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“10/07/2013” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN Tampa

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BEST WESTERN Tampa
Ranked #51 of 161 Hotels in Tampa
Jacksonville, United States
1 review
“10/07/2013”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

The hotel is average for an average budget. I am visiting often as my daughter goes to college nearby. The halls were musty last time I was there. This time a bit better. Terrible water pressure in the shower and the water was luke warm at best.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We enjoyed our long stay in Best Western Tampa, the place has many positive factors to consider when choosing your hotel, starting from the most important factor the SERVICE which was amazing because all the staff (manager, reception & room service) are amazing and make you feel home, the location is very convenient and close to the main shopping mall & down town & sea side plus you find everything around such as restaurants and supermarket. They have a small gym room and small pool, free parking area, WiFi everywhere, 24/7 coffee and tea, and affordable prices. but they don't have in-house restaurants except for the breakfast.
If you are looking for a big hotel to spend your day in it then this is not the right place; if you are looking for a relaxing and family environment place to stay while you spend your day outside discovering and enjoying the city then this is the right place.

Room Tip: Try the suit type room near to the pool.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

I'm very sorry but the cleanliness of the room was poor ... dirty carpet, dust everywhere! We didn't like sleeping there. The room had a bad smell too!
The bathroom was small but clean. The breakfast was ok but the area very small and nobody to clean the table's.
This was the worst of this hotel chain during our road trip through Florida.
The lady at the reception was very kind and helpful with the broken telephone in our room when someone tried to reach us.
Sorry, wil not stay here again.

Room Tip: I don't know if there is a good room there?
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ocala, Florida
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

We were in town for The Worlds Largest Food Truck Rally (shameless plug) and this was our hotel of choice.

The room was in need of a renovation about 15 years ago. The bathroom was only slightly larger than an out house (see photo) and the fan was not functioning in there either. The old fashioned TV had only 10 channels and the beds were so high we had to "jump" up into them.

On the other hand, the room was clean, the receptionist (Amanda?) was congenial, there was a PC in the lobby and the price was very affordable. They offered a cold breakfast which we did not take advantage of.

All in all...you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Palm Beach
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112 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

We were in the area for a meeting. Hotel is old, kind of beaten down and the area seems to have gotten edgier since our last visit there. We probably won't stay at this location again. Left for dinner, came back and there was a very intoxicated young man trying to get checked in. We were concerned for the young lady at check in...but she handled it well. Didn't do the breakfast, went to IHOP next door. Overall just an average experience but doubt we will return.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Had to change rooms because I kept finding ants in my bed. Ants in the second room, when I went to the front desk, the very rude blonde woman told me it was probably because I brought food back from breakfast (WHICH I DIDN'T DO) and that they usually only have ants on the first floor (I was on the second floor). I got an oh well from her, horrible woman. I would not stay here again.

For the record;
The free breakfast was decent (although the cleaning people kept spraying bleach while people were eating and it made you lose your appetite).
There was free parking.

Room Tip: Ask for a different hotel!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Island_AmyT
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Margate, Florida, Usa
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60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

once again another good experience at a best western. if you stay there, if you like british food, fish and chips, strak pie, you must go to "the british open", about 3 miles from hotel. great food and excellent beer selection and the staff was incredible. you will actually believe you are back in england...even the desserts were awesome...all in house made.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Property: BEST WESTERN Tampa
Address: 734 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-4403
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#51 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Tampa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover this Tampa, Florida hotel located in the desirable South Tampa area only minutes from downtown Tampa and nearby attractions like Raymond James Stadium, George M. Steinbrenner Field, Amalie Arena, the Tampa Convention Center, and Tampa International Airport. Whether you are visiting for fun or work, the BEST WESTERN Tampa wants to make your trip memorable! Our accommodations are perfect for leisure travelers visiting the Tampa Bay area. Discover new creatures at the Tampa Aquarium, take a well-deserved cruise from the Port of Tampa, or enjoy a Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game, New York Yankees Spring Training game, Tampa Bay Lightning hockey, or the Outback Bowl. You are sure to have a great time and enjoy the convenient location of the BEST WESTERN Tampa! Traveling on business? We cater to both corporate and military travelers by offering Free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour business center. In addition, this Tampa, FL hotel's location is only minutes from MacDill Air Force Base, the University of Tampa, Tampa General Hospital, Westshore Business District, IBM, and Time, Inc. The BEST WESTERN Tampa offers newly renovated guest rooms, each complete with microwave, refrigerator, new Serta(R) beds, and LED flat screen TVS with over 70 HD channels. Guests will enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. This hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool, exercise facility, and business center. For an enjoyable experience and a convenient location, make a reservation at the BEST WESTERN Tampa! Enjoy your stay. ... more   less 
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