A birthday night stay was much looked forward to....but the experience didn't match the expectation. .The rooms are clean and nicely appointed (which is why we chose this hotel), but it was extenuating circumstances that marred the stay... Our room choice was slim and we opted for "limited outside view" on the second floor to "rooms next to the elevator.higher up"....uhhh? Hmmm. Our limited view room turned out to be sandwiched between two families with small, cranky children who were not as happy to be there as we were and were loudly vocal about their displeasure. When we talked to the front desk about this, they moved us to the 6th floor with a "view of the atrium--and not next to the elevators". (we wondered why this room wasn't an option to begin with, but...?) All seemed to be right with the world until some time after midnight when the power went out. When it didn't come back on by 2:30a.m., the room was stuffy and hot and other doors were slamming up and down the hallway. The power was sporadic in the hallway and the elevators worked, but.... My hubby went to see what was what with things...He came back from a dark "downstairs"-- where they were using glow sticks for illumination, without any answers. It was too late--or too early depending on how you look at it, to head for home, so we toughed it out and finally conked out....The power came back on some time before 6a.m. We checked out by 9a.m. We understand the power going out is a random (and sometimes frequent) happening.in a city known for lightning..........but it's just not a good thing to have happen in an unfamiliar sleeping environment.... We've stayed here before, but all things considered this last time, we are not that anxious to go back.
- 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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- Intercontinental Tampa