$53 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 5, 2014 Check-out: Aug 6, 2014

Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites - South Tampa/ Airport

2 stars
3314 S Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33629
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
117 reviews
great location for the Lightning, Rays and Bucs

Staff was excellent, internet access was appreciated See full review

  • Rose Couple
  • Apr 13, 2014
Good place to stay!

Enjoyed my stay there. It was very clean and property well maintained. Staff was friendly and... See full review

  • bill7seven
  • Jun 17, 2013
Prime location with pool near Tampa airport and Air Force base
Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites has a prime location just minutes from Tampa International Airport, downtown Tampa, Cruise Terminal and the Westshore financial district. The hotel is the closest property to MacDill Air Force Base and serves as home to many troops and their families while visiting the base. Two miles to the west, guests can enjoy a beautiful 9-mile walkway along Bayshore Blvd. Starbucks Coffee, Quiznos Subs and many other restaurants are located nearby. The hotel offers free high-speed Internet, breakfast and an outdoor pool.
Highlights
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet
  • Free Rise & Dine breakfast that includes waffles and a free newspaper
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
Rooms

In addition to standard rooms, Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites offers various suites including family suites, kitchenette suites and Jacuzzi suites. Rooms include free high-speed wireless Internet, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron with ironing board and hair dryer.

Features

Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites features a new fitness room, outdoor heated swimming pool and a free continental breakfast daily, including waffles and a free newspaper from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  The hotel also offers guest laundry and meeting facilities. Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites is minutes from Tampa International Airport, downtown Tampa, Cruise Terminal and the Westshore financial district. The hotel is the closest property to MacDill Air Force Base and serves as home to many troops and their families while visiting the base.

Transportation
  • Tampa International Airport (15 minutes)
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport (40 minutes)
Attractions
  • Busch Gardens
  • Adventure Island
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Historic Ybor City
  • University of South Florida
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Lowry Park Zoo
  • Gulf Coast beaches
  • Disney World and many other Orlando attractions (about an hour)
Business
  • Maximum capacity is 75 people
  • Ideal for small to mid-size classroom-style meetings
  • TV/VCR/DVD available
Policies & Fees
  • No pets

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

27.9145 -82.5054
Area description
Business district

Nearby points of interest

  • Hyde Park: 2.4 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 3.4 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 3.6 mi
  • Tampa Convention Center: 3.6 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 3.6 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 3.6 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 3.6 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 3.8 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 3.8 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 3.9 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 4.1 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 4.2 mi
  • Raymond James Stadium: 4.2 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 4.3 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 4.3 mi
  • Hyde Park: 2.4 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 3.4 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 3.6 mi
  • Tampa Convention Center: 3.6 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 3.6 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 3.6 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 3.6 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 3.8 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 3.8 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 3.9 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 4.1 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 4.2 mi
  • Raymond James Stadium: 4.2 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 4.3 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 4.3 mi
  • Steinbrenner Field: 4.6 mi
  • Al Lopez Park: 4.9 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 5.2 mi
  • Ybor City: 5.3 mi
  • Tampa Lowry Park Zoo: 7 mi
  • Busch Gardens: 9.8 mi
  • The Upper Tampa Bay Trail: 9.9 mi
  • Adventure Island: 10.4 mi
  • Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center: 10.6 mi
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens: 11.1 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 11.4 mi
  • Sun Dome: 11.7 mi
  • Grand Prix Fun Center: 11.7 mi
  • Tampa Theatre: 11.7 mi
  • Tampa Bay Downs: 12.8 mi
  • Lettuce Lake Park: 13.7 mi
  • Morris Bridge Park: 16.2 mi
  • Sunshine Skyway Bridge: 18.1 mi

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.

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Guest Reviews (117)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites - South Tampa/ Airport

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
117 out of 117
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3.9
Value:
4.1

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites - South Tampa/ Airport

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gorman Tech Manager
Business
Pompano Beach
Jun 25, 2014

Thank You

After a long day of work, It was nice to come back and just relax. The Staff was very nice and the room was a much needed comfort.

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

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites - South Tampa/ Airport

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
chersanrn
madison, wi
May 13, 2014

ummmm, you forgot your undies

nasty, dirty, disgusting, scarey. someones clothes left in the bathroom, I'm sure it wasn't cleaned first, but we could get out choice of illegal drugs right outside our door!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites - South Tampa/ Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rose Couple
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Apr 13, 2014

great location for the Lightning, Rays and Bucs

Staff was excellent, internet access was appreciated

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

easy drive to sporting events

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites - South Tampa/ Airport

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
BackPack2014
Tampa, Florida
Mar 9, 2014

An overreach...

While their attempt to make this hotel presentable is fine, the outcome seems a bit pretentious. The beds smelled ripe and the floors were sticky. Just beware, you get what you pay for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites - South Tampa/ Airport

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nicks trip to Florida
DE
Dec 10, 2013

Relocation

Great experience , very friendly staff , great location, great breakfast

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites - South Tampa/ Airport

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Frugal Dude
Business
Cleveland, Ohio
Oct 28, 2013

Value Option

If you are looking for a place to rest your head for just a bit, this is a good place. The staff was friendly and the room was value priced and clean. The not so good... the bed was quite hard and the toilet had a leak or something that caused it to make a noise every 5 min. I had to turn it off because it was keeping me up. The A/C was loud... but most are. Internet was free and the room had a microwave and fridge. Parking was easy because it was right in front of your room.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are plenty of places to eat around here.

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites - South Tampa/ Airport

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Distance learner
Business
Long Island, New York
Jun 27, 2013

Great location

The hotel itself is average and the price is reasonable. The location is perfect though as it is centrally located between Tampa and Sty Petersburg.

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

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites - South Tampa/ Airport

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
David PTAC
Business
Knoxville, TN
Jun 20, 2013

Decent place for budget minded

Was is Tampa for a work trip. Hotel was fine - no problems.

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

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites - South Tampa/ Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bill7seven
Business
Florida
Jun 17, 2013

Good place to stay!

Enjoyed my stay there. It was very clean and property well maintained. Staff was friendly and responsive. Location was convenient with a short drive to the downtown Convention Center. Lots of restaurant choices on Dale Mabry.

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

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites - South Tampa/ Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Downie
Honduras
May 19, 2013

Good place.

Good experience for the most part. Convenient restaurants closeby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Wal-Mart & others pretty close.

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