Everything was in order and our room was clean and tidy. We found the front desk staff constantly giving preference to those on the telephone versus the line standing in front of them. Shouldn't these calls be handled in the back when they know the hotel is completely booked? However, the staff was helpful and pleasant when not making you wait on line while they tended to telephone calls.
The climate control fan was so noisy we never heard the Amtrak, trolley, or everyone coming and going on the elevator next to our room. Maybe that was a blessing.
The location is great to explore Ybor City, but the trolley doesn't crank up until noon, so transportation to downtown is limited to afternoon and evenings on week days. We did not use the hotel the shuttle as it did not extend to the location we chose for dinner.
On top of a pricey room for a Hampton Inn, there is an extra $8 charge for parking. If the hotel parking is full there is a dirt lot out back.
One nice thing about the hotel is that the breakfast room is large and has seating to accommodate most guests. We did not eat there - only had coffee - but, the presentation of food looked good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tap into Tampa's bountiful resources of culture, nature, and adventure that co-exist harmoniously in this Gulf Coast metropolis. The Hampton Inn & Suites® hotel in Tampa-Ybor City/Downtown makes a great connecting point: It is located in the historic district of Ybor City - only about a mile from the Tampa Convention Center, the Port of Tampa Cruise Terminal, and the Channelside Entertainment District. Enjoy our free shuttle service to any location within three miles of the hotel. Our promise to you includes a clean, comfortable hotel room. In fact, we have 138 of them! If you're traveling with your family, you may opt for a room with two beds. Or, if you're here by yourself on business, why not book a room with a plush, king-sized bed so you can stretch out and relax? ... more less
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