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Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4955 East 18th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605   |  
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Ranked #11 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
topeka
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I have to say that the Quality Inn in Ybor City went all out for us. We had a group of 12 going on a cruise that left Tampa Bay. We stayed there the the night before. Rooms were very nice ans clean, the pool was clean and looked very nice. The hot breakfast was nice and the staff was great. The only thing wrong was when we made reservations three months in advance the person did not tell us they had a shuttle. No road noise or loud guests.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Bobby G, Manager at Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
I am very happy to hear that our staff took care of all your needs. It is important to us that when traveling in large groups, every detail is met. Thank you for your review and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. On behalf of my GM and the entire staff have a great holiday, and please come again.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

After reviewing several motels/hotels close to the Fairgrounds in Tampa, we located the Quality Inn just off I-4. It is rated a 3 star hotel by AAA. The room rate was reasonable, especially with what was offered. We made reservations for 2 nights. Upon arriving we were welcomed by their friendly staff. Coffee and tea are provided in the lobby 24 hours a day. Our room was located on the first level, it was very clean and provided us with a refrigerator, TV and 2 very comfortable Queen size beds, plus access to exercise equlipment and an outdoor swimming pool. The palm trees around the pool were strung with Christmas lights. Very chic!. The hotel provided a very nice breakfast buffet, starting at 7 a.m. The staff always greeted us and asked if we needed anything. The Fairgounds were just 3 miles away and very easy to get to.
Definitely a place we will stay again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Bobby G, Manager at Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
We here at the Quality Inn and Suites pride ourselves in providing our guests with quality service. I am very happy and pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. On behalf of my GM and our entire staff, thank you for your review, and we look forward to serving you again in the near future.
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Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We were to stay for just for a night as it was too late for us to drive to Naples after the delay of our flight arrival. Check - in / Check - out was smooth. We found the staff not so friendly and quite stiff with pleasantries. Though the room given to us was in a quiet zone, spacious and clean. Ample parking space is being provided and breakfast is just OK. Eating area is not spacious and quite congested. Therefore we took a take - away to enjoy it at a bench near the pool. I would recommend it for a short stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Our experience at Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City was awesome. Their staff treated all of us very well and took great care of us. Oh....and when I say all of us, I am talking about a group of 14. We stayed at this hotel for a total of 3 nights; one night before our cruise and two nights after. They provided us with transportation to and from the port as well as to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. They provide a continental breakfast and the hotel, rooms, and pool area were nicely clean - thats always a plus.
When we learned that our cruise ship didn't dock to the port when expected, the staff at the hotel kindly let us stay as long as we needed without any extra charges. When arriving back from our cruise, we were able to check in a little early. They definitely went beyond my expectations to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Would I reccommend this hotel.....absolutely!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Bobby G, Manager at Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Shelly,
The pleasure was all ours. I am glad that we provided you all with suberb service and Quality lodging. Your group was great and we can't wait to see all of you again soon.

Thank you for your wondeful review and kind words. It is our goal to make all famlies feel like our own family at our property. On behalf of myself, the GM and the entire staff thank you and have a great Holiday..
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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I have to say that the Quality Inn in Ybor City went all out for us. We had a group of 14 going on a cruise that left Tampa Bay. We stayed there the the night before we left and our cruise was delayed 10 hours because of Fog. The Quality Inn Team told us not to worry about checking out. We could stay at the Hotel as long as we needed and they would not charge us a cent. So we hung out at their great pool all day until it was time for us to leave, They even took our huge group to the Cruise Terminal that day. When we arrived back from our cruise we had booked two more nights with them. They picked us up from the cruise terminal and had scheduled Rooms to be ready for us when we got back. Mind you this was only 10:30 AM and check out wasn't till later so they went out of their way to make sure we had a place to stay. They then hooked us up with a ride to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game and a ride back where we were given a brief tour of the city of Ybor. They took us to the grocery store when we needed things. They even took us to the Airport when it was time to go home. Bobby and his Team were terrific and went out of their way to take care of our large group. I would highly recommend the Quality Inn and Suites. If you stay remember to take care of them as well because they deserve it!

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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Bobby G, Manager at Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
We are so happy that we were able to make your family feel like part of our family. That is what we try to do, treat everyone like family. Your group was wonderful, and it was a pleasure meeting you all. We are very thankful that you picked our poperty for your lodging needs. We also are very thankful for the wonderful review you wrote about us.
On behalf of myself, the GM and the entire staff, Thank You....
Happy Holidays to you and yours,,,

Look forward to seeing you again....
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Well we got into town late and it took the night receptionist 10 minutes to come to the window as the front door was locked. This isn't one of the best part of the city neither. After we got a room basic but clean. We had a drunken fight/arguements going on out infront of our room thru the late night. Just an idea of the people that stay there. Like I said if you just need a bed it will do the job but not family recommended. The lounge connected had some unsavory patrones to add to the mix.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bobby G, Manager at Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Our property has 24 hour front desk staff, we donot have a window for check in. We are not connected to any lounge or bar. I believe you are confusing our property with one accross form ours that has a lounge. Our property prides itself in service, safety, and quality hospitality.
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Coconut Creek, Florida
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

If you're planning on parking at Busch Gardens vs. wanting to be within walking distance, this is a good place to stay. It's at least $25 less a night then any of the hotels nearer the park and that's for some of the more questionable places. This hotel is right next to the highway, but we didn't have any problem with traffic noise. However, the walls are pretty thin and there is some noise from other rooms that can be heard...not enough to bother me. The surrounding neighborhood is questionable, but we didn't have any problems or feel threatened or worried or anything like that. Breakfast is up to par.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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Address: 4955 East 18th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#4 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#13 Family Hotel in Tampa
#18 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Quality Inn & Suites, a Tampa hotel near Ford Amphitheatre at Florida State Fairgrounds. Conveniently located in the heart of Tampa's business district, the brand new Quality Inn & Suites is minutes away from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Ford Amphitheatre at Florida State Fairgrounds and the Port of Tampa. This Tampa, FL hotel is also close to popular attractions and venues like Ybor City, St. Pete Times Forum, the Tampa Convention Center, Raymond James Stadium and Busch Gardens theme park. ... more   less 
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