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The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
Ranked #42 of 164 Hotels in Tampa
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Pluses - nice location, easy check in & out. Minuses - 2 elevators - 1 working the entire 6 days. Furniture in room very worn. Carpet in hallways - spotted, dirty looking. Restaurant on property - nice eating outside; inside - yucky, fishy smell. Parking on Sat. night was terrible!

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Prices in Tampa area skyrocket during the Jan-April time period due to demand, spring break, snowbirds, etc. I bid on priceline and won a room at this hotel. I was upgraded to a "suite" which was a somewhat bizarre room. A large "L" shaped room with a dining room table, couch, counter and small refrigerator and microwave. Bed was a murphy bed-----yes, I thought those were only in old movies!!!!! It was a wall cabinet which opened up and bed folded out. Not very comfortable. Hotel It is very dated. Large hallways, rooms with balconies on every floor overlooking Tampa Bay or parking lot. . People walking up and down hallway of my floor and talking loudly nearly all night. Hulk Hogan (Wrestler) owns restaurant connected to hotel. It contains a lot of his memorabilia from his younger days. The property sits on Tampa Bay and seems to appeal to those who enjoy drinking. It is close to Tampa Airport. I would not recommend it to a business traveler at all.

Room Tip: Get a room facing Tampa Bay. Make sure you do not get a Murphy Bed.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

All staff members were exceptionally helpful & polite. The location is great & the property is very clean & attractive. I was pleasantly surprised at how good Hogan's restaurant is & dined there with a large crowd. We were promptly seated & all meals exceeded our expectations. The only thing that keeps me from rating this excellent is how noisy our rooms were. In their defense, there were large groups in residence.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

One night stay, lovely view of the bay, very convenient location to airport, only a few miles away and very easy to access. An older hotel but was clean and spacious, had a balcony, fridge, comfortable beds. Only negatives were the lukewarm water in the shower at one point, and the noise of the volleyball referee's whistle on the beach. Yes, there was only 1 elevator working but it wasn't inconvenient. The front desk handled the water issue satisfactorily. Gave us good recommendation for a restaurant nearby, the Bahama Breeze which was very good, nice atmosphere and great food. I would stay here again for the proximity to the airport and location.

Room Tip: Ask for a waterfront room with balcony, if possible.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

We arrived after midnight as we missed our connecting flight due to weather. I called from Newark to say we would arrive late but would still be checking in. I was told this was not a problem and would be marked as a late arrival. When we arrived, 2 others were trying to check in and were very upset as they were told their reservations could not be honored. I said I had a prepaid reservation so I should be okay, but they said they did too so don't count on it. Needless to say, we had to drive 13 miles to another motel of a much lesser quality at 12:30 at night only to unpack and pack again the next day to try to stay in our reserved room (balcony overlooking the bay) the second night. We were able to stay there the second night. The guests in the adjacent room said half of their party (the woman's sister) was sent to another motel as well the week before when they checked in the previous weekend. It seems they are trying to fill their associated motels by using this one as the lure. Not very good. This place is very nice but you can not guarantee your reservation will be honored. How sad to ruin your reputation this way. Stay somewhere else in the vicinity if you want this location.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

I read the reviews of the joint before booking and now again after arriving at home. There are so many negatives that it is hard to see why they remain opened? Only one word, location, location, location. All I can pick up from other reviews and my own experience, is there is no management. If there is, they sure aren't on the premises to see what a customer goes through, nor care. Lets start with the customer service on arrival. Nautica said to me, "last name, sign here, initial here and put this card on your dash." What the heck ever happened to "Welcome to Best Western, Glad to have YOU!! So happy you chose our hotel over all the hundreds of hotels in Tampa. Then she swiped my credit card and laid it on the counter without a thank you. Is the training in this hotel that poor or is she just that ignorant? In any case, this was a big turn off and I was ready to leave before I received my room key. From there we went to join the line of guest already awaiting the arrival of the only one working elevator. It remained that way for the whole 72 hours of our stay. Just big signs post, the 2nd elevator not working. Never saw any maintenance or repair person(s) working on this ongoing issue with their hotel. When you have luggage or using the luggage cart to take to your room the elevator wait is long and frustrating. People are crowding into the elevator like sardines. The other negative reviews are SPOT on. The only reason they can keep the hotel full is due to the view of Tampa Bay and the location. As the majority of the guest state they will not be returning. That would be ditto by myself. If you read these reviews for guidance, you will want to book another property before you spend you hard earned money on a place that could care less about you being a happy and satisfied customer. This city has too many hotels to be disrespected and treated so poorly. Also, you will receive a Thank YOU for being our guests upon arrival and leaving.

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Additional Information about The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa

Address: 7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607 (Formerly Bay Harbor Hotel)
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
Price Range: $98 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 260
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on the bay in Tampa, minutes from Tampa Bay International Airport (TIA), this full service hotel is available for your every need. Whether you are traveling to the Tampa Bay area for business or pleasure, The Bay Harbor Hotel can offer you convenient, comfortable accommodations at an affordable price. All guest rooms have open balconies/patios with views of the bay or the city. We offer complimentary wireless Internet, business center, fitness center and the heated outdoor swimming pool overlooking the bay. Volleyball and water sports are available adjacent to the beach bar. The on-site restaurant serves a variety of menu items with a full bar. We are less than an hour away from world renowned white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, a short distance from Busch Gardens(R), the Lowry Park Zoo, the Florida Aquarium, the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), the Salvador Dali Museum, the Ford Amphitheater, the Seminole Hard Rock(R) Hotel & Casino and the Cruise Port of Tampa.If you're here to visit a college or university, we are approximately an hour from both the Tampa and the St. Petersburg campuses of USF, the University of Tampa, Eckerd College, SPC and Florida Southern College. For sports fans, there's Raymond James Stadium, the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Steinbrenner Field and Tropicana Field, all within a short distance. For our guests here on business, we offer a variety of meeting rooms and facilities.Our bayside location makes a great venue for any social occasion. Sunset beachside weddings are our specialty. We can host wedding reception as well as the bride's maids luncheon, rehearsal dinners, family reunions, high school class reunions and service organizations. We can also host parties for special birthdays and anniversaries as well as holiday parties and quinceaneras. Our on-site staff event planners are available to assist you for any event. ... more   less 
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