Rated 5 out of 5 by FloridaNative1 Historic Transformation
Le Meridien Tampa is a unique, luxurious and comfortable property, well located in downtown Tampa. The staff is extremely welcoming and professional and knowledgable about the history of the building.
The hotel was formerly the Federal Courthouse, built nearly 100 years ago. Many of the features of the courthouse can be seen, including wide marble hallways, marble columns out front and high ceilings, along with lots of oak, brass and some repurposed historic furniture.
Kudos to the developer and City of Tampa for repurposing this beautiful historic building.
The rooms are comfortable and luxurious. The public areas and restaurant are well done. Highly recommended.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tampavisit Loved this place!
The hotel was once a courthouse and still retains all the original wood and marble used when the building was constructed back in the 1920s. It's a beautiful building and quite different from any other hotel stay I've experienced. The rooms were nice and comfortable. Great bar in the hotel. And the location was the absolute best for Tampa, right in the heart of downtown and close to all the breweries and pubs I wanted to visit. I'm always staying here when I come to Tampa.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by patriciafla Perfectly located, stylish new Starwood property
What a great location, just 3 blocks from the Tampa Museum & the Straz Center! It's a perfect spot when coming in from out-of-town to see a show. The room style is clean & unclutter, with a business desk with the new "stand-up" height, .extending across the front of the room. The Best REASON for visiting this new hotel is the AMAZING new restaurant, the Bizou Brasserie - the food so delicious that it's worth a trip to Tampa!
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by IYIarv Excellent New Starwood Property
I had the pleasure of recently staying here for a weekend. The hotel has character and beauty and I'm not one to give praise freely. Our stay started of with a proper welcome by Latrell at checkin who was not only welcoming but informative.
I will admit with the property being new there were some bugs and renovations still being performed but all within reason.
Staff was super nice minus one lady who gave me attitude when I asked where the pool was having assumed I was not staying there. When I told her I was she proceeded to show me but was less then apologetic.
I plan on staying here again this upcoming weekend and hope to have an equally pleasant stay.
August 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alan211 A unique hotel experience
We enjoyed the experience of staying in a historic property, that has been converted into a hotel!
The corner room we stayed in, was situated at the front of the hotel. The room was decorated with a modern touch, well sized and the bed was very comfortable. The Restaurant served excellent food, the menu was varied and the staff friendly and knowledgeable. Additionally, the Bar is a happening place in downtown Tampa! My favorite: the Hotel has a bakery that serves delicious goodies!
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DSWJR August stay
Great all the way around!!
August 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lena65 Modern and good service
Very friendly staff in a new hotel. Small quiet, boutique feel. Our first room, first floor was not complete with privacy sheers so we were quickly moved to the 5th floor. Excellent drivers to take you to dinner, museum etc. Thank you to Jason, Dennis, Carmelo and Joe for a wonderful stay. The restaurant bar is hopping. Check it out and have the refresher martini! The pool was closed which was a disappointment.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by brookums71 Old World Class with Modern Beauty
Living in downtown Tampa, actually in the same zip code-you would think that this would not be much of a treat. Well, boy were we surprised! It was our 2 year wedding anniversary and we were limited with where we could go so my hubby surprised me with a staycation of sorts to Le Meridian. It had just opened and we were very curious.
First of all the rate was amazing. I believe it was $139 including tax! The concrete presence from the street is oldworld, European and very inviting. It has these grand steps, and takes up a whole city block.
We were greeted eagerly by the doorman and immediately were checked in by the courteous staff. I will say that the $20 valet parking is atrocious and if you could troubleshoot this in any way I would. We did. We mentioned to the gentleman checking us in it was our anniversary and when we checked out the next day he remembered.
Our room was on the 4th floor and the only negative thing I can say is the elevator smelled like sour milk and was nauseating. The room was gorgeous. Slate grey walls freshly painted. I am certain we were the first ones in this room. Black out shades with noise deafening windows. Spacious with a plush bed, ample pillows, a kcup lilly coffee maker and a big screen tv. The bathroom was beautiful clean and the shower pressure was sublime. The linens were heavenly. Now, the restaurant. The Brassiary. Unbelievable. It was hopping. Very popular. 1960s touches everywhere. The furniture very kitchy. The theme of the restaurant is Parisian. The service was amazing. They gave us a table without a reservation, served us complementary champagne for our anniversary and the sophisticated drinks we had-the sidecar and manhatten was delicious. Our meal was perfect. I have traveled all over Europe and I would rate this close to anything as good in Europe. I had the tomato tart with a flaky pie crust that was sensational. Maybe one of the best things I have EVER had!!! Possibly because they have their own pastry chef there! My husband had enormous shrimp and a simply perfect salmon. The French fries were dreamy. We ended the meal with a chocolate torte with blackberries that was intoxicating and a salted carmel éclair that was addictive.
The gym-was perfection. My husband and I did our workouts side by side w state of the art treadmills. There was a small tv on the treadmill and even cable. Sadly, the pool was not listed on the website so we did not bring bathing suits. But it looked very inviting, clean and a massive amount of towels were available for anyone.
The next morning we arose after a magnificent sleep in the cold room that was silent and dark. All vital ingredients for a good rest. We had breakfast at the brasserie. I was not especially crazy about the gruyere chees omlette, but the prices were very reasonable, the service was impeccable and the coffee was flowing.
We want to make this an annual event each anniversary. Come before this place become too popular!
July 15, 2014