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What Qualifies a Property to be TAG Approved?®

Enforce non-discriminatory policies including “sexual orientation.”

Treat heterosexual and domestic partners equally in personnel policies.

Provides LGBT diversity and sensitivity training for employees.

Empower customers and employees to be “watchdogs” of its gay and lesbian business practices.

Gives back to their community.

Employs staff who reflect the diversity of their community.

Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore

5303 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa , FL 33609


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Neighborhood: Westshore Area
Number of Rooms: 222
Type of Hotel: Upscale

The Crowne Plaza Hotel Tampa Westshore offers a uniqueness all its own that can perhaps be best described as modern and fresh but elegantly posh. The hotel is located in the heart of the thriving Westshore district and is across the street from Westshore Mall, offering the finest in shopping, dining and entertainment.  The property features 222 contemporary designed guest rooms, 44 which are cabana suites overlooking the lush tropical terrace and pool. All rooms feature an HD flat screen TV, coffeemaker, work desk with ergonomic chair, two telephones with data ports and voice mail.  The property is located less than six miles from Ybor City featuring some of Tampa’s best gay nightlife spots.  With the hotels central location in Tampa it is situated close to several gay friendly neighborhoods such as St. Petersburg, Hyde Park and Seminole Heights.  Tampa offers many social organizations that may be of interest while in town such as the Friends Club, Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Coalition, Adventures Sun Coast, Bay Area Men of All Colors Together, Tampa Bay Bears and Prime Timers of Tampa Bay.  During you stay please take time to enjoy Mezzo Restaurant which offers a delicious array of breakfast options with indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy dining al fresco on the Terrace. Inside, Mezzo has a relaxed ambience, perfect for breakfast with friends. The breakfast menu includes a sophisticated list of classics like buttermilk pancakes, two eggs with potatoes and bacon, and Belgian waffles as well as innovative fare such as the veggie frittata, a hearty breakfast burrito, and southern style Eggs Benedict.  For lunch, dinner and nightlife stop in to Tampa’s newest hot spot, Mojito Restaurant and Lounge. Mojito is a dynamic dining experience providing delicious Latin-inspired cuisine for lunch or dinner in a contemporary setting and cocktails in Mojito Lounge, where signature Pisco Sours, Caipirinhas, Margaritas, and of course, Mojitos are mixed by expert bartenders.

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