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Howard Johnson Express Inn - Tampa North/Busch Gardens

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   720 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612
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  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Altamonte Sprin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to come to Tampa to take care of business. My husband and I decide to stay here because it was right off the interstate. Big mistake.. There were bums hanging around outside. The ac was rusted out and kept going off and on, there were roaches crawling across the dresser, the toilet would not flush properly and the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying I have NEVER left a hotel that I had pre-booked.... NEVER. My husband booked this for three days and we made it through one. Furniture was badly stained, room was supposed to be no smoking but it smelled like cigarette smoke and mold, hair dryer was missing the front protective grille and also had a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had no idea this place would be soooo bad. We fought roaches all night and my son was bitten in the bed while sleeping. WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!!!!!

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Vernon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just needed someplace to stay for one night to be close to work the next morning. This was the cheapest but the most disgusting place I've ever stayed! My room was 'non'smoking yet reeked of cigarette smoke and there was a cigarette filter on the floor. There was hair on the bathroom floor, what looked like small 'shells' on... More 

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Jonesboro
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Woke up to yelling at 4am. As person was getting kicked out, we then saw their stuff outside the doorway as I headed out to work followed by police and ambulance out front. My boyfriend commented the tap in shower would not give hot water and he complained to front desk and they assured him the maintenance man would be... More 

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Rhinelander
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is without a doubt the worst motel we have ever stayed in. We don't mind older, not-so-modern motels, but this was not just old. It was filthy! When we got to our room we were surprised to see the door to the balcony wide open. We're guessing that was to try to air out the horrible moldy smell. We... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was the nastiest place I've ever stayed at. It was filthy dirty. There was black mold on the ceilings. It smelled horrible. The noise is so bad you cannot sleep. This place should be condemned and torn down. Howard Johnson should be ashamed that they are even associated with this dump.

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Address: 720 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn - Tampa North/Busch Gardens 2*
Number of rooms: 68
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