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The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa
Ranked #37 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

The rooms are large and well appointed. I checked in late and took a executive suite. Service was good and room service for breakfast was timely. The hotel is well located with several very good restaurants nearby and a short drive to the airport. I plan to stay there on future trips to Tampa.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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JGaffney, Manager at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thanks! I am very pleased you enjoyed your visit, see you again soon.
-John
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

I have always enjoyed my stays at intercontinental. It is the only hotel I use when visiting tampa. Having said this, the rooms on the inside(face the atrium) are terrible. I would recommend anyone staying here make sure there is an outside room available before booking. The rooftop pool is amazing and the views from all outer rooms are wondeful. I usually just pay the extra $20 to get a room on the top two floors because the views are definitely worth it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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JGaffney, Manager at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thank you for sharing your knowledge with future travelers. I am delighted you enjoyed everything and experienced our great customer service, guestrooms and the beautiful view from the pool. The outside view rooms are definitely worth the upgrade as well, but it is not necessary to spend all your time looking out the window when you can explore all that Tampa has to offer! Our Concierge is delighted to assist and make your experience memorable; Tampa has great history to explore, beaches nearby to relax, and wonderful entertainment, dining and shopping to fill your days and nights.
Thanks for your loyalty as well!
-John
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

I have stayed at the Intercontinental numerous times and each time seems to get better. I would applaud Tiffany Steele for her assistance as she went above and beyond to make my stay very enjoyable. Employees are friendly, property is very nice, and the location is excellent. Stay here if you are in the area.

Room Tip: You have your choice of ocean or atrium views all of which are good.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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JGaffney, Manager at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Hi Art,
Thank you for your kind comments about our associates, location, and property. It means a lot that you specifically recognized Tiffany who does such an outstanding job for us… we are so very proud of her! Thanks for choosing to stay with us; we look forward to your next visit.
-John
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South Molton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We flew into Tampa and spent 4 days/nights at this hotel which we chose due to convenience to the airport and best price offered at approx £75 per night pp room only. The room was very spacious and well appointed with an amazingly comfy bed which was Queen size as you would expect in the States. Breakfast buffet was $18 pp or you could have had the Full Breakfast Menu. Frankly though, the buffet was more than adequate which a vast choice of fruit, cereals, porride, eggs, bacon, bread, croissants, muffins etc. etc. At the weekends you can also have omelette. So overall not a bad price for what we got. The hotel had a pool on the roof terrace which was very pleasant with views over the city and the water. Plenty of towels and beds available too. There is a shopping mall opposite the hotel with all the usual department stores, J C Penny, Macys etc. as well as smaller outlets. There is also a huge pharmacy on the opposite corner so all in all the hotel is well served by all amenities. Parking is free in the hotel car park too. Staff overall were generally helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the atrium so no nice views for us. We were also next to the lifts which seemed...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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JGaffney, Manager at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of our great location, comfortable rooms and wonderful Shula’s breakfast buffet. I will also pass your kind comments on to our associates who enjoyed the pleasure of serving you during your visit.
Thanks for sharing!
-John
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

There is a charge for internet access. This is 2013! I will never pay for internet access. It is just the principle. No hotel should charge for this service. I’m tired of upscale hotels charging when it is complimentary at most moderate and lower priced ones.

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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JGaffney, Manager at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thank you for the review. I apologize that you do not agree with the charge for internet, like many hotels we charge for additional services on an as needed basis, rather than pass expenses on to every guests whether they use them or not. I do appreciate your feedback and glad to hear you enjoyed the other aspects of your visit to Tampa.
-John
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed here expecting the usual high standard associated with intercontinental having used them a lot on business. The first room was noisy - we asked to be moved and we were, but to an inferior room.... Which also was noisy due to the ice machine in the corridor....but we gave up being too tired. Next the bath plug wouldn't work - we advised them and whilst we went out for dinner they didn't fix it..... We then thought, lets settle down with a decaf coffee each - alas no, as there was only one sachet for the twin coffee maker! On the way out - no asking to see how our stay had been. This is not a cheap hotel, but it was no better than a standard holiday inn.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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JGaffney, Manager at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
John,
I am sorry that we did not uphold the InterContinental standards you are accustomed to during your visit. I want you to know this is not a typical experience at our property and we have been consistently are rated among the best in our brand. I assure you these issues have been addressed and we will strive to improve on this experience every day.
Thanks for writing about your experience.
-John
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Elmvale, Ontario
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

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.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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JGaffney, Manager at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Glad everyone enjoyed their visit before your cruise, thanks for choosing us!
-John
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Property: The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa
Address: 4860 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609-2524 (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
#16 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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