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Rodeway Inn
Ranked #139 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Reviewed 1 December 2011

I recently spent a night at the Red Roof Tampa on Busch Blvd. Monica served me at the desk and her professionalism was beyond compare. She is a true asset to the organization. In the room I was completely impressed with its cleanliness, condition, fresh atmosphere, and accessories. There wasn't a smudge anywhere, nor any of the imperfections I see in some other motels/hotels. The water was nice and hot and didn't run cold at all. The towels were snowy white, soft and fluffy. I had some difficulty finding the free local stations on the TV and Monica called me back in minutes explaining it to me step by step with the utmost patience that I required, lol. During a previous motel stay I was terrified that the non-slip material in the tub was completely gone but in the Red Roof I didn't have a fear at all. It was perfectly non-slip! When I departed I was craving coffee and lo and behold, there was fresh hot coffee and my absolutely favorite creamer in the world, Coffee-Mate hazelnut and vanilla! I was one happy camper and I even had a second cup relaxing in the lovely easy chair in the lobby. I no doubt recommend this facility without reservation!!!

Room Tip: North side is in view of the office which I liked.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

Bad option to stay. Rooms smell horrible and are too noisy. Place did not give us peace and confort to sleep well.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

My son and I pulled up to the Red Roof Inn at about 2 am because my son had school on Wednesday on 9/28/11. (This is my birth date..So, we slept good wednesday night. In the am, Monica discovered that she had several rms open for Thursday and made an adjustment to where my 11 yr old could access the pool easily:) We stayed 3 nights from Wed th 28th thru the 1st of Oct. Every morning, I would go done and have some coffee and I had a chance to meet the general mgr., Laura Hurst. She was very outgoing and courteous, making sure that our stay was comfortable. All the staff were pleasant, from the pool guy/ and maintainace man that helped me find the VA hospital to the cleaning ladies that had the same amiable personality. Thank you Ms. Hurst for the very nice Red Roof experience....Sincerely, Jon A. Stille

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank Jon S
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

,BUT I thinI can not help how others feel,But I think it is a real nice place.AND,if it do not meet other standards;there are a lot more hotel/motels in that are to go too..SOME people you just can not PLEASE!!!!!!!! MS.ANN @ KAREN at desk was REAL NICE!!!! THE BED WAS MADE@TOWELS WAS CLEAN/NICE CARPET could use a little shampooin,BUT what do u exspect when people walk on it with dirty shoes all the time....ITS FINE...

Room Tip: we was on the bottom floor(my friend had a stork/no stairs) A/C put out fine COULD USE 1/2 EXTA...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

Stayed at another Red Roof Inn it was great. So I didn't check for the reviews at this one, it really sucks, dirty, filthy, mildew and unclean rooms. So here it goes traveled from New York To Tampa to go to Bush Gardens. Clerk was great gave us our room, opened the door smelled mildew carpets were very dirty. My kids and I took off our shoes and felt the carpet soak with water our socks turned black from the dirt in the carpets. Clerk gave us another room the room was freezing, found a fragrance pack in the AC unit. Because this room really smelled of mildew also the carpets were very dirty, the shower was not cleaned the draws were broken and dirty. No hair dryer in the room, the pool was dirty and disgusting went to the clerk told her I was leaving and not to charge the credit card. Worst place I have ever been to. Called the credit card company and requested a stop payment be caused it stilled showed a pending charge on it after 4 days. For my closing always check this review site before saying any place I didn’t this time and had to search for another hotel. Luckily I found one for me and my family paid double the price but it was night and day. Will say at the Holiday Inn always worth the price. Just forgot to take pictures Because pictures are worth a thousand words beware do not stay here!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

We stayed 2 nights with 2 kids. The hallways are very dirty. They wanted to charge extra for a safe without asking if we needed one. In bathroom were hairs hanging on walls on arival. Dirty carpet. Housekeeping did put new towels in the room, but the beds were not made. On request only answer was:"I will tell the manager".

Would not recomend this place.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank yasmijn
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

The last time I stayed in this area I stayed at the Days Inn a few blocks down the street. I had decided then that I would try this hotel next if I was ever back in the area. If you use the Florida coupon book (found at rest stations all over the state, it's the big green one) you can get a great deal on a standard room. The rooms here are a lot better then the Days Inn rooms. They are clean, bright, functional. Nothing fancy, a few things that have started to look old, and the fixtures are not the greatest, but for the most part for the price you are paying you are getting a good deal. Especially when everything in this town is super expensive. There were just a few things that made me not give it 5 stars though. For one, although I had paid for the whole week (check in Monday check out Friday) my key only worked for one day at a time. Every day I had to go back to the office to reset it. 2nd, there's no breakfast, only coffee, and only starting at 6 am. So if you are an early riser in desperate need of free caffeine you are out of luck. The area is not the greatest but it is not horrible, I didn't feel unsafe but I did see a few questionable ladies walking around. Busch Gardens is literally 2 minutes down the road (you can practically see it from the hotel) so for all you touristy peeps you are set there. Tons of restaurants all up and down the street, however for a good meal you can't get back home try Ruben's Cubans just a few blocks up, 4941 E Busch Blvd. Excellent turkey club sandwich, make sure it's pressed and toasted! The standard room does not come with a fridge or microwave, but that is part of getting the deal with the coupon. The gentleman that works the evening shift, Steven, is at all times very professional and nice, he definitley gets 5 stars. After all is said and done I would recommend this hotel, just don't expect anything fancy. For that you will have to fork over twice as much money somewhere else.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Address: 2307 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612-8407 (Formerly Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch)
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Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #139 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range: £41 - £60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 108
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Also Known As:
Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch Hotel Tampa
Tampa Red Roof Inn
Rodeway Inn Tampa, Florida

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