We have to travel to Tampa multiple times a year and have stayed in several nice motels in the $65 to $95 price range, all within a short distance of one another. We were not fully satisfied with the others and decided to book this Ramada....honestly, primarily because it was in the location we needed but the price was more reasonable than the others.
But after our first visit, we liked it so much that we keep coming back. It is a smaller, 2 story motel with parking near your door, which we prefer to a place with a lobby and elevator (seems like you're always forgetting something in the car!). It is surrounded by beautiful live oak trees with squirrels and birds and while it is just off I-75, you would never know it. There's even a lovely little county park/boat ramp about a block away that's a nice little walk. While it started out as a money-saving option, now we just plain LIKE IT BEST.
The staff is always super-pleasant, the pool area is clean (we haven't been in the pool as it's not warm enough yet, but we like to take the complimentary newspaper out and read by the pool) and pleasant with sun or shade as you prefer. There is an iHop right there so you don't have to even get back in the car to have a full meal if you're tired, and there's a nice little breakfast set-up at the motel if you want something lighter/free.
The best thing is the beds. They are really comfy and are the first motel beds I've ever been in with a nice plump comforter and plenty of cushy-soft pillows. The size of the room is just standard, and the bathroom facilities are nice, but basic. There is a fridge and microwave too.
Between the good price and the nice comfy beds, this is a keeper!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Easily Accessible from all major Interstates of Tampa, i.e. A minute from Exit 265 off I-75, Six miles from exit 51 off I-275 & about four miles from I-4. Located in a peaceful country like surroundings with IHOP Restaurant open 24/7. Less than five miles from USF, Sun dome, Busch Gardens, MOSI & Adventure Islands. Florida Fairgrounds, Amphi Theatre & Hard Rock Casino are within eight miles. Shriners, Moffitt & other Hospitals are with in five miles. Beautiful Beachess of Clearwater are about 25 miles. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Inn Tampa Hotel Tampa
- Ramada Tampa