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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Fairgrounds-Casino

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

Needed a hotel to stay at between a trip to Bush Gardens and Tampa International Airport. Located centrally between. Friendly front desk staff and great breakfast!

The staff was nice. I stayed there for two nights and the cleaning people kept knocking at 8 am when I'm trying to sleep that was a little annoying. The 4th floor smelled liked something was burning.


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!!!

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

This was a great trip! We stayed for a concert got ready in the room, relaxed, very quiet atmosphere, and got a great nights rest.

Good for the money, close to the Hard Rock Casino. The Shower rod was instaled incorectly in our room so the curtain would not stay closed, but other than that great room.

The Hotel is a great location for East Tampa attractions. We saw Body Works at MOSI, the Lowry Park Zoo, Hard Rock Casino and Ybor City. $10 cab service to the Casino.

The hotel hoilday inn express was very clean, good size room,desk and chair,kingsize bed, very comfortable,soft chair and stool,very easy to get anywhere in Tampafrom this location,very close to the Hard Rock casino which had excellant food. The hotel was very nice and the people went out of their to help you,very nice would stay there again if we return to Tampa again

8610 Elm Fair Boulevard Tampa FL

Located within a 5-minute walk of Florida State Fairgrounds, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Fairgrounds-Casino is within a 15-minute stroll of MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. This 76-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. It's also close to Bob Thomas Equestrian Center and Eureka Springs Regional Park.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay.


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Fairgrounds-Casino's 76 air-conditioned rooms provide sofa beds, microwaves, and refrigerators. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other amenities include coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls.

Property features

At Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Fairgrounds-Casino, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and an airport shuttle for a fee. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofabed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room

Twin 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2