This was a Hyatt and only a Hilton for a few months. But they have already put their quality stamp. The staff are outstanding with excellent service and attention. Beds are the very comfortable Hilton beds as are the amenities. Room service was excellent as was check in and check out. I had no issues with housekeeping or water temperature. Ventilation is an issue - Hyatt must have sealed the small windows that appeared to have opened originally ... and there was no fan in the bathroom. Sadly, this is becoming the norm with hotels: windows don't open. And as others have posted, bathroom is surprisingly small and current toilets have a very loud flush and as others posted, it's kind of musical 'swooshes' in the morning as you can hear rooms above or adjacent. (Not a big deal, really.) Didn't use pool but looked great.
But ... they are in the midst of a total remake. What I have already seen is impressive. Within a couple of months, I expect the lobby, bar, and restaurant areas to be top-notch. They are working floor by floor on renovations - top two floors were being done while I was there. (I suspect replacing the singing toilets will be one item!) My non-renovated room was already just fine so I can't wait to see the new ones. Not sure they can do anything about the small bathrooms but we'll see. I will be back as you can't beat the location, Hilton service, and soon, essentially a new hotel. Meanwhile, great rates will get me back, even during the renovation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Tampa Downtown is an upscale urban hotel surrounded by the natural attractions of one of Florida’s busiest and most beautiful gulf coast areas. Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, we feature convenient access to all of the attractions of Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Orlando. We’re 6 miles from Tampa International Airport and a few blocks from the Tampa Convention Center, the Florida Aquarium, the University of Tampa, the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and the area’s centers for culture, heritage, shopping, entertainment and sports. Hilton Tampa Downtown offers 520 guestrooms, including 14 suites, all providing a sophisticated and relaxing environment of contemporary furnishings, finishes and personal amenities. For on-property relaxation, guests can enjoy our tropical rooftop outdoor pool, heated whirlpool, sundeck and fully equipped health club. The Restaurant 211 “complex” offers daylong opportunities for outstanding food and socializing. Restaurant 211 features American Cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our Coffee Bar brews the exclusive Starbucks® Coffee. And, our Bar pours, draws, shakes, and stirs the perfect cocktail. Of the 30,000 square feet of function space at Hilton Tampa Downtown, over 27,000 square feet are on one floor, which gives meeting and social planners many options for planning flow from function to function. Our catering professionals have over twenty years of experience in preparing events for groups from 10 to 2,400. They offer a full range of services including theme parties, custom menus, décor design and transportation. Most of our hospitality staff has been with the property since it opened in 1982. Their local knowledge, impeccable service, and customer-focused attitudes provide every guest with a unique hotel experience found only at Hilton Tampa Downtown. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Regency Tampa Hotel Tampa
- Tampa Hyatt Regency
- Hyatt Tampa