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Old October 10th, 2004, 10:23 AM
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Default Tampa-Holiday Inn Express

Cruising out of Tampa in Feb 2005.

I found a deal with the Holiday Inn express, 99.00 (four of us) free parking for the duration of the cruise, 35.00 gets you to the port with all your luggage.

Is this a good deal or could I do better? Also has anyone stayed there? Is it a nice area?

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Old October 18th, 2004, 08:24 AM
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Hey Donna!

I found the same deal last week. I have not stayed in that particular HIE, But I have satyed in one in Connectiicut. My DH and I were both very impressed. The rooms and public areas were clean, the desk clerk was friendly (even at 4 AM when we checked in), bathroom was bigger than average and the bed was very comfy. The free continental breakfast is better than I have seen at any hotel that I have stayed in. And what they say about the cinnamon buns is really true!!! Yummy!

Sounds like a good deal to me!!!

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Old October 18th, 2004, 08:47 PM
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My wife and I stayed at a HIE some time ago when we cruised out of Tampa. We stayed at the one near the airport (3 - 4 miles) and also very near the stadium where the Bucaneers play. At that time it was newly reno'd and was quite nice with an excellent cont breakfast. Best of all - it was immediately adjacent to a steak house which served up the best steaks we have ever eaten. We had one before the cruise and made a point to also have one after we returned.
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Old January 25th, 2005, 11:11 AM
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We are cruising out of Tampa in February also. We need a hotel for the night before and the night after the cruise. I was wanting a hotel that I could leave the van at and not pay the parking at the pier. How did you book it?
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Old January 26th, 2005, 10:54 AM
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What is the address of the hotel?
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Old January 27th, 2005, 09:07 AM
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We stayed at the Chase Suites. They offered free parking and transporation to the pier. Also had a free breakfast. We're a large family so we booked a 2 bedroom suite which was $159/night. We're staying there again this year. I booked on-line. They're owned by Woodfin Suites so you have to get in under the Woodfin site.

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