by Lissa Poirot
Who needs the glitz and glamour of Orlando when you can visit nearby Tampa and enjoy its Busch Gardens theme park and stay at the music-lovers’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino? This full casino and entertainment venue bringing world-class musicians through its doors every week is a popular hotel for families with older children who can enjoy the rock and roll memorabilia and dÃ©cor.
An outdoor pool is small than expected for a big-name hotel, but does provide cabanas rentals and Seminole Indian chickee huts with private refrigerators, TVs, snacks and more. Onsite dining is plentiful with fine dining available at Council Oak Steak & Seafood and Grey/Salt, and six contemporary dining options, including a noodle bar, a sushi bar, a food court, and, of course, a Hard Rock CafÃ©.
Hotel rooms are outfitted with complimentary Wi-Fi, HDTV flat-screen TVs and state-of-the-art technology. Room options include king variations, as well as suites with separate living areas featuring sofa beds for larger families.
Our Editor Loves
- Multiple onsite dining options
- Suites with sofa beds
- Poolside cabanas
- Theme Park
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
The room was fabulous. I requested to overlook the pools, which are very nice by the way. Lots of restaurants to choose from on the property. Casino layout is average and parking can be a challenge if you like to self-park, so you may want to valet.
Room was spacious and very clean. No issues at all while staying here. Highly recommended. Bed and linens very comfortable. Bathroom is huge with large walk in shower with dual heads. Refrigerator in room cam in handy. Coffee maker also in room. Adjustable temperature in room.