#TXAway: Live the Rock Star Life at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

by Jessica Serna on November 7, 2019 in Travel,

You don’t have to actually be a rock star to stay at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa but, by the time you leave, you might just feel like one!

When you first walk into Tampa’s massive Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, you’ll be greeted by a 24-karat gold piano that was once owned by none other than the King of Rock himself, Elvis Presley. That sets the mood for a one-of-a-kind weekend.

This 24-karat gold piano was once owned by the King of Rock himself, Elvis Presley. Photo Jessica Serna

All around the hotel, unique memorabilia line the walls, from guitars previously owned by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, costumes worn by Lady Gaga, signed records and more. Every floor in the East Hotel Tower is themed after a popular musician so you’ll never run out of things to see, no matter how many times you stay here.

As part of the Hard Rock Hotel’s Sound of your Stay program, the hotel offers a wide range of music-themed amenities. By request, a Fender guitar can be delivered to your room to start your rocker dreams right from the comfort of the hotel suite. Or, you can opt for a Crosley turntable with a set of records chosen by Hard Rock’s team of music experts. Throughout the hotel, small details like guitars threaded into the bed sheets remain classy while holding onto that rock star experience.

With a spa, fitness center, rock star pools, multiple floors of casinos, entertainment and a plethora of restaurants on site, there’s really no reason to leave the hotel. Some of our in-house favorites include:

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

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At the entrance to the steakhouse, you’ll see where they prepare and dry-age the steaks, including a massive wagyu tomahawk ribeye. This upscale dining experience includes a raw bar, lobster mac & cheese, and a dessert you are going to want to save room for. The Council Oak 151 Volcano is a vanilla bean ice cream ball covered with Heath crunch. Wait staff bring it to your table where they cover it in 151 rum, which is flambéed for a spectacular display.

Hard Rock Cafe

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Of course, the Hard Rock Cafe is a classic. You don’t get much fancier than a burger covered in 24-karat gold, served alongside a boozy milkshake. You can enjoy your meal along with live concerts from dueling pianos, local performers and big-name bands. It’s dinner and a show every night!

Rock Spa & Salon

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Rocked too hard? Relax and rejuvenate at the Rock Spa & Salon that offers a one-of-a-kind rhythm and motion experience. You’ve never had a massage like this. While you’re receiving your massage, the table creates a ripple of bass vibrations and treble beats come from above for an immersive experience. Afterwards, you can relax with a spa day pass while enjoying hot tubs, salt saunas, and steam rooms.

Luxury is all around at the Hard Rock Hotel. With all that’s offered, the hardest choice will be what to do next! So, if you’re looking to party like a rock star, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is where you want to be!


Cover: Costumes from past performers on display in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Photo Jessica Serna

Jessica Serna is a Texas-based travel blogger whose goal is to encourage readers to get out and explore. Inspired by her time in Spain, Jessica fell in love with the travel lifestyle and wanted to have those same weekend adventures back home in Texas. She started My Curly Adventures to inspire others to spend money on experiences, not plane tickets.