I was in town for a concert at the Amalie Arena and didn't want to drive back to my home on the east Florida coast the same night. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and the room was great. I would stay there again. The usual downsides to a downtown hotel, like having to pay a lot for parking and no spots available in the valet lot. Also, the only way I could find to get from the part of the 3rd floor where the catwalk from the garage/City of Tampa building and the conference rooms were was to go down the escalator to the lobby and then take a second set of elevators to the guest rooms (I was on the 8th floor).
View Bathroom seemed dirty with mildew
The hotel keept us in good shape, as we had to climbe the stairs up to 6 floor ( the elevators were not running... ) And if you try to get some sleep, try a diffrent hotel, cause young guest of this hotel know how to party ..
Bathroom ceiling in bad shape
Great hotel staff, the rooms were comfortable and great location to downtown Tampa, airport and port.
The room was shabby and the shower didn't work right. The bed was saggy. The public restroom closest to my meetings had only one functional sink and one functional soap dispenser the entire 3 days I was there. The cleaning lady that serviced that restroom put the toilet bowl brush on the sink! Even with the deal I got through booking.com, the $ they ask for that place is outrageous. The restaurant was mediocre. Nice location. The free wifi was nice, but expensive to pay $18/day on top of the expensive room rate.
The Reception Staff were extremely helpful, let me have access to my Room from 0945 hrs on the first day and let me keep my Room until 1400 hrs on day of departure. Also it is very easy to walk to the middle of Tampa. If at all possible book a river view room (not much more $20 a night extra) these I think would have less road noise.
The club level rooms with river view are gorgeous! Located in between two bridges that light up and right in the middle of River Walk, it is a great stay. The club lounge has breakfast in the morning (eggs, grits, bacon, sausage) and snacks throughout the day. Bottles of water and soda cans available too.