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I had a couple of days in Tampa in early November, and the Grand Hyatt Tampa was where my meeting was happening. Located about ten minutes from the airport, it is a cost effective offering and has a shuttle to the airport – call on arrival.
Check-in was busy and I had a short wait. I was early but the room was ready. The Regency Club is not open at weekends, and the agent confirmed that I would get the 2,500 Gold Passport points as well as the 1,000 amenity points.
I had a room on a middle floor, and it didn’t seem to be much of an upgrade, except for the great views over the bay.
The King bedded room had been refurbished and was light and airy.
The WiFi was speedy and there plenty of plugs for electrical devices.
The bathroom was clean and airy.
Hyatt seems to have put showers in to King Rooms. The water pressure was not great, and it took a while to warm up. Plenty of towels but no bathrobe.
Views were great, and I enjoyed dinner whilst I watched the sun set from my room.
Quickly produced and tasty this was a good room service experience.
Breakfast the next morning was in the restaurant on the ground floor. The service was average and the staff were keen to clear the tables rather than allowing a reasonable amount of time to finish my meal. As the Regency Club was closed the bill was taken care off by the time I checked-out.
There is a pool outside the main lobby and the public areas are nicely decorated.
The hotel runs a regular shuttle to the nearby shopping mall, which I didn’t get a chance to use as my stay was short.
My stay was pleasant enough, but not exceptional. A perfectly serviceable hotel with Hyatt’s usual high standards of service.