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Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Reviewed September 14, 2015

Maybe we hit them at a busy time, but we needed a room with two beds. We have stayed there in the past and that is what we had. this time, they didn't seem to have the reservation and gave us a room with one bed. We asked for a cot, or roll away. They could not find either, even...

Thank Toyia
IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Dear Toyia, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at our hotel. We strive to accommodate all of our guests and their needs and we apologize for not meeting your expectations when it comes to your room accommodations. This is not the hotel stay experience we wanted for our guests and for that, we are truly sorry. We welcome any...

Naples, FL
Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

The room spelled of mold. Think was air conditioning. Throat didn't feel well. Daughter got a headache. Stay away. The last Holday Inn I will ever stay in. Front dest people didn't care. Someone cleaning another room was over heard saying mold.

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

Dear Toesmom, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. We value each feedback as this will allow us to identify areas that may benefit from additional attention. We sincerely apologize if you found the condition of the room to be disappointing. In line with this, we sent you a private message to obtain more information...

Cape Coral, Florida
Reviewed September 13, 2015

The staff was very helpful and the hotel is very clean. This is the best hotel if you are going to an event at the fairgrounds. The hotel also sits between five guys and wing house.The hotel is also really easy to get to.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed August 16, 2015

My family and I are traveling from LA to FL for a road trip. Finally, stopped driving in Tampa. Decided to stay at the Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds. The price was very reasonable for the weekend. The breakfast was the standard Holiday Inn Express free breakfast. The hotel staff was very polite and offered us directions to local attractions....

1Thank Emily H
The Villages, Florida
Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

This hotel was such a great find! Closest to the Fairgrounds, friendly smiling staff, immaculate rooms, and a Five Guys next door that stayed open past the posted closing time to feed people who'd gone to the concert. Hotel Parking was free, of course - lot was well lit - they give tags to guests so you won't be towed....

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San Diego, California
Reviewed August 13, 2015

This review is based mainly on the disappointing service. We chose this hotel for its proximity to the Hard Rock casino. It had a great rate and was close to the property Upon check in I asked about the complimentary shuttle service to the casino and was told it leaves every hour on the hour until 1 am. It was...

1Thank Erin M
IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Dear Erin M, Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate that you find our location to be convenient and for your nice comment about breakfast. However, we’re sorry we fell below your expectation regarding the front desk service and sound-proofing which was unacceptable. We...

Naples, Florida, United States
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

From reservation to check out this hotel delivered in all the important areas: 1. Cheerful & helpful front desk staff 2. Very clean rooms 3. All in suite equipment works 4. Ample bath linens & soaps, shampoo, conditioner & lotion 4.5. Nice pressure in shower 5. Comfy bed & clean linens 6. TV easy to operate 7. Surprisingly large complimentary...

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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
Reviewed August 8, 2015

Stayed for seven days and it was very nice,they have a Computer room,free Breakfast,Coffee in Rooms,Refrigerator,Micro,nice Pool area,but small,across the Street from Florida State Fairgrounds,they have a variety of Breakfast items to choose,Room was very clean,most important there were no Bugs,I am very particular,very clean

1Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very friendly staff from the moment we walked through the front door to check in. The rooms were very nice and very clean. They have a very nice breakfast area and a lot to choose from. This is the place to stay if you are going to take in a concert at the Mid Florida Amphitheater. You can walk across...

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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 about our staff and hotel. We appreciate our feedback and hope to see you again soon

Cleveland, Ohio
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.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
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: $150 - $233 (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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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Tampa/Fairgrounds/ Hotel Tampa
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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.”
 of 5 bubbles 789lynner, Dec 1, 2016 | 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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