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“Lovely but you have to pay for parking” 4 of 5 stars
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Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   555 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609   |  
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Ranked #50 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lovely but you have to pay for parking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Great location, easy access to everything. Located right next to interstate but quiet. You can never beat ES for their hot breakfasts and manager's reception - always good. It is annoying to have to pay for parking and the spots are teensy (my rental nearly didn't fit). A strange thing in my room - the sliding glass doors to the balcony had a sign that said they were permanently locked for safety, but those doors were most definitely not locked/blocked. In fact they were partially open upon my arrival in the room. Not a big deal, just weird. Everything else about the place was lovely.

Room Tip: Top floors give a nice bay view!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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KevinVarr, Assistant General Manager at Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Dear Chrchgrlmis:

Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your most recent visit with us. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your overall stay! We take your feedback very seriously and will continue to look at ways of making our parking the best possible experience at a good value. I want to apologize for your experience with the sliding glass door. Our maintenance team has addressed the issue.

Thank you again for your loyalty to our hotel and we look forward to your next visit.

Best regards,

Kevin
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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washington, dc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

So, right before Christmas 2012 I stayed at the Embassy suites for business. I will say that I was not expecting it to be as welcoming as it was. Located within walking distance of decent food, a free shuttle (provided by the hotel) to the airport that is less than 10 mins away, and is near an almost 4 star mall (considering there is a Saks 5th anchor) I'd say that this spot was a perfect spot to stay for business or relaxation.... Perhaps not so much a family environment, and I would know with 5 of our own little ones at home!!!!! Myself and two other company trainees were set up in one suite on the seventh floor and To sum it up: plenty of hot water, no noise at all, breakfast buffet was fresh and delicious, and the staff was attentive. Only drawback was on two occasions we came back to a completely clean room with no towels....... Who does that?? So it was handled immediately, but handled twice, no less.... But other than that, no much else to complain about! It was a very comfortable home away from home during my 5 day training in Tampa. Also, the lobby smelt wonderful! Loved the decor; very modern, open, and clean. Also used the business center, where I printed my boarding passes and sent quite a few emails from comfortably!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KevinVarr, Assistant General Manager at Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear SmileAndNod,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to know that our location and service made for a comfortable stay during your training. I want to apologize for the lack of towels on two of your daily services. I have addressed your comments with our housekeeping team so that we can prevent a similar experience in the future.

We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to your next visit!

Best regards,

Kevin
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San Antonio, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Great Hotel! Employees were friendly and polite. The rooms are clean, quiet, comfortable and very LARGE! Location is convenient to shopping and the airport. The pool is located outside and you do have to cross the front parking lot to access but it was clean and well maintained. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 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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LeslieAnnPagan, Front Office Manager at Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear Charlene M,

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. The team here is happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and they helped in making you feel welcome. We hope you visit us again soon.

Sincerely,
Leslis-Ann Pagan
Front Offcie Supervisor- Guest Services
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Augusta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Recently stayed there for a business trip.
Loved their happy hour (free food and drinks!) and hot & yummy breakfast (white omelet was awesome).
Very close to the mall and the airport.
Would definitely go back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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LeslieAnnPagan, Front Office Manager at Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear Sunzinha,

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our property. We appreciate the feedback and the compliments. Thanks for choosing to stay with us and we hope you visit us again soon.

Sincerely,
Leslie-Ann Pagan
Front Office Supervisor- Guest Services
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Huntsville, Alabama
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

When we arrived at the hotel after a very long drive, we did not expect it to be a hassle to park the car and check-in...but it was. There was only one person at the front desk and we waited about 10 minutes for him to help us. He said we had to see the valet to self-park in the garage. Another 10 minute wait for the one valet to show up. Did not understand why the front desk could not handle this, as the parking fee was billed to our room. The valet informed us there was no elevator in the garage, so we had to unload everything out of the car right then in front of the entrance. We had both luggage and Christmas gifts. My husband then went to park the car (he later said there were only a couple of tight spaces left, and that the stairwell he had used was really filthy), while the (college-aged) kids and me went up to the room on the 6th floor. The room card did not work. Went back down to the front desk and waited again. The clerk reprogrammed the card, but we could still not get it to work. My husband finally arrived at the room and we were able to get his card to work, with much effort. It took us at least 30 minutes to get in the room from the time we drove up to the hotel. We were suppose to have a pool view, but could barely see the pool. The room was nice, but they only gave us enough towels for 2 people. So we went back down to front desk again to get supplies. At this point we were really tired of making the trek to the front desk, and I am sure he wasn't thrilled to see us either. The breakfast was good (but there were no pastries) and the breakfast staff were very nice. Overall it was NOT a relaxing stay, however.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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KevinVarr, Assistant General Manager at Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear Debbie G:

I want to apologize for your overall arrival experience during your recent visit with us. Your feedback is so important in what we do each day. I want to assure you that your experience was an isolated event and we will strive to ensure that your experience is not repeated in the future. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our breakfast and the service provided by our food and beverage team.

We appreciate your business and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

If I can be of further assistance in anyway please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,

Kevin
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Vincennes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Embassy Suites. Service was wonderful, especially at the manager's reception. Food was great at Lounge 555 (especially the Everglade Bites). Rooms were very spacious and comfortable. The new renovations were great. We will definitely recommend this hotel to anyone we know visiting the Tampa area.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KevinVarr, Assistant General Manager at Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear PioneerFB,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit with us! The team is happy to know that you enjoyed the service that we provided during your stay. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to your next visit.

Best Regards,

Kevin
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Avon Lake
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Wouldn't go back for an extended stay in Tampa , but if you want to be near the airport it is extremely convenient. I am warning it is very noisy with the planes taking off all day long. There is a pool outside which is o.k.. and a good workout facility. It is located right across from a large mall. We ate dinner at the Seasons 52 restaurant located outside the mall and a short walk from hotel which was was very good.I would not suggest this hotel for a family.

Room Tip: The windows in this hotel are old and drafty. You can't escape the airplanes.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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KevinVarr, Assistant General Manager at Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Dear Sharon O,

Thank you for recent visit with us and taking the time to write a review. I want to apologize for the jet noise that you experienced during your stay. The majority of the time we are very fortunate that take offs and landings do not take place over the Westshore area from runways 1R and 19L. This is the runway closest to the hotel. Infrequently during busy holiday periods, bad weather and when the main runway is closed we unfortunately experience these close encounters. I was happy see that you had the chance to enjoy some of our amenities and explore the local area.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. If I can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Have a Very Happy New Year!

Kevin
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Additional Information about Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore

Address: 555 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609
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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 Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#27 Business Hotel in Tampa
#39 Family Hotel in Tampa
#45 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore 3.5*
Number of rooms: 243
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located minutes from Tampa International Airport, Embassy Suites Tampa Airport Westshore provides warm hospitality for your business or leisure travel. Our 243 all-suite accommodations offer amenities designed for your comfort and convenience. Enjoy complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast daily and a complimentary Evening reception nightly. ... more   less 
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