I chose this hotel based on other reviews and was not disappointed. The staff was great, exceptionally friendly and the room was comfortable, spacious and clean. There is free breakfast on the main floor every morning, lots of choices of hot foods, breads, fruits and cereals. No complaints there. The pool is small (only three to four feet deep) and not really for swimming, just for cooling off. On the third floor. You can often get great rates at the Embassy (less than $100) and it is conveniently located in downtown. There is a street car that takes you around the downtown and Ybor City from noon on most days (check the schedule), and Channelside is within walking distance as well as a supermarket and a drug store.
One complaint: some of the ads for this hotel will imply that there is "free internet in room." This is not completely true -- it costs $14.95 per device for 24 hours. Other reviews warned me of this slight misrepresentation so I wasn't surprised when the staff avoided the subject (I felt for the woman who checked me in, she must have to hear about this all the time). However, one woman gave me a promo code that enabled me to go on for free for an hour at a time which was fine (one person knew nothing about this at all, the other was very helpful but did not volunteer this information until I asked a couple of times). In spite of this, I would recommend this hotel since it is the best quality you will get at these rates.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Connected via skybridge to the Tampa Convention Center, the Embassy Suites is the only upscale all-suite hotel in downtown Tampa. Complimentary Cooked-to-Order Breakfast and a Manager's Reception included daily. Next door to the St. Pete Times Forum for Tampa sporting events, concerts and exhibits. The Tampa Cruise Port is also close by for all Tampa cruise departures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Hotel Tampa
- Tampa Embassy Suites