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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We tire of staying in cookie-cutter hotels and enjoy small inns and historical properties so were happy to find this place. We were back in Tampa for the Women's Final Four, having been once before the first time also for the WFF. (We stayed at the Hampton Inn, Ybor City then.) The lobby is beautiful and our room had nice,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

i really had hope for this historic hotel. The grand ball room has such potential for being a gracious place to basque in the splendor of former glory days. The hotel nickel and dimes. I was lucky to be given a bandaid and a fan. The AC went out. I needed a fan in the room for the bargain rate... More 

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

I'm so sorry to hear that you got your finger caught in the door! I hope it's healing up well. Typically, we are all very accommodating, so it sounds like you caught us off our mark. You deserve courteous, helpful service when you stay with us -- we'll do the best we can to improve. Sincere apologies, Tessa Shiver (Owner) More 

florida
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Cheryl at the desk is amazing. Lovely place, comfy room, great price too. Breakfast just different enough to be interesting. So different, huge lobby with chandelier, very cool. Nice spacious king room.

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

I'll be sure to let Cheryl know you gave her a shout-out -- she'll love to hear it. I'd have to agree with you about the lobby -- I think it's cool, too! Hope to see you again! Best wishes, Tessa Shiver (Owner) More 

Quebec, Canada
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136 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We stayed one night in this magnificent hotel. Decor is really something,art nouveau lamps,wood paneling peio furniture and excellent breakfast.too bad it will close in the fall! We would have loved to stay longer!

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

That's what we like to hear! Thanks for sharing your excellent experience with us. We hope to have another chance to host you! Best wishes, Tessa Shiver (Owner) More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The hotel was beautiful and well decorated. Our room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was free and nothing over the top, but more than adequate for a free hotel breakfast. The location is great and within walking distance of great restaurants and night life in Ybor City. Parking is on-site and was readily available... More 

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

Spacious, clean and comfortable -- we couldn't ask for a better review than that right there, Sherrie. Thank you so much! I hope we have the chance to host you again in the future. All the best, Tessa Shiver (Owner) More 

Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Stayed here before our cruise in the Summer. We loved the old charm of the hotel and the air con was great for our British temperature setting! The staff were great, not too in your face but would always help if needed. The included breakfast was just what one would need before heading to explore and we especially enjoyed the... More 

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

It's great to see you had such an excellent stay with us this past summer. Isn't it the perfect place to wait for the start of your cruise?! Hope you had a great time, and I hope to see you again soon! Until next time, Tessa Shiver (Owner) More 

Pickerington
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had an unexpected delay getting off of our cruise ship when the bay was fogged in and we spent the night in Ybor City. We chose this place because it is historical and different. The location is perfect. The first floor room was huge.

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

Sorry about your unexpected cruise delay, but I'm so glad to see we were able to turn your day around and make it into another wonderful part of your vacation. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review, and I hope we have the chance to host you again! All the best, Tessa Shiver... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is the place to stay if you want to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of historic Ybor City. The hotel is at one end of the trendy neighborhood. The tourist trolley is just a short walk and the restaurants, bars, tattoo parlors and the few remaining cigar manufacturers are nearby. The hotel staff seemed courteous but virtually invisible during... More 

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

So happy that you enjoyed our little historic district that is so dear to us. We are a small Inn, so a lot of times there is only one person that is working. They may not be visible to you because they are helping a guest in another area. I am sorry that you did not like the bed, we... More 

Estes Park, Colorado
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stay here after a cruise and explore Ybor City and took the trolley around Tampa. Many good restaurants nearby, great history museum, and fun places to see. We had two rooms one a double queen and one king. Our king was the nicer of the two, The queen 305 was dark with only a small window facing a brick... More 

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

I hope you enjoyed visiting all the restaurants and museums while you stayed with us. We always want to make sure our guests have a great stay, and getting specific feedback is very helpful. Thanks for letting us know about the lighting in one of your rooms. I'll be sure to look into that right away. Until next time, Tessa... More 

Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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