We stayed for 3 nights. There is a free shuttle to/from the airport which is very nice. However, please remember to call before leaving home or as soon as you land to arrange for pickup. We didn't know that and by the time we called the hotel we had been waiting 20 min. Then when the driver got there he got pulled over by Tampa police for a surprise inspection so we couldn't board for another 15 min. Not the hotels fault though.
Other than that everything else went pretty smooth. The staff is very nice and accomodating. They gave us free drinks at the bar/restaurant for the shuttle delay. Check in was quick, the room was really pretty and clean (so was the bathroom - I was impressed). The staff helped us with directions to different attractions and arranged transportation for us, even calling multiple cab companies to find out the cheapest one. I recommend a car though and will do that next time.
The hotel is about a half block from the mall which was great and there were multiple restaurants within walking distance. There is also a nice little beach about 5 min. drive from the hotel. The hotel is also very close to the airport.
The only complaint I have is about the pool. I think the pool area needs updating. It is on the 9th floor, outside on the roof which is cool. But the area is very small making it crowded with only a few families around so we didn't use it. Other than that we would definitely stay here again.
- 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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