We went to Tampa on a work trip and the company booked us into a hotel down the street. Within seconds of sitting in the parking lot, I knew I needed to change hotels. I called around and the Hilton Garden Inn gave me a great rate and I headed over there.
I was very impressed! The front desk person Cathy greeted me warmly and everyone was very friendly. We have an oversized dually and had no trouble finding parking. Which was free as was the WIFI.
Our room was very clean. Clean to the point that the bathroom tile was so white, your eyes had to adjust after coming in from the darker sitting room. I loved the sleep number beds and everything was crisp and clean.
The bathroom water pressure was strong and the settings allowed for many degrees of temperature changes without scalding or freezing. The shower head was set high to accommodate all heights.
My stay was over the top when I called from extra towels. Usually at a hotel you make the call and wait and wait and have to call again. Not at the Hilton. Within minutes a smiling person brought me a stack (see pictures it really was a stack) of still warm towels. She was also very friendly.
We stayed on a Tuesday night and the hotel was full of airline and business people but it was very quiet which is important to me. We only heard the airplanes a few times which was a nice surprise. I figured they would be very loud because the hotel is so close to the airport.
We "upgraded" to a suite. Calling it a suite is a bit of an exaggeration. It was a larger than normal room with a sitting area, hallway and bedroom. No door to separate the rooms. It was nice and I liked it, but it was not what I would call a suite.
The hotel is not walking distance to anything. There is a IHOP down the street but thats about it. You do need a car if you don't want to eat on site.
Free parking...need I say more?