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The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa

7700 W Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa, FL 33607-1430
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#82 of 173 hotels in Tampa
Stylish and chic, yet simple and effortlessly casual, the 276 hotel rooms and suites at The Godfrey Hotel Tampa have been designed to offer the best in waterfront luxury in Tampa’s vibrant Rocky Point neighborhood. Located just steps from the hotel’s pool and the waters of Tampa Bay, these are the rooms you dream of returning to after a day of travel or exploring the city’s attractions and things to do. Enjoy bright, spacious living areas with private balconies or patios with lovely views of the bay or Tampa skyline for al fresco relaxation. Settle comfortably into your routine with little luxuries like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and mini-refrigerators. Order in room service from WTR Pool & Grill and treat the family to dinner and movie or have a romantic dinner for two on the patio. For added comfort, upgrade to a Junior Suite with a separate sitting area, sofa bed and two TVs.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Water sport equipment rentals
Free airport transportation
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
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Grade: 46 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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124marquisd wrote a review Jul 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada3 contributions
I flew in from Las Vegas, NV to Tampa, Fl. I enjoyed my View on the 6th Floor. My room was clean, and well stocked. If I needed anything, for my room. The staff/maids were quick to help and serve my needs. I really like the front desk. Every single of them ladies are professional. I recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Shaun Kwiatkowski, Other at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
Responded 1 week ago
Hello 124marquisd, Thank you for your review and for visiting us recently! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. From our warm and welcoming team members to our clean and comfortable rooms. We thank you again for your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thanks again, 124marquisd.
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Alexis wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
The first room that I was in the tub was stopped up so they moved me to a new room. Once I got to the new room I walked on the balcony and there was a large cement wall blocking my view. I went back to the front desk and asked to be moved to an upgraded room for my troubles and the man refused. Fist he said he didn’t even have an upgraded room available and then said I can give you one at a discount. He had the nerve to tell me “You couldn’t see the city from the first room you were in” so basically saying when you book a “city view” room your actually getting a view of the damn parking lot. I ended up in another room where the sink was stopped up for the remainder of my stay. Do not stay at this hotel that really should be called a motel. The only good thing about this place is the location. The worst hotel that I’ve ever stayed at!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Shaun Kwiatkowski, Other at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Therealla, Thank you for your review and for visiting us recently. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our great location, right on the beautiful Tampa Bay. We always take our guest reviews very seriously and we want all guests to be very happy with their stay. Our manager has since connected with you and we hope you found the solutions helpful. Thank you again. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Bernadette C wrote a review Jun 2020
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The adult pool was not open. So everyone had to gather in the family pool. OMG.. Risque things were happening in the family pool while kids were around. We had an excellent view right over the pool. The room wasn't properly cleaned. A paper coffee cup was filthy. I will recommend to bring sanitizing spray, wipes and your on towels just to be safe. I must say the bay view was beautiful!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from Jonathan Sievers, General Manager at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
Responded Jun 22, 2020
Hello bernadettecY390JV, Thank you for your review and for staying with us to celebrate your 21st wedding anniversary. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our great location right on the water, as well as the gorgeous bay views from your room. We appreciate your feedback regarding your room and we will share this with our housekeeping team. If you stay with us again in the future, please let us know any feedback while you are here and we'd be happy to help however we can. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back soon.
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Chris F wrote a review Jun 2020
Niles, Illinois11 contributions5 helpful votes
1. This place is olllld and needs some serious updating (toilets don’t even work and you have to flush five times just to get water down). The funniest was the brown sludge coming out of our sink and bathtub after they were forced to do a water repair throughout the building that shut the water off for a couple of hours. 2. No amenities like breakfast, room service, or dining in general except Friday-Sunday. I know we are living in the age of covid19, but I can go across the street to the Westin or could go to the Grand Hyatt and get dining included and 7 days a week vs. Friday through Sunday. 3. We have a serious problem sleeping in filth. We discovered on night two that we were sleeping under a blanket with a large dry red stain that could have easily been blood. The funniest part is when I requested new sheets, I came downstairs and noticed that our new sheets were placed on a public desktop that had not been sanitized. Normally I could care less, but in light of COVID 19, would have preferred those new sheets not be on the reception desk, and SURE AS HELL would have preferred not sleeping near or on stained sheets to begin with. 4. Noisy on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It is adjoined by a WTR Grill and pool. This is a hot spot for 20 something millennials. At present, it is operating just on the weekend. With that group and hot spot comes a lot of noise, and also some literal trash-the parking lot was a disaster of filth the Monday following their pool party, with beer bottles everywhere (funniest was one individual decided to place a beer bottle right behind the wheel of my rental car, hoping I would not notice it and would back up over it. Luckily, I noticed it). This place just is not for us. I feel robbed of money. Do yourself a favor: for just a few bucks more stay across the street at the Westin, or treat yourself to the Grand Hyatt just a mile down the road. Will be a better stay. I promise. I have stayed at both before and can guarantee a more enjoyable experience there.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from Jonathan Sievers, General Manager at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
Responded Jun 16, 2020
Hello ChrisF681, Thank you for your review and for staying with us recently. We appreciate your feedback and always want our guests to have a positive experience. We shared your feedback with our management to review it further. If you stay with us in the future, please let us know your requests while you are here and we will do our best to assist you. We hope you'll consider staying with us in the future. Thank you again.
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Christal M wrote a review Jun 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This was the worst stay ever and will not be spending my money here again. It's sad when you think of The Godfrey Hotel my mind thinks of the Boston or Chicago locations and feel the name and service go hand and hand. Well the same can't be said for The Godfrey Tampa. It is a run down hot mess of a hotel where it seems the only people who truly enjoy it are thise who like to party and get high on cannabis all night. I stayed at this property a few years back for a night and maybe that should've been my warning. But once I saw their updated website, the renovations to the pool and restaurant I was excited to give them another try. It was my 24th wedding anniversary so my husband and I booked June 1-4, 2020. Through his job we found a great rate under $100 per night and its not far from home so we took the drive. Upon arrival and check in the clerk at the front desk was very friendly and that is the best part of our stay. She gave us our room key as I had requested a high floor and a sheet of paper and directed us to the elevators. Not advising us of any changes or rules due to covid-19 or the current curfew effecting the city of Tampa during our stay. We were on their highest floor, the 6th and we go to check into our room. Upon opening the door it smelled musty and i could see that the sliding glass door was not closed completely but the a/c was running. So my husband goes over to close the door but it won't budge and all the rubber sealing around it has almost deteriorated to crumbs. Not to mention the cityview they offer is nothing but a parking lot view and nothing else. So we called down to the front desk she advised maintenance would be up. After 30-35 minutes a man from maintenance comes up and upon one glance states you will need to be moved to another room so it can be fixed. So he leaves to advise the front desk of this and gets a new room key for us. He tells us the new room is three doors down on the same floor. We gather our belongings and make our way down this dark musty hallway. As we open the door on our second room it just got worst. This room looked like it wasn't even in the same hotel. Everything was outdated and old looking and that funny smell was all over it. My husband and I said lets just upgrade to an oceanview room and pray for the best. So now we are given a third room now 4 floors lower but with an oceanview. Be advised not one time did any staff offer to help move us or apologize for any of the inconveniences thus far. Now we are into our third room with and oceanview. This room is not as updatrd as the first room, most of the furnishing look ok but could be replaced soon. The foul smell was not in the air thank God. We did however have the neighbors from hell who partied loud and smoke and drank on the balcony until 5 am for our first two nights. The cannabis smell was so strong we couldn't sit on our balcony for long without getting a contact high. Now here is where it just keeps getting worst. As I indicated earlier no advisement of any sort were given to us upon arrival nor was anything posted on their website regarding the following issues: A curfew was in effect on June 1st and all businesses were to close by 5pm and streets cleared by 7 pm. The hotels restaurant and new pool are only opened on the weekends. Housekeeping is on a request basis only. I was charged resort fees each day for services that weren't even available to me at anytime during my stay. Thank God the curfew was lifted on day three of my stay but the inconveniences were just too much. And it always took forever to get someone at the front desk after our first day. I understand that with covid-19 there's a possibility of limited staff but when i actually went downstairs to speak with the clerk she would be walking around in her cellphone just ignoring the front desk phone. Also because of covid-19 the property wasn't at full capacity so to be told I couldnt get a oceanview room on a high floor when there was less than a dozen cars in the parking lot is ridiculous. And then on day 2 a sheet was slipped under the door advising there would be water maintenance issues that morning until 11 am. This place is a nightmare and no mater how good a rate you find it will be like staying at a motel 6. They will never get my business in the future. I even sent a message to the front desk while i was there hoping to avoid doing a yelp review but if they don't care how they treat their guest then this review is more than warranted
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Date of stay: June 2020
Room Tip: oceanviews are the only rooms worth anything but I would pay more money and stay somewhere else.
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Response from Jonathan Sievers, General Manager at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
Responded Jun 10, 2020
Hello BunBunBreakaways5, Thank you for your review and for staying with us recently. We are happy to know our front desk team was warm and welcoming upon arrival and that our housekeeping team was able to assist you in a timely manner. Please know the satisfaction of our guests is always our first priority and we sent you a direct message to learn more and improve the situation. As we navigate this transitional period, we have to abide by the city and state guidelines in order to maintain the safety of all of our guests. We are happy to share additional information whenever a guest asks as well. In terms of the view, we recommend booking a waterfront/bay view in the future if you're interested in viewing the water from your room. Thank you again for your review.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
Which popular attractions are close to The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa?
Nearby attractions include Courtney Campbell Trail (0.2 miles) and Ben T Davis Beach (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bahama Breeze Island Grille, Rusty Pelican - Tampa, and Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill - Tampa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Philippe Park (7.7 miles), Ybor City (8.7 miles), and Tampa Union Station (7.4 miles).
Does The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.