It was okay - but not that horrible A review of Ramada Westshore Tampa Airport
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.