Huge, clean rooms (apartments!) full kitchen - great deal! A review of Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center
I was quite pleased with this facility - it is more like condos than a hotel - just a few minutes from the airport and the location is convenient to major routes. There's not alot to do in the very immediate area, so a rental car is necessary (a whopping $10/day from Payless Rentals at the Tampa airport) - but you are close to the major highways to go in to Tampa, over to Orlando or to head South. A good touring base.
The rooms are apartments - full kitchen, living area, bedroom, bath and dining table. I had decided 1 week was too long to spend cooped up in a small hotel room with my husband - after awhile you just can't take another restaurant meal - I'm glad I booked here - the staff is very pleasant, the rooms are well-appointed & very clean - almost like small model apartments.
There are no elevators, so try not to book on the 3rd floor if you have alot of luggage! We were fine on the 2nd floor - I had been worried about hearing people above or below me, but it wasn't a problem. The restaurant/bar at the clubhouse is reasonably priced with a sandwich/light entree menu - the food was above average not great, but OK with very good service.
I highly recommend this location if travelling with children - shop around for prices - we paid under $100/night.