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The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa
Ranked #37 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
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Gainesville, Florida
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“Great Hotel For Gasparilla”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Me and a couple of my friends decided to spend the night here for Gasparilla and we had such a great time! First off the hotel and staff were awesome, the room was very nice, the location was ideal, and the free parking was a bonus. As for other reviews complaining about how your view is an atrium looking at offices, me and my friends found that absolutely hilarious, in fact we purposely were being ridiculous in front of our window looking for a few laughs. The staff was very kind and friendly, and the bar downstairs sure does make some strong drinks! In all I would love to come back to this hotel, and especially for Gasparilla. Thanks for such a great weekend!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Jeff R, Guest Relations Manager at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments about The InterContinental Tampa. The entire staff takes great pride in our hotel, and it is exciting to see our guests notice! We look forward to your future return!

-Jeff R
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Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

During a brief trip to Tampa, had an excellent experience at the Intercontinental Hotel. Was provided with an excellent room. Had very good service. Food was quite good, as well.

Was quite pleased with all aspects of this visit and would be very positively inclined to again stay at this fine hotel, should the opportunity arise.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Jeff R, Guest Relations Manager at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
It is great to hear you had a great experience here at the InterContinental Tampa. We are happy you loved your room, and the services provided here at the hotel. We hope the opportunity arises to have you stay with us again soon!

-Jeff R
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Mars
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

This hotel is in a good location for shopping and the airport. Also it is a short drive to St. Petersburg. The rooms were comfortable and the bed was great. There is both self park and valet so that does give someone the option if the chose not to pay the valet service. Across the street are stores and movie theaters which would give someone who is spending the day or week a place to go and without having to take a car. This was at the end of our vacation so I was looking for a quiet evening and some good food to top off the trip. Shula's steak house is located in the hotel and the food and service were wonderful. It of course is a little pricey but well worth the money. I also will tell you the staff at check in and out were very professional and assisted in making our stay very pleasant. The one draw back is the noise coming from the hall with the door closing.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jeff R, Guest Relations Manager at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
I am happy to know that the InterContinental Tampa was in a convenient location for you! Thank you for the positive comments about our Front Desk agents. We hope to have you as our guest again.

-Jeff R
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Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

Oh how I loved this place. Pulled in late at night (with an early am wake up call) and turned my car keys over for Valet park. Front desk gentleman quickly got us checked in and heading up to our room. Room was serene and tastefully decorated. Big fluffy pillows and soft, downy comforters. I wish we had a couple days to enjoy this lovely hotel.
In the am, car was waiting when we came downstairs. Only 5 minutes from the airport!

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Jeff R, Guest Relations Manager at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Kris, I am overjoyed to hear the process of getting you checked in and to your room was a breeze! We are pleased that our rooms met or even exceeded your standards. Thank you for staying with us at the InterContinental Tampa, I hope to see you back soon!

-Jeff R
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

I booked 2 rooms for this hotel prior to my sister's wedding cruise. It was middle of December 2013 and the roads were under construction making it difficult to find the entrance of the hotel. After trying out several street, we finally arrived in the hotel. The receptionist told us the room was not ready and unfortunately we have to wait. While we waited we went to get some drink and food in the restaurant. The bar tender was totally exhausted (she was on her own) attending to the plentiful hotel guests waiting to be served. She tried hard to smile but the stress is overcoming her nerves. We finally have our drinks/food and we checked 30 minutes later the check-in time. The room that I booked for my sister and her family was not ready and finally we got the key from reception at 18:00/ 3 hours after the normal check-in time. As I complained, the hotel give us the complimentary breakfast.
We have dinner at Shula's which was lovely and a steak is one of the best, but quite pricey. The extra bed which I paid extra was HORRENDOUS, and very dated with the spring protruding out from the foam. It was a nightmare to be given a room like this especially if you have an AMBASSADOR membership. The receptionist apologised and refunded 100 dollars, but truly is not worth it, I would rather pay the extra 100 dollars and have a better bed/sleep. The pool was run-down and looks dirty.
The breakfast was totally chaos, we waited for 15 minutes to be seated in a 1/4 full room which I am not sure why guests has to wait that long. Breakfast buffet are very limited and not enjoyed it at all. With disappointment I would not recommend this hotel. They badly needed refurbishment and maybe staff!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear Oxford69,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate your interactions with the staff prevented you from fully enjoying your time at the hotel. We are confident the necessary adjustments will be made, in order to achieve complete guest satisfaction.

Thank you again for your comments, we look forward to serving you in the future.

Sincerely,

Ben J
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Attend a party , food & beverages staff did an excellent job.Front desk answered all questions.
Manager on duty helped us lot .We gained high respect for Food & Beverages Manager Ms. Patricia Fernandez.She stayed till end.
We will return for sure.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Jeff R, Guest Relations Manager at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
We are delighted to hear our food and beverage staff did such an fantastic job! Patricia Fernandez is amazing and knows how to go above and beyond in customer service. I’m excited your visit to the InterContinental Tampa was great! We hope you return soon!

-Jeff R
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Windermere, Florida
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Stayed here after attending a concert in Tampa. The driveway was overcrowded and made it difficult to maneuver through when we first arrived. After finding the garage, free parking was plentiful. Check-in staff was very friendly. Room was clean and the bed was excellent. We did hear opening and closing of doors throughout the early morning. We would return when in the area again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jeff R, Guest Relations Manager at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Thank you for the excellent comments about our rooms and staff here at the InterContinental Tampa. We are glad you benefitted from our free parking! We hope to have you with us again in the future.

-Jeff R.
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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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