I know this is long overdue, but I felt like I had to review this wonderful hotel! The staff members at the Westin Tampa are what make this place stand out to me. Pardon the absurd length of the review :-)
The first time I stayed at the hotel, it was actually for a photography shoot, in preparation for my wedding day. Because the hotel was pretty much brand new, it was fairly empty. The manager personally came to show the photographer and me almost the entire premises! The bar was really chic, and fun to hang out in.... amazing colorful pictures. The "beach", is a great place to soak in the sun... but only during the early moments of the day! The beach faces due east, so once the sun falls behind the hotel itself, you're sitting in the shade. It also faces the causeway... so the sight and sound of cars are not far away. Nonetheless, you have beautiful clearwater beach not too far away, so don't decide on the hotel based on the beach. My favorite aspect of the hotel is, by far, the terrace. It has the most amazing sunset views!!!!!!! Got great pictures there. Perfect perfect perfect for outdoor receptions of any kind!
My husband and I were married nearby (last August, mind you... we were thinking of using the Westin and the terrace, but it was not open at the time yet and didn't want to risk it. Boy if I knew then what I know now) and had a bayview suite the whole day (for preparation and the night stay). With the hotel being new, I was quite afraid that the service would be sub-par. However, it was the complete opposite! The staff did everything they could to make my bridesmaids and I have the perfect environment in preparation for the big day. They brought up extra robes for all the girls extra coffee, and wine glasses for us. A concierge came up at least twice to make sure that everything was taken care of for us.
The night of, we ordered room service. It, as expected, was quite expensive, but fairly good. We just needed something to eat as we were so busy at the wedding we barely had anything!
Hope this helps. If you have any further questions about the Westin not hesitate to ask! Although it is secluded from the rest of Tampa (which some people would see as a plus) I highly recommend it for its proximity to the airport, and its service!
- 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