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Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

2 stars
2520 North 50th Street, Tampa, FL 33619
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.5
out of 5
88 reviews
family vaca

The service was excellent and the employees were exceptionally professional! See full review

  • smh143mr
  • Jun 18, 2014
Great value for money & really friendly staff

The staff at this hotel were really helpful and friendly. The room was clean and comfortable. The... See full review

  • EllieL
  • Apr 20, 2014
Relax at this Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City conveniently located on Route 41. The lively Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is just two miles away, or explore the Florida State Fairgrounds three miles away. For family excitement, Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo, as well as Busch Gardens and Adventure Island theme parks are nearby. Walk to several eateries, or relax with a cocktail at the onsite Silver Dollar Lounge. Wake up to a complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast, and enjoy a complimentary newspaper. Cool off in the outdoor pool, and enjoy the spacious sundeck. Large-vehicle parking makes it easy to bring a crowd. Stay productive with complimentary wireless Internet access, fax and copy service, and meeting spaces for events of up to 300 guests. Comfortable guest rooms include microwave and refrigerator. Suites and smoke-free rooms are also available. There is no charge for children 17 and under with an adult.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Services
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
Cribs available
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

27.9657 -82.4031
Area description
Business district

Nearby points of interest

  • Ybor City: 2 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 2.2 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 2.9 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 3 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 3 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 3.1 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 3.3 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 3.4 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 3.4 mi
  • Tampa Convention Center: 3.6 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 3.7 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 3.7 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 3.8 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 3.8 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 4 mi
  • Ybor City: 2 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 2.2 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 2.9 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 3 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 3 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 3.1 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 3.3 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 3.4 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 3.4 mi
  • Tampa Convention Center: 3.6 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 3.7 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 3.7 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 3.8 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 3.8 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 4 mi
  • Hyde Park: 4.8 mi
  • Busch Gardens: 5 mi
  • Tampa Lowry Park Zoo: 5.1 mi
  • Adventure Island: 5.3 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 6 mi
  • Raymond James Stadium: 6.2 mi
  • Al Lopez Park: 6.3 mi
  • Steinbrenner Field: 6.4 mi
  • Sun Dome: 6.5 mi
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens: 6.5 mi
  • Tampa Theatre: 6.8 mi
  • Lettuce Lake Park: 8 mi
  • Grand Prix Fun Center: 8.2 mi
  • Morris Bridge Park: 9.5 mi
  • The Upper Tampa Bay Trail: 11.9 mi
  • Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center: 12 mi
  • Tampa Bay Downs: 16 mi
  • Sunshine Skyway Bridge: 24.8 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (88)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Overall score

2.5 / 5
5.01.0
88 out of 88
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.3
Value:
3.4

52% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
smh143mr
san antonio TX
Jun 18, 2014

family vaca

The service was excellent and the employees were exceptionally professional!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JessyVapor
Business
Newyork
Jun 12, 2014

Here is pretty nice

Here is pretty nice.. But, free wifi is so slow....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nesha rolie
fort myers fl
May 4, 2014

concert ready

It was in a easy to find location. I have no complaints on the room itself. Breakfast could have been a better selection major dussappointment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
EllieL
Wales, UK
Apr 20, 2014

Great value for money & really friendly staff

The staff at this hotel were really helpful and friendly. The room was clean and comfortable. The only downside was that the hotel was a bit out of the way for getting to and from the airport if you're reliant on public transport and have a heavy suitcase (like I was). If you're driving then it probably isn't an issue because it's just off the I4. The pool was open from dawn 'til dusk and was a nice place to spend a day relaxing. I felt that it was really good value for money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Alex JS
Orlando, FL
Mar 10, 2014

Ybor trip

Great location, and helpful staff, but bathroom was disgusting. Hair still in the shower. Shower clogged, and hair would float around in the tub. Grossed us out so much, we didn't shower during the stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Retired USAF vet disabled
Destin, Fl
Oct 31, 2013

HJ in Tampa Port

Asked for disabled room and got first floor. No Toilet assist bar or bathtub handrail. High bathroom counter. Lounge closed on Mondays. Difficult to turn in from Northbound N 50th Street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
2
Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alex's Grandma
Tampa, FL
May 25, 2013

Good place

The most comfortable beds and pillows we had on our trip. The motel does show some signs of its age, but not to the extent that it took away from the experience. The staff was wonderful. The location was convenient to almost everything (except the beach). We were on the highway side. You could hear the traffic, but the nearness of the highway was the reason it was so convenient and it really did not bother us. Would recommend this motel to anyone looking for economy and convenience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Ybor City is close and has every type of restaurant you could be looking for, Interesting history and night life. The Hard Rock Cafe and Casino is one exit the other way.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mr Blakcat
Business
Miam,i FL
May 17, 2013

IT"S A TRUCK STOP

In all honesty I wasn't expecting much for $49.00 a night but I wasn't expecting a literal truck stop! There were rigs parked in the parking lot and you have a view of the highway through a chain linked fence so not much to look at , didn't really matter to me as much as the room which was clean and had a microwave, fridge, AC and even an iron and ironing board. Would of been great if the the iron actually worked, the AC was broken too and that was a far bigger deal. I've read other reviews here and many people complain about the smell which isn't a big deal for me but THE ROOM SMELLED! The smell of industrial chemical cleaners was so bad it was practically unbearable! After sitting with the door open for an hour or more it became manageable. At best It's somewhere to stay for a night but wouldn't stay more than a night. spend the extra cash and stay somewhere better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cathy Bane
Tampa Florida
Feb 18, 2013

Dirt track vacation stay

The hotel was close to Eastbay Raceway and we did not have to waste much time reaching the track. It had several nearby restaurants. Our bed and pillows were comfortable. I would have liked an indoor pool and hot tub.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Decent hotel to stay at when visiting the race track.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Marimar14
Ponce, P. R.
Jan 24, 2013

Family getaway

Is an old hotel. They change towels everyday, but not the bed. Many places to eat near.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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