I should have read these reviews BEFORE I stayed at this hotel. Years ago, someone posted a picture of graffiti on a bathroom wall about wanting a "real man." Well...I am here to tell you that it is STILL there. We told the front desk about it when we checked out and they acted like it was the first time they had heard about it...but if these reviews are any indication...it isn't.
The bathroom door also didn't close all the way. And the counter top was help up by one piece of plywood. Some of the photos on their website had that fake granite countertop look in their bathrooms but ours was definitely not that look - it was beige, old, and outdated (not to mention that piece of plywood.)
It wouldn't have been as bad if it had been clean. But the mold marks, scum marks, and black streaks all over the bathroom walls and tub were really gross. And the toilet didn't flush unless you held the handle down the entire time it was flushing.
The noise at this hotel was insane as well. About 12:30 at night, I was awoken by the people above us. They were SO loud and the walls/floor SO thin that you could hear what their conversation was! My husband called the room number hoping it would ring their room. Somebody answered and he said, "you're a little loud" and they said, "We'll keep it down." About 10 minutes later they settled down. But then I was awoken AGAIN at 5:00 in the morning by them doing the same thing. (Their conversation consisted of a lot of shouting of "TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!!!")
The free breakfast sounded great when we booked...but when we walked into the breakfast...it wasn't so great. It was a cold breakfast. And to be honest, it looked old and gross. So we just went out instead.
I would definitely NOT recommend this place to anyone and I will NOT be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Howard Johnson Hotel Tampa Airport/Stadium consistently provides the kind of comfort, service and hospitality you expect in a hotel for both vacation and business travelers. Free Scheduled shuttle to/from Tampa Int. Airport 5:15am-11pm, which runs every hour. Transportation also available to Port of Tampa, 10 Dollars Per Person each way. Free Continental Breakfast in Lobby 5:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Howard Johnson Tampa
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