Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa

Address: 5223 N. Orient Rd, Tampa, Florida, 33610, United States | 4 star hotel
 
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
 

How has this hotel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.

Location

This 4 star hotel, located in the East Tampa/Brandon area of Tampa, is near Busch Gardens, Seminole Gaming Palace, Adventure Island, and Hillsborough River.
Map this hotel

Amenities

Photos of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa

    View all photos
         

      TravelPod Member ReviewsSeminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa

      Reviewed by dolcetravels

      Great Rooms and Pool at the Hard Rock Tampa

      Reviewed Mar 10, 2013
      by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

      This was our first time staying on property and we were not disappointed. Lucky to have the room comped for two nights and a lot of food credit (thanks to my mother who frequents the casino during the winter months!) Check in was quick, easy and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I had expected average 'bar' type food at the Hard Rock Cafe but it was FABULOUS. Had a variety of items from the menu due to the size of our party and everything was great including the cocktails! Two people in my group tried the new Asian restaurant, the Noodle Bar at Jubao Palace, and raved about it. We had a standard room with two queen beds. Very clean, very large and very comfy beds and bedding. Not a big fan of the bathroom area layout. It didn't have a lot of privacy. There is no door to the vanity area (double sinks, large wall mirror) where the shower is (shower has some type of frosted glass.) But I did like the modern decor and again, lots of space. Four people would easily have more than enough room. My niece and I spent one afternoon by the pool. I was a little surprised that more people weren't outside to enjoy the beautiful Florida weather. Almost had the place to ourselves.. Two lounge chairs by the pool, bright sunshine and an attentive cocktail waitress. Great time! As for the gambling, a few of us broke even and only a slight loss for the others. We only played slots and there were several that were actually paying a little thanks to the Bonus Rounds. The trick is to know when to get up and leave! Only one really negative thing that comes to mind is the Valet service. Not sure what the problem is (need more help? more parking areas?) but it didn't seem very efficient. But you could tell the guys were working hard and doing their best. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay and would love to go back again.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      Historical Traveler Reviews Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa

      FALSE ADVERTISING For this casino

      from

      After reading weekly ads in the Orlando Sentinel stating room for 89. per person, free valet parking, free breakfast, free CD, my wife and I decided to go. At check-in, I was told they new nothing of what I was talking about. My room was 190. no free valet parking, no Breakfast. I did get a CD. Upon losing 1500. on machines that would not even accept a Players Card, I went to bed. The next morning, Breakfast of (2) Eggs and Sausage,Toast, and Coffee, Waffle, Bacon, Coffee and Orange Juice was 30. plus tip. Don't waist your time, if in Florida, go to Mississippi where the real Casinos are and You get something for your money.

      Recent Visitor

      from

      No table games except poker which was way too busy to get in on. The slot machines were some kind of bingo combination which just sucked up money. What a ripoff. No blackjack or other games.

      We Came, We Saw, We Left...

      from

      The best part of the visit was the usual celeb. memorabilia. Next was watching the ceiling lighting change colors. Other than that, not much. As a casino, it's not much of one. Rows of too tightly spaced slot machines, no table games other than a "poker room", and over-priced drinks for patrons spending cash on very tight slots. What a shame that they couldn't make it a little more exciting for players. Next, if you are affected by heavy cigarette smoke, this place is not where you wanna be. I didn't stay in the hotel, so no comment on that. Perhaps they'll take some real tips from Vegas, and make it a place you'll want to visit again. Hope so, for Tampa's sake. Thanks for reading my review.

      Very Disappointed

      from

      My family was very disappointed in the casino. The slot machines wouldn't take many of our paper monies. We also didn't like the fact that when we cashed out of one machine we couldn't use the ticket that was dispensed from that machine in another machine. We would have to wait in line at the teller (the tellers were very unfriendly) or find a casino employee walking around to cash in the ticket. There was not a wide variety of slot machines available. Smoke from the many lit cigarettes was terrible. The machines (all of them) would have to pay twice what they do now before you can consider them tight. I walked around the casino several times and never saw anyone 'win'. I have never been to a casino where someone had to pay for their drinks while they were gambling. Whoever is running this casino could learn a lot from a trip to the casinos in Biloxi Mississippi which is where my family and friends will take our trips in the future. There is absolutely nothing happening at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino that would entice my family and friends to return.Very Disappointed,Tom Thomas

      Seminole Hard Luck Hotel

      from

      This casino is a joke! I also used to go in and win at least $200 more than what I went in with. Since the completion of this over priced hotel and all the other extras, I have done nothing but, LOSE! I agree with the other writer, the machines are TIGHT, to the point of everyone being so angry that they have scratched the new expensive elevator doors leading from the parking garage and, I hear nothing but, I am never coming back from people around me! They used to give away cars once a week and now it is a HUMMER!! guess why the slot machines are soooooooooooo tight?????? Someone has to pay for that fancy place in Tampa that, the locals can usually only afford to look at! Another tourist trap! I have been to Harrods casino in North Carolina and it was much better and, I actually won there, the atmosphere was much better. I also find Tampa to be a very dirty city. Old and ran down. when you go to Orlando and look at the surroundings near the theme parks, they are beautiful. When u go to Busch gardens, it is an eye sore until you are inside the park. City of Tamap should be ashamed of this!

      Hard rock casino--What a joke

      from

      the hard rock hotel and casino is very impressive from the outside but when you get in the casino the machines are so tight i don't think that anyone has had a big win since the new casino opend when this new casino opened it was suppose to be the all new hard rock casino what a joke the old casino at least paid you good once in a while i have been going to the new one since it opened it's horrid i would rather put the money out for a cruise and enjoy winning on the money i spend.

      Check-in chaos

      from

      The hotel was beautiful however we were very unhappy upon checking in.

      We reserved the luxury suite and a deluxe for our engagement party a week prior to the vacation. The first nights deposit was deducted from my bank account immediately as a deposit for the 2 rooms; however, when we arrived to check-in we were told our rooms were not available (What was the $300 for?) I was told by the reservations manager that they were double booked and there was some "tribal thing that she couldn't explain" behind us not getting our rooms. They had a 'walk policy' though and she would be happy to walk us to the next hotel. If your customers' rooms become unavailable after they have paid their deposit then they need to be informed before making the trip there and be given a better excuse then "some tribal thing". After we became upset and it was mentioned that this was my engagement weekend 6 reservations magically got cancelled and our luxury room was now available. That was the first of many upsetting surprises of the weekend. It ended with us having dinner reservations for 15 at Lloyds (the retaurant located within the casino) that got pushed back an hour and once we did get our food 5 of the dinners were sent back because of poor proportions and the fact that they were cold. A couple hours after check out we realized that someone had left a cell phone in the room. We called and spoke with security and were told that everything gets turned in at the end of shift. When we called the next morning nothing had shown up but my fiance's voicemail had been changed to a woman's message. We are now having to get involved with theft charges on top of everything. Couple dishonest staff with the fact that there is no video poker, black jack, craps, etc., and the incredibly slow service and the only good thing about the weekend was my engagement. The Hard Rock Casino is a big let-down.

      This is not a Hard Rock / stay away

      from

      Sorry, nice try but this is NO a Hard Rock property. 1. The is NO cafe' Hard Rock Style 2. How do tyou get 3 or 4 cents change when playing nickle slot machines? 3. Not a real Casino / NO roulette or craps tables 4. Local hispanic community have not only taken over the weekend clientel in their so called Nightclub, that is mostly all you see there working. 5. Very close to another let down (Ybor City). 6. Across the street is another eyesore, a Clear Channel property of a so called concert theater. Question ? Do any acts besides Clear Channel acts get booked in there? I think not Please Tampa, wake up and smell the coffee. Bad move

      Didn't care for it

      from

      With the Hard Rock Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas being my hotel/casino when I'm in Vegas........I decided to make a room reservation at the brand new Hard Rock Hotel/Casino in Tampa and decided to drive over the week before to check it out. It was about an hour and 20 minute drive from Orlando and very easy to get to. I must say, the hotel and casino was very nice.......however, my disappointment came when the server came around for cocktail orders.......$1 for a cup of coffee, $1.50 bottle of water, etc. If people are putting their money in the slot machines.......then these items need to free or a lower price. Also, after walking the huge casino floor...........it appeared that no one was winning on the slot machines. I, myself, blew about $50 during my stay of two hours. No blackjack tables and no video poker either. When I returned home to Orlando - I immediately called and cancelled my room reservation. Unless I'm in the Tampa area on business..........I probably will not go back to the Hard Rock. Very disappointed!

      Brand new and beautiful

      from

      If the first day is an indication, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will be a premier destination in the Tampa/Clearwater/St.

      petesburg area. I atttended the grand opening and stayed four nights.

      The service staff is friendly and appeared to be well trained and knowledable. The rooms are exquisitly decorated with plenty of space.

      As the casino is attached to the hotel, security is very high. I felt very secure at the sight of many of the security personnel around the hotel, parking lots and adjecent areas. The location is excellent just right off I-4 and a couple of miles from I-75. A 30 minutes drive will put you right on some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida.

      Downtown Tampa is 15 minutes away and the famous Tampa historic district is 10 minutes away. The hotel has a wonderful restaurant and there are quite a few fast food venues located inside the casino as well as a night club. Room service is open 24 hours a day as contrasted to the 11 PM ort midnight cut off of most other hotels. The casino has a separate entrance minimizing traffic in the hotel lobby. I highly recommend it.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa

      3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
       

      Travel Blogs from Tampa

      Back to WDW

      A travel blog entry by jghanse on Jan 09, 2015

      Holiday Inn does not have a free breakfast so we went to Cracker Barrel which was close to the Honeywell. Diane had Old Timers and Joel had Uncle Herschel's........bought a DVD of Mama's Family episodes and a 6" cast iron pan for the RV (we had given the one we had to Deb for Christmas).........57.64 on visa. Stopped at the WDW Walmart to get some needed things.....132.26 on visa and went to the Walmart Liquor Store for Vodka ...

      Leaving Home Packing

      A travel blog entry by jkaram on Jan 06, 2015

      4 comments, 1 photo

      ... Our goal is to post the highlight moments of our journey. We hope you will enjoy following us. Everything is ready to go. Played my last game at Mangrove Bay, our local golf course, for two months. Maureen and I are packing and will leave early on Jan 7, destination New Orleans for 2 days. Will post from there.
      ...

      We Love Being Snowbirds - December in Florida

      A travel blog entry by heathercharles on Dec 01, 2014

      1 comment, 35 photos

      It's Heather again...

      We headed to St. Pete Beach, Florida for 3 weeks in December. I am now ready to retire and spend the winters in Florida! (I'm even willing to work the non-winter months...) It really is the way to go. Warm weather, sunny every day, outdoor bars, nice beaches, no crowds. No snow. Ideal.

      We rented a condo that was perfect for us. Our favorite part was that it had a corner sunroom, and since it was the on the third floor, we got ...

      Alzheimers care Ocean County NJ

      A travel blog entry by jumbledglo872 on Sep 05, 14

      ... it's true. When you notice you are frowning, force yourself to stop. Stick with it, and you can train yourself away from wrinkle-inducing frowns.



      It is never too late to quit smoking for in order to slow aging. Smoking not only increases the risk of lung cancer and emphysema, it is associated with a number of other cancers, cardiovascular disease, and a decreased resistance to illness. Of ...

      Creating the most of affordable SEO services

      A travel blog entry by realestate462 on Jun 08, 14

      ... cost efficiency and strikes a web site could acquire utilising the search engine marketing.

      A reasonable presents many hands to make sure the value of utilizing their company. Firstly, businesses get special web-content with marvelous quality to get a your hands on potential customers. These providers use enhanced link creating strategy to develop an ideal web pages with essential indexing and ...