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Which Hilton in Tampa
We’re planning a trip to Tampa in early May and have come down to a choice between two Hilton properties in Tampa:
1 Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Tampa Bay
2 Hilton St Petersburg Carillon Park
I have gold status with Hilton which means it has to be a Hilton, and whilst we’d love to be on an oceanfront property (Clearwater Beach for example), the budget doesn’t stretch that far. What we’re having trouble doing is deciding which of the above properties would suit us better. Price is almost the same (Doubletree is about $20 per night more expensive), and both have fairly similar amenities. The major differences are that the Doubletree Tampa Bay is all suites so offers a wet bar, fridge and microwave whereas the Hilton Carillon Park has fairly easy (walking access) to a Publix supermarket.
We’ll have a car while we’re there so not too bothered about local amenities otherwise, but as I understand it the Doubletree Tampa Bay is fairly remote with no amenities at all nearby apart from a walkway along the bridge (down by the water). At least the Hilton Carillon Park has the Publix nearby and isn’t stuck out on a peninsula. We both like fairly quiet locations and prefer fresh & modern interiors.
Which to choose?
Thanks for your help!
[USER=4]@Lucky[/USER] would certainly have the knowledge of Tampa but anyone else feel free to jump in here!