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Howard Johnson Express Inn - Tampa North/Busch Gardens

2.0 of 5
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Savannah, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A party of 5 to stay for 2 nights in 2 rooms prior to a cruise. We had another hotel reservations but they fell through and found this hotel after midnight after numerous calls to find a vacancy. So, we were desperate. And I paid the price. The whole place was dirty, rundown with peeling paint, loose carpet that was... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The hotel was in a bad neighborhood. The room wasnt clean, there was hair in the tub. the phone didnt't work. It wasnt a pleasant experience. the continental breakfast was a joke. There wasn't even any cereal. I expected more from Howard Johnson.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We arrived to find the clerk had everything ready for our free night. He was very pleasant. The room was nice, but the bath was terrible. There was a 5 1/2 inch slit in the bottom of the tub which caused us not to use the shower in fear of causing damage to the floor under the tub. The WIFI... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

You never know what kind of neighborhood you are staying in until you arrive. The area was very noisey, The hotel was located close to the street. cars driving by were reving their engines loudly late at night. the manager refused to change rooms when requested. the other guests across the hall were loud as well. We changed hotels the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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 January 10, 2015

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 January 2, 2015

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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