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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 #15 of 159 hotels in Tampa
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights for the Tampa Am. This was the first hotel we tried to get a room at and we had a strict price range. They lady behind the counter gave us our total but it was out of our price range once we told her that she worked with us until we were able to get the price down to what we could manage.

We had driven 13 hours through the night and were very tired when we arrived at 9am and they allowed us to go into our room then so we could rest.

The room itself was large, clean and modern. The room had 2 beds and enough room to blow up a queen sized air mattress on the floor. Also has a decent sized HD TV that we hooked a laptop up too to watch netflix. Also the walls were thick enough so you couldn't hear too much from outside your room

The free breakfast had a good selection including waffles, muffins, toast, fruit, biscuits/gravy, oatmeal, and more. Also it's was a quick and easy drive to Ybor which has a lot of very good restaurants.

Next year I will defiantly be staying at this hotel again.

  • 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 21, 2012
It was our pleasure to have you here at our property. We have worked close with the Skate Park of Tampa for many years. It is great to be so conviently close to the skate park and Ybor as you said. On behalf of our GM and all our staff, thank you for your kind words and we as well look forward to seeing you for next years Pro Am. Happy Holidays
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We stayed here recently on an extended weekend trip to the Magic Kingdom and Busch Gardens. We did not arrive to check in until 2am. The doors are all locked by then and you either need a key or to have the front desk let you in. There was someone at the front desk to let us in right away and checkin was quick and easy.

The room and furniture definitely shows its age, but was otherwise clean and neat. We got a great deal on a two room suite that was actually what appears to have previously been two separate hotel rooms with a connecting door. They have turned one of the rooms into a "living" area with couch and coffee table instead of beds, but it does result in the great benefit of having two bathrooms! The great rate, good reviews, and two bathrooms were the major driving factors for booking here and I would definitely return again in the future for those same reasons. The pull-out couch in our room was in major need of replacement and the linens (sheets, towels, etc.) could use replacement soon as well. Nothing seemed "dirty," just aged a little too much to feel totally comfortable. If the hotel took care of the aging furniture, linens, and rooms, I would easily give it 5 "circles" instead of 4.

Staff was always very friendly and offered to bring things to the room when I would call and ask if they had this or that (I always just walked to pick it up myself though, but it was nice they offered). The breakfast was standard for Quality Inn/Suites with the usual packaged pastries, cereals, juice, bananas, waffles, etc.... The location was really good for a combined Disney and Busch Gardens trip. The immediate neighborhood does not seem great, but I never felt concerned for our safety or anything like that. Also, Ybor City is very close and there you can find a ton of restaurants, shopping, and night spots. It would be nice if the hotel had better signage to lead guests in as it is on an almost unnoticeable road that is very easy to miss (even though you can easily see the hotel, figuring out how to drive into it can be challenging).

Overall a great stay and I would definitely check here first for my next visit to the area, especially given the availability of a suite with two bathrooms, which can be difficult to find without paying a fortune.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I am also thankful for the review with great detail. We are currently going through the process of upadting all the things you mentioned above. I am glad that are staff took care of all your needs. As for all the doors being locked, it is our priority that guset feel safe at all time, we are the only indoor accessible hotel in the area, and as you said the front desk clerk is there 24 hours a day to readily service our guests.

Our suites are spaciuos as you stated and the extra bathroom always is a winner. We look forward to seeing you again soon and once again on behalf of myself, our GM and the entire staff have a Happy Holiday.. Thank you once again for choosing our property for you lodging need, and for the great review the review.
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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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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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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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Ogden, Utah
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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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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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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#8 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#12 Family Hotel in Tampa
#15 Spa Hotel in Tampa
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Tampa
#19 Business Hotel in Tampa
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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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