This facility reminded me of the 2-story motels my parents took the family to on our Florida vacations in the 1960s. (I mean that in a good way.) My room was clean and comfortable. Traffic noise outside was minimal. (I kept the AC fan running for the white noise.) The room had been updated, including the now obligatory flat screen TV.
Interstate 75 is just a couple of blocks away, and famous Tampa attractions not much further. An IHOP is a few steps away, sharing the same parking lot.
The free breakfast was minimal and the serving room way overcrowded, but I just grabbed a couple of items and took them back to the room to eat. Not a big breakfast person so I didn't mind.
Like the title says, Nice, Quiet, Comfortable, and Cheap. I put "Safe" in the title, but I'm a man and did not mind the outside room entrance. Others may feel safer going to one of the chains where you must enter via interior hallways. There were a lot of families with kids so apparently they thought it was just fine.
The outside pool was large (which made me think this might have been an "old school" motel) but it was too cold to try it out. Warm weather would make this a plus for the kids old enough to swim (and tire them out by bedtime).
Be aware that Tampa traffic is as bad as Atlanta's or LA's. Traffic everywhere, so keep that in mind when you're choosing a hotel location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Easily Accessible from all major Interstates of Tampa, i.e. A minute from Exit 265 off I-75, Six miles from exit 51 off I-275 & about four miles from I-4. Located in a peaceful country like surroundings with IHOP Restaurant open 24/7. Less than five miles from USF, Sun dome, Busch Gardens, MOSI & Adventure Islands. Florida Fairgrounds, Amphi Theatre & Hard Rock Casino are within eight miles. Shriners, Moffitt & other Hospitals are with in five miles. Beautiful Beachess of Clearwater are about 25 miles. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Inn Tampa Hotel Tampa
- Ramada Tampa
- Ramada Temple Terrace/Tampa North Florida