If you are flying in or out of Tampa airport or need to be at Moffitt Cancer Center's International Plaza facilities, this hotel is convenient. There is an airport shuttle and the shuttle will also transport guests within a limited radius of the hotel which is also located nearby to several large shopping malls. There is also a nice pool and spa area and both the pool and spa have chair lifts to assist guests with disabilities in entering (which I believe is now required by Florida law but I have not seen at very many hotels). Some of the hotel staff is extremely helpful and the breakfast buffet has a large variety. However, in other respects the hotel is really mixed. I have stayed at the hotel twice in the last year for four nights on business and the rooms were very different. The first time, the room was filthy and the upholstered chair and ottoman were so stained I covered them with towels before I felt I could use them but the HVAC noise was not a problem. Because of the room, I would not have stayed at the hotel again but business brought be back and I did not have a choice so stayed again. The second time, the room was clean and the bed was very comfortable but the HVAC was so loud it literally woke me from sleeping when it went on and it was impossible to hear the TV over it. It was literally like standing under a jet engine. Also, one evening I tried to get a drink at the bar but the bartender was nowhere to be found. There had been a bartender because there were other people in the bar drinking but after more than 15 minutes and a trip to the front desk when no one appeared, I just left. Also, be aware that while it is mostly business people during the week, on weekends the guests include large groups such as bachelor parties and sorority groups and they can be LOUD. On both stays, on the Friday night of my stay I was awakened by people partying in the hall between 2 am and 4 am and my calls to the front desk the second time were ignored. I had poked my head out to ask the revelers to quiet down but they were very big and very drunk and I thought it better that the hotel security handle it but they did nothing. I have stayed at worse places and there are nice aspects of the property but I would not choose it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the best Tampa International Airport hotels offering exceptional service and the closest proximity of International Plaza hotels with complimentary Tampa Airport shuttle service from 5am-1am. Not many hotels near downtown Tampa can compete with our location in Westshore within easy access to International Plaza, Raymond James Stadium, Cigar City Brewery and Ybor City. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore Hotel Tampa
- Hilton Hotel Tampa
- Tampa Hilton