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“Pleasantly Surprised” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites South Tampa Airport

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Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites South Tampa Airport
Ranked #58 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
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“Pleasantly Surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The hotel was located close to the airport, but not too close. The neighborhood was safe and well patrolled. The room was clean. The beds and pillows were comfortable. The heated pool was actually heated and warm enough to swim in. The wi-fi was a little shaky at times but worked for the most part. The staff was very friendly and helpful. This stay changed my mind about the last time I stayed at a HoJo ten years ago when I swore them off. I was pleasantly surprised.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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HappyHojo_STampa, Front Office Manager at Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites South Tampa Airport, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Dear valued guest,

We are very happy to hear that you felt safe and were satisfied with our property during your stay this month, we really appreciate your business. Our goal at Howard Johnson is to make sure each and every one of our guests has the best possible experience while traveling. It means a lot that we have changed your opinion of our Brand and are excited to accommodate in the future.

Again, thank you for choosing Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, we are looking forward to accommodating you in the near future.


Nicolas Kozlar -- Front Office Manager
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Mount Pleasant
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

There was a used/dirty towel in our bathroom....it made me wonder what else wasnt cleaned...yikes.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Richmond
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The room was clean. The common areas need to be more tidy. The service personnel were not accomodating. Our family checked in around 2:30 am after a long flight from the West Coast. We asked for more time so we can check out later but they were unwilling to budge from the usual check out time. We missed taking a shower and getting ready properly before checking out to avoid the cost of paying another day for being late. We will reconsider staying here during our next trip.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites South Tampa Airport

Property: Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites South Tampa Airport
Address: 3314 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-7840
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites South Tampa Airport 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are the newly renovated Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites Tampa. We are the closest hotel to Macdill Air Force Base and also within 5 miles of Tampa International Airport, Downtown, Cruise Terminal, St. Pete Times, Forum, and Raymond James Stadium. We fully renovated our hotel including a brand new bedding package in 2009. We welcome all guests to come see the new Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites. ... more   less 
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Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa / Airport Hotel Tampa
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