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The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Ranked #47 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
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“Was ok, but nothing special!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

This is a very standard hotel. It is very dated and needs to be refurbished. Our room looked like it hadn´t been touched since the 1980´s. Having said that it was clean enough and was somewhere to go to sleep at night. The facilities were pretty poor and again dated. This hotel is also used as a student residence so some of the floors house students and you see them everywhere! All in all it was very average, but I personally won´t be keen to stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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TracyFoley, Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review, 26 December 2013
Thank you for staying with us and letting us know what you thought. We appreciate your comments and candidness. If there is anything we can do to ever make your stay with us better, let us know. Again thank you for choosing the Howard Johnson Plaza in Downtown Tampa!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

every single person there from the front desk to the maids to the restuarant were so welcoming oh and the shuttle divers were awsome my dad had heart surgry we did a week at hampton inn ybor city it was an awful experience my dad ended up having compications and howard johnsons worked with us the shuttle service was exceptional my mother was also handicapped and they were all right there to help mewe ended up having to stay for 2 weeks

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown Tampa. We always enjoy hearing when a guest enjoys their visit with us. We are constantly striving to improve the guest experience at our hotel. I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your business and your feedback.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

I stayed here several nights due to a family member being in the nearby hospital. Rooms are clean, comfortable & quiet. Laundry machines made the long stay doable. Had the very clean pool to myself. The hotel shuttle service was very efficiant. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Go see Jackie in the downstairs bar! Wonderful service!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
We really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your stay here at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown Tampa. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit. It is always nice to hear that we have met the expectations of our valued guests. With the goal of delivering outstanding service to every guest everyday, we are pleased to receive feedback such as yours.
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Additional Information about The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk

Property: The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Address: 111 W Fortune St, 275N Ex-44 I-4/275S Ex-45A, Tampa, FL 33602-3206 (Formerly Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown)
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Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Green Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk 3*
Number of rooms: 332
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk is located adjacent to the David A Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and the beautiful Hillsborough River. The hotel is approximately 1 mile from the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa Bay Historic Center, Tampa Bay Times Forum, Channelside Dining and Entertainment Complex, and the Port of Tampa Cruise Terminals. The hotel offers a complimentary on-demand shuttle service from 7am until 10pm, 7 days a week. Popular Attractions include Channelside Dining and Entertainment Complex, The Florida Aquarium, and Historic Ybor City. Hotel Amenities Include:- All Non-Smoking Rooms- Onsite Restaurant, WaterWorks Bar & Grill, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.- Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access- Free Local Calls- Business Center- Outdoor Swimming Pool- Onsite Fitness Center- Complimentary Shuttle Service within 2 miles - Tampa International Airport is only six miles from the Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk. ... more   less 
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Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown Hotel Tampa
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