We just stayed at this hotel this last weekend, and it was exactly what we needed. I had already looked online to make sure that the hotel was going to be near the University of South Florida (our main purpose in going to Tampa for the weekend), and Busch Gardens. The view was not the best, but again, I did not chose this hotel for the view.
Upon entering the hotel, Miss Betty took very good care of us. She was very warm, friendly, and inviting. The rest of the front desk staff I would label as ok. The bistro was ok as well. I misunderstood and thought that there was a complimentary little breakfast bar but as another rater mentioned, we were mere steps away from a Dunkin Donuts, which we enjoy. We did utilize the bistro and found it to be a nice touch, although a bit pricey. Still, it was convenient when we were tired on both evenings from walking all over the college campus and walking all over Busch Gardens.
If we are ever out in the area again, we would not hesitate and stay here again. The location is only minutes away from everything you would want to see and do.