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Best Economy Inn

1701 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
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  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Checked inn and checked right out ! Went into the room roaches scattering everywhere,the room was filthy.The bedding was stained and looked like it was just used. just dirt everywhere no way were we staying there.Went to the desk was told no other rooms were available so we checked right out of that dump ! very bad neighborhood also !... More 

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Tampa fl
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The worst Experience Ever....I stayed For a Week and found to my knowledge that their were rodents (Mice) in my room...I had a very hard time getting another room of course the heavy lady...after going through hell...i switch rooms to find later that night i herd a noise on the table and found out their was another rodent in my... More 

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Rotonda West, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We stayed here from 2/15/12 to 2/18/12 i.e. 3 nights- I would give it a negative rating and would not recommend anyone staying her, we certainly will not. We had stayed here for a number of years when it was owned by Econo lodge. However, under the new ownership it has gone significantly down hill: 1) our room was never... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

stayed one week. remote for tv(with few channels) took four hours to be brought to room by staff. if staying by week you cannot have 'free cont breakfast' which was advertised. pillows are horrendous. There were so many ants that we went to the dollar store down the road and had to buy our own bug spray(we were told no... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

Don't ever go here! we had an ant problem in our hotel room. the people in the check in place are rude & could care less about you, the ac sucks! very little t.v. channels shower was FILTHY! you can still see comet (bleach) on the wall. the sink had stains in it. there were no outlet or they didn't... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2011

This is a run down facility. Many rooms are out of service; some even boarded up. It's the kind of place you look forward to leaving. We booked a week. They only accept cash and no refunds. The final straw for me was the card keys expired frequently. One morning mine failed at 7 am. The manager would not let... More 

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Simcoe County, Ontario
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

We booked this place looking for a cheap hotel the night before a cruise out of Tampa. We thought it would just be a bargin at $40 a night. They say it is close to the airport and turned out to be a $40 taxi just to get there. The clerk was nice and friendly, rooms are big and average... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2010

Well when you drive in it looks kinda bad. The hotel name has been taken off above the roof. Purposely or?? Anyway it was just one night and I didnt pay much. When I entered the room it was better. Beds were nice. Internet worked fine. Those 2 are important to me. Air also worked fine. Problems the toilet was... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Mo.
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2009

My Teenagers and I had a pleasant stay in a large spacious room that was very clean and had the pleasant odor of cleaniness with a hint of perfume/cologne. We were able to stay cool with the aid of the well functioning air conditioner. We enjoyed the large clean swimming pool and the free continental breakfast. The staff was extremely... More 

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Dallas, TX
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2009

Let me disclose here that I am usually a big fan of the Choice Hotels group, as they usually offer very good value for money, but if this was the first Choice Hotel I had ever stayed at, I doubt I would ever have used the group again. This particular Econo Lodge tarnishes their reputation. I will however continue to... More 

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Address: 1701 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 92
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge At Busch Gardens Hotel Tampa
Econo Lodge Tampa
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Tampa

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