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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012
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Vienna, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 hotel reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I stayed at this hotel during the Republican National Convention. I was working during the convention and my employer booked most of the rooms in the hotel for my company. I arrived late in the evening - around 1am. I was checked in quickly and efficiently. The room was a decent size. Breakfast each morning was the typical hotel breakfast.... More

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

Hello Debsfree7777! Thank you for staying with us and taking time to post your comments. It always helps to hear specific details about both positive things and items we need to work on. I hope you come back again soon! Theresa White, General Manager More

Jacksonville, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This Holiday Inn Express was sufficient for our needs. But for over $125 dollars could of stayed beach side somewhere, but my sister was a Hard Rock winner so she paid, I played. This particular property did have a mildewy smell but only in the halls I thought. The staff were very friendly. I especially enjoyed the breakfast, hot cinammon... More

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

Hello Brandon Guest! Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking time to post your comments. We appreciate the business and look forward to having you come back. Theresa White, General Manager More

Brandon, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed one night and were very impressed with the hotel overall. The location is perfect if you're going to a concert or the casino. The shuttle is an added bonus. Our room was clean, the staff was fantastic, and they had more choices for breakfast than I expected! However, the best part was the bed. You won't find the... More

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New York
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145 reviews 145 reviews
114 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Holiday Inn Express hotels are one of our hotels of choice but we were disappointed with our stay at this particular property. The hotel looks great from the outside but the rooms are very, very mildewy-musty smelling. Perhaps if we had had a room with an "even" number it could have been better as that was the sunny side of... More

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IHGCare, IHGCare at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Dear peanutsNewYork, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I am glad that you liked our location and you found our staff service commendable. Please accept my sincerest apology for the room issues you experienced. I appreciate you bringing this matter into our attention as this is our best resource of improving guest services. Again, I... More

Davie, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

I just took my son and his two friends to a rock festival at the Florida Fairgrounds located right across the street from the Holiday Inn. It was reasonably priced, although I worried what kind of neighborhood it was going to be in as it was so close to the Fairgrounds and it was reasonably priced (which is unusual for... More

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Newborn, Georgia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
32 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Super location! If the casino route is what you enjoy there is a shuttle because the casino is just a few minutes away and over the interstate. Complementary breakfast is standard fare ----gravy from a can, powdered eggs, hard boiled eggs, cinnamon buns, coffee, cereal, toast, etc... Average, but good and hot. Although they ran out of whole and 2%... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Dear garliclover101, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments. We’re happy to see that our location was ideal for your activities and found the hotel clean. It is our goal to consistently provide superior service and accommodations at our hotel and your feedback is very important to us. We apologize for any issues you may... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We selected this hotel because it was close to the casino and ran a shuttle to the casino. We weren't disappointed. The shuttle was truly a plus. It left on time, took us over even when it wasn't time for a run and all you had to do was call and they zipped right back over to pick you up.... More

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Fairfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Dear Tarisha,Our stay in Holiday Inn when we were at Hindu Priest Lecture from 2 June thru 10 June was very comfortable and hospitality was excellent.. The staff were very cooperative and polite, Also all van drivers have been excellent. Specially we enjoyed 4pm Popcorn break. Thank you so much for taking care of us. We have a very good... More

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Spring Hill, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

My husband and I decided to stay here for our anniversary and to have some alone adult time .........after JUST coming home from the Holiday Inn, I have to say that I will NEVER stay there again....the best thing about our stay was the shuttle driver Norton. He made our stay worth it. When we first got to the hotel,... More

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

Thank you for taking time to post a comment about our hotel. I would like the opportunity to speak with you in person so I can determine which staff members were specifically involved with your check-in process. Customer service is very important to us and I'd like to address this specifically with them. If you would call me, I'd appreciate... More

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

I stayed at this property for 9 nights, as part of a larger group. We had basically commondered this hotel for our own use, with approx 30 guests in total staying at the hotel. The rooms were run of the mill Holiday Inn Express (ie nice/functional) but what really made this property STICK OUT is the staff. Every single person... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really do work hard to make sure that our hotel is a comfortable place to stay for ou guests. I hope you come back and see us again. Thank you, Theresa White General Manager More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

Address: 8610 Elm Fair Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds 2.5*
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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
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#41 Family Hotel in Tampa #52 Business Hotel in Tampa
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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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