My wife and I just returned from a 6 day stay in the Tampa area. We were looking for some where that we could use as a base for visits to Sarasota, St. Pete, and Tampa. We did not feel that staying at a beach location was important as we planned on day trips. The Brandon area turned out to be a good choice. There were many good restaurants near by and my wife found the nearby mall an interesting place to shop. The room was clean, comfortable and spacious. The bed was comfortable and the bed room was quiet. My only small complaint was that the Breakfast choices were some what limited. Scrambled eggs every day to me shows a lack of imagination. But that issue aside, I would definitely recommend the Homewood Suites in Brandon to anyone looking to stay in this area.