A modern hotel in an idyllic, 35-acre nature preserve on the upper shores, the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay offers five-star facilities and freshly-refurbished accommodations.
Spacious guestrooms, suites and villas aim to spoil with Hyatt Grand Beds, over-sized work desks, free Wi-Fi, spa-like baths and designer toiletries. Video checkout is available.
Enjoy the sunny Bayside pool or the secluded Tower pool with outdoor whirlpool. Other amenities include a fitness center, tennis courts, a walking trail, a business center and a large events space.
Armani’s restaurant serves up Northern-Italian specialties and a panoramic ocean view. For fresh Gulf-of-Mexico seafood, the beautiful Oystercatcher restaurant is tucked away in the grounds.
Rocky Point Golf Course, Skyway Park baseball field and the International Plaza & Bay Street shopping mall are 3 miles from this hotel. Tampa International Airport is just 4 miles.
The exquisite landscaped grounds are a haven for wildlife with regular guest-sightings of wild egrets and Great-Blue Herons. Villas come with outdoor terraces from which to view the unspoilt beauty. Visitors love the towering palms, tropical foliage and stone ponds with Japanese Koi.
Guests love hanging out in this hotel's chic indoor and outdoor lounge areas. The Lounge Bar has pool views and sports screens, while the Armani Lounge serves delectable appetizers and has a weekend pianist. Outside, the hip Oystercatcher Lounge has an outside seating area overlooking the bay.
Guests love waking to panoramic Gulf of Mexico views as morning is starting to break. The hotel's small beach area is regularly described as a clean and pleasant place to hang out. The hotel's bicycle rental service is popular among guests who want to shake off the cobwebs with a bracing coastal ride.
While the standard of cleanliness in the rooms and throughout the hotel is generally irreproachable, guests have reported some issues with housekeeping-a slow response to requests for towels and linens and rooms left uncleaned in spite of requests to have them made up has been enough to annoy some reviewers.
Everything You Need (for a Price)
While the hotels vast array of services will make you stay super-convenient, reviewer comments suggest that those that take advantage of all the conveniences will be hit with a super-bill come check-out time. Expect to pay for Wi-Fi, use of the business center, bottled water in the rooms amongst other things.
Complaints Don't Detract from Usual Experience
Minor cleanliness issues with the room and bathroom, outmoded furniture in some rooms, and a very occasional drop in the otherwise high standard of customer service are among the short list of grievances reported by guests. Regardless, the vast majority who stay here absolutely love it and vow to return.