Tahitian Inn Cafe and Spa ★★★

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$112
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Check-in: Feb 28, 2016 Check-out: Feb 29, 2016

Great pool and location

Would recommend Mon, Feb 20, 2012
We have stayed here throughout the years and have always found it to be clean, courteous, and convenient to a lot of things in Tampa. Yes, you may drive through a less than desirable looking Dale Mabry Area to get there, but once you reach the Tahitian, it won't feel that way. The pool area is lovely and always full of people, and the rooms are always clean and nicely refurbished (again, I have been staying here for more than 20 years and remember pre-renovation). All in all, good place for a good price and super convenient to Bern's, Tampa Performing Arts, Buccaneers/USF football, and the airport.

| Orlando, FL, USA Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Nice place, great way to start a cruise

Would recommend Fri, Oct 14, 2011
Frre parking and shuttle to the pier Easy transfer. Orbitz was great too!

Time saver

Parking would have been $75, got a nice room for the night with transfer to and from the pier and Free Parking for about the same price..no stress!!!!

| Florida Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Interesting Place with a Unique Feel

Would recommend Tue, Jun 28, 2011
Was in town for business and chose to stay at a local place instead of one of the bigger chains. Most of the rooms had access from the outside via an outdoor walkway. Rooms themselves were spacious and had tiled floors instead of carpet. Furniture was painted light and there was a wicker type chair. It had the feel of a place that would open up to the ocean though it didn't. My only critique was the air conditioner was very loud but that could have just been the unit. It was a nice change of pace from the major chains.

Dining

Nice breakfast and lounge area.

| Chicago, IL Business

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Husbands birthday

Would recommend Mon, Jun 20, 2011
The Hotel and staff were awesome! You did not even have to leave the hotel if you did not want to. Especially the pool area [...] and [...] the bartenders were great!Front desk great!Dining in hotel Great![...]

Time saver

When booking make sure taxi service understands in advance importance of time. Front desk finally had to call another cab as they said we did not show. Hmmm setting out front way before pick up time, but again Staff got us a cab right away.

| Ellenton, FL Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Not what it's cracked up to be!

Would not recommend Mon, Jun 13, 2011
I was at a conference and chose the Tahitian Inn as a "relaxing" comparably priced alternative to the conference chain hotel. Bad idea. It is a converted old motel from the 1950s with not the right items renovated. Cosmetically now boutique and chic, but underneath not comfortable. Thin walls. The "cabana" rooms are the exterior door type (picture is of the lobby area) on the parking lot and loud (has a bar) small pool. The "executive" rooms (I was upgraded after complaining) are more like standard hotel rooms, interior, over the lobby on the 2nd floor. Turned out mine had the hotel dumpster inches away from my window, it was like the garbage truck was in the room, at 5 am. Air conditioners in both rooms very loud. All rooms have tile foors, mine was gritty with dirt. The mattress in the cabana room was terrible, the executive room was supposed to have a bed upgrade but the only thing that seemed different were nicer linens, mattress still terrible. The hotel description lists jacuzzi as an amenity, but they in fact do not have one. The executive rooms only have bathtubs with jets, mine was apparantly broken, the dial for the jets did not turn them on and the hotel receptionist did not know anything about them (no after hours maintenance.) Only executive rooms are accesable by elevator, cabana rooms are only by stairs (and no assistance with luggage is offered.) Location is on a busy street that is congested, and most places to go are a left turn out of the parking lot, tricky at best. Added time on what looked on the map to be a short trip to the conference. Staying north of SR 60 would put one in a better vicinity for getting around to hotels, restaurants, stores in the area. Lots of restaurant choices of all types close by, and the food in the hotel itself is supposed to be good (although I didn't eat there myself.)

Dining

Good restaurant options of all types close by, recognizable chains plus pricier treats like Roy's and Seasons 52. Also a Whole Foods, a plus for me.

| Ocala, FL Business

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

nice hotel

Would not recommend Sat, Jun 4, 2011
Hotel is very nice, staff are very nice and helpful, spacious room, reasonable prices. The only downside is there is not much to do in the neighborhood.

| Pleasanton, CA Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

old Tampa

Would recommend Sun, Mar 27, 2011
A nice clean large room. Very plain with no amenities. Too many parties through the week going on until 3:00am. Excellent pool bar. Well worth around $100, but not much more.

| Orlando Business

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Spa in the city

Would recommend Wed, Mar 23, 2011
My friend had an early flight out of Tampa so we were looking for a cheap- but nice!- hotel for the night. We were pleasantly surprised with the Tahitian. As an extra treat we had scheduled spa treatments. My friend raved about her facial and my massage was excellent! Since it was late when we finished, we just popped into the cafe for a light dinner- delicious! And our server, [...], was great!While the Tahitian Inn is basically a converted motel, it was clean and comfortable. The only downsides to the room itself were the old heating/cooling unit and the bathroom. Those old units turn off and on throughout the night with the temperature never seeming to stay where you want it. And while the bathroom was a little spruced up, that did not make up for the lack of water pressure in the shower. But overall, it was a great hotel for the price.

| Englewood, FL Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Hope they get it right for you!!!!

Would not recommend Mon, Mar 21, 2011
Although the hotel itself was a fine place to stay. Upon our arrival they weren't able to find our reservation from [...]!! Even with all our paperwork in hand!!! They did give us a room, although it was not the one we booked. Only after we made noise with management did we get the room we booked only 4 days late!!!!! All of our other reservations by [...]went without a hitch. This leads us to believe that it was management of the Tahitian Inn, we will not be going back there!!

Dining

Longhorn Steak House on N. Mabry Drive!!! 5 star!!!

| Plattsburgh, NY Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

March 2011 Weekend Stay

Would recommend Sat, Mar 12, 2011
First trip to the area with nothing to compare to. Hotel experience neat, clean & quiet. Nice amenities and great to have a restaurant with good food on site. Live music at night also very enjoyable.

| Leesburg Virginia Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5