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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 #14 of 159 hotels in Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

We came into town for a cruise, we didn't want to spend much money so out choices were slim the cheaper hotels in the area are very rundown and scary, we chose
This one because it looked newer, we were greeted quickly with the best hotel staff, extremely helpful and nice. They offered us the cruise package, which I highly recommend!! They carry all your bags, take you, pick you up, watch your car. So much convenience for the price you pay.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, April 4, 2013
Thank you for your review. Yes, the Stay Park and Cruise package is a large help for guests. We pride ourselves in Quality customer service, and are very happy that you were able to experience that first hand. Once again thank you on behalf of GM and the entire staff thank you for your stay and your review.
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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
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  • Cleanliness
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Arriving to the hotel can be a bit intimidating at first since the area seems extremely quiet and isolated. Being in the industry, I know never to judge by surroundings---Well was I suprised!

Excellent hotel, Staff is beyond incredible, offered information about shuttle services and directions to the park- both rooms were adjoining as requested.

The hotel is in top clean condition, from the rooms, bathrooms,tubs to the pool on site. Our family was looking for a great deal for our one night stay in Tampa. We received more than expected. The buffet is beyond incredible- more than your average bagels,toast and orange juice.

I will definitely recommend and also visit this Quality Inn again!

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Bobby G, Manager at Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
I definitely want to thank you for the recommendation and review. Being tin the industry yourself, you know that tis means a lot. Thank you for choosing us for your lodging needs and look forward to your next visit. Once again thank you on behalf of GM and the entire staff thank you for your stay and your review.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We spent 6 days at the Quality inn in late January, its a bit out of the way but they gave us the number of a taxi company who promptly picked us up at the airport for a reasonable price. Check in went well and the staff were helpful. We paid about $80 a night taxin. The room was clean and spacious, the breakfast buffet was good. The weather was a bit on the chilly side so we didn't see any body in the pool but the music was loud around the pool and we wondered if the noise would have been to much for the rooms around the pool. We used the public transport to get around, $4 for a day pass. The bus into Ybor City and Tampa is a 10 to 15 minute walk away and ran about every half hour. in the same area around the bus stop are about 5 mainly fast food restaurants and a Chinese one about 5 minutes away, food was so so. If l had one complaint against the hotel it was when we came home one night and the door to our room was not shut properly. lt appears the maids when they leave just let the doors close on there own steam instead of pulling them shut. We were lucky that in our section there weren't many guests so there wasn't much traffic. We complained to the front desk and the manager but were not given to much reassurance that it wouldn't happen again. After that we made sure everything was put in the safe . On a couple of occasions we noticed other rooms with their doors closed but not pulled shut.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, April 4, 2013
Thank you for your review. Due to your review we have now implemented protocols that will ensure all doors are closed during housekeeping or even during regular evening hours. Once again thank you on behalf of GM and the entire staff thank you for your stay and your review.
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Troy, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Hotel was nice and clean. Staff very helpful and attentive. Jerry who assisted in transporting was the best along with Luis. These guys were sooo helpful, patient and professional, it meant so much. My husband has some physical challenges and they didn't mind helping getting him situate in and out of the van and ensuring that he was safely in his scooter. The best!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Bobby G, Manager at Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
It was our pleasure to help you with all your needs. Jerry, and Luis also would like me to extend there Thanks for your stay and review. Once again thank you on behalf of GM and the entire staff thank you for your stay and your review.
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Dothan, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We took advantage of the Park, Stay and Cruise package, very reasonable. The facility is very nice and the staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean, attractive and comfortable. Their breakfast bar is sort of sparse. The coffee was good but there was not a large choice of cereals or other foods. They had hard-boiled eggs but there were complaints about the lack of variety while people waited in line for the waffle machine. However, we were on our way to a cruise ship with an endless supply of food, so we didn't worry about being hungry.

We really appreciated the shuttle to the cruise port - a great convenience. After the cruise, getting back to the hotel wasn't quite so convenient. We waited over an hour for the shuttle. They had only one van with a trailer to bring folks back from the cruise port. Each time the van arrived there was a stampede and the folks who got left were understandably irate. The poor shuttle driver, who was a very nice man, got yelled at and chewed out by those left waiting for his next run. An employee at the motel explained that only company vans were allowed in the pick-up area - private vehicles were not allowed in the pick-up area and they had only one company van. (Evidently vehicles other than company vans were allowed in the drop-off area because we had no issues getting to the port in a van that wasn't a Quality Inn van.) If and when we use this motel again, we will use the shuttle to go to the port and take a cab back to the motel after the cruise. I'd rather pay for a cab than go through that hassle again. It's only a ten minute ride.

Overall, we were very pleased with this facility and we will stay here again when we cruise out of Tampa.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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, April 4, 2013
Let me start by thanking you for your review, and apologize for the wait at the port of Tampa. That weekend there was a large number of returning guests as well as uneasy traffic conditions. We have now added more transportation vehicles and have improved our pick up times. We also have begun to review options for breakfast that will add variety. Once again thank you on behalf of GM and the entire staff thank you for your stay and your review.
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Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

we had the opportunity of staying at the Quality Inn prior to embarking on a cruise last week. The staff was very friendly, the room was extremely clean and the breakfast was very good. It was a very pleasurable experience. I recommend this hotel very much.
- Wayne

  • Stayed March 2013, 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, April 4, 2013
I am very pleased that we made your stay a memorable one and a pleasurable one. It is our goal to have our guests feel like they are home away from home. Once again thank you on behalf of GM and the entire staff thank you for your stay and your review.
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Timmins, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Recently stayed here to see some Lightning hockey games. Service was good and very helpful. The rooms are huge with comfortable beds and nice bathrooms. The room was clean except for the carpet that was dingy and stained. Also, there is enough empty space in the room that the addition of some kind of lounge chair or a small table and chair set would be ideal as there is only a desk chair to sit on other than the beds. The breakfast choice was not great and found it to be very busy. Used the shuttle to get to the games for $15 and taxi to return for same price. Not much to see in the surrounding area unless you go into Ybor City. Weather was too cool to use the pool but it looked ok. No real complaints and would stay here again at the price paid.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, April 4, 2013
I would like to apologize for the appearance of some our rugs. The previous owners allowed cranberry juice to be served in our breakfast area, which in turn made several dingy looking red Once again thank you on behalf of GM and the entire staff thank you for your stay and your review.stains. So I do apologize for that. I assure you that on your next visit you will see the difference.
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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:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#9 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#13 Family Hotel in Tampa
#19 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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