Stayed at the Intercontinental for a 10-day period as part of a preliminary house-finding trip for an eventual move to Tampa.
Staff was courteous and helpful, the room itself was quite nice. There was one annoying issue related to the room itself - the door barely fit the doorframe. There was at least a 1.5-2.0 inch gap at the bottom of the door letting light in at night and noise. :( Also, the side of the door had far too large of a gap as well. A weird issue but a troubling one.
The amenities (pool, workout center, business center, lounge and Shula Restaurant) were all quite decent, so no issues there.
HOWEVER, the hotel does have one glaringly huge and super frustrating issue (and one that would lead me to NOT recommend it to most travelers): the wireless internet is simply awful. Slow as molasses on a cold day, frequently disconnecting, and just super under-whelming overall. Plus, the hotel does not offer wired connectivity of a higher speed, like many similarly priced hotels would. I'd give it a 1 out of 10 in this regard. :( I also checked the service on multiple standalone devices just to ensure it wasn't something specific to my computer - same results. Just really, really slow internet.
Free is good (as in Free Internet) but when it's this useless, why bother?