Country Inn & Suites Tampa East is near I-4, I-75, US-301, Lazy Days RV, Hardrock Casino, FL State Fairgrounds, 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre, Busch Gardens & Tampa port. Hotel is minutes from Sabal Industrial Park, Ford Credit, Progressive, CitiGroup, JP Morgan, University of South Florida(USF), Verizon, Telecom Park, Hidden River, Moffitt Cancer Center, VA Hospital, Tampa Convention Center, Ybor City, Raymond James Stadium & St. Pete Times Forum. This hotel features complimentary wired & wireless Internet, business center, fitness center, Hot Buffet Breakfast, 32 inch LCD HDTV, 100+ channels cable, Serta Elite Pillow-top Beds, Fresh Baked Cookies, Sparkling Pool & more. Guests with pets and guests with disabilities requiring special room must contact the Hotel directly prior to their arrival to make arrangement & confirm their special Room. This hotel offers 100% Non Smoking rooms & Pets less than 25 lbs are allowed in a limited number of predetermined guest rooms for a fee of $25 per pet/night. ***This is a 100% non-smoking property. Guests will be charged $250 penalty for smoking in the room.***
All I have to say is I spent 5 days in Florida and most of the people I dealt with were rude or distant. Felt like I was bothering people or they were just tired of tourists. At this hotel I met Lilithia and she was awesome. The most friendly person I met the entire time I was there. I checked in at 1am and had some issues and she was patient with me. I stayed for 2 days then left. When I came back she remembered me by name.
The rooms were very nice and large. The breakfast had a good selection. The staff was very courteous and professional. The stay was a good value for the money.