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Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3314 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i stayed at this hotel for 1 week and after 3 days my coffee pot was not cleaned and my sheets were not changed. i spoke with the staff and Candice did a fantastic job of getting housekeeping to resolve the situation. had no other issues after that. great job Candice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel has been recently renovated, and it even has soft water! The gentleman who checked me in was courteous, friendly, efficient, and helpful. I was frankly expecting much less, having dealt with OTHER HoJos, where staff was uncooperative or downright surly. Not here. The lady who checked me out the next morning was of the same caliber, making my... More

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Bielefeld, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this Howard Johnson for a 4 day trip to Tampa. We payed 45$ a night with a small continental breakfast. Right on Dale Mabry the real center of Tampa. Take a renovated room!! There are lots of shops and restaurants around. The nearby stripclubs don't disturb. It is around 10-12 minutes to the airport. The Westshore Mall... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for MetroCon 2014 with some friends. The rate was fair, the beds were clean and comfy. AC was great, and the pool was small but heavenly after a long day at the convention center. Front desk wasn't the friendliest, but who could blame them with a bunch of costumed weirdos running around. Free WiFi worked, though spotty. Good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Howard Johnson was very clean room..the staff is very good on giving out info for the visitors..the outside pool was very nice..I had a nice visit to Tampa & when I am in town I will be using this hotel again

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HappyHojo_STampa, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport, responded to this review

Dear tborowski1, Thank you for staying with us, it was a pleasure to have you be our guest at Howard Johnson South Tampa. Our staff appreciates your kind words and thanks you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We look forward to your next visit to the Tampa area. Sincerely, Vanessa Rodriguez Manager Howard Johnson Express... More

Elk Grove Village
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their driveway is tucked between businesses and is a bit tricky to get in. Not difficult but you do have to watch for it. We missed it and had to go around the block but don't let that deter you. My family and I arrived on the 4th of July mid afternoon. We were fortunate as our room was ready... More

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HappyHojo_STampa, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, It is a pleasure to have a Top Contributor of TripAdvisor take the time out to share your experience with us about your stay. Our staff and I thank you for your kind words about the staff and property. Your concerns about breakfast have been noted, and will be applied to better improve our breakfast. We invite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for three nights. The place was very clean, pretty landscaping, lot of greenery, not just the parking lot to look at. The bed was very comfortable, the pool was maintained, and the front desk staff and manager were very helpful. Good selection and fresh food at the continental breakfast. Reasonable food choices within walking distance. $10 cab... More

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HappyHojo_STampa, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you for staying with us at Howard Johnson South Tampa. Your time and feedback on your recent stay with us is greatly appreciated. Guest satisfaction is our top priority, and are happy to know you had a great experience while staying at our location. We welcome you to be our guest every time you visit the... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I stayed here one night. The rooms are clean and spacious. Nice front desk. The location is about a 15-20 min cab ride to the bars. Breakfast was average. I wish there was a shuttle to the airport, but there wasn't. A lot of parking space available. I came early and my room wasn't ready, so the employee put my... More

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HappyHojo_STampa, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, It was a pleasure having you be our guest. We value your opinion and thank you for your feedback. Guest satisfaction is our top priority. We are currently reviewing our breakfast menu and exploring options to make it better, along with other changes property wide. During your next visit to Tampa, we welcome you to come back... More

Goiania, Go
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196 reviews 196 reviews
35 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The place is next to some restaurants and you can do it by foot. To us it was like to feel the true american experience in this kind of hotels. It was the first time in a hotel like that and we really enjoyed. Bed was confortable and the bathroom was ok. The wifi was good and the parking is... More

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HappyHojo_STampa, Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport, responded to this review

Dear Cristiano, Thank you for staying at Howard Johnson South Tampa. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and the conveniences of our surrounding area. Our team strives to ensure all of our guests have the best stay possible and appreciate your time and feedback. We welcome you to stay with us again next time you visit... More

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Address: 3314 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport 2*
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Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Best Value Hotel in Tampa #46 Business Hotel in Tampa #49 Family Hotel in Tampa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are the newly renovated Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites Tampa. We are the closest hotel to Macdill Air Force Base and also within 5 miles of Tampa International Airport, Downtown, Cruise Terminal, St. Pete Times, Forum, and Raymond James Stadium. We fully renovated our hotel including a brand new bedding package in 2009. We welcome all guests to come see the new Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites. ... more   less 
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