We stayed at the InterContinental in March 2009.
Rooms: The rooms were nicely appointed and very contemporary. The bed was very comfy and there were lots of pillows. They have some neat amenities, There is an iPod docking station/alarm clock, nice flat screen television, a small safe and FREE INTERNET!!! among many other things. They don't have any vending machines in the hotel because they have mini-bars in the room. I am apparently a novice at the mini-bar thing. As I was snooping around in the fridge, I took a bottle of cashews out and put it back right where I found it, only to be charged for it at check-out. Apparently it is an automated system. The guest clerk took care of it no questions asked. The bathrooms are very contemporary as well and large enough for 2 people to move around.
Exercise Room: Is located on the 11th (top) floor. It had several treadmills overlooking the office building that is adjoined to the hotel. There were several bikes and elliptical machines and a small area for weight lifting. The cardio equipment had "CardioVision" televisions attached. The hotel even supplied earphones (located right in the exercise room) in case you forget yours.
Pool: The pool is located on the 9th floor and has a nice view of the bay. We would have loved to use it, but when we were there all the chairs were taken by early afternoon.
Coffee Kiosk: There is a kiosk in-between the hotel and one of the adjoining office buildings. They serve bagels and muffins in the morning in addition to coffee, soft drinks, tea and juice at reasonable prices.
Location: The hotel is about 2 miles from the airport and about 20 minutes from downtown Tampa and it is nearly a straight shot there. We liked that it was located across the street from a mall. There were lots of great places to eat there. They had a Mitchell's Fish Market (highly recommend!) and PF Changs as well as a couple of other nice restaurants.
- 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
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