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The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Ranked #41 of 164 Hotels in Tampa
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

The hotel condition was horrible. The middle elevator was hardly working. I had to squeeze through the doors to get out. The halls smelled. The toilet had a rust stain on the bottom that looked like blood. The TV screen looked like someone spit on it and it dripped down. TV had a high ring/buzz when on. The exercise room did not have any tv remotes out; the eliptical machine display was broken; the exit button was broken and no indicator that it was the exit button. No pressure in room shower head; room coffee maker was missing parts and inoperable; the room door stuck and at times would not open.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your invaluable feedback. I am sorry that you had a less than positive experience. I have messaged offline requesting more details form your stay so that I may follow up more thoroughly. Thank you for your business and I look forward to hearing from you.

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

We went to this hotel with a group, so we did not make the choice. It was chosen for it's proximity to the Straz. It is in a great location and is easy to get to from the interstate. Hotel staff was super friendly and accommodating.

There were no surprises regarding what to expect. It appears that we had a standard stay. Bugs, noise, disrepair.

If you are looking for 2½ stars with a good location this place will do.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am disappointed that you did not leave with more positive feeling about your experience. Through feedback such as yours we are able to improve the experience for future guests.

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Reviewed 18 February 2014

You need to make sure you don't expect much, as this is an old, tired hotel that was probably nice in 1970. Everything seemed worn out and the breakfast buffet was a joke.. The doors into the rooms did not work, and we had to get new key's and that did not work, but if you tried the key, about the 18th time it would work.. Everything was painted a mustard yellow and was worn out..

Room Tip: Choose a different hotel is my best advice, as none of the rooms here were what you would want.
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Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

I am sorry that you had such a negative experience during your visit. I do thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Feedback such as yours is invaluable to our continuous improvement process. We are constantly making changes here and I invite you back to experience the positive impact of your feedback.

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

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Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Some friends and I stayed here this past weekend we flew down from Michigan for A bachelor party and Red Wings game. The staff was extremely friendly in particular the bartender Jamie who put up with a bunch of drunk hockey fans, not easy to do! The assistant general manger Tracy Foley was very kind and made us feel very welcomed. We would definitely stay here again and look forward to doing so in the future. THANKS AGAIN!!!

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Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your stay. We truly appreciate all feedback and it is especially nice to hear when a guest enjoys their stay with us. Here at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown Tampa providing guest satisfaction for a great value is our number one priority. Again thank you for your business

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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Hotel was in a great location. Shuttle service was a great bonus and the staff was very friendly. It was a crazy weekend and lots of rowdies in town but overall great deal for the price.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed 29 January 2014

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Additional Information about 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 Green Hotel in Tampa
Price Range: £77 - £223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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