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“just decent, but not good enough” 3 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge Airport at Raymond James Stadium
Ranked #125 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Cumming, Georgia
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51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“just decent, but not good enough”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We have stayed here in years past for the Yankees spring training when our children were younger, and it's close to the stadium. Since then, we've stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn, which is further, but so much nicer. I thought it'd be good to be close, but must have forgotten that no frills means no comfort. The room is basic and relatively clean. We got a handicapped room, so it's a little different. No fridge, no microwave. I requested them at the front desk, but they never showed up. The most maddening thing was that the wifi never once worked. I must have called 10 times and visited the front desk twice. Basically, they just didn't care. I am probably naive, but I just have never experienced wifi not working before anywhere. Much of our activities would have depended on being able to google maps and use TripAdvisor to check on things. The breakfast is pretty decent, but at the low price, it just gets too crowded to not feel like you're a cattle stampede fighting over a trough of food. So, there is a diner maybe 500 yards north on Dale Mabry called Pops Diner, which is really good food, good service and decent prices. I would usually take advantage of the 'free' breakfast, but I just had enough of feeling second rate after the wifi situation. Although it is basically clean, the cleaning staff kept taking our towels and not replacing them. By the end of our stay, we were using the little ones to shower. Two of the lights were out, and just like at home, it was one of those things we kept meaning to get to, but never did. I mean, it's a vacation...I didn't want to check off a to-do list. The best reasons to stay here are that it is in your budget and you don't have a car to get to the stadium.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Anig S, General Manager at Econo Lodge Airport at Raymond James Stadium, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and concerns. We are so glad you liked the convenient location of our hotel within the area. Please accept our sincerest apology for the issues you had with your room accommodations and the service you received did not live up to your expectations. We are hospitality professionals who pride ourselves on delivering world class experience. Sincerely, Management
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Lecanto, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We had stayed there along with a number of people who were going to Hawaii on a group tour. We all paid for extended parking as we had an early morning flight.
Check in was quite slow as the clerk was on the phone, and could care less. When we finally got our room, the furniture was old and well worn. The free wifi and the alarm clock was not working and the front desk offered no satisfaction or replacement of the clock. Others in our group also had similar experience. They did take us to the airport on time for us to check in, unlike what we experienced when we returned.
After a long 12+ hour flight from Maui, we arrived at Tampa Airport and a member of the group called after we landed and the person who answered the phone said to call after we had our luggage. We picked up our luggage and then called and were told to go to the blue side and we would be picked up in a few minutes. We waited about 30 minutes before calling back inquiring about where the van was. We watched other vans making multiple trips and still no van. The desk clerk would put the caller on hold until we gave up and called back. After two hours of waiting, the van finally arrived. The van driver was quite apologetic and said that he was never notified of a group pickup and had indicated that they also hung up on him too.
The bottom line is that they just don't care.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Anig S, General Manager at Econo Lodge Airport at Raymond James Stadium, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Allow me to apologize on behalf of our hotel for failing to meet your expectations regarding stay on your recent visit. I have shared your feedback with my Staff to ensure we handle these types of situations differently in the future Best regards, Management
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Canton, Michigan, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I stayed here for a night last week. There were much cheaper hotels nearby, but based on the reputation I booked into here. Big mistake. the room was very damp, had multiple cigarette burns on the bedspread, had obvious issues with water damage in the bathroom, and the air conditioner barely worked, and made a lot of noise.

The bed was mush and was one of the worst ones I've ever slept on.

The breakfast room was crowded, so there was no place to sit. It did have a good shuttle service that went to it as well as 3 other hotels.
Next time I'll go for something else.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Anig S, General Manager at Econo Lodge Airport at Raymond James Stadium, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Please be assured that your concerns will not go unnoticed. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future.
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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Stayed here 1 night on business. An old hotel just up the street from the Yankees ballpark.

Check in-out was smooth, Katherine was a great help.

There is a pc and printer available off the lobby.
Continental breakfast was just that.

Rooms are dated, but clean. If you are a light sleeper, the a/c may keep you up.

Room Tip: Something in the back, away from Dale Mabry.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Anig S, General Manager at Econo Lodge Airport at Raymond James Stadium, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable, affordable and friendly accommodations. Katherine will be happy to see that her name was mentioned. Again, we thank you for writing a review and we hope to see again next time you are in Tampa. Best regards, Management Comfort Inn RJ Stadium
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Montpelier, Vermont
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

When ever we travel we usually stay in Comfort Inn. I have a hard time believing that this hotel is up to Comfort Inn standards. We were dismayed to see the shape of this hotel. It was very outdated and in bad need of renovation. The rooms are dark and dank. I woke up in the middle of the night and saw bugs crawling on the floor. May have been roaches. We will never stay at this hotel again.

Room Tip: I would suggest a hotel in a different part of Tampa.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank 249Bill
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Anig S, Manager at Econo Lodge Airport at Raymond James Stadium, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. We are continuously striving to improve the quality of our accommodations and amenities that we are able to offer our guests. Please be assured that your concerns will not go unnoticed. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future. Management
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tampa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The room they put me in was nasty, it smelled like old cigars. They moved me to another room and it was just as disgusting. then they put me in building 700. I suppose to had stayed two nights but i checked out early. Run from this place and spend more money. This is the worse hotel ever. it smells,its in the ghetto.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Anig S, General Manager at Econo Lodge Airport at Raymond James Stadium, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Allow me to apologize on behalf of our hotel for failing to meet your expectations regarding stay on your recent visit. We constantly strive to provide an environment of comfort and value to our guests; therefore we are sincerely concerned when we fall short of your expectations. Again, thank you for your time and valuable feedback.
Sincerely,
Management
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101 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Don't think in sleeping or even watching tv with the air conditioning working... Because it's really noisy. Anyway sleeping could be and adventure...because rooms are so bad isolated, that you will listen to any sound in the street.

Rooms are quite old, but bathroom is even worse...half of the bathroom is even in the middle of the room. I don't want to talk about the carpet...just disgusting, and smells very bad.

It's true that it's not a four stars hotel...but I think that having a wardrobe shouldn't be so luxurious!

The only positive point could be the staff, very friendly and helpful.

I no recommend at all this hotel.

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Juan B
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Anig S, General Manager at Econo Lodge Airport at Raymond James Stadium, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Please let me sincerely apologize to you regarding your experience with us during your stay. I can't tell you how valuable your comments are. It allows us to make immediate and needed changes so we can improve our service and quality of stay for our guests.
In the mean time, please rest assured I am taking steps to make sure our response to our guests when things don't go 100% correct is being addressed and coached. Thank you again for taking time out of your schedule to fill out a review
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Property: Econo Lodge Airport at Raymond James Stadium
Address: 4732 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614-6509 (Formerly Comfort Inn Airport)
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #125 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Econo Lodge Airport at Raymond James Stadium 2.5*
Number of rooms: 187
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