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Wildwood, Florida
Reviewed 4 July 2014

I've been staying at this Red Roof for 3 different Saturdays and can hardly find anything totally wrong. Reasons I chose this particular inn were a Sonny's within walking distance and a decent price for just one night at a time. Yet, the one real flaw of the two different rooms I stayed in happens to be the safe. In...

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Bob M, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stays at the property. I will be sure to share your comments with staff. Thank you, Bob Mucklin General Mgr.

Reviewed 27 May 2014

Good hotel for those who want to save on Tampa near Busch Gardens .. but do not stay more than a day! The problem was the strong smell of cigarettes in non-smoking rooms and the strange neighborhoods. Hotel bom para quem quer economizar em Tampa.. perto do Busch Gardens, porém não fique mais do que um dia! O problema era...

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Bob M, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Darwin D, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I apologize that you stay was not as you would prefer. One of our biggest challenges is preventing guests from smoking in our rooms, as we are a 100% smoke free facility in our guestrooms. We certainly do our best to try and remove the smoke odor...

northumberland
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Arrived at this hotel after a long day at Busch gardens, we booked via booking.com for one night,instead of making the hour journey back to international drive. On arrival at hotel few dodgy characters were lerking, a couple of what we believed to have been prostitutes, but as we were so tired we decided to check the rooms out. Reception...

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Bob M, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ladyburn, I apologize that our property is not what you expected when you booked. The property, although not in the best part of Tampa, takes our guests safety very seriously and for that reason we provide security 7 days a week. I truly am sorry that our location was not up to your standards. Sincerely, Bob Mucklin, General Mgr.

Cable oh
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Our experience with this hotel was a headache from start to finish! The 100% smoke free room smelled like smoke and for being remodeled the carpet was shredded right at the door. The front desk staff were enjoying their conversation with fellow employees more than worrying about customers at the desk! And the pool was dirty and the tv was...

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Bob M, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Hello, I'm so very sorry that your stay fell short of your expectation. We have been installing a new television system at the property which did leave us with some outages for brief periods of time. Once again please accept my sincerest apologies . I hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future....

Portland, Maine
Reviewed 6 March 2014

I stayed at this motel on Monday night this week. This motel turned out to be in the "less desirable" part of Tampa I learned once being checked in. I assumed (wrongly) that since it was by Busch Gardens entrance it would be a decent area but its pretty rough on this part of Busch Blvd. Lots of police presence...

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Bob M, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Joseph S., Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Although we certainly try to have each guest encounter a pleasant experience. It is apparent that we fell short of your expectations and for this I truly am sorry. Sincerely, Bob Mucklin General Manager

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Definitely not as advertised! Room cleanliness was almost nonexistent, broken tiles in bathroom, dirty tiles, broken and dirty appliances. Public areas definitely needed improvement. Suspicious activity in the area, didn't really feel safe. I can tell they hired a security guard to help improve that, but clearly not helping. Front desk staff was sympathetic and understanding. Good try Red Light...

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Bob M, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

I'm very sorry that are in was not up to the standards that you are accustomed to. We certainly try to meet everyone standards but apparently we failed in your case. We do have security 7 nights a week for 8 hours per night to improve on guest security. Once again I truly am sorry Bob Mucklin, General Manager

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Stayed one night at this location due to a coupon. Advertisement stated "all new rooms" with refrigerator and microwave. The room was not remodeled, run-down, not very clean and no refrigerator or microwave. Fairly cheap rate but not as advertised. Will not stay at this location again.

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Bob M, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Lynn W, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of our property. I apologize that your stay was not what you expected. We certainly try every time to insure our guests have a pleasant experience and I apologize that we fell short with your stay. Once again I am sorry. Thank You, Bob Mucklin...

Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Not having paid a lot for the room, we only expected an average room and that is exactly what we got. Therefore, I will not criticize too much the state of the room although it was not, for us, as bad as some people mention, but certainly not as good as others mention as well. All in all, the room...

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Bob M, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to review our hotel. I apologize that your stay was not as pleasant as you would have liked. I appreciate your concern about the area but that is something we simply cannot control, I would have preferred that your stay had been exceptional and I am indeed sorry it was not. We certainly try...

Saint John, Indiana
Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

We wanted to be near Busch gardens and had just come from an awesome Red Roof Inn in Jacksonville so why not try it again?? No way. It was dirty. The bathroom floor was not washed and there were drips of pee on the floor. We were placed on the far backside of the hotel and we were concerned for...

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Bob M, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property. I'm am so very sorry that your stay was not as pleasant as you would have liked. We certainly try to insure that every guest stay is a pleasant one. It seems that in your case we fell short and for that I truly am sorry. Sincerely,...

Chesterfield, Virginia
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We found pills on the floor from previous guest, bugs in the room, and a less than friendly staff when checking who also seems to an unstable computer system. They did not check in guest based on the order of arrival, but instead based on who had a reservation. When making a request to stay near our in-laws that were...

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Bob M, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Please accept my sincerest apologies that your stay was not as you anticipated. We certainly try to insure that every guest stay is a pleasant one that exceeds their expectations but it is apparent that we fell short in your case. For this I truly am...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Rodeway Inn

Address: 2307 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612-8407 (Formerly Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch)
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: €58 - €103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 108
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Also Known As:
Red Roof Inn Tampa Busch Hotel Tampa
Tampa Red Roof Inn
Rodeway Inn Tampa, Florida
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“Ask for a room in the far corner of the property, away from the pool. The rooms near the pool tend to be the noisiest.”
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“The best rooms are at another hotel”
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