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Anything decent in Tampa, Florida?

Old Dec 7, 16, 2:45 pm
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Anything decent in Tampa, Florida?

Might be down there in Jan for the CFB NCG, anywhere decent to stay?
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Old Dec 7, 16, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by GetSetJetSet View Post
Might be down there in Jan for the CFB NCG, anywhere decent to stay?
Are you specifically looking for a Luxury Hotel?
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Old Dec 8, 16, 7:19 am
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No luxury hotels that I'm aware of. I had a decent luxury suite at the IC last spring, which is now Starwood's The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel. But aside from the nice room you can't call the rest of the hotel "luxury" by any means.
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Old Dec 8, 16, 8:55 am
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If you are looking for an extension to a business trip, the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota is my favorite. It wouldn't be convenient for meetings in Tampa; Sarasota is a delightful town that's 45 minutes away. The RC is a good hotel with a great beach club. But only if you're looking to extending the trip and add some leisure time.
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Old Dec 12, 16, 8:16 pm
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There are more hotel rooms in the greater Tampa Bay Area than there are seats in Raymond James Stadium. The Super Bowl a few years ago did not sell out the hotels, as there are that many. There are many 4 star hotels within a few miles, as well as out on Clearwater Beach. Get on one of the major travel sites and good hunting.

You will have to travel to Sarasota or Orlando for a 5 star.

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Old Dec 13, 16, 6:07 am
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I thought the Grand Hyatt was nice and you could get a room facing the runway..or the bay depending on your interests.
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Old Dec 18, 16, 5:56 pm
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What do you want? What price range?

The Marriott and Westin downtown are nice (though the Marriott is a lot better).
Starwood has a new hotel that was formerly a bank downtown as well.

There is a HGI and Hampton Inn in Ybor City. I am sure that is where most of the football crowd will hang out.

I would also look in the SoHo area (South of Howard). There are a couple nice hotels and places to eat, drink.

Lastly, if you are not worried about the commute to the stadium, the Hilton in downtown St Pete, where the city is very lively.
Of course all the beach resorts are a good choice.
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Originally Posted by The_Diamond_Z View Post
I thought the Grand Hyatt was nice and you could get a room facing the runway..or the bay depending on your interests.
I too like the Grand Hyatt in Tampa Bay. I think it is a great property. Especially if you have status to get to the lounge, (the liquor is free) the offerings are pretty good. Also the view from Armani's restaurant rooftop bar is a nice place to hang out.

Also the Marriott Waterside is a very nice property too, especially if you can snag one of the rooms with the enormous balcony. I think the one I had was twice the size of the room and had a great panoramic view.

Hyatt Clearwater is upscale but I that area gets overcrowded and if its windy the roof top bars aren't any fun.

Just my .02
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Old Dec 25, 16, 10:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Ceres View Post

Hyatt Clearwater is upscale but I that area gets overcrowded and if its windy the roof top bars aren't any fun.

Just my .02
And the commute from Clearwater to the stadium can be brutal depending on time and day.
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Originally Posted by GetSetJetSet View Post
Might be down there in Jan for the CFB NCG, anywhere decent to stay?
Epicurean Tampa, across from Bern's Steak House is decent.

If you want to head to the beach, try Sandpearl or the new Opal. 30 minute drive from Tampa Airport and maybe a bit more to the RayJay Stadium with traffic.

No FS/St Regis equivalent in the area.
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Old Jan 6, 17, 12:02 pm
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I second the Epicurean: pretty nice hotel in the Tampa area, and there are a handful of restaurants you can walk to (not just Bern's).

If you can make it to Sarasota, the Ritz there is a nice property.
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