I was at the Tahitian Inn for a week. I
loved the tiki bar and the rooms were very pleasant. The best part was the staff. They were always friendly, smiling, doing whatever they could to help you. I've stayed in a lot of hotels and this one might have been the friendliest I've ever been around. Outstanding.
Very Memorable Time!.
I've worked in the service industry for 30 years & found the staff here to be top notch. Mike & Susan treated my sisters & I like family! Our tiki bar bartended fri night was the sweetest girl! The maintenance staff was equally as friendly. One staff member saw us struggling with a visiting Uncle in a wheelchair & immediately helped us get him into the room, returning within minutes with a ramp that we used for the rest of the evening...amazing! My sisters & I will forever stay here when we visit Tampa. What a fabulous place:)
A friendly and cheap breakfast and lunch spot. They serve fresh, well-done simple American-style dishes.. The Scene There's frequently a line of people jammed in the restaurant's tiny entryway. It's kind of reminiscent of a diner--cramped, teeny, with a row of seats at the counter, and tables elbow-to-elbow. No-nonsense waitress calls you "hon," and the food arrives, pronto. It feels like a neighborhood restaurant, but people from all over Tampa turn up here to eat.
The Food Typical breakfast: Three farm fresh eggs, with potatoes or grits and toast; coffee, tea or soft drink, with choice of bacon, sausage, smoked sausage, ham or corned beef hash. There are also hotcakes that arrive in a big, steamy stack; omelets, including perhaps the most unorthodox dish on the menu--a spinach and feta or Swiss cheese omelet; and all manner of cereals, bagels and muffins. For lunch, the menu offers big burgers, salads, and an excellent, hand-dipped milk shake.
Useless Trivia The coffee shop is adjacent to the Tahitian Inn. It used to serve dinner as well, but now only serves breakfast and lunch.