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Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites - South Tampa /Airport in Tampa, FL

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Established in 1925.

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Rating: 4.00

Address: 3314 South Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL, 33629

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    Comments (3):

    1. Keshia A.
    Overall experience, was beyond amazing.

    The front desk clerks and the manager were beyond accommodating. When we arrived they were excited to welcome us because we were the first family from NH to visit their particular location. They ensured that were aware of all the complimentary features that were offered which included free Wifi, heated outdoor pool, free continental breakfast, and cable channels.

    For the amazing rate that we got for 2 Queen size beds, refrigerator, and microwave we were shocked at how comfortable and clean the rooms were. The beds had plush mattresses that were very comfortable and the sheets were extremely clean. The overall appearance of the room was one of a 5 star hotel.

    The location of the hotel was perfect where we could easily access Busch Gardens, the beach, stores, and restaurants.

    I would recommend this hotel to any family that is traveling with kids. The hotel is clean in a great part of town and overall just a great place to stay.

    29/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    2. David L.
    Contrary to the other reviews for this establishment, I do not believe that it deserves four or five stars. First off, it is supposed to be a hotel. In fact, it is more of a motel. Is it a nice motel, sure, why not?! It has the requisite fenced pool in the middle of the parking lot, it does offer a small fitness room and a continental breakfast, which is a bonus. But as a hotel, it is lacking.

    I requested a non-smoking room. While the room is labeled as a non-smoking room, it has not always been a non-smoking room. As soon as one opens the door from outside, they are greeted with a stale smoke essence to the room. I doubt a smoker would notice it, but as a non-smoker, it is very apparent. In fact, my eyes feel like I've been lingering in a smoky bar but so far I have not.

    Another benefit that previous raters have mentioned, is the free Wi-Fi. This is one of those cases where you get what you pay for. The Wi-Fi is intermittent at best so just be aware. If you NEED wifi, you NEED to stay elsewhere. I ran multiple speed tests. I had download speeds ranging from 0.15 Mbps to 4.5 Mbps, but the latter was not the norm.

    Lastly the location, was reported as convenient to much of the area. Really it's not, there's not much within walking distance so you're going to have to take a cab to anywhere of note, which makes it just as inconvenient as anywhere else. It is very convenient though, if you're from out of town, attending a wake at the funeral home right next door.

    02/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    3. Carlos H.
    Some friends from Korea came to visit and Howard Johnson Express took good care of us. We had a blast and the room service was excellent and the service great. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom good for the price. The hotel is located probably 10 minutes from I-275 off the South Dale Mabry exit and an easy drive to St. Petersburg or Clearwater. The free Wi-Fi was a plus, but we only chilled in the hotel at night - we were mostly roaming around SoHo - this hotel is ideal for exploring all the great bars and restaurants in SoHo. We hit up The Lime and The Rack.

    There is a Publix conveniently located close by the hotel for some last minute shopping and a liquor store close by as well. We didn't hit the pool, but it was nice having the option. The hotel vicinity was pretty quiet, yet not too quiet for a group of college students to enjoy. Tampa Karaoke has been closed lately, but would be a very convenient place to go hang out for hotel residents when it comes back.

    This area floods on the streets really easily so I was a little scared driving my car around after the rain hit so beware if the weather gets ugly.

    Overall, a great place and a good price. Recommended.

    29/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0