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“Pleasant for the experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ybor Resort and Spa

Ybor Resort and Spa
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1512 E. 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Tampa
Riverview, Florida
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350 helpful votes 350 helpful votes
“Pleasant for the experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is not a fancy place but it is a little oasis tucked away in an older neighborhood in Tampa. It is in walking distance to anywhere in Ybor. The hotel section is small. Upstairs is the bathhouse and it is dark as stated but that is part of the atmosphere. Most unusual is the hottub which is in the courtyard and is huge.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

all the best of a gay hotel with a bathhouse attached wow amazing stuff going on upstairs really clean and great staff very impressed a bathhouse hotel sounded wierd at first but this place is a must if in tampa bay area

Room Tip: stay downstairs if you plan on staying overnight (sleeping) upstairs is all for crusing and sex
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

As a hotel, I would give this property 3 stars. As a Bathhouse/Sex Resort, this place gets the AAA Five Diamond Award! I stayed in a downstairs room in July. There were about 150 guys wandering the halls and upstairs "play" areas until 6am! There was a dark room w a maze, a sauna, a steam room and a HUGE 30 person hot tub/pool. We have 3 bathhouses in Denver, but nothing like this! Parking was a drawback, but the front desk guy showed me a great garage about a block away to park in. I would certainly stay they again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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central florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

3 to 20 Chatty or playful guys of all types. Stay 3-4 hours for the eb & flow. Park no closer than 30' to any Ybor drive way. Unlimited free parking may be found north of Palm Avenue when local students aren't in session. Friday & Sat evening these spaces would be quickly taken. Take a microwave dinner in for a heat-up so to enjoy the atmospheric tropical patio overlooking 20 man Jacuzzi. The nice guy who lovingly takes care of all the plants must be there pruning twice a month.

Room Tip: No experience with the 'hotel rooms' but half of them have windo to tropical patio. All hote...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brandon, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

a very friendly atmosphere, the sauna and steam room are excellent, we went early on wednesday night and stayed for about 3 hours, id imagine some amazing guys come here on the weekend.

Room Tip: Week days have great specials!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ukguyz
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38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

We stayed here for the last 2 nights of our vacation. All in it was okay but there are a couple of points I would like to mention.

1. the room was not serviced at all during our stay
2. had to make our own beds
3. no clean towels in room
4. no breakfast served or offered even though is is offered on the website
5. steam room was off and locked all day Sat even though a staff member said he would open it for me

the resort is quite clean and is very handy for going out in Ybor but they still need to make a few tweeks to get it right.

if they do this then it would have made more of a rating

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

Had a great time at this mens only resort and spa in Ybor city. Very centrally located to good restaurants, bars, cinema etc.

Its a Hotel come Spa/Steam/Sauna. We stayed for 2 nights in a large room with ensuite facilities although there are rooms which use a very clean shared bathroom which has 4 shower cubicles, sinks etc.

If your looking for fun then this is the place to go. If your easily offended then its not the place to go.

I would certainly recommend it. My only complaint would be that the room was not serviced during a stay over multiple nights although fresh towels are available.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1512 E. 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
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Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Tampa
Number of rooms: 8

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