We just returned from a 6 night stay at the Staybridge Suites in Tampa Sabal Park. The hotel is very pet friendly - we traveled for the first time with our dog. The complimentary breakfast and midweek evening reception were great - we were able to make our own waffles - NOT frozen but with batter on a griddle waffle iron. We were upgraded with our "priority club" status to a 1 bedroom apartment - this was so nice to have the extra room. The property is located conveniently off I -75 and I -4 making the tip to Sarasota, Venice beaches, and Fort DeSoto park very easy (just avoid rush hour). The staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. the first day we went to downtown Tampa (less than 15 minuste drive and did not need to get back on highway) to Channelside and the Riverwalk. Drove over to Davis Island - great views. The city of Brandon is less than 5 miles away with a huge shopping mall and restaurants (chain as well as local).