Great Rooms and Pool at the Hard Rock Tampa A review of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
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.