The Avion Park complex has the Homewood Suites and two other hotels (TownePlace by Marriott and Hilton Garden Inn). The hotel is gorgeous and clean, but what makes this place shine is the exceptional staff/management. It takes an entire team of dedicated employees who take extreme pride in going above and beyond to make their hotel the best of the best! Everyone was so friendly... not in a perfunctory way but in a geniunely warm manner that made hubby and I feel so welcome.
Clearly, the Homewood hires people who thrive in the travel and service industry. The professionalism of the staff is reflected in the sparkling cleanliness, the warm smiles and the attention to detail.... the latter is where many very nice hotels fall short. Customer service is very alive and well at the Homewood!
The hot (free) breakfast buffet is an awesome deal and a real timesaver. It has just about everything you can think of, so even the pickiest of eaters will not go hungry at the breakfast buffet. It's also nice to grab an apple or a yogurt for later. The breakfast hours are 6 am - 9 am Monday - Friday and 7 am - 10 am on weekends, making it very convenient for people on business or on vacation. The courtesy shuttle runs every 30 minutes to the Tampa Airport. Pets are allowed with a nonrefundable deposit. Monday - Thursday evenings from 5 pm - 7 pm, they also have free food. The rooms are beautiful and spacious. They steam clean the carpets quarterly, a great, non-toxic and non-allergenic way to keep things sparkling.
Because this hotel is new, the gym is high tech. It has a cool sound system, and every exercise machine has a its own TV screen. Hubby was in the gym one day exercising, and one of the employees gave him some earphones. He didn't ask for them--the staff tries to anticipate your needs before it even pops into your head. :)
If there is a down side, I would say it's the parking, but it's a minor one. The parking is free, but we were confused the first time we went there. We didn't park in the parking garage on either of our two stays, so I'm not sure how filled up it gets as one reviewer commented--it could depend on what's going on that week in Tampa (e.g., Bucs game). There is one strip of parking along the fence that is very limited, but that's where we were able to park.
- 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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