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Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds
Ranked #70 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Douglas
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“Couldn't Be Happier!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

The hotel staff from the front desk to the General Manager were great!!
The hotel grounds were immaculate, as well as the rooms. We were especially impressed with the help of the General Manager with a personal issue that we had in reguards to a trip that we were taking the next day. She resolved our concerns immediately and we were on our way the next day. Even though we were Platinum Elite members I believe that she would do the same thing for any guest.

Room Tip: Any room is good!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thank you so much for taking time to write your review and for your kind words. Both our housekeeping and maintenance teams take great pride in the appearance of the hotel and I will let them know you noticed. And it is always my pleasure to assist all of our guests any time they share their needs with me. Thank you for being a loyal rewards member. Sincerely, Theresa White, General Manager
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

If you've come to expect a certain level of service, cleanliness and accomodation from Holiday Inn Ex[ress, you will not be disappointed here. This is a good place to stay if you're visiting in the Tampa area as location is central to most attractions including Busch gardens and the Fairgrounds.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Hello Business Traveler! We are glad that we've lived up to your brand expectations regarding cleanliness and service. I am also glad that you got to enjoy some of our local attractions. We have a large number of guests who visit the Hard Rock Casino when they stay here, but many don't realize that we are so close to Busch Gardens, the cruise port of Tampa, the Florida Aquarium, and Ybor City too. Thanks for visiting and please come back again! Theresa White, General Manager
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

Beautiful room. Clean. New linens. Well-kept. Smelled great. Comfortable bed. Clean bathroom. Right next door to Five Guys hamburgers, which was very convenient for our late arrival on our one-night stay. Have nothing but great things to say about this place. Around 7:30 p.m., the smell of popcorn started wafting through the lobby. Sure enough, the staff was popping popcorn for the guests.

In the morning, the free breakfast was great. Omelet, bacon, biscuits & sausage gravy, juices, toast, cereals. Very much worth sticking around for. It was about 25 minutes late to get going, but hey, free food is free food, and we made good use of our time. Prepped for our upcoming day at Walt Disney World.

Staff was nice, room was clean and quiet. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: Great place if you're doing business in the area or at the fairgrounds or on your way to Disney...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank ChristineM1972
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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Hello ChristineM
Thank you so much for your positive comments about our hotel. We really appreciate it when people take the time to celebrate us! Thank you again and we look forward to hosting you again soon!
Theresa White, General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was a bit more expensive and a bit more worn down than other holiday inn express I seen but the location makes up for it. ( in front of the fairgrounds and 1 mile from hard rock casino ).
Breakfast was ok but could use a bit more variety. The service was very good.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

A very well-kept, clean and safe property in an area not-so-clean and safe. Outstanding service staff certainly trickles down from a very friendly and attentive GM. Very pleasant stay with the whole family, including a mere $10/day fee for our little pup.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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HolidayInnFair, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you so much for your positive comments about our hotel. We really appreciate your feedback and I have passed your comments on to our entire staff.

Thank you again,
Theresa White
General Manager
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Rockledge, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

A little earlier check in was not hassled this time. Very polite at the check in. A very clean and cool room with instant hot water in shower. What more can a man ask for, oh I know cable tv. Unfortunately that was not working properly,got some channels but not all. Over all the experience was very good still,a lot better that the last time.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fruitland Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

HIXP refuses to let me down. Another wonderful stay with this chain. Clean room, wonderful free breakfast, very friendly staff. This is out go to chain and they have yet to let us down. We love it. We had an event at the fairgrounds and the location couldn't have been better.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds
Address: 8610 Elm Fair Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610-7361
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#39 Business Hotel in Tampa
#47 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds 2.5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fairgrounds/Casino is located across from the entrance of both the Florida State Fairgrounds and the Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre. We are also only a half mile from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and offer complimentary shuttle service to guests visiting there. We are conveniently located off I-4, less than 5 minutes away from I-75. If shopping is your pleasure, we are easily accessible to Brandon Town Center mall (7 miles), Westshore Mall (12 miles) and International Plaza (12 miles). With easy access to I-75, I-4, I-275, US 41 and US 301, our guests are minutes away from all area attractions and points of interests. Our rooms either feature one King Bed or two Queen beds. Guests can enjoy our outdoor pool, fitness center, free wireless & wired high speed Internet access, business center, and great breakfast with signature cinnamon rolls. We also have a few rooms with special jacuzzi tub for some extra relaxation after a great day in the Bay area. So whether you are in the area for the Fairgrounds, Raymond James Stadium, the area Beaches, Busch Gardens, or taking in an event at the Ford Amphitheater, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at the Fairgrounds is the STAY SMART location to be. ... more   less 
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