Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
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Well, we got to the airport just in time but of course I had to check my bag as I don't like to have to get all those less than 3 oz products, and luckily they let me check my bag as they were close to starting to board the flight. Though I wondered if my bags would make it to Tampa...
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... house in Seven Oaks. The week just simply flew by, between errands and visiting with friends. Just a delightful time all around under the beautiful Floridian sun!
Now, Paul and I are back on the road on our way to Ocean City, Maryland where we are scheduled to arrive on the 28th... We are very excited to yet again stay there for the next 3 months or so ...
... I am a college sophomore, and just transferred to the University of Tampa. Talk about a beautiful campus! From the Minarets to the Hillsborough River, this campus truly is the definition of beauty.
Being that I am an only child, and my parents and I are extremely close, they decided to start over and experience life outside of New Jersey as well. We are currently renting in South Tampa until we can find a house, but in the three weeks I have been here, I can ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Good hotel, very helpful and friendly staff, good location close to airport
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Best Hotel in Tampa!
The Grand Hyatt is the best hotel in Tampa Bay. I decided to take my girlfriend there for Valentine's Day and it was perfect! The hotel is spotless and beautiful and the service was great too! We got to eat in both Oystercatchers and Armanis and you can't beat the food or views there!!! The only negative thing I can say about staying there is that it didn't last long enough! I recommend this hotel for anyone who is local or out of town who is looking for the best out there. It may not be the cheapest but you get what you pay for!!!
My husband and I just returned from the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. Although this is a nice property, the hotel lacks the proper attention to service. Prior to going to the hotel, we called and asked about the shuttle from the airport. We were given instructions. Upon our arrival, we waited for a shuttle that did not appear. We called the hotel, and they said that they would send one right away. We waited another 25 minutes. It still did not show. We finally gave up and took a taxi to the hotel that was only minutes from Tampa International. When I described the situation to the front desk manager, he apologized, but other than that was unconcerned. Later that evening, my husband and I had dinner at Oyster Catchers, which is off the hotel property. We had the waiter to call for the shuttle. The restaurant had to call 3 times.
We spent the weekend in Tampa over the 26th - 28th. The Grand Hyatt had
We had an excellent stay at Grand Hyatt Tampa. Everything exceeded our expectations, and what a well deserved upgrade from Hyatt Regency Westhore to Grand Hyatt Tampa! I called them a couple of hours before arrival into TPA to confirm the reservation, and the staff who answered the call was courteous and polite. We used the hotel's shuttle to get to the property, which is located only 5 minutes from TPA. In case if you're arriving late at the airport, don't despair; their shuttles run until 1am. Be sure to use their courtesy phone by the luggage carosel to tell them that you arrived. Check in was swift. Being a Platinum Gold Passport member, we were upgrade to a room with the view of the bay. The view was gorgeous. The rooms were renovated early this year and they do look new. Do dine at Oystercatchers, which is my favorite restaurant in Tampa. Making a reservation well in advance is recommended, and do request for a table by the windows overlooking the bay. The views are great and the sunset was simply marvellous. I would recommend the sea-bass (sauteed!), and do save room for dessert...the key lime pie was delectable! Definately would return to Grand Hyatt Tampa!
Nice place to spend the night.
Stayed here two nights while visiting friends on Clearwater Beach. Room was spacious and clean. The bed was perfect and the bathroom quite well appointed. The morning breakfast buffet includes freshly squezzed OJ or Grapefruit juice which is heavenly! On the downside..... If you're looking for a quiet place to lay out by the pool I'd go elsewhere. The pool is very small and you need to go back into the lobby area to use the restroom. Also, being right next to the airport means planes are flying overhead often. This is a good hotel to stay in if you need to catch a flight in the morning or just looking to sleep at night while you spend your day hours elsewhere.
Simply Marvelous !
This hotel is an elegant, first class establishment supported by a knowledgeable, courteous, and friendly staff ! Staff members went out of their way to assure our comfort and satisfaction. Our six-day stay was quite pleasant. Our room was clean and spacious with a view that overlooked the bay. Extremely comfortable beds. The decor in our room and throughout the hotel was beautiful. The on-site nature preserve with beautiful shore birds was breath-taking. We ate in two of the three hotel restaurants and found that the food and service were excellent ! Oystercatchers restaurant was my personal favorite. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the Tampa Bay area.
Loved Hyatt Westshore
Great hotel. The rooms were luxurious.The restaurants were very nice and the food was top notch. I can see why they would not sit the prior reviewer if he came in wearing shorts, Armani Restaurant is a four stars restaurant as fancy as any of the upscale NYC restaurants....If you want trailer trash, then this isn't for you
They had just finished a huge renovation when we stayed 12/02 and the rooms are gorgeous. We had one of the villas (casita) with a view of Tampa Bay - Mexican tile floors, light tropical colors. The staff was friendly and helpful. Ate at 2 of the 3 restaurants. Armani's is their formal restaurant on the top floor of the hotel overlooking the bay. It is absolutely top notch, elegant food and service, pricey. Oystercatchers is more casual, seafood, and excellent. If you stay, take a walk through the nature preserve on the boardwalk. The shore birds are amazing - blue herons, roseate spoonbills, egrets etc. This is NOT your typical Hyatt!!
We just stayed at the Hyatt over the Thankgiving weekend and had a terrifice experience! I am so glad I ignored the previous review! The staff was exceptional and friendly, the room was spacious and clean, we received an upgrade without asking and ended up on the 10th Floor with a bay view, and the hotel itself was delightful! The hotel is set in a nature preserve with a walkway through the marsh and a gazebo at the end with a view of the bay and downtown. There are three restaurants, we ate in two and both meals were very good. There is a nice workout room, and indoor and outdoor hottubs (and an outdoor pool). Parking is free in their own garage, and the hotel is very easy to find (you really can't miss it)...Will stay here again and again in the future!!
They couldn't pay ME to stay there again
This hotel was the most pretentious, elitist, and downright snobbish hotel I have ever stayed in. The staff was rude and we were denied seating at the restaurant (Armani's) because all we brought for a trip to the bay was a pair of (nice) jeans and some (nice)shorts--imagine visitng the bay and the beach without a tie and jacket!!! We had to go somewhere else to eat!! Do not stay here if you want to enjoy the bay -- there is no access from the hotel, it's just a nice view for those who don't want to get their suits wet.