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Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8610 Elm Fair Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610
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Ranked #63 of 158 hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pompano Beach, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel with a large group. We had over 10 rooms and every room had stains on the carpet. The rooms smelled musty, AC loud, bright street lights shining in room, elevators were slow, hotel staff was not friendly. The only positive thing is the location of the hotel. Our group will never stay in this hotel!... More

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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We take our guests comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We are very sorry you were not satisfied with the condition of the hotel. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, enables us to target problem areas. We welcome any opportunity to improve. More

drgoldin90
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This last weekend we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express near the fairgrounds. The location was perfect for us. The room was spacious and clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. Included breakfast was varied and everyone found something to eat. Appreciated the "to go" coffee cups. Note to management - you need better signage out front. It is... More

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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time share your positive comments regarding our hotel. We are happy you enjoyed your room and breakfast. Our staff is happy that they made your stay enjoyable. I apologize for the poor signage out front. Thank you again for your positive comments. More

San Angelo, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

As we arrive at the hotel was nice, we call front desk for an extra towel because we're 4 and the we're only 3, so Dorothy at the front desk ask my husband why we need extra towel if we just arrive REALLY? I think that was very unprofessional as a front desk person, that's why you there to help... More

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Wilbraham
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We stayed here on our last night in Florida. The hotel was located in a great area - close to the Hard Rock Casino - which we did enjoy that evening. Plenty of places to eat. Close to were we needed to drop off the rental car. Front desk staff were freindly and helpful - thanks for the cookies Monet.... More

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Florida PanHandle
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I got this hotel by purchasing an unknown property, all I had was a star rating and a customer rating... no name, address or details. I will admit when I saw it was near the Fairgrounds I was heart broken that I had taken a gamble. I thought I just hated everything in that area of Tampa. However, once we... More

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Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Monet is a wonderful Front Desk Agent - polite, friendly, offered us a warm welcome! This brand holds up to it's standards. Most of the staff seem content, but only a few stood out from the rest. Transportation to the Hard Rock is quick and smooth - a wonderful treat to save $600 and NOT stay at the Hard Rock!... More

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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments. I shared your comments with Monet and the rest of the staff. Monet was thrilled that you mentioned her by name. Please come back and see us again soon! More

Arlington, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

We was out there on a show from dallas tx, and California, nov 15_17 we was l lookin all over for a nice clean and friendly hotel, and so we found it Holiday Inn it is, this place is nice, clean, love there services, and friendly staff. . I feel like I was back at home. If am in Florida... More

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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback and comments about our Holiday Inn Express/Fairgrounds. Our staff was thrilled that they made your stay enjoyable. We look forward to having you stay with us again. More

Orlando, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Stayed here for an event at the fairgrounds. The location was perfect for any events at either the fairgrounds, amphitheater or the hard rock casino. The hotel offers a shuttle service to the casino which was a nice touch youth we didn't take advantage of it. The continental breakfast increased the value though the orange juice was bitter tasting. The... More

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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Holiday Inn Express/Fairgrounds. We give the utmost importance to our guest comments as they help us improve and continually provide the best guest experience possible. More

Florida, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Stayed here with my friend for the Coastline Festival. Super clean. A/C was kindof loud but I like white noise when I sleep so it didn't bother me. Only downside was no fan in the bathroom for those of you who don't like to listen to other people poop.

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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive comments about our Holiday Inn Express/Fairgrounds. We appreciate you taking the time to post your comments. Thank you, Theresa White More

Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Close to Bush Gardens. About a half mile from the entrance. Service was excellent. Shuttle service to the gardens on request. Nice driver, Rolando, took my grandson and I a bit early to get tickets. People on the desk were helpful with the small exercise room. Olive Garden and Red Lobster are next door.

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Tampa/Fairgrounds/ Hotel Tampa
Holiday Inn Express Tampa/Fairgrounds/ Hotel
Holiday Inn Tampa
Holiday Inn Express Tampa
Tampa Holiday Inn
Address: 8610 Elm Fair Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Tampa
#39 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fairgrounds/Casino is located across from the entrance of both the Florida State Fairgrounds and the Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre. We are also only a half mile from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and offer complimentary shuttle service to guests visiting there. We are conveniently located off I-4, less than 5 minutes away from I-75. If shopping is your pleasure, we are easily accessible to Brandon Town Center mall (7 miles), Westshore Mall (12 miles) and International Plaza (12 miles). With easy access to I-75, I-4, I-275, US 41 and US 301, our guests are minutes away from all area attractions and points of interests. Our rooms either feature one King Bed or two Queen beds. Guests can enjoy our outdoor pool, fitness center, free wireless & wired high speed Internet access, business center, and great breakfast with signature cinnamon rolls. We also have a few rooms with special jacuzzi tub for some extra relaxation after a great day in the Bay area. So whether you are in the area for the Fairgrounds, Raymond James Stadium, the area Beaches, Busch Gardens, or taking in an event at the Ford Amphitheater, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at the Fairgrounds is the STAY SMART location to be. ... more   less 
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