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Best Economy Inn

1701 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
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Ranked #133 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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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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Freeport, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

These are among some of the worst reviews Ive ever read about a hotel! I didnt have as bad an experience. Yes, when we drove in, the place did look old and run down. But, it was too late to cancel without penalty, so we forged ahead. The desk clerk was a delightful young woman who was so pleasant and... More 

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British Columbia
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2009

Our first night in Florida after a late flight, and not knowing the area, we just entered 'nearest hotel' into our GPS after driving around a bit. We're not averse to staying in budget hotels, so by appearance this one looked pretty good when we drove in. Didn't see anything to concern us at check in, and the room seemed... More 

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magmicro
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2009

Im a college student and have stayed in many cheap hotels/motels before but this dilapidated commode was the worst place I have ever had the displeasure of staying in. I actually can't believe I gave these people my money. To start off describing this mistake of a business establishment, when I pulled into the parking lot I was pretty scared,... More 

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New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2009

By far the worst hotel I have ever stayed at in my life. Totally disgusting and smelly. The entire room was damp and moldy. Even the shower made me feel dirty. If this is your only choice- STAY HOME!!!!

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andrealabby
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2008

We were so disgusted at the condition of the hotel and at the other people who were staying there, as others have mentioned, drug deals, etc. The crib we requested had mold on it and the pain was chipping off. The manager's little girl (about 5) was in the lobby while I was checking in and asked me for spare... More 

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Puerto Rico
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2008

My God, what a bad experience. From the minute you get close to this hotel I got bad feelings. This hotel is in a very bad condition, So dirty. Discuting. We had three rooms reserved at this hotel and jsut to give it a chance we did the check in but we were all scared. The minute we entered the... More 

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Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2008

This hotel was booked as a "Choice Hotel" "Privilege Rewards". This place might be great if you need to "disappear', go underground, evade someone, or plot something. Careful if you might need to make contact with someone in the outside world. Emergency messages cannot be conveyed to booked guests according to Yvonne at the front desk. She can be comforted... More 

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Auburn, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2008

I stayed at the Econo Lodge at Busch Gardens,Tampa,FL while getting my son settled in Tampa U. I stayed 3 nights which I talked to the desk person the first morning and aske if I could cancel the last 2 nights and was told no. The carpets are filthy white socks were black after walking in the room the first... More 

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Chicago
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2008

Ok, so my cousin booked this hotel online because the price was great and it was so close to Busch Gardens. Well you get what you pay for. We had a evening flight but due to the weather back home in Chicago we took off about an hour behind schedule, then when we got to tampa and had to wait... More 

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Northern New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2007

I thought Econologe was a good chain. Please, please, don't stay here if you value your life. I am NOT exaggerating! We attempted to check into the motel in the early evening. Initially we noticed the seedy area and were concerned about safety. We drove into the parking lot, but it turned out to be a defunct train (restaurant?) next... More 

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