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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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“Stay before Cruise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is an excellent pre-cruise hotel. Stayed one night prior to cruise, bed and breakfast rate include free shuttle to cruise terminal. Very comfortable room, free wi-fi and good choice of breakfast items. Not much around the hotel as it is in business park but had take away pizza delivered to room. Lake outside hotel was memorable as it had two alligators swimming in it.
Good value for money, only concern was the staff very over worked, only one on the front desk which made checking in and out slow.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, April 9, 2013
Thank you for your review! Its great to hear our hotel was accomodating to you and your family for your cruise. I understand the check in process seemed a bit slow due to one person working, but I can assure you this is not all the time. It is only the feedback from our most valuable guests in which we can find ways to improve. We look forward to seeing you again should your travels bring you back to Tampa for another cruise!
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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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Zoutleeuw, Belgium
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We only stayed in this hotel for 2 nights and that was a bummer, because we really enjoyed our stay here. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. We loved our room, which was very spacious, clean and modern. The bed was very comfortabel. The breakfast buffet was ok, but rather limited. The room was more on the pricier side, but we feel that it was overall worth the money.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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FairfieldLiz, Front Office Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds / Casino, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for your response about your recent stay with us! I am very happy to hear that our staff was welcoming and your room was was clean. This is just what we expect! I understand our Breakfast seemed limited, but starting this month, we will be serving Hot Breakfast! I hope the next to your travels bring you to Tampa you can come check it out!
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Grayson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This hotel is fine for an overnight business stay...it is just fair...updates are evident, yet the feel of the hotel remains dated. Overall, I feel this is a good value for what you pay. It has the necessities and is a clean establishment. Convenient access to the interstate, yet local restaurant selections are limited. This is a perfect hotel for those wanting to frequent the casino/fairgrounds which is, I'm sure, the rationale for the property location. The hotel staff is very friendly and welcoming.

Room Tip: If highway noise is an issue, request a room that is non-highway facing
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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 15, 2013
Thank you for your feedback on our hotel. I am glad you found our property to be clean, and staff to be friendly! This is exactly what I like to hear regarding my staff, and I will definetly pass this along. I understand it seems there isn't much restaurants in the area, but we offer a complimentary shuttle anywhere within a 6-mile radius, which includes tons of restaurants! Thank you again and we hope to see you should your travels bring you back to Tampa!
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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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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Pontefract
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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.

Room Tip: Ask for a big room!
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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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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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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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#32 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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