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Rodeway Inn Near Ybor City - Casino

1.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

You get what you pay for!!!!! Not a great area of Tampa. The rooms are run down and have roaches. This could be because most of the guest are using this motel as permanent living. Not the friendliest staff and most don't speak or understand English. On the positive, real close to interstate.

This is the worst hotel in the area! Location is in the ghetto. The rooms are dirty with pads and tampons all over. Burn holes in the curtains and bed sheets! They smelled like they've never been washed. The door to the bathrooms didn't close and the AC was broken in one of our rooms and they didn't refund or give a discount for the inconvenience of having to have the door opened in a unsafe area. The breakfast that they promise is filled with roaches overall I would NEVER recommend this hotel !

I booked last minute and this hotel was available. I booked for 2 nights but only stayed 1. My door wouldn't shut properly, the guys next door partied all night and it was extremely loud. The floors were filthy and the tub felt like I was going to fall through.

Came here's thinking a casino was connected or close to hotel not down the road but over all was a nice hotel I would definitely come back

Wow not a great choice. King bed was dropping in the middle walls were dirty bathroom was dirty. Room smelled horrible and right in the middle of a not so good area. I will never return to this hotel.

Was not cleaned, card did not work on door they have us, had to get a new one

It was a nice safe place with easy access to the interstate.

The minute I got there I felt very uneasy, people just loitering around for no reason. I thought I saw street walkers and people selling drugs. The minute I arrived in my room I noticed the floor to the room was just recently washed with too much detergent, so the floor was very slippery, and with an unknown detergent that would not dry. The residence next to my room seemed like they were a family of six that would not keep quiet. I asked to be moved to another room. The only thing nice about this place was the receptionist, she was too nice to be working in a place like this. I glad I was only staying for one night, I would definitely never bring my family to this place. Also the phone to my room could not even call the front desk. I paid roughly $80, They should not charge more than $35, and that would be stretching it.

Needed a one night stay before a cruise. They're trying to remodel but definitely need to get newer furniture. Night stands were old and beat up and the chair in the room looked like it was from the 70's. Vanity in the bathroom looked terrible also. Okay I guess for the money but would look for a better place next time.

Older hotel that has been nicely remolded. However the shower did not work, made for an unpleasant stay. Was also disappointing that the hotel was not within walking distance to either Ybor City or the Casino and eluded to. It is in an area of town you wold not want to walk after dark. Lots of sketch pedestrian traffic and panhandlers hanging out around the perimeter of the property and neighboring gas stations.

The Staff has been helpful, especially with mother using a wheelchair. The housekeeping staff has been wonderful, and I love that each and every room has a mini fridge a microwave, and a hairdryer.

Had lots of fun great areathe casino wasn't very far the pool is really clean the area was convenient close to everything around have a great time I would recommend this room great price

The staff was very fast at checking me in which was good because I arrived at 2:00 am after a long drive. The rooms were clean and they had flat screen TVs which was nice! I would definitely come back if the room was still a good price.

This is a perfectly fine hotel for when you're on the road and just need a place to crash for the night before moving on early the next day. The location is not in the best part of town, but aside from that, this was a perfectly acceptable motel.

unsafe neighborhood. did not like the surrounding neighborhood. I didnot feel i would be safe there.

worst hotel ever stayed at...should be motel...right next to the ghetto...room was nasty....and hotel is run down...would not recommend to anybody!!!

If you're looking for something cheap and decent, you're at the right place. No extras or extreme details, but not a bad place to lay your head.

Elevators were broken, TV remote control was missing, temp outside was about 76 and the pool was freezing cold. Most hotels I've been to will allow for a complimentary late checkout, but they charged $5/hour

It was pretty from a far then got uglier and uglier as we got closer and inside.

I have been to many inexpensive and old hotels, but this is by far the worst hotel experience I have ever had. At a glance and upon arrival I had an open mind and knew what to expect ... or so I thought. The area seemed unsafe, the service was horrible, and didn't get an hour of sleep due to several reasons. At one point they ran out of towels and only had one person on staff. He had to go to the laundry area to grab towels for us, and returned with dirty, smokey, stained towels that were damp. Clearly used, and very unsanitary. We had just witnessed a shooting in the area, and when returning to our rooms late at night, we could not get into our rooms due to key resetting. It felt very unsafe. The breakfast in the morning was extremely limited. The front desk lost our friends reservations and we were delayed obtaining our room. Our bed had a blood stain on the inside cover for the matress. I could go on.... but these are just a few of the bad experiences that we had. I will say that their air conditioning was great - but that's it. When my friend complained the front desk didn't do anything. She then complained to the manager through email later - they offered her a 20% discount on her next stay at that hotel. I laughed. I couldn't believe that's all they had to offer, not to mention we wouldn't go back there if they paid us.

2904 Melbourne Blvd. Tampa FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Business center

Rodeway Inn Near Ybor City - Casino places you within a 10-minute drive of popular sights such as Ritz Ybor and Florida State Fairgrounds. This 75-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Tampa and also close to MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.


Dining

Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

All 75 air-conditioned rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and phones. LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Desks are also standard.


Property features

At Rodeway Inn Near Ybor City - Casino, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a cruise ship terminal shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Rodeway Inn Near Ybor City - Casino

Everyone (10) Couples (7) Business (4) Family (5) Friends (2) Other (3)
1

be very careful

Everyone

You get what you pay for!!!!! Not a great area of Tampa. The rooms are run down and have roaches. This could be because most of the guest are using this motel as permanent living. Not the friendliest staff and most don't speak or understand English. On the positive, real close to interstate.

By , from West Virginia on Nov 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 27, 2017

Thank you for your review and rating. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay. Please note that your comments are important to us, we will be passing to our management team for review. Thank you.

1

worst hotel ever!

Everyone

This is the worst hotel in the area! Location is in the ghetto. The rooms are dirty with pads and tampons all over. Burn holes in the curtains and bed sheets! They smelled like they've never been washed. The door to the bathrooms didn't close and the AC was broken in one of our rooms and they didn't refund or give a discount for the inconvenience of having to have the door opened in a unsafe area. The breakfast that they promise is filled with roaches overall I would NEVER recommend this hotel !

By , from Tampa Florida on Oct 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 1, 2017

Thank you for your comments and review. We are very sorry for any inconvenience you experienced during your stay. Please note that exceptional housekeeping is a high priority for us, and what you experienced is not our standard. We will be passing along all of your comments to our management team for review. Thank you.

1

drugs and thugs

Everyone

I booked last minute and this hotel was available. I booked for 2 nights but only stayed 1. My door wouldn't shut properly, the guys next door partied all night and it was extremely loud. The floors were filthy and the tub felt like I was going to fall through.

By on May 18, 2017

4

nice but misleading

Everyone

Came here's thinking a casino was connected or close to hotel not down the road but over all was a nice hotel I would definitely come back

By , from Cleveland, Oh on May 10, 2017

1
Everyone

Wow not a great choice. King bed was dropping in the middle walls were dirty bathroom was dirty. Room smelled horrible and right in the middle of a not so good area. I will never return to this hotel.

By on Mar 21, 2017

2
Everyone

Was not cleaned, card did not work on door they have us, had to get a new one

By on Jan 29, 2017

4

nice. simple. affordable. safe. easy parking.

Everyone

It was a nice safe place with easy access to the interstate.

By on Jan 9, 2017

2

i felt like i was going to get mugged.

Everyone

The minute I got there I felt very uneasy, people just loitering around for no reason. I thought I saw street walkers and people selling drugs. The minute I arrived in my room I noticed the floor to the room was just recently washed with too much detergent, so the floor was very slippery, and with an unknown detergent that would not dry. The residence next to my room seemed like they were a family of six that would not keep quiet. I asked to be moved to another room. The only thing nice about this place was the receptionist, she was too nice to be working in a place like this. I glad I was only staying for one night, I would definitely never bring my family to this place. Also the phone to my room could not even call the front desk. I paid roughly $80, They should not charge more than $35, and that would be stretching it.

By on Apr 1, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 2, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. All your comments are essential to educating our staff about good and bad service. We will ensure your feedback will be given to all. Furthermore, I will personally supervise that all your other complaints are addressed that everything will be in order on your next visit. We look forward to welcoming you back then.

3

quick place to sleep only

Everyone

Needed a one night stay before a cruise. They're trying to remodel but definitely need to get newer furniture. Night stands were old and beat up and the chair in the room looked like it was from the 70's. Vanity in the bathroom looked terrible also. Okay I guess for the money but would look for a better place next time.

By on Mar 7, 2016

2

not close to ybor city or the casino

Everyone

Older hotel that has been nicely remolded. However the shower did not work, made for an unpleasant stay. Was also disappointing that the hotel was not within walking distance to either Ybor City or the Casino and eluded to. It is in an area of town you wold not want to walk after dark. Lots of sketch pedestrian traffic and panhandlers hanging out around the perimeter of the property and neighboring gas stations.

By , from Jacksonville FL on Feb 22, 2016