The staff at this hotel is very friendly and routinely displays their commitment to service. Check-in with the front desk was a breeze and they selected a room for me which met my specific request. As a Diamond HHonors member, I took advantage of the very nice reception area for members each night which was sufficient for a meal and saved dinner expenses. Jim is a phenomenal host who is very deserving of the repeated praise. The Food/Beverage Director mingled with us and made sure everyone was satisfied. The breakfast buffet is also good.
I was very pleased with the internet service here. I've been told that the AT&T contract at many Hilton-family hotels caps speed at 500kbps (which is ridiculous!) and, during peak hours, slows to a crawl. The Doubletree - Westshore speeds were significantly above that at all hours of the day without a slowdown. Much appreciated from a business traveler!
Yes, the hotel is a bit older but I found my room and the common areas to be sufficiently clean. Even though the building is older, it's not as if the decor has never been updated - it's fine. The only drawback I would point out is the potential for noise from a few sources. As many have noted, some rooms are positioned over the highway so be sure to get a room on another side of the hotel. The pool area is encircled by the hotel and sound can be quite amplified. Although signage is posted that the pool closes at 10pm, there were some louder guests either in the pool or nearby past 11pm which could be heard on the upper floors. I was also disappointed that housekeeping didn't keep their volume down while congregating in the hallways directly outside rooms. Large groups would form and talk loudly, others would yell back and forth from one end of the hall to the other and one morning, walkie-talkies were cranked up and one room was being cleaned while loud music played on the radio with the door open. This was all distracting as I tried to get some late afternoon work done or some rest. Seems they should have a better awareness. One more caution: Parking during the day can sometimes be difficult if seminars/conferences are being held here but it should clear out in the evenings.
It may not be the most modern hotel with the fanciest exterior curb appeal, but this hotel delivers a solid value and the service (e.g. Jim at 10th floor lounge) makes it worth returning to again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport - Westshore is close to everything that you're looking for in Tampa Bay! Located only 5 minutes from Tampa International Airport, our Tampa hotel is an ideal choice for the business traveler, sports enthusiast, family vacation, large and small meeting, wedding or social event. Our complimentary, 24-hour airport shuttle service makes it easy and affordable to get to the hotel. The DoubleTree by Hilton in Tampa is surrounded by the Bay Area's finest dining, shopping and entertainment. We are just minutes from Busch Gardens, University of South Florida, Port of Tampa, Downtown Tampa, Tampa Convention Center, University of Tampa, The Florida Aquarium and Historic Ybor City. Award-winning Gulf Beaches and other area attractions, such as Lowry Park Zoo, Adventure Island, MOSI, Salvador Dali Museum, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and Tampa Museum of Art are all a short drive from the hotel.We are located in Tampa's Westshore District, Florida's largest business center and a premier destination for meetings. Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers and USF Bulls Football, is only 5 minutes from our doors. Steinbrenner Field, spring training home of New York Yankees is also 5 minutes from the hotel and the St. Pete Times Forum, home to the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning is a 10 minute drive. The DoubleTree by Hilton is central to all of Tampa's fine sports venues, including the Ed Radice Sports Complex. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doubletree By Hilton Tampa Airport - Westshore Hotel Tampa
- Tampa Doubletree
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