I'll state the good vs. bad. The good outweighs the bad, but for a family vacation it was not really convenient for us. 1) This hotel is beautiful, it is modern and clean. 2) The parking was free. 3) The room was comfortable and the restroom was large. (But I think we were in a handicapped room?) 4) I pricelined this reservation, so I wasn't sure where we would end up. For the price I got, I was happy, but... The BAD 1) This place is expensive. NOTHING is included. 2) no free wifi 3)no free breakfast, nothing...at...all (They want to charge you $18.95 that is for everyone, including children....really??? No thanks 4) swimming pool looked dirty and was too small, wouldn't let my children go close to it. 5) I had to print off my airplane vouchers and tried to do it in the business center, we couldn't get it to print there. Really??? You are a BUSINESS hotel. But the lady in the front helped me print it from her station, so I was happy... 6) No refrigerator, and when we called, they wanted to charge us for "use" of one.... 7) the windows open to the inside and you have a bunch of construction workers and business people looking at you. We are in Tampa, I want to see TAMPA not remind me of work... I had an issue with the remote dying on me. Not a big problem, things happen, I called guest services and a maintenance person came in and fixed the problem asap. I was impressed. The next day I was surprised to see they left a box of two chocolates and a note for the imposition. That was wonderful! I would stay here again on business, but not on family vacation. We enjoyed our stay, we just felt like we needed to sneak around because we were in swimwear and not in a business suit. It is right next to a mall and a Panera Bread (this was wonderful for us, because we are from St. Louis and we love our St. Louis Bread!!! Ahem Panera. ) You have to drive about a half mile to get to the beaches....bummer for us.
- 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