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“Not Bad, Breakfast was good” 3 of 5 stars
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Quality Inn Airport
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1020 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33629   |  
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Ranked #87 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Nova Scotia, Canada
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“Not Bad, Breakfast was good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed 2 nights the first of March. We booked on Iine with no trouble and check in was very efficient. It is an older building with rooms a bit outdated, but it was clean and not smelly. The non-smoking room we had was just that, with no hint of having been smoked in. The fridge and microwave were clean. TV worked great. We found the bed quite comfortable and clean. It was quiet but our unit was in back which probably helped. We didn't get to the breakfast our first morning but the next morning we found it to be fairly busy. Everyone seemed to be enjoying it and there was enough seating. There was a good variety for breakfast from hot cereal, waffles, eggs, sausage to cold choices of hard boiled eggs, bagels, english muffins and sliced bread for toasting, pastries and juices. The girl was very adept at keeping things replenished, too.
I could not seem to get wifi on my tablet but my husband had no trouble getting wifi on his iPod. It would have been nice to have had sheers on the window so you could open the curtain for light and not be on display, especially being on the bottom floor.
All in all a decent place to stay that was handy to a number of dining options. It was also close to the airport and the Lowry Park Zoo.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Trinidad
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35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I had a terrible experience at another hotel (HoJo) last year in Tampa and I was skeptical to return. I opted for Quality Inn instead and I absolutely loved my experience! We had a clean, bed bug-free room, a wonderful complimentary breakfast each morning with a wide variety of foods to choose from, free wifi, many Direct TV channels and an up-to-date flat screen tv. What impressed me most about this place, however, is the hotel's commitment to being environment-friendly. The room was equipped with a "clean remote" which ideally is a big, flat remote with flat buttons that is much easier to clean & carries fewer germs. The shower head in the bathroom had multiple settings & a little note on it explaining how the various settings allow for water conservation. Also, room service left us notes explaining that, in their attempt to "Go Green," they would only change our sheets & towels if/when we wanted them to so that no clean linens were unnecessarily replaced. We stayed there for 4 days & 3 nights and the place was quiet, peaceful & friendly. The staff was supportive & helpful and there's a wonderful restaurant right next door that was simply amazing. We loved staying at the Quality Inn!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We stayed at the Quality Inn Airport in Tampa the night before our cruise. David picked us up at the airport promptly after we called and gave us a short tour of Tampa on our way to the hotel. He very kindly recommended a wonderful restaurant close by. Allan checked us in quickly and everyone at the hotel were very helpful. The room is not fancy but it is clean and functional. We returned to the hotel after the cruise and had the same great service. We will be staying again when in the area and would recommend the hotel to our friends and family.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairmont, North Carolina
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This hotel was the definition of false.Non-smoking room was full of cigarette smell.It was in the curtains,towels,sheets,pillows,and every other spot in the room.The bathroom was horrible,no water pressure to speak of,and a filthy tub and curtain.The room was only cleaned in common areas.If you looked behind dressers and such it was filthy,little pieces of trash and cigarette ash,it looked as if the room had not been cleaned in months.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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travel0156
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Love the updated rooms! The retro furniture fits this blast from the past. This hotel looks like it's brand new. The staff was great. My husband travels in Florida every couple of months and now has a new place to stay. For travelers who are on business and don't want a heavy meal, there is a fresh market next door, great to go food.

  • Stayed February 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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Vermont
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Updated and very clean 1950's motel. Fair sized rooms. Beds need replacement. Staff very pleasant. Convenient location with good restaurants within walking distance. Prompt van service to/from airport and at extra charge to cruise port. Fair value for a few days touring or cruise stop.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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180 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I was going on a cruise leaving the Tampa port and needed to fly in the day before. After comparing the many hotel options near the Tampa port I came upon this hotel. A great rate, free shuttle service from the airport, free full hot breakfast, free WiFi internet, and to top it off - only $8 one-way transportation to the cruise port. All other hotels I contacted were charging at least $20. Very courteous front desk staff and shuttle drivers.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1020 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33629
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #87 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Quality Inn Airport 2*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is just minutes away from Tampa International Airport, Tampa's Downtown, Cruise Terminal and the Westshore Financial District. One of the closest to MacDill Air Force Base, we are the home to many of our nation's troops and their families while they visit the base. Three miles to the west, you will find a beautiful nine-mile walkway along Bayshore Blvd. Over 200 restaurants nearby, many within walking distance. ... more   less 
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