Are you located close (walking distance) to where the cruise ships dock; near the Cuban section - great restaurants there?
No it's a good 15 minute taxi ride.
No, it's a ten or 15 minute ride. $10 through Blue Dot and you can book it through the front desk.
This hotel is not near Channelside where the cruise ships depart. Also not near Ybor City, the "Cuban Zone" you refer to
it is near the airport.
Get an answer from The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa staff and past guests.