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“Very nice hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hampton Inn Tampa / Ybor City/Downtown

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Hampton Inn Tampa / Ybor City/Downtown
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1301 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605 (Historic Ybor)   |  
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Ranked #25 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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“Very nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

We chose this hotel for its proximity to "The Lebowski Fest" in Ybor city and were within walking distance of restaurants,bars and cigar shops. We were very happy with the clean accomodations and the staff was friendly and helpful. The only negative was a self park fee which was attached at the end of our stay (about 8 bucks). Overall we thought it was a very nice hotel in an interesting area for a good price.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Hampton1301, Front Office Manager at Hampton Inn Tampa / Ybor City/Downtown, responded to this review, March 27, 2011
Thank you for a positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Parking is at a premium in Ybor and we understand your frustration with the parking fees. We actually charge the lowest in fees compared to other area hotels and hope you bear with us. We appreciate your kind feedback and hope to see you again soon.
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    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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

We love staying in walkable areas and found the Historic Ybor City area of Tampa was a great fit.

We took morning walks in the neighborhood and were able to easily get to downtown Tampa, channelside and the riverfront via the TECO streetcar that had a stop across from the hotel.

Since Ybor is an entertainment district you can expect it to get a bit crazier at night. This hotel is a bit more removed from the main Ybor action than the two others in the area.

Don't expect much of a view from any of the rooms. However we were on the top (5th) floor and had a view to the south and the skyline of Tampa.

If you are used to staying at urban hotels you won't be put off by some graffiti on the buildings near by or maybe getting asked for money by a panhandler. If that sort of thing makes you nervous you might think about staying somewhere in the Channelside area or Downtown but be prepared to pay more for a comparable room/hotel.

The breakfast bar was better than average and there was adequate on site parking during our stay.

There was a nice pool area but sadly it was not heated and it wasn't really usable.

The only thing we didn't like was the train that rolled through the area at 2-3 AM. The many surface rail/street crossings in the area made for an excessive number of horn soundings as it first passed by.

The hotel also offers a shuttle service to an area around the hotel but we did not use it.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Carmel, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

This hotel anticipated our every need to make the trip simple. We arrived late at night after an exhausting 15 hour drive and the desk staff greeted us with smiles and gave us directions to local restaurants and attractions for the next day. When we arrived to our room it was spacious and clean. The hotel was conveniently located near a lively downtown area and also close to the port of our cruise. The next day the shuttle provided transportation to the port. Then when we returned, the driver arrived quickly to the port and helped with our luggage. Then he went above and beyond and dropped us off by our car rather than just at the hotel door.

I would stay at this hotel again and hope to make it a travel destination rather than a quick stop in the future.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 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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Atlanta,Ga
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2011

I stayed at this hotel for a recent conference in Tampa and could not believe how accomodating and personable the staff was. I haved stayed in several different areas of Tampa and find this to be the best! Hotel is within walking distance of great restaurants, pubs and live entertainment on every corner! Fun area. I will be back!

  • Stayed March 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2011

We and our friends stayed here the night before our cruise. The hotel's front desk, breakfast, and rooms were all excellent. We had a nice, clean, very large suite on the 5th floor. It was very quiet until around 3 a.m. when a bunch of "rowdies" got to their rooms after hitting the bars in Ybor City on a Saturday night!! But that did not last long. (Maybe that's why the hotel provides ear plugs!!). I didn't notice the train noise.

The hotel provides shuttle service to the pier which was great. By the way, Tampa has the best pier facilities for cruisers.

We wanted a restaurant within walking distance, and the desk clerk suggested "The Laughing Cat." This was a fabulous Italian restaurant. Be sure to try it.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Boise, Idaho
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

Hotels closer to the Convention Center were booked and I was a little leery of staying in Ybor City as some of the reviews mentioned "bad elements". Nevertheless, it was the free shuttle that drew me in so I booked. We were so glad we stayed in Ybor City as the Hampton is right in the middle of things within walking distance of excellent restaurants, shops, and the van drivers were sooo accomodating and friendly. The breakfast, business center, van, proximity to great eateries, etc. We were all extremely pleased with the hotel and the service from all staff was very, very accomodating and friendly. Thank you for helping to make our first visit to Tampa a memorable experience.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

This hotel is great! It is in a prime location for all things Ybor! There is a street car station less than a minutes walk which is a plus. The streetcars run every 15 minutes until 2AM on the weekends. It's Perfect to be able to relax and hang out at the many bars and clubs and get home safely by streetcar or by foot. The hotel is located at the end of 7th Street which is where all the Ybor action is.

Check in was a little slower than I have expierenced, It seems to be always crowded and having one attendant present to help everyone. We walked in and out quite a bit through different times of the day.

The room was clean and comfortable. Be warned that there is a $7 + tax charge to park at the hotel. You are issued a car placard to put in your car and I then in the morning they slip the bill under your door that it was charged to the card. The check-in personnel did not mention this to us, but did ask if we drove a car in and wanted the vehicle information, the charge was CLEARLY marked on the sign & the placard. I'm one of the type of person who never assumes, and reads everything carefully - I know a lot of people aren't the same way and are surprised!

There was a pool and a nice outside area to relax in but it closed at 10. You need a room card to use the elevator or get anywhere besides the lobby, so its safer since the neighbor hood can be rough in some areas.

There is free hot breakfast which we did not take advantage of, and inside the room was a larger than a mini-fridge but smaller than a standard fridge, microwave, and coffee maker and free internet via plug, not wifi.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 1301 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa > Historic Ybor
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#22 Family Hotel in Tampa
#28 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Tampa / Ybor City/Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tap into Tampa's bountiful resources of culture, nature, and adventure that co-exist harmoniously in this Gulf Coast metropolis. The Hampton Inn & Suites® hotel in Tampa-Ybor City/Downtown makes a great connecting point: It is located in the historic district of Ybor City - only about a mile from the Tampa Convention Center, the Port of Tampa Cruise Terminal, and the Channelside Entertainment District. Enjoy our free shuttle service to any location within three miles of the hotel. Our promise to you includes a clean, comfortable hotel room. In fact, we have 138 of them! If you're traveling with your family, you may opt for a room with two beds. Or, if you're here by yourself on business, why not book a room with a plush, king-sized bed so you can stretch out and relax? ... more   less 
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