My family and I stayed here on a recent trip to Tampa to visit Busch Gardens Africa and Adventure Island, and I LOVED it! Like a home away from home (except better), it had everything I wanted & needed to make my stay pleasant: ultra clean two-room suite with especially comfy and luxurious beds, flat screen high-definition tvs in each room, kitchen with full fridge, stovetop, microwave, stocked pans, plates, and glasses, and wonderful huge windows to let the sun shine in the rooms and not have to use artificial lighting. It was so wonderful to come “home” every night, shower in the spacious bathroom, turn down the lights, settle down on the couch, and view our favorite television programming while eating a home-cooked meal prepared with groceries from the nearby Whole Foods Market. We stayed on the fifth floor, and the water pressure was excellent and undiminished by the height.
An environmentally-conscious hotel, it offered single-stream recycle bins (no more having to sort my recyclables like at home!) conveniently placed on every floor next to the elevators, and a completely delicious complimentary breakfast and dinner menu that changed daily. I used the weight room and loved how my treadmill had its own television screen. The weight room itself was sanitary, fully-equipped, well-cooled, and had full-length mirrors for completing my workout with yoga sequences. Lobby personnel were so friendly, helpful, and fun that even my children enjoyed them and smiled.
The pool looked so invited, but we did not use it because we were sooo happy and tired from a full day at the best park we have ever visited – Busch Gardens Africa. I liked the parking structure adjacent to the hotel. It was easy to figure out where to park in the structure that would be closest to the hotel’s well-placed exits and therefore closest to our room. An especially convenient and much-appreciated tip for those of you who like to be well-organized like me: one night, I forgot to lock & alarm our nice rental SUV and realized it only after we got to our room. This might have required taking the stairs or the elevator all the way down to the bottom, then exiting the hotel and walking up a few flights of the parking structure to the car’s location. But I parked adjacent to the hotel and on the same side of our suite, so all I had to do was walk out of our suite two steps, look out the floor’s window where I had a clear visual of the car, and point the key fob at the car to lock it and enable its alarm. Perfect!
At the end of our stay, I loved that all we had to drive, literally, was a short 7 minutes to get to the airport. This took so much of our stress out of traveling, especially with children and a 7:00 am flight. Yet, it was still so well located that it took less than 25 minutes to get to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island.
I love Homewood Suites, and this is the one I will stay at every single time we come back to Tampa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Complete with upscale furnishings, outstanding service and complimentary amenities, the Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport - Westshore Florida hotel offers 144 beautifully appointed hotel suites and welcomes extended stay business and leisure travelers to thoroughly enjoy its central location conveniently situated in the heart of the sophisticated Westshore Business District.Our Homewood Suites by Hilton® Tampa hotel is only minutes from Tampa International Airport and provides exciting recreational options, tourist attractions, shopping, dining and unique entertainment venues. Additionally, guests of our hotel in Tampal, FL hotel can enjoy our complimentary Suite Start™ hot breakfast daily and a Welcome Home® reception Monday through Thursday evenings, featuring assorted beverages, beer and wine (local laws apply). At the Homewood Suites hotel in Tampa, Florida we're committed to the comfort of our guests. Our spacious rooms and central location have been designed with all our guests needs in mind. So make yourself at home and enjoy our great hotel amenities and our world class Homewood Suites by Hilton hospitality. ... more less
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