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4.1 out of 5

"The staff was terrific and our room was excellent (rebooted about a year ago and smoke free). However, the casino and bars really smell like smoke. N ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 19 Jan 2018

Hotel Description

4-star spa hotel near Florida State Fairgrounds

Near the airport

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this well-placed hotel, you'll find Florida State Fairgrounds and MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Tampa Bay and Bob Thomas Equestrian Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Casino, coffee shop

This hotel features a casino, a full-service spa, and a nightclub. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and valet parking. Free self parking is free for guests, and you can enjoy a meal in one of the 9 restaurants.

Soaking tubs, comfy beds

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 236 guestrooms also offer pillowtop beds and 24-hour room service. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include minibars and premium bedding.

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$209 per night

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed (Spa King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Everyone (2)
4 out of 5

Smokers Paradice

The staff was terrific and our room was excellent (rebooted about a year ago and smoke free). However, the casino and bars really smell like smoke. Not like a smoker walking by but like years of smoke baked into the room's surfaces. There is a small non-smoking section for gamblers and a non-smoking bar, but the latter is ≈8 seats for video poker players and no place to sit with someone to visit while you have a cocktail. It should be noted that I am not a militant anti-smoker or even particularity sensitive to this particular issue. It just really, really smells like tobacco smoke.

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018

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2 out of 5

Location of hotel is in a middle of nowhere .

The po is small and the casino do not give free drinks to player which is not welcoming and makes you feel that all they interested in this hotel to rub you off your money without even smiling at you .

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

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5 out of 5

The room and staff were awesome

Pros: Close restaurants
Loved everything about the hardrock. The staff was incredible and so was the room service!

Posted by , from Washington dc on Apr 14, 2011

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5 out of 5

Hard Rock Rocks!

Pros: Close restaurants
Lots of action on site. Quite time in a very comfortable room. Awesome pool. Great restaraunts. Live entertainment at the Bar was a nice touch. Casino was happening all the time. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an exciting place to stay. Casino does allow smoking but it does not affect the smoke free rooms.

Posted by , from Boston MA on Apr 13, 2011

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5 out of 5

Great place to stay

We loved our stay here. This place has great restaurants, hopping casino, nice pool area with a fun bar, and friendly staff. Very highly recommended. Only thing we didn't love was the pillow top beds, just a bit soft for us. Overall, this place is super!

Posted by , from Litchfield, CT on Mar 4, 2011

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1 out of 5

TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!

...HORRIBLE SERVICE, FILTHY ROOMS, DISRESPECTFUL STAFF AND MANAGEMENT (NO MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY YOU HAVE SPENT). I WOULD RECOMMEND HOWARD JOHNSONS OR MOTEL 6 BEFORE THIS PLACE...AT LEAST YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE PAYING FOR. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY HERE. MAKE IT WORTH YOUR WHILE AND GO TO LAS VEGAS.

Posted by on Feb 9, 2009

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4 out of 5

Great hotel bad casino

Our room was fabulous: comfortable, immaculate, nicely decorated, jacuzzi, hdtv. We hit the casino and weren't doing too well when my husband hit a jackpot on a nickel machine, but it didn't ring as a win. We asked one of the floor staff for an explanation. He couldn't figure it out & got the floor manager. He told us the slot machines are tied into an ongoing on-line bingo game and wins are based on how you're doing in bingo. There's no way to not play bingo. We asked the cashier and player's club staff for additional explanation but got the brush off. We had a beer in a casino bar and the bartender was surly & rude. Instead of losing anymore, we went back to the room & used the jacuzzi. We spent some time by the beautiful pool for cocktails, then to the Green Room restaurant in the hotel for dinner. The food was pretty good. After we rented a movie in the room and kicked back. In all, the hotel is fabulous, the casino is a waste of time & money.

Posted by on Mar 4, 2008

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5 out of 5

Wowsers! What a great property!

From the chocolate guitars that are left on the bed to the killer stereo, this is a high end night that should be experienced by all. It is not a cheap night, but well worth the money. From the copy of Rolling Stone to the gorgeous room, it was a bit high for us, but we will be back. We loved the restaurants and actually won at the slots. (YAY!) This is a once a year splurge that is well worth the money and pampering that they throw on you. You've got to get your Rock on every once in a while and this is a place to do it.

Posted by on Oct 8, 2007

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3 out of 5

Frustrated

Lots of little things made our stay frustrating. \nThere isn't much to do here and the hotel is close to nothing else. You have to deal with a monstrous parking garage to get anywhere. So if you're planning on staying here don't plan on leaving much. \nGambling is poker or slots- no blackjack, roulette, or craps here. A cloud of smoke awaits you if you do plan on playing slots. \nFood options are a food court, room service, or a restaurant during the day that only serves a $* each buffet. The main restaurant doesn't open until 5pm. \nThe pool bar serves a limited menu that you can get but the pool is open from 7am to 12am, yeah am, but only serves drinks or food from 11am to 8pm. \nSo if you want to chill by the pool at night and have a few drinks you are out of luck. \nThe pool is nice, the food is good. \nIt rains here during this portion of the year a lot. So we watched a lot of movies. \nGood luck.

Posted by on Sep 3, 2007

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4 out of 5

Smoking was only problem

This is a pretty unique hotel. Plenty of slot machines. I didn't see any card tables for black jack or anything, but they do have a room to play Texas Hold 'Em. Had dinner at Floyd's which had live entertainment. The Snapper and Tuscan chicken were both good choices. Anyone can come to play at the Casino so there are security guards at the elevators that ensure that only hotel guests get on the elevators. There are also lots of security guards around the doors and on the casino floor. \n\nGreat staff and very clean hotel. The only problem is that smoking is allowed in the casino. Otherwise, everything else was great. Would return. The hotel is about 10-15 minutes from Tampa and is kind of in the middle of no where off of I-4. Hotel gets pretty crowded on weekends, especially the casino.

Posted by on Aug 25, 2007

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About the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Location 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa, FL 33610

Property Features

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa offers its guests a full-service spa. There are 9 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. WiFi is free in public spaces. A casino, a nightclub, and spa services are also featured at the business-friendly Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Tampa hotel.

  • 236 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • 9 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2004
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator (on request)

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.) (22.2 km / 13.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking; valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa offers 236 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Refrigerators and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy breakfast daily.

Council Oak - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.

Hard Rock Cafe - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Fresh Harvest - This buffet restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Rock and Roll Sushi - This restaurant specializes in sushi and serves lunch and dinner. Open 24 hours. Open daily.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Body Rock has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open daily.

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 100 per pet, per stay (maximum USD 200 per stay), plus a deposit of USD 100 per stay
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 40 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per pet, per stay (maximum USD 200 per stay)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hard Rock Hotel Seminole
  • Seminole Hard Rock
  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
  • Seminole Hard Rock Tampa
  • Seminole Tampa Casino
  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Casino Tampa
  • Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).