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Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

The hotel was very nice. Good burger and buffalo wing joint right next door. Will stay here again when I am in town. The rooms were very clean as well as the lobby. Like many Holiday Inn Expresses it had the bare minimum in the workout facility. (Treadmill, cycling, elliptical).

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a nice review, regarding your recent stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again when you are in Tampa. More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2015

I recently traveled to Tampa for the Big Guava Music Festival with my daughter. The festival was being held at the Tampa Fairgrounds/Amphitheatre, and the Holiday Inn Express was right across the street, which made it the perfect location. It was only a quick, easy walk across the road to get there and back each day, which was a big... More 

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

Thank you for your review and taking the time to compliment us on our staff and hotel. We are grateful for your patronage and hope to host you again if you return to the Tampa area. More 

Topeka, Kansas
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2015

My experience at this hotel was very good. How often do you have the GM of the hotel visit the guests at breakfast and ask if they are enjoying their stay? This didn't just happen one day, but on consecutive days!! It is a small example of how the staff makes you feel welcomed. Property is excellent in terms of... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again next time you visit Tampa. Thank you again! More 

Clearwater, Florida
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109 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2015

This Holiday Inn Express is easy to find and access - Great location. We were checked in quickly by a courteous and friendly staff member. Our room was clean and updated. The beds were very comfortable and the mountain of different pillows on each one was great. We arrived early on a Saturday afternoon for a recent concert at the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your positive comments regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Friday night March 27th at 11:30pm we were checking in. The gal at the front desk was rude, unprofessional and a perfect example of how to mishandle customers / clients. We asked her simple questions and she never made eye contact. Acting put off to have to check us in and then when we needed to change the credit card... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to convey your comments regarding your recent experience with us. Your satisfaction is important to us and we try hard to make sure all of our guests have a rewarding experience at our hotel. We apologize we were not able to exceed your expectations with the service you received More 

Langhorne, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed March 24, 2015

In March of 2015 a young group of Christian students from the Philadelphia area visited various organizations in the Tampa, Florida location for numerous out-reach programs. These students were representing Cairn Christian University. After days of traveling the group was scheduled to stay at the Holiday Inn Express on Elm Street in Tampa, Florida. They were scheduled to be there... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post nice review. Dorothy was thrilled she was able to help pull off the "birthday surprise" and that she helped make Emily's day special. Thank you again for your review and we look forward to hosting you again soon. More 

Woodstock, Georgia
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127 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2015

This was by far the Best Holiday Inn we have stayed in thru out all our Travels. The Manager Ms. Theresa White is 1st Class Top Notch, Why? I am a regular Comped Guest at the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on this date 3-19-15 My Casino Hostess because of all the Spring Break Visitors could not arrange for (3)... More 

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

Thank you for your great review! I am glad that we "far exceeded" your expectations. I am pleased you enjoyed the Pancake Machine. We are driven to provide the best in comfort & service and we appreciate you taking the time to recommend us to more travelers. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed March 12, 2015

The room and hotel was immaculate. The staff was friendly and helpful. The only downside is that there are limited choices for food in the immediate area but I would not hesitate to recommend it. The hotel is close to the Big Bend Power Plant where the manatee preserve is located. Admission to the preserve is free and it is... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a nice review regarding your recent stay. We hope we can host you again if you return to Tampa in the future. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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Reviewed February 19, 2015

This hotel is conveniently located accross the street from the fairgrounds, which was ideal for us as we were attending the RV show. Very nice and clean hotel. Super fast check in. Nice breakfast although they need to have more meat. WiFi was slow. Staff were nice. I recommend this hotel for those visiting the fairgrounds.

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Thank you for taking the time to post a nice review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our rooms and accommodating staff. We hope to see you again. More 

Ocala, Florida
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Reviewed January 26, 2015

First I will start out by saying I was very impressed at price and the location of the Hard Rock Casino...Check in quick and easy and room clean,..We booked for 2 nights . My husband and i usually go to hard rock once a month and stay for two nights,,The hotel said they had shuttle,...didnt know till we got there... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We give the utmost importance to our guest comments as they help us improve, and continually provide the best guest experience possible. I am sorry our hotel did not live up to your expectations. Though I would prefer you had a better experience at our hotel, I would like to... More 

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Amenities

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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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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: $110 - $289 (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
Holiday Inn Tampa
Tampa Holiday Inn
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#39 Business Hotel in Tampa
#47 Family Hotel in Tampa
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Ask to have a room facing the back of the hotel.”
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“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.”
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“Fair is in town so getting a room facing the fairgrounds gives an amazing view”
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“Close to town without the high rates.”
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