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“Friendliest Stay in Town” 5 of 5 stars
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds / Casino
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6720 Lakeview Center Drive, Tampa, FL 33619   |  
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Ranked #56 of 159 hotels in Tampa
Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Friendliest Stay in Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We've stayed twice at this hotel now for concerts at the fairgrounds & we love it! The front desk is always so friendly & helpful & the hotel is beautiful inside & out. Rooms are great & beds are comfy & complimentary breakfast is more than just the usual...there's a wide array of foods to choose from...boiled eggs & warm waffles, etc. Breakfast room is well designed with TV. We also used the complimentary shuttle to the concert & back. On the way back once was difficult to find & we used a cab that only cost us $8, so we were ok with that. Will definitely always use the hotel for our needs around the fairgrouds!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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FairfieldLiz, Front Office Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds / Casino, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us! We are fortunate to have the many great reviews like this one here on TripAdvisor! I'm delighted to hear that many of our ammenities are accomodating to you! We look forward to seeing you again when you attend your next concert at the Fairgrounds!
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  • 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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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188 reviews 188 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

A nicer Fairfield…it’s been revamped. The TVs have satellite with a remote guide which makes them easy to find shows and the channel selection is great. The location is convenient to Interstate 4, and the hotel is about 20 minutes from the airport. Ybor City is a short drive. The Hard Rock Hotel/Casino is just down the road so that makes for a nice distraction (the hotel offers a free shuttle). My only “complaint” would be the motion sensor thermostats seemed to allow the room to get a little warm at night…perhaps I needed to roll around my sleep a little more.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairfieldLiz, Front Office Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds / Casino, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Thank you for your comments about your recent stay with us! It's so nice to hear that our location is convenient for you! I'm sorry to hear about your experience with the thermostats, however I do want to let you know there is an option to keep the fan running continuously and we would be happy to assist you with this on your next visit to Tampa. In addition, it's great to know you enjoy our wide variety of TV channels!!
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Orlando, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I love this hotel! Not only was the service great, but the rooms were awesome and location is the the best! I have been driving from Orlando for concerts in Tampa for many years, and I most recently discovered this hotel. The best part of this location is that they offer FREE shuttle service to and from the fairgrounds/amphitheatre! This was a great feature because it not only saves money on Parking but we don't need to worry about having a few too many drinks! They also offer the same free service to the Semniole Hard Rock and will pick you up as late as 3:00am! I can't say enough about this hotel... stay their next time you are in town and you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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FairfieldLiz, Front Office Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds / Casino, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Thank you for your positive feedback on your recent stay with us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our hotel and services while in town for a concert. It is great to hear how accommodating our shuttle service is for you. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Tampa!!
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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Hotel was nice, comfortable, spacious and affordable..I went for the casino(Hard Rock Casino) and they had a shuttle bus that will leave every half hour on the hour...The management were very friendly, the breakfast was great, Rooms were clean and I will be back real soon....Had a wonderful stay and a wonderful time....

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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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FairfieldLiz, Front Office Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds / Casino, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Thank you for the comments about your recent stay with us. We are very fortunate to have so many great reviews here on TripAdvisor and I greatly appreciate you adding your experience. I am happy to hear you received the excellent customer service we strive to provide each and every day! I am also glad our location was convenient for you while here in Tampa!
Thank you again for the wonderful feedback!

Damian Prideaux
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New York
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114 hotel reviews
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

This was our second stay at this Fairfield Inn. The rooms are extremely clean and the staff and management are extra friendly and accomodating. They have a shuttle service (that definitely improved on this current stay) that leaves every half hour and hour. It is an excellent way to go to the Hard Rock Casino, Ybor City or anywhere, even shopping, within a 5 mile area of the hotel. We never were bothered by the traffic noise except that is can be a little annoying when sitting out by the pool in the early rush-hour time. I would definitely recommend this hotel and we will be back every time we head to the casino.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, Florida
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

First of All - the Hard Rock casino in Tampa is crap, rubbish, useless, no good and any other adjective you can think of. It's just nasty. I'm so glad i didn't spend $300+ to spend a night there. Maybe Foxwoods/MGM Grand in CT have ruined me for all other non-Vegas casinos but this was just yucky.

Anyway, onto the hotel.

I don't normally stay at the Fairfield chain but on this occasion i was lured by the promise of free shuttle to/from the casino and breakfast. what can i say, i'm easy.........

I have to say, based on this stay i would definitely consider a Fairfield again. The staff on check in weren't very enthusiastic but they weren't miserable which i'm going to consider a bonus. The lobby area was decent. The rooms were a good size and i have to say the bed and pillows were among the most comfortable i've slept on in a hotel recently.

the fitness room was a letdown. they had 2 treadmills and two elipticals along with some weights. there were no wipes to clean equipment before or after use. they did supply towels and there was a water thing. one of the treadmills made a horrible grating noise. the biggest letdown was the video/audio equipment on the tv's on the individual pieces of equipment. they were tuned only to ESPN, you couldn't change channel. Not everyone wants to watch stupid sport when working out, sometimes we need Fashion Police or Law & Order or some such rubbish. There was a main TV but the view was limited depending on which piece of equipment you were using.

The shuttle to/from the casino was great. the driver was very nice.

the breakfast in the morning covered the food basics - yogurt, fruit, waffles, eggs, cereal, muffins, jimmy dean breakfast sandwiches :-)

all in all, great value for money (using AAA rates) and definitely one i'd reconsider staying at again if i was having a brain freeze and stupidly decided to return to the hard rock tampa

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ocala, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Stayed here because of location to HardRock and Ybor. Great hotel, clean rooms and very friendly staff. Free continental breakfast. We stayed on the side facing I-4 and had no problems with traffic noise. We used the shuttle to go to Ybor one night and was fine till we needed to be picked up, it took 1 hour 15 mins. Drove to casino on our own the next day because they couldn't always pick up everyone and run every half hour. Day time is best for shuttle service not nighttime.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Address: 6720 Lakeview Center Drive, Tampa, FL 33619
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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 ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#33 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds / Casino 2.5*
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