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La Quinta Inn Tampa Bay Airport
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Reviewed April 3, 2008

Excellent hotel for an overnight stop.
Rang the hotel from the freephone in the baggage area and was picked up very promptly.
Room was clean and tidy. Although the bathroom was small there was a separate vanity area which I always find useful.
There was a small pool which looked very nice.
Breakfast was good with cereal, breads, muffins etc. with very nice orange juice. Next door was an IHOP where we had a very satisfying meal.
Only a 15 minute walk or short drive to an excellent mall.
Dollar car hire next door which was very efficient.
All in all we had a very good stay and would stay there again and recommend it to anyone looking for a clean, no frills overnight stay.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled with family
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3  Thank welshgirls
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Reviewed March 18, 2008

We stayed here one night to be able to take an early morning flight out of Tampa. We noticed that the motel was on the opposite side of the street that led to the airport which meant trying to cross it in bumper to bumper traffic. We had to leave for the airport an hour earlier than planned because of being on the wrong side. Probably wouldn't stay there again because of the rush hour traffic and no stop light to allow you to exit.
Rooms were ok and breakfast buffet was nice. Staff was not exactly friendly but not rude. During the wee hours of the night we were there, we were awakened by loud banging noises coming from somewhere outside. Sounded like some construction site or loud banging on steel somewhere. It continued for about 20 minutes twice that night. I wondered if that was a nightly occurance or just a freak thing. It was like sledge hammers on steel. Would not stay again if I knew it occured often. Could probably find something farther away from airport but would be faster than fighting traffic all coming into Tampa and having to cross that to get in line to go to airport.
Too much hassle.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank OkieDokieIII
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Reviewed February 10, 2008

We used the hotel as a stop before and after our cruise. The free shuttle was fantastic. The hotel is not even 10 minutes from the airport. We called and had a shuttle there very promptly. There is shopping nearby, within walking distance, but the shuttle offered to take us, and gave us their cell number to call when we were done. They offered a ride to and from the pier for 10.00 pp each way. They dropped us off near the door, took care of our luggage, and were there when we got off the ship. The hotel is older, I don't think I would want to stay there for a week, but it very much served our purpose. The front desk help were very helpful and pleasant. We had no problem with the times to get back to the airport for our flight home. We were there on New Years Eve, and the shuttle ran until 1 am to get us back to the hotel. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled with family
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2  Thank jsjkgoodell
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Reviewed January 27, 2008

The reviews on this property are so widely varied that I can only guess it really makes a difference who you deal with and what room you get. It's possible since we booked with Hotwire we got the pointed end of the stick as it were.

First of all lets get it straight about the "wonderful" shuttle service. Yes, they will pick you up at the airport, but getting back to the airport in a timely manner is a whole 'nother story. The shuttle comes by ONCE EVERY HOUR at a quarter til the hour, and then makes it's lesurely rounds to the other hotels it services. So say your flight leaves at 8 AM, you will have to catch that 5:45 AM shuttle in order to arrive to the airport on time and make it thru the long security lines. A cab to the airport is $10.

Second, we found the R Crumb look alike at the front desk to be quite snide and petulantly, determinedly unhelpful and unpleasant.

Our room, smelling unhealthily of mold mildew and that certain je ne sais quoi of perpetual dampness caves have, was small and dismal, tho not obviously unclean.

The sheets were absolutely the most threadbare I've evr seen - like some spiderwebby tattered frock Stevie Nicks would have worn in the late 70s. They looked grease stained but it was just that they were transluscent in places. When I lay on the bed the fitted sheets popped right off as the elasticity on the corners were just an old memory.

Breakfast is between 7 and 9, if you are taking the shuttle for a flight leaving before 9AM don't count on getting any.

The only thing I enjoyed at all about our stay at this dismal property was the cheerful cab driver who came to take us away from there forever.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank coando
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Reviewed November 1, 2007

This hotel gives great value for money. We were flying into Tampa and wanted a hotel for one night before moving on. We called the hotel free of charge from the baggage collection area and were collected within 10minutes by a lovely helpful lady. She even offered to take us to the nearest mall to get something to eat. The hotel staff were very helpful. The room was clean and tidy with two big beds and breakfast was in the price. We will definitely stay there again.
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Stayed: October 2007
4  Thank STACumbriaEngland
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