Stayed here last weekend (Feb. 2013). My son received a scholarship to UT and we were in town to tour the campus. We were upgraded to a GIANT suite and then were sent up a basket of "sweets" with a note to my son congratulating him on the scholarship and that noting that it was a "suite" deal! VERY VERY NICE. Also sent up dessert and fruit before bed. Location is awesome on Harbour Island. Close to the campus and Riverwalk, and right next to the convention center. We self parked and it was definitley crowded, but attendants helped direct us to a good area to park. Gaspirilla Distance Classic was in town, and the hotel was handing out Gatorade and water to not only the participants, but anyone that wanted some in the lobby. They definitley take care of thier customers. No club lounge, but breakfast was fantastic including made to order omelettes. Fantastic views of the water. Tampa had a water main break occur on Saturday, and the entire city was under a "boil water" order. We received a note under our door, and the staff brought up LOTS Of extra bottled water to use. When I called the front desk to discuss what was happening, the girl that helped me was AWESOME and talked to me until I was comfortable in understanding what was going on. Negatives? It is a convention hotel and the lobby is plain and dated. I really feel bad complaining AT ALL about the room because it was amazing, but the furniture needs upgrading. Pool and area around it is nothing special at all. Limited space on the water, but they stiill could do more with it. I will definitely be here time and time again if my son goes to school here, and will choose this hotel again for sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Westin Tampa Waterside is a luxury hotel located on the Bay near the downtown business district, Ybor City, the Convention Center, the Times Forum, Clearwater Beaches, and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westin Tampa Harbour Island Hotel Tampa
- Tampa Westin