The Hampton Ybor is a good basic place to stay. Clean rooms, good service, and normal amenities from a Hampton. Location is the best part-it is near great restaurant and entertainment. The free shuttle for anywhere downtown is a great service to guests. Breakfast is very good. Having a heavy down comforter on the bed in Tampa was not suitable, but housekeeping quickly brought a lighter blanket when requested.
Having to buzz in from the street was a little disconcerting about safety but I didn't experience any problems with security.