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Old Jun 10, 17, 9:26 am
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sallyerd
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Programs: HH Diamond, Hyatt,Marriott,AA
Posts: 467
Originally Posted by aww3583 View Post
Stayed here this week. Valet service ($24) was quick and friendly. .... All in all, not a bad stay. The short hours on the lounge and the sub-par wifi service were disappointing. Breakfast and customer service were above average. If I were to visit Tampa again, I'd try skip the Hilton and try the Embassy Suites nearby as a comparison.
In the past year, I have stayed at the Embassy suite and at the Hilton downtown Tampa. My vote is now for the Embassy suite. I like the full suite that is roomier and the roomier free manager's reception area that includes liquor (Hilton Exec. lounge (EL) has no free alcohol). Hilton food/snacks were not good enough to overcome the hassles of a tiny, crowded EL. Most of all, I liked the Embassy views of the bay and riverwalk. At the Hilton, we were upgraded to a suite and pool view but had to wrestle with the FD agent for it (despite Diamond). Embassy upgrade view was graciously provided from the comments I wrote into the online booking form.
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