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Motel 6 Tampa Downtown
Ranked #111 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Upstate New York
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62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Motel Sux!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2007

I had always liked Motel 6 because you could count on a clean, basic room. But the whole chain's standards have been slipping, especially here. Our room was not made up when we tried to check in at 8PM, and the new room was short towels and there were not enough at the front desk. The NEXT day they took all the dirty towels and didn't replace them! The light & fan for the shower didn't work either, and the place was EXTREMELY noisy. We were on the side away from I-75, so it wasn't traffic noise, it was the obnoxious guests having parties, domestic disputes, etc. Motel 6 rates have also been creeping up to the point where you can usually find a better deal if you do a little checking.

  • Liked — Location was great
  • Disliked — Noisy, run down and housekeeping was awful
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled with family
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2 Thank RGC1218
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26 reviews from our community

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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago suburb
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2006

After a long flight we checked into the room. We immediately noticed that the carpet was not vacuumed. Food crumbs and lots of stuff (dirt) behind the nightstand.

Pulling back the bedspread we were greeted with a blood stained pillowcase and dirty sheets. I put down towels to cover the sheets. The linens were very dirty. I really don't think the housekeeping staff changed the linens. Clean linens don't look like what we had to sleep on.

I was appalled by the room. This is absolutely the worst place I have ever had to sleep.

Lots of noise outside kept us awake for a long time.

I almost threw up having to stay at this motel.

I would not recommend this place to my worst enemy.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — dirty room
  • Tips/Secrets — go elsewhere
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled with family
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4 Thank mimiab
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stirling
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2006

We booked this motel on-line for location (about 3 miles from Busch Gardens) and because it was very reasonably priced. We have stayed in large chain motels in the USA before so we knew what to expect - basic but clean accomodation for a reasonable price. This is NOT what we got at this motel.

The room ( Room 106) was dirty - carpets were filthy, the sheets were not clean, there were no towels, the room was damp. The bathroom was filthy, the bath contained pubic hairs from previous guests and the toilet had obviously not been properly cleaned in a long time. There was no hot water through the shower, despite there being hot water from the tap in the room.

The location as has been mentioned in previous reviews was extremely intimidating. We slept very little as we were aware of the constant noise from the comings and goings of other "guests" which continued the ENTIRE night. This motel appears to be in a rougher part of town and as has been mentioned is situated directly opposite the largest porn store in the western hemisphere. With hindsight we should have immediately left but we thought we could put up with anything for a night. We were wrong!! I will never stay in a Motel 6 again and would strongly recommend that you do not stay at this motel.

  • Liked — Absolutely Nothing
  • Disliked — DISGUSTING DISGUSTING DISGUSTING!!!
  • Tips/Secrets — RUN FAR FAR AWAY AND DO NOT STAY HERE!!!
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled with family
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2 Thank craigyt
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Atlanta
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2006

I booked in this hotel by mistake.

Firstly, they had not cleaned my assigned room when I got there and put me in another room. The room had no lights on one side of the room and the wall lights on the other side were directly wired to the ceiling light. The carpet had peeled away from the wall revealing a crumbling foundation. The air conditioner worked but apparently had a bad bearing as it squeaked and squawked all night.

There were hookers and drug dealers working the Labor Day weekend here. "Customers" arrived constantly in the parking spots outside my room all night, some of the courteous enough to blow off a brick of firecrackers from their subwoofered stereo car, which shook the walls with the bass. Somehow despite this I managed to sleep that night.

I leave for the day and come back that night to find that housekeeping had taken our bath towels and left no new ones. They made the bed but left the comforter wadded up. I go to the front desk to get more towels and was handed three bath rugs instead of towels and got an eye-rolling attitude from the clerk.

I will shave off all my skin and stretch it into a tent and sleep there before I ever consider staying at this motel, or any Motel 6 again. I have been a travelling musician for 20+ years and seen a lot of hotel rooms in my time. This one is the worst hotel in the history of lodging.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Tips/Secrets — Go anywhere else
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled with family
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3 Thank gdawson44
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Deltona, FL
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2006

Just returned from a week at this motel. I normally stay at Motel 6 when it's my dime. This was for a business trip. The room was normal Motel 6 standards (towels changed daily, sheets changed weekly and bring your own soap and shampoo!). However as mentioned before this motel sits right across from "adult" book store.

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In fact on the last day some peddler tried to sell me a porn video on my way out. Was very noisy from traffic on I-275 (room 117) and kids running around. The desk clerks were less then friendly or even helpful so for these reasons I would avoid. There is another Motel 6 down on U.S. 301 and although I didn't stay there if there is a next time I will.

  • Stayed June 2006, travelled on business
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Thank Kevin_P_Inscoe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2006

I just want to say that this motel was not my first choice, my boyfriend made us stay there. Great choice! Every thing has to be spotless at my house ,so you know my standerd was high. i couldnt find nothing to [--] about. the room were beautiful. the housekeeper does a great job . i love that motel and will not stay any where else. great price ,great room, and very close to bush garden and that all i care about.the best

Stayed May 2006
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2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Ridgeway, Virginia
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184 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2006

Imagine driving all day from Penascola to Tampa with a trailer, 3 cats and an aggravated cockatiel. We arrived at this Motel 6 shortly after dark to find it surrounded by police cars so we drove past it and pulled in at a new car place being built next door to regroup. There is an adult store the size of a K-mart across the street and a security guard drives up from somewhere amidst the construction and tells us that we definitely do not want to stay there. He gave us directions to the other Motel 6 down the road where we went. It turned out not to be the cleanest but at least we felt safe.

Stayed September 2004, travelled on business
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2 Thank Beth B
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Property: Motel 6 Tampa Downtown
Address: 333 E Fowler Avenue, I-275 at Exit #34, Tampa, FL 33612
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #111 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Tampa Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 148
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