Days Inn North Of Busch Gardens

2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 Stars

701 E Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, Florida, 33612, United States
Days Inn Tampa/North of Busch Gardens
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Costs 44% less but rated 50% lower than other 2.5 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families50
  • Couples20
  • Solo0
  • Business0

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Nice Location!

by butterfly_girl about Days Inn Tampa/Rocky Point

I thought this hotel was a great find. For a $50 a night this place was a deal. The rooms are basic and clean, but it's the surroundings and proximity to the airport that makes this a gem. It is only minutes from the airport on a bridge surrounded by water. The fun thing about this hotel is that there is a cool little Tiki bar and restaurant on site. There was a really good band playing at the Tiki bar and the food was good at the restaurant. Since we arrived late, it was nice to have our evening entertainment covered at the hotel....we grabbed a beer, listened to some music and then afterwards, headed back a few steps to our room. The bathrooms could use a little updating, but if you are not picky about things like that, this would be a good choice for a night or two, especially if you are coming or going from the Tampa airport.


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Safe Neighborhoods/Hotels

by scaricoup

Can anyone tell me if the neighborhood around the Best Western on S. Dale Mabry is a good place or can you recommend another hotel in a safe part of Tampa? Thanks!

Re: Safe Neighborhoods/Hotels

by GenXVoice

Assuming you are referring to the BW just before you hit Kennedy - yes. You are in a safe neighborhood, but use common sense as any place in the center of town has its moments after certain hours of the night. Also, you are very near Palma Ceia (better known as South Tampa) and the Old Hyde Park a short taxi away from great restaurants and funky shoppes. Just take S. Howard all the way to the end and you are there. Kennedy is the main strip that runs E/W and Dale Mabry is the main cross street. Unfortunately, the Westshore area of Tampa leaves much to be desired to the traveler. More for business. I would get off Dale Mabry in terms of nightlife and head down to South Tampa or over to Ybor for a night out away from the tourist traps and local riff raff/college boys who can't hold their liquor. You'll leave town much more satisfied with your experience with this historical city and its artistic platform.

Re: Safe Neighborhoods/Hotels

by cdean

South Dale Mabry is a high traffic north/south highway, with lots of stores and restaurants. I live a couple of miles away and other than the traffic, I believe this area to be quite safe..

Another motel nearby that is an "independent" and established in the area is the Tahitian Inn also on South Dale Mabry - but set back a little off the main thoroughfare... it has been there for years and I've heard nothing but good things.


Travel Tips for Tampa

The haves and the have-nots

by toddleem

Tampa strikes me as New Orleans Part 2-a few wealthly people (from other cities) and a boatload of low wage jobs built around tourism, call centers, contract manufacturing, and awful schools. Tampa is a fun place if you are 1) single, 2) are not real ambitious about you career (maybe you can run that call center someday!), 3) like to party. It is not family friendly unless you are wealthy enough to afford one of the few good private schools in the area or lucky enough to get into a magnet school. Despite a great tax system, value-added businesses avoid Floritucky like the plague as the labor force sucks. No biotech, no real tech, very little advertising, no or little money mgmt (lots of sleazeball brokers). By the way, Tampa shouldn't have a city flag but a brass pole. Strip city. Neck it up!

fort de soto beach

by doug48

when in the tampa area a great place to visit are the pinellas county beaches. fort de soto county park is a beautiful oasis in the tampa-st. pete metropolitain urban sprawl. fort de soto park offers a beautitul unspoiled beach, historic fort desoto, camping, fishing, and a ferry to edgmont key state park. fort de soto park is located on the southern most tip of the pinellas peninsula in south saint petersburg. from downtown tampa take I-275 across tampa bay then south past downtown saint petersburg. exit I-275 at pinellas bayway to terra verde. the address is 3500 pinellas bay way south.

Tampa's Cigar Industry-Cigar Capital of the World!

by Ewingjr98

In the heyday of the cigar industry, Tampa had some 200 cigar factories producing millions of hand-rolled cigars each month, and was the largest producer of cigars int he world. This industry started in 1879 when Vicente Martinez Ybor moved his factory here from Key West, and other big manufacturers followed. Most of the factory workers were Cuban immigrants, who spoke Spanish and are credited with creating the Cuban sandwich. During the Great Depression, the cigar industry suffered and almost disappeared from Tampa. Today, just a few small manufacturers still exist in the city.

Today, about 24 of the old cigar factories still stand, 10 in West Tampa, west of the Hillsborough River and the bulk of them east of the river in and around Ybor City. The factories were typically built on an east-west axis with plenty of windows allowing for good lighting throughout the day, since the factories did not have electric lights. Many of this buildings are now in use as as offices, warehouses, industrial facilities, shopping centers, government offices, churches, or are vacant; none of these former factories are used for cigar production any more.

In Ybor there is a historical marker that says the following:


In 1886 two cigar factories were completed
at Tampa signaling the founding of the
industry in the area. Pioneer manufacturer
was Vicente Martinez Ybor, a native of Spain,
who had made cigars in Havana and Key West
Ybor's move to Tampa was prompted by better
transportation and favorable terms offered by
Tampa's Board of Trade. Due to the efforts
of Ybor and his associates, Tampa became a
world tobacco manufacturing center.

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Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Tampa Bay Downs - horse racing

by tampa_shawn

A pretty nice track. Offers in and outdoor areas, restaurants etc.

I've been to some group events here that were nice. They cater.

Also offers poker

I don't know a thing about horses, horse racing or gambling but every time I've been here I've had a good time. See the website if you want to learn about betting etc (under education on their website below)

11225 Racetrack Rd., Tampa, Florida 33626
Main Phone (813) 855-4401
Toll Free (866)-TBDOWNS (823-6967)


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 Days Inn North Of Busch Gardens

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Address: 701 E Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, Florida, 33612, United States