33609 Travel Guide
While summertime in Tampa, Florida is hot as hell, so are the hotel rates at the InterContinental Tampa hotel. The nearly two-year old luxury hotel is offering a "Buy One, Get One" (BOGO) free deal where guests can pay as little as $159 for two nights. The BOGO package also includes a disposable camera and a 5x7 picture frame, "so guests can document their fabulous summer escape to Tampa."
We have to say this is a pretty unreal deal for an Intercontinental Hotel, even when you're down their sweating your huevos rancheros off. BOGO! And especially when you consider that part of the luxury of living in the free world is that you are indeed free to blast in-room air conditioning at no extra cost. However some things to beware of are its location inside an office building that's close to the airport, say TripAdvisor reviewers. The pool is also kind of small.
The deal lasts from May 1 through September 30, 2009. Just in time for most of the rest of the country to start getting cold again! BOGO! (Sorry, this marketing term is growing on us.)
Know of a hotel room open for Super Bowl? Tell us where right here.
Another day, another hotel has rooms open for Super Bowl XLIII. Today it's the Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore with availability. A rep from the hotel contacted us to say that the hotel currently has 25 rooms open for the Big Game.
While many hotels we've covered are further outside of Tampa, this one is two miles from Tampa Stadium. But that proximity is going to cost ya.
The required stay is 1/29-2/2/09 and the rate is $1,050 per night.
At that rate and with the three-night minimum, your total will come out to $3,150. The hotel does have a restaurant on-site, as well as cooked-to-order breakfasts and a nightly manager's reception that serves snacks and drinks. So we suggest splitting that rate and the two-room suites with a couple of friends.