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“Very good place to stay near Tampa Airport!” 4 of 5 stars
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Homewood Suites Tampa Airport - Westshore
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5325 Avion Park Drive, Tampa, FL 33607   |  
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Ranked #19 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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“Very good place to stay near Tampa Airport!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I am partial to Homewood Suites because we've always had good experiences when we have stayed at them throughout the US. Got to love that military rate! Our family stayed a this location for a week while we were house hunting in the area. While there were a few bumps in the road -- i.e. the housekeeper was scared of our 12 year old Scottish Terrier that was dying of cancer. She refused to clean our room until we were present. The General Manager was very receptive to our concerns and took care of the matter very promptly. The 2 bedroom suite was spacious with comfortable beds. Recommend this location.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHWSTAMPA, General Manager at Homewood Suites Tampa Airport - Westshore, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write detailed feedback on our hotel. We strive to be better every day and your comments help us achieve our goals. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to future visits. Have a great day!
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Jacksonville
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

From the moment aI walked into the lobby, I felt at home. The suites were fantastic and I felt like I could actually move in ! The breakfast was great and not overcrowded like many hotels complimentary breakfast. Love the idea of the home cooked dinners too. I travel here a lot to this area and now have a new 'home'.

Room Tip: Loved the view from the 6th floor
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  • Stayed January 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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GMHWSTAMPA, General Manager at Homewood Suites Tampa Airport - Westshore, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thank you for your time providing feedback on our hotel. Its great to hear that you loved staying with us and hopefully you can come back and see us soon. Check out the Homewood Suites brand in every city you travel to and see how consistent we are!!! Take care and have a great day.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

We spent three weeks at the homewood suites, using it as a base to explore that part of Florida and the normal attractions ,we chose this hotel as it seemed to attract mainly good reviews and it was a good price. The staff we came in contact with we're excellent and the condition of the hotel was generally good , in fact it was exactly what you would expect for the money so our vacation was off to a good start. However as the vacation progressed we noticed the initial cleaning standards were not maintained with only the beds and towels receiving daily attention, the dust was getting thicker on the furniture daily , sufficient for us to write (please clean) on the tv,the table and dressing table, the bathroom mirror got the same treatment etched into the water marks but alas the hint wasn't taken so we made our first complaint at the front desk and were told it would be taken care of,after a further two days, as there was no improvement we complained again and the next day the dust was nearly gone and the bathroom was nearly cleaned ,on the sixteenth day of our stay we made a stronger complaint at the front desk , at this point we were told that they were suffering from cleaning issues and the manager was aware of our complaints (pity he didn't act on them) . We returned to the hotel from a shopping trip early afternoon the next day , the room had been partially cleaned again , we were about to go down to complain again when we came across the head cleaner/ supervisor who asked us how our room was, well what an invitation , she was soon aware of our plight and set about cleaning the room again while we disappeared for a couple of hours to allow this , we returned later and found our room spotless , no marks ,dust or fluff anywhere and it actually smelled fresh because this time cleaning products were used and it stayed clean for the remaining four days of our vacation . The moral of this story is that if you intend to stay for three weeks , don't tell them , just check out every morning and check in again every evening because the first day of your stay is the cleanest it's going to be until until the seventeenth day . Apart from the above everything was great, a good vacation .

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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GMHWSTAMPA, General Manager at Homewood Suites Tampa Airport - Westshore, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
I appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback on our hotel. I apologize for your experience not being perfect over the 3 weeks you stayed with us. I can assure you I am not happy about the issues you experienced and will meet with my team to address each and every one of them. Please give us an opportunity to win your business back. I look forward to meeting you in person during your next trip to Tampa. Thank you again for your time.
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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

A friend and I stayed at the hotel 2 nights last weekend. The 2 bed suite worked well for us with 2 bathrooms. The beds were comfortable. The Iiving room and kitchen were not very large, but we were not in the room much. We had tv's in both bedrooms, and living room. We used the shuttle to go over to the mall, and to the airport. That was nice. The breakfast was good also. They have food during the week nights in the evenings. Staff very friendly , and helpful. Will go back again if need a hotel near the airport.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHWSTAMPA, General Manager at Homewood Suites Tampa Airport - Westshore, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thank you for your time providing feedback on our hotel. We are pleased you have scored us 5 out of 5!!!! You can be assured that if your traveling in the future you can count on the same great experience throughout the Homewood Suites brand. Come back and see us soon!
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Lake Mary, Florida
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We checked in on a Friday night for a short weekend getaway to Tampa. The front desk receptionist was friendly and offered up suggestions on what to do and where to eat. We took a quick elevator ride up to our room and got to our room.

We were pleasantly surprised at how much they were able to fit into the room - a sink, stovetop, dishwasher, microwave, upper cabinets, and a 5 foot tall fridge. There was a moderate sized closet for your luggage, coats, etc with some shelving and the iron and ironing board. Then there's a desk area with more shelving space and a moveable desk, a desk chair, arm chair with a foot rest, queen-sized bed with a full bathroom and another closet. The space doesn't feel cramped at all. It is very well laid out.

The towels leave something to be desired. They're hard and have seen better days. The room was pretty clean. There was some hair on the ceiling, which was really odd.

The walls are very thin. You can hear everything and you can certainly hear everything from the hallways.

The breakfast is adequate. They offer some fruits, yogurts, cereals and orange juice.

The hotel is literally across the street from the airport, but you can't hear planes taking off or road noise. A hotel shuttle is available to the Port and to the airport. They even offer park and fly packages to leave your car here.

The parking was fine for us. This doesn't seem to be a particularly busy time of year, though. I can see where the parking might get dicey.

The pool is so long! You could do laps in it and get in a lot of distance. It was too cold to use, but definitely worth checking out when it's warmer. They also have a bbq out back to use.

Oh, and most importantly, they're pet-friendly for a small fee!

Stayed January 2013
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GMHWSTAMPA, General Manager at Homewood Suites Tampa Airport - Westshore, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thank you for your time providing feedback on our hotel. Its great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to you coming back to see us. Winter is a great time to visit the Tampa/St Pete area. Spring training is right around the corner so let us know if we can help with travel plans. Take care!
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Vancouver, B.C.
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112 reviews 112 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We just stayed one night here before a departing flight after a stay at the Hyatt Place when we arrived in Tampa. While the staff at the latter were perhaps a bit more friendly, everything was really fine at the Homewood Suites from the shuttle service to the front desk clerk upon our arrival who offered an upgrade to a two-bedroom if we were willing to wait. Our one-bedroom was very clean and appeared virtually new from a spotless rug to the kitchen appliances. The beds were quite comfortable and there was a lot of room to spread out, especially if there is a snorer in the family. There is also a welcoming cocktail hour and hot breakfast. I'm not sure that you can walk to the shopping area unlike the Hyatt but there is a free shuttle. The only possible negative is if you are not driving you are basically in a small "hotel park" (3 hotels) and both the Marriott and Hilton Garden Suites have small restaurants - serviceable but limited.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GMHWSTAMPA, General Manager at Homewood Suites Tampa Airport - Westshore, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you for your time providing feedback on our hotel. I am so pleased you were happy with your stay. What sets us apart from other hotels is our spacious suites with 1, 2,3 and even 4 beds. At Homewood you will get a suite 50% larger then a regular hotel room. Come back and see us soon. Thanks again for your time.
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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129 reviews 129 reviews
56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Pros: Our room was clean. Not sure why others complained about the room size as it seemed pretty much the same as at least one other Homewood property we stayed at, as well as a similar Staybridge property. We had three huge suitcases plus carry ons and we found places to put all of them. Breakfast was just fine. After reading other reviews, I was a little nervous about the eggs as that is one of the few hearty things my fussy son will eat, but they looked fine and he wolfed them down. The number of tables was adequate. As a previous poster said, it is definitely quiet considering the proximity to the airport. The inside corridors were quiet, too. The front desk staff is outstanding. They brought this and that promptly and with a smile on their faces. Honorable mention to Matt in particular. We didn't use the pool, but I did go check it out. The water felt warm. The grounds were nicely landscaped. Wifi worked well. The rooms had nice decor and the mattresses were comfy.

Mixed feelings: The parking garage has its drawbacks, but because it is set back a bit from the hotel, you don't have the annoying parking lot noise (e.g. People firing up diesel trucks at 5AM outside your window) like you have in other hotels.

Cons: You cannot open the windows if you want fresh air. All the spaces in the parking garage are marked "compact" and they did seem tight, even for a minivan. There was a lawn chair submerged in the deep end of the swimming pool. There is no hot tub. We checked out the free supper, but only one overwhelmed woman seemed to be running it. She simply could not keep up with wiping tables and stocking food. Then again it's free, so this should be taken into consideration. It was a holiday and I'm thinking this is probably not typical most weeknights. The stopper in the tub drain kept going shut, so we had to prop it open with a shampoo bottle so the tub would drain while showering. There is a vent in the door separating the two rooms of the suite. As a result, the door does not block noise between rooms. There are no blankets on the beds. You will either freeze with just a sheet or you will pull up the heavy bedspread and get hot.

Room Tip: Request a room facing east (on the front end) of the hotel for the best view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHWSTAMPA, General Manager at Homewood Suites Tampa Airport - Westshore, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
I appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback on our hotel. I'm glad you had some positives from your stay and have reviewed your cons with our team. We are committed to making changes to better our hotel. Some design issues are out of our control but there are areas of improvement and I will address with our team. We look forward to the opportunity to earn back your business. Thanks again for your time.
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Address: 5325 Avion Park Drive, Tampa, FL 33607
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Tampa
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Tampa
#19 Spa Hotel in Tampa
#20 Family Hotel in Tampa
#22 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites Tampa Airport - Westshore 3*
Number of rooms: 144
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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