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Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

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Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

If I could give this hotel 0.5 stars, I would. Horrible hotel and really rude, mean staff at reception especially the late night staff reception. I have never felt so unwelcome in my entire life, apart from hotel in London. I do not recommend.

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Dear Sanja D, Thank you for staying with us recently and for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. Allow me to apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced due to the level of service you have received. Let us assure you that this is not the daily norm at our property as we do strive...

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Very clean and welcoming place. Everyone very friendly and helpful. There was a problem with the elevators and the management was very apologetic and offered whatever help he could during this difficult time. Somethings are just out of our control! Breakfast was good and had a lot of variety. Love those hot sweet rolls!

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Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

I will have to agree with you on the HOT SWEET ROLLS I love them. I would like to thank you for taking the time for on review. We belive we got that elevator back in line. We hope to see you back soon. Ron GM

Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Pictures can be deceiving online. I am us to staying at residence inns and marriot hotels. I knew when i got to the sliding glass door that this wasnt one of those. The sliding doors were dirty and hadnt been cleaned. Now mind you i had been working and then drove four hours and was so tired. When the door...

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Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Dear, amarie68 Thank you for taking the time to let me know about your stay. I am extremely sorry to hear that your stay was not a pleasant one. WE can assure you these issues will be addressed during our daily morning meetings. We strive to make sure the guest rooms are always inspected and meet brand standards before our...

Ormond Beach, Florida
Reviewed July 19, 2016

we went in early a.m. my friend asked him if there were rooms available tonight. He said No, I decided to go back in and ask him to put us on a waiting list. He said yes, we have 5 rooms available. The check in was to me slow and we were the only ones checking in. He had no...

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Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

I would like to thanks you for your review and information about my Manager On Duty less then what I want from my MOD. I am glad that you liked my hotel. I hope to see you back soon. Ron GM

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Hubby & I decided to visit the Seminole Hard Rock Casino for a quick, two day weekend getaway. Because we've recently stayed at Holiday Inn Express hotels in FL & PA & been very pleased, we decided to try the HIE located closest to the casino. The price break we received booking through the IHG Priority Club was initially our...

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Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for being a loyal IHG Priority Club. Then I would like to say your review of my hotel and staff was outstanding and we thank you talking the time to do us a great review. can't wait tell you come back and see us. Ron Gm

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed June 15, 2016

The staff was friendly, rooms were clean, check in and out were a breeze. We received an upgrade for being a priority member, that was a nice surprise. The room was a nice size. Hard rock and fairgrounds are nearby

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Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

I would like to say we are happy that you wrote a review of our hotel. We try to do up grades to all of your IHG Rewards members. We hope to see you back soon, make sure to book your next reservations on the IHG Rewards site to receive the best pricing. Thanks Ron GM

Miami, Florida
Reviewed May 31, 2016

We stayed here for two nights a couple of weeks ago. Let me just quickly point out that the location is not really close to the tourist attractions. It is well connected though, with the 301 & I-4 right there. So you will definitely need a car and not mind driving about 20 minutes or so. Also, there really aren't...

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Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time review my hotel. This is a big help to me and my staff to better service out guest. We all do love the fresh bake cookies. Thanks for the info on the smoke detector, it was fixed. We hope to see you soon. Ron GM

Florida
Reviewed May 23, 2016

Room was clean and comfortable. Every employee we encountered during our two nights was gracious. We had a small dog with us; the pet fee was nominal, and employees seemed to want to make the dog feel as welcome as they made us feel.

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Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review on my hotel and staff. We do love dogs here, and yes their family to. We hope to see you soon back at the Holiday Inn Express Tampa fairgrounds. Ron GM

Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

From the time we checked in with Marilyn & checked out with Dorothy...absolutely fantastic! My wife & I prefer Holiday Inn Express over any motel chain as we have never ever been disappointed! Clean comfortable rooms, very quiet area & great staff makes this 1 of our favorite!

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Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for your review and ask Ms. Dorothy is outstanding. We are so glad that you love our chain. Thanks Ron GM

Daytona Beach, Florida
Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

The Holiday Inn Express Tampa/Fairgrounds is a very nice hotel. It has a quiet and homey atmosphere. The hotel is well kept and maintained. The room that I stayed in was very clean and well maintained. The hotel staff is courteous, friendly, and helpful. Dorothy and Lauren at the Front Desk are great. The Holiday Inn Express Tampa/Fairgrounds is a...

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Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Our staff look forward to helping our guest in anyway we can. I thank you for staying with us, and come back soon. Ron GM

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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: $114 - $300 (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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#39 Business Hotel in Tampa
#47 Family Hotel in Tampa
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ask to have a room facing the back of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 789lynner, 1 week ago | Read review
“nothing to do in the area!”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles ID2734, Jul 12, 2016 | Read review
“Fair is in town so getting a room facing the fairgrounds gives an amazing view”
 of 5 bubbles jamiek247, Feb 15, 2016 | Read review
“Close to town without the high rates.”
 of 5 bubbles Ernbo6, Jan 27, 2016 | Read review
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