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“One of the best CIS I've been to” 4 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
Woodbridge, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“One of the best CIS I've been to”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

All of the positive reviews of this hotel are correct. I've been to several CIS locations and this one is at the top of the list. Here's the simple list of why:

1. Great location in Tampa: 20 mins from the airport, right next to the on-ramps for east/west travel, 15 mins to Busch Gardens, gas station next door.
2. Good, consistent breakfast day-to-day
3. Friendly, pleasant staff
4. Clean linens, comfortable bed
5. Light in the ceiling of the shower (not just the bathroom but the shower itself). Nice touch I thought.
6. For Club Carlson members: free snack-filled gift at check-in, free room upgrade

This will be my go-to hotel in Tampa for some time. You can feel good about making a reservation here and expecting your stay to be pleasant.

Room Tip: Room #312 overlooks the front parking lot and gives a slight view of the highway so you can assess t...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, November 12, 2013
I am so glad to see that you are your go to hotel when in Tampa. Thank you so much for the great review.
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  • 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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Kennesaw, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Always a nice place to stay! We've been here a few times; staff is always very friendly.
And I love that Country I&S has gone to using real plates instead of the paper/Styrofoam that Holiday Inn Express uses. I'm glad CIS cares for the environment.

Next time we stay, I hope we'll be pickin' up our RV from Lazy Days!!!!!

Room Tip: At first we chose the suite type - where there is a door to the bedroom. My husband thought he'd...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, November 12, 2013
Thank you for the great review. I hope that a new RV is in your future.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Spent one night at this very pleasant inn. The check in was smooth & efficient. The front desk clerk, Christi was friendly and printed directions to a local destination. Fortunately, she did as our GPS failed.
Our room was more than adequate, clean and furnishing updated.
The freshly baked cookies were delicious and had 4 choices.
Complimentary breakfast was varied; something for everyone. Only complaint, the pillows were small & lumpy!
Overall, it was a short and pleasant stay. We would definitely stay here in the future.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, November 12, 2013
Thank you for the great review. I will pass your comments on to Christi.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Very great price for this great Inn. Staff, facilities, and food were top notch.

The staff was very friendly and helpful. All requests were greeted warmly and rapidly.

The complimentary breakfast was better than most similar hotels. The variety was good. The food was fresh and cooked well.

I will definitely stay here if I have business/family trips here in the future.

Room Tip: I only had one room (on the first floor, far from office). Would choose this room again.
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  • Stayed October 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, October 30, 2013
Thank you so much for the great review. We work hard to ensure that each guest has a great stay.
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Plains, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were here for employment interviews for my daughter. Location was perfect, access to rte 4. Clean, quiet, great breakfast and great staff. Previously stayed In a Country Inn in Allentown Pa which was just as awesome. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, October 28, 2013
Thank you for the nice review. I do hope that your daughters interviews went well. I am glad that we met your expectations. I hope should your travels bring you back to Tampa that you will choose to stay with us.
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Naples, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Our stay at the Country Inn & Suites Tampa East was excellent had NO complaints. The staff was very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The complementary breakfast was very good with a great selection. The extra bonus of the suttle service to take you restaurants in the area. Will stay again in the near future.

  • Stayed October 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, October 28, 2013
Thank you so much for the great review. We work hard to ensure all of our guests have a great experience at our hotel. I look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Naples, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We spent a single night while visiting Busch Gardens. The rooms were spacious, clean and quiet. Staff were friendly and welcoming. The complementary breakfast was very good with a nice selection of hot food. All in all, an excellent value for the price.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CountryInnTampa, Front Office Manager at Country Inn & Suites Tampa East, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Thank you so much for the great review. I do hope that if you chose to come back to Tampa, we will be your new home.
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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*
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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