This Howard Johnson was not as bad as the last one. My biggest turnoff was the scary neighborhood and the booger on the shower curtain. It wasn't bad for just a place to park yourself for a few days. I would say it was adequate and served its purpose. Just don't plan on bringing the wife and kids. This area is a bit creepy. It's also situated on a very inconvenient street. There's no opening in the median so you can't pull out to make an immediate left-hand turn. You have to go right for about a quarter mile and make a U-turn going through the same traffic light TWICE (to & fro). Just going to the store for a snack or beer becomes a major operation. That gets old real quick! If you just continued right, there were no more stores or other businesses, like you were at the edge of town or something. All the restaurants and stores were in the other direction. It was really screwed up.
The room and bathroom were clean enough except for the dry booger left on the shower curtain. (again, don't bring the wife & kids LOL). It had plenty of ammenities, cable TV, fridge,micro,iron/board,hairdryer. I didn't see any bugs. I only noticed some regular tell-tale signs of age like some paint peeling here and there. I also noticed a little mildew at the top of the wall in one small area. The linens seemed clean enough and smelled ok. I didn't go there to stay in my room all day so it was just fine for crashing after a day of sightseeing. Overall, it was ok if you're mainly concerned about price. Otherwise, I wouldn't go there if you could afford to trade up. It was just adequate enough for single guys with little cash.
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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Express Inn - Tampa North/Busch Gardens Hotel Tampa
- Howard Johnson Tampa
- Tampa Howard Johnson
- Regency Inn Tampa, Florida