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Historical Traveler Reviews Ramada Tampa Airport Westshore
I had my enitre family stay at this hotel for my wedding last month. Everyone had a great time. I worked with the sales office on a group rate. Perfect for me that the hotel had an airport shuttle that was complimentary - I didn't have to pick anyone up!
This hotel was great! The staff at the front desk was very helpful and always smiling, willing to answer all my questions. The rooms were nicely sized and just what I needed for my business trip. Durango's restaurant, located in the lobby, was so convenient and the food was excellent (even reasonably priced.) I couldn't have picked a better area to be in, with the shopping malls and other restaurants in the area I felt like I was in the center of everything. This isn't your typical Best Western, I would highly recommend this anyone looking to travel in the Tampa area!
Would not stay there again
Had a early flight out of TPA so we stayed here to avoid traffic from Clearwater.
Long wait to check in, only one person at the front desk on a weekday.
No bellman or luggage cart.
Gift shop only open from 8 AM to 8 PM
Airport shuttle only leaves hotel once per hour, so we had to leave 40 minutes earlier than needed. Seems silly considering it's only 5 minutes to the airport.
Our king non-smoking room was large in size and clean, but the bed sagged a good 4+ inches from the edge to the middle, making it uncomfortable to sleep on.
The "courtyard" serves as a echo chamber, so you heard every conversation and luggage rolling through it especially early in the morning.
Had no problem logging onto the the wifi in the room but it was definately not hi-speed connection to their ISP, I got a faster connection by using dial up through the phone line!
Worst Best Western I've ever stayed in, and worst business district hotel I've stayed in.
Okay due to the price
We had a early flight out after a weeks vacation and stayed at this hotel. We got a great deal through Expedia saving over 40% compared to the hotels listed rates on the website.
Check in was fine.
The elevator was the slowest elevator I have ever waited for.
The food in the hotel restaruant was decent.
The pool area was nice.
Our room at first glance was decent. We were unable to control the temp of the shower. The sink did not drain effectively. The toilet would not flush and on closer inspection the chain inside had rusted out and would not stay hooked. There was some type of stain all over the wall near the bed. And the ironing board was broken.
The hotel shuttle was effective.
The problems we had in the room could easily be fixed. They need to spend more time checking their rooms. This was not up to typical Best Western standards. I was disapointed.
Avoid Best Western The Westshore Hotel
Worst Hotel I have ever stayed at in the US.
Toilet did not flush properly
Light missing light bulb in room
Front desk does not tag luggage that they will hold for you. Anyone could pick up your bags from the front desk closet.
The room I was given had 1/2 eaten bag of potato chips in it from the last guest.
Expressed my concern for the maintenance issues at the front desk. The word sorry did not come out of their mouths.
Thank goodness I did not pay for this stay...it was compliments of AirTran. Go to the Marriott across the street.
It was okay - but not that horrible
After reading several of the reviews, I was very worried about this place. However after staying a week there, it was an okay experience. There certainly are worse hotels out there.
If you're looking for a 4 or 5 star hotel or any type of luxury, forget it, this is definitely not the place for you. At best this is a 2.5 star hotel, but more like a 1.5 to 2 star. It has all the basic amenities that you need. I found my room very clean and acceptable. Beds are not the most comfortable though. Staff were friendly enough although they seemed very busy, and there were always line-ups at the front desk. I'm not sure if that's because of staff inefficiency or that this place is popular. With regards to the electronic key card, the trick is to put it in and withdraw it slowly, wait for the alternating green and red lights until you hear a click... then voila, you can open your room door. Otherwise you'll just frustrate yourself.
Bottom line is, if you're just looking for a place to crash and you're spending most of your days out of the hotel, this is a good place for the price. If you're willing to spend more money (ie. double the price) then there much nicer hotels out there. Definitely a value type hotel.
Horrible experience, they lied about my credit card being declined because they overbooked hotel!
We stayed at this hotel in April of 2003, after reading the other reviews it looks as if it hasn't changed at all since then!!!
This hotel was an absolute disgrace. This was our first trip to Florida and after a long flight from Scotland (with two small children) we checked in late in the evening to dirty unprepared/unmade rooms and very unhelpful staff.
New clean rooms were allocated eventually after lots of hassle but the final straw came next morning when we went for breakfast, the breakfast room was depressing and that dark you could hardly see what you were eating!
We checked out straight after breakfast even though we were supposed to be staying another two nights, this wasn't even questioned on departure, the staff simply didn't care.
The advertising of this hotel is very misleading on the website (BestWestern), it is made to sound like a fantastic hotel, this is simply not the case. I will never stay in a BestWestern hotel again, this experience has put we right off.
Please take my advice and do not waste your money staying at this hotel.
Thankfully we did go on to find excellent hotels/service during the rest of our holiday.
Worst Hotel I've ever stayed in...
We booked the Best Western Tampa Westshore (Airport) because we had an early flight after a week out on the beach in St. Pete Beach. I've never had a more miserable experience at a hotel in my life. I'll admit I only paid $65 on Expedia, but I was concerned about safety issues in the hotel.
Check in was fine, the desk clerk was courteous. We went to our room and the elevators were very, very rickety. I've never been on a more startling elevator and I was grateful it was only three floors. The elevator permits slot on the elevator simply had a handwritten note in it that said "ELEVATOR PERMIT AVAILABLE AT FRONT DESK BY REQUEST". I'm not even sure that's legal, but I'd never been in an elevator that bad, and I wondered if it passed inspection.
We got to our room, and the card key didn't work. So we tried the other key we had 4 or 5 times and it finally worked. The door didn't have a tight seal on it, we could see light from the hallway coming in. The room was okay from a cleanliness standpoint, but the wallpaper was peeling in certain areas. There were also some weird watermarks all over the ceiling.
We requested a "KING/NON SMOKING", and the King was no larger than a double bed. They just put one double bed in the room and call it a King. The sheets were way too small for the bed and came off all night long, and the mattress was as hard as a rock. I'm 6'3" and my feet hung over the end, and it was not comfortable for my pregnant wife either. Neither of us slept well at all.
I sat down to watch TV, and the cable went out about 20 minutes in. Front desk said it was out all over the neighborhood, but I called the nearby Quorum and Hampton next door, both insured me they used standard local cable systems and their cable was fine. In short, the front desk lied to me, and then when I called down there later, they just stopped answering the phone.
The Sugar Bowl game was on that night and I wanted to watch it, but never was able to. Cable never did come back on. The ceiling had water stains, the walls were thin and at 10 or 11, kids started make a bunch of noise around the pool and kept us awake.
They also had a sign out front saying "NO HOT WATER TOMORROW AFTERNOON DUE TO PLUMBING PROBLEM". This place was a junkpit.
I've never left a hotel in my life before my stay was over, but I approached the front desk about it, and only passed because we had a 5:30am flight and only had a few hours left of our stay and had already turned in our rental car. I was on my way to the Hampton.
In the morning I noticed the smoke alarm light was out, and tested it. It did not work, clearly the batteries were dead.
If you need to stay in the Tampa Westshore area, stay at the Hampton or AmeriSuites if you need something under $100. The Best Western chain needs to look into this particular hotel for some serious safety questions, and very poor hotel conditions and non-responsive customer service.
Stayed in June, 2004. Descriptions found online are misleading.
There was no concierge and no room service. The fitness center consists of a tiny room with 2 pieces of gym equipment crowded in. Ask front desk to show you the room with the ONE computer with an internet connection. They will not tell you about it unless you ask. It is a small office with a desk, one computer and a comfy chair (near the lobby area with the couches) - this is their internet facility. At least the internet is free, if you can get the computer.
Maid service is extremely efficient - my maid even replaced towels I hadn't even used, every day. Elevators are quite slow. When I was there, nearly every floor had broken ice machines. Had to go down 2 floors every time I wanted ice. Pool was adequate. Shuttle service can be very unorganized...reserve shuttle for a bit earlier time than what you need. Washing machines and dryers on-site. Hotel is central to many city bus routes.