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“A bit shabby with poor wifi” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Johnson Hotel - Tampa Airport/Stadium

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Howard Johnson Hotel - Tampa Airport/Stadium
Ranked #124 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Buffalo
1 review
“A bit shabby with poor wifi”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2010

The first room I had was dark and quite small. Wifi signal was so weak that it was not usable. The front desk was willing to change my room and the second room had a 3-bar wifi signal and was larger too. In most respects the second room was fine. I advise guests not to walk in the room in stocking feet. The stains on the socks did not wash out. Un-carpeted floors in many places were sticky. The telephone buttons stuck and I was unable to make a credit card call because of that. It also says there is a charge for local calls (I didn't try). Bottom line, five dollars more would put you in a more comfortable place.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank NomadicGringo
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hojotampafl, Webmaster at Howard Johnson Hotel - Tampa Airport/Stadium, responded to this review, March 25, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Howard Johnson Hotel –Tampa for your recent stay in our area. I am glad to hear that when you experienced problems with the Wifi signal, the front desk was able to change you to a room that was better for your needs. It is always nice to hear that our employees are helpful and courteous to our valued guests.

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, it is greatly appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following actions were taken:

1) The desk staff was notified of the nice comments which you took the time to make about them.

2) Housekeeping staff received extra training concerning the level of cleanliness required of them as our employees.

I hope that the next time you visit our area, you will once again choose to stay at Howard Johnson Hotel –Tampa. I think you will be greatly pleased.

Sincerely,
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Michigan
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2010

The amenities are not the best. TV reception and channels were very limited. Noise was a factor. Everything could be heard from the room next door and the exterior door did not seal well and deadbolt was not serving it's purpose.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Thank MichiganFishtales
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hojotampafl, Webmaster at Howard Johnson Hotel - Tampa Airport/Stadium, responded to this review, March 25, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Howard Johnson Hotel –Tampa for your recent stay in our area.

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, it is greatly appreciated. Upon the receipt of your review, the following steps were taken:

1) Maintenance staff was notified of the problems you had with the television and the exterior door. They were instructed to see to it that these problems are fixed.

2) Management staff was reminded that they have a responsibility to see that our valued guests remember their responsibilities to treat their fellow guests courteously and keep the noise level to a reasonable one.

I hope that the next time you visit our area, you will once again choose to stay at Howard Johnson Hotel –Tampa. I think you will be very pleased.

Sincerely,
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Colorado
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263 reviews
124 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2010

The hotel while nothing fancy, was affordable and adequate for my short stay. The staff was friendly, and helpful, and check-in and out was easy and efficient. There are plenty of shopping and restaurants near-by, and the hotel is within minutes of the Tampa airport.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Fzedlach
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hojotampa, front office manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Tampa Airport/Stadium, responded to this review, January 22, 2010
We thank you for taking time out to complete the survey. Your feedback is very valueable to us and will help us to improve our service to make each and every guest experience the best it can be. we hope to serve u again in the future
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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2009

I stayed here for two nights for the ACC championship game. Most of the hotel seemed to be fans in town for the game. Did not have any of the problems of some of the negative reviewers below. The night desk clerk was very responsive and even provided us with assistance when some other motel guests tried to steal a cab we had called. Housekeeping was on point.

Everything is close by- lots of restaurants, Longhorn steakhouse practically on-site, even a couple "shoe shows" but the area was more commercial than slummy. Wal-Mart and Best Buy a block away and Raymond James Stadium was only a mile away. All in all I was very pleased with my stay for the price I paid.

Go Jackets!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ramblinwreck1
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hojotampa, front office manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Tampa Airport/Stadium, responded to this review, January 11, 2010
We thank you for taking time out to complete the survey. Your feedback is very valueable to us and will help us to improve our service to make each and every guest experience the best it can be. we hope to serve u again in the future.
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Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2009

We stayed here prior to our cruise. Our guidlines "if it's got clean sheets and secure" it'll be fine. The hospitality was superb, close to stores, restaurants and it's just a quaint motel. Sure there's a stip joint across the 4 lane street and down the block but never noticed anything out of color. The room was clean and didn't smell. The A/C was adequate and the noise from it wasn't over bearing (like a window unit is). We'd stay here again without any hesitation.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank PA252
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hojotampa, Front Desk Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Tampa Airport/Stadium, responded to this review, September 1, 2009
Dear PA252

Thank you for taking your time out to write about your experience regarding the hotel stay. Your comments are extremely valuable to us and will help us improve our service. I apologize for the inconvenience due to A.C. The problem regarding the A.C. will be taken care off and i hope u will give us another opportunity to serve u in near future. Once again thank you for valuable time.
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Idaho
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2009

When we read the recent reviews, we thought that this hotel would be okay for a one night's stay.

We were given a room on the ground floor and as other reviewers have commented, experienced the noisy air conditioner and barely slept--we finally turned it off and slept on top of the bed and cracked the window. To make matters worse, the air conditioner was positioned on the outside wall and it blew across the bed. In addition, this hotel smelled damp and moldy. As another reviewer commented, we were also awakened to noisy guests laughing and slamming doors upon returning from a party. If we would have arrived earlier in the day, we would have relocated.

Although we do not normally comment on our stays, we want to notify others of our experience in an effort to inform those considering staying to ask to see the rooms before booking.

Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
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hojotampa, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Tampa Airport/Stadium, responded to this review, May 25, 2009
Dear travelingbuds

Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to complete our Guest Survey. I apologize that your experience was anything less than satisfying. Our goal is to not only meet the needs of each and every guest we serve, but to exceed your expectations to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us. Feedback such as yours assists us in improving our service and property on a daily basis. In addition, please know that your comments and issues will be addressed.

It is our hope that you will give us another opportunity to serve you. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience during your stay and hope to see you during your next visit.

If I can provide any assistance, don't hesitate to contact me directly at 8138758818.


Sincerely,
Bhavin Mody
FRONT DESK MANAGER
HOWARD JOHNSON HOTEL
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Shelby Township, MI
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2009

I make reservation thru telphone to stay one night because I came to visit my family. Front desk was very helpful when I check in at night time. Its very clean & nice room with free high speed interent and free hot continental breakfast. Again, I am very happy to stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank rosum456
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hojotampa, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Hotel - Tampa Airport/Stadium, responded to this review, May 25, 2009
Dear rosum456

Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to complete our Guest Survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response by continuing to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be. We hope to be of service to you in the future.

Again, thank you for completing our survey and if I can be of assistance to you, don't hesitate to contact me directly at 8138758818.


Sincerely,
Bhavin Mody
FRONT DESK MANAGER
HOWARD JOHNSON HOTEL
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Property: Howard Johnson Hotel - Tampa Airport/Stadium
Address: 2055 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607-2542
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #124 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Hotel - Tampa Airport/Stadium 2*
Number of rooms: 137
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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