Loved the Hotel, with Some Minor Exceptions A review of DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay
We stayed at this hotel for three nights in early July, 2005 on our Florida vacation. We paid $105 a night, including tax, which we thought was a bit pricey. Our room was above average in size and quality, and appeared to be newly remodeled. It was comfortable, clean and spacious, with a great shower and plenty of closet and drawer space. It included a kitchen and eating area with a table and chairs (which we never used). The view from our room window of Tampa Bay and the pool below was wonderful. I'm guessing that due to the angle of the hotel, most rooms had a view of the bay. We had two complaints about our room. The bifold doors between the bedroom and the living room were shuttered (allowing sound to pass between rooms) and did not close properly. Also, some of the hooks holding the upscale drapes in the bedroom were the wrong size allowing the drapes to sag at the top and allow light to come through. This was a shame for such an otherwise elegant room. We ate breakfast at the hotel restaurant on the morning of July 4th, and that was a big mistake. The restaurant was understaffed and disorganized. This resulted in long waits for seating, beverages, etc. The breakfast buffet was mediocre and a bit overpriced. (We paid for our breakfast, unlike some guests in earlier reviews who got it free.) Overall, we enjoyed our stay at this hotel and would highly recommend it to others.
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