The hotel itself is beautiful and the food at their restaurant was absolutely delicious. If you actually stay at the hotel you might experience some challenges. We were there with a group of people. One person's room flooded and he had to be moved. One person came in late and his hallway smelled like a sewer and his room had a terrible (different) odor. We witnessed the smell and encouraged him to complain. He stayed because he was so tired but had no hot water in the morning. I understand the challenges of renovating an old building but no one should ever be assigned to a floor that has a significant odor problem. They have a ways to go in this department.
Our room, on the other hand, was beautiful and they had 2 bottles of complimentary water. They are missing some amenities such as in room coffee makers, no bellman staff to help with luggage and the restaurant doesn't open until 11:00. You can get coffee at the desk in little styrofoam cups but you would think that a hotel trying to take you back in time could have a more eloquent coffee service. For these reasons I have to give an average rating but they have great potential if they focus some of their attention to these areas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the legendary Floridan, located in the heart of Tampa. Built in 1926, this nineteen story hotel has been brought back to its original grandeur.Indulge yourself in old world charm, met with the modern comforts of today. With an eye for detail and a dash of flair, flawless service and luxury awaits you at every turn. The opening ceremony and ribbon cutting of this iconic landmark took place on July 28, 2012, making the Floridan Palace, once more the “crown jewel” of the city of Tampa. With historical expertise, and detailed craftsmanship, the hotel’s beauty and stature of its original state has been recaptured. The Floridan is one of the few hotels in the Tampa Bay area that is on the National Register of Historic Places. ... more less
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