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Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

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#73 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay -- comfortable and clean. Free parking and good breakfast Attentive staff and especially DARIUS RUFUS for your fantastic customer service .....it was greatly appreciated. I would recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

Thank Leticia S
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here the night before we left on our cruise. Place was nice and friendly. We would stay again. Only issue was there was not many restaurants around. Had to drive a good little ways to find food. All in all was a nice stay.

Thank Farrell C
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Tamara P, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

We hope you have great cruise. Thanks for your great review and for being A IHG Rewards Member. Yes we only have two restaurants, Five Guys and Wing House in walking distances. One other place is the Hard Rock Casino their are 3 great places to eat. We hope to see you back soon. Ron GM

Brighton, Colorado
Reviewed March 9, 2017

We only stayed one night but the customer service was great. We flew in to Tampa on a red eye flight. We arrived at the hotel at about 9 am. Unable to check in this early but the staff provided suggestions on what to do until the room was ready. When the room was ready, the front desk called me...

Thank frankacosta2002
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

First stayed in this Hotel about 12 years ago and it is still in great shape. Very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was OK. Not great but not bad. My wife loves the cinnamon buns and she said they were great.

Thank Ken J
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Holiday Inn Express lived up to its usual high standards for our group as we visited the Florida State Fair. Quick check in, spacious rooms, friendly staff, clean property. Only concern was the parking lot was very small for our big bus, but no worry, our driver could have backed his bus into a 2 car garage. Stayed 3 nights,...

Thank EDavis44
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Our stay at the Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds was fantastic. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff was excellent, helpful and friendly. The location is excellent especially if you want to visit casino. Easy drive to and from. We will stay there again.

Thank Harold R
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We visit Tampa often around the holidays and the holiday inn express near the fairgrounds is very clean and accessible. Not necessarily near all the hot spots and not a lot of restaurants close by- we are at the fairgrounds so it's convenient for that. But value, cleanliness and nice folks make it very nice.

Thank Jakejakeno1
St. Pete Beach, Florida
Reviewed December 23, 2016

Next door to the wing house and across the street from the fair grounds . It used to offer a shuttle to the casino but stopped it. The rooms need updating because the carpet is worn and smells musty..

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Tamara P, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Yes we did have a shuttle over a year ago, we found out it was not cost effective to keep. Now that we have not have the shuttle it has help us with some funding to do room renovation. We will start in April re doing the hotel from top to bottom. We are looking forward...

Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Under reconstruction. THE best place to stay if attending an event at the Tampa Fairgrounds. Other than that, not much to see in the area. Seminole Hardrock Casino is close by. Some restaurants close by as well.

Thank mrobel
Tamara P, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

I am glad to know you think this the best place to stay while in this area. During your stay we are not under reconstruction, we are just doing preventive maintenance as we are in our slow time. Like painting hallways, rooms and stairwells. We hope to see you back soon. Thanks Ron M GM

Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here during a cheer competition. The location is very convenient. It's across the street from the Tampa Fairgrounds. The bed was comfortable. The night we were there we had a problem with someone talking loud until 2:30 in the morning.

Thank StAuggie12
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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fairgrounds/Casino is located across from the entrance of both the Florida State Fairgrounds and the Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre. We are also only a half mile from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and offer complimentary shuttle service to guests visiting there. We are conveniently located off I-4, less than 5 minutes away from I-75. If shopping is your pleasure, we are easily accessible to Brandon Town Center mall (7 miles), Westshore Mall (12 miles) and International Plaza (12 miles). With easy access to I-75, I-4, I-275, US 41 and US 301, our guests are minutes away from all area attractions and points of interests. Our rooms either feature one King Bed or two Queen beds. Guests can enjoy our outdoor pool, fitness center, free wireless & wired high speed Internet access, business center, and great breakfast with signature cinnamon rolls. We also have a few rooms with special jacuzzi tub for some extra relaxation after a great day in the Bay area. So whether you are in the area for the Fairgrounds, Raymond James Stadium, the area Beaches, Busch Gardens, or taking in an event at the Ford Amphitheater, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at the Fairgrounds is the STAY SMART location to be. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

Address: 8610 Elm Fair Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610-7361
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: $121 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds 2.5*
Number of rooms: 76
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Holiday Inn Express Tampa/Fairgrounds/ Hotel Tampa
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Tampa Holiday Inn
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#39 Business Hotel in Tampa
#47 Family Hotel in Tampa
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“Ask to have a room facing the back of the hotel.”
789lynner, Dec 1, 2016 | Read review
“nothing to do in the area!”
U3594VDmelissaa, Jul 19, 2016 | Read review
“We always ask for a higher floor room away from elevator/ice machine. Rooms facing back of property are quieter.”
ID2734, Jul 12, 2016 | Read review
“Fair is in town so getting a room facing the fairgrounds gives an amazing view”
jamiek247, Feb 15, 2016 | Read review
“Close to town without the high rates.”
Ernbo6, Jan 27, 2016 | Read review
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