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Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Ybor City/Downtown
Ranked #12 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
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Kissimmee, Florida
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78 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Fabulous, with a minor exception...”
Reviewed August 19, 2007

The room was clean, the pool was clean, central location, good amenities. Free internet downstairs, workout room...fabulous and comfortable.

The parking is pretty lousy and minimal, I didn't feel too safe leaving the rental car there. And the staff were helpful, but not overly friendly I would give it 4.5 if I could.

  • Liked — Clean clean clean
  • Disliked — Parking & staff
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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2 Thank Angelica R
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new jersey
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2007

I stay at Hampton Inns quite frequently and this is the same as other
Hampton Inns, comfortable bed, clean rooms a decent breakfast bar. The hotel does seem to attract noisy guests - no doubt because of the very reasonable rates. My most serious concern was the neighborhood. It is nowhere near downtown Tampa (but the hotel run a free shuttle within 5 miles of the hotel between about 8:30 am and 10 pm - it varied during my stay and nobody at the desk could quote specific hours). There is also a trolley that runs into downtown for $2.00 each way which runs a little later than the Hampton Inn and stops at major attractions - the aquarium, convention center, etc.

The hotels' adjacent neighborhood is deserted storefronts, crumbling buildings and parking lots and the trolley depot. During the daylight
hours it is of no concern but when the sun goes down it is rather unpleasant. Strip clubs or bars with blacked out windows and tatoo parlors seem to dominate Ybor City. There is a "mall" in the middle of this 'city' but it has a junk store, a Victorias Secret and some restaurants. There is, lucky enough, a Starbucks. Homeless people wander the streets any time of night or day.

I attended for a meeting and one of the members of the group actually
checked out of the hotel early as she was terribly uncomfortable being in the neighborhood. All credit to the hotel staff - they were
very understanding and even offered the shuttle to transfer her to her new hotel.

Stayed April 2007
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3 Thank cujo31
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TN
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2006

A bit loud on the weekends, but overall, a nice affordable option near downtown Tampa.

Stayed November 2006
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2 Thank gkkii
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Tampa, Florida
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78 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2006

Some friends and I decided to stay here to be close to an Ybor City event. I checked in first. The staff was pleasant at that time. The room was very clean and comfortable. I believe it was one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in and I am picky! The parking is very tight, especially if you have a large vehicle. Make sure you get a parking tag. The lady who checked me in did not offer one and I did not think to ask. The next morning I had a warning ticket. The morning desk was not very friendly and in fact I heard him muttering about another guest as she walked away. Not the most professional. Their breakfast was mediocre. It is hot, but the eggs were rubbery. Lots of choices for the continental breakfast though. I didn't use the pool, but it did look rather small. But then again this is actually an urban hotel and the fact that they even have a pool is a surprise. All in all, if you want to be near Ybor City for something, stay here and be pleased. If you don't need to be in Ybor or near downtown, there are plenty of other places with comparable amenities and lower price to choose from in Tampa.

  • Liked — The beds
  • Disliked — The morning desk staff
  • Tips/Secrets — Definitely cheaper to book directly through Hampton Inn Web Site.
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled on business
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York England UK
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2006

Comfortable rooms, great location, friendly staff and speaking for ourselves didn’t have any trouble with noise. Good door security. Enjoyed the night out with the varied and interesting bars and restaurants close by.

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank ebors
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New York City, New York
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2006

I stayed here for the Florida bar exam and found it to be good value for money, with comfortable beds and friendly staff. Ybor city has plenty of restaurants & bars within walking distance and compared to the downtown of Tampa, this was a good location. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2006
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2 Thank Company_President
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Phoenix, AZ
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2006

We stayed here for one night after getting off of our cruise. It is right outside of the trolley stop, but it also provides a free shuttle service within a 5 mile radius. The staff was extremely helpful and the driver actually didn't mind taking us to the mall or to the airport...but it depends on who you talk to since it's outside that 5mile radius. It provides 2 computers for free internet use, has a little pool and the hotel itself was very clean, so I was happy. The city itself was kind of dead, but again, we were only there for the night.

  • Stayed April 2006
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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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