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“For the price, the hotel was fine. The bathroom could use...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport

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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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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

You know when you're staying at a HoJo for under $60 a night that you aren't looking for luxury. Indeed, the pool was in the middle of the parking lot and the tube tv got 8 or 9 channels (fortunately one was ESPN) but we were pleasantly surprised with the overall stay. The room was very big with a kitchenette, bed was comfortable, everything was clean, and the front desk people were nice. It's near a variety of stores and restaurants and the surrounding area is busy but seems safe enough. It was convenient for us as well.....20 minutes from Ybor City and 30 from Clearwater. Definitely the best hotel we've stayed at for the price range.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

wonderful value nice and clean,the area was convenient. above all it was immaculately kept. it seemed that a lot of others felt it was a good deal.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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HappyHojo_STampa, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Dear Guest

We are glad to hear that everything during your stay with us was satisfactory. Our goal here at Howard Johnson is to ensure that each and every guest is comfortable as well as satisfied with their stay from the moment you enter our lobby.

Again, thank you for the positive comments and we are looking forward to accommodating you next time in Tampa.

Sincerely,

Nicolas Kozlar --Front Office Manager
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport

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:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#44 Family Hotel in Tampa
#49 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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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