Welcome to Le Méridien Tampa, The Courthouse

Experience a piece of Tampa history

Travel back in time at Le Méridien Tampa. This century-old Historic Federal Courthouse has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind Tampa hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, this boutique hotel is the backdrop for exploring the city in style. Our on-site restaurant, Bizou Brasserie, serves a mix of international cuisine, a variety of French-inspired selections, signature eclairs, French pastries and a light fare of sparkling drinks served in an engaging atmosphere. Iconic Tampa courtrooms have been repurposed as elegant hotel meeting rooms and event venues. Contemporary facilities include a business center, pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Our boutique hotel's 130 exquisite guest rooms and suites blend historic features with inviting comforts and state-of-the-art technology to ensure memorable experiences in downtown Tampa.

Rooms & Suites

Historical Building

Unique Architecture

Le Méridien Tampa resides in a historic courthouse featuring stunning architecture, marble hallways and original oak doors from when the building was erected in 1905. An old judge's desk has been repurposed as the Concierge Desk, and skylights are located above many guest room doors.

Judge's Chambers
Ballroom Door Detail

Hotel History

The Judge's Bench

Originally located in the fourth-floor courtroom, the judge’s bench is now the business center desk on the lobby level of the hotel. While we removed the Kevlar sheeting inside of the original bench, the judge’s nameplates and emergency buttons are still intact.

Blueprints Wallpaper

These blueprints are a replica of the original architect’s blueprints of the building’s lighting structures. The same lamps shown on the blueprints can be seen in the front of the building.

Post Office Desk

Also, on the first floor of our hotel is an antique post office desk. Before it was a courthouse, the building originated as a post office and customs house. The bustling cigar industry in Downtown Tampa/Ybor City made a customs house necessary.

Gold Elevator

The gold elevator doors have been preserved to maintain their original elegance. The contrast of the bright gold with the terrazzo marble make this elevator even more eye-catching.

The Pool

A century ago, the pool deck space was where paddy wagons would arrive with defendants accused of crimes. Before they were brought to court, the accused would be placed in holding cells which are now the guest rooms overlooking the pool. This space is a great option for those looking for a beautiful wedding venue with a story behind it.

Crown Moulding and Terrazzo Marble

While on the second floor, gaze up at the intricate detailing of the crown molding which highlights the striking terrazzo marble.

Witness Stand

The original witness stand from the courtroom was repurposed in Bizou Brasserie as the hostess stand.

Terrazzo Marble

Like the second floor, the fourth floor of the hotel has gorgeous terrazzo marble from the original structure.

Covered Atrium

Behind the shades in the fourth-floor foyer lay the atrium, which was eventually covered during World War II.

Gold Eagle

The gold eagle in the courtroom has remained untouched. The regality of the gold eagle and its elaborate detailing help make this room an excellent place to host a wedding or reception.

Leather Doors

The original leather doors on the fourth floor were kept completely intact. Now, instead of leading to a courtroom, they open to our ballroom where meetings, events, and weddings take place.

Original Wood Paneling

The sophisticated wood paneling throughout the fourth-floor courthouse is original.

Hand-Painted Ceilings

The ceilings on the fourth floor still display the intricate hand-painted designs from a century ago.

The Juror's Bench

Inside our restaurant, Bizou Brasserie, you will find the juror’s bench from the fourth-floor courtroom repurposed as a seating area.

Unlock Art

Le Méridien Tampa’s Unlock Art program offers guests complimentary access to local contemporary cultural institutions.

Access Local Art

The hotel partners with the nearby Tampa Museum of Art, where guests receive complimentary entry.

Lobby
Art

At Le Méridien Tampa, a boutique Tampa hotel, we encourage the unfolding of creativity and a new perspective by offering guests unexpected and original experiences that will enhance their stay. To achieve this, Le Méridien has developed Unlock Art™, an innovative partnership that offers guests complimentary access to local contemporary cultural institutions.

Le Méridien Tampa has partnered with the Tampa Museum of Art. Guests can gain access to this remarkable museum free of charge by bringing along the Unlock Art pass located in each guest room - a pass that opens the door to more.

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Commitment to Clean

As we welcome you back to our hotels around the world, we are committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. Click to see updates and learn more about what to expect at our hotel.

Celebrate Your Vows

Both indoor and outdoor venue spaces are offered, and the hotel is located adjacent to Sacred Heart Church, a major venue for ceremonies.

Ballroom with banquet tables, place settings, chairs, and flower arrangements
Ballroom with banquet tables with white tablecloth, wedding cake, speakers, and dance floor

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Our Location

Getting Here

Le Méridien Tampa, The Courthouse

601 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida, USA, 33602

Tel: +1 813-221-9555
Distance from Property: 7 Miles
Phone Number: +1 813-870-8700
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Alternate Airport Transportation
Affari Transportation LLC
Entrance to hotel with covered walkway and Le Meridien logo

Bicycle Programme

Tampa is on a mission to become one of the nation’s most bike-friendly cities. Unlock our destination with the new Le Meridien Bicycle Programme to explore the art, cuisine, and culture that Downtown Tampa has to offer.

Within three miles of our hotel you can easily cycle to the Tampa Museum of Art, Curtis Hixon Park, Ybor City and more.

Le Meridien has partnered with Priority Bicycles to deliver a unique, high-quality experience. Our stylish bicycles feature a lightweight aluminum frame, chain-free belt drive, three speeds, and rust-proof materials.

  • Wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet.
  • Adjust your bicycle to fit you.
  • Our bicycles are equipped with an easy to use all-weather rear (coaster) brake only. Pedal forward to go and backwards to stop. Ensure you are comfortable and confident starting and stopping before riding in traffic.
  • Wear neon, fluorescent, or other bright colors when riding day or night. Also wear something that reflects light, such as reflective tape or markings, or flashing lights.
  • Always ride with at least one hand on the handlebars. Carry books and other items in the provided bicycle basket or a backpack.
  • Be on the lookout for hazards such as potholes, broken glass, gravel, puddles, leaves, and dogs.
Bedroom with two queen beds, easy chair, desk with chair and TV screen, and large windows

Pet Policy

We would love to welcome you and your pet during your visit with us. That’s why at Le Méridien Tampa, the following services are available for your pet: Pet Mats, Water Bowls. A fee of 25 USD per night above the daily room rate will be charged. Please be advised that only dogs up to 40lbs will be accommodated.

Hotel lobby with four easy chairs, coffee table, sofa, and tall table with two stools

LM100

LM100 is a group of cultural innovators and artists who define and enrich the guest experience at Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. The group comprises a global array of visionaries, from painters to photographers, musicians to designers, chefs to architects.

Savour the Good Life

Savor The Good Life

Explore unique programs inspired by the brand’s European heritage. Born in a glamorous era of travel, Le Méridien believes everyone should explore the world in style.

Le Meridien Hub

Le Méridien Hub

A modern reinterpretation of the traditional hotel lobby, Le Méridien Hub offers an array of opportunities for guests to gather, connect and simply savor the moment. Learn more about the unique signature food and beverage programs.

Property Details

Restaurant

Fitness Center

Outdoor Pool

Meeting Space

Free Coffee/Tea

Bicycle Rental:$8

Convenience Store

Gift Shop

Dry Cleaning Service

Room Service

Wake up Calls

Daily Housekeeping

Service Request

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Allowed.

2 pets 40 pounds max per room with USD 25 per pet per night fee due at check-in

Maximum pet weight: 40lbs

Parking Valet

Daily: $32

Policies and Payments

Accepts: Cash,Credit Cards

Contactless mobile payments

Services

Concierge desk service

Property has elevators

Vending Machine

Languages spoken by staff:
English,Spanish

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +1 813-221-9555

Accessible Hotel Features

Property has elevators

Self Operating lift or a sloped entry in hotel swimming pools

Service Animals are Welcome

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

Accessible Entrance to On-Site Pool

Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible

Main Entrance is Accessible

Meeting Spaces are Accessible

On-Site Restaurants are Accessible

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Bathtub Seat

Close Caption TV

Flashing Door Knockers

Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Deadbolts on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Electrical Outlets

Lowered Night Guards on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

TTY/TTD Compatible

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms