On arrival to the hotel before an afternoon flight the next day, I was a little put off by the age and wear/tear on the property. The room I had wasn't nearly as updated-looking as the Choice Hotels website portrayed. In addition, the staff were corpse-like: no smiles, no welcomes, no nothing. The plusses (for me) were as follows: It's right across the street (you can walk it, no problem) from a Bonefish Grill. Nuff said? They have a great happy hour and the food is *so* good. I know this is going to sound so shallow - but one of my biggest pet peeves about travelling is not having access to a TV with a channel guide. I'm not talking about the guide that tells you which channel corresponds to which number on the set - but what's on TV right now? I can't stand to channel surf - only to either settle on the first thing you see that's reasonably good - or (worse) try to remember the channels to go back to while surfing. This hotel had DirecTV WITH an actual channel guide - just like at home. BIG points for that. I know - it's the little things - but between that and the GREAT shopping in the area - this one is a keeper for future trips out of Tampa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hotel is just minutes away from Tampa International Airport, Tampa's Downtown, Cruise Terminal and the Westshore Financial District. One of the closest to MacDill Air Force Base, we are the home to many of our nation's troops and their families while they visit the base. Three miles to the west, you will find a beautiful nine-mile walkway along Bayshore Blvd. Over 200 restaurants nearby, many within walking distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn Airport Hotel Tampa
- Quality Inn Tampa
- Tampa Quality Inn