Needs serious TLC.
People and management are politely accommodating, once remodeled it has a gem location.
Overall nice property. Room was clean and adequate. Hallways and elevators very dirty - needs daily cleaning. Pool was nice and grounds and outside parking was good.
Damage to walls, doors, bed. Stains on the wall.
Was a good value, and the staff were all nice. It looks like it'd be really pretty in good weather too.
Not worth it
Nice view of the Bay. Very easy to get too. Close to airports and the stadium. . Did not think the staff was very personable. I had to go to front desk every night to get clean towels. Only had 1 working elevator. Really do not appreciate paying $5 to park my car when i was a PAYING GUEST! Got charged $20 a night for some sort of fee as soon as I walked in the door! Very overpriced for the service you received.
There was holes in the ceiling, the tub didn’t drain and was dirty, and only one elevator worked
Needs some remodeling
They did a good job on the first impression when you walk in the door. Everything was nice updated and looked good. Past that was ok. Our floor didn’t feel clean, the back of the bathroom door where shower towels are hung had lots of hair all over the door. Our bathroom sink was very slow to drain and almost stopped up. The toilet kept running all day, I had to jiggle the handle to make it stop. The non-21 pool was disgusting!! It had not been vacuum out (rocks and grim in it)! All the patio bricks and patio furniture had bird poop all over it. But there were clean pool towels.
The hotel does not service rooms and they did not mention that it has to be requested. Only one elevator worked for whole week. Lats morning there was no warm water- clod shower is not nice. Carpets on the hallway should be cleaned.
Room was clean but hallway looked dirty and smelled musty. Room could use a comfortable chair to sit in.
I chose this hotel because I've stayed in the Godfrey in Chicago several times. The one in Tampa is basically a run-down hotel the Godfrey bought and put their name on I am guessing. Our shower wouldn't drain, so we took our showers standing in cold water. Loud people woke us up at 3 am. The sheets are loud, so anytime someone moves in their sleep, it woke me up. Would not recommend, or return.
Overrated. Needs Updates.
The best thing about this hotel is the waterfront view. This hotel needs major updates. It is old and overrated for the price. One of the elevators was down. We had no choice but to take the emergency stairwell. The bathroom was outdated, and the tub was clogged. The beds are comfortable, but you only get two pillows. The cafe was highly overpriced. Cereal was $5.00 when other hotels have this complementary. Especially, if paying a resort fee. Overall, the waterfront view was what compensated for the experiance.
I understand I booked a price friendly hotel, but there is no reason to have roaches in the rooms. I booked two rooms and both had roaches in them. The ceiling paint was peeling off the ceiling.
Shower was not up to par
I wanted to like this place so bad but it was just dirty. Killed two HUGE roach like bugs in the bathroom, (not sure if they were actual roaches, they just looked like them) there was a dead bug smashed on the wall in the room. The woodwork is just dirty and needs to be cleaned and painted. It has potential but needs a lot of TLC. However, the staff were absolutely fantastic! Super friendly and very helpful.
Conveniently located, however this hotel walls and bathroom and interior looks as though it has been slept together. There was scum on the bathtub where it needs. A really thorough cleaning and scraping of the tub walls. There was mold on the toilet back. Patchwork looks like it was done by someone that doesn’t know what they’re doing. I felt like I was staying in a one star and I paid over $220 for the night. You’re definitely not getting any bang for your buck. I got in at 1 AM from my flight and asked to extend one hour for check out. Check out was at 11 they gave me until 12 noon. Housekeeping knocked every 10 minutes even though I told them I was staying until noon and I had the do not disturb on the door.
I would not recommend anyone stay here if you have other options
It was nice.
We went to the little beach & tiki bar across from hotel. Went to hotel bar & found another pool. I just wish the water in the pools could have been a little warmer. They were too cold to get in.
Hotel was less than expected. The location was great. The hallway and room rugs were stained, dirty and smelled. The rooms need to be updated. The beds made a loud noise every time you moved. The bathroom is old & rusty. The air conditioner worked when it wanted to. So…
Overall I would not stay here again.
We found roaches in the bathroom & in the room !! Baby germ roaches . Disgusting !! Told them ..
Check in great! Plenty of outdoor seating overlooking the Bay. Rooms need some upgrading/a bit of attention. There are no outlets except for an extension box with one avalible outlet and an outlet in the bathroom. Could use a charging station and a clock in the room. Currently only one elevator was working so wait times were a bit annoying. But you can't beat the view from the balcony of the room as you watch the sunset on the Bay!
Excellent location the only issue was only one working elevator
We had a bay side room with a beautiful view.
The staff was very friendly and the Bistro was excellent and a nice touch for the hotel
Second day there I got out the shower and found a roach crawling on the bed, as we were leaving to go out for dinner my sister saw a roach crawling by the elevator buttons, on top of that one elevator was out of service the entire weekend. Safe to say I’d rather pay more and feel more comfortable.
The photos displayed for this property are not accurate. There is a nonstop party going on. This is definitely not a place to relax.
Hotel disappointing, loud parties going on
Hotel was disappointing. There was very loud music and lot of partygoers. Bathroom needs a make over. Free parking and nice view a plus. Beds ok but marihuana smell in hotel. Did not eat in hotel as prices high. Poolwater cold although they said pool was heated and no hot tub. Overall not a great experience and will not return
First and last time I will visit this hotel. The lack of communication was just horrible. The room wasn't properly clean. When asked to get the room clean it wouldn't be then I would have to go down to the lobby to ask to get it done. My whole experience was bad. Everyone was nice but no one did there job accurately.
Shower was clogged front desk staff was immature and not helpful
The proximity to Ben T Davis beach and the walking trail was really good.
The room was dirty the bathroom wouldn’t even flush the hotel smell like mold
The pictures are a little misleading its nice for the price but do not expect a resort
Bathroom disgustingly dirty, stained sheets and carpet. Entire place smells like weed 24/7
Only 1 elevator working. Ceiling leaking. Floor vinyl section lifted. No water pressure in sink. More cleanliness needed
Now...i do believe the hotel should change the description to state that its kid friendly in the daytime. However, if adult fun is what you want? Come. Ilyani makes this hotel seriously. She is the kindest front desk clerk that i have ever encountered here. All of the staff is nice but she truly has all the makings of a leader. I watched this young lady deal with 2 irate individuals in the calmest, understanding tone i have ever seen. Promote this young lady. She's going places!
We loved the bed and the balcony. Loved everything about it except the bathtub didn’t seem clean to the touch.! Also the safety latch on the sliding glass doors was loose and needed to be tightened.
The staff was amazing and loved the coffee place!!! Morgan helped us immensely with some of the best latte’s I’ve ever had. The front desk was super sweet as well.
This property was convenient to a fun restaurant/bar whiskey Joe’s. Also, they have bike rentals there if you choose to bike along side the ocean and causeway very safe and away from highway traffic. Beautiful scenery. We were able to check in early and they even upgraded us which was wonderful. They had a fantastic adult only pool with cabanas and comfortable seating. There was also corn hole, and other games you could play.
The only thing I saw wrong was that they look like they’ve had some Repairs to make with leakage from the roof But it appears they were working on that. Otherwise it was a fantastic location.
The bathroom had rest and excessive dirt on the baseboards! The rooms didn’t have a microwave!
It was a great stay and there is plenty right around you to do. It was definitely more of a party hotel, so if that’s what you’re looking for then that’s the place lol. It was nice tho and we enjoyed ourselves. The only bad thing I could really say is the pool was cold, cold as if the heater just wasn’t working at all.
The staff was very friendly and welcome.
The hotel and view was excellent the room is gorgeous but the tub wasn’t very clean it was left with rings in the tub I noticed it wasn’t scrub clean
We got a waterview room the sunsets from the balcony is beautiful. We saw dolphins the first night.
The only disappointment was you could tell they had water damage at some time cuz the wood planks on the floor were buckling and you would trip over them when you walked on them,
Otherwise we loved the view and always get beautiful sunsets.
Asked and paid for water view, which dies cost more and there was a big palm bush (yes it looked like a bush) and so you could barely see the water. Should not have had an up-charge for that room being on the water
Only stayed for one night, the staff was friendly at the front desk, check in was easy and fast, property has great view overlooking the ocean, only thing I didn’t like the hotel is outdated looks old and outdated, overall it was a good stay.
The property looks different than the pictures. Everything inside the room was old and damaged. The door was missing a piece at the bottom and the room as not very clean.
Bathoom need to be redone and had roaches !!!
Perfect weekend getaway, with an amazing view!
Didn't like anything about it honestly
Nice staff, clean, was a little older than I expected but was clean and met our needs. We had to get uber to get to all the places we needed to go.
Its a happening hotel, with party atmosphere at pool...
Elevators didn’t work, roaches crawling on the walls etc
Spectacular Waterfront & Sunset Views
We enjoyed the spectacular waterfront view of Tampa Bay & sunsets from our balcony. The staff were all friendly & the food was delicious at the onsite bar and grill. Although clean, the bathroom tile grout was stained and tub surface needs repair. The outdoor pools were great & we were impressed to learn how quickly crews worked to clean up after Hurricane Idalhia hit just a couple weeks prior to our visit. Overall, we enjoyed our stay & would recommend it.
Overall it was a nice place for the price. Rooms and property looked neglected, needs some upkeep. Transportation was not available 2x (one reason why I chose this hotel) Also website say 2 pools. But Sat & Sun it's a VIP pool/Dayclub and you have to pay $20 cover to enter. That was disappointing.
Heidi provided EXCELLENT service when transportation was available!
Had to change my room 3 times! And I was overcharged when I left. When I asked to speak to the manager the staff said the manager stepped out n will call me back but never did!
We will be back. The staff here treat this place like it's their own home. It's very welcoming and everyone is friendly.
I stayed at this property a few years back and I was excited to visit again but it’s definitely not the same. The whole property itself needs updating, our towels were dirty, a roach was in the room, everything looked broken down. We were not expecting such bad conditions, would recommend looking into other close by places, for the price this place is not worth it at all.
Nice view from our room of the bay. Would stay here again.
First room we got was dirty hair in bed like the sheets weren’t changed… moved into another room was nicer but needs major updates. The front staff was amazing and so kind!
Hot water and drain was not working
Bathrooms were old
Overall I had a good experience, the only thing is that I mentioned to the attendant is that Saturday night the bathtub was clogged with water, the maintenance crew came quickly to fix, however the residual water was not cleaned and I almost fell taking a shower because it was slippery, the bathroom light was also flickering and it went off for a couple of minutes but came back, it might be a good Idea to have maintenance call housekeeping after a bathtub, toilet, sink is fixed from clogging
Overall very good experience
Next to highway, noisey
Other guests very obnoxious and noisey. TheyThe hotel staff seemed to tolirate noisey partying all night
Beautiful views next time I’ll leave the kids with grandparents so I can enter the 21 andd up area
The Godfrey hotel & cabana was okay
The room was okay, bathroom shower really needs updated , looked like mold on the tiles .Bath towel holder was coming out of the wall .
The double lights between the beds had wire showing .
This is our 3rd time staying at the godfrey and everytime , it has gotten to look alittle more rougher inside.
We love the outside dock and unfortunately we didnt get to enjoy it , because it was closed for repairs .
I normally would have taken pics of the room but it wasn't anything expressive so didnt take any.
Dirty rooms and mildew everywhere. I would never recommend that property to any body was a nightmare the night front desk staff was terrible no empathy. They should be a shame i have videos to share
It was okay for a one night stay, didn’t get to explore much.
Gabby at the front desk; the entire staff including housekeeping was amazing, but Gabby was the icing on the cake.
Great service, amazing staff, make us felt welcome and happy. Will definitely stay again
This hotel is really horrible
Super dirty !!!
The room don’t have a microwave, noises early an the morning
Decent hotel. However, I walked out of my room to use the only microwave in the whole facility which was in the lobby, (my room was on 5th floor) and forgot my key card. So I went and asked for a new card, and was given a hard time. They first asked for my license, I responded everything is in my room. They then asked for the last four digits of my credit card I used, I then repeated everything is in my room and I do not know that last four of the card I used but told them it was a American Express card and if they let me in the room I can give them my ID and card. She then said she couldn’t and asked me what the expiration date was on the card. I started to get very frustrated and rude so she then asked security if they could walk me to my room to get my ID, which he did and proceeded to tell me she should not have even done that and I was lucky that she did that. Mind you this was about 3:30 am and the employee had just watched me and my boyfriend walk in 15 minutes prior, I had heels on and a purse with me. When I forgot the key card and went downstairs I was in sandals and had no belongings with me besides the food I got from my room. There are cameras everywhere she could have reviewed the cameras and watch me use my card to get in the room and come back out changed and with food.
Great view of the bay and options for dinning and entertainment.
Got there on a Sunday and a there was a rave going on for 8 hours. Couldn’t park, partying at all hours of the night. Came for our anniversary and was woken at 3:30 am with EDM music! Great location, stunk like stale smoke, bathroom tub would not drain. Will never stay there again!
Everyone was friendly
The clientele appeared to be schetchy. I believe i witnessed a few woman taking "customers" to their rooms. The room smelled strongly of weed. The flooring was filthy and buckling up off the floor. Only one elevator was operational. The staff was friendly and helpful. The parking lot was not monitored. People entering in and out of the hotel, and loitering in the parking lot.
Constant smell of marajuana, loud screaming, blood stains on sheets , mattress. It’s totally run down and I’m need of new management. We used to stay here years ago and loved it, we were in shock to see what it’s like now. I can’t believe I paid that much money to stay there. Very disappointed
Not clean not good for families
The property was very clean and the balcony was the best part I think each room had access to the balcony with an ocean view. There are 2 pools and a bistro or restaurant attached. There is no breakfast but the bistro has options. Bed was comfortable and clean the room was freshly vacuumed as seen on the arm chair which was greatly appreciated. Lobby was spacious and very clean as well. Would definitely stay again also the air conditioning in the unit was strong and keeps us cool all night especially in the Tampa heat
Adult pool was not conected with the hotel
The property displays a great feel as you walk into the lobby. Staff is very courteous and helpful. The grounds are kept really nice and the view of the bay was amazing. The hotel is old and in need of major updating. We had to request another room due mostly to the condition of the bathroom and the tub filling with water while showering. I took pictures of my concerns and presented it to the front desk staff. They were very apologetic and moved us to another room. While the move was a tad better, there were less issues. Without a complete remodel, things are going to change. It seems they keep “masking” the problems with quick fixes. They did waive our resort fee but the value for our money was lacking.
Hotel itself is obviously older and could use some TLC and updating. Overall an enjoyable stay, would definitely stay again
Good for one night
The hotel is older but clean. I had a Jr suite and the ac unit was not able to keep the room very cool. It appears the room is larger than what the unit can accommodate. I was only in town for one night so my time at the hotel was limited. Overall it was just ok.
Hotel was clean and safe, but not well maintained.
The staff we encountered were really nice. The Barista in the morning was excellent. The property could use some paint refreshing, including our room which we passed on to staff at the desk. Otherwise nice experience.
Booked for two nights. Thought this would be a nice hotel because it was on the Bay. Boy was I wrong. Housekeeping never showed up. Our bathrooom had towels all over the floor. We had to use pool towels to shower with, the next day. Garbage filled the few waste baskets, etc, The TV was old, small and had lines going up and down screen. Nice pool with a view.
First room had water standing, second room was already occupied. Final third room was acceptable. Toilet didn’t flush well.
Convenient to airport though. Walking distance to dinner.
Ok hotel but could be cleaner
The staff was amazing and very friendly. The area was nice. The hotel is close to several restaurants and activities. The tub wasn't very clean, the refrigerator didn't work and was leaking water all over the floor. The pillows and mattress were absolutely disgusting. They had stains all over them.
The employees are very pleasant. However the door connecting suit room did not lock. They had to change my room. The following room door handle fell off and toilet paper holder came out of the wall when grabbing paper. The balcony did not lock. The upkeeping of the property is very poor. Very sad, I used to love staying there. I will not stay there again.
Filthy, bugs in room, and falling apart everywhere
One of the dirtiest hotels I have ever stayed in. It’s run down and in need of serious repairs. The shower in my room was so stained with dirt I wouldn’t use it. The tiles were all cracked on the walls. There were bugs in the closet and it was filthy. I told the front desk and asked them to send someone up and they never did. Two days and housekeeping never came to the room. There were two dead rats by the pool and they laid there most of the day. The pool was unkempt, trash and beer cans, cups with cigarette butts, broken umbrellas just lying in a pile in the corner. The carpet is so old and musty and you can tell that they didn’t vacuum the halls at all. The coffee guy was incredibly rude. There was a fight in the hotel lobby and the hotel security was dropping the f-bomb all over the place with little kids around. There is only two elevator area for six floors and it took forever. Ice machines were only on the 3,4,and 5th floors (not even in the lobby) so you had to go up a floor if you needed ice. The only thing good was it is close to the airport and had a small refrigerator in the room.
Fantastic Hotel in Tampa
Great Hotel the views on the ocean side are AMAZING,The staff from the overnight auditor (Mick Daniel if i remember correctly ) who helped me with a couple of issues the night before check in to Gabby who chaecked me out Sasha (Emile i believe ) and everyone else at the hotel with glaring exception of one desk agent who i will be writing the manager about was amazing ,Sure there were a couple of issues with the building when i was there.This is Florida there is always something up with the buildings . But the rooms were amazing the couple of issues i had with my room were fixed imiedietly upon asking (inclusing a tub that did not drain was fixed right away.the food at the coffee shop and at WTR twice as good as i expect anywhere i travel All in all the staff and the view and the food make this a place i will visit again .And did i mention the pools ?
The worst hotel I ever stay in . The don’t service the rooms I was there for 4 days didn’t clean the room or take the garbage out I had to do it. I had to get my own towels and toilet paper from the carts on the hallway. The carpets on the floors are very dirty and they only have 2 elevators for 200 rooms plus . Not a nice place.
Building is old and not clean.