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“Bad Experience” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

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Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2520 North 50th Street, I-4, Exit 3, Tampa, FL 33619   |  
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Ranked #119 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Bad Experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Checked in on Saturday 8-2 for two rooms 1 night got to the hotel the gentleman checking me in was very kind and polite I think his name was Asmir? Was checked into room 230 and 234 both bath tubs were very stained and dirty the pillow case had hair on them and the lights in 234 did not work. Asmir apologized and issued my refund.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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tampahojo4, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Dear Guest we do apologize for the problems that occurred during your stay, please
know that management has place our on housekeeping staff on notice that these type
of issues will not be tolerated, to ensure that all of our guests will enjoy there stay.
we do hope that you will make your reservation with us on your next visit to Tampa
thank you .
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Tampa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

For the price this room is excellent. The staff is great and friendly and will help you at all times. Only draw back were some of the people who were sitting on the stair cases smoking ciggarettes all day long and hanging out in the hallways.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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tampahojo4, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Dear guest thank you for your review, and please know that management has ask security
to tell other guests not to hang out on stairways and in hallways so that all of our guests can enjoy there stay , we do hope that you will make your reservation with us on your next visit to Tampa. Thank you.
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

we booked our room thru a third party and didnt know what to expect at first glance the room looked ok until night hit and the roaches started to appear german type not the typical fl. palmetto bugs i immediately called the desk and told them what the problem was they replied would you like a can of bug spray!!!!..dont know about you but that was not an exceptional solution this happend at 12;30 at night and i then demanded another room. after having to talk to her manager they moved us int a nicer room bug free on the other side of building thank god away from the drug deals going on in back of the propety and the hooker in the room below us i had my two daughters with me . i wouldnt send someone i disliked there and we learned a valuable lesson you get what you pay for especially in room 144 * the guys coming and going were endless. unhappy in tampa.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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tampahojo4, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Dear Quest we do apologize for the problems that occurred during your stay, please know that
management has increase our pest control service to eliminate any future problems, and have
put security and our front desk staff notice to improve there service, this has been done so that all of our guest can enjoy there stay, we do hope that on your next visit to Tampa you will make
your reservation with us. Thank you.
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Acworth, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Upon arriving in the room found a dead roach stuck to shower curtain. Shower did not work and they needed to fix it and refused to move us to a different room. The next day we found two live roaches in the bathroom. Disgusting, will not stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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tampahojo4, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear Guest we apologize for your not so pleasant experience, please know that management
has contacted our pest control company to increase the service of our rooms so that all of our
Guest can enjoy there stay , we do hope you will consider us on your next visit to Tampa .
Thank you
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Gulfport, Mississippi
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We checked in and right away the roaches were EVERYWHERE. They were on the walls. the floor,
the ceilings, the beds, even crawling out of the clock radio. We had a very sleepless night. We checked out at 7 am never to look back. Someone needs to call a health inspector to this roach motel.I have been all over the United States and this is by far the "worst" motel I have ever encountered. It was just unacceptable on any level.And as I said it should be condemned. You Have Been Warned!!!!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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tampahojo4, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Dear Guest we do apologize for the problem that occurred during your stay in one of our rooms,
please know that the experience you had is not the norm and management has hired a new pest control company to take care of this issue. we do hope you will reconsider us on your next visit to Tampa . thank you.
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Gulfport, Mississippi
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My family and I had an awful encounter at this hotel. We walked in our room and there was a small roach already on the wall. We brushed it off but as the day went on we noticed more and more. By the end of the night we saw about 25 roaches and when we turned off the lights about 300 came out. They were climbing all over the walls and in the beds. They even crawled out of the alarm clock. We immediately checked out in the morning
and found another hotel. Not to mention that the staff was rude, the rooms were unclean, and they smelled awful

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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tampahojo4, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Dear guest we do apologize for the problems that occurred during your stay with us ,please
know that this is not the norm at our hotel and management has now change pest control company to resolve any and all problems we had , we do hope you will give us another try
on your next trip to Tampa. thank you.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Room was pretty clean, saw a small itty bitty roach, but other thank that it was clean.
It is located in a very sketchy area, and has a bar connected to it, so many party goers, sketchy people, smoking , noisy, and more sketchy people.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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tampahojo4, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Dear guest we do apologize for any problems that occurred during your stay, it is our goal for all
of our Guest to have a pleasant stay, please know that management has change pest control
company and has step up security to alleviate any future problems , we do hope you will stay with us on your next visit to Tampa . Thank you.
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Address: 2520 North 50th Street, I-4, Exit 3, Tampa, FL 33619
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #119 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City 2*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Howard Johnson Inn is centrally located on I-4 Exit 3 (50th Street) and just 2 miles from the Hard Rock Casino (Exit 5), Ybor City (Exit 1), and Downtown Tampa /Port of Tampa. We are under new ownership and management since April 2009. Newly renovated rooms, 300+ capacity meeting space, large tropical area pool, and bar. We also offer MicroFridge in the rooms and FREE HOT Breakfast! ... more   less 
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