This hotel is great for location. You are near the stadium and the shuttle can take you to International Mall for shopping. Lots of good restaurants along Dale Mabry. As for the property itself, it sits back off the highway behind a closed steakhouse. The staff is efficient but not overly friendly. There is a good breakfast each morning and a passable happy hour with food in the late afternoon. I found it odd that they offer only beer or soft drinks, no wine.
The room was clean, well equipped, but it appeared that everything was cheap. Cheap soap, small plastic glasses, worn towels. Instead of Holiday Inn Express, it had more of a DaysInn feel. If you are going to stay here, I recommend that you do so for location.
Interesting that Holiday Inn still doesn't get that Hilton and Marriott have really upgraded the guest experience for a few dollars more. Don't they ever check out their competition?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay SMART at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Stadium Airport Area, Tampa s newest Express hotel.We are the closest Tampa hotel to Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Legend s Field, the spring training site of the New York Yankees.Our hotel is close to Tampa International Airport (TPA) and Westshore business district. Downtown Tampa, Port of Tampa, the Convention Center and St. Pete Times Forum, are just a 5 minute drive. The Holiday Inn Express Tampa Stadium hotel is also close to all attractions such as Ybor City, Busch Gardens, Tampa Aquarium and MOSI. We offer free shuttle service within 3 miles, between the hours of 5:30 am and 12 am.The Holiday Inn Express Stadium Airport Area hotel is a non-smoking facility featuring our free Deluxe Breakfast Bar, High Speed Internet Access and business center. Our Tampa hotel also offers 7,000 square feet of meeting space and full-service catering facilities and our peaceful setting on our own private lake is the perfect location for exchanging your wedding vows. Unwind at the end of your busy day at our outdoor heated pool and spa or in our state-of-the-art fitness center.Corporations located nearby the hotel include Hertz, St. Joseph s Hospital, General Motor s, Lear Corporation, General Electric and FEDEX Corporation.The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Stadium Airport Area Tampa s newest attraction! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites - Tampa Stadium Airport
- Holiday Inn Express Tampa
- Holiday Inn Tampa
- Tampa Holiday Inn