It has been a little while since I stayed in a Embassy Suites, I have opted for the less expensive Marriot versions recently, but in this case, this hotel was more convenient so I gave it a try. It was as nice as the Embassy Suites I remembered, much better than the Marriot versions. I see in some other reviews that it was just remodeled, everything looks new and clean. Got a room on the 3rd floor, which was fortunate since only 1 of the 3 elevators was working. I think it is an 8 story building, so the one time we took the elevator, there was a long wait. The rest of the time, we took the stairs. Dont think the hotel was that full, USF was on Christmas break, otherwise it would have been a nightmare. We enjoyed the free drinks and snacks in the evening and the breakfast in the morning. There was a good selection for each. I heard some complaints from some of the other guests that they didnt start serving until 7am on weekends, but it didnt seem like a big deal. Normally, I would expect freshly brewed coffee to be available in the morning. All they had was a Nescafe machine that they forgot to turn on. The breakfast lady said she was sorry and opened the machine and put in a fresh bag of what looked like coffee syrup...yuk. You would think that at $160 a night, they could come up with something better than that. Water in the shower was warm, not hot. I really wanted to give this 5 stars because there is so much to like here, but the little things show a lack of attention to detail. I would definately stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Embassy Suites Tampa- USF/Near Busch Gardens is located less than 2 miles from major Tampa attractions including Busch Gardens, University of South Florida and the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). Our guests start their day with a free made-to-order breakfast and end the evening with our complimentary Evening Reception with snacks and drinks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Embassy Suites Tampa
- Embassy Busch Gardens Suites
- Tampa Embassy Suites