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“Great location and value...” 4 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 #61 of 159 hotels in Tampa
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“Great location and value...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

You can't beat this hotel for a trip to the casino or a night out in Tampa. We were there to go to a concert at the ampitheather and then hit the town afterwards. The Fairfield provided a free shuttle anywhere in a 3 mile radius (which included the ampitheater, casino, dallas bull nightclub and ybor!) It was super convenient and saved us a ton of money in cab fare. The hotel itself was clean and simple and just a great value. We will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FairfieldLiz, Front Office Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds / Casino, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful feedback about your stay with us! I am so happy to hear that your room was clean, and our shuttle was convenient and able to save you money. We go anywhere within a 6-mile radius which includes much more! We look forward to your next stay with us!
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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The property is clean and well maintained. We had booked a basic hotel room here for $200. Seemed high for the room but may have been because there were events going on. We stayed here because of a concert we were attending at the Fairgrounds. We didn't use the shuttle provided but is a great feature if planning on attending the casino or amp for a concert. Breakfast ended at 930am on a weekend which seemed early considering this property caters to the casino and concert crowd. We went to breakfast at 1000 and everything was put away. We bought a snack at the Market which is a few shelves on the walls with crackers and chips and a few high priced toiletry items. There is only one person working in the lobby so service is slow. Overall, if you need a home base when attending a concert or going to the casino the shuttle makes this property a steal but if not using the shuttle stay Downtown Tampa with more amenities for the same price.

Room Tip: We had room at the end of the hall. Very quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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FairfieldLiz, Front Office Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds / Casino, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you for your response regarding your recent stay with us. I am very happy you found our property to be clean, as it should always be. This is one of our Fairfield Promises to our valuable guests, like you. I understand your concern with the Breakfast ending at 9:30am on the weekends, however this is a Fairfield standard time. If you come stay with us again in the future, I would be happy to pull something out of the Breakfast for you if it is all put away. Thank you again, and we hope to see you again in the during your next visit to the Casino or Ampitheatre!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Early check in allowed. Very friendly staff on reception and the room they gave us was immaculate and really big! Very clean and comfortable, although the double bed was a tad on the smallish side - especially when everything else was so big! There was a free shuttle service to the Hard Rock casino and they never kept us waiting - I don't suppose it had anything to do with the fact that Michael (who was chief engineer and designated driver) came from the same village as my husband - Kippax in West Yorkshire!! What a small world! The bathroom/shower was excellent and the breakfast was superb - everything you could think of and yet another hotel where we weren't rushed. Excellent quality and value for money and they even let us use the free bus to the casino and back after we had checked out - can't fault it and would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed February 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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FairfieldLiz, Front Office Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds / Casino, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you for all of your wonderful feedback about our hotel, and your stay with us! We greatly appreciate all of your comments! I am so happy to hear that we kept all 4 of our Fairfield Promises, and I will certainly pass your compliment onto Michael. We all look forward to your furture stay with us!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

Nice clean hotel. Very close to fairgrounds. We were visiting Tampa to attend a cheer competition being held at fairgrounds. Also close to Ybor City which offers great nightlife. Friendly staff. Felt like a very safe area.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FairfieldLiz, Front Office Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds / Casino, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you for all of your wonderful comments about our hotel and staff! I am beyond happy to hear that you had an excellent stay. We look forward to seeing you, should your travels bring you back to Tampa for another cheer competition!
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Scott City, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

The rooms are very nice. But being here on business and believing the front desk when they say they will take you to the convention center or anywhere within the six mile radius it is a lie. They have made me late every day. And flat out kept me waiting two hours one night which I finally took a cab. They never did come get us that night. So it is a very nice and comfortable place but the shuttle WILL NOT get u where or when you need to go. No apologies, somehow it's my fault. I'm not the one who keeps making promises that can't be made by staff. Too bad my whole view of the hotel is overwhelmed by this.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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FairfieldLiz, Front Office Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds / Casino, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay with us. I sincerely apologize for the problem you encountered with our shuttle. This is not your fault, and I understand how overwhelming this could be. Our shuttle is a complimentary service, that is based on availability, and we do our best to get our guests where they need to go as soon as possible. However, the timing can get off track sometimes due to the business we get, and I am very sorry that it made you late in this case. I can assure you that I will work on ways to improve this service. Despite the shuttle, I am glad your room was clean and comfortable, and I hope you will give us another chance, should your travels bring you back to Tampa.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

We were told when we booked that there was a free shuttle that would pick us up and drop us off at the convention center downtown. That was why we chose this hotel. They dropped us off ok but when we tried to get a pick up they said 15 min. 30 min later no shuttle so we called back, they said we r on our way be there in about 10 min. No one came. We then found another couple waiting (who had called 30 min before we did)..... Five more phone calls were made , the hotel said "we are on our way 10 min or less" and two hours later we got a cab. The hotel then called us back finally and asked where we were because they were leaving to get us. TWO HOURS later and 5+ phone calls and they still hadn't even left the hotel!!!! Liars!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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FairfieldLiz, Front Office Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds / Casino, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you for your comment on your recent stay with us. I deeply apologize for all the issues with the shuttle. We offer this as a complimentary service, that is based on availability, within a 6-mile radius. This can cause a back-up sometimes, especially with special events in the area, but we do try our best to accomodate everyone as quickly as possible. I completely understand your fustration from waiting for a long period of time if they told you 10 minutes. I will certainly address this with my staff to make sure this does not happen again. Thank you once more for your feedback, as it is only the comments from our most valued guests that we can continue to improve!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The staff was exceptionally friendly. The room was very small but nice and clean. The pool area and hot tub needed some attention. The water level in the hot tub was very low and it did need a cleaning. The pool just looked old and tired.There was a car in the fire lane with a flat tire, we were there for 2 nites and they finally moved it on the last day. It just does not give you a good feeling about how the hotel is managed.
The breakfast was great though and their coffee was the best I have had other than Dunkin Donuts!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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FairfieldLiz, Front Office Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds / Casino, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you for your response about your recent stay! I am very happy to hear that your room was clean, as it should be! I am sorry about the condition the pool and hot tub were in, and I will be sure to pass this along to our staff so we can avoid this in the furture. As for our associates, I will certainly thank them for doing a great job. Thank you again for your comments, as it is only with the feedback of our most valued guests that we can continue to improve.
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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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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds / Casino 2.5*
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