This is a good choice for Tampa resort hotels when booking downtown. Improvements over the past ten or twenty years has really enhanced the Downtown Tampa travel experience. It is a fun area, that is why we picked this hotel, plus the Marriott points usage, to stay for a week vacation. All is excellent and even better if you can time your stay around one of the big events held close by.
Stay and play in the middle of downtown Tampa's Channelside Entertainment district. Walk to harbour island, Convention Center, sports forum, and Channelside Plaza. It is a sweet part of town to stay. Ybor is close and they have a nice shuttle to pop you right over. No car is needed when staying here, walk to the Convention Center and lots of cool restaurants.
You cannot beat the area for excitement, restaurants, and Walking Pathways via sidewalks. Cars really not needed down here either, which is a big benefit to those that are flying in to tia. I like all the bars that are close by the hotel.