck. I decided right then that my truck was not leaving that spot for the duration of my stay. The hotel is undergoing renovation which did not interfere with my visit. I was on the 13th floor. The furnishings in my room were lovely. There is a desk, sofa & plenty of lighting. My room had a king bed that was very comfortable. The room had a coffeemaker and no refrigerator or microwave. The a/c worked great and was very quiet. Unfortunately there was noise from traffic outside, toilets flushing in adjacent rooms, and from the hallway. The room was nicely dark for sleeping, except that light streamed in all the around the door. The employees I encountered were exceptionally friendly. One exception was an employee I heard, rather than saw. A housekeeping supervisor came down the hallway checking to see which rooms hadn’t been made up around 5:30 every evening. She slammed and banged doors as she went and she was very rude to the house keepers. I could hear her yelling “room number X is not clean and I need it done NOW!” Wi-Fi was available in the room for a fee. I would likely stay at this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Tampa Downtown is an upscale urban hotel surrounded by the natural attractions of one of Florida’s busiest and most beautiful gulf coast areas. Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, we feature convenient access to all of the attractions of Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Orlando. We’re 6 miles from Tampa International Airport and a few blocks from the Tampa Convention Center, the Florida Aquarium, the University of Tampa, the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and the area’s centers for culture, heritage, shopping, entertainment and sports. Hilton Tampa Downtown offers 520 guestrooms, including 14 suites, all providing a sophisticated and relaxing environment of contemporary furnishings, finishes and personal amenities. For on-property relaxation, guests can enjoy our tropical rooftop outdoor pool, heated whirlpool, sundeck and fully equipped health club. The Restaurant 211 “complex” offers daylong opportunities for outstanding food and socializing. Restaurant 211 features American Cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our Coffee Bar brews the exclusive Starbucks® Coffee. And, our Bar pours, draws, shakes, and stirs the perfect cocktail. Of the 30,000 square feet of function space at Hilton Tampa Downtown, over 27,000 square feet are on one floor, which gives meeting and social planners many options for planning flow from function to function. Our catering professionals have over twenty years of experience in preparing events for groups from 10 to 2,400. They offer a full range of services including theme parties, custom menus, décor design and transportation. Most of our hospitality staff has been with the property since it opened in 1982. Their local knowledge, impeccable service, and customer-focused attitudes provide every guest with a unique hotel experience found only at Hilton Tampa Downtown. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Regency Tampa Hotel Tampa
- Tampa Hyatt Regency
- Hyatt Tampa