My husband and I have stayed here many times - its location allows you to practically roll out of bed and into the terminal for those super-early flights. Many upgrades are being made to Tampa Airport and this Marriott continues to improve its physical properties with (much-needed) new mattresses plus a new breakfast / lunch / and - now - dinner restaurant on the lobby level with acceptable food. The front desk folks are always cheerful. When we use the park-n-fly package, the valets are quick to check the car in and out. I've never used the outdoor pool, though the deck's a nice place to sit. Breakfast is not free and the little snack/coffee booth as well as the restaurant open too late if you need to check in for your flight by 6 a.m.