Awards

Award Event/Dept./Place Organization/Publication Year
Best Hotel – Silver Seminole Hard Rock Hotel  & Casino Tampa Tampa Bay Times – People’s Choice Best of the Best 2019
Best Local Tourist Attraction – Silver Seminole Hard Rock Hotel  & Casino Tampa Tampa Bay Times – People’s Choice Best of the Best 2019
Best Asian Restaurant – Silver Jubao Palace Noodle Bar Tampa Bay Times – People’s Choice Best of the Best 2019
Best Buffet – Silver Fresh Harvest Buffet Tampa Bay Times – People’s Choice Best of the Best 2019
Best Fine Dining – Bronze Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Tampa Bay Times – People’s Choice Best of the Best 2019
Best Sushi Restaurant – Bronze Rock ‘N Raw Tampa Bay Times – People’s Choice Best of the Best 2019
Best Massage – Bronze Rock Spa & Salon Tampa Bay Times – People’s Choice Best of the Best 2019
Dinners’ Choice Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Open Table 2019
Best Hotels – Top 30 Percent of All Ranked Hotels Within a Destination Silver Ranking U.S. News & World Report 2019
Best Relaxation Spot Inside The Hard Rock Rock Spa & Salon Best of Metro Awards – Tampa Bay Metro 2019
Best American Cuisine The Rez Grill Best of Metro Awards – Tampa Bay Metro 2019
Best Steakhouse Inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Council Oak Best of Metro Awards – Tampa Bay Metro 2019
Best Entertainment Under One Roof Hotel & Casino Best of Metro Awards – Tampa Bay Metro 2019
Best Places to Eat Before a Show The Rez Grill Tampa Bay Times – Top Restaurants of Tampa Bay 2019
Best Rum Cocktail – Chiki Tiki L Bar Creative Loafing 2019
Four Diamond Rating Hotels American Automobile Association 2019
Best Chef – Frank Anderson 1st Place Uncorked Clearwater Beach Food & Wine Festival 2018
Top 50 Restaurants of Tampa Bay The Rez Grill Tampa Bay Times 2018
Best Sandwich – The Rez Grill’s Grilled Chicken Sandwich Runner Up Tampa Magazine’s Sandwich Hunt 2018
Best Relaxation Spot Inside The Hard Rock Rock Spa & Salon Best of Metro Awards – Tampa Bay Metro 2018
Best Steakhouse Inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Council Oak Best of Metro Awards – Tampa Bay Metro 2018
Best Entertainment Under One Roof Hotel & Casino Best of Metro Awards – Tampa Bay Metro 2018
Best Lounge Council Oak Lounge 2018 Best of Dining & Nightlife – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Nightclub The Center Bar 2018 Best of Dining & Nightlife – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Desserts Rise Kitchen & Bakery 2018 Best of Dining & Nightlife – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Coffee Shop Rise Kitchen & Bakery 2018 Best of Dining & Nightlife – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Buger Joint Hard Rock Cafe 2018 Best of Dining & Nightlife – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Video Slots Casino 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Non-Smoking Casino Area Casino 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Live Poker Casino 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Carnival Games Casino 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Roulette Casino 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Craps Casino 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Blackjack Casino 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best High Limit Room Casino 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Video Poker Casino 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Reel Slots Casino 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Poker Tournaments Casino 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Slot Tournaments Casino 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Table Game Tournaments Casino 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best VIP Services Casino 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Casino Casino 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation At Hotels 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Spa Rock Spa & Salon 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Suites Hotels 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Rooms Hotels 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Hotel Lobby Hotels 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Hotel Staff Hotels 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Hotel Hotels 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Overall Gaming Resort Hotels 2018 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2018
Best Lemon Dessert The Rez Grill Creative Loafing 2018
Award of Excellence The Rez Grill Wine Spectator 2018
Award of Excellence Council Oak Wine Spectator 2018
Four Diamond Rating Hotels American Automobile Association 2018
Top Hotels in Florida Ranked No. 8 Condé Nast Traveler’s 29th annual Reader’s Choice Awards 2017
Best Entertainment Under One Roof Hotel & Casino Best of Metro Awards – Tampa Bay Metro 2017
Award of Excellence Council Oak Wine Spectator 2017
Four Diamond Rating Hotels American Automobile Association 2017
Best Seafood Council Oak 2017 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2017
Best Desserts Rise Kitchen & Bakery 2017 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2017
Best Romantic Restaurant Council Oak 2017 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2017
Best Live Poker Casino 2017 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2017
Best Blackjack Casino 2017 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2017
Best Video Slots Casino 2017 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2017
Best Poker Tournaments Casino 2017 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2017
Best Slot Tournaments Casino 2017 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2017
Best Table Game Tournaments Casino 2017 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2017
Best Mediterranean-Inspired Restaurant at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Grey Salt Best of Metro Awards – Tampa Bay Metro 2017
Best Steakhouse Inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Council Oak Best of Metro Awards – Tampa Bay Metro 2016
Top 25 Restaurants in Tampa Bay Council Oak Doctor’s Life Magazine 2016
Award of Excellence Council Oak Wine Spectator 2016
Four Diamond Rating Hotels Casino Player Magazine 2017
Best Seafood Council Oak 2016 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine  2016
Best Coffee Shop Rise Kitchen & Bakery 2016 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine  2016
Best Desserts Rise Kitchen & Bakery 2016 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine  2016
Best Romantic Restaurant Council Oak 2016 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine  2016
Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation At Hotel & Casino 2016 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2016
Best Table Game Tournaments Casino 2016 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2016
Best Slots Tournaments Casino 2016 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2016
Best Poker Tournaments Casino 2016 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2016
Best Video Slots Casino 2016 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2016
Best Blackjack Casino 2016 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2016
Best Live Poker Casino 2016 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2016
Award of Excellence Council Oak Wine Spectator 2015
Four Diamond Rating Hotels American Automobile Association 2015
Best Coffee Shop Rise Kitchen & Bakery 2015 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2015
Best Desserts Rise Kitchen & Bakery 2015 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2015
Best Place to Watch People Center Bar 2015 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2015
Best Pool/Beach Bar The Pool Bar, It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere 2015 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2015
Best Place for Cocktails Center Bar 2015 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2015
Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation At Hotel & Casino 2015 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2015
Best Table Games Tournaments Casino 2015 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2015
Best Slot Tournaments Casino 2015 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2015
Best Poker Tournaments Casino 2015 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2015
Best Video Slots Casino 2015 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2015
Best Blackjack Casino 2015 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2015
Best Live Poker Casino 2015 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2015
Certificate of Excellence (Rise, Council Oak & HR Cafe) Businesses TripAdvisor 2014
Golden Barrel Award Charitable Contribution Metropolitan Ministries 2014
Best Overall Gaming Resort Hotel & Casino 2014 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2014
Best Hotel Hotels 2014 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2014
Favorite Casino Resort to Gamble At Hotel & Casino 2014 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2014
Best Table Game Tournaments Casino 2014 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2014
Best Poker Tournaments Casino 2014 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2014
Best Blackjack Casino 2014 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2014
Best Craps Casino 2014 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2014
Best Live Poker Casino 2014 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2014
Casino with the Best Facebook Page Hotel & Casino 2014 Best of Gaming – Casino Player Magazine 2014
Treatment Award Gambling Fla. Co. on Compulsive Gambling 2013
Four Diamond Rating Hotels American Automobile Association 2013
Best Casino for Video Slots First Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Casino Where You Feel Luckiest First Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Best Casino for Penny Slots First Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Best Casino for Nickel Slots First Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Best Casino for Quarter Slots First Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Best Casino for Dollar Slots First Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Best Casino for $5+ Slots First Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Best Variety of Slots First Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Best High-End Slot Area First Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Best Slot Club First Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Best Comps First Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Best Slot Club Promotions First Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Best Players Club Lounge First Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Best Casino for Reel Slots Second Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Best Casino for Progressive Slots Second Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Best Casino for 50 cent Slots Second Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Best Overall Casino Third Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Best Casino for Video Poker Third Place Strictly Slots Magazine 2013
Best Live Poker Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Buffet, Fresh Harvest Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Casino Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Hometown Casino Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Suites Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Rooms Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Spa: Body Rock Spa Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Bar: Center Bar Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Nightclub: Floyd’s Nightclub Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Video Slots Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Video Poker Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Poker Room Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Comps Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Player’s Club Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Promotions Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Service Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Luckiest Casino Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Overall Entertainment Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Gourmet, Floyd’s Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Steakhouse, Council Oak Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Japanese/Sushi Bar, Rock N’ Raw Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Coffee Shop, The Green Room Second Place Casino Player Magazine 2009
Best Steakhouse in Tampa – Best of the Bay Creative Loafing September 2009
All Star Line Up Award for the Allstar Guide Dupont Registry July/August 2009
Best Hotel Bar Flair Magazine (Tampa Tribune) January 2009
Best Hotel Pool Flair Magazine (Tampa Tribune) January 2009
Best Adult Entertainment Flair Magazine (Tampa Tribune) January 2009
Best Overall Hotel Second Place South Region, Best of Slots 2004-2009
Best Player’s Club Tampa Bay Metro Magazine 2008, 2009
Best Place to Grab a Slab of Meat, Council Oak Steak and Seafood Creative Loafing Best of Awards 2008
Best Place to Hook up at 5 am, Floyd’s Creative Loafing Best of Awards 2008
Charlie Palooza Event, Culinary Recognition Charlie Palooza Event 2006
Number One Nightclub in Tampa Bay Area, Floyd’s AOL City Guide 2006
Little Everglades Steeplechase 1st Annual Charity First Place 2005
Best Restaurant Second Place Lowry Park Zoofari Event 2005
Best Room Comps First Place South Region, Best of Slots 2004
Best Hotel Rooms First Place South Region, Best of Slots 2004
Best Gourmet First Place South Region, Best of Slots 2004
Best Casino Theme Second Place South Region, Best of Slots 2004
Most Comfortable Casino Second Place South Region, Best of Slots 2004
Most Innovative Slot Floor Second Place South Region, Best of Slots 2004
Best Food Comps Second Place South Region, Best of Slots 2004
Best Parties/Events Second Place South Region, Best of Slots 2004
Best Entertainment Second Place South Region, Best of Slots 2004
Best Buffet, The Green Room Second Place South Region, Best of Slots 2004
Best Coffee Shop, The Green Room Second Place South Region, Best of Slots 2004
Best Slot Club Staff Third Place South Region, Best of Slots 2004
Best Restaurant First Place Lowry Park Zoofari Event 2003