Our party of six chose the Intercontinental Tampa for a pre-cruise stay. Since we would have varying amounts of time in the area, we thought it would be a great choice due to its location. We were right. We were able to wander the mall, pick up a few last minute things at Walgreens and have a great dinner out.
There was a slight wait for the shuttle pick-up at the airport when we arrived but that was beyond their control due to an accident on the airport grounds. We weren’t alone in our wait; all other shuttles were held up as well. Others in our party who arrived later had no problems.
Check in was quick and the front desk was very accommodating in passing along messages for the later arrivals and helping to arrange our shuttle service in the morning.
Our King room was clean, great bathroom, nice large fluffy towels, and a comfortable bed.
As it was a warm evening, after dinner a few us enjoyed a dip in the rooftop pool, and just lounging on the patio around it catching up.
We did not eat in the hotel itself so can’t comment on that but we did visit the Starbucks and Panera Bread across the street, again a handy location.
- 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