Floridan Palace Hotel

4 stars
View map of 905 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
16 reviews
Not a four star experience but not bad

This is an older hotel and while that might be charming it is musty and feels worn. The room was... See full review

  • Prof Thomas
  • Mar 22, 2015
Gasparillo Good Times

We stayed here for the Gasparillo festival. The hotel was clean and well taken care of. We were... See full review

  • BBB.382
  • Feb 20, 2015
Located in the heart of Tampa. Built in 1926, this nineteen story hotel has been brought back to its original grandeur. Indulge yourself in old world charm, met with the modern comforts of today. With an eye for detail and a dash of flair, flawless service and luxury awaits you at every turn. The opening ceremony and ribbon cutting of this iconic landmark took place on July 28, 2012, making the Floridan, once more the “crown jewel” of the city of Tampa. more details The Floridan boasts timeless elegance and contemporary amenities with 213 rooms, including three penthouse suits, and 15 junior executive suites, all with sweeping city views of Tampa. The rooms are furnished in the Beaux-Arts style, with gold-painted overlays and multi-framed panels of floral rosette medallions. Hand tailored draperies and bedding adorn the guest rooms. Indulge your senses by relaxing in a sumptuously elaborate atmosphere, brought on by a rich color palette of ivory, burgundy, navy, and touches of gold. Room accommodations include luxurious marble bathrooms, high-speed wireless internet, high definition flat screen televisions, a writing desk, and full length mirrors.

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Floridan Palace Hotel Rooms

1 King Room
1 King Bed*Free WiFi*Mini Fridge*Safe*Workdesk* Flat Screen TV*Cable*
Double Double Room
2 Dbl Beds*Free WiFi*Mini Fridge*Safe*Workdesk* Flat Screen TV*Cable*

Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Parking
Valet parking
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Fire alarm with light
Bathroom telephone
Cribs available
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Glazer Children's Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 0.3 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 0.5 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 0.5 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 0.7 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 0.8 mi
  • Tampa Convention Center: 0.8 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 0.9 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 0.9 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 1 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 1 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Ybor City: 1.5 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 0.3 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 0.5 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 0.5 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 0.7 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 0.8 mi
  • Tampa Convention Center: 0.8 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 0.9 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 0.9 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 1 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 1 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Ybor City: 1.5 mi
  • Hyde Park: 1.5 mi
  • Raymond James Stadium: 3.2 mi
  • Steinbrenner Field: 3.6 mi
  • Al Lopez Park: 3.6 mi
  • Tampa Lowry Park Zoo: 4.1 mi
  • Busch Gardens: 6.2 mi
  • Adventure Island: 6.8 mi
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens: 7.6 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 7.7 mi
  • Sun Dome: 8.1 mi
  • Tampa Theatre: 8.2 mi
  • Grand Prix Fun Center: 8.6 mi
  • The Upper Tampa Bay Trail: 9.6 mi
  • Lettuce Lake Park: 10 mi
  • Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center: 11.6 mi
  • Morris Bridge Park: 12.4 mi
  • Tampa Bay Downs: 13.4 mi
  • Sunshine Skyway Bridge: 21.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Floridan Palace Hotel

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
2.6
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.5
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.4
Value:
3.1

50% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Prof Thomas
Business
Natchitoches
Mar 22, 2015

Not a four star experience but not bad

This is an older hotel and while that might be charming it is musty and feels worn. The room was adequate, but the tv selection is limited and the wifi was spotty. Staff was personable and helpful, and there were good restaurants in walking distance but the hotel is on the outside edge of this area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Paul D.
Business
New York
Mar 10, 2015

Many improvements needed

Although I somewhat like the style of the hotel, I think it could still have some modern improvements. It seems pretty tacky though that in this classically styled hotel that a bouquet of fake flowers exists....and it's Florida! The fact that we could not Check-in at 3:15pm when check-in starts at 2pm is really ridiculous. The staff kept telling people they could not check-in because of a cruise ship and to come back later. Everyone would ask, "around when should I return?" And the consistent response was, "don't know. Go have some dinner (at 3:30 mind you) and come back and maybe it will be ready by then." That response truly epitomizes poor customer service. Couldn't the hotel at least offer a drink or appetizer at the bar for the inconvenience? Really unacceptable. Then, the next day, I went for breakfast outside of the hotel. The staff gave me poor directions and said it was 2 blocks away for a good eaterie and we literally could not find a place to eat breakfast for 8 blocks! Whole morning missed time because of this wrong info. When we got back to the hotel around 9:30, tried to get into my room and I was locked out...so was my associate from his room. We informed the staff that the cards were not reading to which they replied, " oh, you can't keep it next to your phones. That's why it didn't work." I laughed inside...especially when another guest unknown to us also complained that she could not get into her room literally 2 minutes later. I felt treated like such a dumb guest who clearly does not know that hotel stays have to be inconvenient. The only helpful staff member was Nick. Really accommodating and good interpersonal skills. Thanks Nick! Otherwise, massive improvements needed. Although room was large, it was too long to get from one area to the next. No good channel offerings on the tv. No amenities. Found crackers on the floor. I guess you guys don't vacuum well even though you tell people to check-in much later so you can clean them "properly."

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Paul D.
Business
New York
Mar 9, 2015

Lots of work still on service and rooms

I wrote a review earlier but apparently it did not post...the customer service was not up to par. Upon check-in, which was an hour over the 2pm check-in time, we were told to come back in 30 minutes because the room was not ready. The room was not ready for the rest of the afternoon. No offer of a drink at the bar or snack to compensate for the inconvenience. They were telling other guests checking-in that they should come back after dinner...and it's only 3:30pm in the afternoon. I think that is truly poor customer service, regardless of the excuse of a cruise crew coming in that day. A hotel should prepare for any circumstances so that all customers' needs are met. Hotel room was ok with some cracker crumbs near the bed...apparently, they don't vacuum well. Also, room is quite long so inconvenient to get to bags or clothes or the bathroom. No amenities in the room. The following morning after breakfast, my colleague and I tried to return to the room only for our card keys not to work and we had separate rooms! We went back to the hotel desk and all they could say was that I must have kept it next to my phone. I felt like I was treated like an idiot since that is common sense. It was not the case because a 3rd person complained that she could not get in her room only 2 minutes from when we complained. Neither of us had checked out yet. The front desk also told me that we would need to go outside for breakfast. He recommended that it would only be two blocks away and it ended up being 8 blocks away to find an open place. Nick was the only accommodating staff member. He definitely had great interpersonal skills and was apologetic for the inconveniece of the late check-in. Overall, not recommended unless more updates are made....maybe real flower arrangements in the lobby to start. I mean, it is Florida after all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jannett
Business
N/A
Feb 28, 2015

Not going back.

The place was dirty. And the price was ridiculous. Not worth the time or the money. The least favorite park of the vacation. The toilet was filthy. And I just left and took a shower somewhere else. Not taking any chances. The bed was uncomfortable too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BBB.382
Business
Jacksonville
Feb 20, 2015

Gasparillo Good Times

We stayed here for the Gasparillo festival. The hotel was clean and well taken care of. We were relatively close to all the action. We will stay here again in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Floridan Palace Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Urbangirl4
Business
Tampa, Florida
Nov 12, 2014

Conference

It was pleasant. Had a few issues with checkout but overall good experience

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Surplus
Business
Mt. Prospect, IL
Oct 5, 2014

Has a few missing links.

Upon arrival you will think... "wow, kinda cool" you'll say hi to nice front desk person who will professionally complete your check in.... you'll go up a nice wooden elevator.... into a nice hallway. ... and find your nice room. The workmanship feels like you are in a third world country... carpet weird lumps throughout. . Rag (towel particles) all over the floor.. just lots of weird things throughout. This is a one night visit place at best. Nothing wrong... but at the same time... nothing right.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Food close by but sketchy neighborhood.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gk2014
Business
Tampa fl
Sep 17, 2014

Great staff

Everyone we ran across was very nice! Beautiful hotel. We would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Another Bar Exam
Business
Tampa, FL
Jul 31, 2014

Filled with Character

Lovely, remodeled, and redone. Beautifully so. This won't feel like your ordinary, modern hotel, but it is meant to evoke a much more beautiful era. Wifi was nice. Food in the restaurants was excellent, too. Clean, comfy, room and wonderful waitstaff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Old Hotel Appreciator
Business
The Villages, FL
May 30, 2014

Tampa Floridan Palace

Classic, elegant hotel built in the 1920's. Lobby and bar feature high ceilings and beautiful furnishings. No breakfast available on-site. Small flat-screen TV in room with very basic channels-no ESPN, FX, TNT, HBO, or other cable channels. Price is a little high compared to nearby other downtown Tampa hotels. Unfortunate, because this hotel should be on historic registry, but likely will go belly up. City of Tampa should purchase this hotel as a historic site. Location is across from Courthouse and near Ybor City, a very cool and historic locale with great nightlife and restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

This hotel is close to the Columbia restaurant, which is a Tampa institution, featuring Spanish cuisine and excellent Flamenco show at 7PM.

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