We stayed in a romantic Casita room. This is a separate complex of very modern rooms away from the main hotel (this is not well explained on their website). It is a short drive away from the main hotel or a relaxing walk through a 35 acre nature preserve on an elevated deck/walkway. We used the walkway to gain access to the main hotel for breakfast and to work out and loved the experience. The exterior of the Casita buildings is Spanish themed and surrounds manicured garden areas and a Koi pond. Features include a separate pool, man made beach area, covered hammocks, outdoor gas fire pit with seating, etc. located right on Old Tampa Bay. An added bonus is that the Casita complex and it's pool are adjacent to Oystercatchers restaurant (one of the top rated in Tampa). This hotel is tucked away in a low traffic area, but is close to the airport. Regular departing flight noise is part of the experience. We did not find this to be an issue. The hotel grounds are beautiful and immaculately maintained and groomed. Great fitness room on the 2nd floor of the main hotel. The breakfast buffet in Petey Brown's (one of the hotel's restaurants) is a wonderful way to start your morning. The staff at Petey's were helpful, upbeat and always smiling and gracious. We would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay offers a unique retreat for business travelers and vacationers alike. This 4 Diamond, waterfront hotel set among 35 tropically landscaped acres offers 442 deluxe guest rooms including 23 suites, 45 casitas and exclusive Grand Club accommodations, two swimming pools, tennis courts, a nature trail, three restaurants including award winning Armani's high atop the 14th floor and Oystercatchers at the waters edge. Conveniently located five minutes to Tampa International Airport with complimentary shuttle and International Plaza & Bay Street Mall. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel Tampa
- Hyatt Tampa Bay
- Tampa Hyatt