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“Claudia Williams”
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Rodeway Inn
Ranked #137 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Claudia Williams”
Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Well the room was okay and it was located in a pretty good area. It was nice at night to watch the fireworks from Busch Gardens every night. The only thing that bothered us was the other guests. Running around all hours of the night and day. At one point a young guy came out of his room after taking a shower and was walking around in just a towel. Very uncomfortable. And not sure but think maybe they were prostitution and drugs

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Bob M, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Thank You for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate your kind words regarding the property itself. I apologize that the other patrons were not what you had anticipated. Once again Thank You,
Bob M.
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

Pool: trash everywhere around pool deck and floating in the pool
Parking lot: litter and trash on the pavement and in all the landscaping beds
100% smoke free rooms: cigarette burns on nearly all surfaces. Cigarette burns in the bed spreads, yeah IN the bed spreads! Gross....
Functionality: bathroom lights did not work. Called the front desk to have a build replaced and they had us switch rooms instead. The shower in the new room had no gripping surface on its floor and was incredibly slick. My son fell and got hurt. I nearly fell, myself. (If you're elderly, this is a hip breaker) outlet covers detached from the watt and soctek hanging out (fire code violation) swing-lock on the door was busted off, as if someone had kicked in the door previously. Pretty sure hotels are required to have those locks on doors. Light switches on the lights between beds were broken.
Cleanliness and house keeping: where to begin.. Again, 100% smoke free rooms is false advertisement. Burns on surfaces and burns on bed spreads/ sheets. Both rooms we were put in smelled like mold and musty. One bed was missing its blanket entirely. Surfaces in the rooms were littered with stains and sticky spots. Even the walls had stains on them in places around the head boards. There was trash behind the night stand and behind the TV stand/dresser. After we all took I shower, we noticed that the bottoms of our feet had been turned black again, from the dirty carpet.

The location is borderline scary. If you can afford to stay elsewhere, I strongly suggest you do so.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Bob M, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Thank You very much for taking the time to review our property.
I am very sorry that your stay was not as you had anticipated.
Thank You,
Sincerely,
Bob M.
General Mgr.
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lets just say you pay for what you get! If the front lobby is falling apart then the room is definitely not up to standards. We had several rooms and they were all nasty, dirty bathrooms, one room smelled of mold, the walls had stains on them, the mirror was not cleaned and the bed cover had holes from a previous guest smoking and in another room there was a gum stain on the bed cover. For my 4 year old to walk around the room cleaning the walls w/ the Clorox wipes we purchased down the street from the Walmart-Market that is pretty bad. My kids would not even walk around the room and refused to use the bathroom of how dirty the toilet was w/ urine stain at the base of the toilet. We ended up checking out early as we were not happy w/ the rooms. The pictures on the website are very deceiving.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Bob M, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank You for taking the time to review our hotel. I apologize that your experience was not the one you had anticipated. Once again we are truly sorry.
Sincerely,
Bob M.
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

I stayed for 1 night only, the front desk lady took 30 min to check me in stating my reservation was not in the system even though I had a confirmation number. When I got to the room there was a pair of old jeans on the floor, apparently from the previous guests. Around midnight a terrible vibration and loud noise started, I called the front desk and they told me it must of been someone taking a shower at that time , that the pipes were rusty and made that noise, total unacceptable, it was past midnight and could't sleep, the noise was really Loud. Will not stay here ever again even if it was free.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Bob M, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thank You for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm so very sorry that we were not able to meet your expectations. I apologize for the issues that you experienced. We certainly try to exceed guest expectations but fell short with your stay. Once again please accept my sincerest apologies.
Thank You,
Bob M.
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Wildwood, Florida
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

I've been staying at this Red Roof for 3 different Saturdays and can hardly find anything totally wrong. Reasons I chose this particular inn were a Sonny's within walking distance and a decent price for just one night at a time. Yet, the one real flaw of the two different rooms I stayed in happens to be the safe. In one room, the bolts are extended, making it unable to close and the second one has a safe without function. Apart from that, it's still a nice enough inn for the budget conscious.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Bob M, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stays at the property. I will be sure to share your comments with staff.
Thank you,
Bob Mucklin
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6 reviews
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Good hotel for those who want to save on Tampa near Busch Gardens .. but do not stay more than a day! The problem was the strong smell of cigarettes in non-smoking rooms and the strange neighborhoods.

Hotel bom para quem quer economizar em Tampa.. perto do Busch Gardens, porém não fique mais do que um dia! O problema era o cheiro forte de cigarro no quarto de não fumante e a vizinhança muito estranha.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Bob M, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Dear Darwin D,
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I apologize that you stay was not as you would prefer. One of our biggest challenges is preventing guests from smoking in our rooms, as we are a 100% smoke free facility in our guestrooms. We certainly do our best to try and remove the smoke odor in every guestroom after each occurrence. I am very sorry but we have no control over surrounding neighborhoods. Once again I do apologize.
Sincerely,
Bob M.
General Manager
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northumberland
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35 reviews
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Arrived at this hotel after a long day at Busch gardens, we booked via booking.com for one night,instead of making the hour journey back to international drive. On arrival at hotel few dodgy characters were lerking, a couple of what we believed to have been prostitutes, but as we were so tired we decided to check the rooms out. Reception was a dive, and the lady in desk yawned the whole time she checked us in, on getting our keys we were located to the back of the hotel, on driving around there was lots of mysterious dealings going on, we decided then we were not going to stay but still had a look at rooms. They were absolutely disgusting, I took photos for evidence and will upload one I get home. We went straight back to reception, where she must have known we would not stop, as when we walked in, it felt like she was expecting us and issued a full refund. The hour journey back seemed more appealing than having to stay a this hotel !!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Bob M, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear Ladyburn,
I apologize that our property is not what you expected when you booked. The property, although not in the best part of Tampa, takes our guests safety very seriously and for that reason we provide security 7 days a week. I truly am sorry that our location was not up to your standards.
Sincerely,
Bob Mucklin,
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Property: Rodeway Inn
Address: 2307 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612-8407 (Formerly Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch)
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #137 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
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Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 108
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