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Comfort Suites near Raymond James Stadium
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5421 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634   |  
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Ranked #36 of 159 hotels in Tampa
Saint Cloud, Florida
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Nice reasonably priced hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at this location the past three nights. I found the room to be clean and well maintained. The staff was friendly and accommodating. There was a minor bump upon check in as I had to return to the front desk as the key card did not work initially. The breakfast in the morning is more than enough to keep you going till lunch. From hot items such as eggs,sausage and waffles to cold cereal with much in between. I would have like to have my receipt slipped under my door my last night to save a trip to the desk as on your last morning it can be busy. There is a small workout room along with an outdoor pool which I did not use as it was rather cool during my visit. There are no restaurants within walkable distance albeit many are just a short drive away. There is a 24 screen AMC there less than a mile away. The airport is nearby if you're fling in or out. All in all it was a pleasant stay and I would not hesitate to stay again.

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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gmfl760, Manager at Comfort Suites near Raymond James Stadium, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your response will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional experience for our guests. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be even more pleasant than the previous one.

Sincerely,

Shital Patel
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Comfort Suites near Raymond James Stadium
813-880-8938
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

The Comfort Suites near Raymond James Stadium is on my short list of places to stay on my visits to Tampa (I go there every 6 weeks or so).

Price is the reason. You are unlikely to find a fairly new, reasonably clean, reasonably well-kept hotel in the Tampa area for what this Comfort Suites typically charges.

Usually, I am just looking for a clean, comfortable place to stay while in Tampa for business. This hotel fits that bill perfectly.

There are negatives to this place. As other reviewers have noted although it is centrally located, it is in a light industrial and commercial area. You won't be sending postcards or emails home showing the beautiful view from your room at the Comfort Suites.

Like many inexpensive hotels, the construction of this place is largely wooden framed with little insulation in the walls. However, I have never found noise to be a problem at nighttime (i.e. during sleeping hours). I've stayed twice and prefer the higher floors because of lobby noise during the daytimes.

Contrary to what other reviewers have said, there are restaurants nearby, both on Waters Avenue and on nearby Anderson Road. However, they are not in what I would call walking distance--just a short drive. You will also need a car to get to Raymond James Stadium-- "near" is a subjective thing.

The breakfast buffet is indeed basic, but the coffee and juices are great and they have waffles, cereal, and a few pastries. But for these rates, I am not complaining!

If you are going to Tampa during the "high tourist season" months when Florida is the most popular, you should consider this as a viable alternative. During the summer and other less-busy times of year (when room rates around town come down), I generally stay at properties which are nicer (like a Hilton or Doubletree) because they represent a better value in the off-season.

Incidentally, the staff here is very friendly and helpful. Having the extra space that these small suites provide is also appreciated.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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gmfl760, Manager at Comfort Suites near Raymond James Stadium, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Shital Patel
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Comfort Suites near Raymond James Stadium
813-880-8938
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New York City, New York
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26 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

definitely would not stay at the comfort suites again. Decorated poorly--ants in the room--(was biten by one)--there were no restaurants near by---hotel breakfast adequate/nice breakfast dinning area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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gmfl760, Manager at Comfort Suites near Raymond James Stadium, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Shital Patel
Manager
Comfort Suites near Raymond James Stadium
813-880-8938
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I was really impressed by the outside of the hotel. The room itself was spacious, clean and set up perfectly with a sitting area and work area. The bed was extremely comfortable. The location was perfect for my business trip. BUT, the walls are extremely thin. Apparently the people in the room next to me don't grasp a basic concept that if a headboard is hitting the wall, the person in the next room CAN hear it. As well as the moans and groans at 4:30 am. Now, if my husband with me, perhaps you would have heard some moans and groans, but we at least have common sense and courtesy to not let the headboard hit the wall. Bottom line, the walls are so thin you can almost make out a conversation in the next room.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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gmfl760, Manager at Comfort Suites near Raymond James Stadium, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Shital Patel
Manager
Comfort Suites near Raymond James Stadium
813-880-8938
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for two nights. We were touring Florida after a 19 day transatlantic cruise. We thought the hotel staff was extremely helpful and the room and bathroom were very spacious. The neighborhood was safe and access to the hotel was easy. However, there were four things that were problematic.
1. Located north of the airport in a "light industrial" area with few restaurants nearby and it is quite a drive (15-20 minutes) to non fast food or bistro dining.
2. Noise from outside and noise from adjacent rooms disrupted our sleep.
3. Maid service made the bed and cleaned the bathroom but did not empty the trash or refresh amenities.
4. There is no hotel shuttle to the airport and cabs are expensive.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dulles, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

If you look for a reasonable price not far from the airport, this hotel might be a good choice. Free breakfast is ok. Free wireless is poor. Staff is friendly. You'll find one or two restaurants nearby. However, the location is not extraordinary. This is basically a good hotel for a quick night stop while on the road.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

Me and my husband stayed one nite while we were in Tampa ! I have to say I loved this hotel! It has really friendly stuff working and our room was nice and clean ! Love how comfortable their bed was ! Great little hotel , thank you!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 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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gmfl760, Manager at Comfort Suites near Raymond James Stadium, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Thank you so much for staying with the Comfort Suites near Raymond James Stadium. We apprecaite your business and we hope to see you soon again.
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Additional Information about Comfort Suites near Raymond James Stadium

Address: 5421 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#23 Family Hotel in Tampa
#40 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Suites near Raymond James Stadium 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Comfort Suites near Raymond James Stadium is located near Tampa International Airport TPA and Raymond James Stadium. Rates always include a free hot breakfast, outdoor pool, whirlpool, fitness room 24 hour Business Center and Free Aiport Shuttle from 5:15am to Midnight. Located minutes away from Veterans Expressway, Dale Mabry Hwy and I-275. Area Businesses include Home Depot, Fed-Ex, CAE, Kesier University, Cemex, Barry University, Alessi Bakery, Jacobs, and McDean. Area attractions such as Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, Big Cat Rescue, Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa Convention Center, Straz Center, Mosi, Tampa Times Forum, Ybor City and Channelside are all a short drive away. Come and enjoy the Suite life. ... more   less 
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