The Courtyard Tampa Brandon hotel is located off I-75, only 10 minutes from downtown Tampa and minutes from top attractions like Busch Gardens and the Port of Tampa. Why pay more to stay downtown when you can have better value staying with us? We offer an updated hotel with all the perks today's traveler has come to appreciate. We have an onsite Bistro serving Starbucks, a healthy food menu and evening beer/wine/appetizer menu. The modern lobby is highlighted by private media pods and the touch-screen GoBoard® displaying the latest weather, traffic information, and entertainment suggestions. The spacious guestrooms feature modern amenities such as free WiFi, HDTVs, and plush bedding. We offer the perfect combination of amenities and a great location to make us one of the top hotels in Brandon, FL.
Company Info: Rating: 3.08
Address: 10152 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL, 33619
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1. Soso G.
Hmm. Conversation!? I heard couple making love next door from me. Very next morning around 4 am, the prostitute was yelling all morning. Woke my hole family. So if you are coming to stay here whit your love ones don't recommended.
04/03/12 | Link
| Rating: 2.0
2. Andrew C.
Alright, new rule. Any time I can hear a conversation (or worse) in the next room as if it were in my own room, automatic 2 stars no matter how good the rest of the hotel may be.
When I arrived late this evening, it was very apparent that this is an older styled Courtyard. The renovation train is choo chooing its way across America but apparently Brandon, Florida hasn't seen a stop just yet. Old style manual front door. Clean, yet almost cheesily 'elegance' in the lobby. Pool that's too small for any kind of laps. Decent work out room with five different machines and a rack of free weights.
Then you get to your room, again, old style. All good, though. Until, that is, you've put your bags down, and you're breaking out your computer to find out what's around and then you hear it....
Uhhhh ooooo ahhh uhhhh BANG BANG FUCKING BANG ON THE WALL.
And you wonder for a second... no... really?
"Uhhh ahhhh OH FUCKING HELL YEAH! aaaahhh uuuuohhhh!!!"
Homey in the next room is pounding the living hell out of some ass and it sounds like they're sitting on my couch.
AND JESUS WHY IS SHE BANGING ON THE WALL! THE HEADBOARDS ARE ATTACHED TO THE WALL IN THESE HOTELS!
So, I figured at that moment that it was time to go find some dinner and grant them some noise privacy. Dinner happened along with some drinks. Got back to the hotel room... quiet. Oh, no wait. Their TV is blaring.
Break out the computer again, check around for some things to do in the off time tomorrow in Tampa and then... suddenly the TV got lower and it was time for round 2? round 3? of...
Ahhhhhhh!!!! OHHHHHHHH!!! uhhuhhhh!!!
At least this time she wasn't banging on the wall. They must be winded.
And...so anyway... oh, wait... there they go again. She's howlin' like a wolf. The gent must be schooled in the ways of the Kama Sutra. Unfortunately, I want to get some sleep as it's 12:48pm and at this rate, they're not in any hurry to end the party.
I'm all for some hotel action, but damn. This is a business hotel charging business prices. Even if they were talking loudly on blackberries this would be a bummer.
Note to self: Start traveling with ear plugs and/or ensure bookings at hotels that have been renovated beyond paper walls.
Update! The couple has left the building and now a room full of small children are running around in there being loud as hell. Touch a tainted surface, you little bastards!
11/02/11 | Link
| Rating: 1.0
3. Jo N.
I went on Priceline and placed a bid for a one night, $45 dollar priced hotel that was rated at 3 stars and Priceline gave me this hotel. It was located in a very off the beaten path location and if it were not for the GPS, I would never of found this hotel.
Upon arrival, was greeted by a very friendly and courteous front desk receptionist who provided me with a room on the first floor, as that was my preference. The room was somewhat dated, but I won't complain for the price I paid. It had a very old fridge that sat on the floor and did not appear to be clean. The bedding was clean and the mattress was comfortable. The bathroom was clean and ample. There was a sliding door that lead out to our own patio or "lanai" that had two chairs for lounging/relaxing. Time and the weather did not permit us to use this area.
This hotel shares a parking lot with the Fairfield Inn which is just a few yards across from the front door of the Courtyard Marriott.
As a side note to the hotel, please consider placing several more lights in your parking lot area, because the lack of lighting made me very uncomfortable and nervous as I returned to the hotel after a function downtown.
I did not partake of the breakfast which cost extra as we arose late nor did we use the indoor swimming pool.
12/11/11 | Link
| Rating: 3.0
4. Bob B.
Unclean and rusted out bathrooms, toilets that don't work, no hot water, nightstands that don't hold more than your glasses, cell phone and the hotel phone, broken chairs, garbage on grounds and best of all: NO PARKING. Perhaps 100 spaces to share between TWO HOTELS. Walls are SO thin, I heard every conversation going on to the left, right and above me. Exercise machines were broken and breakfast cost extra (which is amusing as the Fairfield that shares the parking lot has it for free, and is a cheaper stay). Internet was so slow that porn was motion. Stop. Animation.
Here is a list of words to describe this place:
crude, earthy, gross, vulgar, disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky, cruddy, filthy, foul, nasty, smutty, atrocious, foul, horrid, nasty, nauseating, offensive, repellent, repulsive, revolting, sickening, ugly, unwholesome, vile, abhorrent, abominable, antipathetic, contemptible, despicable, despisable, detestable, filthy, foul, infamous, loathsome, lousy, low, mean2, nasty, nefarious, obnoxious, odious, repugnant, rotten, shabby, vile, wretched.
21/02/12 | Link
| Rating: 1.0
5. Eric I.
They asked me to do a survey for the hotel, so I figured i would go ahead and post my comments here too. I consider the 3 stars adequate. All good really and nothing that would probably keep me from staying there again, although I do believe I would at least look elsewhere first. The people working there were all real nice. The bed was comfortable and the towels were clean. I really appreciate the Bistro and the lobby was very nice. I was put on the first floor, which is probably just one of those things I should be asked about first, mainly because having that sliding glass door that walks straight out to the parking lot was a little intimidating. There was a dead roach on my carpet floor, that remained there my entire stay. That doesn't really bother me that much since it is Florida, but kinda puts a little question as to how well they clean. All of this doesn't really matter considering the positives, although one thing that really does affect me is the internet. I'm on the first floor, right next to the lobby and the connection was horrible. I couldn't even be on the hotel wifi most of the time and had to use my hotspot. Also, the little rod that holds the toilet paper in the dispenser was gone and never replaced so the paper sat on top of the toilet. I'm not a real demanding person and if the bathroom and bed is clean, I am pretty happy. However, being that I do travel quite a bit, the real question becomes would I stay here again. The answer is yes, especially if the price is right, but . . . given another hotel in "my brands" of preference, with a similar price and vicinity, I personally would try elsewhere.
16/06/14 | Link
| Rating: 3.0
6. Kevin Charles M.
This property is a bigger wreck than Lindsay Lohan. We chose to stay here because the property was newly refurbished and in a semi close location to Busch Gardens as we were headed for Howl-O-Scream, which was amazing!
I have stayed at several Marriott locations, and this was by far was the worst. The most important aspect when staying at a hotel I believe is "Customer Service". I don't think that this property understands the definition of that.
In particular, there was a request made to the Front Desk where we had requested for the bed to be turned over. The male agent appeared very confused, and upon clarification from his coworker to the meaning of "turning down the bed" he replied with "WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE BED?", in a very powerful and startling tone! At this point, we had just let it go and moved on with our day.
Another instance, was in the early evening where we had asked an agent a question in regards to hotel amenities. She replied with a one word answer, walked away, and moved on to her next task.
Come to think of it... not once when we walked into the entrance doors of the lobby were we greeted.
After going through our day, we finally returned to the hotel around 2AM. Night Auditior, Melissa was surprisingly very friendly, accommodating, and made a very good impression with us after a long day. Maybe some of their associates should take Guest Service 101 with her.
Overall, this stay was truly disappointing. They received two "dots" simply because it was newly renovated, and Melissa gave a lasting impression with us....
This property really has potential... They just have a lot to learn when it comes to Customer Service.
13/10/12 | Link
| Rating: 2.0
7. Paul W.
Not sure why this property is rated low. From check in to breakfast and checkout, the service was outstanding. Ivan was fantastic in the bistro. Very polite, attentive and willing to go the extra steps to wow a guest. Management was visible on the floors throughout the stay and consistently asking how the room and service they are providing was. Rooms were super clean and quiet. Couldn't be more pleased with this property. Many other courtyards could take lessons from this one.
29/05/14 | Link
| Rating: 5.0
8. Tony L.
I am a rewards member and devout Marriott customer. Reservation booked online using a discounted rate. Showed up around 10:30pm on March 17 after the Lightning/Canucks game and was told rudely and bluntly by Yusiff Belal that my credit card to guarantee the reservation was rejected. "We tried your card at 6pm and it did not go through so we gave your room away."
I asked why a phone call was not made to me and, again, was told very bluntly and rudely that they do not do that. If this is the policy, I can somewhat understand. But at the same time, why ask for our contact information when making a reservation online? Travellers are arriving from all over the world, flying/driving incredibly long distances to show up in the middle of the night, only to have a rude front desk agent tell them their room was given away and that the hotel (and all other Marriott properties nearby) is full? I asked to see a copy of the cancellation made by them and he said he could not produce it. I even had another woman, a complete stranger, who was checking in at the same time as me and was hearing everything absolutely rip into Yusiff and this Marriott property for leaving a loyal customer stranded like this and for the poor service being shown.
The undeniable perception is that my discounted room was bumped for a full-price paying customer. Brad Spurlock, General Manager, needs to ensure this never happens again to anyone. It's called the hospitality industry for a damn reason. I'm here to tell everyone who relies on Yelp how inhospitable the Courtyard Tampa Brandon was for my pregnant wife and myself.
01/04/14 | Link
| Rating: 1.0
9. Shannon L.
I can honestly say that I enjoyed everything about my visit here. Although I only stayed for one night, it was a very enjoyable stay. The check in process was easy and pleasant, and the hotel clerk even offered a cold beverage to take up to the room on the house. So friendly! The bed was comfortable and the room was very clean. The only two things I noticed were that the outlets by the bathroom sink didn't work and I think the remote's batteries needed to be replaced. Either that or the remote didn't work. Those are very minor things that definitely aren't worth taking off a star. So 5 stars it is! Highly recommend this hotel!
06/11/14 | Link
| Rating: 5.0
10. Daniel J.
Great hotel, very friendly staff. Adam and Christian, the two guys working at the bar/cafe were just great--super cordial and friendly and do an amazing job running the bar/cafe which was a nice surprise to have on site.
28/04/15 | Link
| Rating: 5.0
11. Chuck M.
I had a prefect stay here.
Comfortable and attractive room.
29/12/14 | Link
| Rating: 5.0
12. Misty S.
I stayed here since all the nearby Hiltons were sold out. It's a nice hotel, clean and modern. My ground floor room was bug free - yay! There's Paul Mitchell shampoo and condition in the rooms.
The in-house coffee shop sells Starbucks coffee and additional food items, so it's convenient. It can be slow, though, since there's usually only 1 person taking orders and making everything.
-Large modern rooms
-Paul Mitchell shampoo and conditioner
-Thermostat driven AC/heater unit
-Modern and comfortable lobby/dinning area
-On premise café service Starbucks, breakfast, lunch and dinner
-Small convenient store next to front desk that has beer, snacks, and toiletries
-Slowest free internet connection!! One night, it was pretty useless since my connection kept dropping and taking 10 minutes to load a web page
-No in-room safe
The lower floor rooms have a walk out glass patio door.
The hotel is located near Homewood Suites and Embassy Suites near 60.
17/04/15 | Link
| Rating: 4.0