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“This was a great hotel with superior cleanliness and service to make a worry free trip” 5 of 5 stars
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Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Ybor City/Downtown
Ranked #19 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Carmel, Indiana
“This was a great hotel with superior cleanliness and service to make a worry free trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

This hotel anticipated our every need to make the trip simple. We arrived late at night after an exhausting 15 hour drive and the desk staff greeted us with smiles and gave us directions to local restaurants and attractions for the next day. When we arrived to our room it was spacious and clean. The hotel was conveniently located near a lively downtown area and also close to the port of our cruise. The next day the shuttle provided transportation to the port. Then when we returned, the driver arrived quickly to the port and helped with our luggage. Then he went above and beyond and dropped us off by our car rather than just at the hotel door.

I would stay at this hotel again and hope to make it a travel destination rather than a quick stop in the future.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Thank MissBritt90
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Atlanta,Ga
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2011

I stayed at this hotel for a recent conference in Tampa and could not believe how accomodating and personable the staff was. I haved stayed in several different areas of Tampa and find this to be the best! Hotel is within walking distance of great restaurants, pubs and live entertainment on every corner! Fun area. I will be back!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Kansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2011

We and our friends stayed here the night before our cruise. The hotel's front desk, breakfast, and rooms were all excellent. We had a nice, clean, very large suite on the 5th floor. It was very quiet until around 3 a.m. when a bunch of "rowdies" got to their rooms after hitting the bars in Ybor City on a Saturday night!! But that did not last long. (Maybe that's why the hotel provides ear plugs!!). I didn't notice the train noise.

The hotel provides shuttle service to the pier which was great. By the way, Tampa has the best pier facilities for cruisers.

We wanted a restaurant within walking distance, and the desk clerk suggested "The Laughing Cat." This was a fabulous Italian restaurant. Be sure to try it.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank KansasHummingbird
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Boise, Idaho
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

Hotels closer to the Convention Center were booked and I was a little leery of staying in Ybor City as some of the reviews mentioned "bad elements". Nevertheless, it was the free shuttle that drew me in so I booked. We were so glad we stayed in Ybor City as the Hampton is right in the middle of things within walking distance of excellent restaurants, shops, and the van drivers were sooo accomodating and friendly. The breakfast, business center, van, proximity to great eateries, etc. We were all extremely pleased with the hotel and the service from all staff was very, very accomodating and friendly. Thank you for helping to make our first visit to Tampa a memorable experience.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Thank twodaloo
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

This hotel is great! It is in a prime location for all things Ybor! There is a street car station less than a minutes walk which is a plus. The streetcars run every 15 minutes until 2AM on the weekends. It's Perfect to be able to relax and hang out at the many bars and clubs and get home safely by streetcar or by foot. The hotel is located at the end of 7th Street which is where all the Ybor action is.

Check in was a little slower than I have expierenced, It seems to be always crowded and having one attendant present to help everyone. We walked in and out quite a bit through different times of the day.

The room was clean and comfortable. Be warned that there is a $7 + tax charge to park at the hotel. You are issued a car placard to put in your car and I then in the morning they slip the bill under your door that it was charged to the card. The check-in personnel did not mention this to us, but did ask if we drove a car in and wanted the vehicle information, the charge was CLEARLY marked on the sign & the placard. I'm one of the type of person who never assumes, and reads everything carefully - I know a lot of people aren't the same way and are surprised!

There was a pool and a nice outside area to relax in but it closed at 10. You need a room card to use the elevator or get anywhere besides the lobby, so its safer since the neighbor hood can be rough in some areas.

There is free hot breakfast which we did not take advantage of, and inside the room was a larger than a mini-fridge but smaller than a standard fridge, microwave, and coffee maker and free internet via plug, not wifi.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank nirvanaqween
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Tampa, Florida
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2011

We stayed here in January to attend a conference... be careful when you are booking and make sure that you consider the fact that the hotel is located RIGHT NEXT to train tracks, and the trains run at all times during the day and night... my room was actually facing the tracks, so I could definitely hear them when they passed, but if you are on the other side of the hotel perhaps things might be a little different. The breakfast was excellent each morning with waffles, eggs, fruit, pastries, toast, and various fruit juices. And every once in a while we would come down stairs and there would be fresh cookies and milk in the lobby and eating area, which was awesome. The location was great in that it literally sits at the edge of all the action in Ybor City, so that makes for a really easy walk to any bar or restaurant that you might be considering going. The rooms were comfortable, but the furniture seemed a bit old and some stains could be seen on the carpet, walls, and chairs. All in all, I was satisfied despite the few issues.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Thank dragonOL2
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Beverly, MA
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

My daughter and I were taking a cruise on the Holland America Lines, which docks in Tampa. Coming from Boston, we didn't want to find ourselves on a late-arriving flight only to discover our ship had sailed away. Thus we looked for a hotel close to the cruise terminals where we could stay the night prior to our sailing.
All the really close (within walking distance) hotels were booked so I had to look further away. I found the Hampton Inn in Ybor (pronounced "ee-bore") City. I liked the fact that they offer quick shuttle service to the terminal.

From the minute we arrived, on Jan. 15, we were warmly welcomed by the man at the front desk. He gave us suggestions on where to have dinner (I can't remember!) where we had an excellent dinner in a lively place just down the street (7th Avenue). All I knew about Ybor City was its manufacturing of Cuban cigars. Wow, it sure has changed. On Saturday night the bars and restaurants were busy; the streets were filled with people, some in drag, out and about. It was quite a spectacle. Nonetheless, we never felt uneasy, two women alone, as we would back home on the Boston streets. Back to the hotel for a wonderful sleep on the feather pillow/mattresses. If we ever take another cruise from Tampa (and everyone says it's the place for departures), we'd again stay at The Hampton Inn.

  • Stayed January 2011
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Thank Sharon C
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Property: Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Ybor City/Downtown
Address: 1301 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3607
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa > Historic Ybor
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#11 Family Hotel in Tampa
#35 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Ybor City/Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hampton Inn & Suites(R) hotel in Tampa-Ybor City/Downtown makes a great connecting point: It is located in the historic district of Ybor City - only about a mile from the Tampa Convention Center, the Port of Tampa Cruise Terminal, and the Channelside Entertainment District. Enjoy our free shuttle service to any location within three miles of the hotel. Additional amenities you are sure to love include: spacious guestrooms with a microwave and mini-fridge, coffee maker, 32' inch flat screen tv, ergonomic desk, free WiFi, free hot breakfast available daily, outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, on-site convenience store, and 1,000sq ft of meeting space. ... more   less 
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