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The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
26 hotel reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I'd probably rate this a 4 minus if I could. Excellent location close to the downtown core and near the Riverwalk. We made use of their free shuttle to Ybor City and back from Channelside as well as to the port the following morning. The shuttle drivers and hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room had been renovated... More 

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

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to review your stay at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown Tampa. Feed back such as yours is invaluable in helping us to improve and recognizing what we are doing well. I regret that we did not earn full marks for your stay but I am pleased that enjoyed your stay. Thank you for... More 

Penetanguishene
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Free shuttle to and from Tampa Times Forum to NHL game. Right at the edge of River Walk, which is beautiful and a must do! The pool though was freezing!!! Big disappointment. There was a reasonably priced restaurant that was really good located inside. The rooms were clean and roomy but the hallways and stairwells to pool area need some... More 

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

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to review your stay at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown Tampa. Feed back such as yours is invaluable in helping us to improve and recognizing what we are doing well. I regret that we did not earn full marks for your stay but I am pleased that enjoyed your stay. Thank you for... More 

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We booked this hotel for a stay before a cruise the next day. Upon checkin I was told we could not as nothing was available. Fine, we went to get something to eat and explore. Upon return there was still nothing available so I asked if I could just go ahead and fill out the paperwork now to save time... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide with your feedback regarding your stay with us. I am sorry that you had a less than excellent experience. In addition to a complete overhaul to our housekeeping department we have reminded that front desk staff that taking care of the guest is our top priority. I don't believe anyone will have... More 

Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I'd read some poor reviews, but went against my better judgement and went ahead and stayed here, because I was playing a racquetball tournament nearby, and we got a special rate... mistake. I need a room for the whole weekend, but it's Thursday night and this will be my only night here. The halls and rooms are very outdated, I... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us. I am sorry that you had a less than wonderful experience. I am pleased that feedback such as yours has resulted in the complete replacement of the televisions, carpeting and fresh paint for both the guest rooms and the hallways. We are constantly working to improve and hope that you... More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We booked a cruise with Carnival out of Tampa and needed a place to stay the night before and after. This hotel was in a good location and had a free shuttle to and from the cruise terminal. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The Hotel is a bit older however for the price I don't think you can... More 

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

Thanks for staying with us! We're glad our location worked well for your cruise. Our property is preparing to undergo even more updates and refreshments, so stay tuned and thanks again for choosing the Howard Johnson Plaza! Tracy Foley, Assistant GM More 

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Address: 111 W Fortune Street, 275N Ex-44 I-4/275S Ex-45A, Tampa, FL 33602 (Formerly Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown)
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk 3*
Number of rooms: 312
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown Hotel Tampa
Tampa Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Tampa
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#14 Green Hotel in Tampa

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