We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

“Hotel Close to Everything in Downtown Tampa” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Ranked #40 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
GreenLeadersBronze level
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Level Contributor
32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Hotel Close to Everything in Downtown Tampa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The best part of this hotel is that it was close to everywhere we wanted to be in Downtown Tampa AND they have a free shuttle that will take you to basically everywhere you would want to go. It is the perfect location if you want to come to a hockey game or for any other major event. We came for a comedy show in Ybor City and there was a Lightening game at the same time, but our shuttle driver got us to where we wanted to go easily and on time. Plus, they come and pick you up!
The lobby has a very cool, modern design and I loved the art. We also enjoyed our view of downtown from our window. The room was clean and spacious.
Overall, we enjoyed the hotel and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank AlexandraKDG
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Thank you very much for your awesome review of your stay with us here at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown Tampa. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed it. Being located at the gateway to Downtown Tampa our location is the perfect stop to see all that Tampa has to offer. Right in the heart of the Arts District and adjacent to the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, it is an easy stroll down Tampa’s beautiful riverwalk to the Tampa Museum of Art, Glazer Children’s Museum, Curtis HIxon Park, The Tampa History Center and all the exciting night life of Downtown Tampa. If the abundance of Downtown Tampa’s great restaurants and gastro pubs isn’t enough, Ybor City with its charming history and scintillating nightlife are sure to please. Thank you for your business and your review. We look forward to hosting you again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

841 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    250
    253
    170
    102
    66
See reviews for
198
162
101
224
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (130)
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tucson
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The hotel is within walking distance to the convention center and restaurants in the downtown area. They also offer a free shuttle anywhere around a 1-2mi radius of the hotel that starts at 6am in the morning. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. There was some construction or remodeling going on but I hardly even noticed it. The WiFi in the room came and went but they had computers and good WiFi strength in the lobby.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Howard Johnson

Helpful?
Thank Juanjmr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Thank you very much for your awesome review of your stay with us here at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown Tampa. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed it. Being located at the gateway to Downtown Tampa our location is the perfect stop to see all that Tampa has to offer. Right in the heart of the Arts District and adjacent to the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, it is an easy stroll down Tampa’s beautiful riverwalk to the Tampa Museum of Art, Glazer Children’s Museum, Curtis HIxon Park, The Tampa History Center and all the exciting night life of Downtown Tampa. If the abundance of Downtown Tampa’s great restaurants and gastro pubs isn’t enough, Ybor City with its charming history and scintillating nightlife are sure to please. Thank you for your business and your review. We look forward to hosting you again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fort Mill, South Carolina
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Worst hotel stay ever. Price was OK, but what a mess. Worse than just being refurbished. Here with my wife, daughter, and grandsons in adjoining rooms. We were initially on the 11the floor. When out and about in town yesterday (nice that the courtesy van takes you to and fro) there was a 3-alarm fire on the twelfth floor, which means lots of weather damage on the eleventh floor and below. Ceiling leaks everywhere, and some ceilings falling down. Did they tell guests as they were getting back to the hotel? NO! Just let guests discover the water damage in their room. So having complained, for the rest of the week they’ve got us on the third floor – no longer adjoining with the kids – no hot water in shower. How about that refurb? One elevator still not working, and wires hanging out of the boxes where the up and down call buttons ought to be. No carpet heading toward breakfast area – just old glue on concrete. From the posts here, looks like refurb is taking really long. You’d think that HoJo being part of Wyndam it’d be important to do what’s right for their guests.

Room Tip: Find a different hotel
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank RayFortMill
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Thank you for your review of your stay with us. I am sorry that you felt the handling of three-alarm fire in a high-rise hotel full of guests was not handled to your standards. I am very grateful that our state of the art life safety systems functioned to perfection allowing the safe and secure evacuation of your family and the other guests. I am also very proud of our staff who, thanks to our twice a year full evacuation fire drills, reacted exactly as trained, aiding our guests in the rapid and safe evacuation of a burning building while minimizing the damage to the hotel. Perhaps we could have taken the time to inform all of the guests who, at the direct order of the State Fire Marshall had been standing outside in the sweltering Florida heat for over two hours, that there may have been water damage to their rooms or belongings. We felt it was more prudent to get the guests back indoors and into the air conditioning. We do appreciate your comments and have evaluated your feedback as part of our emergency review process.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Tampa hotels
Downtown
Courtyard Tampa Downtown
Downtown
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel
Hilton Tampa Downtown
#12 of 162 in Tampa
4.0 of 5 stars 1,040 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Aloft Tampa Downtown
#69 of 162 in Tampa
3.5 of 5 stars 187 reviews
Historic Ybor
Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Ybor City/Downtown
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk

Property: The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Address: 111 W Fortune Street, 275N Ex-44 I-4/275S Ex-45A, Tampa, FL 33602 (Formerly Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown)
Phone Number:
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:
#16 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Cancelon, Odigeo, getaroom.com, HotelTravel.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com and Otel so you can book your The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown Hotel Tampa
Tampa Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Tampa

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing