Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds - Casino

Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds - Casino

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3.5
#135 of 170 hotels in Tampa
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds - Casino is one of the closest budget hotels in Tampa to the Florida State Fairgrounds and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. We are also near the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Adventure Island, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Florida Aquarium, Raymond James Stadium, Steinbrenner Field, Amalie Arena, University of South Florida, the Tampa Executive Airport and the Tampa International Airport. We offer free Verified Wi-Fi, and a free expanded cable package featuring HBO. Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds - Casino is a pet-friendly hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Telephone
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
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Budget
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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debra1959 wrote a review Feb 2020
Sheffield, Ohio
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We got the king sized bed with fridge and microwave. We travel with our little dogs and they stay free. The bed was comfortable. The heat and air worked good (we needed both!) Crazy weather. Had a nice hot shower. There was a problem with the door card a few times which was annoying. Other than that,Red Roof Inn works well for us.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Daniel Gutierrez, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds - Casino
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We were honored to have the opportunity to serve you and we hope to have an opportunity to serve you again in the near future.
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G G wrote a review Jul 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I just finished a stay at the Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds. This hotel is my, "Go To" hotel when I am attending something at the Fairgrounds. I have been staying at this hotel for the past 6 years or so, and will continue to stay here.

This hotel is in no way a fancy Hotel. What it is is a basic motel that tries to offer more than the basics.

First off, the main reason to stay at this location is it's convenient proximity to the Fairgrounds. It's literally right across the street. You could choose another hotel like the Hard Rock, but you'll pay more than twice as much for the room.

The best thing this hotel has going for it is their staff. As I said, I have been coming to this hotel for more than 6 years and I have always received exceptional customer service. Every person I've ever encountered at the Front Desk has been extremely friendly and accommodating. I really appreciate the courtesy they extend to their guests.

The rooms, like I said, are basic, however they do their best to make the rooms appear more than that. The King Superior rooms have a hardwoood look to their floors, a microwave, a refrigerator, a modern desk, flat screen TV, etc. I will say that the rooms, in my experience, have always smelled damp. The rooms are always very clean though and the bed is comfortable.

The hotel shares a parking lot with the Wing House, which is convenient if you need to grab a bite to eat. There's also a gas station/convenience store located right next door.

I have never felt unsafe in the area and would recommend this hotel to anyone who is going to the Fairgrounds and needs a place to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Mark P, General Manager at Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds - Casino
Responded Aug 6, 2015
Thank you so much for your comments. It is nice to hear from a guest who has stayed here for years. I am happy our staff takes good care of you and hope to see you again soon for the next event across the street.
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gopsu8427 wrote a review Aug 2011
clearwater, fl
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The first thing I noticed after checking the room was how clean it was. I've been to 2 Red Roof Inn's in my life and left both stat, usually holding my nose. This room was incredibly clean, the floor, sheets, and even bathroom. Basic features in room, nothing extravagant. But if going to a concert at the amphitheater or Fairgrounds, location is PRIME. They're both directly across the street from the hotel, and after a long and tiring music festival nothing beats being able to smile at the parking lot traffic jams and just walk across the street. Also, there's a Winghouse practically in Red Roof's parking lot, open til 2 on weekends, so no need to brave the traffic to eat after a show. Only negative was Ice machines weren't working, none of the 4
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Date of stay: August 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Christine wrote a review Feb 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My bf and I stayed here for 2 nights, I never in my entire life was subjected to such a trashy room. There were bugs , yes bugs on the wall, coffee stains all over, towels were yellowish.It was a non smoking room that wreaks of smoke... mold, and mildrew. When asked to have it cleaned I was told they only have housekeeping 2x a week. The grounds had dog poop EVERY where. I literally was stuck for 2 days because I took an uber. My credit card was maxed. So the choices were sleep inside as it was raining OR sleep with all the drug dealers outside. Ugh..... lesson learned.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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travelall7continents wrote a review May 2022
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The bedspread was stained, paint was peeling from the walls and other places, front of drawers was broken and hanging askew, holes in the lampshade, chair ripped, ceiling peeling, toilet plunger in bathroom with bits of paper sticking to it indicating it had been needed recently, dead roach in bathtub, live roaches on counter, so many live roaches on bathroom floor scurrying around when I used toilet at night that I had to pick my feet up to avoid them.
I was too tired upon arrival to complain, but spoke to the manager the next morning. He said they were waiting for renovations and refunded $30 something dollars.
I have pictures of everything except the roaches, but they're on my phone.
I was expecting better from Red Roof.
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Date of stay: April 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Avoid this place!
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serenaginer wrote a review Apr 2022
Palm City, Florida
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff I meet were all very friendly, the location is convenient, parking was easy and we didn't see any bugs. That's about all I can say that is positive about this hotel. Several other guests were outside their rooms smoking marijuana which drifted throughout most of the property. There is no elevator so luggage needs to be dragged up stairs. Our room was missing towels, just the wash clothes and hand towels and the carpet area around the beds was sticky. The paint was peeling off the ceiling in the bathroom area. The sidewalk hadn't been power-washed recently enough, it was stained and had layers of embedded dirt.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ask for the ground floor if you have trouble with stairs
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Kristin S wrote a review Aug 2022
Winter Garden, Florida
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this place for 1 night because we were going to a concert across the street. I didn’t read the reviews as I usually do but I had low expectations since it’s a Red Roof Inn. I’ve stayed in some cheap hotels but this is by far the most putrid and disgusting place I have checked in to. I say checked in because we never slept in the room. The smell was awful. Definitely a mold situation going on. The bedding was disgusting from the comforter down to the sheets. There were multiple bugs flying around:gnats, flies. We go there right when the concert was starting so we didn’t have time to find another hotel. We basically spent $100 for a parking spot since we slept in our minivan only going into the room to use the toilet. How this places is even open is astounding. The only thing it has going for it is location if you are going to the Amphitheater for a concert. We went to the casino after to drink so that we could fall asleep in our minivan. One star rating is too high. Seriously, you can do better than staying at this dump!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KVereen wrote a review Sep 2021
Fort Myers, Florida
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed here many times because of its convenience in walking across the street to concerts. I spent two nights here, and will absolutely NEVER make that mistake again. This was by far the worst hotel stay of my life. The room REEKED of cigarette smoke, even when there are non-smoking signs all over everywhere. We immediately called asking to switch rooms but were told there was nothing else available. The room was dirty - my feet were literally black from walking on the floor. There was mold and mildew in every nook and cranny. Lamps and furniture were broken or not working, sheets and towels had stains, and the paint was peeling from the ceiling and walls. There were BUGS crawling out of the walls in the bathroom! Seriously, pay the extra $50 and stay at Holiday Inn next door. This place was NOT worth saving a few bucks.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: DO NOT stay here!
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Howard H wrote a review Aug 2023
Orlando, Florida
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is a pig sty. I wouldn't recommend this for my dog. When entering the room it wreaked of marijuana, holes in the bathroom door, rust and wall damage around the AC, pubic hairs on the sheets and what appeared to be blood stains on the comforter. I will be filing a complaint to Red Roof corporate and will be demanding a full refund. It was so bad I just went back to the office and returned the key. I paid in advance for the room and when I checked my CC statement, they charged and extra 30 plus dollars
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Date of stay: August 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Stay away. Pull the owners franchise license
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Response from RediResponse Specialist, Marketing at Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds - Casino
Responded Aug 21, 2023
Dear Valued Guest, We are sorry to hear your recent experience at the RED ROOF INN TAMPA FAIRGROUNDS - CASINO did not meet your expectations. I will certainly bring this to the property’s attention in an effort to address your concern. We appreciate your business and would love if you considered giving us another chance to win back your trust on your next stay to provide you with a 10/10 experience. Sincerely, Chirell Rediresponse Specialist
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Jason Gomez wrote a review Mar 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Looking for a safe weekend getaway? Well, you’ve come to the wrong place! This motel is located right next door to the trashy wannabe Hooters. Pulled up to see 2 men smoking weed next to the lobby.
When I went to sign in, another worker walked up to the counter and asked if anyone else was staying with me? She told me that SHE would stay with me.. yikes!

The website advertised our room to be smoke-free. When we entered our room, it was permeated with the smell of SMOKE! We were also advertised a coffee maker being in the room. False information.

Between the wannabe hooters, the weed, being hit on in the front lobby, the smoke induced room, and NO COFFEE MAKER.... hard pass.

If I were you, I’d stay somewhere else.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Diamond3650 asked a question Feb 2020
Port Charlotte, Florida530 contributions140 helpful votes
What breakfast is there at the hotel? Is it included?
Answer from Mike P
Front Royal, Virginia17 contributions7 helpful votes
Sorry, I didn’t notice any
Answer from mynam321
Cleveland, Ohio3 contributions2 helpful votes
it does not have a shuttle service but the casino is only a half mile away. The hotel is dated BUT clean. It needs a remodel and speaking with the GM they are slowly getting it done.
Linda F asked a question Sep 2015
7 contributions1 helpful vote
I am unable to locate on your pages if you are pet friendly
Answer from diverhoss
Jacksonville, Florida44 contributions20 helpful votes
You are allowed one pet per room and there is no charge. We brought our little dog and there was plenty of grass to walk her.
Laura V wrote a tip Jun 8
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't judge it on past reviews, it's been renovated."
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Mcfishy Frys wrote a tip Feb 2024
Brandon, Florida6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take video of the room soon as u walk in"
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peter m wrote a tip Jan 2024
Lakeland, Florida1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!"
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Margie A wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would not waste any time and money into this place. "
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Master wrote a tip Oct 2023
Cape Coral, Florida6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Yeah stay away from this place!"
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PRICE RANGE
C$107 - C$141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
red roof inn tampa fairgrounds hotel tampa, tampa red roof inn
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
108
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds - Casino
Which popular attractions are close to Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds - Casino?
Nearby attractions include iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Tampa (7.2 km), Wat Mongkolrata Temple (6.5 km), and Topgolf Tampa (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds - Casino?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds - Casino?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds - Casino?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds - Casino?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tibby's New Orleans Kitchen, Brocato's Sandwich Shop, and Wat Mongkolratanaram Thai Temple Sunday Market.
Are pets allowed at Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds - Casino?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds - Casino?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds - Casino?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ybor City (7.6 km).
Is Red Roof Inn Tampa Fairgrounds - Casino accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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