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“Roaches everywhere” 1 of 5 stars
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Days Inn Tampa/North of Busch Gardens
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   701 E Fletcher Avenue, I-275 & Fletcher Ave Exit 52, Tampa, FL 33612   |  
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Ranked #128 of 158 hotels in Tampa
Fort Myers, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Roaches everywhere”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Room very dirty, shower moldy and there were roached!!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Savannah, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Yes, this hotel has seen better days/An older hotel maybe braved many storms/Ownership is trying to update/The staff will do everything possiible to make your stay comfortable/Very friendly and helpful staff/ Next to I-275 off ramp puts it close to everything/ Near Busch gardens/Both Stadiums/Airport/ALL your Veteran hospitals and Organizations/Cancer centers.....Many more places/attractions. For the reasonable price/Being on a budget/friendly and very helpful staff I think it was worth the stay/
If you are rich/can afford the Hilton and want mints on your pillows....This is not the place.
If you are on a budget/need a place to stay for a night/few nights or weekly rates/going to be out enjoying the area/emergency hospital or business stay for veteran organizations or there for the sports games....this is your place.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

This is the most disgusting place I have ever been in my life. We stayed here one night before a cruise in August 2011 and it was horrible. There were roaches everywhere. This is not a stretch. They were in the sheets, on the carpet, crawling on the television, inside of the microwave, on the chairs EVERYWHERE. They claimed to have a business center that could be used to print our boarding passes; it was really one really old computer and a broken printer (so it wasn't much help). I cannot express strongly enough how bad this place is, I have stayed at bad hotels before but this is by far the worst. Whatever money you save by staying here, it just is not worth it.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Mexico
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

The rooms are cleaner, the climate is in good shape, I didn't see any roaches.
Nick the room supervisor is nice and he speaks spanish.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

this place is extremely horrible, disgusting and filthy. I cannot believe that United states has hotel like this place. the moment we entered the room we saw roaches every where on the bed, under the bed sheets, tables, bath tub.... the room smell horrible. It was midnight and we drove 18 hours from PA so instead of changing the hotel, we decide call them and ask to change the room. the other room was even disgusting, filled with roaches and stool smell in the room. Extremely dirty bed sheets, chair ,......We just sat on our luggage for some hours and wait for the day light so that we can go to another hotel. I am surprised that how come the FL health and safety department did not take any action yet. Well, they will do it now as I am going to wrote them a detailed letter. Further, I am going to write a letter to Days Inn administration and asking why are letting this place use their name and ruined their reputation. Go ahead and experience if you don't believe me.
Some reviewer wrote that it worth $20 per night. I say that it does not worth even a penny as your health is more important.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

I guess there are worse accommodations out there, like really, really run down motels in the middle of the ghetto, but this is about as run down in the middle of no where as you get. Our room reeked of cigarettes/staleness and the ice machine outside providing a nice humming noise all night.

The only highlights were the tons of lizards and frogs that were fun to look at outside, the pool is a pool is that's always fun and the staff was reasonably nice.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

When we checked in and went up the elevator it felt as if it was going to break and then when we got to the room the key did not work. My husband went to the front office and they said it should work, my husband came back and tried it and it did not work, so we call mgmt and they came to the room and jiggled the door and the knob and the door opened to the most disgusting room ever. The air conditioner was taked apart all over the floor with dust and dust balls all over everything. I asked for a different room. This took a while and we were traveling with 4 kids, two who are under two, so this was very inconvient. The next room was smelly and dirty. We ended up only using the room to change clothes and stayed with family at another hotel. Don't stay here!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Days Inn Tampa - North Of Busch Gardens Hotel
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Days Inn Tampa
Address: 701 E Fletcher Avenue, I-275 & Fletcher Ave Exit 52, Tampa, FL 33612
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #128 of 158 hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Tampa/North of Busch Gardens 2*
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