Overall, an enjoyable stay. Was given a room high up with a bay view, but it had an eight-person conference table in the middle of the living space?!? I seriously thought my room key had been mis-coded to a shared conference room space until I stumbled upon the beautiful bedroom. Silly me, next time I'll request a "no conference room table" room in the reservation comments section : ) That's what I get for arriving early. I did manage to swap the room out for a more proper room where I was able to conduct a more relaxed business meeting, unfortunately it turned out to be a room on the 2nd floor overlooking the hotel driveway...payback me thinks.
If you're not familiar with this property, it's a combination office building hotel, but don't be alarmed, it actually works well. The complex lobby (connected to the hotel) is white marble and very rich in appearance. For the carnivore set, there's a Shula's Steak House on-site. Free parking in the attached structure is a nice bonus as is the shopping mall across the street.
- 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