Nice winter break A review of Baymont Inn and Suites Tampa near Busch Gardens/USF
The price was right, but the accommodations were not as advertised on the internet. First, while the suites are roomy & the microwave & frig are very convenient, the hotel is undergoing renovations, so there was plaster dust on the floor where the paint was peeling off the baseboards. Second, it was hard to get hot water in the shower in the late afternoon/early evening---it wasn't ice cold, but barely warm---definitely not hot. The mangement was not real responsive when I complained---in fact, I was told "do you expect us to boil water?" Then I received an explanation as to how a boiler was not working. The response was to give me 2 meal vouchers at the hotel since they couldn't discount the room because I had prepaid through the internet.
Third, the hotel pool is not heated although it is advertised as heated. While the pool is very pretty & nice to swim in after you get in, it is very cold at first. However, the hot tub is awesome! Fourth, there is no lunch served at the hotel, which can be quite inconvenient if you don't have a car. Fifth, the food at the hotel, after the restaurant opens at 5 pm, as well as the happy hour, is great & lots of fun! Overall, I don't know if I'd stay here again---mixed reviews. Hope this is helpful.
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