I was wondering if you could suggest a good hotel with ocean view in Tampa. We have never been there but have been looking online at some of the properties. We really want to be on the beach but all the hotels rated high in TA don't seem like they are close to the water. Is end of Feb/early March too cold for the beach? Does anyone have any suggestions as to what type of accommodations we should look into that will have us on the beach? Also, how is the shopping in Tampa, as I will be very interested in doing some of that on my vacation.