We booked the hotel for Gasparilla and weren't quite sure what to expect since we are not from the area and had heard mixed reviews of Ybor City. We were pleasantly surprised to see this beautiful hotel when we drove up and friendly staff when we walked in. The area was also very pretty and clean and it was so close to the major clubs/bars in Ybor that it was the perfect location. Also, they offered a free shuttle service to the Gasparilla parade which was an unexpected surprise! Definitely worth the price!