Well, the service was fantastic (was leaving before free breakfast was served and so they gave us a "doggy bag" and were just very friendly and helpful)) and the accessories of the room were nice (new flat screen TV, linens were in updated fashion, fridge was nice, although the furniture was still really outdated but in good condition),
the sink and bathroom fixtures were rusted and outdated and since we made a b-line straight for the bathroom upon entering, it wasn't the best first impression. Upon finding this my sister said "As long as the sheets look clean we'll stay here" so I did sheet patrol and while all the sheets were white and no signs of stains or not being washed, I did find a single long head hair within the sheets on my double bed (and yes, people shed and it looked like it would have been just one of the maid's head hairs and I understand this can happen, but it still makes you uneasy). We were literally only staying in the hotel for about 7 hours and her bed was fine, so I just slept on the covers and didn't make a big deal about it. The other part that I didn't see anywhere on the website was that this is really a MOTEL and not a HOTEL, as all the rooms entrances open to a courtyard, not a hallway, so if there were loud people hanging out there it would have affected our sleep (luckily this did not happen).
Overall, it looks like this hotel is really trying to update itself, as the lobby is very nice, but the lobby doesn't match the rooms, so you kind of get disappointed when you see the old fixtures and things in the room. I thought it was more updated, so when it wasn't, I feel the price was a little high ($75 total). I would probably have paid about $60-$65.
It is close to the airport without have the planes landing next to your bed, so that was nice too and they have a shuttle, but we chose to use our rental car instead so we wouldn't get stuck,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ramada Westshore Airport Hotel offers Free Airport Shuttle to and from Tampa International Airport, , Free Wireless Internet, Business Center, Fitness Center.Enjoyed the outdoor heated Pool. Onsite Restaurant "Royal Orchid" serving breakfast, Lunch and dinner daily. Great rates and Friendly staff await you at the Ramada Westshore Airport Hotel Tampa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Westshore Tampa Airport Hotel Tampa
- Westshore Hotel Tampa
- Best Western Tampa