I am a Starwood's preferred member and decided to stay here on my mini-vacation to Tampa. The room price was reasonable. The lobby was underwhelming. The desk clerk was super friendly and full of helpful info. The La Meridien is the old Federal courthouse. It has been remodeled into what purports to be a 4-star hotel. Let me be clear it is not. I booked a bigger room. It was cramped and truly not functional. The bathroom was not built properly. For a 4-star hotel you expect amenities. This place has none. The walls were paper thin so you could hear the television in both adjoining rooms. There was no mini-bar. It was truly a disappointing experience. The sole reason I give this location three stars is the valet service. I have never seen a better run valet group. I have stayed in Tampa 30 times over the years at a host of hotels. My suggestion? Go elsewhere.