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“Could have been a five when you consider it was only the 2nd night open”
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Le Meridien Tampa
Ranked #20 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Tampa, Florida, United States
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311 reviews
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“Could have been a five when you consider it was only the 2nd night open”
Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

We decided to give Le Meridien and Bizou (see the separate review) a whirl on the second night they were open. It was exciting to have a Le Meridien in Tampa. I'd stayed at the one in Lisbon years ago with my dear friend Brett and enjoyed it quite a bit but hadn't been back to one since.
The staff were inviting and seemed experienced from the valet to the bellhop to the front desk associated. The place looks fantastic with all the old marble and wood restored beautifully. There are wide spaces and halls where you can imagine attorneys, clients and the press clamoring during court recesses.
I was able to see two rooms on account of a minor mix up. I'd booked a suite but was first shown to a regular room. The regular room was minimal in terms of decor with clean lines that I prefer. I inquired of the front desk if this was what they considered a suite and received a profuse apology plus bonus star points for the error. The suite was much nicer with plenty of room to have our friend up to after dinner but not a minibar to entertain out of.
Again, the decorations were clean (sparse) and linear. The bathroom was nicely appointed, water was hot enough and of course it was nice to be the first person to shower in the room. Speaking of water there was only one bottle of water which after a night of drinking was not enough. The final two issues were that at about 330 a loud hammering started. When I called to complain it stopped immediately and the next day I received an apology via email with an offer of more points to make up for it. The other issue that will be more difficult to address is that valet parks the car three blocks away so it's a good 15 minute wait for the car. I'll definitely call ahead next time.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Scarbro-GM, General Manager at Le Meridien Tampa, responded to this review, June 28, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and certainly, thank you for your business. Our goal is to strive for excellent reviews. Having recently opened, all feedback is critical as we fine tune.

Look forward to your next visit and travel safe.
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Property: Le Meridien Tampa
Address: 601 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602-4501
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #20 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Meridien Tampa 4*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mixing contemporary culture with its European heritage, Le Meridien Tampa has transformed the one time Federal Courthouse into an inspiring 130-room boutique hotel. The hotel features luxurious accommodations, meeting and event space, state-of-the-art fitness center and the engaging Hub - a redefined version of the traditional hotel lobby. Take in the French flavors at Bizou Brasserie, our bistro and bar or indulge in a hand-crafted cocktail at Longitude Bar. Enjoy the convenience of our proximity to Ybor City, Channelside and other Tampa attractions. At Le Meridien Tampa, the possibilities are endless. ... more   less 
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