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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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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2009

This Howard Johnson was not as bad as the last one. My biggest turnoff was the scary neighborhood and the booger on the shower curtain. It wasn't bad for just a place to park yourself for a few days. I would say it was adequate and served its purpose. Just don't plan on bringing the wife and kids. This area... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2007

While close to Busch Gardens, this hotel was located in an area that felt unsafe. The rooms had sliding glass doors leading to balconies with very unsound-looking locks. One wing of the first floor had the awful odor of a combination of a dog kennel and a smoker's lounge. The continental breakfast was lacking... a very very limited selection (gas... More

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Brantford, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2006

We were very apprehensive about the hotel prior to our check in as it was booked through Hotwire before I had read the reviews. When we pulled up to the hotel we found the office surrounded by police cars but were assured it was a civil matter and of no concern of the Hotel. We did request to see the... More

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eustis, fl
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2006

Sorry to say we wanted to save a little money since we would only be staying one night. Like someone else said you get what you pay for. We booked though Hotwire and were very disappointed by the hotel they said would be like a "La Quinta, Holiday Inn, etc." Hotel was awful. Not one towel was clean and even... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2006

It was OK for $54/night but felt a little uncomfortable. Only stayed one night. Doubt we would go back though. I'll pay the extra to have a nicer place. This place is rundown and old. Cracks in walls, picture missing from wall in room but holes were still there. Turnoffs: Person repairing brake system on a car in parking lot,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2006

This hotel was the worst hotel we stayed at in Florida. The entire hotel is run down, outside not kept up at all. The ice machine, the room safe and the lock on the sliding glass door did not work. There was a little chain lock on the slider. The room appeared to be clean enough but certainly not worth... More

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BLACKPOOL,ENGLAND
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2006

We were on our 9th visit to Florida from England. This was the third time that we have stayed at this Motel. Since our last visit many improvements had been made and this is on going. Congratulations to the Patel family for their efforts. From the time we arrived until our departure we received first class service from everyone. Well... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2006

After reading the reviews i was really nervous about staying at this hotel. I booked in and was met by a very nice girl on the desk who had me booked in in a matter of minutes.We were given a smoking room as this was all they had left but it didnt smell of smoke and had a new carpet... More

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Address: 720 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #125 of 158 hotels in Tampa
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