Very nice hotel, very good location, but somewhat noisy. A review of Hampton Inn Tampa / Ybor City/Downtown
My wife and I spent three nights here during the Gasparilla Pirate Festival weekend and were very pleased with our decision. The location was excellent for our needs, just around the corner from the trolley to downtown Tampa, so we did not have to drive and park downtown during the festival.
The hotel is just over one year old and very attractive. Our room was excellent, very nicely decorated, quite large and very clean. Quality of beds is very important to us and our king-size bed was very comfortable. The breakfast area is large and breakfast was excellent all three days we were there. Coffee and tea were available throughout the day and fresh warm cookies were put out every afternoon.
Security also is excellent. The registration desk is right in front of the main entrance from the parking area so staff can monitor everyone coming into the hotel. The outside entrance from the street requires a room key to get into the hotel. Both elevators also require a room key to access the floors from the lobby.
The only negative thing we can say about the hotel is that it is somewhat noisy from interior sound. Many of the guests during our stay were teens in town for an international skateboard competition and we could hear doors slamming and background sound of TV's from adjoining rooms.
Overall, this is a nice hotel and we very definitely would stay here again.