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“Superior business hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa

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The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa
Ranked #34 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
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Singapore, Singapore
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293 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Superior business hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2009

This hotel is integrated within an office complex. Entrance lobby is grand and welcoming, glass elevators gives a overall nice view of the lobby area when you're on e way up to the rooms.

Self parking is free, entrance at the back of the complex.

Used my IHG Priority club number and was given a better room on the higher floor. Nice rooms with warm decor. Very comfortable beds too.

International Plaza (shopping mall) is only 1 mile north. Walgreen diagonally across the traffic junction. Many good restaurants within close proximity. Its a very convenient business hotel.

  • Liked — free parking
  • Disliked — no free wifi
  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2009

Got a great price on this stay via Hotwire and have been very impressed. The hotel room was well appointed (although tightly furnished). The linens were soft and comfortable and the room was very tastefully furnished with a 32" LCD TV. I traveled with 2 children under 1 year old and when I requested a crib, not only was it delivered quickly but I also received a cute travel kit of children's toiletries (bath sponge, bath wash, lotion, talc, shampoo/body wash and baby wipes in a zippered pouch). The photos posted in other reviews are exactly how our room was. There is a Shula's downstairs that also provides room service although we opted to go right across the street to the mall which has a nice food court as well as a Maggiano's and P.F. Changs. One other thing, it's very nice to check out the sunset over Tampa Bay from the rooftop pool on the 9th floor.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank lonjen75
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Bangkok, Thailand
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64 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2009

Just finished three stays during one week and I have to say the Hotels offering are quiet good. I took the free of charge shuttle service from/ to Tampa Airport which if very convenient. Check in was a swift- first time with very friendly German born Jeniver, but can’t fault any of the staff, as everybody was kind and helpful. My room was once on 10th floor facing the front street and once facing the courtyard, which is not a good idea. Room layout was very nice, with flatscreen TV, Minibar and best about the Hotel- free WiFi! Bathroom was rather on the small side, but still nice. Room service was really quick, very friendly, but a little pricey. On portion of Penne with meatballs came nearly to 22 bucks without TIP. There is a coffee shop located in the lobby serving freshly brewed Illy coffee, which is delicious compared to the Starbucks stuff offered elsewhere. The coffee shop is even good for a small breakfast on the run if you need to catch an early morning flight. The pool is far to small for some laps but still a nice touch. Overall a very good experience and I would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dominik_r
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LOS ANGELES
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54 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2009

I was in the area for a couple of days during Thanksgiving. I wanted a decent hotel but fair priced and was willing to drive a bit because those by my relatives are tourist traps. I was able to book this hotel for under $60 a night. The hotel is very convenient to find and an easy ride to route 60 and Clearwater Beach (I like driving route 60, it is so Florida). Parking in the back was easy and close to the hotel entrance (valet is expensive, walk a few feet and save $18). Check in was easy, no problem with reservations. Room was very nice. Bed was comfortable and the climate control was precise. Great water pressure and instant hot. Had coffee by the bar (I don't drink) at $5 a cup and the service was excellent. Very comfortable by the TVs. Check out was uneventful. No "resort fees" (how I hate those, just add them into the rate please). % minutes to the rent a car lot and off to Los Angeles. I would consider staying here next trip as long as it is under $100 a night.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank JOEJAGENT
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EatCornTwice
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2009

No Frills "Luxury" Hotel-
- No breakfast.
- No Happy Hour. Just "Shula's Overpriced Restaurant"
- Hotel charged my group $1.00 more for drinks than the bar not 50 feet away.
- Calls from the room ranged from $1/min to $8/min to call Orlando (45 minutes away). This may not be an issue for people living in the US but many of my group came from overseas so we did not have US Cell phones to make calls.
- Fridge in room stuffed with overpriced beverages, leaving no room for locally purchased drinks and snacks. Two members of my group removed items from their fridges to make room for their snacks and got into an arguement with management upon checking out. Items were placed nearly ontop of the fridge but management wanted to charge them anyway for removing (yet not consuming) the items. (which brings us to...)
- Uncaring, unhelpful management.
- "Heated" pool was on 9th floor and outside. Pool was freezing. One plus was it's a salt-water pool so I didn't get that typical chlorine-eye burn like hotel pools often have. It was a short swim even so because the heaters weren't working.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank EatCornTwice
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Washington, DC
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2009

Got in late Friday night and stayed until Monday. The room smelled like smoke and was on the 2nd floor when I requested a room on a high floor. Coffee maker didn't work, no bathrobe, room generally small (mostly due to oversize furniture). Not a bad location but not terribly great for the downtown area attractions. Picked up a rental car from the Hertz located at the Marriott downtown - once we got htere, it was heartbreaking to see such a beautiful hotel that we could have stayed at. That place is BEAUTIFUL! I don't think I'd stay at the Intercontinental again - it's definitely not a 4 star.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kashismom
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spokane
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2009

loved the reviews so booked a room for the end of a very hard trip. didn't find the discounts others mentioned but got a king deluxe. arrived too early, prepared to sit in the lobby and work but they had a room and let me in immediately. once I got ice and changed clothes, I used their free wireless and tackled my work. then, ready to jump into the shower before dinner when I realized I did not have the advertised bathrobe. hated to call, hated to wait, hated to tip for the robe so did without but really would have loved a robe. hallway noise pretty loud. room was wonderful, very comfy. wifi was huge help. staff great. beware of room svc. 21% charge added in addition to $3.00 delivery, plus tax on that markup. food is great there. word to the wise: only order 'sides' if you are alone. servings at shula's are oversized.
unfortunately the coffee maker did not work which I discovered at 6 in the morning. will stay again but will check room more carefully before I undress next time. great hotel in general.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank alexa1
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Property: The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa
Address: 4860 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33609 (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
#15 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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