We were very pleased with the Courtyard by Marriott Tampa North. We stayed there this Summer (2012) and really enjoyed it a lot. Very friendly workers, a great lobby, clean, updated, beautiful view of the pool from the lounge beyond the entrance. Everyone had a smile and in the lobby they would have fresh baked warm cookies for you, coffee and tea at all times, and their little convenience store that should have been overpriced was not! I'd be happy to pay $1 for a toothbrush if I forgot one! The pool and jaccuzzi were great! Beautiful courtyard feel, and very clean! Gorgeous! Our room was very clean, and updated. We had the King suite and although it was a nice room, it was a big small for us. We did just fine in it, and later noticed that we had a smaller room because we had the LARGER balcony. If we would have known that, we'd have opted for a larger room. My OCD was very pleased with how CLEAN it was. I cleaned the tub myself before using it, and could not find a single smudge of filth. VERY nice. Our bed was clean, and comfy. A microwave would have been nice, although they don't have those. We didn't really use our balcony, though it was big and had a couple of chairs and a table out there because there was dead hornets and live spiders everywhere. This is a quiet location, no craziness around, great family or work location. We were 5 minutes away from Busch Gardens and Adventure Island- which were AMAZING. SEVERAL things surround you at this hotel as well. There is a Wendy's right next door which we walked to one day, the kids were amazed because you walk past several trees with spanish moss hanging- very tropical, and there were tiny frogs jumping everywhere- even on the glass of Wendy's. Neat!
Overall we were impressed and would be happy to stay there again.