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The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Ranked #41 of 164 Hotels in Tampa
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Terrible pillows. Sloping sink - appeared to be falling off the wall in the bathroom. Slow elevators.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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FoleyT, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown-Tampa. I am sorry to hear our pillows were not to your liking, however we do offer alternative pillows by calling any Guest Service Representative and we will have them brought up to you immediately. As we continue our renovations we look forward to another opportunity of a future stay when in the Tampa area.

Sincerely,

Tracy Foley
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Hotel was a bit outdated. One elevator was down when we were there and the others made not so comforting noises when working. Room was fine, but old and outdated. Several of the floors are u of Tampa dorm rooms, so there was a constant stream of "youth" walking through the doors - constant smell of cigarette smoke outside because of them. Even though there were patio tables outside there was no place to sit because of these students. The front desk staff was fantastic. Very informative and helpful. The free shuttle service to downtown was great. We were in town for a hockey game and the hotel wasn't a bad walk from the forum.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown Tampa. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Feedback is so essential to our growth as an organization that we truly value the time you took to provide yours. We are constantly making changes here and I hope you will return soon so that you may experience our wonderful changes as well.

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

This hotel is dated and has several floors that are used as college dorms! The bar and cafe are marginal at best (my orange juice arrived with bright red lipstick on the glass, how could anyone miss that). The location is close to the water and near the convention center (1.2 miles). Overall it was clean and they have a schuttle for local destinations (not the airport).

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am sorry that you were less than pleased with your experience. We have made many changes since your stay with us and I would love to have you come back to experience the many great changes we that have taken place since your last visit.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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FoleyT, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

This hotel, except for its lobby, restaurant /bar area is extremely outdated. The rooms, carpets, and elevators were just plain tired and crying out of an update.
The amount of water being wasted by the outdated toilet tanks was horrendous. They took a long and noisy time to empty and even longer to refill. My sense was that the cleanliness was a but lacking.
Fortunately, we got a fantastic price on two rooms (Flight Network.com), which were spacious, comfortable, and very quiet.
The staff was courteous and helpful and a telephone request for a shuttle pickup in Ybor City was extremely prompt and the driver interesting and helpful.
We enjoyed our scenic meandering walk to and from the Forum, found a nice sports bar after the game, and met many friendly people.
So, if you don't mind staying at an not too classy hotel and don't mind a walk, then this hotel is reasonably central and, compared to other downtown hotel prices, incredible value.

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FoleyT, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

As pointed out our lobby and restaurant/bar have had current renovations and we are also in the process of renovating our hallways and rooms. I am sorry you where not on the completed renovated floors during your visit. . Please let this not be a motive to not stay with us in the future as we continue our renovations.

As we strive at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown-Tampa to provide the best service in the lodging industry it is nice to have our guests' share our accomplishment with your experience. As Downtown-Tampa is a beautiful city I couldn't agree more on how great it is to walk through Downtown. We look forward to a future arrival when in the Tampa area to show off our renovations.

Sincerely,

Tracy Foley
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Additional Information about 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 Green Hotel in Tampa
Price Range: $106 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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