Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa North-Fletcher Avenue3.0 out of 5.0
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My family has stayed in RI's before. After reading some of the other reviews, no this was not the newest one of them but it is well kept and the staff was top notch. They were very attentive to or needs and we're available if we needed anything. The coffee ran out when I went down for breakfast ..... guess I shouldn't have waited until 915AM to go down (breakfast ends at 10AM) I was shown to the other pot while the staff made a fresh pot. There was someone cleaning the breakfast area each morning we were there (3days). Thank you to the staff for being so nice. Have a blessed year and I will see you again when my plans bring me back to Tampa.
The bed was awful and both of us had a bad nights sleep---very uncomfortable. The water spout in the bathtub is not even fastened to the wall. Many bumps and scrapes on furniture and woodwork. We usually stay at Residence Inns (stay at two in the last two months) but never again at this one.
The hotel is very nice & clean. The Staff is very personable, friendly and attentive. The kitchen offers everyday free breakfast that is amazing! The food is delicious, have a large selection to choose from. On Mondays thru Wednesday they have starting at 6:00-7:30 pm get togethers with appetizers, snacks, salads, etc... wine & beer all free! Jenira and Sal are super attentive and helpful making anything you might need available. It is a great opportunity to come back to the hotel and unwind at the same time meeting new friends who are staying. This hotel is truly Pet Friendly! Is perfect for business commute, families, tourists, singles, couples, or patients attending Moffitt Cancer Center as well as their Families or relatives. It has laundry room facility. Our room was large and had a fully equipped kitchenette, toiletries, and very comfortable furniture as well as the Bed mattress and Pillows. Housekeeping keeps the rooms super clean. They offer the local newspaper free for everyone at the front desk where Tangela, Karla and Gloria are at your service with great smiles and always greeting everyone making you feel welcome. The pool is very nice, also a jacuzzi, barbecue grill, basketball hoop. The grounds are well kept and the area is serene and quiet. In the lobby area they have the snack/drinks/food stand and coolers. Victor and Angel were also very helpful and friendly. We stayed for 14 days and we were very pleased with everything. We had a fabulous stay. They are many people who stay at the hotel who attend, visit or have treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center and the hotel offers them shuttle services. We are Marriott Gold Members and we can attest that we had stayed in many Hotels, this is one of the ones who everyone in the Staff makes you feel special, welcome, and will go above and beyond to make your stay fabulous. We will definatelly stay here again when visiting the Tampa area, and we recommended to anyone who is visiting Bush Gardens or Tampa North.
We rented the two room hotel suite. It was perfect for our family of 6. The hotel has a nice outdoor area, with a pool, hot tub, grill, basketball, and loungers. They did socials a few nights, and offered the guests beer or wine. The breakfast was good, and the food was kept stocked. We would definitely stay here again!
I brought my girls high school basketball team to Tampa to play in a weekend team camp. One of my goals was to room the girls together for the weekend to see how they would bond with each other, if at all. The two bedroom suites with two queen beds, two full baths, a queen sleeper in the living room and full kitchen was just the ticket for what I wanted to accomplish. The front desk staff was very accommodating and tried to get the girls/parents as close together as possible, all the while putting me on a separate floor away from the "fun". This hotel was conveniently located between our camp and I-75 with restaurants and gas stations near by. The rooms were clean, they have a laundry on the 2nd floor and breakfast is free. They have a good variety of entrees for breakfast ranging from scrambled eggs to oat meal. The eggs were a little dry but overall the meals were great. I usually stay at Residence Inns and decided to give my team the experience to stay at a high end hotel. Overall, my experiment went well, we didn't win a game during team camp but the girls loved eating pizza by the pool and getting to know each other, which made the former a little more palatable. We will stay here again next year when we come back for camp and hopefully a few wins.
When my husband and I travel, we prefer staying in "suite" hotels, Marriott usually topping our list. So, when I had to go to Moffitt Cancer Center for a consultation, and because it was the top-listed hotel on the Center's hotel list, we chose this Residence Inn. All I can say is, "Shame, shame!" And, I am basing the following review not only on my experiences in other Residence Inns but also on my experiences in other similar hotels: We arrived about 3:30 in the afternoon, figuring if our room wasn't ready we could at least relax in the lobby until the 4 p.m. check-in. When we walked into the facility there was no one at the front desk and no way to summon them (like the old-fashioned bell). After waiting about 5 minutes, and hearing movement from the office behind the desk, we yelled out, "Hello!" several times. Finally, a very pleasant and ultimately helpful young man checked us in. We took our keys, fetched our luggage and went to the room. Guess what? Neither key worked, so we went back to the front desk, where the keys were re-keyed and guess what? Yup, we still got the red light. Back again, keys were re-programmed but this time the front desk gentleman very nicely walked us to our room to make sure they would work! And, guess what, they did! When we walked into the room, we were disappointed by the size (other Inns have spacious one-bedroom suites; in this one when we both were in a room it seemed overcrowded), but since we were there for only one night we thought "OK, we'll suck it up." As we checked out the space we noticed it was shabby and not as clean as I would like. After checking for bed bugs (which I do in every place I stay), I was satisfied enough to stay the night. In some respects (see list below) this was not a good decision: 1. The pull-out couch's mattress was dirty (ink stains, dingy/dirty looking) and the springs could be felt. The actual couch wasn't too bad. 2.There was no grab bar in the tub. I have bad knees but do not need an accessible room since this was the first hotel I have stayed in since the ADA became law that didn't have a grab bar in every bathroom. I pointed this out to a woman at the front desk whose answer was basically that by law they weren't required to have grab bars except in accessible rooms. Really??? In Florida, where there are a lot of older adults and in a hotel that is populated by cancer patients? What was Moffitt thinking in recommending this place? To get in and out of the tub I had to use the towel bar for support, which seems to me to be dangerous. 3. When I went to print some papers I needed to bring with me to the hospital, the printer wouldn't work. The woman who was at he front desk was very helpful and got it working, which consisted of plugging the printer into the computer. Why was it unplugged in the first place? 4. At one point the TVs went wonky. Five minutes later it began storming, so I think this was caused by the weather since they use a dish provider. It came back as soon the rain subsided. 5. Since it was raining we were grateful for the cocktail buffet, which had ambitious offerings of smoked brisket, pulled pork, corn bread, potato salad and more. The food was tasty but since there was only one woman working not refilled quickly enough and there wasn't enough silverware and plates, and to a lot of other patrons' consternation, there was no beer because as they were told someone forgot to order it. Kudos to the woman who managed not only to keep things going but also kept smiling and being pleasant. 6. This is what I call the "Ewww Factor": Found a hair on the bathtub wall that didn't belong to either me or my husband and live bugs were in the bathroom fixture. 7. Free breakfast is a wonderful perk, especially when guests have early appointments or work to get to. The offering was mediocre but would've worked if the eggs had been at least warm, the turkey sausage not dried out and the toaster working. The lovely woman who was working the previous night also serviced the breakfast, again being very pleasant. She even went out of her way to get the toaster working (but why would she have to do this?). On the plus side: 1. Many of the hotel staff were very friendly and accommodating. 2. The rubber ducky on the bathtub added a whimsical touch. Nice, especially for families with children. 3. Pillows were great. As a female traveler, I find most, if not all, hotels are not very woman-friendly, and this place was no exception to that observation. The following are my chronic complaints: 1. The TV channels offered tend to favor men's tastes. 2. I personally hate when the sink is not in the bathroom but in an area just outside with no door. I like my privacy when I am flossing, cleansing, etc. Why not make just one larger bathroom? 3. Lighting was not conducive to putting on makeup; in fact it was quite dim throughout. How expensive would a makeup mirror with lights be to install? Men, too, have certain grooming needs they need good lighting for. 4. How much more expensive is double-ply toilet paper? 5. Not enough trash cans. 6. Providing shampoo, conditioner, soap and body wash is nice, but how about also having small spray can of air freshener? In summary, I'd say our stay was at best mediocre and that this particular Inn consider its core customers – older adults and hospital patients and caregivers. A total makeover could make this a four-star facility.
I stayed at this Residence Inn for a trip with my daughter's for a trip to tour USF. Great location for a USF visit. The Marriott standard is meet, however the building is really old. I woukd suggest a remodel. I found that both the Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn (down the street) are both really old buildings. This location was nice and quiet. The fireplace in the suite is a nice touch in the winter I am sure! So my one complaint was the breakfast. It was horrible!! Even my kids couldn't really eat it. Only the waffles were decent. I travel.every 2 weeks and normally I can at least do eggs and toast. Or some fruits. But the eggs were horrible. The fruit wasn't the normal fresh fruit...but canned with syrup. So I settled on a boiled egg and a banana. So much for getting a nice full breakfast before an all day USF campus tour! So I then had to buy food on campus. So this to me make the cost of the suite not worth it. I think the cost is justified with inclusion of breakfast. So in this case just remember you might need to go get your family something. Dunkin Donuts is right down the street. Lol. But overall still a decent location and property.
Nice place to stay. Only there 1 night but room was large and had a kitchen area and also had a sofa bed. Good breakfast and friendly staff. Includes other amenities such as pool, fitness room, business center, snack area and coffee. BBQ grill available for use. Close to the State Fairgrounds. Went to Concert there.
Not quite sure how old this is - but if it is not one of the first Residence Inns, then it has aged prematurely.This facility looks like its brothers, but everything is tired and worn. It needs a complete refit. In addition, the room air conditioning is very noisy, the "lite bites" night consisted of sad carrot and celery pieces and stale tortilla chips and at breakfast, the oatmeal was all water with beads of uncooked oatmeal . Definitely not up to Marriott standards.
Last minute plans changed and I needed a room for the night. I arrived at the Residence Inn Tampa North after a brief internet search. I was very pleased with the surrounding area upon my arrival. Lots of trees and tranquility, slightly off the main road which provided a much different feel, knowing that I was in Tampa. The front desk staff was wonderful and helpful in getting me checked in. I was surprised to hear that the hotel was providing a free dinner from a local restaurant. Although I could of made a meal out of chicken wings and a salad, it wasn't quite what we needed that night. The manager obviously made an attempt to locate a fan for my room, seeing that I always travel with one and didn't have it. When we arrived back to our room from dinner, there was an awesome fan in my room! The room was very spacious and elegant. We had a studio, which had a full kitchen with fridge. The room was clean, and the bed was adequate without lumps or dips. The staff was always happy to see you and helpful at any time. I was very impressed with the overall appearance of the property and facilities. The free breakfast was one of the best that I have had at a hotel. I did notice that they did have a shuttle van but unknown where it will take you. I noticed that the pool and hot tub looked appealing, although I did not use it. I did enjoy the workout room, small but very adequate.
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