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“Another Excellent Experience” 5 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 #22 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Winter Haven
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Another Excellent Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had another great weekend in Ybor thanks to Hampton Inn. The rooms were cool and comfortable as ever. Very clean and super comfy beds. It baffles me how some can have bad reviews for this location. Yes there is partying going on at night, YOU ARE IN YBOR!! I think if you read between the lines of the good Captain's review you can see that the hotel was not what he had a problem with.

I did have one "complaint". There were four of us that were spending the weekend in Ybor and two more who were coming in Saturday night so I had two rooms booked for the weekend and a third booked for Saturday night. When the Saturday night guests arrived they were given a suite. As the one paying for all 3 rooms I should have gotten the suite...;-)

There were also two weddings happening and most of the wedding partys were staying at the hotel so they were pretty booked. Despite all the extra traffic we did not hear any noise other than our own and the staff was just as attentive and helpful to us as they always are.

Thanks again for another great stay!!

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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Miami
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165 reviews 165 reviews
128 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
475 helpful votes 475 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

I spend 100+ nights per year in hotel rooms and have experienced many Hampton Inns.

The Good Stuff:
Ideal Location for all Ybor City activites.
Hotel provided free transportation within 3 miles.
All staff i encountered were friendly, professional and even knowledgeable about the local area.
Public areas/rooms were clean and in functioning order.
Wonderful bed, microwave/fridge, pool, gym free internet and a "better than expected" free breakfast all adds to an already reasonable rate.

Areas That Fell Short:
I experienced 2 rooms; both were dark, dated and worn.
Stains on carpet and easy chair.
Moldy smell in rooms.
However effective; loud air conditioners.
TV remote was broken; needs replaced.
Little or no sound proofing between floors.
Somewhat out of control by the property; "Pure" toiletries suck! Way below todays standard.

In general I like Hampton Inns and would stay at this property again. However I feel Hampton Inn has lagged behind and no longer offers industry leading value when compared to the advances made by newer Courtyards, Fairfield Inns, Holiday Express and Hyatt Place.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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chicago il
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We stayed here in May on a cruise park, and stay package. The inn is in a nice location on the edge of the Ybor City area. The cable car stop is very closeby or one can walk to the area attractions. The hotel was very clean, the pool was very nice and the morning breakfast was also quite extensive in it's selections. The front desk staff was very helpful too and there is a free shuttle service. It's a nice stay and a bargain too.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The stay was comfortable and the hotel seemed to be nice enough. I was a little baffled by the amount of traffic the hotel had for a weekend night and the amount of trash and debris that a group that stayed there was able to leave about the hotel. Each trash can was overflowing during the morning hours. I can't say that the hotel was to blame, but they might have staffed better to accommodate that kind of traffic for the night prior. That aside, it was a pleasant stay and the service was attentive and courteous.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, FL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

The hotel itself is fine, beautiful and reasonably priced. It's the location and it's access that leaves a lot to be desired. The "entrance" to the lobby is inside the second floor of the attached parking garage, so if you're unable to find a space in the garage and park on the street you're left a little bemused as to how to get inside. Parking garage space is limited and costs $8 per day/night. As we checked in quite late at night, we drove up and around the entire garage looking for a space to no avail. Somehow, we stumbled upon a couple of street spaces marked reserved for the hotel (also $8). After parking we walked back to the hotel building only to be uncertain how to get to the lobby. As it turns out you must walk into the garage and turn left to an elevator in the corner, that takes you up to the 1st floor where the front desk is. Check in was smooth, beds were comfy, rooms are clean and breakfast is the normal Hampton Inn expanded continental. Can't say if I'd stay there again due to the parking situation but it's a Hampton Inn, so once inside you know you can expect quality.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Okeechobee, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

The best greek food with in walking distance and great night life. The hotel is kid friendly but the area isnt. Its a party town so looks dead during the day but the streets are packed at night. Most fun Ive ever had. Didnt have to worry about driving and really felt safe. We stayed for a Rays game and that was about 35 minutes away. We will be going back to the hampton in ybor!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

The hotel itself is vet nice at the edge of Ybor city. Good for business or adult travel. I would not call this a kid friendly section of town. Very close to convention center which is great.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hampton Inn Tampa / Ybor City/Downtown

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:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#19 Family Hotel in Tampa
#24 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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