Chuck Todd stayed at Floridan Hotel during RNC — didn't really love it

The 40-year-old reporter told about his stay. He said the Floridan is a hotel, "that was not quite ready for the busy business travelers that descended upon the city."

When asked what he wish he hadn't done during his visit, the political expert responded, "stayed at a hotel that didn't have 24-hour room service."

Despite his disappointing stay, Todd had kind words for the area. He said that Ybor City is a must for tourists to check out, adding that, "as a Miami native, I have always had a lot of respect for Tampa. It is a city with a soul, something most cities in Florida do not have."

CL reached out to Angelo Markopoulos — co-owner of the Floridan — for a comment, but has yet to respond.

The Floridan hotel opened in 1927 and closed in 1989, before reopening in late July.

Chuck Todd is NBC News' Political Director and host of "The Daily Rundown" on MSNBC weekdays at 9 a.m.

During last month's Republican National Convention in Tampa, the Miami native stayed at the recently opened Floridan Hotel in downtown. Apparently, he wasn't enamored with the 19-story building, which opened in late July after being shut down for 23 years.

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