$58 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 6, 2015 Check-out: Sep 8, 2015

Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

2 stars
View map of 3314 S Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33629

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
76 reviews
Awesome family trip

We loved the pool. We were in it every day we stayed. See full review

  • Jennifer J.
  • Jul 19, 2015
Quick overnight stay

We needed a room for just one night and didn't want to spend too much. This place was a great... See full review

  • TTesni
  • May 14, 2015
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.
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.

Property 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.

Highlights
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet
  • Free Rise & Dine breakfast that includes waffles and a free newspaper
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
Nearby 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
Transportation
  • Tampa International Airport (15 minutes)
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport (40 minutes)
Policies
  • No pets

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

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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
Meal plan - continental
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
Security
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

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.

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

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
76 out of 76
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
4

88% 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
Amanda M.
Family
N/A
Jul 31, 2015

Family trip

Overall the room was just what we were looking for except for the floor. The carpet was disgusting. We had to wear flip flops or designate a pair of socks as junk socks to wear around the room. The carpet needs a good cleaning or better yet replaced. We noticed the soles of our feet getting black from how dirty the carpet was. Very hard to tell a two year old they can't go on the floor and can only play on the bed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
javier r.
Business
N/A
Jul 25, 2015

great hotel

Clean and comfortable. Can't beat the price for how nice and clean the place is. Great breakfast with plenty of options. Quiet and plenty to do around.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jennifer J.
Family
N/A
Jul 19, 2015

Awesome family trip

We loved the pool. We were in it every day we stayed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Deedub
Couples
N/A
Jun 15, 2015

Not too bad

Smelled, but they found us a different room that was better. Good location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Maggie
Single
N/A
Jun 3, 2015

Good location, probably would not stay here again.

Staff was nice and helpful but no one was in office when I checked out at 5:50 am so could not get a copy of my bill. No luggage carts makes many trips for carrying stuff. A few problems in room got quick resolution. I had clean towels but sheets not changed. Dead bugs in bathroom not removed so probably did not clean room often. Smoking area right outside nonsmoking room. Bed was not uncomfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TTesni
Family
Dublin
May 14, 2015

Quick overnight stay

We needed a room for just one night and didn't want to spend too much. This place was a great surprise. We were upgraded to a suite. We had a problem with the bathroom right after getting the room and Athina at the front desk immediately moved us to a new room. Nice breakfast for the money. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shawna S.
Family
Eagan
Apr 6, 2015

Bargain hotel fairly close to cruise terminal

Not within walking distance of much except a gas station & a BBQ place. Domino's delivers, thankfully. About a 10-min drive to the cruise terminals. Really loud air conditioner scared the bejezus out of us every time it kicked on, but we got used to it before bedtime.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jennifer N.
Single
N/A
Mar 21, 2015

Girl traveling alone

Hotel was clean and area was safe. It was a little noisy at times, but only because it was booked solid and people were arriving or leaving. If you need a place to rest your head for a good price, this is a good one to do it at. Only reason that it got a 3 for room comfort is that I couldn't get the AC to get colder, but I tend to like it very cold while I sleep, so it probably won't be a problem for most.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gerald O.
Family
Eganville
Feb 9, 2015

Great for senior couple.

It was a very nice place to settle into after flying into Tampa and arriving very late in the evening. It was very quiet and we enjoyed a good sleep. Would recommend it to others even though it is a bit away from the airport. It was easy to get too and probably not as noisy as places nearer the airport might have been

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Domyork
Single
Columbia, SC
Dec 1, 2014

great location

friendly staff as well. Close to Ybor and the base.Malls and shopping - everything within a short drive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

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