We checked in on a Sunday afternoon and checked out on Thursday morning. This was our first time staying at an Embassy Suites. Check in and check out were both quick and easy. The suite was very clean and comfortable and the hotel seemed to be in a very safe location even though it is near I-75. The only complaint I have about the room we were in was that the A/C was not able to keep the room cool enough. We set the temp at 68 and it felt like it was 78. For us this was not a major issue, since the room did eventually cool off and we spent most of our time out of the room during the day. Everything else in the room was great. We did request linens for the pull-out couch and housekeeping delivered them within 5 minutes. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet and made-to-order omlets. The buffet was well stocked from opening to closing while we were there. The cooks were very friendly and the waitresses cleaning the tables were also friendly and helpful. We did go to the bar during the complimentary drink hour and had a couple of glasses of wine. If I had one suggestion, I would not stay near the elevators or the stairwells. Several times we used the stairwell and the heavy, fireproof door made a very loud noise every time it closed. I tried to ensure the door would not slam when we used the stairwell, but it was heavy and still made a loud noise. Again, I would ask for a room away from these areas. While we were there, one of our friends visited us for one night and the hotel staff allowed her to check in her room when she arrived at 9:30 a.m. even though check in was not until 3:00 p.m. They still only charged her for one day and were more than glad to let her check in since there was a room ready. The reason for our trip was to go to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Waterpark. It was about a 15 minute drive depending on traffic and it was very easy since I-75 was close by. We did go to the Brandon Mall which is about 5 minutes from the hotel. Also, there are many places nearby to eat at. Overall we had a great stay and would stay at this hotel again.
- 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