My wife and I decided to make a last minute trip to Tampa last week. We reserved a handicap room and were pleasantly surprised to see that this was a well thought out room. The bathroom could have used a little more storage space but was adequate. They put a rubber shield at the edge of the shower to contain the water and not let it run all over the bathroom floor as it does in many hotel bathrooms. It is difficult to contain the water in a roll-in shower but they did it. The room was large enough to bring my mobility scooter into the room to charge and still get around the room without bumping in to things. My only criticism was that there were not enough outlets. In this age we all have our Kindles or tablets along with our phones to charge. I also use a CPAP machine for breathing at night. We needed 2 outlets for phones, 2 for our Kindles, 1 for my CPAP machine and one to charge my scooter. We brought a multiple outlet plug but it just wasn’t enough. We ended up charging two phones overnight in the car. Also, the room did not have either a refrigerator or a room safe. Most hotels today do have both. Especially in a handicap room where a refrigerator is almost a necessity to keep medications.
The hotel has a lovely swimming pool that is partially under a roof in case of inclement weather. It is 3.5 feet deep going to 4 feet. This was adequate to swim in and just relax. Due to the intense heat of the day at 99 degrees the pool was very warm. The pool setting, although in the heart of the city is quite nice and reasonably quiet if you just want to sit poolside and read or rest. We needed it after 6.5 hours at Busch Gardens in the intense heat.
My only real complaint with the hotel is that it only has three handicap spaces in the hotel entrance area with 2 more around the side near their restaurant (I did not see those two until we left). Since every other person in Florida has a handicap permit the three spaces were gone before we arrived at check-in time which was 4 p.m. They were empty as we left in the morning. I am sure that the hotel meets the city code in this respect, but perhaps they should consider doing more than just meeting the code. They have a large parking lot and someone who is physically unable to walk distance should not have to park a distance from the entrance.
It was a very nice stay and I would definitely consider staying there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tampa Marriott Westshore is located in the heart of the Tampa Westshore business district, Tampa shopping, night life and restaurants within walking distance. An icon among Tampa Westshore hotels, we are minutes away from area beaches, Raymond James Stadium, International Plaza Mall, Westshore Plaza Mall, Tampa International Airport, and New York Yankees Spring Training at George Steinbrenner Field. Start your day with your favorite specialty coffee beverage at our Starbucks coffee bar in lobby. All of our Tampa hotel's newly renovated guest rooms are equipped to meet your every need with 2-line cordless telephones, personal voicemail, high speed internet access, and 32-inch LCD HDTV flat screen televisions with connectivity panel to provide guests with enhanced video and audio. Marriott Tampa Westshore sets the standard for hotels in Tampa, with an indoor/outdoor pool, Blue Bistro, over 13,000 square feet of meeting and event space on-site, all with renowned Marriott service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tampa Marriott Westshore Hotel Tampa
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