"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"The hotel was outdated, and parking was limited.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"
"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"
"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"
"Wish the balconies were more private; we didn't like looking at our neighbor having coffee in the morning. Convenient having a washer and dryer in the room. Excellent staff and housekeepers; they were hard workers. We enjoyed our time at this hotel.2015-03-01"
"My room smelled strongly of mold; it was disgusting. No other rooms were available until the next day, when I moved and was charged an upgrade fee. The motel shouldn't put guests in the 1st room in its current condition.2015-04-30"
"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"
"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"
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.