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Regency Inn
Ranked #136 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Winter Park
1 review
“Filthy room, stains all over the sheets, mold throughout...”
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Filthy room, stains all over the sheets, mold throughout the room on pictures ceilings and walls. Tub filthy, couldnt take a shower. The security door was broken and anyone could walk in. they take a hard copy of your credit card for no reason. Overall a horrific night and I will NOT stay in a Howard Johnsons again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

Howard Johnson Express Busch Gardens
720 E Fowler Ave, Tampa FL 33612

I arrived late night on Friday. Front desk was closed and clerk was behind a thick plexiglass window.

Went to the room to find the bathroom with several small cockroaches. They were nested inside the bathroom door.

I can't say the room itself was dirty, but they really need to improve the pest control.

Room was ok: bed without bugs, working phone and TV (an old style one, which takes forever to power up).

Breakfast was junk: don't waste your time - just go to BK across the street and buy your breakfast there.

I wouldn't return to this hotel. Should pay more attention to others' reviews before booking.

LOCATION: Hotel is close to Busch Gardens (5 miles). Only place to eat I noticed is a BK in the other side of the street.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

This is not the Ritz hotel, but it was very clean and updated. The staff, especially Raven, was super. She was very friendly and answered any questions we had about the area. Not the best area to hang out in at night, but we felt safe in the hotel. I may not bring my kids out after dark, but we did walk down the street, after dark, to a Cajun restaurant that was very good. The bed was very comfortable. For the price this was a great deal!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Regency Inn

Property: Regency Inn
Address: 720 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-5332 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express Inn - Tampa North/Busch Gardens)
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #136 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Regency Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 68
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Howard Johnson Express Inn - Tampa North/Busch Gardens Hotel Tampa
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