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“Lower end of what Motel 6 offers”
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Rodeway Inn
Ranked #141 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lower end of what Motel 6 offers”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

Very average to poor but not a nightmare. Cheap so that what we wanted.
Smelly rugg. Te rest was fien for a one night - late check in place
Desk person in the night really not nice and mornig person a lot better.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

My 1st mistake was to no have or know about TRIPADVISOR. check in was ok. Tub was UGLY. No baths only showers. Then the wet dog smell came two days later after a heavy rain. So i bought some Frebreeze. The next morning i noticed bite marks on my legs and the FLEAS. Went to desk all they did was move us to another room. Bath tub was also ugly. Called customer service 1-800 and told them.they NEVER got back to us.

  • Stayed August 2011
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed February 17, 2011

Full disclosure, I stayed at this Motel 6 in February 2010, and it was decent, and the price was good, so I had no reservations (no pun intended) about staying there again. What a difference a year makes. The grounds were not kept up; the stairs had cracks and missing pieces of concrete, railings were loose. Light covers were broken or had cracks. Cobwebs everywhere you looked, garbage cans overflowed by each night. Elevator was filthy.

The room itself had a moldy smell, the carpet was dirty, the bed mattress was about as thin as a 2x4. The blanket had burn holes and the bedspread looked dingy/dirty. The television was covered in dust and dirt and something sticky on the screen in one corner, and the plastic was cracked in one corner. I was staying for five nights, no maid service the first morning, had to ask for clean towels. Was placed in a room next to the elevator shaft, which ran all night long and was loud. People up all night walking outside and on the floor above. Trucks idling all night in the parking lot on the side facing my room, very noisy. Not enough parking for vehicles. Pool and pool area looked clean, but too cool for anyone to use, so it was closed.

If you want to use their WiFi internet, it costs $3 per 24 hour period. A shame when almost all other hotels/motels offer it for free.

The front desk staff was very friendly, credit for that. But I almost feel sorry for them, having to work in a nasty arm pit like this Motel 6.

I have stayed in plenty of Motel 6's, and this was by far my worst experience of any. A shame, since only a year ago it was a decent, clean, well kept up place. I will not be staying at this Motel 6 ever again, and will not recommend it to anyone.

I am not someone with a grudge against this Motel 6 or the chain as a whole, I usually have good experiences with Motel 6. I just felt this review needed to be written, thanks.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
276 reviews
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Reviewed January 13, 2011

this is a motel that could be a decent motel 6 if the owner cared about it.
the front desk personnel were always helpful and polite, and housekeeping was at least average. but the owner needs to replace the furniture in the room- my room had a box spring mattress that was filthy, torn apart and needed to be burned. the mattress was flat and also needed to be repalced. the other furniture was damaged as well. also i had to kill ladybugs that were flying around the room every day during my 3 day stay. the blanket was dirty and had burn holes in it.
on the positive side, the walls and carpeting were somewhat clean as was the grounds. there was traffic noise as with most motels sited on highways.
the grounds were quiet and seemed safe.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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Orlando, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2011

We stayed here because we wanted something affordable, and near Ybor City....we planned to go out for drinks and were able to cab it home if needed. We've stayed at a few other Motel 6 locations recently, and this was the cleanest and quietest by far. They even had pool, and it looked to be well-maintained, although it was too cold to actually try it out.

I've read some of the other reviews of t his property, and I really don't know what people expect from a hotel of this price. The Ritz?

This hotel is also near the Hard Rock Casino and the Tampa Fairgrounds, so its in a very convenient location for any of these entertainment venues.

There's no restaurant at the hotel, but there is a Waffle House right across the parking lot.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Fort Collins, CO
1 review
Reviewed December 21, 2010

Used condom in room and tampon in trash can. Worst visit I have ever had at a Motel 6. I sent comments to corporate and all I got was a "sorry" letter. I have not patronized Motel 6 since the visit.

  • Stayed January 2010
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Thank uncprof1
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Tarpon Springs
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267 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2010

This was my third stay here. It is located about 1.5 miles from the Florida State Fairgrounds & the 1-800- ASK GARY Concert Stage (noise could be a problem on concert events). The check in with reservations was fast and correct. The room was a basic low budget room - clean & comfortable. The TV reception was fine as was the wake up call. There is a parking area for 18 wheelers who do keep their engines running so this may not be the spot for a light sleeper. The motel is located far enough away from the interstate so that noise should not be a problem. The only food within walking distance of the motel is a Waffle House next door. The food is typical WH quality. There are a few gas station/deli stops about 2 miles away - south on Rt. 301. It is also very close to the HardRock casino. The outdoor pool area was clean (but in December too cold to use). The ice machine was operating as was the coin laundry. Overall I can't complain as the cost was at least $25 less than other motels in the area.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Rodeway Inn
Address: 6510 N US Highway 301, I-4 at Exit #6, Tampa, FL 33610-9656 (Formerly Knights Inn Tampa)
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #141 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 108
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Motel 6 Tampa East Fairgrounds Hotel Tampa
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