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“A week stay” 4 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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Westminster, Colorado
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“A week stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The hotel staff and location, room and cleanliness was great. Free breakfast every morning was very good, and the nightly happy hour too! The only thing lacking was the limited gym facilities. Only 5 machines left a lot of people unable to work out...not a very well equipped room. I ended up not trying again after one morning with only the bike aailable

  • Stayed April 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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Jason B, Front Office Manager at Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, May 9, 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 read your comments that our fitness area left you to feel disappointed.

I can appreciate what a nuisance this was for you and please know that we are committed to providing you a much improved experience on your next visit to Tampa.
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Spent a week at this hotel attending a conference at the convention centre next door. It has an open Atrium design so all the rooms are visable from the lobby. Its an older hotel so the overall appearance is a little dated but the level of cleanliness was outstanding. Maria did a wonderful job each day and would ask if we needed anything if she saw us exiting our room while she was working. Excellent value for money. Full breakfast included in room. Also Manager's reception in the evening provided free drinks and nibbles in a comfortable and relaxing manner (not a mixer more sit where you want and with whom you want and relax). The best feature of this hotel is the staff. Extremely friendly, helpful and willing to go the extra mile. One morning the Management was even handing out plates in the breakfast buffet line. Warm greetings as you came and went. Valet parking is stiff ($23 per day) but again, the staff were extremely prompt and courteous. I was there on business but its a great family hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, May 9, 2013
Thank you for choosing Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown for your recent stay.

I would also like to thank you for taking the time to post your positive review. I am very pleased to read that your expectations were exceeded and to learn that our staff treated you well and you were happy with your accommodations.

We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to visit us again in the near future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Clean rooms, great complementary breakfast, and one of the best bed/mattresses I have experienced in a hotel. Be aware of extra cost of valet service if you have a vehicle as there is no self-parking. Internet service cost is high and per device. Otherwise, can use business centre in lobby. Pool clean with nice view of port. No hot tub.

  • Stayed April 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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Jason B, Front Office Manager at Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, June 9, 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.

Jason Bowers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We stayed at this hotel as it is walking distance to tampa bay times forum where we were seeing a couple of concerts.
The hotel is just lovely done to such a high standard
The rooms are huge and decorated well.
The hotel breakfast is also really good offering a wide selection of hot and cold foods.
They also offered a free bar between 5.30 and 7.30 with snacks which was an added bonus :-)
nothing else to say as it was so good no faults at all!

  • Stayed April 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, May 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown on TripAdvisor and for choosing to spend your time with us. I am very happy to read you enjoyed the service you received and our facilities.

I do hope you will be returning to visit us again; we certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

From the moment i stepped onto the property i felt this was an above average location. The bellhop (Jarvis) was eager to grab my bags and patiently waited ( and helped a few other patrons) for me to check in before he assisted me with my bags up to my room. Both he and the desk staff were sure to point out the amenities available such as the great cook to order breakfast and the Pool and exercise room.

The in house restaurant and bar Trolleys was quiet and staffed with more friendly and helpful folks. Entrees are a bit pricey, but not crazy. ( Room service is even more if you want it.) The food is great though.

The hotel is located right beside the stadium. Super convenient. Also the trolley to Ybor city is right out front which makes a night of bars and such easy.

The breakfast was great. The room was clean and comfy. The staff rocks!

Only complaints. AC was a bit anemic at times. The in room wireless is $15 a day and was spotty in the bedroom. When I mentioned that they took it off my bill no questions asked. Seems like a property at this level would offer free WIFI to all instead of just HHonors highest levels.

Actually looking forward to my next trip to Tampa so i can stay here again.

Room Tip: Lower floors may be a bit noisy due to street traffic and trolley. But with 19 floors you should be...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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, May 2, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that Jarvis was helpful! I will be sure to share your comments with him. I hope you will return should your travels bring you back this way.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Booked it because of event at convention center.

Pros --

1. Closest hotel to convention center (less than a block)
2. Large 2 room "suites" with microwave, frig, comfortable desk chair, couch, separate bedroom
3. Functional but small gym, with 5 pieces of cardio equipment and some weight equipment; outdoor pool with space to exercise by pool (or take a walk/run along river)
4. Starbuck's in lobby (maybe the best thing of all)
5. Surprisingly good room service (I am vegetarian and there were a few options; delivered fast and hot. Not a 5 star restaurant but good if you don't want to go out)

Cons -

1. Not a great view below 7th or 8th floor - I was only there a night, but if there longer, ask for a higher floor
2. Atrium style is a bit noiser but higher floors less so
3. Room service tray still not picked up in morning - seeing them in the hall isn't that appetizing

I suspect the Westin Harbour or Mariott have better water views - but they are a couple of blocks from the convention center.

Room Tip: Above the 7th floor (or you likely look out on a wall); ask for water view although not clear how ma...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, April 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown on TripAdvisor and for choosing to spend your time with us. I am very happy to read you enjoyed the service you received and our facilities.

I do hope you will be returning to visit us again; we certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Momence, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We flew into Tampa 2 days prior to our cruise to "wind" down from our hectic lives and relax. We are so happy to have chosen the Embassy! My husband and I were traveling with our 3 sons~14,11 and 9. Our room was outstanding! Everyone slept comfortably, complimentary breakfast was amazing , the pool was great and the reception 5:30-7:30 was a nice treat before we went out to explore Tampa for the night!!! We also got to take advatage of the Avis right there in the hotel lobby~very convienient. The area was very nice and there is alot to do within walking distance. Also, the trolley picks up right outside too!THANK YOU Embassy for your stellar service and for making the start of our vacation perfect!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, April 28, 2013
Thank you for choosing Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown for your recent stay.

I would also like to thank you for taking the time to post your positive review. I am very pleased to read that your expectations were exceeded and to learn that our staff treated you well and you were happy with your accommodations.

We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to visit us again in the near future.
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Green Hotel in Tampa
#34 Business Hotel in Tampa
#39 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#51 Family Hotel in Tampa
#56 On the Beach 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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