We booked our room through HOTWIRE and got a STEAL on the room.
If I had paid full price, and had to pay parking, ect, I would not be happy about this room.
Upon checking in, we were charged $8 for parking – we were never made aware that there was a parking charge for this hotel.
The lobby was well decorated, and check-in was quick. We gave the gentleman at check in a hard time about the parking fee, and I was impressed with how he handled the situation.
The hotel is older, maybe a former Sheraton? The walls have been painted over 100 times, but the room was clean, the carpet was new, and we had a great view of the canal.
Our room had a fridge and microwave – what a nice bonus!!
Overall we had no issues, wish we were aware of the parking charge and no free breakfast prior to booking
Because of the hidden fees and no breakfast ( $39/night hotels offer free breakfast ), 3 stars is pushing it.
- 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
- Howard Johnson Tampa