Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection

Tampa, Florida

The hotel

As its name implies, food is a big deal at Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection. A boutique retreat in South Tampa’s cool SoHo district, you can join professional chefs for cooking classes, tuck into fresh seafood and steaks at Élevage, head up to the rooftop bar for cocktails, small plates, and Tampa views, and even enjoy fresh fruit scrubs, vinotherapy, and mani-pedis in a cork-clad ‘cellar’ at its Spa Evangeline. With the on-site Bern's Fine Wines & Spirits and B&G Little Midway dessert parlor (opening Summer '19), the options to indulge are endless. And, if you need to wear it all off, you can do a few lengths of the outdoor pool, head to the fitness centre, or nip out on one of the hotel’s complimentary bikes (although the tempting locally owned eateries may scupper your calorie-burning plans).

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Smoking
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

South Tampa, near Amalie Arena, University of Tampa and Bayshore Boulevard. Surrounded by locally owned restaurants and bars.

Hotel information

All rooms offer air-conditioning, TV with cable, tea/coffee maker, complimentary WiFi, hairdryer, bathrobe, mini-bar*, safe, iron and board. Classic Rooms offer 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Transfer time from Orlando airport: 1 hour 30 minutes. Valet parking $20, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Élevage (steak and seafood), EDGE (rooftop bar), The Lobby Bar (full bar and food menu) and B&G Little Midway (ice cream and pastry parlor).

Swimming pool, fitness centre and spa*. Bike rentals*.

Complimentary WiFi. Local restaurant dinner delivery* and room service*.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Weekend Getaway

Oct 15, 2019 Betty R St. Augustine, Florida

Looking for a weekend getaway and I chose Tampa because the Epicurean looked interesting. It did not disappoint! Wine themed decor, great restaurant, inviting hotel. King room was great, loved the shower. Wine shop located in the lobby. Entire staff was friendly and helpful. Located directly across the street from Bern’s restaurant. Will… Read more
Looking for a weekend getaway and I chose Tampa because the Epicurean looked interesting. It did not disappoint! Wine themed decor, great restaurant, inviting hotel. King room was great, loved the shower. Wine shop located in the lobby. Entire staff was friendly and helpful. Located directly across the street from Bern’s restaurant. Will definitely go back - hopefully take advantage of the spa and visit the rooftop bar next time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quirky hotel with excellent customer service

Oct 11, 2019 LiveToTravel45 Potomac, Maryland

Overall loved my stay here. The staff goes above and beyond in both friendliness and helpfulness! The hotel restaurant was very good and location is convenient to different areas of Tampa. Two minor things are that the bathroom has little to no counter space or place to hang towels. While the decor is impecabble, it seems the decorators chose form… Read more
Overall loved my stay here. The staff goes above and beyond in both friendliness and helpfulness! The hotel restaurant was very good and location is convenient to different areas of Tampa. Two minor things are that the bathroom has little to no counter space or place to hang towels. While the decor is impecabble, it seems the decorators chose form over function! Just something to be aware of if you like to spread out in the bathroom as I do. Having said that, the shower and the shower products were all fabulous. One of the best I've used on the road! I was also a little disappointed in the "Terrace" aspect of the room. When I booked online, the Terrace looked well worth the extra cost as it seemed to feature a quiet outdoor space with a view. In reality, the Terrace was right next to a huge parking garage and not separated from any of the rooms along the walkway. So noisy and no privacy. We didn't end up using it at all. So save yourself a few bucks and just book a standard room. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing service and very trendy

Sep 25, 2019 fetscherin Orlando, Florida

I was surprised that this hotel was so family friendly since it is very trendy upscale and new age. We were greeted with valet service and a glass of wine upon arrival. Our room was ready earlier than anticipated. The room was very clean and nicely decorated no complaints about cleanliness whatsoever. We enjoyed the pool, despite my two young… Read more
I was surprised that this hotel was so family friendly since it is very trendy upscale and new age. We were greeted with valet service and a glass of wine upon arrival. Our room was ready earlier than anticipated. The room was very clean and nicely decorated no complaints about cleanliness whatsoever. We enjoyed the pool, despite my two young children being the only children at the hotel the staff and guests were very nice. One staff member even found my child’s lost pony and returned it to us the next day when she saw us. We ate dinner at the hotel which was delicious and amazing and they had a good kids menu and gave our children crayons and paper while we were waiting. The manager came to check on us during the dinner and was very personable. All staff were very kind and accommodating. We were able to stay for a late check out and we had zero problems. Would definitely stay here again if traveling to Tampa and eat again at the restaurant. We also had lunch there and they would bring the food out to the pool so we could eat outside. It would be nice to see a poolside service that wasn’t to go but I understand the need is limited. The ice cream place across the street is also very nice and the hotel is within walking distance to Hyde park, a very nice area of Tampa. It was nice not to feel like you were in the center of a city but more in a nice neighborhood. Also, we had a great breakfast at daily eats which was within walking distance I would recommend it, I will also write a review for that under this profile. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An EPIC experience!

Sep 1, 2019 AM384 Tampa, Florida

There is definitely a reason that you see Scottie’s name on pretty much every review for this hotel. He is AMAZING!!!!! My husband and I visited the hotel for our 13th anniversary and Scottie left no stone unturned. He treated us like royalty! Everyone at the resort made us feel welcomed. We had a couples massage at Evangeline’s and it was… Read more
There is definitely a reason that you see Scottie’s name on pretty much every review for this hotel. He is AMAZING!!!!! My husband and I visited the hotel for our 13th anniversary and Scottie left no stone unturned. He treated us like royalty! Everyone at the resort made us feel welcomed. We had a couples massage at Evangeline’s and it was also amazing. We will definitely return!!! Epicurean Hotel definitely takes customer service to the next level! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Getaway

Aug 27, 2019 Gwendolynes Orlando, Florida

We just loved the Epicurean. When we arrived we were greeted with a welcome wine, which was perfect after traveling from Orlando by I4. Although my husband and I were there for a conference happening in downtown Tampa, we decided on the Epicurean. We loved the idea that the hotel is close enough to Uber to the downtown, but also tucked away in… Read more
We just loved the Epicurean. When we arrived we were greeted with a welcome wine, which was perfect after traveling from Orlando by I4. Although my husband and I were there for a conference happening in downtown Tampa, we decided on the Epicurean. We loved the idea that the hotel is close enough to Uber to the downtown, but also tucked away in Hyde Park. The location is perfect to walk to some great nearby restaurants. We also ordered room service at the hotel, which was lovely. All of the staff we encountered were helpful and friendly. Thank you Scotty for some incredible dining recommendations. The fitness center was nice to use every morning. One thing I cannot forget to mention was the delightful shower, which had Our stay was exactly what we needed, thank you. Read less