I was to stay here for a conference. I had to cancel the reservation. The downtown hotels have a contract with the conference that says that if reservations are not cancelled by a certain date, one nights stay will be charged. Not a problem if they take the reservation correctly. The person who took my reservation over the phone misspelled my name. Why in the world are they incapable of looking up the confirmation number without the name? You'd think the name on the credit card would have helped her spell it. I would have given them one star, but after talking to two people at the 1-800 number, the local person at the hotel was able to find the problem. I have stayed at various hotels in downtown Tampa through the years. I can't recommend any of them. Stay outside of the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk 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 hotel 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 Shuttle Service within 2 miles - Tampa International Airport is only six miles from the Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown Hotel Tampa
- Tampa Howard Johnson
- Howard Johnson Tampa