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Howard Johnson Express Inn - Tampa North/Busch Gardens

2.0 of 5
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This hotel was where we stayed for USF graduation. It was OK for that. The hotel is older and is showing its age, however, it was clean and served our purpose for a place to stay over while attending graduation. The price was right and that was the determining factor.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here back in January of 2013. I was so disgusted and disappointed. The only good thing about this place was the location. 7-11 across the street, McD's, Waffle House, and Jerk Hut only a 3 minute walk away. That was the only good thing. To start, the hallways on the first and second floor were both disgusting and... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The Good things I can say would be that yes it is close to all kinds of food places, it was quiet, the staff was helpfull, the beds were comfortble. Now for the bad things, first it smells terrible in the hall ways, No elevator, the breakfast is a joke (bagels, toast, cornflakes,fruitloops,pastries, coffee, apple juice, and orange drink not... More 

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The best thing about them is their location. Besides being a neat cozy and clean hotel, the location makes this place a heaven. A lot of food joints are available in the vicinity along with a mall. Busch gardens and Adventure Islands are also too close from the place.

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Orlando
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

wyndham i understand this property is a franchise but please go and visit and you will be dissapointed too

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