I stayed at the In Town Suites for the month of January (transiting out of the area for a job). Andrea the manager was very helpful and friendly - check in was a breeze. I had a good room on one of the alcoves - so not in the main hallway/walkway. The room itself met the intent - all I was looking for was a bed, bathroom and small kitchen. The appliances are a bit dated - but they did the job of keeping my food cold in the fridge and hot in the microwave. The room was very clean and the bed was fairly comfortable. The pillows weren't the greatest - they are OK - but if you can bring your own pillow that may be better. The bathroom was fine - the shower had good water pressure and the toilet flushed just fine. The TV channel selection is amazing - all your local shows, plus Showtime and more... the WiFi is very slow. Don't expect to be streaming any videos - but basic web surfing is OK.
During my stay - I had two minor issues that were fixed immediately. The air-conditioner/heating unit in the room would only blow cool air and we had a few cold nights. I called them and it was fixed immediately. Also - for some odd reason the fire alarm would randomly beep (even after I changed out the battery) -- but again - one call to the front desk and it was taken care off promptly.
Overall - it was a great stay -- and you cannot beat the price. Keep in mind - as the website says - this is an efficiency apartment. So - don't expect daily room service -- if you want that stay at a more expensive hotel. I personally brought my own towel and stopped at Walmart to grab some toilet paper, paper plates and plastic silverware. Again - you get what you pay for... if you want daily service, etc. - you will need to stay some place else. I was perfectly fine paying a low price and taking care of that minor stuff myself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InTown Suites is leader in Extended-Stay living. Our properties are built for the guest staying a week or longer. Our furnished studio/efficiencies offer incredibly low weekly rates with no lease or credit check. To keep rates as low as possible, we are a limited service facility and are not for every traveler. However, if you need to stay a week or longer - and are on a budget - we provide amazing value. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Intown Suites Tampa Hotel Brandon