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Floridan Palace Hotel, BW Premier Collection, Tampa

905 N Florida Avenue, 33602-3805, Tampa, United States - See on a map
Floridan Palace Hotel, BW Premier Collection - Foridan Palace Hotel, BW Premier Collection The Floridan Palace Hotel, BW Premier Collection is ideally located in the center of Tampa. Come and experience our hotel near the major tourist attractions. Best price guaranteed and exclusive deals.

Welcome to the Floridan Palace Hotel, BW Premier Collection located in the heart of downtown 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. Meticulously restored with historical expertise and detailed craftsmanship, the hotel's beauty and stature of its original state has been recaptured. The Floridan Palace Hotel, BW Premier Collection is one of the few hotels in the Tampa Bay area that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

BW Premier Collection

Floridan Palace Hotel




Hotel advantages

  • Restaurant
  • Lounges/bars
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
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"Visiting Tampa"

turnerwjordan, Frankfort, Kentucky 02/03/2021

Visiting daughter in Tampa. She suggested the Floridan. Right next door to her (apt) building. Very convenient location. Clean, quiet, large room. Staff members helpful. Restaurant and bar not open, but not a problem for us. Will stay there again. Excellent value.

"Best stay ever"

robertward41, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 21/02/2021

Chris was very helpful he went beyond his job to help me with everything I need the rooms were very nice and clean and a great view from the upper floors I recommend everyone that visits Tampa to stay at the Floridian palace

"Floridian Palace Hotel"

lisamP2268WF, Sarasota, Florida 18/01/2021

Excellent hotel and staff. Truly felt like I was in a palace. Dining room and amenities were shut down because of Coved, but we enjoyed our stay despite that! Very clean! The front desk staff was very accommodating and knowledgeable of the area.

"Don't judge a book by it's cover!"

lynnyj13, nd 11/01/2021

We stayed at this hotel when we went to a football game. When we pulled up I was a little nervous...but when we went inside it was gorgeous. It is hard to imagine the amount of work that went into this place when it was built. Due to covid the restaurant and bar were closed, so that was disappointing. The staff was nice and accommodating and parking was simple. It was also within walking distance of the Riverfront walk and many other sites and restaurants. We would stay again.

"Unrealized Potential"

ROCchef, Rochester, New York 03/01/2021

Photos and the hotel's website depict this as a first-rate luxury hotel; the Grand Dame of days gone by. On the surface, this is what it is -- step inside and imagine the opulence of fine dining and accommodations at the turn of the century. The front desk associate was very kind and welcoming, acknowledged my Best Western Rewards elite status and called my room to follow-up shortly after check in. Unfortunately, that was the only memorable part of a guest experience that fell far short of expectations. The bar and restaurant were literally dark (closed), giving the grand marble lobby a funereal ambience. There was nothing in the room suggestive of Best Western's "Enhanced safety protocols " - no sanitizer or wipes, wrapped TV remote, offer to provide ice, coffee, additional toiletries, etc. (Like most hotels, daily housekeeping has been suspended during Covid). While the furniture was ornate, the room had an overall stripped-down feeling; bed and bath linens were on par with a cheap motel - even below those in a standard BW or SureStay (BW's economy brand). They nary even bothered to "auto-program" the TV channels, leaving the guest to flip through dozens of blank channels (Yes, this is far from tragic; perhaps even petty, but it clearly shows a lack of attention to a first class hotel, indifference to details is the difference between good and great.) Given the hotel's location in the "less glamorous" part of downtown, some manner of key access on the exterior or elevators would have increased the feeling of security - particularly when I never saw more than one hotel associate on duty at any given time. In all fairness - this would be a decent choice for a mid-scale downtown hotel stay (think Ramada or Quality Inn), but was sorely disappointing in such a glamorous historic building and not at all what I'd expect from BW's top tier offering. While Covid-19 has not been kind to the hotel business, I travel 150+ nights a year and have seen properties on all price levels adapt to the situation; this one has not and has diminished the credibility of the BW Premier brand. I honestly hope BW will take notice and either raise the bar or re-flag the Floridan as a SureStay.

"Classy "

Teakwo23, Dunedin, Florida 03/01/2021

Step back in time and enter the Floridan Palace Hotel. Crystal chandeliers, the sapphire lounge, brass hand rails and extra large rooms. Great views of the city and free parking if you can find a spot. Bed was huge but did not come with anything but a sheet. Great value on NYE.

"Mail Call"

AnneS589, Palm Harbor, Florida 02/01/2021

Fantastic room on the 16th floor and amazing view of DT Tampa and can even see the water. Comfortable king size bed. Clean hotel and beautiful lobby. Not much going on, all bars and restaurants were closed on property, hardly saw anyone. Walkable location, parking is a bit tough late night. Step back in time with decor and even a US Mail slot.

"The best place ive stayed in very long time"

User 04/12/2020

This us very historic but looks new completely redone ,,,, stayed 14th floor woowww LOVED IT !!! EVERYTHING WAS GREAT ONLY THING WAS do to pandemic restaurant not open ,,,,, i will stay again very soon if you want something different in a good way stay here

"Fake Room Decor"

Jackie H, Spring Hill, Florida, United States 01/12/2020

The main floor is GRAND, except the bar and the restaurant is closed. No Ice, no room service, no valet. Price is very reasonable because they make the place look like a palace, but unfortunately it is run on a skeleton crew. There are also no blankets in the bedroom.

"Treated like a common thief"

596silasw, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 28/07/2020

The staff at this hotel seem to lack a moral compass. While staying there, I was approached by a staff member and accused of not paying a restaurant bill of $55, but I had not eaten in their restaurant. Someone had simply signed my room number on the tab and left. I asked to see security camera footage to show them that it was not I who had done this, but they refused. I didn't feel comfortable staying there, so I left and checked into another hotel. When I returned the next day to collect a few of my belongings that I had forgotten in my haste to leave, they said they had put everything of mine into the garbage. Nothing was left in their Lost and Found for me to retrieve. This is not only unethical, but illegal as well. I have tried to contact them numerous times, but they simply hang up on me or do not return my emails. I don't know how the Floridan management staff can sleep at night, after treating one of their guests this way, but this is my story.

"Remarkable relic of a better time"

SiouxCitySueFL, FL 23/03/2020

Faded elegance. This place is beautiful. The rooms are large and the furniture is not made in China. It has most of the comforts we associate with modern hotels, but none of the paralyzing sameness characteristic of newer properties. The dining room and bar area are elegant and peaceful. The lobby is straight out of a Bing Crosby or Fred Astaire movie. Others have complained about noisy plumbing, paucity of hot water and hard beds. These are trivial matters compared to the beauty and other advantages of this place.


DrJamezHill, Pembroke Pines, Florida 12/02/2020

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights in January 2020. Our room was a king sized one which was extremely spacious. The hotel was built in the early 1900's and is designated as a National Register of Historic Place. Nick from the front desk is an amazing asset at the front desk.We had several conversations and his knowledge helped us to navigate Tampa better than we would have on our own.We also met George from the front desk and are of the opinion that he too is a great asset for the hotel. They were both kind and accommodating. They allowed us to check in much earlier than the usual check in time. The hotel is old. You can tell by the puffiness in certain places, but that was not a deterrent for us. However, since we were not there to judge architecture, they get a pass. Do not let the 4 stars I gave them deter you if you plan on staying there. Their rates are good, they have a good front desk, and the cleaning crew did there thing well.I deducted one star for the worst hamburger I have ever had. It was salt to the point that you forget that it is beef. I do look forward to going back there some time in the future.

"Lunch at the Palace is exquisite"

734debrat, Tampa, Florida 11/02/2020

This restaurant should be full every day. It combines incredible food with a beautiful atmosphere, so you feel like royalty. The grouper was delicious, and the crystal chandeliers are jaw dropping. This is really a treat for lunch or dinner

"Palace of Tampa"

User 11/02/2020

I always enjoy stopping here for Lunch and Dinner. Business associates & guests from out of town are ALWAYS Impressed. Great food and Service. The menu has staple items I always order yet from time to time I try the daily specials. I've never been disappointed.

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