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“good choice in Ybor.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District

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Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1700 East 9th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605 (Historic Ybor)   |  
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Ranked #26 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“good choice in Ybor.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

great location clean and well managed, decent breakfast.you can walk to all the great restaurants and clubs in Ybor City ( the Latin Quarter of Tampa). The breakfast had made to order stuff, along with buffet style items. They have a lovely courtyard with tables and chairs which is perfect if the weather is nice ( it was great in Feb when we stayed).The rooms were fine, clean and average sized. Bathrooms not huge but adequate.

Room Tip: slow elevator so stairs are faster. you may want room on 2d or 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed February 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We booked the hotel for Gasparilla and weren't quite sure what to expect since we are not from the area and had heard mixed reviews of Ybor City. We were pleasantly surprised to see this beautiful hotel when we drove up and friendly staff when we walked in. The area was also very pretty and clean and it was so close to the major clubs/bars in Ybor that it was the perfect location. Also, they offered a free shuttle service to the Gasparilla parade which was an unexpected surprise! Definitely worth the price!

  • Stayed January 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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Saint Augustine, Florida
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

New lobby with a bar, great breakfast service and a staff eager to accomodate. We were first assigned a room right beside the elevator which was annoying every time it moved. Asked to be moved to another room and there was no hesitation to do so. Our stay was delightful and the hotel makes travel to most areas of Tampa easy. Would definitely stay again!!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Orange Park, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

In Tampa for a conference, great location in Ybor City for fun and dining. Great place to people watch. Although the hotel was under renovations, the staff did their best to make their guests comfortable. Room size is on a larger size, especially if you get the room with the King. Will stay there again next year. I've stayed here a least 7 times in the last several years.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I've stayed at this Hotel several times in the past few years, most recently a week ago. I was truly dismayed to see the lobby under construction, as I was not informed of this when I booked the hotel 3 months earlier. The good news is that the construction was almost finished when I checked out. It is convenient to Ybor attractions of course, but the shuttle will take you downtown or the Cruise terminals when needed, but not the airport. I also enjoy taking the trolley downtown which the Ybor stop is only 1 block away. I've even taken the trolley to its termination downtown and walked 2 blocks to Kennedy Blvd. and taken the # 30 bus to the Airport. No problem!

Wes, the day manager and his staff are very helpful, friendly and work hard to make your stay enjoyable and trouble free. The rooms are clean and well appointed, though not brand new, still in fine shape. I will surely stay at the Hilton Garden Inn next time I'm in the Tampa/Ybor area.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The location, a stone-throw from the legendary James Joyce Irish Pub in the heart of Tampa's wonderful Ybor City district, is reason enough to stay at this hotel. But my stay was compromised dramatically by construction on the lobby, meaning that check-in was through a back door in a dank little room. Worse, there is no shuttle and cab service is so horrible in Tampa that I waited a full hour for a cab to get to the airport and very nearly missed my plane. There is no excuse for this hotel, which is close to the airport, to not have a shuttle. I'd say it's worth staying there, but keep your expectations in check where amenities are concerned.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stafford, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We truly enjoyed our experience here. WE were close to the Ybor shopping district. There were a lot of shops and dining opportunities, as well as an open air market, all winthin a short walking distance. The breakfast buffet was great, with fresh made to order omeletes, waffles, etc, he sraff was very friendly, and the free shuttle ato the port was a nice bonus. The shuttle driver was friendly and courteous as well. Only down side...the lobby was being painted and remodeled, so we had to enter and exit a side door that was not well marked for our taxi driver. w
We will definitely go back again, and recommend to others.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District

Address: 1700 East 9th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa > Historic Ybor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Business Hotel in Tampa
#24 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#30 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District 3*
Number of rooms: 95
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