We spent one night at the Tampa Airport Westin when we were en route from Albany to a vacation south of Tampa. This Hotel has two primary clienteles – a business clientele during the week, and weddings and other celebrations on the weekends. This is a beautiful and perfectly adequate hotel for fulfilling its primary missions. We stayed on the 8th floor and had an absolutely spectacular view of a large expanse of water on the other side of the road from the hotel. We came in late at night, and appreciated being able to buy snack food such as candy bars at this late hour. This was made possible by the “shop” being open 24 hours, in which you take what you need and pay for it by the honor system.
We ate breakfast late the next morning in the hotel. We took advantage of a special continental breakfast offer that was open on this Sunday until 3 PM. The pastries were really delicious – a step up from the usual cinnamon rolls etc. The fruit offering was less successful, being freshly cut but tasteless. I appreciate the fact that the hotel restaurant is kept open for a large number of hours for its guests, even though I cannot imagine that this is a profit-making part of the hotel. We were not there for an evening meal, but I rather think that one would go to the Chart House across the street (and visible from our room) rather than the to hotel restaurant.
The hotel is conveniently located right on a main thoroughfare and just minutes from the Tampa Airport. We would readily return should we need another overnight stay in Tampa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Tampa Bay on Rocky Point Island, this airport hotel's waterfront location offers both incredible bay views and easy access to the area's attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westin Tampa Bay Hotel Tampa