We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westdshore on July 10 largely because of its location. Literally just minutes from the airport, the hotel is located in a new and vibrant part of Tampa. The inn is newly constructed and it shows. Bright, cheerful, clean and comfortable with a welcoming and helpful staff. We reserved two rooms---a standard double and a double mini-suit. Both were excellent choces. The rooms were exceptionally clean and the beds were so comfortable that most of us went to bed early and slept in a bit late. Check-in was a breeze as was check-out. Pick up service at the airport was beyond fast. By the time we walked to the designated pick-up point the shuttle to the inn was already there waiting for us. The driver was a gem, handling all our luggage and inviting us into the van to find a comfortable seat. Within minutes we were off our plane and in our room. Amazing! The other reason we selected this particular inn was because it is located right next door to A-1 Express, the van service which provides transportation to and from the airport and to and from the cruise facility. A-1 has a five story covered and secure garage which will keep your car while you are on a cruise, all at a reasonable rate. They also pick you up at the crusie terminal at the end of our vacation. Their drivers are beyond friendly, with bubbly, infectious personalities. How can you miss on this deal? A comfortable, clean hotel with aminities (bar and restaurant) and ground transportation to/from the airport and the Port of Tampa Authority. TIP: Most cruisers stay in downtown Tampa and pay downtown prices simply because they think it is an advantage to be near the port facilities. If you like crowds and a high rise hotel, then by all means stay in downtown. If, however, you like a bit of space and lower hotel prices, then consider Westshore. Many hotels in the area, including Hilton Garden Inn, are only a very short distance from International Mall, a fantastic facility of shops and excellent restaurants.