This hotel is situated less than a 1-minute drive from Highway 60 and the Shriners Hospital for Children. Offering free shuttle service to the Tampa Bay International Airport, Westshore Mall and International Plaza, this property is well suited for travellers without a vehicle. This hotel also offers park-and-fly rates, which grant guests who stay a minimum of one night at this hotel up to 14 days of free extended parking.
Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All suites include separate living and bedroom areas, a wet bar, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a 32" flat screen TV, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a work desk and individual climate control.
Suites are furnished with one king bed and a sofaebed or two double beds and a sofabed. Select suites offer a view of the water or the pool. This hotel also offers suites that include an in-suite conference area for meetings or gatherings.
Wired Internet and Wi-Fi are both available throughout the hotel for an additional fee of $9.95 per day. Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available and service animals are welcome.
The on-site Galerie Restaurant serves breakfast daily from 6 am to 10 am. Room service is available from 6 am to 11 pm and poolside dining is also available from 11 am to 10 pm. The on-site Galerie Lounge serves alcoholic beverages as well as lunch and dinner.
Other on-site amenities include meeting/conference space, a business centre, a fitness centre, an outdoor heated pool, an ATM, baggage storage, coin-operated laundry machines, dry cleaning service, a gift shop and safe deposit boxes.
The Tampa International Airport (TPA) is 7 minutes away by car, while the Westshore Mall and International Plaza are both an 8-minute drive away. Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is 10 minutes away by car, while the Tampa Bay Times Forum is about a 16-minute drive away.
Busch Gardens, an amusement park and zoo, is 23 minutes away by car, while Tropicana Field, home of MLB's Tampa Bay Devil Rays, is a 26-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
Many guests described overall enjoyable experiences at this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial, and many aspects of the property received praise from guests.
Many reviewers described their rooms as clean, well maintained, generally comfortable and spacious. Many guests praised the views of the ocean from their rooms and a couple of reviewers said that they spotted dolphins from their rooms. A few guests specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable.
The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly, helpful and knowledgeable service.
Many guests described enjoyable meals at the on-site restaurant and from room service. However, there were a couple of complaints about restaurant prices (see below for more details).
Several reviewers really enjoyed the outdoor heated pool, and a couple of guests agreed that the pool area was clean.
Several guests found the location convenient for accessing the airport, while a few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. However, there were a couple of complaints about the Wi-Fi fees (see below).
There were a few common concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. A couple of guests complained about paying additional fees for Wi-Fi ($9.95 per day).
A couple of reviewers found the in-room climate control units to be noisy. One of these reviewers specifically mentioned that the unit cycled on and off throughout the night and he found it disruptive.
While many guests enjoyed meals at the on-site restaurant, a couple of reviewers thought that the menu prices were somewhat expensive.
gave this hotel an average score of 4.4 out of 5, with 93% of 749 guests recommending the property.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #56 out of 158 hotels in Tampa, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 372 reviews.