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The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Ranked #41 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I should start by saying, I had no plans to stay at this hotel. I was booked into the Marriott Waterfront (see my review on that hotel) and at the last minute, was informed that the Marriott could not honor the reservation for the first night. The Marriott booked me into this hotel instead. That said, this hotel was very nice. It is a little older but well maintained. Rooms were comfortable and quiet. It has a free shuttle that will take you anywhere in a two mile radius, which includes the Tampa Bay Times Forum and the Convention Center. It is in the "arts" district so within walking distance of the theater and the library. I particularly enjoyed the lack of "extra" charges. Internet access was free, free incoming and outgoing faxes, free printing of documents. It was nice to stay in a hotel that did not have all of the "add on" charges that should be included. The staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly and took extra care to ensure that the stay was pleasant. While I did not pay for my stay (the Marriott covered that) the prices seemed reasonable particularly for a downtown hotel.

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Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your experience here at the Howard Johnson Plaza Downtown Tampa. I am pleased that you found us to your liking. We pride ourselves on providing excellent service at a great value.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

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Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

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Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

This is an older hotel in a busy downtown area. As such, you should expect to be surrounded by things to do but not expect the most plush accommodation. That said, the staff was nice and they offered a free shuttle service to anywhere within a 2 mile radius of the hotel. If there is one "bad" part to this hotel, it is the water. You can tell that it is coming from well. Those of you familiar with well water in Florida will know what I am talking about. It has a bit of an odor, but it's not enough to avoid staying here. Especially given how expensive everything else is in this area!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your stay. I am sorry that you did not find the City of Tampa’s water appealing, but I am glad that you enjoyed our complimentary shuttle service. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Tampa!

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Enjoyed room, front desk staff, cleaning staff, all but one of the van drivers was great help and kind.

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Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed 28 April 2014

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

An excellent location in the downtown area, with helpful staff. The hotel needs a lick of paint, but the rooms are clean. All in all, a cheap hotel which more than serves its function. And it has a shuttle bus for downtown and nearby areas.

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Larry C, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Thank you so much for your feedback. We really do value all feedback. I am glad to hear that you found our hotel to be of such a great value. We pride ourselves on delivering a great downtown stay at an affordable rate. The shuttle, swimming pool, and easy access to downtown museums, galleries, shops and restaurants located along Tampa's Riverwalk only add to the experience at our unique riverfront hotel. We look forward to your next visit. Please let us know how we can make your next stay even better.

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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 - £200 (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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