This is a older hotel. The layout is not the typical atrium style you see with embassy, but, more a traditional suite hotel. While older it is clean & well maintained with larger rooms which is nice. The staff is courteous & helpful. Our check in was slow; we were given offered free internet as an unsolicited courtesy for our wait which was a nice touch.
The view of Tampa Bay was an added benefit & recommend asking for it.
Parking & check in can be challenging. The front entrance has limited spaces which always seem to be full with not much room to stop in front to unload/load as it appears always congested. Getting back to hotel later at night during our stay found the parking garage nearly full both nights with 1-2 spaces left. This was at 8pm. Not sure where the guests arriving later would stay. Overall would recommend this hotel.
One caution regarding Dollar rental car agency. Florida has put in toll roads. Apparently they are starting to eliminate the staffed booths. If a florida resident you just get a bill in the mail based on the photo taken of your license plate if you go through without their electronic payment system. Dollar rental car appears to use this as a revenue generator by either offering a $$/day fixed price to cover any tolls or charging a $15 administrative fee per toll if you do not use their per day fee. The prepay approach for our 12 day rental was $90. With either approach this results in hearty fees if you only use a few toll roads during your stay. We found out with the final receipt they also charge a $7 fee for communicating to your airline mileage program which I do not recall being discussed when asked for what milage program I wanted to use.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore Hotel Tampa
- Tampa Embassy Suites