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Review of The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa

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The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa
Ranked #33 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great value, no disappointment!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2011

We booked the hotel over Hotwire and had a special rate of 60$ per room/night, which is a great deal for this hotel and for every 4 star (normal rate is 110$). The location is close to the airport (but that's not an issue, we didn't hear any planes during the night) and not to far from city center (about 10 minutes by car), but it could be closer. It's more a business hotel, that's probably why our group of 6 friends looked a bit strange in here, but staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice and pretty big, bathroom is very clean and of 4 star standard, the flat screen tv also offers on-demand and view over the city is nice. Internet connection in the room was good, even if you had to switch antenna like 5 times from the reception to the room. On the 9th floor there's a rooftop swimming pool, which is also open in the evening and offers amazing views! We were there during sunset and enjoyed the cool orange light with the planes landing in front of it..a pretty cool image!
As we asked if we could book another night for the same cheap rate, they told us we had to book it over the website again and see if we get it again; otherwise we'd had to pay the standard price.
Breakfast was not included and pretty expensive. We did not check out the piano bar or the fitness center.
The only negative thing that we experienced is the shuttle service to the airport. We were told that it runs hourly, and that's what it does, but just in one direction, from the Hotel to the Airport. We had to bring back a car to the airport and the get the shuttle back to the hotel my friend had to wait about 1 hour (for a 15 minute ride).
Over all, a good hotel, make sure you get discounted rates if available!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2011

when they saw us arrive with two kids in tow, they gave us an upgrade to a suite. the room was amazing! the kids slept on a pullout in the living area and we were in a queen bedroom. the pool area was really nice with nice chaises and papasan-type chairs that were very comfy to lie in. the room was clean, the staff very attentive. we walked across the street to the mall for dinner and to pass out a big storm. the next morning, check out was easy and the ride to the airport was 5 minutes!

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rkd246
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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2011

My husband and i stayed at the hotel for leisure. From the time that we stepped out of the car, we were greeted warmly. The rooms were clean and the staff very friendly. We ate at the Shula Restaurant located there. The food was very good, the the price that you pay is not worth what they give you. Nevertheless, the staff there were very friendly and made our dinner pleasant! I would highly reccommend this hotel to anyone who would like to have a romantic getaway!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank brownkaren1008
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InterConTampa, Director of Sales at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, responded to this review, November 9, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit and for your recommendation to future guests. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2011

Great hotel and wonderful customer service. The beds were nice and the room decor was splendid. The only "but" for us was the swimming pool, which was a bit small with no hot tub available. Other than that, the hotel is a pleasant one at that, with awesome amenities and "more awesome" guest service. Worth the price and more.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SoCool7
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InterConTampa, Director of Sales at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, responded to this review, November 9, 2011
We love AWESOME! Thank you for sharing thoughts of your recent stay with us. I will be certain to pass along your kind words to our associates. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

We got 2 rooms over 2 nights for a family of 5. We were taking a trip to Busch Gardens and couldn't find any good hotels close by. We got a really good price for this hotel so decided to try it. We really liked the place and don't really have anything negative to stay. I always rate a hotels cleanliness on whether I am willing to take a bath, shower, or even venture into the tub (stayed at one place once that I wouldn't touch). InterContinental was super clean and I had a lovely soak in the tub.

The staff were all very friendly and accomodating and the decor was gorgeous. Beds were very comfy too. This hotel is definately more of a business hotel rather than a family style, but my youngest (age 5) still loved it. Especially the elevators and roof top pool. Even the guests staying there all seemed happy and said hello in the elevators.

I would definately recommend this.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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InterConTampa, Director of Sales at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, responded to this review, November 9, 2011
What a great photo of your son in the glass elevator, he sure looks like he's having a good time. Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased that you (and the kids) enjoyed your visit. Please think of us as future travel plans call for the Tampa Bay area.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

We stayed here after a long flight to Orlando and drive to Tampa. Got a small upgrade on check in which was appreciated. The room was excellent, very comfortable and a huge bed. Aircon noisy. Checked in late and had breakfast elsewhere, so didn't spend too much time here, but overall expereience was very good.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tampa, Florida
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

I ended up selecting this hotel through Hotwire. I needed a last minute hotel, because my elderly Mother was flying down to visit. However, her flight was delayed due to inclement weather, and she was not landing until midnight. Because of this delay, I was unable to pick her up, and we decided she should spend the night in a hotel. After I booked the InterContinental, I called them to let them know that my Mom would be arriving late. The female receptionist was VERY kind and helpful and told me they would make sure the shuttle driver stayed on duty so that they could pick my Mom up at the airport. Even though my Mom is healthy and in good shape, the woman still understood my concerns, and gave a direct number for my mom to call when she landed. After she landed, it only took the hotel 10 minutes to come pick her up. She was then given a nice corner room, and my Mom said she had a very restful sleep; which was important, particularly after spending all day in an airport.
When the children and I arrived the next morning to pick her up, the valet parking attendant was very polite, and allowed us complimentary parking since we were only going up to the room to get her. The lobby was beautiful and the kids loved the glass elevators. Her room had a very comfortable bed and a nice bathroom. The room was small overall, but for one person, or a romantic evening, it would be fine.
I cannot say enough about the front desk staff, and how helpful they were to our family. It was so refreshing to experience this level of service in a time when so often people are sometimes not that courteous.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lovelymommy_10
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Property: The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa
Address: 4860 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33609 (Formerly InterContinental Hotel Tampa)
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#15 Green Hotel in Tampa
#34 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#41 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa 4*
Number of rooms: 323
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the city, The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa is just minutes from the airport, within walking distance to shopping and centrally located to all area attractions including Busch Gardens, Raymond James Stadium, the Florida Aquarium, the St Pete Times Forum and the beautiful gulf coast beaches. Here is where excellence truly is the standard. The hotel features a rooftop swimming pool with spectacular views of Tampa Bay, complimentary Internet access, a fully-equipped fitness centre, 24-hour in-room dining, 'In the Know' Concierge services and the award winning Shula's Steak House. ... more   less 
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