We stayed in a room on an upper floor with a river view, so the scenery was lovely. The room itself lacked some amenities--no fridge, a small screen TV, a one-cup coffee maker, plastic-coated PAPER cups, and one tiny wastebasket. The bed and linens were fine, and so was the bathroom, if a little dated and with very little counter space. I was worried about staying here because I had heard that U of Tampa students used this hotel as an overflow dorm and that they created a lot of noise. I saw the college kids around, but I never heard them, so that was not a problem. I got a very good price on the hotel from priceline.com. In this downtown location, hotels are rather pricey, and that is why I took the chance of staying here. The front desk staff was extremely helpful, and the hotel has a van service that was at our disposal and took us and picked us up around town. This service alone made it worth staying here. The only thing I hated was paying $8.00 a night for parking. All things considered, I would definitely go back to this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown is located adjacent to the David A Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and the beautiful Hillsborough River. The hotel is approximately 1 mile from the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa Bay Historic Center, Tampa Bay Times Forum, Channelside Dining and Entertainment Complex, and the Port of Tampa Cruise Terminals. The Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown offers a complimentary on-demand shuttle service from 7am until 10pm, 7 days a week. Popular Attractions include Channelside Dining and Entertainment Complex, The Florida Aquarium, and Historic Ybor City. Hotel Amenities Include:- All Non-Smoking Rooms- Onsite Restaurant, WaterWorks Bar & Grill, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.- Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access- Free Local Calls- Business Center- Outdoor Swimming Pool- Onsite Fitness Center- Complimentary Gym Access at Lifestyle Family Fitness- Complimentary Shuttle Service within 2 milesTampa International Airport is only six miles from the Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown Hotel Tampa
- Tampa Howard Johnson
- Howard Johnson Tampa