One of Tampa’s landmark institutions is an independently owned and operated hotel that’s still popular amongst the locals and even a high-profile celebrity whose father stayed at the Tahitian Inn back in 2011. For over 50 years it has basically remained the same with its Polynesian theme and ideal location. This rare gem of an intimate hotel is a welcome respite from the grander corporate brand lodging facilities.
Business travelers and visitors enjoy its on-site cafe and bar/lounge. Another amenity that makes the Tahitian Inn so special is its spa. Virtually all of the other hotel spas in Tampa Bay is beach resorts or in secluded settings with golf and tennis. You do not need to be a guest at this boutique hotel to utilize the spa. Located in the heart of South Tampa on Dale Mabry Highway near Henderson Boulevard is its unmistakable retro marquee reminiscent of old Florida. Come and enjoy the South Pacific ambience of Tahitian Inn’s Serenity Spa.
601 South Dale Mabry, Tampa, Florida 33609
Phone: (813)-877-6721, ext. 4 or (800)-876-1397
Spa hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Serenity Spa services:
Swedish: $50 to $100
Available in 30, 60 and 90-minute sessions this standard massage therapy involves long strokes and kneading of the outer muscle tissue.
Deep Tissue: $80 to $110
This type of massage is ideal for those with chronic pain. You can choose 60 or 90-minute sessions. The massage therapist uses slower movements and deeper pressure.
In addition to your selected massage you can request an essential oil of lavender, citrus or geranium.
Hot Stone: $85 to $125
Like the name says the therapist will use lava rocks or basalt stones placed on your body. The stones are also used for kneading. Sessions are available for 60 or 90-minutes.
Prenatal: $75 for 60-minutes only
For the expectant mother who needs to eliminate stress, swelling, aches and pains.
This is available upon request though additional charges will apply.
Additional Serenity Spa services:
Body Treatments: $45 to $180
These services include body wraps, mud packs and exfoliation with 60, 90 and 120-minute sessions. You can take advantage of the Polynesian Polish (full body exfoliation), Tahiti Seaweed Wrap or Indian Sunset Mud (body mud pack).
Beauty Services: $50 to $175
They offer an extensive list of facials from the Tahitian Classic (cleansing facial) to collagen treatment. Enjoy their spa or classic manicure/pedicure. If you are brave try the Brazilian or Tahiti bikini waxing
Spa Packages: $100 to $330
The Tahitian Express and Serenity Sampler are some of the excellent packages offered. Double Fantasy is just for couples that also includes lunch in the Tahitian Inn cafe.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Serenity Spa does adhere to a strict cancellation policy. If you must cancel or reschedule an appointment please give a minimum notice of 4 hours or you will be charged in full for the scheduled service. Regarding cancellation of a spa package, a 24-hour notice is required. In the event of “no shows” you will be billed 100% for your scheduled service.