Thanks, Penny - - - I did a site search for Tampa and didn't find much... I was just being optimistic that maybe someone might have more information on staying in Tampa. I went ahead and booked at the Quality Inn at the Airport - mainly based on how nice and helpful the person on the telephone was when I called for information . . . I'll try to remember to post our impressions when we get back in December . . we'll be staying 4 nights, so we'll have plenty of time to see the good and the bad . . .