It's rare to say that a hotel can be a lifesaver, but in this case it's true! My sister and I were in town for a stressful family reason. We'd booked at a different hotel, and found it uncomfortable, so I "Pricelined" us a room and they sent us to the Embassy Suites. We had a beautiful suite, including a separate living room. This enabled us to really relax-- after a hard day, we could sprawl in the living room and crack a bottle of wine (actually the nice folks in the bar were kind enough to open it for us!), rent a recent release movie and de-stress. The beds were comfortable, and I even used the sofa bed when my sister snored :-), and it was pretty good as sofa beds go--but such a joy to escape snoring! (I do love my sister, and it was only a problem for one night!).
Rooms have a microwave and mini-fridge, you can live in this place! Perfect for family travel, worth it to pay a bit more than for a standard hotel room.
The next morning, we noticed breakfast-- I wasn't sure it was complimentary and asked, pleased to hear it was. And what a breakfast! One morning we enjoyed fresh omelets to order, the next day I indulged in my favorite Belgian waffles. Sides of fresh fruit, bacon, etc, were great. Unbelievable free breakfast.
Our only downside was a leak that dampened the carpet outside our bath- notified them twice. Didn't impact our visit but I can envision a future problem, especially for the room beneath!
We were visiting family in Brandon, so for us the location was perfect. For those visiting the Tampa area, it's a bit east of main attractions but not bad for day trips to either Orlando or the gulf beaches, and downtown Tampa. Relatively convenient to Busch Gardens.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Embassy Suites Tampa Brandon is just seven miles from downtown Tampa and offers easy access to Busch Gardens, Fl State Fairgrounds, University of South Florida, Tampa Convention Center, beaches, and more. Guest rooms at this all-suite hotel feature a fully-equipped kitchen, high-speed Internet access, and two televisions with HBO. The property also offers complimentary made to order breakfast and evening reception with free snacks and alcohol, outdoor pool, and fitness room. On-site dining is available at Mango’s Restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Embassy Suites Tampa - Brandon Hotel Tampa
- Embassy Suites Brandon
- Brandon Embassy Suites