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“Excellent value and no surprises” 4 of 5 stars
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Tampa Stadium Airport Hotel
Ranked #113 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Toronto
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48 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Excellent value and no surprises”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Stayed here one night pre-cruise. The only downside is that the area that the hotel is located in has very limited options for people without a car. Since we were here for 1 night we had to rely on the shuttle divers and these guys were great. Took us where we needed to go and picked us up right on time. The room was exactly as expected as it was clean and comfortable. We thought that the value was excellent. We were there on a Tuesday and the manager has a Manager's Reception on weeknight. Free beer and snacks. The only problem was that the boiler for hot water failed early the next morning and although the hotel staff was on top of the problem we had to take cold showers. Not a big issue and to make up for it the hotel waived the shuttle fee to the port for our cruise. Would stay there again as log as they are competitively priced.

Room Tip: Eat at Pops'n'Son just a 100 meters down the road for a good meal and good prices.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Thank Tim-N-Sue
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Soraya F, General Manager at Tampa Stadium Airport Hotel, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Secondly ,I am very pleased to hear you were satisfied with your visit overall. It makes us very happy to know that our efforts are good enough to keep you coming back. As for your inconveniences we would like to apologize one more time; and we will try to assure this inconvenience is not repeated on you next visit. We absolutely hope to see you again in the future and thank you endlessly for your visit.
Sincerely:
Soraya Fernandez, General Manager.
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Spring, Texas
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390 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was not my favorite HI Express. The staff was friendly, the location was good, but it seemed a bit shabby. I expect a bit better, but the rate was good. The area around this property did not seem dangerous, but was not real nice. If you are going to the Yankees spring training or a Bucs game it is an excellent choice.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Ron R
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Soraya F, Manager at Tampa Stadium Airport Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Thank You, we look forward to your next visit.
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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Coming from the airport to the hotel is unnerving because you are on the outskirts of where the action is. The hotel is behind a closed down steakhouse and hard to see from the road.
Once here, you will find the same consistent quality that most Holiday Inns offer. Customer service is outstanding. Rooms are clean. The pool area outside is very nice. Pool is small but quiet and a view of a small lake out back. The morning breakfast buffet is what you would find anywhere but it does the trick. Down the road is where the action is and you won't go far before the Bucs stadium and Steinbrenner's stadium are in view. There is a nice mall near there as well as Whole Foods, liquor stores and Target. Very easy drive to get down to Tampa waterfront.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Chardon, Ohio
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The staff is great!! Friends that live in Florida were meeting us there on our commute from the airport. We were late in arriving, however they accommodated our friends very nicely. The hotel is clean and very well kept. Although we did not eat in the dining room, it appeared to be under staffed as we were enjoying a glass of wine in the lounge area. The location is not that great as it really is not that close to the airport and there aren't enough restaurants close by. It still is a great hotel with wonderful staff and I would recommend the hotel, however you really need a car while visiting this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Soraya F, General Manager at Tampa Stadium Airport Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Dear IreneD7223,

Thank you for your great comments. I would also like to tell you about our shuttle service, we will take you anywhere within three miles of hotel finding many restaurants. Please take advantage of this great service next time you visit our hotel.
Thank You
Soraya Fernandez
General Manager
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49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Staff is very friendly and the location is great. This hotel has a manager reception Tuesday - Thursday. Room was clean and comfortable. I will definitely stay here again when working in the area. I did not have any issues during my stay at this hotel.

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Soraya F, General Manager at Tampa Stadium Airport Hotel, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your nice review after your recent stay at our Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that we could exceed your expectations
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Newburgh, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Don't waste your money staying at this hotel. In town with 2 friends for Yankees Spring Training, we selected this hotel because of its proximity to Steinbrenner Field. That was about the only good thing I have to say about this property. When we first arrived, we noticed our toilet was running constantly. We alerted the front desk and they said they would fix it right away. We decided to take advantage of the "courtesy van" to travel to International Plaza. Of course the driver wants to go drop someone off at the airport first, ok, no big deal. We quickly learn that the van is a deathtrap with no brakes that almost causes several accidents and then promptly overheats and breaks down on the access road to the airport. We are told to get other at the airport and wait for another courtesy van to come and take us where we want to go. Suffice to say we took a taxi. Upon returning to our room, the toilet is still not fixed. The next morning we have no hot water to shower with, despite trying to take showers almost 2 hours apart. Not luke warm water either, actual ice water temperature. We complain to the front desk about this issue and also report that the toilet is still broken. Of course no one comes to fix the toilet and the next day, still ice water from the shower. We complain again, we are again promised it will be fixed. After night #3, we have the same problems, complain again and we are told that we need to move rooms, but we can only do so at 1PM. We are there to see baseball and are obviously at the game at this time, so the general manager constantly calls me while at the game and argues with me that I need to leave the game and move rooms. She says something about needing to turn the water off to the whole hotel to fix the issue. Upon returning around 4:15PM, we do indeed move rooms. The toilet in this room works, but guess what? No hot water still. Also, they happily move some other unsuspecting guest into the room with no hot water, without really fixing anything. It is now our last morning and still no hot water. I am told by the General Manager that $130 will be taken off our bill of more than $850 for our inconvenience. I reluctantly agree, only to find out later that only $30 was credited. I call the hotel several times trying to get in touch with the General Manager, but she never calls me back. I try IHG directly, they are also of no help. So the bottom line is, if you can find someplace else (really anyplace else) to stay, it would probably be better than this dump full of unhelpful staff members.

Room Tip: Stay someplace else
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Soraya F, Manager at Tampa Stadium Airport Hotel, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear Valued Guest:
On behalf of The Holiday Inn Express & Suites, please accept my apology for your unpleasant stay.
I can assure you that the water issue has been resolved
We strive to ensure our guest experience the best visits possible during their travels and we fell short of our goal this time. I assure you all issues were taken care of and are being resolved.
We hope you will accept our apology and give us another opportunity to make it right.
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Markham, Canada
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41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This location was selected for its proximity to Steinbrenner Stadium. It was not too long a walk even with my bad leg. The free breakfast was fine, but the elevators were slow. The TV channel selection was poor...we missed the Walking Dead since AMC was not provided. Our view of the pool, and pond was very nice.

There was nowhere to eat in the immediate area, which appeared to be affected by a bad economy...large steakhouse next door was closed, and another adjacent building was empty.

Room Tip: 1st floor as the elevator service was SLOW.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank djt32
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Tampa Stadium Airport Hotel, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Dear djt32,

Thank you for your review regarding your recent visit at our hotel and for providing us with your valuable feedback. I am pleased you liked the location of our hotel. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to improve and continually provide the best experience possible.

Once again, thank you for your feedback and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again very soon.

Sincerely,

Janice A
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Additional Information about Tampa Stadium Airport Hotel

Property: Tampa Stadium Airport Hotel
Address: 4750 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614-6509 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express - Tampa Stadium Airport)
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 Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #113 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tampa Stadium Airport Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay SMART at the Tampa Stadium Hotel Airport area. We are the closest Tampa hotel to Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Legends Field, the spring training site of the New York Yankees. Our hotel is close to Tampa International Airport (TPA) and Westshore business district. Downtown Tampa, Port of Tampa, the Convention Center and St. Pete Times Forum are just a 5 minute drive. Tampa Stadium Hotel is also close to all attractions such as Ybor City, Busch Gardens, Tampa Aquarium and MOSI. We offer free shuttle service within 3 miles, between the hours of 6:30 am and 10 pm. The Tampa Stadium Area hotel is a non-smoking facility featuring our free continental breakfast, high speed internet access and business center. Our Tampa hotel also offers 7,000 square feet of meeting space and full-service catering facilities and our peaceful setting on our own private lake is the perfect location for exchanging your wedding vows. Unwind at the end of your busy day at our outdoor heated pool and spa or in our state-of-the-art fitness center. Corporations located nearby the hotel include Hertz, St. Joseph's Hospital, General Motors, Lear Corporation, General Electric and FEDEX Corporation. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites - Tampa Stadium Airport
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Holiday Inn Tampa
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