Stayed here for business, but came out a day earlier to save the firm money and to do a bit of shopping before the working week started!
So I was on my own Saturday night, I called the hotel from the airport to get picked up, and I discovered how lovely the staff are! They run a brilliant shuttle service to the airport and to the malls, and will pick you up from all too! The drivers were really good fun!
The Aqua Bar and Grille does good food (the breakfast being the most disappointing) I ate there on my own on Saturday evening, whilst almost falling asleep in my dinner (it was much later in UK time!). Sitting up at the bar is also good fun!
The room was a little bit noisy next to the lifts on level 12 and I would ask for a different room to 1212 next time, but as I had ear plugs it was no bother at all. There was traffic, plane and the lift sounds.
The water is hot, the shower powerful, the bath interesting (short and shallow), the haridryer turbo'ed. The bed is comfortable beyond any expectations, the HD TV great, the coffee machine perfect. There was enough storage for me for a week, and enough plugs to keep everything charged. The wifi speed was good enough to do everything I needed to.
I am a gym goer and I think this is one of the best I have used, there are 6 treadmills, 3 bikes (2 reclining), 2 ellipticals, 1 stepper and 4 mechanical weights machines, and full set of weights, with 2 different size exercise balls, and workout mats. Apparently they also rent workout gear, there are disposable earphones - just clever things to help their residents keep fit. I didn't use the pool or the jacuzzi but they are there.
Not only coffee maker with Starbucks coffee in the room, but also a Starbucks in the hotel itself. The hotel is a little way out of the centre but only takes 5-10mins to get anywhere on the buses.
The rooms were clean and tidy and very modern and new feeling.
Would stay here for leisure as well as having to for business! There are restaurants within walking distance and so you can dine nearby and not be in the restaurant in the hotel. There is a book in reception of the local restaurants - which we didn't realise until we checked out!
- Also Known As:
- Westin Tampa Bay Hotel Tampa
- Westin Tampa Bay Hotel
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