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Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   513 S. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602   |  
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Brownsville, Pennsylvania
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“Great location and the price of hotel is excellent.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Large well appointed rooms. Great location. Walking distance to restaurants and points of interests. Safe environment and pleasant atmosphere for leisurely walking. It was great having the trolley stop at the hotel location. The Forum and Convention Center were next door to the hotel. The suite rooms are great. I prefer more private living space than the large lobby space that looks great but not necessary for me when traveling on business.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jason B, Front Office Manager at Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown. Hope to see you return in the near future
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Large well appointed rooms, excellent staff, great service and great value. Very clean with great views of the city and the bay. Location is walking distance to so many activities and sights. Trolley stop to other areas of the city is directly in front. Next to convention center and the Forum Arena.
Free Drinks for 2 hours from 5:30 to 7:30 and very good complimentary breakfast

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Jason B, Front Office Manager at Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Just wanted to thank you for your recent stay here at Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown! So glad you enjoyed the complimentary Manager’s Reception and ourfree, cooked-to-order breakfast. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Portsmouth, Ohio
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

While staying at this Embassy Suites I find it hard to believe some of the reviews I have read. As far as the rooms go, yes, very good and met the Embassy Suite reputation, staff...I have never met more rude, disinterested, bored people working a hotel. The front desk was understaffed, offered to call when my room was ready, that call never came, asked for some information on local pizza places, they just handed me a phone book... The so call "Managers Reception" that we were invited to..."Because you're so special to us", was a joke, and yes we laughed out loud...Salsa & tortilla chips, Ranch dip & potato chips & pretzels...Really.. I guess the Embassy Suites in Ohio where I've stayed and enjoyed a full hot bar of appetizers was a fluke...If we stay again I will know what to expect.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jason B, Front Office Manager at Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience via TripAdvisor. We appreciate your input and we apologize you were disappointed in our service and amenities. We strive to make every guests' stay pleasant through our hospitality and extra touches and we regret this was not your impression. We will keep your comments on our service and manager's reception in mind as we constantly look for ways to improve our guests' satisfaction and we hope you will stay with us again so we may show you the improved quality of stay you expect and deserve from us should you travel through our area again in the future.
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stayed here prior to going on cruise. Beautiful room that was quite large for the relatively reasonable rate. Manager's reception was not so much of a reception as an invitation to an open bar but that is a very minor point. Staff was friendly, courteous and helpful. Room was clean and in excellent condition. Large multi story atrium in middle not for the faint of heart if you look down (something like 20 stories). Having the streetcar stop immediately outside the hotel was a plus as it took us right to the cruise terminal. The hotel's proximity to the riverwalk is also another plus. This was a last minute booking from another hotel whose rating and reviews did not measure up. We are so glad we changed, would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jason B, Front Office Manager at Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thank you for choosing Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown for your recent stay and for recommending your experience on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to learn you enjoyed your stay with us. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back and hope to exceed your expectations once again
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Ashburn, Va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Coming off of a horrible night stay at the Embassy Suites in Orlando, this was like being dropped into paradise! I stayed here for one night on business travel for a meeting at the Convention Center. The hotel has a connective breezeway to the Convention Center which made my morning "commute" super easy.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is only about 5 years old so all of the furnishings are quite new and very clean!

As always the complimentary breakfast and happy hour hit the mark. I would recommend this hotel for business or pre/post cruise stay. It is in downtown Tampa and the pool is small but it does offer bay views.
If I travel to Tampa for business again, I would definitely stay here.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Jason B, Front Office Manager at Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
I am very pleased to learn of your positive impressions after your stay with us at Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown. Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor and for recommending our hotel. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back.
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Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Last minute travel for one night. Great room - sitting room with separate bedroom. Great condition, great amenities - including microwave, small fridge and coffe maker. Nice new flatscreens with HD channels.

Wonderful breakfast included - made to order omlets and a wide selection of other items, including lots of fresh fruit.

Definiately would stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Thank you for choosing to stay at Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown and for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay. I am delighted to read that you would recommend our hotel, and I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome your return.
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111 reviews 111 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The hotel is in a great location for the Tampa Bay Forum. Rooms are nice and spacious, although the inside of the hotel is open (so not for those who don’t like heights). The pool isn’t much (the pool AND deck are very small) but the breakfast was enjoyable. Wifi costs (annoying) but you can use the business center on the first floor. Also, the $22 per night for valet was a bit steep. Probably would not stay here again, but its fine as long as you are aware of all the “extra” fees.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jason B, Front Office Manager at Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your recent stay with us at Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown.

I sincerely appreciate your feedback regarding your stay. All guest feedback allows us the opportunity to improve our services and facilities and we readily welcome both positive and constructive comments. I was of course concerned to learn of the areas which left you to feel disappointed. I would like to apologize if in anyway we fell short in this respect.
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Address: 513 S. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
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:
#14 Green Hotel in Tampa
#34 Business Hotel in Tampa
#44 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#54 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#54 Spa Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center 3.5*
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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