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Masters Inn Tampa Fairgrounds
Ranked #120 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Worst Hotel I've Ever Seen!”
Reviewed January 7, 2005

How about this? Tonight at the Master's Inn our room was broken into and almost EVERYTHING was stolen. The Front Desk was of no help, and when the hotel manager was finally contacted via telephone, she explained that she couldn't do anything until Monday (this happened on Friday night at 8pm) because she was staying at home over the weekend to do laundry. Of course, we've filed a report with the police who came to investigate, but based on the condition of this hotel, we doubt that they could reimburse us for even a toothbrush! NEVER stay here! WE're not at the Holiday Inn Express which was built just a month ago and it's amazing!

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Reviewed December 29, 2004

This motel is in terrible condition. Can you relate to never upgraded? Do not stay here. The doors could not be secured.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2004

This is by far the worse hotel/motel I have ever stayed in. When we checked in to the hotel at 11:00 pm you had to talk to the hotel clerk thru bullet proof glass. Not kidding either. This hotel is across the street from a shopping mall with all the stores closed. Next door is a Wendy's. On the back of the hotel property is the on ramp for I-4 and a place where truck trailers are parked.
The maid knocked on our door at 8 in the morning. When we told them to come back later they didn't show up for 3 days. We only stayed here because a family member from the United Kingdom was given this hotel thru a packaged deal. So we had no choice in choosing a better place to stay.
The ceiling had loose wires hangind down from where somebody must have taken the smoke detector. Our air conditioner started to smoke and we turned it off because we thought it might catch fire. The hotel clerk had trouble giving us directions to various places in Tampa. Maybe it was the Krispy Kreme donut she was eating that made her thought process go into hibernation.
I also helped a guy jump start his car in the dirty parking lot which resembled a place where cars get ready for a demolition derby. Outside our room the ice machine made all kinds of weird noises. Some times the sound went away only to be replaced by the sounds of the washing machines which were adjacent to the ice machine. Our deadbolt lock didn't work so we put a chair against the door when we went to bed at night.
They also have a security guard at night who walks around checking license plates. He told us they are trying to clamp down on people who park there at night and sleep in their cars.
Norman Bates would love this place!!!!

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Property: Masters Inn Tampa Fairgrounds
Address: 6626 E Dr Martin L King Jr Blvd, Tampa, FL 33619-1118
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #120 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Masters Inn Tampa Fairgrounds 1.5*
Number of rooms: 127
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