hi y'all - we are arriving thursday and i still haven't booked our hotel. i actually hate staying at hotels because i apparently aquired a bedbug phobia during the 2010 hype about it. it is seriously annoying. my favorite type of hotel is a brand new one! :) anyway, we are coming down with our 17 year old son and will be there 3 days(college visit). i am trying to decide where to stay. i really want something spectacular with a view. but i i also want updated and new and clean and no bed bugs. the Tampa Marriott Waterside fits that, except, it had reports of bedbugs a year or two ago, and it i nestled in downtown, which seems to have numerous bedbug reports. so, should i just get over that? :)
here are the hotels i'm considering
Tampa Marriott Waterside
AC Hotel - brand new, but in a business district. so, that's a huge trade off
Epicurean hotel hyde park - love staying in hotels like this normally, but there is no view and with so much water around i hate not to view it
Hotel Zamora - st pete - if we decide just to stay on the beach
any suggestions (or therapy :) would be helpful.