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“Hotel needs renovation” 2 of 5 stars
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The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   111 W Fortune Street, 275N Ex-44 I-4/275S Ex-45A, Tampa, FL 33602 (Formerly Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown)   |  
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

good location for straz - bad restaraunt and there is not where to eat any where close to hotel. room bathroom out dated could be a hazard for some you can not check in until 3:00 oclock not a minute sooner. hotel needs a lot of updating. staff friendly but not on the ball, so do not ask any questions. did not get the type of room i reserved. clerk said we had a king size but when we got to the 14th floor it had two queens. nice view. one elevator was out of order, so it was very slowing getting up and down.

Room Tip: go somewhere else, a/c unit noise is bad. beds a good
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide with your feedback regarding your stay with us. I am sorry that you had a less than excellent experience. We are constantly making changes here and I hope you will return soon so that you may experience our exciting changes as well.
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ORLANDO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

At the time of my stay, 1 of the 3 elevators were out of service. To access the stairs, you had to go around the outside of the building.
Not all of the basic TV channels worked (ABC was one of them).
Shower/ Tub was clogged but fixed the same day I brought it to the attention of the front desk.
There were some wires rigged together with electrical tape. Thank goodness it was not plugged in anywhere.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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FoleyT, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Thank you for sharing your stay at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown-Tampa on TripAdvisor. We are currently renovating many areas of the hotel and the elevators are part of those updates. We do apologize for the inconvenience this may cause any of our guest's stay at our property. I am glad we were able to resolve the shower/tub that was clogged in a timely manner. We strive to provide the accommodations and service to all our guests. As we have continued our renovations we apologize that we overlooked any wiring that was no longer in use and will have addressed immediately. Thank you for sharing your stay and we look forward to your return in the future.

Sincerely,

Tracy Foley
Assistant General Manager
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BONIFAY
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I've stayed here many times for my annual conventions--sometimes a good experience-some less than wonderful. This was a good experience. Easy check in and check out. 2 out 3 elevators working. Clean rooms. Torn blankets and ragged bath towels. Did not eat at the breakfast buffets. Excellent shuttle service if you don't try to ride in the prime times.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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FoleyT, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you for sharing your recent stay with the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown-Tampa on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your kind words of your recent stay and look forward to your return to show off our renovations throughout the hotel. Please feel free to contact us for any further lodging needs.


Sincerely,

Tracy Foley
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Additional Information about The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk

Address: 111 W Fortune Street, 275N Ex-44 I-4/275S Ex-45A, Tampa, FL 33602 (Formerly Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown)
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#14 Green Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk 3*
Number of rooms: 312
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 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 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
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