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!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Tampa