$82 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 26, 2014 Check-out: Oct 27, 2014

Holiday Inn Express & Suites TAMPA-FAIRGROUNDS-CASINO

3 stars
8610 Elm Fair Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33610
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
19 reviews
Awesome Hotel

The room was a great deal and close to everything. The staff was friendly and helpful. One of the... See full review

  • Fuzzslim
  • Jun 6, 2014
Good Time

Very nice hotel with excellent service...Very clean and they were replacing the rugs in the... See full review

  • dukee6685
  • Jul 9, 2014
Kick Back and Relax in Tampa, FL at Our Hotel Boasting lush landscaping and excellent features like a sparkling, outdoor pool, the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Tampa - Fairgrounds - Casino has everything you need to unwind. Because of the hotel's central location in Tampa, Florida, guests also enjoy easy access to attractions like Busch Gardens and businesses like Coca-Cola. Corporate travelers can attend meetings at nearby companies like Siemens or host their own in our 1,031-sq-ft event facility. If you need to prepare for a presentation in the Tampa area, use the hotel's Business Center, which has copy, print and fax services. Free Wi-Fi access also makes it easy to conduct work from the comfort of the room. There are plenty of attractions and activities close to the hotel's location, too. Tampa, Florida is home to the Raymond James Stadium, where the NFL Buccaneers play, so you can catch a game, or head over to the Mid Florida Amphitheatre for a great concert. If you're traveling with family, make sure you take advantage of our proximity to Adventure Island. And don't forget that we're right across from the Florida State Fairgrounds, which are bustling with excitement every February. To help you fuel up before meetings and sightseeing, we serve the free, hot Express Start Breakfast Bar, and if you need a midnight snack, the Food Pantry is open 24 hours a day."Stay Smart" in the Tampa area at our hotel's accommodations.

Hotel Map

27.9903 -82.3578
Nearby airports
Orlando International, (MCO), 75.00, MI, SW; Tampa International Airport, (TPA), 12.00, MI, E; St Pete/Clearwater Airport, (PIE), 22.00, MI, E;
Area description
Suburban, suburban

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
FAX
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Adventure Island: 4.9 mi
  • Busch Gardens: 5.1 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 5.2 mi
  • Ybor City: 5.2 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 5.3 mi
  • Sun Dome: 5.6 mi
  • Tampa Theatre: 6.1 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 6.2 mi
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens: 6.2 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 6.2 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 6.3 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 6.3 mi
  • Lettuce Lake Park: 6.3 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 6.5 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 6.6 mi
  • Adventure Island: 4.9 mi
  • Busch Gardens: 5.1 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 5.2 mi
  • Ybor City: 5.2 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 5.3 mi
  • Sun Dome: 5.6 mi
  • Tampa Theatre: 6.1 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 6.2 mi
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens: 6.2 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 6.2 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 6.3 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 6.3 mi
  • Lettuce Lake Park: 6.3 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 6.5 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 6.6 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 6.6 mi
  • Morris Bridge Park: 6.8 mi
  • Tampa Convention Center: 6.9 mi
  • Tampa Lowry Park Zoo: 6.9 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 6.9 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 6.9 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 7 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 7 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 7.2 mi
  • Hyde Park: 8.1 mi
  • Grand Prix Fun Center: 8.3 mi
  • Al Lopez Park: 8.9 mi
  • Raymond James Stadium: 8.9 mi
  • Steinbrenner Field: 9.1 mi
  • The Upper Tampa Bay Trail: 13.9 mi
  • Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center: 14 mi
  • Tampa Bay Downs: 18.2 mi
  • Sunshine Skyway Bridge: 28 mi

Dining

Floyd's at Hard Rock Cafe
Tunes and atmosphere galore as you dine amongst the history of Rock Roll
Wing House
Chicken wings, sandwiches, and salads. Fun, fast atomosphere.
Subway Sandwiches
Sandwiches, Salads
Wendy's
Hamburger, fries, chili, and desserts
Cracker Barrel
Country cooking and store
Five Guys Burgers
Thick rich burgers with all the toppings you could ask for.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (19)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express & Suites TAMPA-FAIRGROUNDS-CASINO

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 19
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites TAMPA-FAIRGROUNDS-CASINO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dukee6685
Business
North Port, Fl.
Jul 9, 2014

Good Time

Very nice hotel with excellent service...Very clean and they were replacing the rugs in the hotel...Our room was done and the shuttle to and from the Hard Rock was great...The shuttle was a huge PLUS!!!...We will be staying here again!!!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
rdrd
Business
Cleveland, TN, USA
Jun 21, 2014

biz

was good , staff was friendly,covered check in area in case of a florida afternoon shower, which happens about everyday here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Traffic is better on this end of town, easy driving around.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites TAMPA-FAIRGROUNDS-CASINO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fuzzslim
Business
Largo Florida
Jun 6, 2014

Awesome Hotel

The room was a great deal and close to everything. The staff was friendly and helpful. One of the best Holiday Inn Express I have stayed in.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

5 Brothers Hamburgers next to the Hotel is great food for the price. Friendly staff, and you get a lot of fries.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites TAMPA-FAIRGROUNDS-CASINO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
gamblerssssss
Business
FL
Dec 2, 2013

gambling get away

The staff was fantastic, and we enjoy the shuttle to Hard Rock Casino.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We ate at the Wing House and will go there again on our next visit

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites TAMPA-FAIRGROUNDS-CASINO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pats Fan in Florida
Business
Jacksonville, Florida
Mar 15, 2013

Close to everything!

Close to everything, including the casino, easy access. We didn't know that the lobby was undergoing a full renovation, was a mess. The toilet was broken but they sent someone right away to fix it. The room was nice and clean but very noisy, you could hear the conversations in the other rooms, there where adjoining doors to a room on each side of ours which may be why you could hear everything. The breakfast buffet looked ok, we are gluten free so didn't eat there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites TAMPA-FAIRGROUNDS-CASINO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dranoel
Business
Costa Rica
Jan 25, 2013

A Short Walk to the Florida Fairgrounds

This is a nice hotel with friendly staff. Best of all, it's a short walk to the fairgrounds and restaurants are close by.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Cross the street to the Florida State Fairgrounds

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites TAMPA-FAIRGROUNDS-CASINO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AC Man
Business
Delray Beach, FL
Oct 26, 2011

Nice, Quick Stay

Nice, clean, friendly staff. Enjoyed the room. Would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites TAMPA-FAIRGROUNDS-CASINO

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Orlando, FL
Aug 29, 2010

Good

I was put in a smoking room when I requested non smoking and I believe this was due to non smoking rooms not avilable; as well as [...]did not alert me that there was not any non smoking rooms. If I would have know that it was smoking I would have booked elsewhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites TAMPA-FAIRGROUNDS-CASINO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Tampa Fairgrounds (concert)
Aug 14, 2010

Brad Pasliy Concert

We were upset that we paid alot more on [...] for the room...They had the sames room for $40 less

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites TAMPA-FAIRGROUNDS-CASINO

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Lawyer Melissa
Business
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Jul 14, 2010

Poor Grounds but nice service

We checked in and the room was over 100 degrees as they had 'fan only' on. The lady said that is what they do. We then had no wireless access so they had to move our room to something closer to a router. We were preparing for trial 9we are attorneys) so moving 18 large boxes twice was not helpful. They had no one to help us to that. The front staff person was literately the only person at the entire hotel. Does not seem safe

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

Business

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