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Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa - Downtown Convention Center
Ranked #39 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“pk's graduation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

My son graduated on May 10,2014 from the University of Tampa and this was the host hotel. From the ease of check-in to the many amenities to the questions answered, the phenomenal staff remained extremely helpful, pleasant and cooperative. We would highly recommend this hotel for anyone staying in the downtown area not only for the excellent personnel but for the proximity of entertainment venues and the beautiful scenery. You will not be disappointed. Thank you.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John C
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Jason B, Front Office Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa - Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear John C,
Thank you for choosing Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown for your recent stay.

I would also like to thank you for taking the time to post your positive review. I am very pleased to read that your expectations were exceeded and to learn that our staff treated you well and you were happy with your accommodations.

We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to visit us again in the near future.
Best Regards,
Jason Bowers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

I highly recommend this hotel. Plenty to do and eat. The staff is pleasant and the is clean! But the best experience was Sammy The Bellman. Sammy was very helpful. He was always there when I needed assistance. Sammy you the man!!!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jason B, Front Office Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa - Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear William B,
Thank you for choosing Embassy Suites Tampa-Downtown for your recent visit. I am very pleased to read you enjoyed the hotel as well as the location and I appreciate you taking the time to recommend your experience on TripAdvisor for these reasons. I was also happy to hear about the great service Sammy provided. We will certainly share your kind words with Sammy.
Best Regards,
Jason Bowers
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Wellington, FL, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

We can not express how great our experience was at this hotel. Everyone from valet, to breakfast and staff all through out the hotel was wonderful and helpful. We will plan a return visit to this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jason B, Front Office Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa - Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear Alfredo A,
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown on TripAdvisor and for choosing to spend your time with us.

We certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Best Regards,
Jason Bowers
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Lutz, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

If you are attending events at the TB Times Forum or the Convention Center, this is the place to stay. The location is great and easy to get to everything along Channelside or Habor Island (walking distance). Short cab rides to Ybor or downtown. Overnight parking at the hotel is pricey ($22). Staff was friendly.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Jason B, Front Office Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa - Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear Heidi S,
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown on TripAdvisor and for choosing to spend your time with us. I am very happy to read you enjoyed the service you received and our location.

I do hope you will be returning to visit us again; we certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Best Regards,
Jason Bowers
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Tallahassee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Great downtown location,wonderful views and access to the interstate. Pricey parking, but close to the Times Forum. Breakfast was first rate and staff very helpful. Tampa had graduation that weekend, the staff were amazing.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with Embassy Suites Hotels

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Thank Diane K
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Jason B, Front Office Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa - Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear Diane K,
Thank you for choosing Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown for your recent stay and for recommending your experience on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to learn you enjoyed your stay with us. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back and hope to exceed your expectations on your next visit.
Best Regards,
Jason Bowers
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

WHY DID I STAY HERE? I needed a downtown hotel a day prior to embarking on a cruise. The rate was fair and you get a first class breakfast at no additional cost.

LOCATION: The hotel is adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center; one block to the Tampa Bay Times Forum (pro hockey and Arena football); and a short distance to cruise ship terminals.

THE HOTEL: The building is a 20-story atrium hotel. The front desk staff is friendly. You get to enjoy a first-class complimentary breakfast. There is a free happy hour with selected alcoholic drinks (tip your bartender).The happy hour snack consisted of two types of chips with salsa and cheese dips. Meanwhile at a recent stay at Embassy Suites in Sacramento, the snacks consisted of a big spread, hors d'oeuvres, fresh veggies and dips and other assorted goodies (yes, it's free, so I'm looking a gift horse in the mouth. Guilty.) There is a Starbucks off the lobby with an early opening. The bar/restaurant is called Trolleys (if you like your onion rings crispy, avoid theirs.)

THE ROOM: Typical Embassy Suites layout. You have a spacious living room with convertible sofa, an easy chair, ottoman, LG flat screen TV, a spacious desk/table with several chairs and several electrical outlets. The lighting is very good. The bedroom has two double beds, another LG flat screen TV, a cabinet closet with a safe. The living room and bathroom are divided by the bathroom and a wet sink area with a small refrigerator and microwave. As is typical with some Hilton properties, there are no towel racks in the bathroom. The towels are on shelves under the vanity; there is a hook on the back of the bathroom door. The vanity is elevated (a plus) and the shower head is good. The room was clean except for the carpet that had numerous stains and dirty spots that a vacuum won't correct. The carpeting was puckered in both the living room and bedroom. A problem with atrium hotels such as this is that lobby noise carries into your living room; you should be OK in the bedroom behind a closed door. The hotel is ideal for families because of abundant sleeping space and you save a bundle with the free quality breakfast.

GOING ON A CRUISE FROM TERMINAL 2? It's a 15-20 walk from the hotel to Terminal 2. But with luggage and possibly warm weather, I suggest you call Blue One Transportation at 813-927-3602. The cost is $5 per person. It departs from the back entrance of the hotel. I cruised on the Carnival Legend and left the hotel at 12:45 PM. Boarding the ship was a breeze. I waited in the check-in line for only 5-7 minutes and did not get herded into a holding pen afterwards. Access to the stateroom was immediate.

PRACTICING CATHOLIC STAYING ON A SATURDAY NIGHT? OK, I know this applies to only 10% of readers. You can attend Mass at the ornate and friendly Sacred Heart Church (Franciscan). It's a 15-minute walk north on Florida Avenue adjacent to the hotel. Don't panic if you don't see the church on the east side of the street as it's obscured by buildings. Saturday Mass is at 5:30 PM. Sunday Masses are 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM. If going on a cruise, I don't recommend the Noon Mass as you'll be "pushing it."

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jason B, Front Office Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa - Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear ChicagoKen60657,
I am very pleased to read you felt welcome to Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to share your feedback of your experience. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Sincerely,
Jason Bowers
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Franklin, United States
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

If you are looking for a place to stay in Tampa. Dont pay the extra for this one especially if you have a car! For what you pay in valet tips and parking you can afford the gas to drive into town. Not a well organized breakfast area, had to stand in line for 10 minutes to get coffee. Have had much better housekeeping at a much less expensive hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with Embassy Suites Hotels

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Thank Mark H
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Jason B, Front Office Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa - Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear Mark H,
Thank you for choosing Embassy Suites Tampa-Downtown during your recent trip to Tampa. I appreciate you taking the time to post a review of your stay with us.
I have noted your comments and apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. I would like to assure you we pay careful attention to feedback such as you have provided, taking immediate steps to correct any deficiencies. I would therefore hope that your experience on this visit would not dissuade you from staying with us again if your plans bring you to Tampa.
We hope to have the opportunity to restore your confidence in Embassy Suites Tampa-Downtown.
Best Regards,
Jason Bowers
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Property: Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa - Downtown Convention Center
Address: 513 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602-5419
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Region: United States > Florida > Tampa > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Green Hotel in Tampa
#30 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#36 Business Hotel in Tampa
#43 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa - Downtown Convention Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 360
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Connected via skybridge to the Tampa Convention Center, the Embassy Suites is the only upscale all-suite hotel in downtown Tampa. Complimentary Cooked-to-Order Breakfast and a Manager's Reception included daily. Next door to the St. Pete Times Forum for Tampa sporting events, concerts and exhibits. The Tampa Cruise Port is also close by for all Tampa cruise departures. ... more   less 
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