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“Nice stay for pre cruise” 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 #77 of 158 hotels in Tampa
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“Nice stay for pre cruise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed here for one night before our cruise out of Tampa. The cruise package was a good deal & worked out great. The room was clean, I loved the decor. We were upgraded to a suite, which was nice having chair & couch. Bed was a little harder than I prefer. Bathroom was nice & clean. The breakfast was small but had a little of everything. The woman who took care of it was very attentive & sweet. The staff at the front desk were a not as nice, but ok. The woman who checked us in messed up our transport to port (it was included in rate), but that was quickly fixed. Transportation was easy & comfortable; however, they do service several other hotels/condos on Rocky Point, so it wasn't quick. We were glad for it, though, avoiding Tampa traffic to port! I would stay here again & recommend it.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed two nights prior to a cruise out of Tampa. Hotel was in a quiet area, right on the water and next to a Bahamma Breeze restaurant which was nice for a take out and to then eat in the hotel eating area. Room was comfortable and staff very good. The breakfast was outstanding, both the food and especially the lady that works the breakfast. She does a great job of preparing the hot items and keeping the selections full and looking appetizing. All in all, a very good experience and value.

Room Tip: We overlooked the parking lot, but was very quiet. Some rooms overlook the bay, not sure if they cos...
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The access from airport is fast, the staff is wonderful. The two ladies on duty at the desk helped us by giving us printed directions and maps to sites of interest. This is our second stay here. Ask for a room facing the bay for wonderful sunsets or sitting at the pool. There are restaurants within walking distance as well as shopping a short drive. We will stay here next time in town.

Room Tip: Ask to stay on the bay side.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

My family, two adults, two children, stayed here in April. We lived in Tampa awhile back so we knew the location was good. If you are a runner, it has great access to the causeway to get a good run in.
We arrived late, flight was very delayed. We were starving when we arrived. I asked the front desk what our options were and he kinda shrugged me off and said there was a vending machine. I asked again is there was anything more substantial and he said there are pizza flyers in your room if you want. I found him so unhelpful, especially when i found out the next day that there was a connivence store a few yards away that was open at the time we arrived.
The breakfast in the morning was fine. Basic. Nothing outstanding, but it did the job.
The room itself was fine. We had a "deluxe room" which was good to have the extra sitting area with the four of us. The rooms could have been cleaner and the bathrooms need a remodel.
All in all we may consider staying there again only because of the price, but there are a number of hotels right in that area we would consider first if we were to go back to Tampa.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa - Rocky Point Island, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear 1974Gigi,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I would like to apologize for the less-than-satisfactory service you received during your recent stay with us. I can assure you that the experience you had is not indicative of the superior service we are known to provide.

I have shared your comments with our Front Office team who will be reviewing the issues you had internally to ensure they do not reoccur in future.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to write and tell us about your experience. We look forward to seeing you again when you get the chance to visit our fair city.

Sincerely,

Joel B
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We stayed here for four nights last week. To me, it's a decent hotel; provides basic needs but also at a VERY GOOD location. 5 mins to TPA, 10 mins to downtown, YBOR City, 20 mins to beaches... most of all, it's pretty quiet -- surprisingly. Everyday free breakfast was good enough to let you have a few choices for your convenience (You don't expect caviar from here, do you?). Pool is OK sized and clean enough. Hotel has nice bay view, staffs are helpful and friendly. Overall, a nice stay for budget hotel. If being picky, two complaints: the speed of free internet was as slow as dial up (remember AOL?).The shower (water) pressure was pretty low. Will definitely recommend this Holiday Inn Express Rock Point to travelers only need basic services (but again, decent enough), nothing too fancy; easy access to almost everywhere around Tampa, TPA, Beaches.

Room Tip: Like many suggested, if possible, get a room with bay view. Makes difference.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa - Rocky Point Island, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear Victor696,

Thank you for your feedback and for choosing our hotel. I am glad that you liked the breakfast selections and found the staff helpful. I certainly apologize for the inconveniences you experienced over the water pressure and the internet connection. Rest assured that your comments will be reviewed by our team and take actions accordingly. We take all comments into consideration and welcome any opportunity to improve. If there is anything you need next time you stay with us, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Sincerely,

Karen G.
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IHGCare
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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We found the Holiday Inn Express at Rocky Point to be in a very central convenient location to the various tourist attractions. The room was clean, up to date, comfortable and quiet even though the hotel was sold out the 4 nights we stayed there during spring break. The variety of foods each morning for the complimentary breakfast varied from day to day. Located right on the water, we could watch dolphins playing in the waterway while my daughter played in the pool. We would definitely stay here again.
The hotel operates an airport shuttle with the airport being only about 10 minutes away. If you want to save some money and need a rental car, do not rent at the airport. Take the shuttle to the hotel and then either take a cab or ask the hotel shuttle drop you at an 'off site' car rental agency. We saved $150 by not renting at Tampa International.

Room Tip: We had a room on the second floor right near the stairs which made it quicker to come and go without...
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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san diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

The staff was more than helpful with directions extra fun things to do and always a nice greeting and smile. Great room comfortable bed and then a great wonderful incluesive breakfast? What more to ask for!!!!!! Thank You Good Day Tampa Bay

Room Tip: Bay view was nice.
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  • Stayed March 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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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Tampa - Rocky Point Island Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Tampa - Rocky Point Island Hotel Tampa
Holiday Inn Express Tampa
Holiday Inn Tampa
Tampa Holiday Inn
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
Hotel Style:
#62 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Tampa - Rocky Point Island 2.5*
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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