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.


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.

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.

Courthouse Ballroom - Wedding Reception
Wedding Reception
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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


Plan and Prepare for your Stay

Queen/Queen Deluxe Guest Room

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.



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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.


Property Details


Fitness Center

Outdoor Pool

Meeting Space

Free Coffee/Tea

Convenience Store

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 Welcome.

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

Non-Refundable Pet Fee Per Night: $25

Maximum Pet Weight: 40lbs

Maximum Number of Pets in Room: 2

Parking Valet

Daily: $35

Additional Parking Information

Overnight Valet Parking $35. Day Time Only Valet Parking $20. Dinner Parking Only $10.00.

Policies and Payments

Accepts: Credit Cards

Contactless mobile payments


Concierge desk service

Property has elevators

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

Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Bathtub Seat

Closed Caption TV

Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors

Electronic Room Key

Flashing Door Knockers

Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing

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

Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors

TTY/TTD Compatible

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms

Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors


Carbon Footprint: 22.79 kg per room night

Water Footprint: 463.97 liters per room night