Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 265
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SFLKev Great location; Comfortable room; Great staff; Mediocre gym
All-in-all an excellent choice for business travel to Tampa. Close to south Tampa, St. Pete, commutable to downtown, Starbucks across the street, and plenty of dining options close by.
Friendly staff, clean rooms, quiet and upscale without being pretentious.
But... I don't think I've ever stayed in a hotel this nice that had such a smelly, dank, small, ill-equipped fitness room. It is literally an old guest room with carpeted floor. Smells awful, door standing wide open with full view of the commode, and very poorly equipped.
I've stayed in hotels with half the stars (and price) with far nicer fitness facilities!
21 July 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Intercon-supporter Review of stay at Tampa Intercontinental Hotel
I like to share my experinece on my stay at the above hotel. It was not one of the memorable experience to say the least. I found couples of incidents/things that were disapponting:
1) The hotel pool is really poor maintained, there were some sea creatures, looked like some kind of shell fish, pretty big in sizes, swimming all around the pool. I believe one other guest had taken pictures of them. It was about 5-6 of them inside the swimming pool. I did report to the reception, and did not go back to the pool for the 6 days that I was staying there.
2) in this location, there was no shower/bath gel available, unlike all other locations, this was really inconvienent as I ended up going to Walmart to get a bottle myself. You see, I have very sensitive skin, and the bar soap will make it worse for my eczema/rashes after a long flight of 22 hours.
3) Though the facilities were not up to par, the staff were friendly and helpful, and this really made up for the poor hotel facility. In addition, I like the hotel's location, it is near to a few big malls and good restaurants.
20 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Northtravel Very convenient
I was staying for Tampa for 2 days for exams. The hotel had an airport shuttle, we were at the lobby in 12 minutes. The staff knew why we were here and were able to help us, and have been knowledgeable and accommodating all along, especially Jesse. Great room, very quiet. Across the street from mall, pharmacy, restaurants...etc.
Amazing breakfast, full buffet, superior quality.
Will definitely highly recommend.
18 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carol very pleased Excellent all around
I have stayed at this particular property on multiple occasions and I am never disappointed. I can't believe the price is so reasonable for the quality of the hotel.
18 July 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BobM34 Not what I expected
My ambassador status was not acknowledged by management, ending up with a room right near the elevators which ensured guest chatter as people walked past the room all night. When I mentioned to the manager I had paid for the ambassador status and expected a room upgrade; I was told they did not have that noted (not true since earlier it was acknowledged when I checked in) and they were out of rooms. The manager offered to comp my dinner (I did not need it), said the manager gave me points and sent up a fruit plate (very nice). However, I was more interested in a comfortable room. Stuff happens and the manager was first rate. However, suggest you not state ambassador guarantees an upgraded room - since I actually received the worse room in many many stays at this wonderful hotel.
18 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dr.Mc Excellent Anniversary - Fantastic Service
My wife and I recently came back to this property after getting married here 3years ago to commemorate our wedding anniversary and the entire staff went out their way to insure we had the time our lives, again thank you to Megan and crew
16 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Canuck65 Convinient Airport Shuttle
We stayed here two nights whilst enroute to Orlando. Called from the airport and 15 min latter the shuttle was there to commence the voyage of discovery. As a Royal Ambassador was upgraded to a suite. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the facility was up to shape and both dinning facilities were stellar.
16 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rwade102409 Excellence Throughout
From arrival to departure this was the perfect hotel experience. I have more than 20 years experience in hospitality with more than 10 of those in management (none with IHG unfortunately) and I have to say there is a special team working here that makes all guests feel like family. Each individual working here treats you as if you are the only guests they have to assist at that moment. The rooms are fabulous, the common areas inviting, and the valet and bell staff are very friendly. If you want to get away to the Best Value in Tampa, stay at the Intercontinental. You will be thankful that you did.
16 July 2014