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“Good price, no frills hotel”
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Best Western Tampa
Ranked #44 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Ocala, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good price, no frills hotel”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

We were in town for The Worlds Largest Food Truck Rally (shameless plug) and this was our hotel of choice.

The room was in need of a renovation about 15 years ago. The bathroom was only slightly larger than an out house (see photo) and the fan was not functioning in there either. The old fashioned TV had only 10 channels and the beds were so high we had to "jump" up into them.

On the other hand, the room was clean, the receptionist (Amanda?) was congenial, there was a PC in the lobby and the price was very affordable. They offered a cold breakfast which we did not take advantage of.

All in all...you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

We were in the area for a meeting. Hotel is old, kind of beaten down and the area seems to have gotten edgier since our last visit there. We probably won't stay at this location again. Left for dinner, came back and there was a very intoxicated young man trying to get checked in. We were concerned for the young lady at check in...but she handled it well. Didn't do the breakfast, went to IHOP next door. Overall just an average experience but doubt we will return.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Had to change rooms because I kept finding ants in my bed. Ants in the second room, when I went to the front desk, the very rude blonde woman told me it was probably because I brought food back from breakfast (WHICH I DIDN'T DO) and that they usually only have ants on the first floor (I was on the second floor). I got an oh well from her, horrible woman. I would not stay here again.

For the record;
The free breakfast was decent (although the cleaning people kept spraying bleach while people were eating and it made you lose your appetite).
There was free parking.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Margate, Florida, Usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013

once again another good experience at a best western. if you stay there, if you like british food, fish and chips, strak pie, you must go to "the british open", about 3 miles from hotel. great food and excellent beer selection and the staff was incredible. you will actually believe you are back in england...even the desserts were awesome...all in house made.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Apalachicola, Florida
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

The room that they gave to us was okay, but needed lots of maintenance work in the room. It was clean but smelled damp and moldy. The desk chair was broken. Amanda was very polite and helpful at check in.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Florida, United States
2 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

If you have a respiratory illness avoid this hotel. Several ceiling tiles were water logged and moldy causing the room to be damp and hard to breath. Bed was hard and not in a good way. Pool was not properly maintained. The elevator was broken and had to take the stairwell where there was no AC. The area behind the hotel was sketchy. Next time we will pay an extra $20.00 to $50.00 for a different hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Southwest Florida
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

airport and local accommodations worked for trip to Michigan, location allowed for a side trip to Detroit to see a baseball game Hotel was clean, staff very helpful when I needed a corkscrew, and proximity to airport allowed a short morning early commute to catch a 7 AM flihgt

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Best Western Tampa
Address: 734 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609-4403
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#51 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Tampa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover this Tampa, Florida hotel located in the desirable South Tampa area only minutes from downtown Tampa and nearby attractions like Raymond James Stadium, George M. Steinbrenner Field, Amalie Arena, the Tampa Convention Center, and Tampa International Airport. Whether you are visiting for fun or work, the BEST WESTERN Tampa wants to make your trip memorable! Our accommodations are perfect for leisure travelers visiting the Tampa Bay area. Discover new creatures at the Tampa Aquarium, take a well-deserved cruise from the Port of Tampa, or enjoy a Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game, New York Yankees Spring Training game, Tampa Bay Lightning hockey, or the Outback Bowl. You are sure to have a great time and enjoy the convenient location of the BEST WESTERN Tampa! Traveling on business? We cater to both corporate and military travelers by offering Free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour business center. In addition, this Tampa, FL hotel's location is only minutes from MacDill Air Force Base, the University of Tampa, Tampa General Hospital, Westshore Business District, IBM, and Time, Inc. The BEST WESTERN Tampa offers newly renovated guest rooms, each complete with microwave, refrigerator, new Serta(R) beds, and LED flat screen TVS with over 70 HD channels. Guests will enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. This hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool, exercise facility, and business center. For an enjoyable experience and a convenient location, make a reservation at the BEST WESTERN Tampa! Enjoy your stay. ... more   less 
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