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The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk

#81 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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111 W Fortune Street, 275N Ex-44 I-4/275S Ex-45A, Tampa, FL 33602 (Formerly Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown)
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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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New Port Richey, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have never stayed at this hotel but occasionally eat in their small bar/restaurant where the food is fresh and well cooked and it is very conveniently located across the street from the Straz theater. However we took 2 friends celebrating their anniversary to dinner here before a performance at the Straz. We sat down at 5:15 and no one... More 

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BHgeneralmanager, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I've read and reread your comments over the course of this morning, and cannot write anything that could possibly address your experience and my personal embarrassment effectively. As the new General Manager, you've articulated my exact observation: WaterWorks restaurant has a very good kitchen team that is hamstrung by subpar to poor table service. I... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I started out lost as stated above, the front desk staff contacted a shuttle driver who attempted to give me directions however I was a lost cause after a couple of minutes he decided to come get me. Upon arrival I was treated as a guest, The first room TV did not work I was immediately offered another room the... More 

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BHgeneralmanager, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your positive comments and for personally recognizing Larry. I'm pleased the team gave you good service. We are all glad you stayed with us and hope you'll return again soon. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this hotel is the worst managed place I have ever stayed. I called the front desk twice for new bath towels and they did not bring me any and left me less after the room was cleaned. The bartender in the lounge walked out in the middle of a packed room and about 30 people walked out on the tab... More 

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BHgeneralmanager, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review

Seriously, thank you for your time and comments regarding your recent experience. I'm completely at a loss to articulate a response that would convey a convincing position from management or a reasonable plan of action to correct this. I'm the new General Manager here, and my most sincere response is that I am doing everything I possibly can to begin... More 

Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a enhoyable stay staff very nice particular ms eva great driver people person thanks eva for all your help when i come back to tampa i shall return to barrymore my room was clean as well as spacious

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BHgeneralmanager, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for your time and kind comments. The entire team appreciates your feedback. Thanks also for recognizing Eva. She is a valuable team member and I'm pleased she provided you with great service. Please come back and stay with us again soon. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was slightly skeptical with this being a older hotel and an old HoJo on top of that! But they have fully renovated this hotel. The lobby, elevator, halls, and rooms were all updated... Fresh paint and flooring... And the room was nice and clean! The bed was super comfortable. We slept great! My wife and I chose to stay... More 

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BHgeneralmanager, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive, enthusiastic review of our hotel. We have made significant progress in upgrading our rooms, yet still have a ways to go. The entire team is pleased that you took notice and shared your experience. Enjoy your cruise, and please come back and see us again. More 

Chicago
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel costs much less than others around it, and if you can look past the fact that it is an older property, this isn't a bad hotel if you are looking for something on a budget. The hotel was clean, the beds were really comfortable, and while this hotel is on the fringe of downtown there are restaurants and... More 

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BHgeneralmanager, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your time and comments. We appreciate your candid feedback, both the positive experience and the useful criticism. We are working on overhauling our food and beverage programs currently. Should travel bring you back to our area again, the entire team hopes you'll stay with us again. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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143 reviews 143 reviews
27 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checking in was fast, paying for parking is always a bummer and a fee I will never agree with so be prepared, we paid $8 a night. I was surprised to not have a microwave or a refrigerator in the room and even more shocked that their lounge area didn't have community equipment at least. The ice machine was broken... More 

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BHgeneralmanager, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for your time and comments. We appreciate your input and patronage. We also understand that there are many areas where we can improve as a hotel and a team. The hotel owners are currently addressing several capital improvements plans, one of which will positively impact the food and beverage areas. The entire team hopes you will come back... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Barrymore Hotel is known for its location on the beautiful Tampa Bay Riverwalk over the Hillsborough River. It is an average hotel, however, their housekeeping is amazing. I stay here weeks at a time and I have built friendships with the staff of the hotel. Although they are all pretty great, my specific housekeeper, Kennethia Davis, makes my stay... More 

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BHgeneralmanager, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for your time and kind comments regarding our hotel. We are all pleased that you continue to have positive experiences on your return trips. More so, it's a true pleasure to read your remarks about Kennethia Davis and her excellent service, her consistency and her smile. Thank you for recognizing her. More 

Safety Harbor, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is older, but appears to have been somewhat updated. Past reviews have referenced the hot and humid hallways and they were, but it's summer in Florida and I don't sleep in the hallways. My room was clean and the air conditioner worked so it was fine. The bathroom was tiny and there wasn't any counter space. I did... More 

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BHgeneralmanager, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review

We appreciate your time and positive comments regarding your stay. We are working on improving each area of the hotel--both the guest rooms and the public space. We have our work cut out for us, but are enthused by the plans. Thanks for staying with us! More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at the front desk were welcoming and very helpful. The location is perfect for visiting the downtown area and the University of Tampa. The shuttle was great, though you have to allow time for getting picked up on the return trip. The pool is large and overlooks the river. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We were on... More 

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BHgeneralmanager, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for your time and positive comments. The entire team is pleased you enjoyed your stay and ranked us tops during your college campus visits! Please come back and see us! More 

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