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“Really not AS bad as the reviews” 3 of 5 stars
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Rodeway Inn Tampa
1.5 of 5 Motel   |   210 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612   |  
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Ranked #134 of 158 hotels in Tampa
Orlando, Florida
1 review
“Really not AS bad as the reviews”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I stayed here for one night with my friends so we could go to the casino. We found the front desk staff to be nice and funny. The guy that works the second shift was great! We really didnt stay in the room to much, (too much time at the tables) but our room was clean, and we checked out everything after the reviews. It does need to be updated, and could use a massive revamp, but for what we paid it really wasn't all that bad. We do however suggest if you smoke, to get a smoking room, we smoke and we got a non-smoking room and the area is pretty scary when the sun goes down, so we decided not to smoke when we got back from the casino that night, the pool seemed nice, but it was a weird cold day in florida so we didnt get to get in, but we sat by it when we first arrived to the hotel.

Room Tip: ask for a room close to the front desk, on the first floor, we felt safer in the area that way.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

most terrible hotel in my life! Im scary all night, dont sleep and i hate my reservation. The front desk guy is a junkie!! He look bad, his aperrance is a drug user. he has callous is his hand same as marijuana user, ugly nails and look bad, same as junkie, totall lost and mess. He dont find my reservation and apologizes for all conversation. The parking has a drug dealers, prostitus and people rare. The bathroom is a pig house, mildew in curtain, wall and the shower soap. The sink smell bad and look ugly. The bed clothes has stain and other spot, smell bad and really uncomfortable. One side of the hotel door has a guys totally effect on the drug. I dont recomend this hotel in my life and i stay just few hours

Room Tip: look old and creepy
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Do not stay here! An old Florida hotel can be a great place to stay, this place is a filthy pigsty. Our room was 101...we had to use the cell phone to see the keyhole because the hall lights were out in front of our room. There were insects on the bathroom floor, god knows what splashed on the brass light fixtures on the wall, insect droppings on the fridge, a sticky filthy carpet and on tghe way out the hall was full of furniture pieces. Also, the hotel lounge shown on the choice hotels website has been closed for months per the desk clerks. Sleep in your car of you have to just do not stay here and dont trust the photos on choice hotels website. This place makes a dump look good.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This is a low-cost hotel. You are not going to get 5 star accommodations, but you will get a clean room to sleep and shower in.
I stay here 2-3 times per month and have found that along with being a great inexpensive stay, the staff is ready, able and willing to address any and all concerns you may have.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Plover, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Should have know when the clerk offered us a room for $60 CASH but we were desperate after finding so many filled hotels. Cockroaches in the bathroom, no blanket on the bed....room was so bad that I slept in my clothes.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Coral
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The new management there was responsive to our requests immediately and solved our issue. For this area, here on business... all my needs were met for $50 TOTAL, tax included! That's terrific! My partner and I had two comfortable double beds, HBO on our TV with a remote that worked, nice warm water in the shower, FREE WIFI and clean towels/bedding right on time and a room on the ground floor with coffee and donuts in the morning! I don't know if these other reviewers were there when the old management was running the place, but, our tub/shower was clean, our room was clean and there was not a bug anywhere. I quit smoking 8 weeks ago. I notice the smell now. I did not smell cigarettes at all. The people working there were very nice and helpful.

Room Tip: Rooms are available close to your parking spot.
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  • Stayed March 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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ProHotelCritic, Manager at Rodeway Inn Tampa, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Thank you, for the wonderful response!! We are always glad to hear from a happy guest. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Rodeway Inn Tampa Hotel
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Address: 210 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#134 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#134 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Rodeway Inn Tampa 1.5*
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