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“DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL !!!!!!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Best Economy Inn
1701 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612 (Formerly Econo Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #133 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
1 review
“DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL !!!!!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Checked inn and checked right out ! Went into the room roaches scattering everywhere,the room was filthy.The bedding was stained and looked like it was just used. just dirt everywhere no way were we staying there.Went to the desk was told no other rooms were available so we checked right out of that dump ! very bad neighborhood also ! We did not even stay and paid cash and could not get a refund. SAVE YOURSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DON'T STAY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Tampa fl
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The worst Experience Ever....I stayed For a Week and found to my knowledge that their were rodents (Mice) in my room...I had a very hard time getting another room of course the heavy lady...after going through hell...i switch rooms to find later that night i herd a noise on the table and found out their was another rodent in my room that hit it straight for the crack in the wall underneath the sink....by God who would Have Known..I Immediately left..They have hedious female prostitutes hanging around back and out on the front the hoodlums sale drugs and smoke marijuana outside like its legal....Please Investigators Come CLose This Place Down!!!!!before someone its killed once again their....!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: Be Aware of Mice...Dirty Linens Including The Blanket..and the Rude FAt Lady At The Front Desk Whose...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rotonda West, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We stayed here from 2/15/12 to 2/18/12 i.e. 3 nights- I would give it a negative rating and would not recommend anyone staying her, we certainly will not.

We had stayed here for a number of years when it was owned by Econo lodge. However, under the new ownership it has gone significantly down hill: 1) our room was never cleaned during our stay 2) complaints to front desk were ignored 3) mgr was never available 4) extremely noisy rooms i.e slamming doors at 4 am

Worst part nobody seemed to care

Don Zoltowski

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

stayed one week. remote for tv(with few channels) took four hours to be brought to room by staff. if staying by week you cannot have 'free cont breakfast' which was advertised. pillows are horrendous. There were so many ants that we went to the dollar store down the road and had to buy our own bug spray(we were told no refunds). Door to room stuck on carpet so was difficult to open/close. Pool was filthy and visited by neighborhood kids after school, non guests. elevator was filthy and run down. we were 'stuck' all the way in the back on 3rd floor next to freight train tracks that woke us at all hours. staff could care less about your safety or comfort. i am SHOCKED that the Choice Hotels would allow this facility to operate with its name on the sign. Many other hotels just down the road for just a few dollars more, save yourself the aggravation and head a mile or so east.....did I mention that facility is also VERY poorly lit and you do risk your safety given the neighborhood and lack of security. wifi was spotty at best too.

Room Tip: stay away.....trust me.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

Don't ever go here! we had an ant problem in our hotel room. the people in the check in place are rude & could care less about you, the ac sucks! very little t.v. channels shower was FILTHY! you can still see comet (bleach) on the wall. the sink had stains in it. there were no outlet or they didn't work. the room smelt horrible. it is in a bad location. looks like a bad area. very old. the pillows are all lumpy. the bedding had soda stains in it! never again. the door barley shuts.

Room Tip: don't ever go here.
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  • Stayed May 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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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2011

This is a run down facility. Many rooms are out of service; some even boarded up. It's the kind of place you look forward to leaving. We booked a week. They only accept cash and no refunds. The final straw for me was the card keys expired frequently. One morning mine failed at 7 am. The manager would not let me back into the room because I was not the registered guest, (my son). Since he had gone to work, I was locked out all day! I'm not sure what I would do if we hadn't rented two rooms. It's not a neighborhood where a person would want to hang out for a day.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Simcoe County, Ontario
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

We booked this place looking for a cheap hotel the night before a cruise out of Tampa. We thought it would just be a bargin at $40 a night. They say it is close to the airport and turned out to be a $40 taxi just to get there. The clerk was nice and friendly, rooms are big and average size for a place of this age. The room was about as clean as can be expected for a rundown place of it's age, the bathtub tiles were rotted and were poorly repaired. That's about all of the "nice" I could say about this place. We did not rent a car as we were leaving for our cruise the next morning. We asked the clerk if it was safe to walk to a restaurant for dinner..she said yes. We were a bit suspicious about the safety of the area when we noticed police cars sitting stationary in front of restaurants. Finally after a walk that seemed to take forever, we arrived at the Olive Garden. The watiress was stunned when we told her that we had walked there, and told us to stay on the main road and don't even consider for a second taking a side street.
This hotel is located one street over from the poorest part of Tampa, she said crime was high, hence the police presence.
Once we got back to the room, it was really loud. Around 3am we were woken by a crowd of people yelling something about a "hold up"!!! Between that and the air conditioner that could compete against the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we did not get much sleep that night.......
You get what you pay for I guess.....spend the extra money on somewhere safer & nicer, we will next time! I would not recommend this place to ANYONE.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1701 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 92
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge At Busch Gardens Hotel Tampa
Econo Lodge Tampa

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