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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 #56 of 159 hotels in Tampa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Everything was great, except my CC was charged for the room, as was the CC of the person who set up the reservation. (when I arrived, he asked for my CC and I said the room was already paid for. he said no, it wasn't, so I whipped out my CC. The next day my handler called to say her CC was charged for the full price of the room) She is working on a resolution to that. Other than that, the service was great, the room was clean and I got a great night's sleep!

  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We flew in and out of Tampa on Spring Break. Needed a hotel that was convenient to the airport and the highway. Checked Trip Advisor saw the reviews and booked online through HOJOs. A very basic looking drive up hotel that has been spruced up. Yes there is road noise and it can get very busy, but the rooms were clean, the beds comfortable (double queen beds!) and the staff very accomodating (Kathy at breafast was so nice!). You get what you pay for, a clean, comforatble room. if you need a place to rest your head to start or end a vacation, you can do much worse.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Stayed here for one night before leaving Tampa. Location is good, close to airport and restaurants, We arrived at about noon and were able to check in at 1pm. Sat by the pool for a while, it is clean and well maintained. You will notice quite a bit of noise at the pool from the highway, as it is not far from it.
Our room was large and clean, although somewhat dated. Could use a renovation, had older furniture and a tube TV. However, it was quiet and served our purpose just fine. Free breakfast was a plus, they had bagels, cereal, fruit and waffles. Coffee and juice was also served. For the price, this hotel is a very good value.

Room Tip: We had a corner room on the south side of the second floor which was very quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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
#47 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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