Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 83
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Swinging50Something Ignore the Workers
We've stayed in many hotels/motels over the years and I must say that this one is tops. We weren't bothered by the construction at all. The bed was superb and the staff bent over backwards to be accommodating. We will definately use this hotel again!
June 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Texan1024 One of many very good ones
The stay from the staff to the room to the food was great I would recommend this to any friend.
June 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GTI123 Fantastic
Great service and excellent staff and housekeeping!
June 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve6395 Fantastic friendly service
Without question one of the best hotel stays I have had in North America. From the complimentary beer/water upon arrival to the hotel to the personal offering of bottled water at the pool from the Hotel Manager was incredible that created an absolute WOW factor. The friendly and engaging hotel staff far exceeded my expectations. The Hotel Manager was very engaging at breakfast inquiring each guest on the quality of their stay.
I would not hesitate to come back and would absolutely recommend this hotel for anyone visiting the Tampa area.
June 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrBoogie An Express that went out of their way to please
I am a life long Holiday Inn Customer & have seen the best & some of the worst. This property was going through a major upgrade but they went out of their way to take care of their guests. I was using some of my over 300,000 points that night, I said I was a loyal Holiday Inn guy.
Not only did they give me an upgrade but even though they were painting the lobby they had set up a tempoary breakfast area & upgraded the breakfast to a full hot meal & they had an ice cream party each evening.
To top it off the manager was in the breakfast area early in the morning talking to every guest checking on how they felt about their stay...
Now that's customer service & the next time I'm in Tampa I plan to stay here again.
May 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kp4fie Superb Hotel and great staff
Strongly recommend this hotel for a stay in the Tampa area. The staff members were very friendly, helpful and made the stay very enjoyable. The amenities were above my expectation to mention the complete breakfast , ice cream and fast internet service.
May 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Van48 The bed was very nice!!! Wonderful staff!
We enjoyed our stay there last week for 5 nights! Great location and great eating places close by! But the best was the staff! Everyone was so friendly and helpful! The hotel is being remodeled so it was kept very nice for the age! Thanks!
May 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jack30 Excellent
Excellent weekend get away. Can't go wrong with this hotel.
May 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MissyDee79 Great hotel! :)
Coming from cold weather in the Windy City, it was a shock to get to 88 degree weather so we couldn't wait to get to the hotel to change into some cooler clothes. Well this hotel made it even better by offering an ice cold beer at the door! :) Perfect!
This was my second time staying and I loved it even more for that!
What is always most important to me at a hotel is how friendly the staff are and how clean the hotel is.
This hotel is great because they definitely have both.
I ate breakfast every morning there and they really stayed on top of the breakfast bar and dining room to make sure everything is stocked and clean.
The location is great as I have been visiting family; so I will continue to stay and recommend this hotel in the future!
-PS My checkout date was April 21, 2013. Not sure how to change that on this review :)
April 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by freedom250 Fabulous staff & beautiful pool
Staff is extra-helpful and they work hard to make your stay perfect. Breakfast was plentiful even at the end of the time period. The pool is beautifully landscaped and the hotel is set amongst trees so is quiet and relaxing. Would definitely stay here again.
April 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Virginia1961 Great experience - highly recommend
From the manager to the front desk/dining room/housekeeping staff, the service was excellent. The rooms were clean and well-kept, check-in was quick and easy and everything was as advertised. I was traveling with my parents (in their 80s), and they could not have been happier. We were especially impressed that the manager took time to visit with hotel guests during the breakfast hours, stopping at each table to greet the guests personally. The free breakfast was terrific - a wide variety of choices from cold cereal and yogurt to eggs and pancakes.
April 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Woodman15 Just Like Home
Every time I travel to the Tampa area, I try to stay at this location. The management and staff treat you like family. The personal touches from remembering your name upon arrival and greeting you with a smile and cold beverage, to the ice cream before retiring, to a hearty breakfast are just a few of the reasons to stay here. George, Lois and all the staff are a 10 in my book.
March 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Proudmommie2012 Cozy
I visited this hotel in Tampa on a girls weekend. I must say that I enjoyed it. The hotel in close to the major highways. It's only 20 minutes from TPA. TGI Fridays in only a short walk from the hotel in case you want to have drinks and avoid getting a DUi! Hanna the receptionist was awesome. She displayed great customer service skills and her positive attitude is defiantly icing on the cake. The breakfast was good! Wow, I've never saw an electric pancake maker! How cool is that!? I would definaly stay here again. I can see why this hotel the #2 in Tampa!
March 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marc9284 Awesome Stay
Just wanted to say that I travel all over the state of FL, and stay mostly in IHG properties.
By far this location is the best!
From the free beer at check in to the free ice cream in the evening its perfect for my business travel needs.
March 21, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by grandmasam Excellent Service
I am so pleased with my stay at this hotel. The staff are super friendly, but at the same time very professional. The front desk staff used my name when they spoke to me, that means a lot to me. It makes everything more personal. When I went down to breakfast everything was hot, fresh ,and very delicious.
March 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Drbking Nice place to stay
This is an update to a review from one year ago.
There's lots of great things about this hotel and a few little problems, none of which should keep you from staying here if you get a good price or the hotel is convenient to where you want to be.
Among the great things: super friendly staff who greet you warmly when you check in and look up to say hello every time you walk by (this is an improvement from last year). A free beer or bottle of water when you check in. Free ice cream in the lobby every evening. A pretty good breakfast (if you stick with the cold stuff) and a free newspaper. Free wifi. And the hotel is clean and quite. In particular, this is one of the few hotels where you don't hear doors slamming up and down the hallways. Somehow, they've managed to quiet their doors.
On the small list of things to improve: bathroom cups and coffee cups in the room weren't replenished after being used. No fresh fruit one morning at breakfast. Various kinds of "eggs" that didn't taste like eggs. Or like anything. A toaster that took 5 minutes to make a piece of toast (long lines and folks who gave up). Slow wifi that often dropped the connection.
And one thing that Holiday Inn itself cannot fix. Although the location is convenient to lots of area attractions, it is annoying to get to. The left hand turn from Bruce B Downs Blvd can take several light cycles and as long as ten minutes. Add to this the timing of the light coming off of 275 south and just getting into the hotel can take 10-15 minutes longer than you expect.
Overall, nice place to stay if you need to stay in the area.
March 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jerilyn I love this place and I am NOT easy to please.
Stayed here for the second time this year . Best customer service, friendliest staff, clean everything and very secure. To me, there is no better place to stay in the Tampa Area at any price. Plenty of shopping, dining and a movie theater. The breakfast ladies work very hard to provide a breakfast which is like home cooking.
March 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by krat A nice place
We stayed at a number of motels on our recent trip to Florida. Yours was by far the best place we stayed. The clerks at the desk were very friendly when we arrive and introduced themselves and told us to call on them if we had any questions. Instead of only offering water to us they had two kinds of beer that we could select for being a Priority club member. We were invited to an ice cream event that evening. There were place mats on the tables in the breakfast room the next morning and also a Saturday newspaper(that is unusual since papers are only there from Mon thru Friday.so they gave us a local paper instead).
We were impressed with your motel and hope to spend some time there the next time we are in Florida.
Thank you for the good service.
March 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Patti24 Great Service
This was a very pleasant stay.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
After checking in they gave us instructions on how to get over to restaurants and the mall.
The room was very clean and comfortable.
Breakfast was good with lot's of choices.
A definite value for the money!
March 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 66mustang WE DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE!
WE LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BEAUTIFUL HOTEL! THE STAFF IS VERY FRIENDLY AND CONCERNED ABOUT US HAVING A GREAT TIME. AS PRIORITY PLATINUM MEMBERS WE WERE OFFERED A COLD BEER UPON ARRIVAL. THAT WAS A FIRST FOR A HOTEL! THEN, WE WERE TOLD THEY HAD FREE ICE CREAM IN THE LOBBY FROM 8-10:. THE PLACE IS BEAUTIFUL AND THE BEDS ARE A DREAM! BREAKFAST WAS VERY GOOD AND RELAXED. THEY EVEN HAD PLACEMATS ON THE TABLES. THE MANAGER IS A VERY FRIENDLY MAN WHO TOOK THE TIME TO CHAT WITH US OVER BREAKFAST. I MAY DECIDE TO RETIRE HERE!
ELAINE FROM MICHIGAN
March 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chino13 Second Home
I consider this hotel as my second home, they all make me feel that way.
The room are super clean and very comfortable.
Nice Parking lot.
Nice touch with the Ice cream every night.
Mostly I love the front desk Ladies, they are great and very caring and pleasant.
February 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dick335th My personal comment
Will stay at this property when in the area!!
February 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Alray27 The location wasn't great but the Hotel was very Good
We are a couple in our late 50's and we wanted a relaxing holiday near beaches and places of interest.We were not interested in crowds or Theme Parks..We wanted to explore the Tampa area for 3 days before driving down to Naples. The Hotel was located quite a distance inland from Down Town Tampa ,the West Coast Beaches and St Petersburg. There was alot of traffic and intersections with lights .We spent far too much time in the car driving to places of interest and the coast rather than being outside enjoying the sunshine.
It was well located for Bush Gardens though which was near by.
We left after 2 days and headed south early.
There was a shortage of places to sit outside near the pool and enjoy the sunshine. Also the lack of suitable eateries near by and no wine or beer on offer spoiled the evenings. We would hae been better finding a Hotel with a bar,kitchenette and evening snacks.
Having said that the staff were very pleasant and the bed was comfortable.Although the pool was small it was heated and sheltered.
February 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dp2840 Great place to stay
Great staff very helpful. They have laundry are, two free drinks and will give you a coupon for 20% off at a local restaurant. I will be back!
February 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WTB7 Pleasant Surprise!
On a recent business trip to Tampa I came across this property. I stay in Crowne Plaza's, HI's and Holiday Inn Expresses all over the state, but this is the best one overall that I have ever visited! Very friendly staff and clean, comfortable rooms. I would stay here again without hesitation!
February 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by threeyoungkids Excellent Stay and Staff - We will come again
This was our family's first visit to Tampa and bringing 3 children (6, 4, and 2) is always an adventure. The hotel staff here was very helpful. The breakfast staff was especially special, saying no problem when me 2 year old dumped a cup of milk on the floor., or bringing my children coloring sheets and crayons, or even turning on cartoons for them during breakfast. A special thanks to Nichole who took the time to go over each of the food items served because of our dietary restrictions. My kids were so excited to find out that they were able to eat so much of the food! She was so knowledgeable and friendly I wish she could be at every hotel we ever went too! The manager came to our table to ask about our stay which was a nice personal touch. I think my husband has been planning the next trio to Tampa just so we could stay in the hotel again. Very recommended and we can't wait to go back.
January 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Keith12345678 Great Staff
Hanna at front desk was extremely helpful in last minute accommodation of travel plans, very polite, and gave outstanding customer service!
January 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by laxdad18 Great Service
Our family visited the Tampa area over the New Years holiday for a sports tournament. The rooms and facility were very clean and well kept. The location is great, easy access I-75. Many places to eat, shop (and even a theater you can walk to).
The staff was super! I had read the reviews prior to the trip but did not think the staff could live up to the "press". The entire staff was very courteous, but the front desk excelled. Thank you for a great visit.
January 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Diane22 Great Hotel :)
My daughter and I enjoyed our nights stay here the most out of 3 different hotel chains. The bed was so comfortable and the room was quiet. It was a very nice and relaxing stay. The service was wonderful and we had a great time. Thank you :)
January 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VAKNIN SUPER GREAT EXPIRIENCE
STARTING FROM THE HONE CALL TO THE HOTEL AND BOOKING THE ROOM ,COMING ANS STAYING IN THE HOTEL OVERALL WAS A SUPER NICE AND FRIENDLY
THE STAFF IS SUPER NICE AND I DO RECOMEND IT TO ALL MY FRIENDS
2 THUMBS UP
January 8, 2013