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Doubletree Guest Suites Tampa

This is a 3 star hotel in Tampa
3050 North Rocky Point Drive West, Tampa, FL, U.S.A.
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Waterfront location, free shuttle service to the airport, on-site pool
Pros 
  • Free parking and free airport shuttle service
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • Many reviewers praised views of the ocean from their rooms
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the airport
Cons 
  • A couple of guests complained about the additional fees for Wi-Fi ($9.95 per day)
  • A couple of reviewers found the in-room climate control unit noisy
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Jun 10, 2013
Overview
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)
The Good
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).

The Bad
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.
Expedia.ca 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.

Guest Reviews

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101.17 USD - 0.00 USD Doubletree Guest Suites Tampa
Rating:
6.4
Fair
Ranking:
#28
Out of 126 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.4 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 4
No. of guest comments: 4
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #28 out of 126 hotels in Tampa ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Old and musty, needs renovation in my opinion.
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Steve from Beech Mountain, NC US rated Doubletree Guest Suites Tampa 2 out of 10 on June 21, 2012
Staying at this hotle i s always relaxing.
"The room was clean and spacious. the service was great except i think the bartender could use a persaonality. i think the bar would be busier. the girl acted like it was a chore for her to be working. the waiter was nice and so was room service."
Diane from Brooksville, FL US rated Doubletree Guest Suites Tampa 10 out of 10 on September 26, 2010
Verified Guest from West Palm Beach, FL US rated Doubletree Guest Suites Tampa 10 out of 10 on June 22, 2010
"The Staff was friendly and helpful. I found it unusual that the food service and the bug control (pesticides) both used the public elavator. Restaurant food is bad. Location and pool nice. Rooms are renovated and fairly roomy."
Barry from Palm Beach Gardens, FL US rated Doubletree Guest Suites Tampa 8 out of 10 on June 15, 2004

Amenities

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Doubletree Guest Suites Tampa

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • News Stand
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Golf Course (nearby)
  • Photocopier
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Self Laundry

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Listing Type Place
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Postal Code 33607
Telephone (813) 888-8800


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