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Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City
Ranked #24 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
1 review
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“Vacation”
Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

Eva in the breakfast area is so cheerful every morning! Such a delightful person and very observant and fast. Always smiling.
Rooms were clean and front desk very nice.
Great value.
All new fixtures, psint, tv's.
Beds are comfortable.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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IHRMC_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Dear Linda,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are so pleased to see you found great value in our property and our service to be fantastic. Thank you again and we are looking forward to your next stay with us.
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Lillington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Stopped by as we always do on our visit to family. Our first stop was when they first opened under this name. The only thing that as changed is the fact that they have had a lot of visitors. The furniture was beat up a bit. I notice a nice clean smell as we walked to our room and back out to visit the casino but on return from the casino the clean smell was gone. It still didn't smell bad just not as refreshing as it was on arrival. The next morning at breakfast I noticed the air come on and along with it was the nice smell I enjoyed!
Usual breakfast, still friendly staff and we were given a gift bag on arrival. It included some water, chips and candy. That was a nice surprise. I think it was because we are choice hotel members. Will stay again and you should too. The neighborhood isn't the best but you will feel safe.

Room Tip: Convenient location right off 4. Also 2 exits from casino.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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IHRMC_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your stay and our great staff. Thank you again and we are looking forward to your next stay with us!
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Port Orange, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

The best motel stay that I can remember. The staff and motel were great Quality and value. We had 2 rooms for 2 couples and we were all pleased. They have a great breakfast although the area is a bit small for the crowd staying there. It is centrally located to airport, casino, attractions and cruise docks. I was most impressed with the service at the front desk. There is also a heated pool that is very nice. We will stay there again when over there.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank 238LarryH238
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IHRMC_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are so pleased to see you enjoyed your stay and our amazing staff. We see that you are an experienced travel so the complements mean a lot to all of us. Thank you again and we are looking forward to your next stay with us!
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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
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Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

This hotel is really really awesome in everything like top to bottom like starting from front desk to houskeeper and at night pool change colours i like that part more because i was seating outside with my boyfriend but just one thing was difficult to find a way to get in the hotel but i can suggest you guys to call hotel to ask for how to get the way for hotel because GPS show you different thingd and make you few rounds than you find a hotel

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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IHRMC_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are so pleased to see you enjoyed your stay and our amazing staff. Thank you again and we are very much looking forward to your next stay with us!
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Pros:This hotel has nice spacious rooms and a decent pool. Helpful & courteous guy on reception, didnt get his name but he's very tall!

Cons: Cruise guests leave their car here and get a shuttle to the port, which means that at some unearthly hour in the morning doors are banging, kids are screetching and people are going into each others rooms to collect luggage and talk in loud voices about how excited they are about their imminent cruise. Both nights we were there we were woken by groups of cruise people crashing about and talking loudly.

Breakfast finishes at 9am, which is no good if you're a tourist and want a bit of a lie in. And when I say 9am it is strictly on the dot, the lights go out the tv is turned off and the food is whisked away. The breakfast area is tiny so alot of people have to stand or take their food elsewhere. Not that there is much worth eating, it's fairly basic.

All in all this hotel has a lot going for it but needs to sort out the issues I have mentioned.

Room Tip: Ask for a room well away from any cruise ship guests.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank veebee54
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IHRMC_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are pleased to see our great staff but have to apologize for the noise level of our other guests. Thank you again and we hope this doesn't prevent you from staying with us again in the future.
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Palm Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

I was pretty hard on this property in my last review and rightfully so. I was promised they would make it right for this year and they certainly have put forth an effort. It's probably best that I give you a pros and cons list.

Pros:
Neema gave me a wonderful rate to return and extended it to the others that traveled with us last year. The property is generally maintained and the desk staff is quite friendly. The pool area will remind you of a tropical oasis. The 2-room suites are the best way to travel! The extra space plus the extra bathroom are something you get nowhere else in this price range. I've never used it but apparently the stay, park, and cruise package is a great deal.

Cons:
Because they gave me a discounted rate they wouldn't qualify my stay for reward points. This is just management being cheap and frankly it's disrespectful to an unhappy guest. My red carpet stains have been traded for black stains and the furniture is worn and downright uncomfortable. Shuttles are still available for you to travel around, but don't run late and cost as much as a cab. Breakfast, while available is sub-standard to the brand. The hot food is limited to biscuits and gravy and waffles along with over-ripe fruit, yogurt, stale bread items, and cereal. Building 2 is right on top of the freeway and there is noise all night long.

In conclusion, I have to wholeheartedly disagree with folks giving this property 5 stars. They've either never stayed at a 5 star property or are simply comparing it to others in the Choice Hotels lineup. Frankly if that were the case, I'd give it 4 instead of 3. You have choices in lodging. If this property offers an exceptional rate it won't disappoint you. If however the rates are comparable with nicer properties in the area, I'd look there first.

Room Tip: The main building with the lobby doesn't have freeway noise.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Andrew L
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IHRMC_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

We want to first thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are very happy that you gave us a second chance and found our staff to be very friendly. While we see you found good value in your stay we are disappointed to see we couldn't give you the memorable stay we try to deliver to all of our guests. Thank you again.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Ummm...we were slightly suspicious when we first pulled up! The area looked a bit sketchy and we approached the desk with some trepidation! But, this place is a great example of why it's a bad idea to rush to judgement!

The staff was super amazing; they hooked our family up with a two room suite which had a pull out sofa and two bathrooms. The folks at the front desk were all so friendly and helpful. All very clean and in great shape! The pool area is surprisingly LOVELY. With beautiful landscaping and lighting, you can truly forget that you are located right below the highway. By the way - that was another great feature; it made it super easy to get to, and yet there was NO highway noise in the rooms. The complimentary breakfast isn't all that exciting (steer clear of the hard boiled eggs!) - but for what we paid for the room(s) and a week's worth of cruise parking - it was AWESOME!!

The shuttle drivers were great!!! On-time in BOTH directions and the vans were in nice shape.

We would DEFINITELY stay here again and recommend it to anyone who is heading off to a cruise from the Tampa port!!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank amdroy
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IHRMC_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your stay with us and are very excited about your next stay with us!
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Property: Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City
Address: 4955 E 18th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-2407
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Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#12 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#17 Family Hotel in Tampa
#32 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City 2.5*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Quality Inn & Suites, a Tampa hotel near Ford Amphitheatre at Florida State Fairgrounds. Conveniently located in the heart of Tampa's business district, the brand new Quality Inn & Suites is minutes away from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Ford Amphitheatre at Florida State Fairgrounds and the Port of Tampa. This Tampa, FL hotel is also close to popular attractions and venues like Ybor City, St. Pete Times Forum, the Tampa Convention Center, Raymond James Stadium and Busch Gardens theme park. ... more   less 
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