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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa Airport North, FL
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8109 Benjamin Road, Tampa, FL 33634   |  
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Ranked #49 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“tampa surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

After working all day on feet in busy ICU, flew to Tampa to begin vacation, while Jet Blue has plenty of room to stretch the old body ached all over; to the degree that I was planning a spa visit during this trip. However arriving late in the evening to the Country Inn and Suites, N. Tampa where the best room awaited. and a giant jacuzzi ensuite!!! And flopped into a bed that was the best ever...like a cloud. Thank you Country Inn we will be back!!
Very clean, easy quick check in, check out and a very welcoming manager. Obtw the manager very friendly and welcoming as well.
Breakfast was hot, tasty with many choices, included in room as well.
Less than 10 minutes from airport and easy on to Rt I275 to I75.

  • Stayed January 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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PaulRomeroDOS, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa Airport North, FL, responded to this review, January 25, 2012
Thanks! We are glad you enjoyed the Jacuzzi Suite! It truly is a great way to wind down after a grueling flight. Hope to see you again soon!

Paul Romero
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

We booked this motel based on the Country inn name but was a little disappointed compared to other country inns.We arrived at the motel and were told we had to pay $25 for a dog. I don't believe it says anything about a $25 charge on the internet but once your there you don't have much choice but to pay. I just think it should be published I'm not a big fan of hidden charges. Our bathroom had a lot of hair all over the floor but was cleaned promptly when we called front desk. The breakfast room was very small seating for 15-20 people so we had to eat standing up. Very easy drive to airport and comfortable beds.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PaulRomeroDOS, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa Airport North, FL, responded to this review, January 25, 2012
I apologize for the pet fee. The reason for this fee is after every after we have a pet stay at our hotel we have an entire team come in to our property to give the room a deep clean. We love and welcome all pets here at the hotel but the fee is $25. Sorry for the inconvenience. We hope to see you again soon!


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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Girl at the front desk was not friendly at all. It says in your hotel guide in your room that you will get fresh cookies every night but the girl at the desk said she wasnt making them with a mean look. When we first walked in the room there was hair all over the bathroom floor. We called housekeeping and a nice lady came and took full responsibility for it and apoligized so no problem there. The planes from the airport come in to land right above the hotel but unless on the 4th floor you cant hear it.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PaulRomeroDOS, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa Airport North, FL, responded to this review, January 25, 2012
I am very sorry you had that experience. We have hot fresh cookies available at our front desk 24 hours a day. Hopefully you will call me directly so I can make up for this mishap. We would love for you to give us another shot! I promise you will not be disappointed.

Paul Romero
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Richmond, Virginia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

I recently returned from a 1-night stay in Tampa as part of a longer trip through Florida. My companion was arriving earlier than I was, so a hotel with an airport shuttle (I had the rental car) was a must. According to her, the shuttle was quick and convenient, with a friendly driver.

This hotel, as all Country Inn & Suites, is somewhat basic, but the room was plenty large, clean, and comfortable. There was a fridge and a microwave in the room, which we didn't have need for, but is handy for many travelers. Additionally, there is a small outdoor pool.

My number one priority for a great stay is a good night's rest, and I am thankful that I received exactly that.

The location is okay. Despite being advertised as an airport hotel, the property is actually about a 15-minute drive along the expressway (be prepared with quarters for the toll). It was an easy 20-minute drive the next day to Busch Gardens. There is an Arby's within about 100 yards of the hotel, if you need a snack and don't have access to a car, but not much else within walking distance.

There was plenty of parking at the hotel, and easy access to the highway.

Breakfast was a typical spread, with processed eggs, sausage, and a waffle maker as well as a traditional assortment of breads, pastries, and cereals. Fruit was quite limited.

The only downside was a very limited selection of TV channels (many of them came in with a lot of static). Not a dealbreaker, but something to keep in mind if you will have downtime in your room.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PaulRomeroDOS, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa Airport North, FL, responded to this review, January 25, 2012
Thank You for the review!
We are in the process of upgrading our hotel entertainment systems. Hopefully we will see you again and you can tell us what you think. Hope to see you again soon.
Thanks!

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

I stayed at the Country Inn and Suites on Benjamin recently and it was a great experience! The staff was very friendly and management even came out and made a point to make sure we enjoyed our stay. The room was spotless and very comfortable and the free buffet style breakfast was delicious. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who stays in Tampa. First class establishment!

  • Stayed December 2011, 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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PaulRomeroDOS, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa Airport North, FL, responded to this review, January 25, 2012
Thank You for the review. We look forward to seeing you again soon and providing the same type of service and experience.

Thank You

Paul Romero
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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

We stayed at the Country Inn & Suites on Benjamin Road in Tampa, recently and were very glad we did. The room was lovely! Very spacious, clean and nicely decorated. Breakfast, the next morning, was very good, with lots of choices (hot & cold). We will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

I was here on Nov 19, for my show.
I like this facility nice , clean and good thing Smaily face staff.Rooms are nice, bed are cool...
Close to airport..good shuttle service.

Room Tip: Breakfast is good
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 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: 8109 Benjamin Road, Tampa, FL 33634
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#32 Family Hotel in Tampa
#47 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa Airport North, FL 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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