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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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Florida
Jun 14, 2011

Great place for the price

the Staff was friendly as could be, the lobby was nice and clean. Rooms were very nice with a fridge, coffee maker, and blow dryer in them. The pillows were the comfiest ever lOL. We had a good time and for only $54.00 a night you couldn't go wrong!

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

Not far at all from all the clubs in Ybor!!! So much FUN

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
nsb fl
Jun 1, 2011

fun with friends

should have late night munchies

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

hard rock casino was close

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
nsb fl
Jun 1, 2011

fun with friends

should have late night munchies

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

hard rock casino was close

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Sarasota, FL
May 16, 2011

Nicer than I expected

We got the hotel room to attend WMNF's annual Heat Wave event in Ybor City (which is a blast). Accommodations were perfect.

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

Attend Heat Wave in Ybor City next May.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Sarasota, FL
May 16, 2011

Nicer than I expected

We got the hotel room to attend WMNF's annual Heat Wave event in Ybor City (which is a blast). Accommodations were perfect.

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

Attend Heat Wave in Ybor City next May.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
paulinkorea
Korea
May 8, 2011

HOJO in Tampa

Low price seems to be indicator for type of customer. Loud harley's, cars partys until early morning. Continental breakfast? LOL; no need to offer. Room OK for price - same room at same price in Korea has TV with all channels and a computer with free internet (standard)

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
paulinkorea
Korea
May 8, 2011

HOJO in Tampa

Low price seems to be indicator for type of customer. Loud harley's, cars partys until early morning. Continental breakfast? LOL; no need to offer. Room OK for price - same room at same price in Korea has TV with all channels and a computer with free internet (standard)

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Merritt Island
Apr 18, 2011

ugh.

Stayed here after a concert at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Thank goodness it was only for the night. They jacked the price, I assume because of the concert (twice what it would normally run). While the staff was very pleasant, this was perhaps one of the most disgusting, stinky, god awful rooms I have every stayed in, and I've stayed in some pretty bad places around the world during my travels.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Bachelor Party Planner
Jacksonville, FL
Apr 18, 2011

You get what you pay for...

I went with a group of friends for a bachelor party. The rooms weren't terrible. You can find worse out there. If you are looking for a nice hotel; however, this is not it. The bed spreads and sheets had stains on them. One of the rooms had a tub that did not drain well and both rooms smelled of cigarettes even though we specified non-smoking rooms. On the bright side, we were close to Ybor City and the highway. If you just want a place to crash for a night, then this is fine but I would not recommend for a family vacation or anything like that.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

The hotel did have a lounge with live music if you like country. Ybor City is not far away at all, just a short drive. Same for one of Tampa's famous strip clubs.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn Tampa Ybor City

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Merritt Island
Apr 18, 2011

ugh.

Stayed here after a concert at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Thank goodness it was only for the night. They jacked the price, I assume because of the concert (twice what it would normally run). While the staff was very pleasant, this was perhaps one of the most disgusting, stinky, god awful rooms I have every stayed in, and I've stayed in some pretty bad places around the world during my travels.

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