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The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Under renovation. Only one of three elevators working even then they promised two. Old building. Renovation may help. But, in my opinion needs to be demolished and rebuilt from ground up.

Terrible restaurant. Our group of six placed our order and waited 20 minutes for any of our food to arrive. Then only two received their's. 20 minutes later another couple received part of their order. 20 minutes later my wife and I were told that our order had been delivered to another table by another waiter. Those people ate our food and left without paying - we were told. The waiter was very apologetic and brought my wife the salad she ordered and told me my order was being prepared. A few minutes later he brought me a salad and said my order had NOT been started.

The waiter was great and explained it was the cooks first day. Honestly, I believe he was doing the best he could. I also believe the other waiter took our food intentionally for the other people to eat and leave without paying ( a setup). If it was the cook's first day, he/she should NOT have been in the kitchen without help of some one experienced.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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FoleyT, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown-Tampa on TripAdvisor. We apologize your recent visit was not 100% satisfactory. As we strive to provide the best accommodations we have fallen short during your recent stay. We only hope after all the renovations that you would be willing to return to see all we have done to improve our staff, appearance and rooms. Please feel free to contact me directly if you would like to discuss further,


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Tracy Foley
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Stayed here for the Outback Bowl/New Years and had a terrific experience.

Staff was outstanding, called twice to make sure I wasn't walked because of a sellout and they could not have been nicer.

Housekeeping was also very pleasant the next morning.

Great lobby, decent rooms, horrific carpeting in the halls.

I would absolutely stay here again. Thanks HoJos!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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FoleyT, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thank you for sharing your stay at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown-Tampa. Your kind words regarding our staff and your experience will be shared and celebrated. We strive to provide excellent service to our entire guest's and we are pleased that it has gone acknowledge. We look forward to your return to see all the changes we are making here at the Howard Johnson Plaza. Again, thank you for sharing.


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(813)223-1351 ext 3102
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Athens, Georgia
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

I stayed here for NYE 2012. The front desk was friendly and after running into a deadbolted room that we could not get into quickly gave us a new room. The room I received had a nice downtown view and was clean. While the rooms were not new they did not feel too outdated or old. The hotel lived up to my expectations for its star/price range and I would not hesitate to stay again if the price is reasonable.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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FoleyT, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thank you for reviewing your stay at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown-Tampa on TripAdvisor. We strive to provide the best accommodations and services to our entire guest's. We currently are in the process of renovating the hotel and look forward to your return to show off our continued new products.


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Property: The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Address: 111 W Fortune St, 275N Ex-44 I-4/275S Ex-45A, Tampa, FL 33602-3206 (Formerly Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown)
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Green Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk 3*
Number of rooms: 332
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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