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Ramada Temple Terrace/Tampa North
Ranked #39 of 164 Hotels in Tampa
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Should have been an indication of what to expect when we had to check in. This was done from outside and we had to call out through a drive-thru like window; the lady who had checked us in was prompt and very nice, check out was just as easy except we were allowed inside.

The only thing that resembled the pictures was the bed fittings; nothing else was accurate. This place was old and felt as such. Feels like 1976 and they simply painted over it... 10 years ago. The room is much smaller than even the cheapest chain hotels.

The room stinks of chemicals, so much so my nose was burning the moment I walked in (and I'm not sensitive to chemicals), everything was stained; floor, chairs, tiles, etc. Floor felt greasy (yes greasy) and had to throw away my socks cause I refused to step on it barefoot again.

Last complaint would be the A/C, it is certainly from the past. I wouldn't mind such things if it had worked well. It took several attempts of off and on cycling to finally get the compressor to kick on. When it did, it took at least another hours before the room started cooling down.

The place is in a good location; close to BG and many other places to eat and shop, even has an IHOP in the parking lot (that place had horrible service). Water pressure and heat was great. I really liked the bed, but seemed smaller than a queen and Im really starting to doubt it was.

Overall, it's a place to sleep, but not at the price I paid for it. It's a good value at $55. You can do much better for less.

On a positive note, after having a very hard time trying to get to sleep, I was able to sleep in because their checkout is at noon!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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allan0115, General Manager at Ramada Temple Terrace/Tampa North, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for completing a review regarding your May stay with us. I apologize that the hotel did not meet your needs. We are an older hotel built in the late 1980's. There has been ongoing renovations to better fit this day and age. The Night Window can be an inconvenience but it is for safety and security of staff as well especially female staff. If my daughter was working in hotel I would also feel more comfortable if the main doors were locked at a reasonable hour.

The staff provides excellent customer service and does its very best to maintain the highest level possible.

If you have any comments or suggestions please email me allan@ramadatamapa.com

Best Regards
Allan Keller
General Manager

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

This hotel was perfect for our trip! Only ten minutes from Busch Gardens. For a budget hotel, this Ramada did a five-star job of attention to detail. The towels were fluffy and clean, the continental breakfast was well maintained and had plenty of options, and the pool was clean and inviting. Yes, I did notice rusty hinges and peeling paint, but the stuff that mattered to us, like a sparkling clean tub and clean sheets and carpeting was all top notch! We will definitely be back to this hotel.

Room Tip: Our room was right by the pool and was still quiet.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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allan0115, General Manager at Ramada Temple Terrace/Tampa North, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Dear Valued Guest:

Thank you for Writing a Review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. The entire staff was very pleased to read that you stay was Very Satisfactory. As General Manager, I take pride on the team which provides Excellent Customer Service and High Levels of Quality.

We are also in the process of minor touch ups in the rooms as you mentioned regarding your room, some rusty hinges, paint issues. This is now part of our Preventive Maintenance Program.

If you are in the Busch Gardens area again in the near future we would look forward for your next visit with us.

Best Regards
Allan Keller
General Manager

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Had a very nice stay at this motel. We do not typically stay at 2* motels, but stayed here based on the tripadvisor reviews, and it's location. We were visiting the USF campus, and it is only about 3 miles from there. It is an older motel, but very clean and well-maintained. 2 story brick, outside entrances, large glass front window. Very comfortable beds...better than any other 2* hotel that we have stayed at. Typical continental breakfast with a waffle maker. Small area for breakfast seating, but there is a nice outdoor patio adjoining it. Breakfast ended at 10 and checkout was at 12. Nice outdoor pool area. IHOP restaurant next door. Only negative was that the Wi-Fi connection was very poor. Couldn't keep a connection for more than 10 minutes without resetting it. The office was unable to do anything about it. They said that the connection was fine in the office and that they typically do not get complaints about the Wi-Fi. Our room #104 was very near the office. Great place to stay if you do not require internet.

Room Tip: This is a 2 story motel without an elevator.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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allan0115, General Manager at Ramada Temple Terrace/Tampa North, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

Dear Guest:

Thank you for taking time to complete a review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay at the Ramada Hotel Temple Terrace. The entire Staff is pleased to hear that your stay was Very Good and I do apologize for the internet issues you encountered. That is something we have been working on to upgrade the internet.

We hope that you revisit our hotel in the future and have better results for the internet.

Thank you
Allan Keller
General Manager

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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allan0115, General Manager at Ramada Temple Terrace/Tampa North, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2014

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

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allan0115, General Manager at Ramada Temple Terrace/Tampa North, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2014

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Convenient location. Comfortable beds. Minimal breakfast, IHOP shares parking lot. Pool clean, but cold. Typical motel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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allan0115, General Manager at Ramada Temple Terrace/Tampa North, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2014

Dear Yolanda,

Thank you for completing a review on Trip Advisor regarding your most recent stay with us. I am glad you hear that your stay was enjoyable with the exception of the A/C issue and the Roach you saw in the room. We have recently purchased some new air conditioners and will be replacing the units not working properly. I apologize about your room not being fixed before you checked in. Also, we have contacted our Exterminator Ecolab regarding the insects in the room. Not to make any excuses but this season has been an issue for many establishments for insects and I hope it ends soon.

If you have any suggestions or comments please email me at allan@ramadatampa.com or call me at 813-985-8525.

Best Regards
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Additional Information about Ramada Temple Terrace/Tampa North

Address: 11714 Morris Bridge Rd, Tampa, FL 33637-1922 (Formerly Shoney's Inn)
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Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#40 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#46 Family Hotel in Tampa
#55 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range: £63 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ramada Temple Terrace/Tampa North 2.5*
Number of rooms: 122
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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