This is a pretty new hotel, and I had a good stay here. The staff was great, the rooms were nice and clean, and the location to the Tampa airport is fantastic. Because of location, parking is in a ramp, which made for a longer walk to my room, but that was ok. The view is limited, because of the close proximity to other hotels and the parking ramp. In the past, when needing a hotel near the Tampa airport, I would stay at the Doubletree Suites. This hotel is much closer to the airport and it's newer. On the other hand, the Doubletree Suites is in a much nicer setting with views and water around the hotel. So both are on my list of top hotels near the airport. I will probably check rates at both before deciding in the future, but I certainly would recommend the Homewood Suites to anyone looking for hotel near the Tampa airport.