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“Perfect for spring training” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Tampa Stadium Airport
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4750 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614   |  
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Ranked #84 of 159 hotels in Tampa
Wheeling, West Virginia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Perfect for spring training”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

My daughter and I stayed here for Yankees spring training. Great location. We were within easy walking distance to the stadium, though a shuttle was available. The place is not fancy, but it is modern, clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Shuttle service was available for some nearby trips. The manager's reception during the week was a great perk. Again, not fancy, but a good way to have a light meal before you go to the ballpark--and those ballpark food/drink prices. Overall, a great visit and one we are likely to repeat.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I, because of office scheduling, stay in a good number of 3 Star properties - at least 15 days a month are somewhere else ! I've stayed in a lot of Holiday Inns as well. Everybody's stayed at a Holiday Inn so I'll just hit what was really good.
Check in was less than a minute ! !
Room was bright (no low level lighting to hide the dirt)
I actually felt like I wouldn't catch something if I walked on the carpet or floors in the bathroom. You could actually see the pattern in the carpet. The whites were White White.
There were enough outlets to plug in Lap top, phone and still have outlets left over.
The work station wasn't directly in front of the AC so you don't freeze to death working.
This is one of the cleanest rooms I have ever stayed in ! !
The only difficulty was trying to shave . The lighting in the bathroom was good enough for evrything but trying to shave !

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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Found this hotel on last leg of our vacation. Location was very convenient and we had a great experience with night staff, Rafael who was very friendly and accommodating.
Clean beautiful room and good breakfast!
Couldn't have asked for more!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Paris, France
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43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

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?

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Tampa Stadium Airport, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Dear AtlStew,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our property. I am pleased you liked the location of our hotel. However, It is unfortunate the room amenities prevented you from fully enjoying your stay at the hotel. We are confident the necessary adjustments will be made, in order to achieve complete guest satisfaction. While we understand that your stay was not 100% satisfactory, we would hope that you would give us another chance to make your stay as best as it can be.

Sincerely,

Janice A
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Canton
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This hotel was clean and almost everything you would expect from a Holiday Inn. They had a shuttle that saved us from having to rent a car and an evening welcome with some food. The location was good, with the airport and places to eat within the free shuttle's radius of 3 miles.

On the bad side, there was no hot water in the shower and 1 of the 2 queen beds had a crater in the middle of it. I had read about others having hot water problems a few months ago but dismissed it as a short term problem, but now that I experienced it again several months later, it appears to be a long term issue.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Tampa Stadium Airport, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Dear SCOTT T,

Thank you for your feedback. It is our goal to consistently provide superior service and accommodations at our hotel and your comments are very important to us. We rely on you, our guest, to let us know how we are doing and how we can better meet your needs. We are truly sorry about the hot water issue. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will address these with the proper department to improve the quality and service that we offer to our guests.

If there is anything we can do to make your next stay more comfortable, please do not hesitate to ask the Manager on Duty.

Sincerely,

Connie D
Case Manager
IHGCare
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Stayed for two nights for NYY training camp and pre-cruise.Used the free airport shuttle and local shuttle to International Mall. Walked to field and to a diner, no need for a car. Van to cruise port is only $10.Very clean,convenient and safe location.Better than some shady places near Miami port for sure. Decent breakfast and even soup , salad and beer included at happy hour. Nice touch.Would stay there again. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Not much to say about this place. It was a decent stay. Room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was standard. Staff was okay.

When you stay at as many hotels as I do, a hotel has to be really good to stand out. This was average. Only different part about it was the friendly duck that kept wanting to come into the lobby.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Tampa Stadium Airport, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear JohnIR,

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave a review. We strive to provide the best possible service and experience and it is always great to hear from our guests on how we are doing. We are very sorry to read that you experienced inconvenience because we did not meet your expectations. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions to ensure similar situations can be avoided in the future. We appreciate the candid feedback we receive and welcome any opportunity to improve.

Thank you for staying with us, and we hope to have an opportunity to serve you again.

Sincerely,

Ferdinand G
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Address: 4750 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #84 of 159 hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Tampa Stadium Airport 2.5*
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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