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Howard Johnson Hotel - Tampa
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2055 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33607   |  
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Ranked #117 of 158 hotels in Tampa
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“Roach Hotel”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

We checked into the Howard Johnson on Dale Mabry in Tampa last night. We weren't in the room 30 minutes when we saw two cockroaches. A call to the front seat got me the answer of "it's the season for bugs both eyre all coming out now". ?!?!? My boyfriend and I travel frequently and this is the first time ever we have encountered creepy crawlies, and we have stayed in some dodgy places. The location has a bunch of strip clubs in the area, so that should give you an idea of the neighborhood. The room is poorly maintained, it smelled like it had recently been fumigated (clearly that didn't work) and the fridge barely keeps things cooler than room temperature. I do not recommend!!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The place was ok. you get what you pay for. Room was certainly decent, beds were comfortable, and it was clean. Included breakfast had individual wrapped bagels, cream cheese, muffins, juice machine juice, milk, coffee, cereal, oatmeal, not very good fruit. Water pressure in the shower was just about non-existent. A/C was very loud, not sure if I would have been able to sleep with it on. This is a motel with outside access directly from your room and of course I could not open my drapes as anyone on the walkway would be able to look right inside. It was perfectly fine for my purposes. Note about the neighborhood - there are 3 strip clubs within easy walking distance, so keep that in mind. Easy access to the convention center area though.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

This was the second worst hotel that I've stayed at in the past 7 months. Dirty, foul smelling and broken t.v. We were horrified by the appearance and condition of the hotel. The windows were not secured. The bathroom floor and fixtures were dirty with mold and mildew buildup. There was a prostitute hanging out in the lobby around breakfast. The staff seemed to be oblivious to what our concerns were with the conditions of the hotel.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Hotel Tampa
Howard Johnson Tampa
Tampa Howard Johnson
Address: 2055 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33607
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #117 of 158 hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Hotel - Tampa 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Howard Johnson Hotel Tampa Airport/Stadium consistently provides the kind of comfort, service and hospitality you expect in a hotel for both vacation and business travelers. Free Scheduled shuttle to/from Tampa Int. Airport 5:15am-11pm, which runs every hour. Transportation also available to Port of Tampa, 10 Dollars Per Person each way. Free Continental Breakfast in Lobby 5:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. ... more   less 
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