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Hyde Park Hotel in Tampa, FL

Hyde Park Hotel in Tampa, FL


*24-Hour Automated Check-In
*Free Wi-Fi Internet Access
*On-Site Laundry Facility
*Full Kitchen
*In the heart of SoHo
*Right by the Bay, Tampa General Hospital and Downtown
*Down the Street from Bern's Steakhouse
*Free Parking
*Free Small Business Center

Cotton linens, a down duvet, and fluffy pillows invite a good night's sleep. Complimentary wireless internet access keeps you connected and a large flat-screen TV with cable keeps you up to date with your entertainment. Each room offers a full size kitchen, which includes a coffee/tea maker, microwave, and cooking ware. The private bathroom has a shower, as well as complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. Air conditioning, a desk, and daily housekeeping are among the conveniences offered.


Established in 1925.

Boutique Hotel, around since 1925. We've undergone a lot of reservations since then but we're still that old-school military owned hotel we always were! With two updated jacuzzi rooms we've slowly but surely grown from our modest roots to provide our customers with the best rooms and service.


Company Info:

Rating: 3.25

Address: 2105 W Bristol Ave, Tampa, FL, 33606
  • Mon: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tue: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wed: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thu: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Fri: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sat: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sun: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Comments (12):

1. Cara D.
This hotel's website advertises it as "newly renovated"... That is certainly not true. While the staff was fine and it appeared clean (I didn't see a speck of dust or a single bug), it was very outdated and run down. There was a full kitchen in my room, which was a perk, but the quality of the furniture, linens, appliances and fixtures was poor. For $111/night, I expected more.  The surrounding area did have a lot to offer, another perk. But I would only stay here again if it was for a long amount of time and a full kitchen was going to save me a lot of money.

21/03/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
2. John O.
On March 12, 2012 I enjoyed several days' stay in the Hyde Park Hotel in the SOHO (South Howard Avenue) area of Tampa, Florida. What a fantastic place! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and am looking forward to my next opportunity to return.

The Hyde Park Hotel is an older building in one of the most desirable of neighborhoods in South Tampa. It is within walking distance to many restaurants, bars and other attractions in the area. A Sweetbay Grocery and CVS pharmacy are within a short walk as are Starbucks and Panera Bread. Much more interesting are the local one-of-a-kind treasures such as Bern's Steakhouse, Side Berns, Tiny Tap Tavern and the list goes on and on. Also worth noting is that the Hyde Park Hotel is only a few blocks away from Hyde Park Village which is the next neighborhood over. Hyde Park Village is another charming and walkable part of town filled with even more bars, restaurants and shopping. Bayshore Boulevard which is inarguably the most beautiful place in all of Tampa is only a few blocks to the south.

The reservation and check-in process is quick and efficient. After I made my reservation, I received an email with the code to the lobby door and a different code for a small lockbox beside the door of my room which contained the room key. After pulling into the parking lot, I was standing in my room, checked in and ready to unpack in less than one minute. If you have any questions or need anything at all, someone will either be in the office at the hotel, or there is a call box you can use. On the occasions that I used the call box, the phone was answered on the second ring by the owner himself. How's that for customer service?

The rooms are small, as you should expect in an older property. I found everything to be clean and in great working order. My room had a fully equipped kitchen with full-sized appliances. There are coin-op laundry facilities on site.

Let me make a special note about the blazing-fast WiFi! My work is dependent upon technology and a fast and solid Internet connection is a must. The Hyde Park Hotel deserves extra credit for delivering fantastic and FREE WiFi.

In summary, I can't recommend this place highly enough. The property is great; the owner is a great guy and is easily accessible if you have any needs or questions. For travelers who want to really experience this wonderful city and especially the unique neighborhood in which this hotel lies, give the Hyde Park Hotel a try. You won't regret it.

19/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Sarah H.
I'm in love with this hotel. Like someone mentioned, it had that B&B feel, just no breakfast. The staff is amazing and super friendly. And the best part is that it is right down the street from several bars and restaurants. The only thing I wasn't thrilled about was there are no black out curtains like you find in most hotels, but with check out time at 11, it helped me wake up any way. I will definitely return if I'm ever in Tampa overnight.

16/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Brian B.
Friendly staff, great location, but rooms are rough around the edges. This hotel has the potential to be great. The exterior and lobby feel from another era--retro cool. The rooms, however, are a bit lacking. Very cramped for two adults and a baby. The refrigerator was broken (freezer appeared to work, though!), there were several bathroom towel racks no longer in use whose anchors remained uselessly affixed to the wall, unfinished wooden trim pieces in the closet and a/c unit wall mount and could even see exterior light peaking through the a/c wall mounting. We were also only given a single room key, and no mention was made of complimentary wifi access. There were mere wisps of curtains, mostly insufficient at blocking light. But the bathroom shower was well appointed, the bed mattress comfortable and price and location were right. Would likely give it another shot.

27/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
5. Steph C.
It is interesting to see pictures of a beautiful room in what looks like a cool trendy hotel in a trendy part of Tampa. The hotel is actually tucked behind some new apartments with a lot that fills about 10 cars. We decided to stay there for my birthday, as we were coming from Orlando to dine at Bern's and I had a feeling no one would want to drive after the experience. We booked the hotel on a week before our stay and got conformation of our double bed room... When we got there they mad some sort of mistake and said, "oh we don't have anything available except a room with only one bed. " This room was tiny and there was no way 3 people could fit in the room. Their only advise was to tell us to go to the Epicurean and stay there for $300 a night... What?! I drove all the way to Tampa to find this out?! We ended up staying at a Hampton inn 12 miles away, I guess I am glad we did because this Motel was not even remotely close to as nice as the Hampton Inn was.

01/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
6. Karen S.
Upon arrival we couldn't even get into the building.  You either have to have a key or a code to enter.  We tried pushing the button that apparently calls up to the office, however, we only got a busy signal.  I also tried calling via phone and got only a busy signal.  The only reason we got in the door was because another guest saw us and let us in.

We were told rooms were not ready until 3:00 and it was only 1:00 at the time so we walked to have some lunch.  The only good thing I have to say about this hotel is the location.  

Once we got our rooms, we were less than pleased.  The room with 2 beds smelled like old sweaty clothes.  There was no room to walk around as the bed was one foot away from the door.  Both rooms had small efficiencies.  Not very updated.  I am not sure where the pictures above came from.  I can tell you I saw nothing in this hotel the resembled anything modern or nice.

Also to note, this is a two story building.  There are no elevators and there are also stairs to get into the building.  If you are handicap, this is not the place for you.

Check out time was strickly no later than 11:00.  Apparently, they do not staff the hotel 24 hours as we couln't find anyone and the office was closed and dark at 11:00.

They didn't even give us any sort of receipt for our stay.  We definitely will not be back!

20/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
7. Michelle M.
My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel in the Jacuzzi/Sweetheart Suite last week for the Maroon 5 concert.  It is a quaint little hotel, in a great location... very close to the SoHo district -- there are so many bars and restaurants that are just walking distance away!  It is a pretty secure hotel, because you must have your hotel key or be buzzed in by hotel management to get in the doors.  Parking is adequate for the size of the hotel.  They have EV (electric vehicle) parking as well.  The actual room was small, but had a king sized bed, a small refrigerator, an iron and ironing board, coffee maker and etc, the bathroom was huge though... had an open walk-in shower and a Jacuzzi tub.  My boyfriend and I agreed that when we return to Tampa, we would definitely stay here again.

02/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Darren J.
This hotel is a beautiful place to stay.  Service is top notch. Quiet and comfortable. Only thing missing for us was a refrigerator and microwave. Small things but still handy.

08/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Kenny W.
We enjoyed out stay at the Hyde Park Hotel very much.  Our room was great and the hotel overall stunning.

09/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. S T.
Really loved the quiet but convenient location in the Soho (South Howard) district. Plenty of dining options & funky shops within walking distance in nice weather. Residents seemed to be made up of mostly college students & young professionals. The hotel itself, while awaiting a renovation, was homey, clean, quiet and provided a well-lit and secure entrance. Nice not to have to pay for parking as with other nearby hotels. The gentleman who checked us in and showed us to our room was engaging and efficient.

From earlier reviews, I was prepared for the old, mismatched furniture and outdated decor. Furthermore, I don't recommend it for those with mobility issues until the place is remodeled later this year. However, the room was very clean, the bed & linens comfortable and the kitchenette in working order. We feel we received a good value for the money.

10/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Rick Y.
Glad that there were some reviewers that had a nice stay, probably in the "Upgraded" room that may be present at this sad excuse for a hotel. I think that it really may be an apartment space - there's a "rent drop" box near the ground floor doors, that rents out the unoccupied rooms as hotel offerings.
Though advertised as having full service kitchens, there were no amenities available to make the kitchen serviceable. One 2 gal pot, one 12" skillet - nothing much else except the smallest elec. coffee pot I've ever seen - no filters, no cleaning implements, no pitcher to chill water in the fridge (Actually the fridge was the cleanest hotel appliance I've ever seen - probably from no use). Think in terms of: "What should be present to make this room comfortable and actually usable?" 99% of the answers would be "not found here". Really, not even a bathmat in the bathroom. (That was addressed by the comment: "Really, you aren't the first person who's asked that. We may look into that in the future" ?!!!? .  The manager actually listed quite a few issues .... to be addressed in the future.)
Back to the room layout - the room was severely occupied by a huge king mattress on a handmade plywood and 3X3 platform that was ridiculously tall for a bed. Very little accessible space around it. Built in shelves were all built without measuring, it would seem, as all the shelves were on a slant. Additional 2' deep shelves in the bathroom were actually in a corner where they could not be reached except by climbing over the toilet. Cheap towels. No place near the sink to place toiletries, except a dirty windowsill.
The proverbial straw was that we were there on a rainy weekend and on returning to the room on the second day of our stay, we had water running in (no, I did not mean to say dripping) from poorly set window frames. The room was dank and all our clothes were moist from the now unavoidable wetness. The manager seemed a bit unconcerned - came to the room with a bin of wet towels  (obviously from other rooms) to collect and refresh ours that  were totally saturated.
Before closing I have to mention the oppressive and quite overwhelming ODOR we were presented with. Seemed like someone spilled a bottle of air freshener in the room, and actually sprayed the bedclothes quite heavily - on the second day we realized, after the fragrance died out, that occupants do not take the "no smoking" seriously - the pillows smelled quite obviously from cigarette smoke.
Left after 2 days of a planned 4 day stay and will never return, never suggest this place to anyone, and only pegged one star because you have to hit at least one star to post the review.

02/03/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
12. Rebecca S.
Here's the deal - you need a place to stay in the area, right? You don't necessarily expect 5-stars but you definitely cannot endure anything below 2-stars. Sound familiar?

I booked this hotel through Booking.com and had a different idea in mind of what I thought the boutique hotel should be like.
The parking was free - lots of spaces to be had.
Entering the building (small area) you need to ring up to the office or know the entrance code ahead of time; I called a month before my arrival in order to make sure I could access my room after-hours and was given the door code then. Luckily I had it, or I would have been standing outside looking silly.

This place is NOT for anyone with walking disabilities - the office to check-in is up stairs and to even get to your room, you need to step up a few steps to the main hallway.
After I checked in, I was led to the room. Two double-beds with a tiny kitchenette, very small bathroom, TV and DVD player.

We had four adults staying in the room (including myself) and I'm glad we're good friends, because the room is indeed small. They included two bottles of water in the room, which was a nice touch.

Here's the pros (beyond what I mentioned above):
- Literally within walking distance of a Winn-Dixie. It's directly behind the hotel.
- Plenty of restaurants and unique shops within walking distance of the hotel, too.
- If you're using Uber, the drivers can find you instantly.
- Check out is as simple as dropping your key into a box near the front door.

Here's the (mild) cons:
- The door to the hotel room does NOT lock automatically when you exit. Make sure to lock the door with your given key.
- The shower temperature barely got above a smidge of warm - if you like hot showers, this hotel will disappoint.
- The A/C unit, while it worked, wasn't keeping the room cool enough throughout the night. We weren't too pleased about that.

Overall, considering we stayed here for one night for Gasparilla Music Fest, I would give this hotel 4-stars. Location alone (near a grocery store; 8 minute drive to the festival area) was worth trying out this place.
If I had to stay here beyond the one night, I probably wouldn't rate it as high.

09/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0