We needed a hotel in Tampa prior to a cruise. Not being much at all into points or miles at the time I just wanted to save some money. So I looked into Priceline. It took a little research on bidding for travel and better bidding to figure out how everything worked before I tried a bid.
My first bid was too low so I rebid in a couple of days with success. I won the Grand Hyatt Tampa bay for $47. I was very happy with the reviews and we only needed the hotel for one night!
The hotel shuttle took us from the airport to the hotel for the night even though it was pretty late when we flew in. It was nice to not have to pay for a taxi.
Check in was very friendly and we were given a basic king sized room in the main tower building.
The next morning we had time to pass until calling a cab to take us to the cruise terminal so we poked around the hotel. They have a nature trail out over the marsh area.
And the main tower pool was very nice and also included a hot tub.
And then we wandered over to the villas area to the left of the property.
This area looked amazing!
The villas is where I would love to stay as a family for a few days. The area looked so inviting! We would stay at this hotel again before or after a cruise.
Now I generally work the hotel points for discounted or free stays, or to earn more hotel points. But if the price is right I would not hesitate to use Priceline again. Normal hotel prices are $149 – 189 a night.
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, Florida, USA, 33607
- Tel: +1 813 874 1234
- Fax: +1 813 207 6790
More information can be found here: