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The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This place is literally right across the street from the performing arts center in Tampa. It is an older hotel, but the rooms are clean and the staff friendly. If you are seeing a show and want to make a night of it this is a good place to stay.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Takes an hour for the water to get warm, literally. Pay to park, could have been cleaner honestly, staff was fine. Construction inside and outside of the hotel, sleeping in isn't an option. Rooms aren't available until after 4pm. Manager walked into our room unannounced expecting it to be vacant. Requested a room change, but was denied.

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Leesburg, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I did not stay at the hotel, but did I attend a training session this week. I wanted to tell everyone about Miles who treated us like gold. We had perfect service. The lunch was delicious. The hotel is right off of I-4 which makes it easy for people who are traveling in from Central FL. I would recommend this...

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2Thank darlenepike
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

It was an okay place great staff convenient to conference center food was terrible at the onsite resturaunt loud annoying music played and terrible food but great waitresses. Too bad could be a great hot spot so maybe they will renovate that too! No room service. Owner needs a lesson in hospitality industry but the staff was excellent Rita was...

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Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Took the grandkids to Tampa for a quick visit, booked this hotel for the price and proximity to things we wanted to do. Was a little hesitant considering the price but, it was only one night. What a pleasant surprise. First and foremost, the staff was outstanding! People say that but, when a nine year old mentions "everybody here is...

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3Thank Jody B
Jackson
Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose this hotel for its proximity to University to Tampa (within walking distance) and University of Southern Florida (10 minute drive). Going in, due to prior reviews, we knew that this would be an older hotel but believed that it would suit our needs. I will sum our visit up by stating this: The front desk staff (thank you,...

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3Thank Todd S
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is awful. This place is badly neglected, and ownership clearly doesn't care about their guests at all. The phone in my room didn't work, two of the four numbers in my clock didn't light up, and the only wall decoration in the room was crooked. The hallway smelled of mould, and the room that was offered in exchange...

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BHgeneralmanager, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review

Dear "flyguy208," Thank you for your recent patronage and feedback. Please accept our sincerest apologies for failing to meet your expectations. Your commentary will be shared with our ownership group. Hopefully, and in due time upon completion of our property enhancement program, you will allow us a second opportunity to host you as our guest. Best wishes to you and...

North Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this older, pleasantly updated hotel near the Riverwalk. It would have been perfect,if it hadn't been for the building's noisy construction. Free parking, free shuttle, clean room with frig and microwave and helpful, attentive staff (Thank you, Brenda!) all made for a great stay.

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BHgeneralmanager, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review

Dear "RonnieMB," Thank you so very much for your recent patronage and feedback. My team and I are ecstatic to hear that you had an enjoyable stay in spite of the nuisance of construction noise. The project will conclude relatively soon, our apologies for that experience. Your commentary will be shared with each member of my team, particularly Brenda. She...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 14-story hotel is very well located downtown, near the Riverwalk. The rooms are being noisily redone. Our bathroom had a new shower surround (perhaps the walk-in shower was put in place of a former tub/shower), new sink and fixtures. So why only three stars? Because the design of the bathroom is inexplicably brain dead. The shower has a complicated...

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BHgeneralmanager, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review

Dear "Robert F," Good afternoon from the Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk. Thank you so very much for your patronage and subsequent feedback. Please accept our humblest apologies for failing to meet your expectations. Although somewhat disappointing, I will share your commentary and design expertise with my ownership group as well as operational team. I assure you that your experience was...

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying here for a week. From BRENDA, the woman who cleaned our room, to Felix and Robin who drove the free shuttle and Kathleen who waited on us at the Water Work Restaurant, their efficient, friendly service was top shelf. Peggy and Ron

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BHgeneralmanager, General Manager at The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, responded to this review

Dear "pegrett" Greetings! Thank you so very much for the very warm comments regarding your visit to the Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk. It is absolutely our pleasure to have you as our guests! Your feedback will be shared with my entire team, particularly Brenda, Felix, and Robin. Each of them beams with the high service level we try to provide...

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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 

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)
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: $133 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk 3*
Number of rooms: 332
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa-Downtown Hotel Tampa
Tampa Howard Johnson
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“get a room on the higher floors”
191todds, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“not great city views from property so don't spend a lot on a premium room”
jays773, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I agree that the higher floors are probably the best in terms of quiet and good view.”
LSWhite2014, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay away.”
X1519DQjulioa, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a river view or at least a city view”
svopatek, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
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