I was in Sarasota FL for two nights on business on my way back to the BVI from Connecticut, but realized I had a 6AM flight out of Tampa the next morning. Rather than drive 1.5 hours and have to hassle with the car return at 4 AM in the morning, I decided to stay the last night in Tampa instead,and return the car the evening before. Booked on line, and there was no problem getting a room for the last night in FL at the last minute. The hotel was easy to find just off the highway, and about 10 minutes from the terminals at the airport. They have a courtesy shuttle which was handy when I wanted to return my car and then go back to the hotel for the evening. Staff was courteous when checking in and handling the bags. Got upgraded to an Executive Floor or whatever the buzzword was as a result of being a InterContinental Ambassador Platinum Member (well worth the cost in my opinion). Room was very nice and comfortable. Got in around 8:30PM and was exhausted so ordered room service when I was in the lobby and my bags were being delivered to the room. Again, staff very accommodating. Nothing was missing from the room service tray and the food was good. Not fine dining, but I was hungary and this hit the spot. Although perhaps the smallest can of Coke Zero I have ever seen (note to Beverage Manager:spring for the 12 oz can for your guests.) Bed was comfortable, and bath was modern and very clean. Towels were of quantity and plushness you would expect from a Crowne Plaza. Soundproofing was good and did not get disturbed by the planes or traffic on the road out front. The fact is that the entire room was modern, very clean, and everything worked, which has not always been my experience in Florida. All in all for the one night, the hotel was convenient, the staff friendly, the room comfortable and the food good. Brief but good stay at the Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Tampa's newest premier hotel. The new Crowne Plaza Hotel Tampa Westshore offers a uniqueness all its own that can perhaps be best described as modern and fresh but elegantly posh. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Tampa Westshore offers its guest complimentary shuttle service to and from Tampa Airport. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Tampa Westshore is located less than 2 miles from Tampa International Airport (TPA) and in the heart of the thriving Westshore business district. Our hotel is only a short walk from the Westshore Plaza Mall, offering the finest in shopping, dining and entertainment. Additionally, we are just minutes from the University of Tampa, Tampa General and the University of South Florida. While visiting the Crowne Plaza Hotel Tampa Westshore, you will find that our location is convenient to many attractions such as Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Raymond James Stadium, George M Steinbrenner Field, Tropicana Field, Florida Aquarium, St. Pete Times Forum and the Port of Tampa located at Channelside.Local businesses include Bank of America, Humana, MacDill Air Force Base, Verizon, Wachovia, General Electric, Met Life and Cisco Systems. ... more less
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