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Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn

1915 Republica de Cuba, Tampa, FL 33605
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our wedding there in the summer of 2014. beautifully decorated, food was good guests had a good time. The problem is the management doesnt care once the credit card is charged. drinks were supposed to be $5-$8. Almost half our drinks were charged at $10. We asked for 2 staging rooms prior to the wedding for everyone to... More 

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Tessa S, Owner at Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn, responded to this review

Brian, Not only have I spoken to you and your wife on this matter several times, we have also gone through the credit card "court", when you challenged the charges. Your contract, which you signed, was very thorough in the room fee's. It even spelled out the two rooms you are speaking of and the rates. The BEO (banquet event... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently stayed at the DV on MLK weekend. The hotel itself is amazing. Beautifully restored, the lobby and stairways took our breath away. The room itself also was very beautiful. Crystal chandelier, period chairs, comfy (if squeaky) bed and a massive bathroom which could have been a room in and of itself. Hot water was great,... More 

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Tessa S, Owner at Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn, responded to this review

You've made a good note here, that's for sure -- our city is a colorful place, and sometimes it's just nice to relax within it. I really appreciate the vote of confidence and hope we'll see you the next time you're in the area. Take care! Warm wishes, Tessa Shiver (Owner) More 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a change of scenery and weather but a low key New Year escape as my husband's hip had just been replaced. I was driver and porter (flying to the Caribbean was out of the question) so we chose Tampa as a reasonable road trip. Exploring the area on line and in tour books we decided on historic Ybor... More 

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Tessa S, Owner at Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn, responded to this review

I'm so, so happy we could make you feel a world apart for New Years! It means the world that you'd get back in touch after your stay. Let me know if you decide to take another trip to Ybor City -- we'd love to see you again! All the best, Tessa Shiver (Owner) More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Great venue...terrible management. Communication lacking. Short term memory. Just sad when there's good people out there...wouldn't recommend. Obviously we weren't the only ones after the whole debacle

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Tessa S, Owner at Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn, responded to this review

As I said on Yelp, Karen, I'm incredibly sorry this was the case -- everything regarding your stay and event should have been transparent, and I wish that'd been the case. Again, if you'd like to get in touch to talk about this further, I'd be happy to chat. All the best, Tessa Shiver (Owner) More 

Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Check in went quickly. The room was appointed nicely and had two complimentary water bottles. There is no coffee/tea maker in the room. In the morning there was a fantastic hot frittata alongside the continental breakfast. The hotel is beautiful and suited our needs perfectly that weekend.

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Tessa S, Owner at Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn, responded to this review

I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay, Lilirey -- it sounds like the room and breakfast made for a perfect complement to your stay. I hope you'll come back to see us the next time you travel to Tampa! Stay in touch. Happy holidays, Tessa Shiver (Owner) More 

Clearwater, Florida, USA
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I booked this hotel as romantic getaway in Ybor while we were there for a friend's wedding on Oct. 18th. The exterior looked a bit rundown, but the lobby and room were both charming. The bed was a bit uncomfortable (I could feel the springs), but it seemed like a quiet, vintage hotel so it wasn't a big deal. With... More 

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Tessa S, Owner at Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn, responded to this review

Tina, a romantic getaway should be just that -- a getaway -- and I'm so sorry one of our events put a damper on your weekend. Usually at check in we tell each guest about the goings on for the evening, I am sorry that they did not tell you. This was an unfortunate oversight and definitely not how I... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

I fell in love with this hotel after coming here on a tour last year. I booked two nights on October 17th and 18th ( booked back In July) for a weekend getaway with my boyfriend for my birthday. Friday night was great. Quiet and peaceful and the hotel room was perfect, the bed was firm but comfy! We stayed... More 

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Tessa S, Owner at Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn, responded to this review

Melinda, I am so incredibly sorry that this happened. You're absolutely right -- the oversight about your check-out time is inexcusable, and I can see how frightening that might be. I'll be talking to the staff on this point to ensure it never happens again. As far as the event goes, I'm sorry we weren't more candid about the hotel's... More 

Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The hotel was old but not charming. Not worth the money,i would have rathered stayed at a holiday inn. The placed seemed under staffed and not kept. The Breakfast was terrible - old muffins and stale beagles. Would not recogmend it. Had a musty smell too. Seemed like a bad part of town too.

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Tessa S, Owner at Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn, responded to this review

Jasmine, I'm so disappointed to see you felt this way. Our staff should be present and helpful whenever you need them, and your breakfast should have been delicious. Honestly, I'm surprised to hear you experienced otherwise. That said, I'll follow up with the team to ensure this isn't a problem in the future. All the best, Tessa Shiver (Owner) More 

North Port, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I found this hotel during a walking tour of Ybor City, we stopped in for a short visit and look around. The hotel is not massive, however not small either, full of local history and gives you a chance to live 100 years ago. Han an appointment in Tampa the next week and booked a room for one night. Rooms... More 

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Tessa S, Owner at Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn, responded to this review

What a great way to see us for the first time! It sounds like you loved our historic feel, and I'm so happy that you're headed our way for a second visit. Maybe you'll get a chance to meet more of our residents on your next stay... fingers crossed! All the best, Tessa Shiver (Owner) More 

Lutz FL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We've lived here 43 years and only heard of this fabulous place a year ago. They need PR! It's close to being a boutique hotel in that it's personal, unique (Cuban-think great woods here) to the area and anxious to please. A place where the wedding/guests feel like they're staying in an overlarge home which includes bridal suite and hospitality... More 

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Tessa S, Owner at Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn, responded to this review

It's so wonderful to hear that we could be a part of your big day! It sounds like your room and our amenities fit your needs perfectly. Thank you so much for leaving this lovely review with details on your stay -- it's always helpful for our incoming guests. Hope to see you back for your anniversary! All the best,... More 

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Address: 1915 Republica de Cuba, Tampa, FL 33605
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
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#11 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
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