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Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our stay at the Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds was fantastic. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff was excellent, helpful and friendly. The location is excellent especially if you want to visit casino. Easy drive to and from. We will stay there again.

Thank Harold R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Tampa often around the holidays and the holiday inn express near the fairgrounds is very clean and accessible. Not necessarily near all the hot spots and not a lot of restaurants close by- we are at the fairgrounds so it's convenient for that. But value, cleanliness and nice folks make it very nice.

Thank Jakejakeno1
Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Next door to the wing house and across the street from the fair grounds . It used to offer a shuttle to the casino but stopped it. The rooms need updating because the carpet is worn and smells musty..

1Thank webbsyght
Tamara P, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Yes we did have a shuttle over a year ago, we found out it was not cost effective to keep. Now that we have not have the shuttle it has help us with some funding to do room renovation. We will start in April re doing the hotel from top to bottom. We are looking forward...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Under reconstruction. THE best place to stay if attending an event at the Tampa Fairgrounds. Other than that, not much to see in the area. Seminole Hardrock Casino is close by. Some restaurants close by as well.

Thank mrobel
Tamara P, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

I am glad to know you think this the best place to stay while in this area. During your stay we are not under reconstruction, we are just doing preventive maintenance as we are in our slow time. Like painting hallways, rooms and stairwells. We hope to see you back soon. Thanks Ron M GM

Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here during a cheer competition. The location is very convenient. It's across the street from the Tampa Fairgrounds. The bed was comfortable. The night we were there we had a problem with someone talking loud until 2:30 in the morning.

Thank StAuggie12
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here the night before we left on our cruise. Place was nice and friendly. We would stay again. Only issue was there was not many restaurants around. Had to drive a good little ways to find food. All in all was a nice stay.

Thank Farrell C
Tamara P, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

We hope you have great cruise. Thanks for your great review and for being A IHG Rewards Member. Yes we only have two restaurants, Five Guys and Wing House in walking distances. One other place is the Hard Rock Casino their are 3 great places to eat. We hope to see you back soon. Ron GM

Ormond Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were welcomed warmly and offered cookies and coffee. The staff was delightful. The room was clean and spacious. Breakfast was served. Will definitely return if back in the area. The hotel was close to the highway with easy on and off.

1Thank Lynne R
Tamara P, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Yes we are in a great location from the I 4 and HWY 301 right across from the Fairgrounds, I am glad to hear that my staff were delightful and you found our rooms clean and spacious. We hope to see you back soon. Ron GM

Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Check the concert schedule at the fairgrounds before booking to avoid rowdy clientele. The hotel is well used and shows it. Although it is clean. Location is within walking distance to the fairgrounds.

Thank TSCW
Tamara P, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of my hotel. Yes we are getting tiered. Good new we are going to get a renovation the first of nex year and we are so happy. Hope to see you soon. Ron GM

Merritt Island, Florida
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Room was very spacious (suite) and quite comfortable. Bathroom was clean & Keurig in room...YAAAY. Room was a bit musty as carpet felt damp. Staff was pleasant & breakfast room is clean & comfortable. Cookies in the evening is a wonderful perk.

Thank NYinFLworld
Tamara P, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Well we hope to see you back soon. I will look into that damp carpet. Thanks for taking the time to let me know. Thanks Ron GM

Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Hotel is very clean. Staff is very friendly - especially Athena at the front desk. Breakfast is included. There are also restaurants within walking distance. We always stay here when attending concerts at the fairgrounds. Highly recommended!

Thank Sharon V
Ron M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Yes we are a great location for the concerts, you can check in leave your car and walk right across the street. We have two great place to eat 5 Guys right next door and a Wing House less then 100 yards. Thank you for your review and pointing out some of my staff. We try to keep our hotel...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fairgrounds/Casino is located across from the entrance of both the Florida State Fairgrounds and the Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre. We are also only a half mile from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and offer complimentary shuttle service to guests visiting there. We are conveniently located off I-4, less than 5 minutes away from I-75. If shopping is your pleasure, we are easily accessible to Brandon Town Center mall (7 miles), Westshore Mall (12 miles) and International Plaza (12 miles). With easy access to I-75, I-4, I-275, US 41 and US 301, our guests are minutes away from all area attractions and points of interests. Our rooms either feature one King Bed or two Queen beds. Guests can enjoy our outdoor pool, fitness center, free wireless & wired high speed Internet access, business center, and great breakfast with signature cinnamon rolls. We also have a few rooms with special jacuzzi tub for some extra relaxation after a great day in the Bay area. So whether you are in the area for the Fairgrounds, Raymond James Stadium, the area Beaches, Busch Gardens, or taking in an event at the Ford Amphitheater, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at the Fairgrounds is the STAY SMART location to be. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds

Address: 8610 Elm Fair Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610-7361
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: €140 - €275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Tampa Fairgrounds 2.5*
Number of rooms: 76
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Holiday Inn Tampa
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