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Embassy Suites Tampa - Brandon
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   10220 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619   |  
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WiFi, Breakfast and $10
Ranked #5 of 159 hotels in Tampa
Nashville, TN
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Great all around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2008

This was a great hotel all around. The front desk staff was very friendly. Great flat screen tv's in the rooms (but no HD programming). The pool was being renovated (3/28/08) but looks like it should be open in the next few weeks. They had it set up to use the pool at the hotel next door. Managers hour was very nice. Lots of great bars and restaurants near by and right off I-75 near the I-4 interchange.

  • Stayed March 2008
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2008

While trying to locate a hotel close to Busch Gardens, availability was shown at this hotel. I was a bit skeptical, as I was unable to find any reviews of this particular Embassy Suites. The chain is normally rather nice, so I decided to take a chance. There was also a build a bear package that was wonderful for my daughter. After a long day of travel from home and playing at Busch Gardens, we arrived at the hotel to find many smiling faces and very courteous staff. Although there was a problem with my internet booking of the build a bear package, the front desk associate was happy to honor the package based upon my printout of the link that I had used. There was a managers meet and greet with beverages and snacks that I did not attend, but there were many that did appear to be enjoying the items available. The room was large for the three in our party and could easily accomodate more. The room service menu has many choices and the food arrived hot and within 15 min of ordering. Breakfast, which is included in the room rate, is wonderful with eggs, sausage, bacon, silver dollar pancakes, hot and cold cereals, waffles, omelets, muffins, bagels, fresh fruit and beverages. Although the stay was brief, the hotel was more than you would expect for the price. I would be happy to stay with them again.

  • Liked — Close to the Interstate
  • Disliked — Wifi in the room for a fee
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2008

I did not know what to expect with the Embassy Suites since it is brand new (no Trip Advisor Reviews yet) and I was attending a meeting there that was planned by someone else. I was very pleasantly surprised. The location is excellent being just off I-75 and a 10 minute drive, straight shot on surface streets to Ybor City, downtown Tampa, Baywalk, and almost anywhere you would want to go. Also the suburb of Brandon has tons of restaurants and shopping in the surrounding area.

The hotel itself is beautifully decorated in an updated style with the usual Embassy Suites layout of rooms around a center atrium with a striking water feature, comfy seating and tables, excellent complimentary breakfast and afternoon cocktails. The service was warm and friendly. The rooms beautifully done in restful kind of spa-zen colors, puffy pillowtop mattresses with lots of pillows, big flat screen TV's in the bedroom and sitting room, spacious bathroom with good lighting and attractively done with brushed chrome and natural stone.

I cannot think of one negative to my stay. Bottom line - beautiful hotel, bend-over-backwards service, great location, can't beat it.

  • Liked — Comfort, decor, convenience
  • Disliked — Highway View
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Embassy Suites Tampa - Brandon

Address: 10220 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619
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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 Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Tampa
#5 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#7 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Embassy Suites Tampa - Brandon 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Embassy Suites Tampa Brandon is just seven miles from downtown Tampa and offers easy access to Busch Gardens, Fl State Fairgrounds, University of South Florida, Tampa Convention Center, beaches, and more. Guest rooms at this all-suite hotel feature a fully-equipped kitchen, high-speed Internet access, and two televisions with HBO. The property also offers complimentary made to order breakfast and evening reception with free snacks and alcohol, outdoor pool, and fitness room. On-site dining is available at Mango’s Restaurant. ... more   less 
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