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Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport

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3314 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Location is great & Danielle at front desk was knowledgeable & very accommodating. She brought a crib up right away & even helped with luggage. Room was clean and spacious & nice to have the cooktop & sink in kitchenette. Kitchen floor needed a good scrubbing but otherwise very clean. Downside: no working vending machine, no high chair or booster... More 

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

Dear Ellen S, We appreciate you taking the time out to write this very detailed, and helpful review. On a positive note I am delighted to hear that you found our staff knowledgeable and accommodating, and our rooms clean and spacious. I am also relieved to hear that the problem with the waffle machine was resolved quickly, and I am... More 

Oak Grove, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We did have a screw come loose on our door the first day but they quickly moved us into another room. The breakfast was a large variety. Yes the internet was a bit slow but on par with Hotel internet. The staff was really friendly and the location was extremely convienient to get to the major freeways.

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Magazine, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The night shift front desk personnel were well informed and helped me find the place even when I got lost on the way from the airport. I was in a standard room with a relatively hard full size bed, and could hear commotion outside fairly easily. Breakfast was the standard pastry and cold boiled egg. Room was clean and orderly,... More 

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Jacksonville NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Basic hotel. Could use some rehab. The electronic key took three or four times to work. The shower handle was loose and would slide to the hottest position while showering. Room was clean, front desk personnel were very receptive and helpful. Internet was great.

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Jenks, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

great location, faboulous staff staff. the bathroom was a total dissaster after taking a shower need updating quick. a 4 star due to staff. breakfast ok.

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Carnegie, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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 March 5, 2015

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

Dear Bobby K, Thank you taking the time to review your stay with us here at the Howard Johnson. I am very sorry to hear that we fell short of your expectations. That certainly isn't our standard. Our guests' satisfaction is very important to us. The issues you mentioned have been addressed and resolved. We do have 24 hour on... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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