We were attending a music festival at the bar/beach across the street and the Holiday Inn Express was perfect for us. Our flight arrived at noon and we immediately went to the hotel to check in knowing we were earlier than the 3pm check in. The desk staff informed us that since we were early there were no rooms made up but he would call when one became available. About 90 minutes later the call came as promised and we were able to check in early.
The room itself was just what you would expect from the HI Express - very clean and comfortable.Unfortunately we had a view of the parking lot but the other side of the hotel has a great view of the bay. The complimentary breakfast was exceptional - plenty of selection of both hot and cold items. And with a location close to the airport they even offer bagged breakfast to go for those with an early morning flight.
I would also like to compliment the hotel shuttle driver. Even though our music festival offered shuttle service to and from the beach the hotel shuttle driver offered to take me to the concert one time when he was between runs.
We will definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express Hotel Tampa-Rocky Point Island is located 2 miles from Tampa International Airport with complimentary shuttle service from 5 AM - 12 Midnight. Centrally located on the shores of Tampa Bay we are only minutes from Tampa International Airport, Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Westshore Business District and other area attractions. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel Tampa-Rocky Point Island features 88 guest rooms with interior corridors. We also provide a complimentary deluxe breakfast bar, 24-hour lobby coffee bar, free Internet access in every room, and free local and 1-800 telephone calls. Our guest rooms all include: two-line speaker telephones with data ports and voice mail, generous desk space with ergonomic chair, 25 inch satellite TV with free HBO, ESPN, CNN, and the Weather Channel. For your dining pleasure, the Bahama Breeze is located right next door. Our hotel also offers complimentary parking as well as a 24-hour exercise room and heated waterfront outdoor pool. Meeting facilities are also available. We warmly welcome Priority Club guests with express check-in and express check-out. Whether your travel is business or pleasure, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel Tampa-Rocky Point Island will be your smart stay of choice. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Tampa - Rocky Point Island Hotel Tampa
- Holiday Inn Tampa
- Tampa Holiday Inn