Have a Rockin’ Time in Tampa

April 5, 2021 by  
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By Cassidy Kelley

If you are looking for a place with a variety of things for everyone in your group, you need to visit the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa. This hotel has received a AAA Diamond rating and is one of the largest Casinos in the United States, and it is only getting better. They have been working on some impeccable renovations that are adding so much to the guests experience. There have been 500+ rooms, gaming space, three lavish pools, and a whole new spa added to the hotel. This isn’t just a normal hotel either because it is a Hard Rock Hotel, which embraces and celebrates music and its history.

Every element at the hotel encompasses the Hard Rock brand. This is initially seen when you walk in because there are more than 500 pieces of music memorabilia scattered throughout the hotel. Some of the most renowned pieces are Elvis’s Gold Piano that is a centerpiece in the lobby and Lady Gaga’s dazzling jacket from her 2017 Super Bowl performance.

Every little detail is thought about and intentional to create a full experience for their guests. Many of these details can be seen just in your room with the embroidered guitars on the pillows, the guitar pick holding the door stopper, and chocolate guitars given at turndown service. Each floor of the new wing is also dedicated to renowned artist featuring artwork of that artist right when you step off the elevators.

In Room Features

These rooms also comes with complimentary experiences that can amp up your stay. The Sound of Your Stay give guests to rock on to music in their room. The program includes three different options: tracks®️, picks®️, and wax®️. Tracks®️ allow guests to download a curated playlist. Picks is a program where guests can reserve a Fender®️ guitar to be delivered to their room with an amp and headphones to have a jammin’ guitar session without bothering others. Then the Wax®️ allows guests to have vinyl and a record player brought up to the room to enjoy the old school sound of music. There is also another experience that can be brought to you room, Rock Om®️. The hotel will bring up a yoga mat for you to use with their many soothing instructional videos on the TV.

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Outside of the amazing features you can experience just in your room, the casino is open 24 hours a day and with this expansion will now consist of 5000+ slots, 179 table games, and a state-of-the-art poker room with 46 poker tables. They even offer a smoke free casino area on the Mezzanine level.


Throughout the hotel and casino there is a plethora of food options from a delicious buffet to a fine dining Steakhouse, and of course there is the Hard Rock Cafe. You can find anything you can think of and don’t even have to leave the property. Some of the spots you have to hit are Council Oak Steak & Seafood, The Rez Grill, The Hard Rock Cafe, Rock ‘N Raw, the L Bar and Center Bar. Council Oak Steak & Seafood has some of the finest 100% U.S.D.A prime steaks, fresh seafood, and an award-winning wine selection, but it is not just your typical steakhouse. The chef there is adamant about making the meal an experience and has created dishes that do just that, one being creme brulee where they torch it at your table. The Rez Grill has a chef driven menu with down-to-earth vibe. They have a menu with a variety of dishes and creative cocktails which have led them to be rated “Top Restaurant” by Tampa Bay Times.

The Hard Rock Cafe features their authentic rock atmosphere with an American menu and a small stage which allows them to host live music at night a smaller concerts inside. Don’t miss out on their milkshakes, they even have a boozy milkshake that is to die for. Rock ‘N Raw is a counter-style restaurant providing an innovative take on Japanese cuisine. The L Bar has a drink for everyone whether it be a trendy cocktail, a local beer, or one of their 30 selections of Bourbon. This is also a hot spot to sit down and enjoy a cocktail at the end of the night to enjoy some live music. These are just a few of the restaurants and there are more being added with the expansion.

Pool & Spa

With the expansion of the hotel, guests can now get a resort style feel with the Rock Spa & Salon & new pool area. The new spa and salon will include a hair and nail salon, barber shop, a co-ed aqua room, thirteen treatment rooms – including a Rhythm & Motion room, Hammam, and two VIP suites. Each are has so many fascinating textiles and textures incorporated in the design making each space their own. They have a variety of treatments that will restore and awaken your body, one of the most popular is the Swedish massage.

Near the spa there is access to the pool area which has a family, adults only, and a VIP pool, 20 cabanas, 600 loungers and daybeds, two DJ Booths, and the Pool Bar & Grill.  Even though they are not located by the water, they have transformed this space that makes you feel like you are lounging near the beach.

Event Center

With this expansion they are constructing a 30,000 square ft. event center to elevate their music and entertainment programming. This area will provide a grand ballroom for concerts, trade shows, conventions private events, and large scale poker tournaments. They have already gotten Keith Urban set up for the grand opening of the space, and you can expect many more artists to follow in the future.

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