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“What a Pleasant Surprise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ybor Resort and Spa

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Ybor Resort and Spa
Ranked #5 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Tampa
Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“What a Pleasant Surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

As a hotel, I would give this property 3 stars. As a Bathhouse/Sex Resort, this place gets the AAA Five Diamond Award! I stayed in a downstairs room in July. There were about 150 guys wandering the halls and upstairs "play" areas until 6am! There was a dark room w a maze, a sauna, a steam room and a HUGE 30 person hot tub/pool. We have 3 bathhouses in Denver, but nothing like this! Parking was a drawback, but the front desk guy showed me a great garage about a block away to park in. I would certainly stay they again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Vincent J
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
central florida
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2012

3 to 20 Chatty or playful guys of all types. Stay 3-4 hours for the eb & flow. Park no closer than 30' to any Ybor drive way. Unlimited free parking may be found north of Palm Avenue when local students aren't in session. Friday & Sat evening these spaces would be quickly taken. Take a microwave dinner in for a heat-up so to enjoy the atmospheric tropical patio overlooking 20 man Jacuzzi. The nice guy who lovingly takes care of all the plants must be there pruning twice a month.

Room Tip: No experience with the 'hotel rooms' but half of them have windo to tropical patio. All hote...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank dvdmrtnkls
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Brandon, Florida
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49 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2011

a very friendly atmosphere, the sauna and steam room are excellent, we went early on wednesday night and stayed for about 3 hours, id imagine some amazing guys come here on the weekend.

Room Tip: Week days have great specials!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank jj3352
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ukguyz
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119 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2011

We stayed here for the last 2 nights of our vacation. All in it was okay but there are a couple of points I would like to mention.

1. the room was not serviced at all during our stay
2. had to make our own beds
3. no clean towels in room
4. no breakfast served or offered even though is is offered on the website
5. steam room was off and locked all day Sat even though a staff member said he would open it for me

the resort is quite clean and is very handy for going out in Ybor but they still need to make a few tweeks to get it right.

if they do this then it would have made more of a rating

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank ukguyz
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Southampton
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102 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2011

Had a great time at this mens only resort and spa in Ybor city. Very centrally located to good restaurants, bars, cinema etc.

Its a Hotel come Spa/Steam/Sauna. We stayed for 2 nights in a large room with ensuite facilities although there are rooms which use a very clean shared bathroom which has 4 shower cubicles, sinks etc.

If your looking for fun then this is the place to go. If your easily offended then its not the place to go.

I would certainly recommend it. My only complaint would be that the room was not serviced during a stay over multiple nights although fresh towels are available.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank si1972
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Property: Ybor Resort and Spa
Address: 1512 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3708
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa > Historic Ybor
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Ranked #5 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Tampa
Number of rooms: 8

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