I travel a lot and was very pleasantly surprised by this hotel! It was very clean, modern updated and what you would want to be greeted by after a long day of travel.
If memory serves, the last two digits of my room were 7 and 2. I don't remember, but what I do remember and won't forget anytime soon was that it had a GREAT view of the Expressway! Now, I travel for business and am not looking for great views, just a quiet place to get some sleep. Well, that couldn't have been farther from what I got! Unfortunately because my room overlooked the Expressway I heard the noises of cars all night long. I'm a New Yorker so you would think that he noise wouldn't bother me. Yet, because the swooshing sound of cars going by was partnered with trucks shifting gears and motorcycles speeding it was very disruptive. Additionally, at about 5am I kept hearing a beeping noise, like a truck backing up. The beep would last for a few beeps, stop for 5 seconds and start again. This went on for 2 hours! Finally, I looked outside my window and saw a bulldozer across the Expressway in a fenced in lot pushing dirt around. Every time the bulldozer would back up the beeping would sound. The beeping seemed incredibly unnecessary considering it was pushing dirt around in a vacant lot, but that's neither here nor there.
The next morning I went downstairs and casually mentioned this to the front desk. I didn't expect them to do anything about it because they certainly can't control the traffic or the busy work of a bulldozer, but I was a bit surprised by the front desk's flip attitude. Oh well.
Regardless, I think it is a great, clean, hotel. My only warning would be to ask specifically to have a room on the complete other side of the hotel nowhere near the Expressway, you'll sleep much better just like my partner traveling with me did.
- 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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