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“Great choice” 4 of 5 stars
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Hilton Tampa Downtown
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   211 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602 (Formerly Hotel Tampa)   |  
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Ranked #31 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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9 hotel reviews
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“Great choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 1 night on June 15, 2014 for business.

Location: The hotel is in an excellent location in downtown Tampa. I was able to walk to/from the several offices with no problems. I didn't go out at night so I'm not sure what the night life scene is around the hotel.

Hotel: The hotel room is not very spacious, but it's totally fine and comfortable for one person. The bed was extremely comfortable with soft sheets, the desk had enough room for my things and the shower had good water pressure. The gym was packed at 5:45 am! There were no treadmills available and no towels to be found. I did not eat at the hotel's restaurants or bar, but I'm told by the locals it's great. I did use the very convenient downstairs Starbucks for breakfast.

Although my stay was less than 24 hours, I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting downtown Tampa for it's convenience and cleanliness.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Randy K, Rooms Executive at Hilton Tampa Downtown, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Thank you for writing a review about your one night stay at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. We are so glad that you found the hotel to be a great choice for your business trips to Tampa. We hope to see you again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The rooms have been nicely renovated since the last time I was here, the staff is friendly and helpful. And once a year, Fetishcon is here, which is very interesting. A lot of fun people, and location in downtown Tampa is convenient.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Randy K, Rooms Executive at Hilton Tampa Downtown, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Thank you for writing a review about your experience at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. We are glad you enjoyed the renovated hotel and the awesome team of associates. We hope to see you again soon.
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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I'm an airline pilot, and I spend my life in hotels. The Tampa Hilton downtown is a first class hotel. You must enjoy a meal at the bar restaurant. If she's working, make sure you request Christie as your server. She is GREAT!!!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Randy K, Rooms Executive at Hilton Tampa Downtown, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Thank you so much for writing a review about the hotel. For someone that travels as much as you do, we really appreciate the comments you wrote. I will pass along the kudos to Christie in 211 Lounge. Until next time!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful upscale, modern hotel. Lobby with it's Starbucks and restaurant was very nice. Breakfast every morning was very enjoyable, the friendly staff and service was superb. We were on the 18th floor and the view over the water was stunning , the room with the adjoining sitting room was very clean and comfortable . Can't think of anything I didn't like. My husband and I were there for an Avionics Convention so the walkover to the Convention Center was very convenient.

Room Tip: Beautiful views higher up.
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Green Features: Loved the organic products and food. The a/c was very quiet and environmentally friendly
  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Randy K, Rooms Executive at Hilton Tampa Downtown, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Thank you so much for your awesome comments. The staff and I are so happy that you enjoyed your stay while attending a meeting at the Convention Center. Come back to see us when you are in the area.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stayed at this hotel for a short business trip. I love the location in downtown Tampa. The rooms are incredibly clean and the beds are very comfortable. I love that they give you multiple pillow options that should suit any taste. The rooms are very updated and the bathrooms were great and clean.

I stayed on the 17th floor with a great view of downtown.

The downside is parking is expensive, especially if you need to come and go. I found a parking deck around the corner that was much cheaper than the hotel parking. However, if I were coming and going all week for business, I probably wouldn't choose this location because of the parking fees.

Overall, great locations, especially when I needed to be in downtown for one morning.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Randy K, Rooms Executive at Hilton Tampa Downtown, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Thank you so much for writing a review about the hotel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. The hotel is perfect for someone doing business in the Downtown Area. The parking is comparable if not cheaper than the other hotels downtown. Please come back to stay with us next time you are in the Tampa area.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very clean, modern hotel - the lobby area is nice, especially the computer area (out in the open, not in a little room). The pool is nice, but the hot tub wasn't hot. It was warm, and the jets weren't working. The room was small, we had two double-beds, but they really couldn't sleep two people, they were so small one of the children had to sleep on the floor. I asked for a rollaway bed, but they said we couldn't have one due to fire-code (since the room was so small). The view was very nice - we could see fireworks out the window on Saturday night, and a cruise ship on Sunday. It's a great location, in the heart of downtown on Franklin street - walking distance to many places. Valet service was prompt and polite. I had a choice of "free" breakfast or extra Hilton points since I'm a gold member. I mistakenly chose the breakfast which wasn't free. Just the "continental" portion was free - anything hot was a $6 upcharge - a fact they neglected to mention at check-in. Oh, and the pillows were very hard - I probably could have asked for softer ones.

Room Tip: Higher floors for better view.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Randy K, Rooms Executive at Hilton Tampa Downtown, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Thank you so much for writing a review about the hotel. We value your comments and I will speak to the appropriate departments about the issues you encountered. Please come back and try us out again.
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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This hotel is a diamond in the rough if you are visiting Tampa or the greater Tampa area for leisure or business. The guest rooms are immaculate and the beds/pillows are in pristine condition. The 211 hotel restaurant is one of the finest hotel restaurants I have experienced anywhere in the country and served an outstanding breakfast and dinner. The front desk and guest services are quick to address any needs you may have and are quick to accommodate you at moments notice. Some of the perks associated with this hotel were the hotel's airport transportation service (Blue One) which left on the hour and quickly transported me to and from the airport. Furthermore, the Starbucks located within the hotel is a fast and convenient option to grab a cup of coffee and relax. Overall, I highly recommend this hotel for the Tampa area.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you had an amazing stay. Hope to see you again soon!
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Additional Information about Hilton Tampa Downtown

Address: 211 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602 (Formerly Hotel Tampa)
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Green Hotel in Tampa
#18 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#22 Business Hotel in Tampa
#41 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton Tampa Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 520
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
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