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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Snawdad Staff most outstanding in Hotel experience
"Can you think of anything that we can do better?"....the words of Manager George who personally greets many guests most days in the breakfast buffet area.
Overall condition of Hotel was very good.
We were unhappy with our 1st room as it was too close to one of the few smoking rooms. This was quickly corrected. This is an example how motivated staff are in view of their high customer satisfaction ratings.
Ranks highest on TripAdvisor for this area of Tampa in customer satisfaction at this time.
I vote for softer beds and windows that open but I realize this was Florida and preferential in general.
We stayed here two weeks visiting family.
January 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SECfan Highly Recommend!!
What can I say - everything was wonderful!! The front desk staff were excellent and helped us in every way possible. The room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was great every day - very good variety - there was something for everyone. Also, in addition to being right off I-75, this location is close to a number of restaurants and shops. I have stayed at other Holiday Inn Express in the past but this location far exceeded my already high expectations. Great job taking care of your guests and making them feel at home away from home!
January 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jlk3 Best Holiday Inn
We stay here often and at many other Holiday Inns.
This one is the best, primarily because of the service.
From the manager to the different employees, they make us feel at home.
January 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robydan great staff & attitude
Highly recommend this hotel, staff was very friendly and accommodating!
January 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gabe26 good times
exceptional service, accomodated our team perfectly, great room to gather in and have dinner and fellowship. Front desk top notch.
January 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CathyDec Expected more for the price
For the price I was expecting a little more. I have kids and was expecting the room to have a microwave and refrigerator. I brought this to the front desk and was told none of the rooms had a microwave or refrigerator. When we went past a room we noticed it had those amenties. I brought it to the front desk and was told only suites had these amenties. If I had known this in the beginning I would have upgraded to the suite, because again having kids those amenties a family needs. I also did not like the maid service vacumming the hallways at 9:00 am. As far as breakfast I prefer the waffle machine to the pancake machine. I stayed 3 nights and the pancake machine was broken or the pancakes came out tough or to dark.
January 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bowhuntress Overnight stay
Staff made sure that I was taken care of. They ensured that I had breakfast in the am cause I caught an early flight at 6 am because I left at 4:30 am . That is something most facilities won't provide. If ever back in town will stay there again.
December 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Luvinit02 What's Not to Love!
My husband and I stayed here 2 times while we were looking for houses as we are relocating to the area. The entire staff is extremely pleasant and helpful. They even remembered us when we checked in for our 2nd visit. Property is very clean, great location, great value and even free ice cream each day. I would highly recommend this hotel. Would like to see more options for cold cereal though - maybe the small Kellogs boxes :)
December 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stick Great staff
I stayed here for a month when I moved to the north Tampa area. The rooms were quiet and comfortable. The daily breakfast was fresh and always had a nice variety. The best thing about this hotel is the staff. Everybody was courteous and always willing to help. I would definitely stay there again.
December 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by doodlebug7 great room and excellent service
This Holiday Inn has always been our first choice when visiting the Tampa area. The staff is very friendly, courteous, has a great sense of humor yet is always very professional and available if you need anything. In the years we have stayed there the staff has remained almost the same which is a testament to the working environment and the management .. We always enjoy ourselves and will be returning again soon.
November 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CONatureGirl Had a wonderful stay!
My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights during Thanksgiving week when in the Tampa area to visit family. We wanted to be close to Zephyrhills where our family lives, yet also close enough to the coast and all the attractions we wanted to enjoy. We picked the perfect place! Very easy to get to from the Tampa airport. Everyone who worked there greeted us with a smile and were very friendly and accommodating. George, the general manager, was in the breakfast room each and every morning greeting and talking to the guests...very special touch! He greeted us on our first morning there and made sure we were happy and comfortable. I also liked that his personal cell number was posted throughout the hotel in case we had problems, very nice...although I can't imagine anyone having complaints about this place. The hotel was very clean and quiet, pool area very nice (although too cold while we were there to do much swimming). The breakfast is a typical Holiday Inn Express breakfast, they changed it up a bit each day. The location also great, within walking distance of a movie theatre, restaurants and shopping. Definitely a great place to stay in the area, and we would stay there again and definitely recommend to other people! We were not disappointed.
November 27, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by nui2012 Second time at this hotel-Not quite as good
As a Priority Member who stays at a Holiday Inn Express one to two times per week on business I have become quite familiar with this brand. For the money I feel you can't beat the value. My first visit was great, while the second seemed to be lacking. The front desk person(who was nice) did not know the area at all. No free water this time around(some of the Holiday Inn Express give water, beer, popcorn and candy). I was informed they were out. The room could have used some cosmetic work. The faucet was very loose. The A/C cover fell off in my hand. I informed front desk the next morning and the gentleman was quite receptive and said he would inform someone.
November 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Elix Excellent Service
My husband and i stay there about every 2 and a half months,we love everything the rooms ,service and staff!Thank you!
October 22, 2012