HARD ROCK RESORTS AND CASINOS
IN TAMPA AND HOLLYWOOD

By  Mike Miller June 1, 2024

I am not a gambler.  Roulette, slot machines, poker, blackjack:  you name it. I am not good at these games and prefer to lose my money in bad stock and real estate investments.  I am pretty good at that.

Vintage Gambling Cartoon by Crosby DeMossVintage Gambling Cartoon by Crosby DeMoss

Having said that, you don't have to gamble to have a great time at either of the two Hard Rock Resorts and Casinos in Florida. There is one in Tampa and one in Hollywood.

They are great places for just people watching or relaxing.  You will probably end up doing a little gambling whether or not you think you like it. And as you can see from the cartoon, they are pet friendly for an extra fee.

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

Hard Rock Hollywood Guitar HotelSeminole Hard Rock Resort and Casino, Hollywood

The resort is located at 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, Florida. Its iconic guitar-shaped hotel tower is easily recognizable as you drive on the Florida Turnpike south of Fort Lauderdale.

The Hollywood resort opened in 2004, and has since undergone several renovations and expansions to keep its offerings and guest experiences fresh and up to date.

Hard Rock Hollywood CasinoSeminole Hard Rock Resort and Casino, Hollywood

This huge resort features 1,271 hotel rooms, including the world-famous guitar-shaped tower with luxurious suites offering panoramic views.

The casino is renowned for its wide variety of gaming options:

Slot Machines: Over 3,100 slot machines, ranging from classic favorites to the latest high-tech games.

Table Games: An array of table games such as blackjack, baccarat, and roulette.

Poker Room: A 45-table poker room that hosts major poker tournaments and daily games.

High Limit Gaming: Exclusive high limit gaming areas for discerning players.

Hard Rock Hollywood Dining RoomSeminole Hard Rock Resort and Casino, Hollywood

The resort also offers an extensive range of amenities to cater to all types of guests:

Dining: Diverse dining options, including fine dining at Kuro, contemporary dishes at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, and casual fare at Hard Rock Café.

Entertainment: The Hard Rock Live venue hosts top-tier concerts, comedy shows, and other live performances.

Spa: The Rock Spa® & Salon offers a comprehensive menu of treatments and services to pamper guests.

Hard Rock Hollywood Guitar RoomSeminole Hard Rock Resort and Casino, Hollywood

Pool: A luxurious pool area featuring multiple pools, private cabanas, and a bar and grill.

Shopping: An array of retail shops, including designer boutiques and the Hard Rock Shop.

Nightlife: Several bars and lounges, including the DAER Nightclub & Dayclub, which offers a vibrant nightlife experience.

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

The resort is located off Interstate 4 at 5223 Orient Road, Tampa, Florida. This is near the I-4 and I-75 interchange.

This prime location of the east side of the city provides easy access for visitors coming from various parts of the Tampa Bay area and beyond.

Hard Rock Tampa HotelsSeminole Hard Rock Resort and Casino, Tampa

This resort opened its doors to the public in 2004 and has been revovated recently. It has become one of the most popular entertainment and resort destinations in the Tampa Bay area.

The resort boasts 800 luxurious hotel rooms, providing guests with a variety of accommodation options from standard rooms to lavish suites.

Hard Rock Tampa CasinoSeminole Hard Rock Resort and Casino, Tampa

The casino at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa offers an extensive array of gaming options, including:

Slot Machines: Over 5,000 slot machines featuring the latest and most popular games.

Table Games: A wide selection of table games such as blackjack, baccarat, and various forms of poker.

Poker Room: A dedicated poker room with more than 45 tables, hosting regular tournaments and cash games.

High Limit Room: For those seeking higher stakes, the high limit room offers exclusive gaming experiences.

Hard Rock Tampa Table RoomSeminole Hard Rock Resort and Casino, Tampa

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is not just about gaming; it offers many other amenties, such as:

Dining: Multiple dining options, including fine dining at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, casual meals at Hard Rock Café, and various quick bites.

Entertainment: Regular live music performances, comedy shows, and other entertainment events at the Hard Rock Event Center.

Spa: The Rock Spa® & Salon provides a range of treatments and services for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Pool: An expansive pool area with cabanas, a poolside bar, and plenty of space to lounge.

Retail: On-site shopping options, including a Hard Rock Shop with branded merchandise.

Hard Rock Tampa Hotel RoomSeminole Hard Rock Resort and Casino, Tampa

The first time I went into a Florida casino was many years ago.  I was a reformed smoker, and the smell of cigarette and cigar smoke was everywhere I went.

These days the modern casinos are well equipped with both smoking and non-smoking areas.  A great improvement as far as I am concerned.


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