Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

4 star

Rooms: 250

5223 N Orient Road - Tampa - Florida - 33610 - United States Hotel Website | (813) 627-7625
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This Casino Is Like A Daycare

from A TripAdvisor Member
None of the reviews I have read have touched on the fact, that the casino floor area was overrun with young children. The security people at the hotel did absolutely nothing, during my five hour stay to correct this problem.My wife and I visited the casino on April 9, for the first and last time. There were young children, under 10 years old, standing next to their parents at the slot machines. It made me sick to my stomach to see this. As far as I'm concerned children do not belong in casinos or hotels that have casinos.The Seminole Tribe should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this to happen. Anybody who also saw childen on the gaming floor should report it promptly to the National Indian Gaming Commission in Washington. Their job is to make sure things such as this never occur. As far as the casino and the slots are concerned. It was a waste of time and money. You have to keep in mind, the slot machines can be set by the Seminoles as tight as they want, because there are no rules saying they can't. The National Indian Gaming Commission does not require the tribe to pay out any set amount of the money gambled. My wife and I went on the Sterling Casino ship out of Port Canaveral several days later and had a lot more fun. Their slot machines are tight, but not like those at the Hard Rock, where you absolutely had no chance to walk away a winner.In conclusion, The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is new and because there are few other options in Florida for casino gambling at the present time, the casino is fairly busy. However, the novelty will wear off soon and they will receive almost no repeat business from disgruntled gamblers. The Seminole Tribe can do basically whatever they want. However, I guarantee you that this arrogance will backfire on them and they will regret the fact that they have alienated thousands of gamblers who will never again return to their casino.

Waste of Time

from A TripAdvisor Member
What a shame! I live about 35 minutes away from the Hard Rock. We went on a Saturday night with a group of 6. We booked 3 hotel rooms, and were ready for a great night. The Hotel itself was beautiful, and first class all the way. The Casino was just awful. On a busy Sat. night there was an hour wait just to get on a poker table. The "slot machines" were so tight it actually took the whole fun out of gambling. Not one of our group won more than $6 at one time while in the casino. We probably spent about $1000 as a group. This was the general consciences heard over and over from everyone you spoke with at the different bars and shops all over the Hotel. Another thing we noticed was when you looked around the room, none of the sirens were going off on the slots-NO ONE was winning! I understand that they need to recoup the cost of construction, but come on. We are now six local residents that would have taken out of town visitors over, and spread the word to co-workers, neighbors, and friends. I hope tourism is enough to keep them going, because repeat business will not be happening.

Bad Machines

from A TripAdvisor Member
The machines do not pay out enough. I have been to the casino several times with family and friends with no winners. Now I'm not talking about big wins...I never seen a machine take a twenty dollar bill so fast in my life. I have been to Vegas and AC where you could sit down for a half hour or so with twenty dollars. If you are visiting the Tampa area you are better off taking the casino boats at John's pass at least you will have more time with your money. Good Luck Hard Rock I will not be back.

a week to remember

from A TripAdvisor Member
i just got home from a week at the seminole hard rock hotel and casino and am very pleased with my experience. the room service, wonderful massage, great assistance from the staff, and the beautiful rooms made it a vacation to remember. watch the old broads at bingo they'll take your eye out! i will return.........

Very Disappointed

from A TripAdvisor Member
I am in the Tampa area on vacation and have gone to the Casino on a couple of occasions and have found the machines to be hard to understand and with very little explanation on how much to play to win top prize. Also there are no poker machines, free drinks, and very poor service from the casino staff. The web site for the casino also has minimal info on the casino itself, but seems more interested in booking the rooms rather than the various games available at the casino. Just because it's the "only game in town" doesn't mean that it should bleed the customer's with what appears to be minimal payouts for playing as well as having to pay for a coke or a cup of coffee or a beer. All the casino's I've been to in the past give you these things to get your business and to make your visit memorable and to show their appreciation for our patronage. My money will be better spent in Biloxi rather than your casino. From what I've read on other customer complaints, I am not alone in my feelings about your casino.

clean, comfortable, great staff

from A TripAdvisor Member
although the casino is not what everyone expects you have to keep in mind that it is fairly new and still working out the small issues. the staff informed me that eventually it will be a full casino with other table games and slots. As far as the service goes it was incredible. For being as new as it is i was amazed with how knowledgable the staff was and how quickly they attended to my needs. the rooms are very spacious and clean. all and all my stay was very enjoyable.

Service Issues

from A TripAdvisor Member
The rooms were great -- very plush, but the service was highly questionable. The cocktail waitress in the atirum was more interested in fratenizing than waiting on customers. When checking out, the person helping me took 45 minutes for a transaction that should take 2 minutes, and as it turned out, blocked my credit card because he put through a $400 charge 10 times (total $4,000) and caused my card to be blocked. I won't go back until they provide better education for their staff.

m going back !

from A TripAdvisor Member
Beautiful, clean, comfortable rooms. Excellent, efficient service ! As a business traveler who spends more time in hotels than at home, this hotel is a breath of fresh air.

Great Hotel!!!

from kowboyguard
I have been going here for the past year and waiting for this place to open. I finally got the chance to stay the weekend with the great rate coupon they offered to players club guests. For the ones that didnt read the paper correctly in the Orlando Sentinel, the rate is $79 PER PERSON, I read it and knew that before going. I did get my free breakfast which was wonderful and free admission into the fitness center, the CD was cute, the same you get in Orlando at the Hard Rock.
The Casino sucks so stay out of it, you wont win, but the hotel is wonderful, rooms were 100% luxury. Because this state is so tight, we will never had any real casinos, so save your money and go on the Sterling Cruise if you want real casino action, if you want a nice hotel in Tampa, stay here and enjoy the property, they also have fun bingo which pays out.

Will not go back again until major changes made

from A TripAdvisor Member
In comparison to the Hard Rock in Los Vegas:1. There are no Blackjack tables2. There is no Hard Rock Cafe3. The majority of the slot machines are some sort of Bingo variation4 Payouts are in vouchers rather than coins5 It is difficult to get to from the I-4 the first time because of the lack of signs or billboard advertisementsIn short I would not recommend this casino until they get a full casino license and add a Hard Rock Cafe

Top Local Tips for Tampa

Not the best part of town Know where you're going and be careful at night. Dining and shopping options are not conveniently located near the hotel. Plan for a 15-30 minute drive to great Tampa destinations outside the hotel.

things to do international plaza 15 min away great mall and places to eat!

Check out this resturant... Ceviche. A fantastic Tapas bar by Westshore. They have a website. This place is top notch, hip, affordable and the best champagne sangria ever!


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  • Address: 5223 N Orient Road - Tampa - Florida - 33610 - United States
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