This beautiful hotel is a very mixed bag for a family stay. It is one of the cleanest and most comfortable rooms I've ever visited, but the view out the window is of the office suites across the beautiful atrium, some of them empty or mid construction. The pool is a cool rooftop affair off the 9th floor with a view of the bay, but it is tiny and also has a view of and smells of the parking deck. The heat was "broken" and I got the idea the pool is not really ever heated. It was too cold for us during a cold spell, but we saw Busch Gardens' fireworks from the deck. The fitness room - if you can find it - is amazing, with high-end treadmills and elliptical machines that you can plug your headphones into and listen to music or watch tv while you exercise. Lots of free weights and a multi-purpose weight machine. The breakfast buffet is $22 and wifi is $15 per night, so like other four star hotels, you pay more to get to pay for services provided for free by three star hotels. All in all I think this is a business hotel for someone who wants to sleep and work out between meetings, for those are the best things about it.
- 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
- The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa Florida