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Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   111 W Fortune Street, 275N Ex-44 I-4/275S Ex-45A, Tampa, FL 33602
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The only amenities our room had were sheets, blanket and pillows. We were told none of the rooms were supplied with anything as they are college dorms. Asked to move to a real hotel room and were told the entire hotel had none. We are on a floor with all college kids. Don't stay here - it lacks all services.... More

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the view of my hotel room. Had I known there were rooms with a fridge, would have reserved sooner

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 10 weeks during the summer 2013, great location downtown and close to the airport and Busch Gardens. The staff was really nice, ans the rooms were pretty good with microwave, fridge. Good pool, small fitness room, washing machine and dryer available.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure what hotel these people who posted reviews stayed at but it wasn't this one..Room was dirty, old and run down, toilet was cracked and tub wasn't clean. There were stains on our towels and walls. We left the next morning! We waited almost 2 hrs at the airport for the shuttle, that was already at the airport!!! The... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel twice .First night was the night before taking the cruise and two nights post cruise, Hotel has easy access from the airport. To enjoy the places or go eat at a decent restaurant, you must use the shuttle offered by the hotel, good service and available till 11 pm. The hotel restaurant has a very... More

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FoleyT, Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown-Tampa on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to hear what an asset our complimentary shuttle service within a 2 mile radius was for you during your stay. We strive to constantly make improvements to our common areas, rooms and restaurant and are very sorry that you found our summer... More

Ocala, Florida, United States
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334 reviews 334 reviews
10 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the last three days there, now we noticed that a lot of the furnishings have been cleaned up and redid. New carpet on our fifth floor hallway and room. We did have the coffee maker, but no microwave or fridge. However, the pool was clean, room was clean, no trash in the stairways, etc. The restaurant is working and... More

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FoleyT, Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your stay at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown-Tampa on TripAdvisor. We are so happy to hear how you enjoyed our renovations and shared your encounters with our outstanding team members. We hope that during your next visit you will be able to visit some of Tampa’s amazing local attractions that can be... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there in January 2014 for a convention and the hotel was full of people with the same business as well as students from the College. The shuttle service was outstanding, took us anywhere we wanted to go, especially April, she was our Rockstar!! I had a great time, my first in Tampa and would go back in a heartbeat.

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FoleyT, Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your stay at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown-Tampa. We appreciate the kind words you have shared regarding our outstanding team members. It is our goal to provide the best accommodations in the lodging industry today. We look forward to your next stay with us at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown-Tampa. Sincerely, Tracy Foley Assistant General Manager More

Tacoma, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi I'll never return to this nasty hotel ever again!!! First of all the room was stank and I seen a roach. Then as I go to lay down in the bed the blanket had piss stains and blood on them. The pillows was stank and also had some stains as well. The curtains was also stained and dirty!!!

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FoleyT, Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown, responded to this review

As the Assistant General Manager I am concerned when a guest has a stay that is less than 100% satisfactory. It is our goal to provide the best accommodations in the lodging industry today, and we regret that this did not occur during your recent visit. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience. We have been striving to improve... More

Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was very acommadating, especially Anita and Jarvis. Our room was very clean and nice and cool upon our arrival, on the 2nd floor. The beds were also very good. They also had a nice continental breakfast.

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FoleyT, Manager at Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your stay at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown-Tampa. We appreciate the kind words you have shared regarding our outstanding team members. It is our goal to provide the best accommodations in the lodging industry today. We look forward to your next stay with us at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown-Tampa. Sincerely, Tracy Foley Assistant General Manager More

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Address: 111 W Fortune Street, 275N Ex-44 I-4/275S Ex-45A, Tampa, FL 33602
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
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Hotel Class:3 star — Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown 3*
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The Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown is located adjacent to the David A Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and the beautiful Hillsborough River. The hotel is approximately 1 mile from the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa Bay Historic Center, Tampa Bay Times Forum, Channelside Dining and Entertainment Complex, and the Port of Tampa Cruise Terminals. The Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown offers a complimentary on-demand shuttle service from 7am until 10pm, 7 days a week. Popular Attractions include Channelside Dining and Entertainment Complex, The Florida Aquarium, and Historic Ybor City. Hotel Amenities Include:- All Non-Smoking Rooms- Onsite Restaurant, WaterWorks Bar & Grill, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.- Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access- Free Local Calls- Business Center- Outdoor Swimming Pool- Onsite Fitness Center- Complimentary Gym Access at Lifestyle Family Fitness- Complimentary Shuttle Service within 2 milesTampa International Airport is only six miles from the Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa ... more   less 
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