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La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Central
Ranked #70 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Reserved a rm for 4-wife, 2 kids, me-with the promise of a king + pullout. The rm had 1 bed. We complained & they said they'd look for another rm. 20 mins later we tried to leave but were told they were still going to charge us! I demanded to see a rm suitable for 4. They refused unless I showed my email confirm-they were trying to prove I'd only reserved a "King room." A horrible altercation ensued. I was stunned & outraged at what a brazen scam they were trying to pull. Total hell, but in the end they didn't charge me.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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A TripAdvisor Member
Tampa, Florida, USA
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This was a 2 week stay, due to relocation for a job promotion.
The manager, Mike, was AWESOME! He gave me the best rate, and gave the best guest service ever! Rooms are very clean, and the entire hotel was clean clean and clean! Location is very convinient ... Loved it and will come back again

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Pensacola, Florida, USA
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Very impressed with this location. Stayed 2 nights with family. The hotel was very clean, the front desk staff was nice and helpful. We had 3 rooms and no one had any complaints. Busch Gardens is about 12 minutes away. If I have to complain I would on the pool closure time, it closes at 9:00pm and so does Busch Gardens so we were not able to utilize the pool during our stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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A TripAdvisor Member
Orlando, Florida, USA
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

I have been to the Tampa La Quinta my last two times down and will continue to stay with them for as long as I continue to visit. The staff is always pleasant and accommodating even with my 4 kids lol. I would recommend this hotel to any of my family or friends. Only down side for me is the bed is not as comfortable as my own, however I do own a memory foam mattress so I am a little spoiled. For most the pillow tops are just fine.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

This hotel was very clean, fresh and comfortable. The breakfast was enough to get my day going and the staff was nice and courteous. It was located near a lot of places to eat and it only took 10 minutes to arrive at the airport. It was also only minutes from Busch Gardens and Raymond James stadium. It was a perfect place to spend three nights on a business trip

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Central

Address: 3826 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33614-2011
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#47 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range: $91 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Central 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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