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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The original witness stand from the courtroom was repurposed in Bizou Brasserie as the hostess stand.
Like the second floor, the fourth floor of the hotel has gorgeous terrazzo marble from the original structure.
Behind the shades in the fourth-floor foyer lay the atrium, which was eventually covered during World War II.
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.
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.
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.
Access Local Art
The hotel partners with the nearby Tampa Museum of Art, where guests receive complimentary entry.
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.
Bizou Restaurant: Breakfast (7a-11a). Dinner&Bar (5p - 11p).
Taste the unexpected at Bizou Brasserie, one of downtown Tampa's best eateries. This upscale restaurant and bar serves New American cuisine with French accents in a charming bistro setting.
Bizou Brasserie is located at the forefront of Le Méridien Tampa, featuring New American cuisine with a French flair, fresh seafood, and handmade pastries. The restaurant is open all day, transforming from a bistro in the mornings to a bar in the evenings.Learn More
Le Méridien Tampa, The Courthouse
601 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida, USA, 33602
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Smoke Free Property
2 pets 40 pounds max per room with USD 25 per pet per night fee due at check-in
Maximum pet weight: 40lbs
Accepts: Cash,Credit Cards
Contactless mobile payments
Concierge desk service
Property has elevators
Languages spoken by staff:
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
Property has elevators
Self Operating lift or a sloped entry in hotel swimming pools
Service Animals are Welcome
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
Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand
Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers
Bathtub Grab Rails
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
Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled
Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms