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“EXCELLENT STAY AND BEAUTIFUL” 5 of 5 stars
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Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   513 S. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602 (Downtown)   |  
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“EXCELLENT STAY AND BEAUTIFUL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

We stayed 6 nights at the Embassy Suites, Downtown on River Walk by Bay - 513 S. Florida. 20th floor - Excellent room, Spa Pool - but for us was Great - walk/exercise on the Bayshore walk and everywhere. EXCELLENT - Breakfast and customer Service A+. We are Gold members and the fast track was great for Breakfast in Trolley and cocktails. My only objection is the mattresses and pillows (even the foam) I think it is time to refurbish those -- foam is broken up in pillows - but obviously personal choice. Beds are nice for sleepiing don't get me wrong but mattresses could be firmer. Thank you - excellent trip. Starbucks - very busy in mid morning and afternoons.

Room Tip: Ask for Concierge floor only on 20th floor - but really only a few Bayview rooms, hotel is backwards...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

We love this hotel and the staff is very nice. The hotel is modern with all the comforts of home. The rooms are nice and the breakfast is delicious. I look forward to staying there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Have stayed a couple times at the Embassy Suites and both were very good experiences. The rooms are nice, staff was pleasant and professional, and the evening managers special in the lounge is a definite plus. Also, the location in downtown Tampa is great, especially if you have business at the Convention Center. It couldn't be more conveniently located. It is also an easy walk to Channelside or short Trolley or cab ride to Ybor. The only reason I dropped the review from a 5 to 4 star is that I do think the hotel is a bit overpriced (especially if you are in town for a convention) considering some of the things not available, like free wi-fi and a decent pool.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

We were at this hotel around New Year's and were disappointed in how crowded and loud it was! We have stayed here several times before and found it to be clean, well kept and a good location for our activities. This trip was a disappointment as we found it hard to sleep because of the noise.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

We choose this hotel to accommodate the family prior to a cruise from Tampa. We wanted to stay near the cruise terminal, and close to dining in town. The hotel met all those criteria, and provided a very "upscale" setting for our night in Tampa.

The room was very clean, with flat-screen tv's in the bedroom and living room areas. We were upgraded to the 20th floor, which offered outstanding views of the city and port at night. The sofa bed was clean and reasonably comfortable for our 16 year old son.

As always, the breakfast buffet/made to order omelets were a hit, and well prepared. After breakfast, we finished packing, and took a five minute/$10 cab ride to the cruise terminal.

Overall, the hotel was a good fit for our needs, provided a very attractive and secure environment and let us begin our cruise relaxed and ready for the sea!

Room Tip: Ask for the highest floor available--you'll be rewarded with great views!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Embassy Suites next to convention center in Tampa - great location, lovely hotel, pleasant and helpful staff.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

I stayed at the hotel as part of a trip to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning. The hotel is a short walk to the the arena and very convenient access to the convention center. The rooms are very clean and modern. It's unfortunate that wireless Internet is not available in the rooms.

The outdoor pool is small and quite basic. The elevators are also quite small, and can be very slow during busy periods.

I would recommend the hotel for hockey fans looking to stay for a night or two. Otherwise, there isn't really very much to do in the area surrounding the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center

Address: 513 S. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Green Hotel in Tampa
#31 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#33 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 360
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Connected via skybridge to the Tampa Convention Center, the Embassy Suites is the only upscale all-suite hotel in downtown Tampa. Complimentary Cooked-to-Order Breakfast and a Manager's Reception included daily. Next door to the St. Pete Times Forum for Tampa sporting events, concerts and exhibits. The Tampa Cruise Port is also close by for all Tampa cruise departures. ... more   less 
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