Hotel South Tampa and Suites

Hotel South Tampa and Suites

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3.5
#72 of 170 hotels in Tampa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Hotel South Tampa & Suites! Our boutique design offers leisure and business travelers alike an ideal Florida getaway. Looking to spend more time in Tampa? Choose from one of our spacious kitchenettes ideally suited for your extended stay. We’re located just minutes from MacDill Airforce Base, the Port of Tampa, International Plaza and Westshore Mall, Tampa International Airport, downtown, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa General Hospital, and the Tampa Bay Convention Center. Enjoy our complimentary hot breakfast and stay connected with free Wi-Fi. Other amenities include outdoor heated pool, fitness center, and guest laundry. We also offer free parking. Centrally located within the heart of South Tampa, we are within walking distance to many local restaurants. We look forward to welcoming you soon to Hotel South Tampa & Suites!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Iron
Oven
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hindi

Location

3314 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-7840
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 42 out of 100
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Tampa Intl Airport
St. Petersburg Intl Airport
17.5 km
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Dougal70 wrote a review Mar 2024
Orlando58 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The property is an older motel that has been renovated. Everything was fine. Bed was comfortable, towels were fine, room was clean, and staff members were friendly. That being said, I was there for a 60,000 person concert and prices were sky high for every accommodation everywhere downtown. I thought $700+ for two rooms for one night was excessive.
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Date of stay: February 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, General Manager at Hotel South Tampa and Suites
Responded Mar 12, 2024
Dear Dougal70, Good day! Thank you for sharing your rating of our hotel. We appreciate that you have acknowledged our efforts to provide a clean and comfortable experience and I will share your comments with our team, who I am certain will be encouraged by your remarks. We hope to impress you again during your next visit and we thank you for sharing your experience.
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debra lopez wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I always feel welcomed when I come to stay here.

Himali as front desk welcome is always a pleasure.

A smile and happy voice.
And follows up to insure your stay is up to expectations.

Location of hotel is convenient to many locations.
Access to walking or public transport is very easy.
And Uber, Taxi, etc is inexpensive to many venues.

House Keeping staff also great.

And Management as well.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: I recently stayed on second floor. There is not as much traffic as in cars coming in & out
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Mervyn D wrote a review Apr 2023
50 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hotel itself was fine the breakfast was adequate but one morning wasn’t replenished properly. The carpets in the rooms were filthy. If you walked barefoot or with socks on they were black. The staff on reception were excellent especially Danaya was particularly helpful and friendly. Room cleaning was slow but adequate. Ok to stay but carpets replaced would make it better.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The location of hotel is good. Places to eat on a bus route cheap travel.
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, General Manager at Hotel South Tampa and Suites
Responded Apr 24, 2023
Hi 450mervynd, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and to acknowledge the efforts of our hardworking staff to be as accommodating, helpful, and welcoming as possible. We also appreciate your feedback regarding the carpet and breakfast as this will help us to continue to improve upon the guest experience. We’re pleased that Danaya was able to provide you with exceptional service and we're all looking forward to your next visit!
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Nicolas B wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Room is clean, decent room and bathroom, well mainained, staff is nice (Xinia). For 100 USD incl breakfast it is hard to beat in South Tampa considering Airbnb ridiculous charges on top of room prices. Definitely recomnend.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Trevor Tucker wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can’t say enough about your hotel and what efforts you do for your guests. I arrived late Tuesday night and went through a lot of frustration at the airport because of my flight. I was grateful to be met with such an easy check in process with friendly staff. My room was perfect and I was so grateful that your hotel met my requests. I have a lot of health issues and requested a room on the first floor with disability accessibility. The bathroom and shower had a lot of supports that made me feel safe. The bed was so soft and did wonders for my bad back. That honestly was the first night I’ve slept and did not wake up in the morning with severe pain in the past few years. I was also given a microwave and refrigerator as well but unfortunately was not able to use them due to the short stay but it was greatly appreciated as well. I packed light for this trip but there were a lot of usable outlets for charging and electronics and made this working trip very productive. When I checked out yesterday morning, I went to the airport for a 7.10am flight but when I got to the airport, my airline messed up the flight and wouldn’t allow me to go through security to the boarding gate. I won’t go into the whole ordeal but it meant so much when your hotel allowed me to come back and stay in the same room until the next flight I purchased. Not many places would have been so kind and the extra time didn’t cost much at all. Seriously, I will chose your hotel again for my next business trip and would recommend it to anyone. I heard some guests complain about certain things being dated but that never bothered me. I only had trouble with my key once and that was quickly fixed. Seriously, give this place a chance. It’s calm, peaceful and they will do well by you. I know they did well by me.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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LLQ17 wrote a review Nov 2022
The Netherlands27 contributions40 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
DO NOT STAY HERE! I know I never will again.

I booked 2 rooms here for one night in late April 2022. I had contact with the hotel in advance to inform them that my party of 4p would be arriving on late (overseas) flights so we would arrive after midnight and please hold our rooms; they said no problem.

When we arrived, the person at the front desk could only find a booking for 1 room (2p), even after my repeated requests to look more carefully; however, they did have one room left at their property that night so I could pay them directly if I wanted a second room. Since it was late and we needed 2 rooms, I paid the hotel directly for the 2nd room.

I first suspected something strange when I received an email from booking.com the next morning, asking me to confirm that I was a no-show at the hotel I booked. I replied to that email that I did indeed show up but there were issues because the front desk had found only 1 room in my reservation. Upon checkout in the morning, I again asked the front desk staff about the extra charge and they reiterated that there was nothing they could do about it: they had only found 1 room in my booking.com reservation.

I am STILL trying to recoup the charge for the extra room. What a nightmare. And that's before we even talk about the dingy rooms that were not cleaned sufficiently.
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Date of stay: April 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Do not stay at this hotel
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, General Manager at Hotel South Tampa and Suites
Responded Nov 7, 2022
Hi LLQ17 , Thank you for sharing your experience, and I am very sorry for the inconveniences that you encountered during your stay. It is distressing to hear that you encountered a number of issues with our housekeeping and guest services and I want you to know that we take your comments very seriously and are working hard and fast to address these problems in hopes of improving upon the guest experience. We understand that you are hesitant to return based on this experience, though we hope to have another chance to impress you in the future.
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Blacke A wrote a review Jan 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This magical hotel 🏨 was full of genuinely positive and attentive staff. The rooms (suites actually) were such a comfortable and loving environment, that we extended on our NYE stay. Ask for Ruben! He will make you smile no matter what
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, General Manager at Hotel South Tampa and Suites
Responded Nov 7, 2022
Hi blackea2021 , Thank you for taking the time to share this five-star experience with our management, staff, and future guests. I'm glad that our services, hospitality, and accommodations exceeded your expectations and hope that you experience the same comfortable stay during your next visit! We will share your comments with Ruben and we look forward to your next visit.
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William D wrote a review Mar 2024
Milton, Florida3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hidden gem only 15mins from the cruise port. Rooms have been recently upgraded. Check-in was easy and the staff were friendly and helpful if you had any questions. Breakfast was provided in a different building and was good enough to jump start the day. Highly recommend. You will pay 2-3times more if you stay in downtown or Ybor City.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, General Manager at Hotel South Tampa and Suites
Responded Mar 28, 2024
Dear WilliamD354, Your five-star review means a lot to us! We would like to thank you for your wonderful review and for noticing the recent updates that we have made to our hotel. It is heartwarming to hear of how our efforts to impress you with our hospitality, comfort, and convenience have been successful. Best of luck on your trip and we look forward to seeing you when you return. Take care and stay safe as you travel back home.
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Becky wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is disgusting! This is one of the dirtiest hotels I’ve ever stayed at. It absolutely reeks of cigarette smoke & weed. There is hair all over all the shelves & flat surfaces. There is mold all over the ceiling. The shower door in the bathroom is broken. Our feet are black on the bottoms from walking in here. The only positives are that the room is large and the a/c works. We tried contacting the front desk and they were of no help at all. Do NOT stay here!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Find another hotel
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Ashley N wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is Amazing. I needed a place to stay for myself & my children that would be low cost but good quality & this exceeded my expectations honestly. We’ve stayed multiple times & every time is a great experience. Rooms have been very clean , no bad stinky smells like the other cheap hotels have. Great quality & great service when needed assistance or checking in. I definitely would recommend. One of the mangers , I believe his name is Rubin , he is always helpful when checking in.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from Britt S
Florence, Kentucky229 contributions84 helpful votes
I'm not sure, but they do require ID and credit card.
Gail H asked a question Sep 2016
Magee, Mississippi17 contributions8 helpful votes
Does this hotel have a complimentary shuttle to Busch Gardens?
Answer from WolfieDagger22
22 contributions6 helpful votes
No Shuttle I never saw one when I stayed 5 days
Kimberly F asked a question Aug 2016
2 contributions9 helpful votes
do you shuttle to the cruise ports???? can you leave car parked there??
Answer from Gerry C
Temperance, Mi16 contributions20 helpful votes
I think "no" to both. There is parking at the dock.
Rudy C wrote a tip Sep 2023
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you're ready to go by 10 am."
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Bob19512014 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Gulfport, Florida10,696 contributions772 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Park in front of your room if you stay on the first floor. "
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Mervyn D wrote a tip Apr 2023
50 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The location of hotel is good. Places to eat on a bus route cheap travel."
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LLQ17 wrote a tip Nov 2022
The Netherlands27 contributions40 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not stay at this hotel"
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Petra B wrote a tip Oct 2021
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I had different rooms already and every single room was perfect!"
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PRICE RANGE
C$106 - C$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
howard johnson express inn & suites - south tampa / airport hotel tampa, howard johnson express inn and suites - south tampa / airport, howard johnson tampa, tampa howard johnson
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaTampa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
83
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel South Tampa and Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel South Tampa and Suites?
Nearby attractions include Joe and Son's Olive Oils (1.1 km), Toffee to Go (1.0 km), and The Dog Saloon (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel South Tampa and Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel South Tampa and Suites?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel South Tampa and Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel South Tampa and Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel South Tampa and Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pane Rustica, Osteria Natalina, and Pinky's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel South Tampa and Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel South Tampa and Suites?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel South Tampa and Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel South Tampa and Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tampa Union Station (6.8 km) and Centro Asturiano De Tampa (5.3 km).
Is Hotel South Tampa and Suites accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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