Stayed a night here after a fortnight in Orlando, the night before my morning flight back to Heathrow.
As the title of my review says, this place really is as bad as it gets.
On walking into the lobby, I was greeted by a miserable "Anything was too much trouble" receptionist.
Got the key to my room, which smelled of smoke (I'm an ex smoker - I've never smelled any place so bad) My fault partly because I forgot to ask for a non smoking room.
The room door wouldn't lock from the outside. A problem, because I wasn't staying in the room a minute longer than necessary.
Reception gave me the key to the adjacent room.
The door would lock in this room .......which is probably the only good thing that I can say about it.
Again, it smelled really strongly of smoke. Not fresh smoke - but really nasty stale smoke.
The aircon was noisy - really noisy.
The safe didn't work.
The whole place looked grubby and dirty.
Seriously, I'm not especially fussy, but cleanliness, an air freshener and basic equipment working are not big asks.
Steer well clear is my advice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Howard Johnson Hotel Tampa Airport/Stadium consistently provides the kind of comfort, service and hospitality you expect in a hotel for both vacation and business travelers. Free Scheduled shuttle to/from Tampa Int. Airport 5:15am-11pm, which runs every hour. Transportation also available to Port of Tampa, 10 Dollars Per Person each way. Free Continental Breakfast in Lobby 5:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. ... more less
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