Stayed here for 2 nights prior to getting on a Cruise ship. This is a gorgeously beautifully renovated hotel with lovely public spaces and very nicely decorated hotel rooms. You actually feel like you are staying in a WWII era hotel. Can't say enough about the attention to detail of the authentic renovations. A must see. The reviews previous to mine mentioned the lack of amenities and that is correct. This would easily be a 5* hotel with more staff to help with luggage, concierge, breakfast available (not necessarily complementary, just available on site),coffee makers in room, an area in lobby with welcome station, etc., the way some of the 5*s do. Our hotel room was strictly standard size, though nicely decorated, but on the directory in the room it was obvious that room sizes greatly vary, so I assume many rooms were more spacious. The bathroom area was spotlessly clean and very attractive. We arrived 2 hours prior to check in and were given a room immediately, even though the hotel was booked solid due to a wedding that night. Our safe was not working and we asked for some assistance 3 times. Told each time someone would be there to take a look, but no one ever came to check. I want to add one more note that the bartender is awesome. He was swamped due to the wedding but managed to serve us our drink and food orders at a table, not the bar. He was gracious and humorous and a real gentleman! Despite the lack of some of the amenities, I would definitely recommend this hotel and I really hope they are successful as The Floridan Palace is a gem in downtown Tampa. Also, good location...you can walk all over the downtown area from the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the legendary Floridan, located in the heart of Tampa. Built in 1926, this nineteen story hotel has been brought back to its original grandeur.Indulge yourself in old world charm, met with the modern comforts of today. With an eye for detail and a dash of flair, flawless service and luxury awaits you at every turn. The opening ceremony and ribbon cutting of this iconic landmark took place on July 28, 2012, making the Floridan Palace, once more the “crown jewel” of the city of Tampa. With historical expertise, and detailed craftsmanship, the hotel’s beauty and stature of its original state has been recaptured. The Floridan is one of the few hotels in the Tampa Bay area that is on the National Register of Historic Places. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Floridan Palace Hotel Tampa, Florida