Stayed here for one night while on a business trip and I don't think I'll be back. I did like the fact that the hotel had underground parking, but it is a hike and I can see the concern regarding safety issues. I was especially disappointed that the hotel did not follow my requests for room location, but it didn't prove to be a problem. However, I think the room hadn't been used in quite a while as the water was brown when I turned on the shower and there were some ants in the tub (didn't notice them upon check in the night before). Lastly, my hotel bill was messed up despite working out details with them upon check-in. On the plus side, the hotel is located directly across the street from what appears to be a nice and popular shopping center; which includes Maggiano's Italian restaurant (the WestShore Plaza). I should've eaten at Maggiano's because dining at Shula's was frustrating and disappointing; even though the steak was very good. Even with reservations we were asked to wait 10 minutes and directed to the bar (low brow tactics and very disappointing). When we were finally seated, the restaurant wasn't busy at all; with most or half of the tables being empty, which ticked off my party. Service was slow to start and the Cesar salad was drenched in dressing. Initially we wanted to eat at Bern's but waited too late to make reservations and they were booked on a Wednesday night (who knew?); should've gone to Maggiano's. In room water was $6 per bottle, which I might pay (if I absolutely needed to) at the Waldorf or Biltmore but not the Intercontinental Hotel; sorry.
- 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