The thing that really ticked me off about this place is the internet. Not because it went down several times, but each time it did, I had to watch a video to "EARN my free wifi."I had to choose either a VW or Audit video to watch for 30 seconds, several times in one day. That, is not free. I don't appreciate it. Call it what it is: Free with forced viewing. Really lame.
The elevator: Around the 4th floor and above, it creaks loudly and seems to hit things as it goes up. If you're not a fan of elevators, you won't like it. It's a little disturbing. When you first get in, the DINGS of each elevator level passing are deafening. No joke! Not an exaggeration.
The floor I was on smelled like someone needs to steam clean the carpets. Thank goodness the maid covered it up my individual room on the second day with some spray, but it smells like a steamy shower that needs to be cleaned. Not moldy, but it smells like things I'd rather not write here. I did not report this, because the whole floor smells. It's just worse when one enters the room. It's a warm, gross bodily type smell.
Other than the odor, room appeared clean.
I'm not sure if hot water is for breakfast only, but in the lobby, there is a closed pitcher that says MY Morning Breakfast Water. ?? Does everyone only drink coffee? I was looking for some hot water to go with the tea bags at night.
Breakfast is the usual chemical fest, with only 2% and non-fat milk (???). Looks like someone is reading their 1970's nutrition guide. Then, activia, carbs, carbs, colorful carbs, some food I didn't even bother open. The only free breakfast I ever somewhat tolerated was Hyatt Express with their croissant-like egg and spinach like concoctions, to be fair. I stayed at a hotel with whole milk cartons, that was the majority of the takeaways.
The door to my room was really really heavy, and trying to get luggage in and holding the door open was quite a feat. At least I didn't hear constant door slams.
All in all, I would stay here again because hotels are on some kick about paying more when one books closer to the date, and saving when one books in the distance. I refuse to book like an airline. This one of the few with a decent rating and a decent value.
Also, the staff is nice and if they'd just make some very minor improvements, it could be really good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Comfort Suites near Raymond James Stadium is located near Tampa International Airport TPA and Raymond James Stadium. Rates always include a free hot breakfast, outdoor pool, whirlpool, fitness room 24 hour Business Center and Free Aiport Shuttle from 5:15am to Midnight. Located minutes away from Veterans Expressway, Dale Mabry Hwy and I-275. Area Businesses include Home Depot, Fed-Ex, CAE, Kesier University, Cemex, Barry University, Alessi Bakery, Jacobs, and McDean. Area attractions such as Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, Big Cat Rescue, Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa Convention Center, Straz Center, Mosi, Tampa Times Forum, Ybor City and Channelside are all a short drive away. Come and enjoy the Suite life. PETS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AT THIS LOCATION. ... more less
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