Location This rock-themed hotel and casino is located near a Tampa beach, next to the Florida Fairgrounds and the Ford Amphitheatre, 4 miles from Busch Gardens and 5 miles from Ybor City. Additional local attractions include Adventure Island (around 12 minutes’ drive) and Florida Aquarium (around 15 minutes’ drive away). Clearwater Beach and the Gulf of Mexico can both be reached in about 40 minutes by car, while Ocala National Forest is around 130 minutes’ drive away. The hotel is 10 miles fro Facilities From the second the 15-metre Hard Rock guitar at the entrance catches the guest’s eye, this breathtaking Tampa holiday destination moves to the music in their soul. The 12-storey casino resort offers 250 spacious guest rooms and welcomes guests in a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service. Additional facilities at this air-conditioned city hotel include a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, lift access, newspaper stand, hairdressing salon, conference facilities and Internet access. Room service and a laundry service are also provided. The family-friendly hotel also features lavish cascading fountains, snazzy sky-lit restaurants and bars, a newly expanded 13,950 m2 casino, exhilarating live entertainment, a disco and a full service spa and gym centre that features state of art Life Fitness Cardio equipment. Those arriving by car may leave their vehicle in the hotel car park. Rooms The contemporary, spacious rooms offer a holiday retreat with an emphasis on meeting guests’ every need. All rooms are en suite with a shower, bath and hairdryer. Additional in-room amenities include a double or king-size bed, direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, a radio, hi-fi, Internet access, a safe, tea and coffee making facilities and an ironing set. The chic furnished rooms include everything guests need for a perfect stay, including individually regulated air conditioning and heating. Sports/Entertainment The hotel offers a newly expanded 150,000-square-foot casino, which is open all day. It features over 3,200 of the hottest gaming machines on the planet, including I Dream of Jeannie, 12 X Pay, Flip Flop Deluxe, Price is Right Plinko, Wheel of Fortune, Little Green Men, Texas Tea plus classics like Double Diamond, Red, White and Blue, Double Wild Cherry and Five Times Pay. There are also 50 tables of Live Action Poker, with everything from Seven-Card Stud to Texas Hold'em and Omaha. This casino hotel offers an outdoor splash pool with a sun deck (including sun loungers and parasols) and a children's pool. Guests can listen to tunes (even underwater) and chill out in the privacy of the Seminole Chickee (cabanas available for a surcharge) which is decked out with TVs, refrigerators and other cool toys (half and full-day rentals are available). In addition to cardio and strength-training equipment, the gym has a steam room, sauna, hot tub and spa services, including the signature Hot Rocker massage. The hotel also has volleyball, horseshoes, and table tennis. Sun loungers and parasols are available at the sandy beach for a fee. Meals Breakfast is served each morning, while a wide range of set menu and ? la carte lunches and dinners is available. Guests can choose from 5 different restaurants, which offer a variety of original tastes ranging from sushi and sashimi at Rock n’ Raw, brick oven pizzas at Fresh Harvest, burgers at The Green Room, Tampa's award winning spot for prime steaks and fresh seafood at Council Oak, or classic American fare from the 50-item food menu, combined with an authentic rock atmosphere and live music on the exciting elevated stage. The hotel also offers a food court, a world of familiar and exotic snacks located right off the casino floor. The pool bar offers snacks, lighter fare, and cool drinks served oasis style. The hotel has two bars, The Center Bar and The Lobby Bar. Entertainment will be on tap 3 nights per week (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) with live bands performing and a DJ spinning some of the best rock mash-ups into the afterhours. Payment American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA are accepted at this establishment. Misc. Guests are invited to check in after 4 pm, and are requested to check out before 11 am. The minimum check-in age is 21. Pets are welcome. A pet deposit and a non-refundable daily pet fee are charged. Guests are kindly requested to contact the hotel for details. How to get there Driving directions from Tampa International Airport (TPA): head east on Tampa International Airport towards George J Bean Outbnd Pkwy. Take the ramp to FL-60 E, and keep right at the fork. Follow signs for Tampa and merge onto FL-60 E. Take the exit onto I-275 N towards I-4, then take exit 45B to merge onto I-4 E towards Orlando. Take exit 6 for Orient Rd and turn left at Orient Rd. The hotel will be on the right-hand side.