I really enjoyed this hotel for my business trip which included a gig at the convention center in downtown Tampa. The rooms are beautifully updated, with nice furnishings and great amenities. As a Diamond Hilton member, I received an 'upgrade' to a double-bed suite, even though I was jealous of the Marriott residents across the street with balconies on their rooms. That said, the rooms here were very spacious, and mine had a nice view of the Bay.
Great rooms, great views
Trolley stop literally right in front of the hotel - we went to Ybor City and had a great dinner.
Third floor balcony pool
Bridge to Convention Center
Giftshop - friendly staff and surprisingly well-stocked
Valet staff - friendly and busy!
Third floor fitness facility - small, in some disrepair (especially ellipticals), and light weights - dumbbells maxed out at 20#
Trolley's Restaurant - bland chicken noodle soup, and the pistachio-encrusted salmon I ordered to go to my suite was whitefish. Really? Did they think I wouldn't notice?
With some minor attention to detail, this place could be top-notch. As it is today, it's well worth a visit if you'll be in the downtown vicinity.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Hotel Tampa
- Tampa Embassy Suites