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“Clean, comfortable and very courteous” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Tampa - Rocky Point Island

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Holiday Inn Express Tampa - Rocky Point Island
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   3025 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607   |  
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Ranked #71 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Clean, comfortable and very courteous”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stayed here for our first night arriving late from Tampa airport. There is a shuttle service, which was great. We were greeted with a goody bag of snacks (which my kids appreciated). The location is next to our favorite restaurant Bahama Breeze. After a comfortable nights sleep (we asked to be in a quiet area of the hotel) we had a complimentary breakfast. The shuttle took us back to the airport so I could pick up our rental car for our trip. At the end of our trip, our hotel near Busch Gardens did not have an available computer to arrange our pre-boarding. We called the hotel at Rocky Point to ask if we could use their computer. They said yes and were very helpful when we needed some assistance with the computer. We had our farewell meal at Bahama Breeze on the patio. The airport shuttle driver gave us directions to the airport
and we finished a lovely holiday.

Room Tip: I think it is a non smoking hotel now, but when we stayed here last year our room smelled like stale...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Saint Thomas, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We were attending a music festival at the bar/beach across the street and the Holiday Inn Express was perfect for us. Our flight arrived at noon and we immediately went to the hotel to check in knowing we were earlier than the 3pm check in. The desk staff informed us that since we were early there were no rooms made up but he would call when one became available. About 90 minutes later the call came as promised and we were able to check in early.

The room itself was just what you would expect from the HI Express - very clean and comfortable.Unfortunately we had a view of the parking lot but the other side of the hotel has a great view of the bay. The complimentary breakfast was exceptional - plenty of selection of both hot and cold items. And with a location close to the airport they even offer bagged breakfast to go for those with an early morning flight.

I would also like to compliment the hotel shuttle driver. Even though our music festival offered shuttle service to and from the beach the hotel shuttle driver offered to take me to the concert one time when he was between runs.

We will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gatineau, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We first arrived at the hotel 2 days before our cruise, we arrived early and the manager did his best to accomodate us before our arrival time, he allowed us to sit in the dinning area, with our luggage, and we were allowed to help ourselves to the coffee and tea that was there. This hotel allows people to smoke in certain rooms, the only problem is that they are not all segregated to one floor, I mentioned to the manager that I woke on the Sunday, day we were leaving for our cruise and the cigarette smoke in our room was terrible, he took note of this for our next visit (8 days later).
When we arrived the following week, he accomodated us again before our checkin, and ensured that I had a room that did not have a smoking room near me. Overall, I find that this hotel accomodated me very well.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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New Hartford, Ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights during our recent trip to Florida. We had made our reservations six months in advance, requesting a water view room if at all possible. One would think that making reservations that far in advance, that would be possible. We arrived to the hotel early evening after a long day of travel and when we got to our room, found we were overlooking the parking lot, which was very disappointing. We did not pursue the issue as we would only be there a short time. I wish now we had asked for a different room, as the room we were assigned was right next to the noisy elevator and ice machine. If we stay here again, we will pursue a better room.

The continental breakfast was very nice, with a very pleasant woman working to keep everything full, hot and fresh. The pool area was very nice, clean, however the weather was not conducive to bathing suits and pools.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the water, and away from the elevator and ice machine.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Very nice Staff and also very helpful. The rooms are comfortable but plumbing needs to be sorted out as there is a bad smell from the bathrooms, this was the only downside to this Inn.
Otherwise the breakfast was substantial and very well organised. Would stay again as it is so easy with the shuttle to and from the Airport. Good Value. Bahama Breeze two minutes walk serves food and drinks and good Staff.
There is not a lot to do on Rocky Point but if you just want to rest for the night and have a meal and glass of wine, well, this is perfect.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Burien, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I was a little nervous after reading reviews, but pretty pleased overall. It is fairly close to the airport and the cruise ship terminal. The hotel has a pretty view and our room was clean and quiet. The breakfast the next morning was actually quite good for a free hotel breakfast. The cinnamon rolls were really good. They were completely booked due to all the cruises coming in and out, but we did get to check in an hour early which really helped after flying all night from Seattle. I would definately recommend this hotel for a quick stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa - Rocky Point Island, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear supersnookers,

We strive to give great and impressive service to all of our guests and it makes us happy to read we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our establishment. Once again thank you for the wonderful and kind words of praise.

Sincerely,

Orlando A.
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Stayed at HI rocky pointe, pre cruise before departing on saturday for the islands. Arrived early on a Thursday from our flight, the shuttles worked beautifully to hotel. Upon checking in, I knew it was wayyyy too early and the possibility of not being able to check in, but hey it didnt hurt to try. So I did. It was about 10:30 in morning the young girl at desk at first said nothing was available. We were still standing there for some reason a hotel manager said to hold up a minute and next thing you knew there was an opening for the room type requested. On top of that he reviewed the pricing I was quoted and noticed I was overcharged for the cruise package and he adjusted it to come out to about $60.00 savings. SWEET. For some reason the charge was not working so we paid cash upfront for the total and did not have to leave any incidental deposit per the manager at the time. Complimentary breakfast every day was great, the weather was beautiful. Even if it wasnt, everyone at this hotel, especially the manager was exceptional!! After reading some previous reviews prior to travel, I was worried, but I would now recommend this hotel to everyone and definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: ask for an upper floor room/bay view
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  • Stayed February 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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Address: 3025 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607
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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 Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Tampa - Rocky Point Island 2.5*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel Tampa-Rocky Point Island is located 2 miles from Tampa International Airport with complimentary shuttle service from 5 AM - 12 Midnight. Centrally located on the shores of Tampa Bay we are only minutes from Tampa International Airport, Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Westshore Business District and other area attractions. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel Tampa-Rocky Point Island features 88 guest rooms with interior corridors. We also provide a complimentary deluxe breakfast bar, 24-hour lobby coffee bar, free Internet access in every room, and free local and 1-800 telephone calls. Our guest rooms all include: two-line speaker telephones with data ports and voice mail, generous desk space with ergonomic chair, 25 inch satellite TV with free HBO, ESPN, CNN, and the Weather Channel. For your dining pleasure, the Bahama Breeze is located right next door. Our hotel also offers complimentary parking as well as a 24-hour exercise room and heated waterfront outdoor pool. Meeting facilities are also available. We warmly welcome Priority Club guests with express check-in and express check-out. Whether your travel is business or pleasure, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel Tampa-Rocky Point Island will be your smart stay of choice. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express. ... more   less 
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