We stayed in a room on an upper floor with a river view, so the scenery was lovely. The room itself lacked some amenities--no fridge, a small screen TV, a one-cup coffee maker, plastic-coated PAPER cups, and one tiny wastebasket. The bed and linens were fine, and so was the bathroom, if a little dated and with very little counter space. I was worried about staying here because I had heard that U of Tampa students used this hotel as an overflow dorm and that they created a lot of noise. I saw the college kids around, but I never heard them, so that was not a problem. I got a very good price on the hotel from priceline.com. In this downtown location, hotels are rather pricey, and that is why I took the chance of staying here. The front desk staff was extremely helpful, and the hotel has a van service that was at our disposal and took us and picked us up around town. This service alone made it worth staying here. The only thing I hated was paying $8.00 a night for parking. All things considered, I would definitely go back to this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk is located adjacent to the David A Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and the beautiful Hillsborough River. The hotel is approximately 1 mile from the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa Bay Historic Center, Tampa Bay Times Forum, Channelside Dining and Entertainment Complex, and the Port of Tampa Cruise Terminals. The hotel offers a complimentary on-demand shuttle service from 7am until 10pm, 7 days a week. Popular Attractions include Channelside Dining and Entertainment Complex, The Florida Aquarium, and Historic Ybor City. Hotel Amenities Include:- All Non-Smoking Rooms- Onsite Restaurant, WaterWorks Bar & Grill, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.- Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access- Free Local Calls- Business Center- Outdoor Swimming Pool- Onsite Fitness Center- Complimentary Shuttle Service within 2 miles - Tampa International Airport is only six miles from the Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown Hotel Tampa
- Tampa Howard Johnson
- Howard Johnson Tampa