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Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City
Ranked #25 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Reviewed 19 December 2010

We booked the park and cruise package. Stayed Saturday night and was able to leave car parked in their lot for 7 days. Taxi to and from pier was included in rate. Well worth it. Then stayed the sunday night and attended Jingle Ball at Times Forum. Concert was only a 7 minute drive or so (same as to pier). convenient location, great service, breakfast was really good. Rooms were a large size and quite comfortable for our family of 4. Wireless internet worked great. Laundry facilities are new and clean. Music around pool was nice touch. DEFINITELY staying there again next time in Tampa.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 September 2010

I am originally from Tampa and remember when this hotel became a run down Holiday Inn and then became the Milner Hotel which was a spot for drug deals. But I will say the Quality Inn did some very nice renovations. You would never known its past. It is very difficult to get to. I would suggest calling and asking directions first. The road patterns have changed recently so even a GPS can get confused. The area is very rough, but the way the hotel is situated you really do not know how bad it is. The rooms still have a new feel. The beds were comfortable. It was amazing how scarred up some of the walls were already with it being so new. It does seem to be a spot for many of the constructions workers/truck drivers and they were hanging out in the lobby area often.
The days I was there they had no wireless in the rooms, the elevators did not work and the fire alarms were covered and told you to call 911. I was told they were hit by lightning. They had people there working but they seemed to be having a problem getting it fixed. The pool area is new and probably the biggest disappointment. You felt you were surrounded by weeds ( they weren't just poor choice of landscaping ), but the pool was not clean at all. I got in and did not stay long. I was going to stay longer, but the front desk staff was pleasant and understanding when I told them I was leaving. I ended up getting the Wyndam Westshore on Priceline for the same price. If you are looking for a clean hotel to sleep in near the Fairgrounds or Ybor this is definitely not a bad place at this time.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 August 2010

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for two nights (Fri & Sat). We did have a bit of trouble getting to the hotel once we got off I-4. The hotel is visible from the road, but we could not figure out how to get there. My directions were wrong and we did drive in a circle once or twice before we finally figured out the best way to get to the parking lot. I would recommend turning onto 583, make a left onto Melbourne Blvd, and then make the first left in front of the Days Inn.

While the hotel itself is obviously still brand new and in wonderful, clean condition, it does seem to be in a questionable part of town. We never had any problems or felt unsafe while on property though. The front desk staff was friendly and answered our questions about parking in Ybor City and how to get to different places. Our room was spotless and the bed was comfortable. The air conditioner is quite loud, but it didn't bother us much. Our room was right beside the ice maker though and the noise of the ice falling into the ice bucket was pretty loud - especially when guests got ice at 3am. We wished the ice maker had been in its own room.

While we didn't make use of it, the pool was nice and clean, as well as the patio. We did have the morning continental breakfast, which was plentiful and a great amenity. The hotel's location is convenient to Ybor City (10 min away), Busch Gardens, and the Lowry Park Zoo (each maybe 15 min away). Overall I would highly recommend a stay in this hotel and if my husband and I ever take another trip to Tampa, we will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2010

We were a family with young children arriving 3 amish on a Saturday night. Staff was nice but many wild characters arriving. We walked through a lobby with a TV BLARING obscenities and violence as the 4 of us walked through. There seemed to be many people hanging out in that lobby/breakfast area at that time of night.. The price for the room was great and we might have tried it another night had we not noticed questionable stains on the shower wall and shower curtain. We spent another $40 and had a great room near the airport further away from Busch Gardens and considered it WELL worth it, even with the drive.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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ManagementFLA63, Director of Sales at Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2010

Dear Icanseeclearlyn0w;

Thank you very much for your feedback. We take it very seriously and we deeply regret you did not have a plesant experience while staying at our hotel. If people are taking the time to give their feedback — even if it’s negative — that’s an opportunity for us to re-frame your point of view with our entire staff and hopefully turn this situation into a positive experience for future guest. We have taken action with each department head to correct these issues and discussed them in our staff meetings. We would appreciate it if you would consider staying with us again and we assure you that your visit will not be like your last.

Sincerely;

Virginia Lalani

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Reviewed 11 August 2010

everything was nice robert knew where to go and how to get what we need for our trip

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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ManagementFLA63, Director of Sales at Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2010

Dear j_3photography;

Thank you for your review. We value very much the time you took to let us know about your stay. We are very happy to have Robert as part of our team as for he takes pride in representing our Quality Inn & Suites. Our Front Desk staff is amazing and they will do all in their power to make your stay much more comfortable.

Respectfully yours-
Virginia Lalani

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Reviewed 11 August 2010

My youth group and I cam down to Tampa for a wordchangers mission trip. While we were there one night we met Robert. He was a very nice guy and treated us as family. He is also a very good singer and has a great personality. He made our trip a great one.

Sincerely Logan

  • Stayed: July 2010
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Reviewed 7 August 2010

We knew nothing about Tampa-Food,fun etc. The hotel staff, one in particular was named Robert, this guy was on his game. Robert helped us get our family tickets for Busch Gardens online, gave us directions many of times for food and leisure activities and really enjoyed us asking him. Because of Robert, our stay was worth it. We had 8 people in our party, in less than 24 hours Robert knew everyone of our names and treated us better than family. I work in retail and many people are quick to complain, but how can you we the customer service exceeds your demanding expectations. Robert saved the day, the trip, the vacation. Thank you, Sincerely Benny In Crawfordville.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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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 Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#12 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#17 Family Hotel in Tampa
#32 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range: £59 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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