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“Good Place To Stay - Average Food Though” 4 of 5 stars
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Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5303 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33609   |  
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Good Place To Stay - Average Food Though”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This is an older, but, well maintained hotel. Conveniently located with ample parking and close by many water attractions. Hotel staff was great and the room was clean. The business center was well stocked and the printers worked. The only drawback was the on site restaurant. The waiter seemed disinterested and the food was mediocre. There was a piece of wood in my sandwich as well. Aside from lower than average food service you would expect in a Crowne Plaza the hotel was nice.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CPTW5303, Manager at Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us as your feedback means a great deal to our team and future hotel and restaurant guests. Your comments about the disinterested staff member are extremely helpful as we pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service. We hope you do give us another chance in the future to show you how great our Mojito can be. Please let us know the next time you are coming in and we will be sure reserve your room overlooking the pool if available!

Sincerely,
Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ocoee, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We only stayed here one night. We were in Tampa for the Saints/Bucs game. Spent all day at the food and wine festival at Disney and decided to stay the night here so we didn't have to drive in the morning. The room was very clean. Hotel staff was so nice. We were going to run out and grab some toiletries and the front desk guy provided us with everything we needed. Two thumbs up for this because I was so tired and didn't want to leave. They have a nightclub downstairs that you can enter through the lobby. Music sounded great (Spanish music) but I was too tired to party. I was scared that the music could be heard in our room but it wasn't. Bed was comfy and showers were clean. Overall, nice place to crash.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CPTW5303, Manager at Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you reviewing your recent stay with us as we appreciate feedback from our guests. It is wonderful to know that your overall experience here was great! We are so pleased you were able to rest and relax while experiencing our staff striving to exceed your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again for another football game!

Best Wishes,
Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Bottom Line Up Front - My Organization has been using the Crown Plaza Westshore in Tampa for over three years and still continues to provide world class rooms ( Cabanas), great food and awesome bar service as evidenced by Newcomer's Morgan and Elyana, visit and you will not regret it, come in on Friday's for Fabulous Friday's or Saturday's for hot, muy caliente live band and Latino music!!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CPTW5303, Manager at Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your excellent comment about our hotel! We greatly appreciate the feedback and hope that your comments will bring others to enjoy the food and entertainment at Mojito.We are glad our newcomer's were able to leave a lasting impression with you. We are an awarding winning hotel that is proud of how we serve our guests. We look forward to having you back on your next visit to Tampa!

Sincerely,
Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
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maryland, usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We booked the Crowne Plaza Westshore for two nights prior to our NCL cruise out of Tampa. The location is perfect, close to the airport and beaches. We used the entertainment card and booked a cabana suite for $100 per night. The cabana suites were perfect for my family including two kids, 12 and 15yo. The suite, number 345, was huge, and the shower amazing. The king bed was comfy, but as others stated, the sheets do not fit the bed! Not sure why they don't buy proper sheets. The sofa bed was very comfy, not the kind with the metal bar under your back, but a nice memory foam mattress. The suite was not exactly the cleanest, there was some dried up drippy stuff behind the door, tape on the ceiling and cobwebs above the door. I informed the receptionist upon checkout. The only problem I had with suite was this noise at night. I am not sure if it was another ac unit or what, but it was a dull humming noise. It didn't bother my husband, but I ended up sleeping with my daughter on the sofabed. I didn't hear it the first night, only the second night. It may have been from Mojitos, but I am not sure.
The pool was large and heated. Nice lounge chairs and tables. Other then the unsupervised 6yo boys who were very loud and who set up their towels right behind my lounger, it was nice.
We ate at Mojitos one night for dinner during happy hour. For $5 you pick from a varitey of appetizers, all were yummy. My husband ordered steak on a skewer, and although it was not on the appetizer menu, the size was not meal size. Everything we ate was very good.
We had rented a car from Alamo so we did not use the shuttle provided. We drove to Honeymoon state park and the Westshore Plaza Mall which is within walking distance. Renting from Alamo allowed us to drop the car off at the Westin Harbor Island and be shuttled by Alamo for free to the port. Great perk from Alamo. The car only cost $119 for 2 days.
The staff we came in contact with at Crowne Plaza was pleasant. I would recommend this hotel for its location and suites, if you don't mind a bit of loud music. Our friends stayed in the tower building on the 10th floor on saturday night and could hear Mojitos music. This is a night club on friday and saturday nights. The speakers they brought in while we were having dinner were about 5' tall. Crowne Plaza needs to decide if it wants to be a hotel or a night club, as it can interfere with guests sleep.

Room Tip: Book a cabana suite on the second floor as far away from Mojitos as possible.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CPTW5303, Manager at Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us! We appreciate you taking the time to be specific with the details of your stay. This will help fellow guests and cruise travelers decide where to stay in Tampa. Your comments about the staff mean a great deal to us as we pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service. We hope the rest of your vacation was just as wonderful.

Best Regards,
Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I stayed at the Crowne Plaza for three nights while working in Tampa. The hotel is located within walking distance from great restaurants. Only a 5 mile drive to Ybor city. I had a cocktail every night at Mojitos the lounge/restaurant located in the hotel. The rooms were nicely decorated and the bed was extremely comfortable. I enjoyed working under the tiki hut near the pool. I will definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CPTW5303, Manager at Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are happy to hear you enjoyed our hotel during your past business trip. Thank you for posting your comments about your stay as we have many business travelers coming through the hotel weekly. It assures them that we have all the amenities they are looking for during their travels. We look forward to your next visit with us!

Best Regards,
Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
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Winnipeg, MB Canada
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Needed a room for one night pre-cruise. Got in late evening on day prior to departure so weren't able to utilize any amenties other than the room.

Most impressed with the service starting with the shuttle from the airport. Called the hotel for pick-up and they were there minutes after we retrieved our luggage. Had a bit of a mix-up on beds (wanted 2 doubles/queens versus 1 king) and couldn't switch rooms as hotel was full. Jorge went out of his way to find a cot for our daughter. Next morning, shuttle driver (Bob?) dropped us off at his favourite restaurant for Easter breakfast and picked us up an hour and a half later. Hotel also made arrangements for us for Blue One shuttle to the cruise terminal. Great service!

Room was very nice - clean, spacious and modern (flat screen, free wifi, work station). Bathroom appeared to have been recently renovated - very nice walk-in shower with rain showerhead. Only thing the room needs to complete it is a mini fridge.

Can't beat the location. About a 10 minute drive from the airport, about a 15 minute drive to the cruise terminal and less than a 10 minute walk from the WestShore Plaza (great stores and restaurants).

Definitely recommend this hotel and will stay again on our next visit to Tampa.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CPTW5303, Manager at Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay as your feedback means a great deal to our team and future hotel guests. We are so pleased that Jorge and Bob went out of their way to make your stay more enjoyable. Your detailed notes about the area and services we offer will most definitely help future cruise travelers. We hope your cruise was enjoyable as well and we look forward to seeing you on your next vacation!

Sincerely,
Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
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Raeford, North Carolina
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I just recently stayed at the Crowne Plaza. I had been there before but they have done some upgrades that were pleasant.

Rooms: stayed in the 2 double bed room. The rooms are relatively spacious with a work station with a wireless keyboard. The rooms come equipped with a flatscreen TV. The beds are extremely comfortable and the renovations to the bathrooms were nice. I'm glad they took out the tub and installed a walk-in shower with a rain showerhead.

If you are a Priority Club member, they now provide free wi-fi in your room and a free hot breakfast buffet.

The on-site bar/restaurant was great. The bartenders and wait staff were extremely friendly and the food was delicious. During the week, they have happy hour until 8pm so drinks are reduced and I think the happy hour appetizers were half priced.

Overall a great stay and will definitely return.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CPTW5303, Manager at Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for being a loyal Priority Club Member! We appreciate that you took the time to comment on your stay and noticed the upgrades around the hotel. We pride ourselves on exceeding your expectations with our accomodations and guest service. Thank you again for your comments; we look forward to your return!

Best Wishes,
Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
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Address: 5303 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33609
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Tampa
#24 Business Hotel in Tampa
#35 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Tampa's newest premier hotel. The new Crowne Plaza Hotel Tampa Westshore offers a uniqueness all its own that can perhaps be best described as modern and fresh but elegantly posh. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Tampa Westshore offers its guest complimentary shuttle service to and from Tampa Airport. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Tampa Westshore is located less than 2 miles from Tampa International Airport (TPA) and in the heart of the thriving Westshore business district. Our hotel is only a short walk from the Westshore Plaza Mall, offering the finest in shopping, dining and entertainment. Additionally, we are just minutes from the University of Tampa, Tampa General and the University of South Florida. While visiting the Crowne Plaza Hotel Tampa Westshore, you will find that our location is convenient to many attractions such as Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Raymond James Stadium, George M Steinbrenner Field, Tropicana Field, Florida Aquarium, St. Pete Times Forum and the Port of Tampa located at Channelside.Local businesses include Bank of America, Humana, MacDill Air Force Base, Verizon, Wachovia, General Electric, Met Life and Cisco Systems. ... more   less 
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