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“Great place to stay - highly recommended” 5 of 5 stars
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Country Inn & Suites Tampa East
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   11551 Discovery Lane, Seffner, FL 33584   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Seffner
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“Great place to stay - highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

This hotel was awesome!!! The bed was comfortable. The room was large and very clean. We barely heard the truck noise other reviewers mentioned. The breakfast was great, where you made your own waffles and my husband loved the bacon and eggs. The receptionist staff was friendly. I am definitely staying here again when I'm near Tampa.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CountryInnTampa, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites Tampa East, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful response. It is great to see that we met and or exceeded your expectations.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Washington, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This hotel is a “must-stay”. We enjoyed the sparkling clean pool, superb service and lovely breakfast.

This is the best CI&S I have stayed at, having visited many dozens of Country Inns. Examples of the quality service started with receiving a polite call-ahead the day before to see what configuration of rooms our family group would like.

At check-in, the staff were polite and welcoming, and the property is in immaculate condition. In every aspect I could find, this hotel follows the quality system established by Carlson Rezidor hotel chain (the brand owner).

Little extras included a welcome gift, individual preparation of the room with “origami” shaped fashioned from the towels, fruit and freshly baked cookies.

Although there is a truck stop across the road, some noise is expected, and it is minimal because of double glazed windows.

This hotel is top of our list for a stay again and the staff try very hard with every detail. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms on quieter side of hotel.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CountryInnTampa, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites Tampa East, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
WOW WOW Thank you so much for the raving review. We try very hard to adhere to the standards set by Carlson, which is shown with the three President Awards we have received. I am so glad that stay was exceptional. I do hope that you will chose our hotel on your next visit to Tampa.
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Dundalk, Md
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I stayed at this dive on May 1, 2013. I was on a bus trip to go to the Hard Rock Casino. The casino paid for the room and trip for high rollers. I usually stay at the Hard Rock for free but liked the idea of the bus trip because some of my friends wanted me to go with them. I checked this place out on-line to make sure it wasn't a dive. The reviewers need to start being honest. It was the complete opposite. I guess the senior citizens take out their hearing aids to sleep. ALL night long you hear the tractor trailers go through every gear leaving the 24 hour truck stop. It is an extremely busy truck stop right next door. Not one review told me about this loud noise. It was the worst night at a hotel ever. Who cares about free cookies. I go to a hotel to sleep. Warning do not go here if you want to sleep. They can not sound proof the building. Even my friends said how noisy it was all night and they will not go back there even for free.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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CountryInnTampa, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites Tampa East, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
First of all the reviews that are on Trip Advisor are real and from guests who have stayed at this hotel. I am sorry that you consider this hotel a dive…….while we may not have met your overly high expectations we do meet the expectations of the rest of our guests both young and old alike. Had you bothered to read the over 300 reviews that have rated this hotel with 4 ½ stars you would have read comments about the truck stop whether good or bad. The traveler’s photos also show pictures of the truck stop, so you might want to read more than one review or do better research. If your stay was so horrible why did you not bring it to the attention of management so that we could have tried to fix the problem instead of slamming us on Trip Advisor.
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Wintrhop, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This was our first stay at this location. As Club Carlson members we requested an early check-in. We checked into the hotel in the a.m.. The early check-in allowed us additional time to spend at Busch Gardens. We had planned two days at Busch Gardens and were delighted to be able to add on more time to the planned two days. The staff were outstanding. Customer service was everything you could ask for. The rooms where clean and quiet. The food at breakfast was very good and a nice variety of items were provided. The truck stop didn't create any additional noise. There are local restaurants nearby.

We were recognized as Club Carlson members as soon as we arrived at the hotel. I would highly recommend this hotel to travelers in the area. You will not be disappointed in this facility!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CountryInnTampa, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites Tampa East, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
I am so glad that our hotel fit your needs while you were visiting Busch Gardens. I do hope that on your next trip to Tampa that you will chose to stay with us again.
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murrells inlet, SC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

the hotel is clean and the staff is very friendly.. I have stayed here three times on my trips to Tampa. Great location with restaurants across the street. The truck stop does not inerfere with anything. Once you are in the hotel you never know it is there. the breakfast is great with hot and cold food. There is coffee and cookies available 24 hours a day. It is located close the the Tampa Seminole Casino. for those who like to gamble. Will stay here anytime I come to the Tampa area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CountryInnTampa, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites Tampa East, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
I am pleased that you chose our hotel to stay in when your in Tampa. We are very proud of our hotel. I look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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Birmingham, Alabama
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The best thing that happened on this stay was getting called the day before we arrived with an offer for a free room upgrade. So, we got a king suite at the same price as our 2-queen room. As always, fresh cookies were there when we arrived, along with the quick, pleasant check-in. That afternoon we discovered my hubby forgot his deodorant - they supplied some at no charge. This location is very convenient - just off I-4, with a Cracker Barrel nearby.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CountryInnTampa, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites Tampa East, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you so much for the great comments. I do hope the upgrade to a one bedroom king suite met your expectations. I do hope to see you on your next vist to the area.
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Mascoutah, Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This was the first stop on our 10 day Florida vacation. Arrived late, very nice hotel, but it is tucked away behind a very busy truck stop. Overall the hotel was clean, comfortable, and our room was nice and quiet. Breakfast was good, customers service was great. I would stay again if we are in the area.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CountryInnTampa, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites Tampa East, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you so much for the great review. I hope your vacation was wonderful. Should you travels bring you back to Tampa I hope you will chose to stay with us again.
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Address: 11551 Discovery Lane, Seffner, FL 33584
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Location: United States > Florida > Seffner
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Seffner
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites Tampa East 2.5*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be our guest at Country Inn & Suites hotel in East Tampa, where our friendly service and convenient amenities will make you feel perfectly at home. This new hotel in the Tampa area provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere sure to delight both business and leisure travelers. Our East Tampa hotel is conveniently located near I-75 and I-4, not far from Sabal Park, USF, Busch Gardens, the Florida State Fairgrounds, the Amphitheatre, Hard Rock Casino and Port of Tampa. This hotel in Seffner offers easy access to downtown, cruise terminals, concerts, gulf coast beaches, and shopping in the Tampa area. Our hotel offers countless amenities like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, Fitness Center and high-speed Internet access. Make your reservations today and see what sets us apart from other hotels in Tampa Bay. ... more   less 
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