"I had a pleasant 3-day hotel stay. The staff was friendly and helpful. Good food with super service. The key for the elevator was tricky, but I finally mastered it. Relax and enjoy all the amenities.2016-09-11"
"The ocean view is worth the higher rate at this hotel. Great room, and the view was priceless. The staff was extremely accommodating. Delicious on-site food. Pay for the lounge chairs with the umbrella. I'm looking forward to staying here again.2016-05-15"
"As I was packing to leave, I found a hypodermic needle next to my parked truck. I wasn't happy about that. Don't stay at this hotel.2020-05-26"
"The hotel was dirty and poorly maintained. There were lots of safety issues.2019-04-16"
"The room door wouldn't close properly, and there was so much noise outside that I couldn't sleep. There were cockroaches in the bathroom, and the bathroom door wouldn't close at all. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to a dog, much less a human.2019-03-21"
"The hotel was nice and clean. Stay here.2019-01-25"
"The hotel was fine, and the rates were reasonable. I had no problems.2018-08-24"
"The hotel was clean and comfortable, and the employees were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay.2018-08-20"
"The hotel was convenient and clean, and the staff was terrific during Hurricane Irma. The power was sporadic from room to room, so it was challenging for all; some rooms had AC but no lights, other rooms had no AC but had lights and TV power. The employees even ran an extension cord from a working outlet to make as much coffee as they could. I'd definitely stay here again.2017-09-14"
"Lovely room. The staff was helpful and friendly. Nice pool and exercise room. The hotel was under construction, but it will be beautiful when completed. Enjoy your stay.2016-10-26"
"Clean hotel with pleasant housekeepers and front desk clerks. Breakfast had some hot items, cereal, and rolls. Limited fruit. We were pleased with our choice.2016-03-31"
"A typical Howard Johnson hotel. There was a $17 per day "resort fee" that paid for WiFi, parking, and use of the pool. No breakfast included.2019-12-26"
"The hotel charged a resort fee for 2 bottles of water and use of sand toys. The WiFi didn't work. The room was clean but old. Paint was chipping off the walls, and the AC cycled loudly on and off. The bathtub leaked about 5 gallons of water every 15 minutes. Don't stay here.2018-11-16"
"The hotel was outdated, and parking was limited. Not what I expected.2018-07-03"
"An OK hotel.2017-11-19"
"Price was OK, but don't expect much in the way of luxury. Hotel was old and dated. Room was clean except the tile grout. Clean but rough bedsheets. Awful patio door. The pool area was great.2015-03-06"
"Nice motel with clean, cozy rooms and great customer service. Enjoy the beautiful pool area.2018-09-26"
"A nice, clean motel.2017-02-27"
"The room and bed were comfortable, and we had easy access to the fenced dog-walking area. The AC didn't work well, though. The motel clerk was pleasant and helpful, and made sure we were satisfied with our stay. Highly recommend.2016-08-08"
"Close to beaches. Reasonably priced, quiet motel. Great place to stay.2015-04-02"
"Horrible motel stay. The room was actually nice, but a party started at 10:30 PM in the pool area, which was right by our room. We called the front desk 3 times about the noise, but nothing was done. Don't stay here.2016-04-04"
"Close to restaurants and stores. Good value. I was happy with the cleanliness, and the courtyard was wonderful. The motel staff was incredibly warm and helpful. Surprisingly good choices at breakfast. I highly recommend staying here.2016-03-14"
"We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The room was nice and thoroughly cleaned each day. The employees were pleasant and helpful.2015-08-07"
"I was disappointed with my hotel stay in Building 1. I could hear everyone in the hallways, other rooms, and a bus outside. There was dust on the dresser. Took a long time for water to heat up. The staff was pleasant and helpful.2015-04-12"
"Convenient to Tropicana Field, but the neighborhood wasn't the best. The hotel was updated but needed a little maintenance. The staff was friendly and helpful, and breakfast was good.2017-09-23"
"A real nice hotel. I recommend staying here.2017-06-12"
"Convenient to the Rays ballpark, restaurants, and beaches. The room was nice and clean and met our expectations. The hotel clerks were helpful, and you couldn't ask for a better group of breakfast attendants. Definitely stay here.2016-08-29"
"Excellent beach access right behind the hotel. We were upgraded to a penthouse with an unbelievable view. The staff was efficient and helpful. Don't recommend Bongos, the restaurant and tiki bar next door; the staff was rude and unprofessional. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives nearby.2016-01-09"
"The motel room was clean, and the check-in clerk was personable. Good bang for the buck.2016-03-03"
"This motel was the worst. Had to pay just to get towels for the pool that was cold as ice. No local information available, and the staff wasn't friendly. When I went to check out, they ran to see the room, which was insulting.2015-11-24"
"The motel staff was disrespectful. Look for another place to stay.2015-06-14"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.