Le Méridien Tampa

601 N Florida Ave | Tampa, FL 33602  [SEE MAP]Tampa, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Hotel features historical touches like original marble columns and signs pointing guests toward the property's former judge's chambers
Some say this hotel doesn't offer great value for the price

Housed in a former federal courthouse, Le Méridien Tampa certainly sets itself apart from the other hotels vying for travelers' attention. Located in downtown Tampa, about 2 miles southwest of Ybor City, the hotel offers easy access to some of Tampa's top attractions, but past guests said the neighborhood surrounding the hotel could use a bit of a revitalization. Recent visitors were more impressed with the property's interior and loved how the hotel maintained some of the original fixtures and architectural details hallmark to the courthouse, such as the marble columns and signs denoting the judge's chambers. Travelers say the design of the rooms are a little less inspiring but still comfortable; accommodations are outfitted with contemporary furnishings and feature flat-screen TVs, minifridges and Wi-Fi access (for a fee). To enjoy more of the hotel's interesting interior, head to the restaurant, Bizou Brasserie, which serves French fare and fresh seafood dishes. According to travelers, the menu here is more creative than most hotel restaurants. And while the property occupies a landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it's not stuck in the past; Le Méridien Tampa boasts a 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor pool. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

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Location
Tampa, FL
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 130 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Modern, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's

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A meticulous renovation transformed this historic, marble-lined former federal courthouse into Tampa's most talked-about boutique hotel. Originally built in 1905 – and well preserved due to its historic status – this hotel sits at the heart of downtown; the Tampa Theatre and Straz Center as well as a host of museums and restaurants are an easy walk.

AAA

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Located in the arts/entertainment district, this hotel was previously a Federal courthouse. Upscale rooms vary in shape and size and were once judges' chambers, courtrooms and even holding cells.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Condé Nast Traveler

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An old courthouse converted to hotel in the center of town. The update couldn't have landed in better hands than the folks at Le Méridien.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 540 have reviewed the Le Méridien Tampa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 540 reviews 4.5 (based on 540 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Le Méridien Tampa underwent extensive renovations to turn the historic building – originally built in 1905 – into the collection of contemporary guest rooms and suites it is today. All rooms feature tones of blue, gray and white and amenities like flat-screen TVs, minifridges, iPod docking stations and desks with ergonomic chairs. Bathrooms boast walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Corner rooms feel larger with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered to SPG members; all others pay $14.95 per day for wireless or $9.95 per day for wired internet access
  • Free newspapers offered daily

Standard room size330 square feet

  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The recently revitalized Le Méridien Tampa – once a federal courthouse – now has a posh new interior to match its storied past and prime location in the heart of the arts and entertainment district. Surrounded by corporate cornerstones and cultural attractions, the hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. And the city's TECO electronic streetcar system, which makes several stops near the hotel, provides access to other areas of Tampa.
  • About 9 miles southeast of Tampa International Airport
  • Complimentary hotel shuttle operates within 3-mile radius
  • 24-hour valet parking ($25.68)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Bizou Brasserie at Le Méridien Tampa serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a contemporary, yet casual dining room. French and American specialties are offered with an emphasis on fresh, local seafood. The restaurant is also home to the Bizou Bakery, a local favorite for freshly baked breads and pastries. Guests can also grab a cocktail in the Longitude Bar, which is open daily from 5 to 11 p.m.
  • On-site coffee shop with espresso beverages and brand's signature eclairs available
  • Room service offered daily from 6 a.m. to midnight

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Le Méridien Tampa offers an outdoor pool with chaise lounges, umbrellas and fountains. The pool is located behind the hotel on the ground level and can be accessed by taking the hotel service elevator.
  • Pool open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., weather permitting
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Kids

The hotel is centrally located and close to family-friendly attractions like the Glazer Children’s Museum and the Tampa Theatre. The Channelside Bay Plaza entertainment complex, where the Florida Aquarium is situated, can also be found about a mile away.
  • Bike rentals available
  • Outdoor pool located on-site
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The 24-hour fitness center at Le Méridien Tampa features cardio and strength-training equipment, as well as exercise balls and free weights. Additionally, several parks sit nearby for jogging.
  • Bikes with helmets and locks available for $8 per hour
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

Le Méridien Tampa offers more than 4,800 square feet of event space with elegant, antique details, including the 2,200-square-foot Courthouse Ballroom and the 10-seat Verdict Boardroom. The largest venue, the ballroom, can accommodate up to 225 attendees for receptions and theater-style events. All meeting rooms feature audiovisual equipment. And in The Hub, the brand's signature cafe lounge, provides a casual yet energizing spot to catch up on light work or catch a break in-between meetings.
  • Computers available in The Hub

Number of meeting rooms4

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Dogs weighing up to 40 pounds are welcome at Le Méridien Tampa in certain rooms for a one-time fee of $75 and a daily charge of $25. Several small parks for exercising pets are within walking distance of the hotel.
  • Dogs receive pet mats, treats and food and water bowls upon arrival
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Wedding

Weddings at Le Méridien Tampa combine modern services and design in a historic setting. The Courthouse Ballroom provides a classic space for more traditional weddings, while more creative, casual ceremonies can be held on the striking marble staircase or by the pool. The largest venue, the ballroom, can host receptions with up to 225 people. Wedding packages are also offered, each of which includes a menu tasting, Champagne toast and room for the bridal couple on their wedding night.
  • On-site wedding specialist available

Maximum wedding guest capacity225

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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