I would highly recommend this hotel for its outstanding view of the bay and location. It is a nice hotel and the staff is great. Only issue is that the hotel is aging and in need of an upgrade. While the staff was on the items I mentioned, the room maintenance is poor - things are plain and simply ...
I called the hotel on a Thursday to see if I could check in early on a Saturday morning due to coming back from a cruise. Although, check in is at 3pm, I think a courteous should be for customers that are coming back from a cruise, especially when a customer calls in advance to make arrangements ...
Check in was easy , staff was friendly, king size room was big. We had a big walk-in shower , but there was no water pressure! The water that came out was either very hot or super hot ! Had to lean against the wall to get wet !! The couches in the room were the most uncomfortable couches I have ever ...
The refrigerator had rust, the microwave was not working properly, the floor needed to be swept, one of the beds was broken. The last time we were there we had a different room and that room was great. The room we had this stay was notnall that good. We were disappointed
You know how the saying goes, you get what you paid for. I did not spend much on this hotel and did not expect it to be the Loews hotel. This hotel is the bare minimum of what a hotel is. One of the elevators were out of service and the room key randomly stopped working at one point. Would I go back? ...
There was blood on the bathroom door that was never cleaned. Blood on the robe hanging in same door. There was a large red stain on carpet looked like red pop or wine. We never got fresh towels and had to call to get them. Other wise it was a nice stay.
Staff was very nice and hotel amenities are nice; however the bed mattress was very lumpy and curved in the middle. Behind the bed and side tables there was a lot of dust. It probably was not cleaned for years. What was visible was cleaned but I expected better cleaning of this room. On the plus ...
Tv remote broken not a battery issue and extremely annoying. On off button would not function. Had to change room due to bad door lock electronic issue. Breakfast choices marginal, pastries, toast cereal yogurt oatmeal juice and coffee. But everything very clean and comfortable otherwise.
There is age to the building with wear and tear. Would firmly suggest you stay in main building with the elevator. They have a fairly nice connected rest. for break/lunch and a Tiki bar. Pool was very nice. Shuttle service to pier and left my car on their property for a week. No problems. Our room ...
This hotel was a LIFE SAVER! After checking into a hotel I booked weeks in advance the hotel was terrible. We then went to this hilton and it was AMAZING. Rooms were so clean and nice, the staff was friendly and helpful and the free cocktail hour was perfect! The lobby has a little store which is very helpful! This is DEFINITELY OUR NEW HOTEL GO TO!!!
Charming hotel a few blocks from Tampa's Riverwalk. Not too much nearby but free parking and easy enough to get around by car, although parking is tough in downtown Tampa. Enjoyed the stay.
Great staff! Clean hotel. Walls a little thin though and we could hear the shower running or flushing of toilet.
Continently located, great staff and facilities. Free parking, nice gym and pool areas.
Nestled right on the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa offers visitors to Florida one of the nicest year-round climates this side of San Diego. The sea breeze keeps temperatures moderate and humidity relatively low. As part of the wider Tampa Bay Area, Tampa is an ideal place to vacation close to St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota and Bradenton with the attractions of Orlando just over an hour away on I-4.
The city took off in the late 19th century and grew into a thriving metropolis with modern architecture and vibrant neighborhoods. Tampa's roadways tend to be larger than those found in Florida's older communities, so driving is a pleasant experience.
The moderate climate prevents vegetation from freezing over in the winter, so Tampa is always bursting with color from tropical plants, and many plant nurseries are open during all seasons if you want to take an orchid home.
At Tampa's Bok Tower Gardens, you'll find one of the best-maintained parks in all of Florida. A beautiful 205-foot marble tower dominates the park, and countless ponds, flower beds, benches and lawns provide plenty of space to play soccer or enjoy an afternoon picnic.
Although Europeans did not begin colonizing the Americas until the 16th century, the American Indians reached Florida thousands of years prior. The Tampa Bay History Center is a Smithsonian Institute affiliate that charts Florida's entire history. Take a guided tour and experience more than 10,000 years of history. Afterwards, enjoy Spanish and Cuban cuisine in the center's restaurant.
You don't have to travel the whole way to Orlando to seek thrills on intimidating rollercoasters. Busch Gardens Tampa has eight rollercoasters, including Kumba, which rises more than 140 feet above the ground. Because Busch Gardens Tampa was previously known as Busch Gardens Africa, most of the rides, attractions and park areas have African names and themes that range from Morocco to the Congo.
If you're bringing the entire family to Tampa, your kids will have a blast at MOSI, the Museum of Science and Industry. MOSI is home to a curved IMAX screen, and the theater often shows current movies as well as science documentaries. The museum itself has dozens of exhibits, and your kids will be able to learn about different technologies with hands-on experience.
Tampa is a major city for sporting events and you’re likely to have the opportunity to watch at least one sports game during your stay. Catch the local Buccaneers NFL team at the Raymond James Stadium, or if hockey is more your style, chill out at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Would you rather play sports instead of watching them? Go kayaking in Tampa Bay, or work up a sweat at Tampa Tennis.
If you're flying into Tampa, you are in luck. Tampa International Airport (TPA) typically gets very high marks and connects to a variety of destinations, including Havana and Toronto. Drivers also have easy access. Tampa connects straight to Orlando with I-4, which minimizes driving times. To reach Gainesville to the north, drive on I-75 for about 90 minutes. Naples is a few hours to the south on I-75, and you can easily reach Miami by taking the Tamiami Trail.
Tampa is a resort destination all year-round. It escapes much of the summer crowds that gravitate toward Orlando, allowing availability during peak season, and making it an ideal place to locate last minute travel packages. Florida often experiences hurricanes during the summer, but they rarely affect the Tampa Bay area. Hotels in the area are well-equipped to deal with any extreme weather, so storms are unlikely to impact your trip.
Temperatures are extremely pleasant during the fall and spring seasons, and you'll find Tampa to be comfortable in October without a jacket or even long pants. Shorts and sandals are appropriate attire for this Florida vacation, and the Gulf of Mexico is almost always warm enough for a swim.