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Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Carnegie, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this Howard Johnson Express in February. I must say I was very disappointed. Granted it is an old inn & certainly not updated but the cleanliness in the rooms was very, very poor. I used lots of Lysol spray & cleaned many items before using them. The downfall really began on Wednesday. I had used all the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an early flight out of Tampa International and wanted to stay close by airport without spending a lot of $$$. The area looked safe, the front desk person was very friendly, the room was clean and the bed comfortable. Room/suite had frig, stove, microwave and sink. Good restaurants were nearby. My only complaint is the bathroom fan was very... More 

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Orlando
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bathroom were not clean. The tub and sink drained very slowly. The phone didn't work. And there were no blankets for the beds.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tampa is a bit on the expensive side.... The Howard Johnson, Airport South on Dale Mabry was just right for ease of travel between the airport and MacDill Air Force Base. The value is solid especially considering there is no charge for the internet, the parking or the breakfast. The staff was nice, the room was good and I had... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent two months there and could not have been more impressed by the professionalism of the entire staff. Customer service is the priority and the manager, Vanessa, as well as Candice at the front desk, lead the charge. Stayed in a king size, non-smoking room that was comfortable and very clean each and every day. If you are in Tampa... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worst hotel SUPPER DIRTY AND NASTY can't even explain how dirty this place is bed bugs, hair in the bed, cum stains on furniture, masking tape holds the breaker box in, and the TV is older than me. I've stay in hotels year round and this was buy far the worst and supper over priced I wouldn't complain if it... More 

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Edina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was obvious the bathroom had not been swept in ages. Didn't look like it had been mopped either. Furnishings, carpet, etc. look like original materials (1960s or '70s?). The condition made me wary to crawl into bed, and this usually doesn't affect me. Don't be fooled by the updated exterior.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

(+) location close to rental car company (@ TMP) for quick drop off near good food (Vinoepasta.net) service & amenities excellent customer service at the desk (bad driving directions though) clean room very nice new beds (Queens) my favorite soft towels, Wyndham branded extra kitchen sink, microwave, fridge in (2) Queens room swimming pool, outdoors (neutral) value vs cost $98... More 

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am an actual customer. Hello, I am very pleased to write a personal account of our week long stay here! My name is Robert from Canada. We used this hotel as a base for exploring the Gulf Coast. From the moment I met Vanessa, front desk, I knew how special a person she is. She took time to explain... More 

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