first off, i love residence inns. they are usually very spacious, comfortable and "homey." they provide free breakfast, free parking, a pool, your own kitchen, a usually workable fitness area, newspapers and great crew. that said, this residence inn has all of that but the rooms are stale and outdated and just plain old feeling. my queen sized bed was not comfortable, i found it too soft. there was a dripping noise in the sink bath area sink, but i couldn't find a drip, which made sleeping a little bit difficult. the comforter was not what i would call cozy, but rather a little flat. the carpeting needs refreshing as does the couch and chairs. that said, lindsay at the front desk was very nice as were the ladies handling the breakfast. If i needed to stay near the tampa airport or raymond james stadium and wanted the most bang for my buck, this is still the place. as a footnote, i was told this hotel is scheduled for a renovation in 2013.
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November 16, 2012
Thank you for being a loyal Residence Inn customer. You plainly understand what to expect from a Residence Inn and are the type of guest that appreciates the concept of the brand. I do also appreciate your honesty when it comes to our rooms. Our last room renovation was in 2007 and in keeping with Marriott’s strict standards we will have another in 2014. I also wanted to let you know that Lindsay appreciates you mentioning her in our reviews. Thanks again and we look forward to your next visit.
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