After staying a few nights at the holiday inn express 2 miles away (which was awful by the way, I will write a separate review on that) I decided to switch to the intercontinental as it had rooms available at a good corporate discount. I was very impressed with how modern and classy the hotel was. The room was clean and well appointed. Room service was not crazy expensive like most others. Service was superb from the front desk, to room service, to maids. The "no name" bar was the best part of the stay, the bar tenders (Mario and another guy who's name escapes me) were excellent and the Mojitos are the best I have had in a long time. The health club is nice although it gets crowded in the morning on business days. They may want to consider expanding the size or adding more treadmills. I did not have time to see or use the pool. The restaurant Shula's was unbelievable, it is worth spending the extra $ if you want to have the best steak ever. The hotel is located near many restaurants. You can cross the street (mall) and eat at PF Changs, or any one of many others. If you drive about a mile down the street you can go to the International Plaza where options are near limitless (Blue Martini is a nice place for drinks). I stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks on business but I actually managed to have some fun at this hotel, which is a rarity for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the city, InterContinental Tampa is just minutes from the airport, within walking distance to shopping and centrally located to all area attractions including Busch Gardens, Raymond James Stadium, the Florida Aquarium, the St Pete Times Forum and the beautiful gulf coast beaches. Here is where excellence truly is the standard. The hotel features a rooftop swimming pool with spectacular views of Tampa Bay, complimentary Internet access, a fully-equipped fitness centre, 24-hour in-room dining, 'In the Know' Concierge services and the award winning Shula's Steak House. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Tampa