Im choosing 1 or the other, and thats that!!!
I checked out on expedia for a flight and hotel, as well as just a hotel
I decided on the howard johnson plaza, downtown. which was 109 a nite, just hotel. Or with flight and hotel on expedia it was 703 total.
I called the hotel and they said they have airport shuttle, they have free transportation to places within 2 miles, ( forum or aquarium if we dont walk). They have a pool. will get a taxi for us to BG, for about 60$ round trip, she said its about 15-20 minute ride.
They are in the finishing process of renovating the restaurant, its supposed to be done by end of this month. In mean time they have room service.. When the restaurant opens it will be a full menu with breakfast and all else.., we would pay for our meals,...so mid october it should be done and open.
thats what that offer is
the next hotel, is Hyatt regency tampa downtown
room alone is 189 a nite for 3 nites. Expedia has the flights and hotel for 802 total.......
They dont have airport shuttle, but tell you they are 6-7 miles from airport and it would be 20$ for the trip to their hotel by taxi. so that would be about 40$ or so round trip...
Their promo is a full free breakfast for 2 each morning of your stay... adults only. My son is 14 so he doesnt qualify for kids menu. and so we would have to pay for 1 of us to eat. which is still cheaper then having to pay for us all 3 to eat for 3 mornings. Monday morn. our flight leaves at 11 am. so we may not even have breakfast that morning, depending... we would have to be at airport at least an hr and a half or so, right??
So we would have 2 breakfasts for free for 2 days....
We can walk the 8-9 blocks to the forum and aquarium...
Now heres the question...... I guess you would all say its obvious, go to Howard Johnson plaza, im saving 100$. Im not going to spend that in 2-3 days of 3 people eating breakfast.... and they do have free shuttle from airport and they can take us to forum or aquarium.
How far of a walk is it from this hotel to those places? anyone have an idea?
Well thats it...... hyatt is smack in the middle of business & financial section and looks REAL fancy and nice.....HJ plaza is in a nice area, not as highly rated as hyatt, but still seems nice.
im going to choose from these 2 , and your feedback will be appreciated
Thanks so much