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“Crack Alley” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch

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Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch
Ranked #136 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Catskill, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Crack Alley”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This place is a complete nightmare starting with the drug dealers hanging out at the front doors, which were locked for "security" reasons. We were told the manager was out back breaking up a fight so he couldn't come to the door when we asked for him. So instead of risking being robbed or killed, we just decided to move on. First and last experience at a Red Roof -- went to the Hampton Inn and slept like a baby!!!

Room Tip: Stay at the Hampton Inn. --- much safer !
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Nora J
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hurst213, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hello,
I do apologize for your bad experience. I am new to this hotel for about 3 weeks. I do not know who may have told you that I was out back breaking up a fight , but that was not the case as I have not had to break up a fight since arriving on property. Once again i apologize for any unpleasant experience.
Sincerely,
Bob Mucklin
General Mgr.
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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The hotel was supposed to be 100% smoke free. As soon as we opened the door the stale smell of smoke hit me. Strike #1. There was no hair dryer in the room so my husband called the front desk. They told him they used to have one but someone never returned it. Strike #2. As we were looking for our room we saw some women leave one room and head to other rooms. Nothing weird about that. We were leaving at 4:30AM and these women were still out and about. As the saying goes if it looks like something and acts like something it probably is something. Well we are pretty sure they were ladies of the night! Strike #3. The air conditioner was a wall unit under the window like many hotels. The one in our room didn't work after a very hot sunny day. Strike #4. We were pretty tired after a day at Epcot and wanted to get near the Tampa airport to fly home. So my normal gut instincts were not up to par. As I think of back I keep asking myself why didn't you go back to the front desk and ask for your money back? The smell of stale smoke should have been my first clue! I did not sleep very well because I felt totally out of my element. I am not some prissy person but this place just made me feel uncomfortable. I have never stayed at a Red Roof Inn and quiet frankly I will never stay at a Red Roof Inn again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank TinkTurtle
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hurst213, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Hello,
I'm so sorry regarding the issue's during your stay. We try very hard to prevent guests from smoking in our rooms, as we are 100% non smoking. I'm sorry that yur room smelled of smoke. For future reference please notify the front desk with any concerns as we might have been able to change your room or address the smokey scent in your room.I truly a sorry.
Thank you,
Bob Mucklin
General Manager
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The front desk manager, Parul, and other staffers were very helpful and kindly. The rate is reasonable and quite a few places to grab a meal are nearby. The free WiFi and large-screen television are appreciated.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank BigBsline
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hurst213, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank you so much for your compliments. It is always a pleasure to hear good comments about our staff.
Thank You,
Bob Mucklin
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

I have been here almost a month and i love everything about this hotel one of the team members name sharon is very helpful caring and always keep a smile on her face she put her job first and that is the kind of team members all jobs need i tell all my friends and family to choose this hotel over any hotel and they alway enjoy there stay

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Tee4pack
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hurst213, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank you very much. It is always rewarding to hear of a guests' pleasant experience.
Thank you,
Bob Mucklin
General Manager
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We are staying in Tampa, Florida for work and the stay is for 2 weeks. We pay every week, and somehow the reservation got screwed up and we didn't have a room for two days in BETWEEN our stay. Parul was incredible... She took the time to figure out a solution and wouldn't give up until she had one. I travel all over the country for work, and have never had someone care so much about my stay. So thank you to Parul for everything!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Sayruh0101
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hurst213, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank You very much for you kind words. Parui is an asset to our team.
Thank You,
Bob Mucklin
General Manager
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Nipissing, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Clean room, clean pool, friendly servcie at front desk, hot tub clean . Only drawback , no layndry facilities. Loved it otherwise. room service available , wi fi , 2 miles froem Busch Gardens and walkign distance from Sonny;s Barbeque and Red Lobster! Would do it again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank cindi g
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hurst213, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank You so much for your kind review. Unhappy guest are quick to write a review, so it isvery pleasant to recieve the good ones also. Sorry for the disappointment of no laundry facilities.

Thank you,
Bob mucklin
General Manager
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EAST MEADOW
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Stayed one night for a business meeting and was very disappointed. Overall cleanliness of the room was not up to the usual Red Roof standards. Yes, Red Roof is a discount chain, and I do not expect five star facilities. However, this room had a dirty carpet, bed linens that were suspiciously stained, and a bathtub and toilet that were not spotless. TV remote did not work, shower pressure was marginal. Free in room wireless connection was good. Disappointing, won't stay here again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Paul B
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hurst213, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
I am very sorry about your unpleasant experience.We try very hard to insure that each guest has a good experience, unfortunately we let you down.once again I truly am sorry.

Bob Mucklin
General Manager
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Property: Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch
Address: 2307 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612-8407
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #136 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch 2*
Number of rooms: 108
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