$63 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 17, 2015 Check-out: May 20, 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
79 reviews
Bargain hotel fairly close to cruise terminal

Not within walking distance of much except a gas station & a BBQ place. Domino's delivers,... See full review

  • Shawna S.
  • Apr 6, 2015
Girl traveling alone

Hotel was clean and area was safe. It was a little noisy at times, but only because it was booked... See full review

  • Jennifer N.
  • Mar 21, 2015
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.

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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
79 out of 79
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.9
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

4
5.01.0
Shawna S.
Business
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:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jennifer N.
Business
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:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gerald O.
Business
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:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Domyork
Business
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:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Carlitos913pa
Business
Akron, OH
Dec 1, 2014

Budget accomodations

This hotel is very nice, for the price. Located close to the airport, and in a safe area. Highly recommended.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Justin26
Business
Hollywood
Aug 3, 2014

Decent

Room looked clean but the carpets were very dirty. I suppose that is acceptable for a cheap hotel though.

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

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
chersanrn
Business
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
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rose Couple
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

easy drive to sporting events

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Suites South Tampa Airport

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
BackPack2014
Business
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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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