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“Comfortable and actually better than I expected” 4 of 5 stars
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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   734 South Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33609   |  
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Ranked #70 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Bangor, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Comfortable and actually better than I expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2009

We stayed here because it was convenient for our travel needs. Got a good rate on-line; tried to better it by calling the front desk directly but they couldn't match it. Check-in/out was smooth, though having only one person working slowed it just a bit. Parking was free and on-site, rooms were clean and comfortable, everything worked, and wi-fi was free. The free continental breakfast was well stocked and had a full time attendant. This is essentially in the middle of Tampa and not near any water or attractions, but the location suited my needs. There's an IHOP next door for those who can't fill up at the CB.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Riverside, Rhode Island
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2009

We stayed 1 night after a late flight into Tampa. Located about 5 miles from airport....easy to find. We had a late night check-in that went smooth and easy. Very basic hotel room. The beds were extremely hard. The bathroom is older and certainly could use a refurb. There was very little hot water. In the morning you easily heard traffic outside and people walking and talking in the hallways, leading me to believe that the walls are very thin. Probably would ot stay at this location again.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2008

We arrived to this hotel late and the check in was not smooth. We were only staying one night and leaving the next day to cruise. The room smelled musty, there were not enough towels for the # of guest we had registered. The bathroom was out-dated and the shower didn't stay hot for long. This room should be a $29 per night instead of the $100! I will not stay here again!

  • Liked — It was a place to sleep
  • Disliked — The whole thing!
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Hampton
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2008

This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel and we found it to be clean. The employees were friendly and helpful - the breakfast buffet was adequate. We had no complaints and would stay again.

  • Liked — the room was very quiet
  • Disliked — They only provide soap and shampp in the room no lotion or conditioner.
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Boston
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2008

I have never had the experience I had at the Tampa Best Western. It was the ABSOLUTE WORST stay! I slept on towels because there was not one inch in the room that seemed clean. The carpet was filthy. The room smelled like roach spray and dirty gym socks. There was sticky substances all over the furniture. The chair was covered in stains. There were pubic hairs in the bathroom. It was just plain NASTY!!!!!!

Do yourself a favor...stay at the Hampton Inn near the airport.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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SightseeingSeniors
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2007

We booked this Hotel to use our BW points. We were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the site. It was clean and quiet and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The bed was comfortable and the room had a combo fridge/micro. The continental breakfast had a good variety of items including hard boiled eggs and the hostess kept it well stocked. The location backs up to the Bone Fish Grill, a very good dinner. As Best Westerns go, this is one of the best!

  • Liked — Location, clean, quiet
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bellingham
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2007

This hotel looks great in the online pictures. When you get there you realize they "staged" the place for the advertising. No furniture in the courtyard, no potted palms. Really scary elevator. Employees smoking around the entrances. The pool is nice, if you are 12. The room stunk of roach spray. I suppose that's why we found dead roaches. The carpet had that "hotel slime" feel. Sort of greasy. The beds were poor quality. The bathroom tiny and cramped. The water got turned off and they didn't even let us know beforehand. When I called the desk to let them know there was no water, the person was surprised. Said they'd look into it. Never called back. When I called again 30 minutes later, I was informed they were working on the plumbing and that it would be back on "soon". It wasn't on for 2 more hours. We spent one miserable night there and checked out. There is a very nice Marriott Residence Inn right around the corner, in the same block. We checked in there for only $20 more per night but as that included a wonderful breakfast buffet, the three of us did pretty good for ourselves!. I contacted the website where I booked the stay at the Best Western and they refunded all of my money for booking me into that dump.

  • Liked — This place is a true dump.
  • Disliked — The odor of roach spray.
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 734 South Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33609
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #70 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — BEST WESTERN Tampa 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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