Westshore Apartments by Barsala Tampa Florida Review

April 29, 2023


Westshore Apartments by Barsala addresses every traveler's challenges thanks to its curating destinations and affordable pricing. If you want a conducive apartment with intriguing attractions and a fascinating dining experience, these apartments are your best bet.

Their location is 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) and 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Raymond James Stadium and Amalie Arena, respectively. Tampa International Airport is close, 8.7 miles from the Westshore Apartments By Barsala, Tampa, FL.

Continue reading this review as I show you why Westshore Apartments by Barsala Tampa Florida is one of the best places to stay in Tampa, Florida.

The Westshore Apartments by Barsala Tampa Florida Review

Guests can enjoy this exclusive gated community's premium amenities and breathtaking skyline views. Minutes from St. Petersburg and Downtown Tampa, this apartment is in a great location as you enjoy lunch in a park or along the Bayshore and Riverwalk or Downtown Channel District. It also provides the ideal balance between business and recreation.

The apartments are less than a half-hour drive from the heart of Tampa, around 8.4 miles (13.4 km). Guests can enjoy the apartment's exclusive on-site amenities like a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, a well-equipped kitchen, a separate dining area, a contemporary living room, and a private bathroom featuring a hairdryer and a shower. Cash is the only means of payment for accommodation and amenities.

What else is there for guests to enjoy?

I loved that guests can leverage the units' fully equipped kitchen amenities with a dining area. The kitchen amenities include stainless steel appliances such as a coffee/tea maker, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, a kettle, a microwave, and a washer/dryer. The apartments have non-smoking rooms, a heated indoor pool, free toiletries, complimentary Wi-Fi, fresh bed linen, and towels.

I enjoyed other services offered by this Tampa hotel, like a complete fitness center, heated indoor pool, and well-equipped air-conditioning units.  

Any guest with a pet must inform the property manager in advance since pets are prohibited.

What Are the Property Amenities to Expect at Westshore Apartments by Barsala?

Here's what to expect based on my own experience at the apartments:

  • Fitness Center with Fitness on Demand: Are you looking to work out while staying at the Westshore apartments? The fitness center is open 24/7 for all the guests at the property.

  • Free Wi-Fi: I streamed my favorite content and video meetings without delays and glitches. Wi-Fi is available in public areas and is free of charge.

  • Pool and Wellness: Every guest can access an outdoor swimming pool and a heated indoor pool. I can come home from a long day at the office and relax in either of the two resort-style pools.

  • Family Rooms: Family rooms have a fully equipped kitchen plus a dining area fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, free toiletries, a private bathroom with a shower, and a hairdryer.

  • Non-Smoking Rooms: The property is smoke-free.

  • Air Conditioning: Accommodation and public areas are fitted with air conditioning.

  • Business Center: It provides the apartments with a work balance.

Westshore Apartments interior

What Are the Pros and Cons of the Westshore Apartments By Barsala?


  • There is free and fast Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Air conditioning in the public area
  • Easy check-in and check-out of the property


  • No events/parties are permitted at the property

What Are Some of the Nearby Places to Visit?

Here are some places I visited that are near: 

  • Port of Tampa
  • University of Tampa
  • Ben T. Davies Beach
  • Tampa Convention Center
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • The Upper Tampa Bay Trail
  • George M. Steinbrenner Field

How Many Guests Can Sleep at Westshore Apartments by Barsala?

The Westshore Apartments by Barsala can accommodate up to 6 guests. These apartments offer very comfortable and enjoyable stay in Tampa, giving me literally the best sleep I have ever had in a long time. The accommodation options for the apartment's guests include:

  • One Bedroom
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Three Bedrooms
Images of hotel exterior and interior


What Time Are Check-in and Check-Out at Westshore Apartments by Barsala?

The check-in time starts at 05:00 p.m. and check-out around 11:00 a.m. Depending on the apartments' policies and my travel plans, I can request early check-in or late check-out.

Is Westshore Apartments by Barsala Popular With Families?

Yes, Westshore Apartments by Barsala is popular with families that reserve accommodation. Family rooms are available at the apartments for guests traveling with their young ones.

What Is the Smoking Policy at Westshore Apartments by Barsala?

There is a strict no-smoking policy in all internal rooms of Westshore Apartments.

Do Westshore Apartments by Barsala Have a Pool?

Yes, Westshore Apartments by Barsala have a pool. Any guests who want to swim can enjoy the indoor pool.

Do Westshore Apartments by Barsala Have Parking?

No, the apartments do not have a parking space. This factor might put off guests with vehicles.

Why Westshore Apartments?

Looking for a place that has both indoor and outdoor swimming pools? This is it. I absolutely loved my stay here. It's even more ideal when you're in a group. Is this a place you'd love to stay in Westshore, Tampa? Do let me know in the comment section.  

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