Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is a popular destination for travelers and locals alike who seek exciting gaming experiences, luxury accommodations, and fine dining options. While the resort has plenty of well-known attractions, there are also some hidden gems that are worth discovering. Let’s explore some of the best-kept secrets at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.
1. Council Oak Lounge
While Council Oak Steakhouse is well-known for its premium steaks, seafood, and fine wine selection, many people don’t know about the Council Oak Lounge. This intimate bar serves craft cocktails and small plates in a luxurious setting, making it an ideal spot for a date night or a night out with friends. From acoustic sets to acapella groups, daily entertainment features talented artists from across Tampa Bay.
2. Rock Spa® & Salon
Tucked away on the second floor of the hotel, the Rock Spa is a peaceful oasis that offers a range of spa treatments, including massages, facials, and body wraps. The spa’s serene atmosphere is the perfect place to unwind and relax, and the skilled service providers will help you feel rejuvenated and refreshed.
3. Hard Rock Event Center
While Tampa Bay is known for concerts at Raymond James Stadium and Amalie Arena, many visitors may not be aware of the Hard Rock Event Center. This intimate 17,000-square-foot venue can accommodate up to 2,500 guests and has state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment. Don’t let the size of the space fool you – it packs quite the punch as one of the most popular venues in Tampa. Keith Urban, Alicia Keys, Andrea Bocelli, Sammy Hagar, Vince Neil, ZZ Top, Larry the Cable Guy – takes a deep breath – Keith Sweat, Ron White, The Jackson’s, Grand Funk Railroad, Adam Lambert…the list goes on, and, on.
4. Smoke-Free Gaming
Experience your favorite slots and table games in the Smoke-Free Gaming space located on the Mezzanine Level. While the casino implemented new air filtration systems during the 2019 expansion to ensure the air quality is at its best throughout the Casino, Seminole Hard Rock made the decision to dedicate this space to non-smoking Patrons. With over 26,000 square feet, the venue is home to the latest Slot Machine Games, Blackjack, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, and many more casino games.
5. Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Lady Gaga…wait, who?
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is home to an extensive collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia. The collection includes items from famous musicians such as Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones, as well as contemporary artists like Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. Guests can view the memorabilia throughout the Resort sharing their favorite stories of the artists.