The hotel offers but does not meet, neither up to their own statements or to our expectations from the website information.
My friend and I booked the Westin in Tampa Bay for a 2 night stay, while traveling to see the U2 concert at the Raymond James.
We chose the hotel because of it's proximity to the airport, the stadium and the beach, also because of the rooftop lounge that seemed perfect for the after/concert getogether. It was closed, and they didnt tell us until we asked how to get there. The shuttle was not put to service the event, something surprising given that almost every hotel in town was full because of the concert, and providing free transport in and out of it, even from downtown locations, much farther away (much cheaper hotels too...) We called to ask for help in getting a cab after the event as we, along a bunch of other Westin guests, where stuck looking at traffic and waiting for a cab for almost 2 hours. They were flat out rude and non helpful.
They claim to be close to everything, yet when we get there and ask HOW TO, they say "well, from our location you really need to get a cab to go get a meal or anything..." so close to what did they mean?
The late night menu has too few options, pretty much just salads, nothing that would actually provide a decent meal to a tired, hungry traveler. All overpriced too... Needless to say we were happy we had left open the rest of the trip to stay pretty much anywhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Tampa Bay on Rocky Point Island, this airport hotel's waterfront location offers both incredible bay views and easy access to the area's attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westin Tampa Bay Hotel Tampa