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This hotel was very close to the Hard Rock Casino. We had about a ten minute drive to get there. The rates sure beat $400 a night to stay on casino property.

Pretty decent hotel. Friendly staff members. Would recommend to anyone who wants to book a hotel near the fairgrounds and the casino. 👍

Good location and fair price. The breakfast was good and the hotel is very clean.

All the staff was was very courteous and professional. Breakfast was great as always. Things that need improving are the bathrooms need fans, the back of the bathroom door was covered in paint splatter, and only one slow always dirty elevator.

Everything was fine, until we returned from our evening out. Im assuming it was the night manager who looked at my husband and I like we had three heads when we came through the back entrance. He was using a knee scooter, that is the only way to describe who he was, as I didn't see a name badge or anything that would identify him. He didn't great us or anything. He just stood there looking at us, like we shouldn't be there. Terrible customer service. He should not be a manager. The rest of the staff was very nice and helpful. Because of his rude behavior, and unprofessionalism, I will never stay at another Holiday Inn. The only other thing bad is that you hear everything from other guests, as the walls are paper thin. Not at all what we expected from a good named hotel.

There were roaches in the room and in the bathroom.

It was amazing. I would definitely recommend this Hotel.

Clean hotel. Friendly staff. Nice beds. Good breakfast

Great location, less than 2 miles from the Hard Rock Cafe/casino and across the street from the State Fair grounds but parking is limited.

Bright,clean hotel with very clesn rokms. Staff was pleasant and helpful qith directions. OJ was watery but hot breakfast was good and plentiful. Would definately stay there agail

Welcomed by very friendly staff! Room was very clean. Breakfast food quality was good. Only issue is thermostat for air conditiong not too easy to work. However, the air conditioning we can vouch that they do work quite well! We were freezing! All in all we would absolutely stay ythere again and recommend it to a friend!

Should be renovated. Room was muggy. Not so clean.

All great. In issue, the bed I slept on squeaked a bit. Room 603. The one closest to the a/c and window.

Elm Fair Boulevard Tampa FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Florida State Fairgrounds and MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Florida State Fairgrounds is within a 5-minute walk of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Fairgrounds-Casino, an IHG Hotel while other popular sites like MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre are within a 15-minute stroll. This 76-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Fairgrounds-Casino, an IHG Hotel's 76 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and safes are also available.


Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Fairgrounds-Casino, an IHG Hotel have access to an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is available if you drive. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a business center, a computer station, and express check-in.

Room options

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Mobility Tub)

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Mobility Tub)

1 Twin Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Fairgrounds-Casino, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (14) Couples (10) Business (3) Family (9) Friends (2) Other (1)
5
Partner Couples

This hotel was very close to the Hard Rock Casino. We had about a ten minute drive to get there. The rates sure beat $400 a night to stay on casino property.

By on Jun 6, 2021

5
Family

Pretty decent hotel. Friendly staff members. Would recommend to anyone who wants to book a hotel near the fairgrounds and the casino. 👍

By on May 3, 2021

5
Everyone

By on Feb 21, 2021

2
Everyone

By on Feb 20, 2021

4
Everyone

By on Sep 20, 2020

5
Business Business

Good location and fair price. The breakfast was good and the hotel is very clean.

By , from Oxford, MS on Nov 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 25, 2019

Thank you for staying with us!

5
Friends Family

All the staff was was very courteous and professional. Breakfast was great as always. Things that need improving are the bathrooms need fans, the back of the bathroom door was covered in paint splatter, and only one slow always dirty elevator.

By on Aug 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 10, 2019

Thank you for letting us know of some of the items we need to address. I hope you will come back and stay with us again soon. Kind regards, Frances

2
Family

Everything was fine, until we returned from our evening out. Im assuming it was the night manager who looked at my husband and I like we had three heads when we came through the back entrance. He was using a knee scooter, that is the only way to describe who he was, as I didn't see a name badge or anything that would identify him. He didn't great us or anything. He just stood there looking at us, like we shouldn't be there. Terrible customer service. He should not be a manager. The rest of the staff was very nice and helpful. Because of his rude behavior, and unprofessionalism, I will never stay at another Holiday Inn. The only other thing bad is that you hear everything from other guests, as the walls are paper thin. Not at all what we expected from a good named hotel.

By on Aug 12, 2019

1
Everyone

There were roaches in the room and in the bathroom.

By on Jul 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 10, 2019

Please contact the hotel directly to address to speak about your concerns further. Kind regards Frances

4
Everyone

By on Jun 1, 2019

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Fairgrounds-Casino, an IHG Hotel

8610 Elm Fair Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33610
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