We make at at least one yearly trip to Tampa and had not stayed in in Ybor up to this point..... after disembarking from our cruise ship in Tampa, exhausted, we decided to bite the bullet and pay the extra 30+ to stay right there in Ybor. Now this may be our official favorite hotel! The beds are incredibly comfortable, the rooms have kickin' AC with individual thermostats, down pillows, clean and spacious. What really made the stay excellent was the staff- they were attentive, friendly, and sincere! They also have a decent breakfast and coffee selection in the morning. My favorite parts was the free shuttle that would take you all around Ybor and the fact that check out isn't until NOON! I recommend James Joyce Pub for a pint and some delicious Irish food, or the Columbia down the way- make sure you RSVP at the Columbia for the flamenco dinner show if you go (don't just assume because you have a dinner reservation you have a show reservation- we learned these are not one in the same).