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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well Let me start from the beginning I had booked this trip from booking.com to take my son who has gastroparesis to Bush Gardens well day 1 at check Inn I gave them my debit card to keep for hotel fees big mistake anyway i reserved a bottom floor because of health reasons 2 months prior get there check in...

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Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Elevators slow. Wifi painfully slow and unreliable. Traffic noise nearly unbearable. And the weird motel next door where people seem to be living is just.... yeah. The staff are friendly enough, it's true, and the rooms are large. But the local restaurant selection is uninspiring, the highway drive downtown is longish and heavy. I couldn't bring myself to stay here...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear you were disappointed in the neighborhood, while we are not located near downtown, many guest love our proximity to Busch Gardens and a variety of restaurants within walking distance. We do hope you will give us another chance the next time you are in Tampa! Sarah Schmidt General Manager

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the Christmas lights at Busch Gardens and spent the night. This hotel is right across the road from the park and has a complimentary shuttle. The room was very clean, and the breakfast was nice. Every contact I had with the staff was helpful and friendly. The free shuttle was a nice plus, and not having...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are thrilled to hear you had such a nice visit to Busch Gardens and that our team was able to provide you with the hospitality we are known for! We hope you get the chance to come back and visit with us again very soon!...

Rochester, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to bush gardens and part of the 3 night package was free breakfast Hotel also has a shuttle to the park - our package included free parking at the park The shuttle drivers were very nice but recommend if you have free parking to drive your self for two reasons To minimize lines at the park you need...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

While we appreciate your taking the time to share your experience with us, it appears you have reviewed the wrong hotel, we do not have a restaurant, nor are we next door to a Walgreens. Please feel free to contact Trip Advisor to have your review moved to the correct hotel so they can know what a great job they...

Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last year we stayed in another Holiday Inn in Tampa and it was absolutely awesome. The room was pretty much the same as this one, but there the Staff was really nice and we'd feel like home. They had a nice lobby, with games such as monopoly and chess, for those times you come back to the hotel just to...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, I am deeply sorry to hear our team did not make you feel welcome, this is not a typical experience of one of our guests, and I will definitely look into this. We do hope you will give us another chance the next time you are in Tampa so that we have the chance to...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The carpet had some stains which looked like burns. The bathroom was clean. There was a musty odor in the bedding, and the sheets were thin and worn. Fabric was worn off the desk chair, and the coffee maker was broken. Breakfast was pretty bad! They had four kinds of cereal, but I couldn't find any milk. I asked and...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

I am deeply sorry to hear your were disappointed in your visit with us. This is not a typical experience of one of our guests and I would greatly appreciate it if you could contact me so that we could review. All of our bedding, including our pillows and mattresses are brand new, as are our coffee makers. Our breakfast...

Canton, Michigan
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The shower completely wouldn't work. The hotel staff suggested that I run between another room to use the shower. And even mentioned that skipping a shower for the day wouldn't be that bad. Strange hairs were found in the bathroom. Limited parking in the front, and tough to get in and out of the parking lot.

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

I am deeply sorry about the experience you had with the shower. I will be following up with my team to ensure this was corrected properly. This is not a typical experience at our hotel and we are very sorry this impacted your stay with us. We do hope you will give us another chance the next time you are...

Clayton, North Carolina
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We was in town for my Aunt's birthday party, the hotel was very east to find, next door to a great restaurant. The staff was great, the breakfast was good even if it was crowded in the seating area. the gym was good but small.

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for returning to stay with us! We are so glad you had a great stay and we hope your Aunt had a happy birthday! Sarah Schmidt General Manager

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I were traveling to Miami for a Caribbean cruise. This just happened to be the same time Hurricane Matthew was threatening the east coast of Florida. There were many people attempting to secure rooms on the west coast of Florida. When we arrived at this hotel it was very, very, very busy. The young lady at the...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

We are so glad we were able to accommodate you and your wife during that difficult time and that our team member was able to provide you with outstanding service! We hope you were able to enjoy your cruise and that you keep us in mind the next time you are in Tampa for you hotel needs! Sarah Schmidt General...

Cape Coral
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This property is close to Busch Gardens. There are many restaurants that service the area. The front desk staff very nice upon checking in and out. The hotel is in a busy area of Tampa but the room was very quiet. You wouldn't know you were even close to a busy roadway. The room was immaculately clean. The property and...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear about your fantastic visit with us here in Tampa! We work very hard, from our front desk to housekeeping, from Breakfast attendants to shuttle drivers, to ensure all of our guests have a wonderful stay and we love to hear when our hard work has paid off. Thank you again for your kind words...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Brand New Holiday Inn Express & Suites is adjacent to Busch Gardens / Adventure Island and is the closest hotel to the University of South Florida and University Community Health Hospital. Enjoy a comfortable stay at the new Holiday Inn in Tampa, a preferred hotel of Busch Gardens, located within walking distance of the hotel. Your family will love staying at our Florida Green Lodging designated hotel in Tampa. We're located just off I-275, directly across the street from Busch Gardens and just a mile away from USF and University Community Health Hospital. Located in the heart of Tampa, we are in close proximity to several other local attractions, including Lowry Park Zoo, Port of Tampa, Florida Aquarium, and the Museum of Science and Industry. Business travelers will appreciate the amenities and services provided at our hotel too! Our Green Lodging hotel is in close proximity to many area businesses, such as Syniverse, Verizon Information Technologies, USAA and the Anheuser-Busch and the Yuengling Breweries. In addition, we provide meeting space that can accommodate up to 60 people with free wireless Internet access. While staying at our tropically landscaped Tampa hotel, you can enjoy our premium amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary, hot breakfast bar. Book your reservations now to take advantage of our great Tampa, FL hotel room deals and rates. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens

Address: 2807 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612-8729
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: $173 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 123
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Tampa Usf-Busch Gardens
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa Usf-Busch Gardens Hotel Tampa
Holiday Inn Express Tampa
Holiday Inn Tampa
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#15 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#38 Family Hotel in Tampa
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