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“A lovely oasis on a busy street” 5 of 5 stars
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Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3314 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629   |  
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Ranked #57 of 159 hotels in Tampa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A lovely oasis on a busy street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

This Howard Johnson Inn is located on a very busy street in South Tampa, but it is a bright, quiet spot. There is a lovely pool, a free breakfast, a small workout room, the room we stayed in was clean and comfortable, and the folks at reception were friendly. There are numerous restaurants nearby, and MacDill AFB is very close by. It's definitely a great value as well as a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hojosd, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport, responded to this review, February 25, 2012
Valued guest,

Thank you for placing your comments here on Tripadvisor. It gives me great pleasure to continue to receive such wonderful comments such as yours.

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Respectfully,

Jackie Cruz
Guest Relations Manager
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised with the way the room looked and smelled when we arrived. It was clean and very well kept. I couldn't have asked for a better room for the price. And the onsite breakfast was a huge plus since I had business to attend in downtown Tampa. The staff was helpful with times to leave the hotel inorder to avoid traffic delays. It was a great stay. I was so impressed that I left a tip for the individual that cleaned the room. Great job! I look forward to staying in another Howard Johnson Express soon.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are quieter.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hojosd, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport, responded to this review, February 27, 2012
Dear valued guest,


Thank you for your recent stay at the Howard Johnson Express Inn & suites S Tampa.

Our commitment is to serve each and every guest with excellent service beginning from our mangement who is always on site, clerks at the desk who will always greet our guest with a smile and our wonderful housekeeping staff and supervisor who know how to make everyone feel right at home.

Thank you for your kind comments, we look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Kindly,

Jackie Cruz
Guest Relations Manager
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West Palm Beach, FL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

I stayed at this hotel about 15 years ago and what a HUGE improvement from then! The hotel is updated and clean. The staff friendly and the beds very comfortable. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality compared to the price.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Temperance, Mi
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

For the good price, this hotel was clean and very well kept in the rooms and around the building. The breakfast was above average with make it yourself waffles - batter and waffle maker to use. The pool looked good, but we did not use it. The desk is staffed 24/7. All of the people were friendly and wanting to help. Without question, we would stay there again!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hojosd, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport, responded to this review, December 10, 2011
Dear guest,

Thank you for recent stay at the Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites S Tampa. Our commitment is to make sure that every guest is happy, comfortable and can feel right at home.

Once again thank you for sharing your comments on Tripadvisor, we look forward to servicing you in the near future.

Kindly,

Jackie Cruz
Office Manager
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Belo Horizonte, MG
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Excellent hotel from the reception, cleaning, staff, location, price.
The room is non smoker without the smell of cigarette.
I recommend and go back.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hojosd, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport, responded to this review, November 12, 2011
Dear valued guest,

We at Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites S Tampa, want to thank you for your kind comments.

Comments such as yours motivates us to continue to go above and beyond for each and every one of our guest.

Once again thank you, and we look forward seeing you in the future.

Respectfully,

Jackie Cruz
Office Manager
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Orange City, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Perfect for travelers on a shoe string budget. The staff is very friendly, accommodating and helpful. We didn't take advantage of the free breakfast, but we were told about it. It ends at 9am so get there early! No elevator - but only two floors.

If you are looking for an inexpensive hotel that is centrally located I would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 222. The ceremic floor was dirty - so dirty the bottom of our feet were black. T...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hojosd, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport, responded to this review, November 12, 2011
Dear valued guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience, we greatly appreciate your comments.

I apologize you weren't told of the elevator on premises and I'm certainly more apologetic for the light fixture not working proplery and the cleanliness of the kitchen floor. Feedback such as yours assists us in improving our service and property on a daily basis.

We value your business and hope to see you in the near future.

Once again thank you, for your stay at Howard Johnson Express Inn & suites.

Kindly,

Jackie Cruz
Office Manager
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Hartsville, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

This property is one of the cleanest facilities that I have ever used. Check in was smooth and the staff was very friendly. Continental breakfast was fresh and tasty. Will stay here again when I visit Tampa.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hojosd, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport, responded to this review, November 7, 2011
Valued guest,

Thank you for your wonderful comments!

When ready to book your next trip to Tampa, be sure to call us directly, ask for me and I will personally assist you.

Again thank you for choosing the Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites- South Tampa.

Thank you.

Jackie Cruz
Office Manager
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Address: 3314 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#46 Business Hotel in Tampa
#49 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are the newly renovated Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites Tampa. We are the closest hotel to Macdill Air Force Base and also within 5 miles of Tampa International Airport, Downtown, Cruise Terminal, St. Pete Times, Forum, and Raymond James Stadium. We fully renovated our hotel including a brand new bedding package in 2009. We welcome all guests to come see the new Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites. ... more   less 
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