This is like a nice dorm room rather than a quaint hotel. There are many other hotel properties nearby. I would choose them first.
I was in Tampa for a large convention and all of the other properties were sold out. I had read the Trip Advisor write ups prior to my arrival so I did know what I was in for.
I did request a high room as to avoid the street noise. I was on the top level (6th floor). I did not hear a lot of street noise but you can hear everything in the hallways. It reminded me of the college dorm living experience.
The elevator was broken during much of my stay so I did get a work out climbing and descending the 6 floors in the 90+ degree Florida summer heat.
My room had a very musty smell when I first arrived. It seemed to go away during my stay. The AC units are a bit noisy.
There was no dresser in my room but there was a small couch. I spread my clothes out on the couch for my stay. There was a coffee maker, refrigerator and microwave in my room. There are not any quick breakfast restaurants close by so if you do stay here I would recommend you bring some breakfast foods with you. There is a small restaurant in the hotel building for a sit down type breakfast. There are no fast food type places close by.
The bed was OK but not that comfortable. The towels are nice and fluffy. The staff was friendly.
The hotel still uses metal keys. I found it odd that they give you a key with the room number taped onto it. There is no key chain. Also, for security reasons it felt weird having a key. It was a bit of a retro throwback.
My stay was ok because as I noted I was in town for a large convention and all of the other properties were sold out. I was thankful to have a place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This stylish Mediterranean boutique hotel’s decor captures the epitome of sleek style with the comfort of home for business and leisure travelers alike. Featuring attractive rooms with most of them capturing views of the Tampa Bay waterfront as well as views overlooking striking downtown St. Petersburg. Lining the cool colored walls are dark wood platform beds, most set upon hardwood floors, covered in a blanket of white accented with the passionate colors of red. ... more less
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