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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 9 July 2014

I viewed this hotel online before coming to Tampa and the pictures on the website are not what it looks like in person. Absolutely terrible. Prostitutes and drug dealers all over the place. The rooms were nasty and smelly and the walls were dirty. Its a crack hotel. DO NOT STAY THERE. THIS IS A WARNING. Went down the street...

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Bob M, General Manager at Tampa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.I'm so sorry your stay was not what you expected. We certainly do not want the type of clientele your describing and do our best to work with local authorities to keep this traffic off property. Also we provide security 7 days a week from 9pm to 5am. We encourage all...

Wildwood, Florida
Reviewed 5 July 2014

I've been staying at this Red Roof for 3 different Saturdays and can hardly find anything totally wrong. Reasons I chose this particular inn were a Sonny's within walking distance and a decent price for just one night at a time. Yet, the one real flaw of the two different rooms I stayed in happens to be the safe. In...

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Bob M, General Manager at Tampa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stays at the property. I will be sure to share your comments with staff. Thank you, Bob Mucklin General Mgr.

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Do you know that you can stay FREE at red roof bush in tampa? well I was there this weekend and male with long hair told me if Ai see any bugs he. Would give me my money back and a free night. So I stayed in the room for the night and in the morning a black women was...

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Bob M, General Manager at Tampa Hotel, responded to this review

Unfortunately this is not the case. A staff member would be required to verify a problem before a refund could be issued. Thank You, Bob Mucklin General Mgr.

Reviewed 28 May 2014

Good hotel for those who want to save on Tampa near Busch Gardens .. but do not stay more than a day! The problem was the strong smell of cigarettes in non-smoking rooms and the strange neighborhoods. Hotel bom para quem quer economizar em Tampa.. perto do Busch Gardens, porém não fique mais do que um dia! O problema era...

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Bob M, General Manager at Tampa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Darwin D, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I apologize that you stay was not as you would prefer. One of our biggest challenges is preventing guests from smoking in our rooms, as we are a 100% smoke free facility in our guestrooms. We certainly do our best to try and remove the smoke odor...

northumberland
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Arrived at this hotel after a long day at Busch gardens, we booked via booking.com for one night,instead of making the hour journey back to international drive. On arrival at hotel few dodgy characters were lerking, a couple of what we believed to have been prostitutes, but as we were so tired we decided to check the rooms out. Reception...

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Bob M, General Manager at Tampa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ladyburn, I apologize that our property is not what you expected when you booked. The property, although not in the best part of Tampa, takes our guests safety very seriously and for that reason we provide security 7 days a week. I truly am sorry that our location was not up to your standards. Sincerely, Bob Mucklin, General Mgr.

Cable oh
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Our experience with this hotel was a headache from start to finish! The 100% smoke free room smelled like smoke and for being remodeled the carpet was shredded right at the door. The front desk staff were enjoying their conversation with fellow employees more than worrying about customers at the desk! And the pool was dirty and the tv was...

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Bob M, General Manager at Tampa Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, I'm so very sorry that your stay fell short of your expectation. We have been installing a new television system at the property which did leave us with some outages for brief periods of time. Once again please accept my sincerest apologies . I hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future....

Portland, Maine
Reviewed 7 March 2014

I stayed at this motel on Monday night this week. This motel turned out to be in the "less desirable" part of Tampa I learned once being checked in. I assumed (wrongly) that since it was by Busch Gardens entrance it would be a decent area but its pretty rough on this part of Busch Blvd. Lots of police presence...

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Bob M, General Manager at Tampa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joseph S., Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Although we certainly try to have each guest encounter a pleasant experience. It is apparent that we fell short of your expectations and for this I truly am sorry. Sincerely, Bob Mucklin General Manager

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Definitely not as advertised! Room cleanliness was almost nonexistent, broken tiles in bathroom, dirty tiles, broken and dirty appliances. Public areas definitely needed improvement. Suspicious activity in the area, didn't really feel safe. I can tell they hired a security guard to help improve that, but clearly not helping. Front desk staff was sympathetic and understanding. Good try Red Light...

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Bob M, General Manager at Tampa Hotel, responded to this review

I'm very sorry that are in was not up to the standards that you are accustomed to. We certainly try to meet everyone standards but apparently we failed in your case. We do have security 7 nights a week for 8 hours per night to improve on guest security. Once again I truly am sorry Bob Mucklin, General Manager

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Stayed one night at this location due to a coupon. Advertisement stated "all new rooms" with refrigerator and microwave. The room was not remodeled, run-down, not very clean and no refrigerator or microwave. Fairly cheap rate but not as advertised. Will not stay at this location again.

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Bob M, General Manager at Tampa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lynn W, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of our property. I apologize that your stay was not what you expected. We certainly try every time to insure our guests have a pleasant experience and I apologize that we fell short with your stay. Once again I am sorry. Thank You, Bob Mucklin...

Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Not having paid a lot for the room, we only expected an average room and that is exactly what we got. Therefore, I will not criticize too much the state of the room although it was not, for us, as bad as some people mention, but certainly not as good as others mention as well. All in all, the room...

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Bob M, General Manager at Tampa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to review our hotel. I apologize that your stay was not as pleasant as you would have liked. I appreciate your concern about the area but that is something we simply cannot control, I would have preferred that your stay had been exceptional and I am indeed sorry it was not. We certainly try...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about Tampa Hotel

Address: 2307 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612-8407 (Formerly Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch)
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Hotel Class:2 star — Tampa Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 108
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“My room was tiny and dreary. Don't know if any other part of this place would be different.”
 of 5 bubbles Bulldog_Ben_us, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the far corner of the property, away from the pool. The rooms near the pool tend to be the noisiest.”
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