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Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District
Ranked #20 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto
1 review
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“Good Value and a Very Nice Stay”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

Our trips to Tampa usually include going to watch the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning. The Embassy suites downtown are virtually attached to the rink, so its very convenient and we have stayed there in the past, but have found it to be quite pricey ($260/night). So for one of the games we found the Hilton Garden Inn on Hotels.com in the Ybor District which is still close to the rink and decided to try it out. I have to say for $89 per night, it was excellent. Just as nice as the Embassy suites at 1/3 the price. It wasn't walking distance to the rink, however they have a shuttle which is free and you tell them what time you want to go, and they drive you over there. I think they would drive you anywhere in the Tampa vicinity if you asked them. In any case, the hotel was very clean, bright, and the rooms were sizable and comfortable, and they had a very nice continental breakfast available in the mornings. I don't remember if it was included in the room price. I think not, I wasn't paying attention. There is a nice pool as well.
The front desk staff was very friendly and the hotel is nicely situated in the entertainment district. The only problem is that the front desk checked in another guest to our room, and voila, we were standing in our underwear, while another guest opened the door to our room. It happens, so no big deal.
As for service, an example is: We left a pair of expensive sunglasses in the shuttle, and we called over to the hotel, no problem, they had already left a message for us they were at the front desk. Excellent.
Also, there is great free parking right at the hotel. Another nice feature if you are driving.
We would highly recommend this hotel if you need a clean, friendly,nicely situated lodging, if you are going to the hockey game or just taking in the sights and the entertainment. Definitely would stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

Everything was just as you would expect from a HGI. the staff was friendly. Had arrived early for an evening event and they were accommodating. Will use again for business.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

we loved this hotel! Ybor City is near the Tampa Harbor so we chose to stay there before cruising. We stayed for 2 nights total and had such a great trip thanks to the staff. They were so accommodating to every need we had. Even driving us to the drugstore, to the zoo, and the harbor. The pool was good size and since a lot of business travelers stay here, it was mostly empty. The neighborhood itself is a historic district that has undergone a transformation in recent years and has a lot of first rate restaurant choices and entertainment. Thank you staff of Ybor city Hilton for making this such a great trip.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

This is our hotel of choice when visiting Ybor for a weekend get-away and our third visit to this property. The location is perfect! All of Ybor's clubs, restaurants and historic sites are an easy walk. We are happy to park our car here and set out on foot for the rest of our visit. While the chain atmosphere may lack the charm & personality of other hotels in the area, we have always found the service to be excellent and the facilities to be clean and comfortable. Despite the location, just two blocks from the center of all the 7th St. action, the rooms have always been quiet and we've slept peacefully.
Breakfast here is typical of any other chain property. But, while the buffet was certainly not exciting, it did have a couple of specialty additions like freshly baked Cuban bread. Placing an order from the kitchen definitely seemed like the best option. The enthusiastic servers were happy to take orders for anything you would desire and the plates coming from the kitchen looked excellent.
We look forward to returning & have already started to plan our next visit!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Virginia
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

It was sorta nice but I found a bunch of ants crawling around. idk but i wasnt that satisfied.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Columbia, Maryland
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

Standard Hilton Garden Inn accommodations that had the best level of Breakfast Service I've ever experienced at a Hilton Garden Inn. Nice pool on the south side of the building to maximize exposure and easy 2 Block walk to 7th Street in Ybor Historic District.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Manhattan, Illinois
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

I happen to love Hilton Garden Inns--great rooms, nice breakfasts, good value. Ybor City doesn't have a ton of hotels, so this HGI was perfect for location. Just two blocks off the fabulous 7th Avenue, it could not be more convenient. Rate was fair--$170/night for high season. However, service was lackluster. Would we return? Of course, but next time we would find a nice Cuban breakfast place. We'd also check to see that the coffee pot was working before going to sleep...ours wasn't, and the desk clerk was completely unconcerned. Also, the air conditioning was noisy, clicking on and off all night. Again, no big deal to the desk clerk: "Yeah, that's the way it is..." Still--it's a terrific location, nice pool..and if you're out and about, as you should be, you can live with the mediocre service.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District
Address: 1700 East 9th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605-3802
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa > Historic Ybor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#21 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#22 Business Hotel in Tampa
#32 Family Hotel in Tampa
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District 3*
Number of rooms: 95
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