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Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens

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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Stayed at the USF/Busch Gardens location twice the past two months. Ate at the restaurant-food was very good, service was great. Breakfast has a nice selection, esp. the omelet station. did not get a chance to partake of the evening reception this time, but always enjoy it when I do.

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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 5 star review! I appreciate your compliments regarding our service and breakfast selection! Thank you and come back and see us again! Scott Selvaggi General Manager

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Not really up to the usual Embassy Suites standard. Very outdated rooms that felt like the 1990's. Furniture was run down, and bathroom wasn't particularly clean. The location is convenient to USF, I'll give them that. Front desk staff didn't acknowledge HHonors status upon check in or give bottled water as they're supposed to.

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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear rtp26, Thank you for taking the time out to give us a review. I appreciate your feedback regarding our cleanliness and not being acknowledged as an HHonors guest. I will share with my front office team so we may continue to improve. Thank you again! Scott Selvaggi General Manager

Lewiston, NY
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We stayed at the Embassy Suites USF over Easter weekend. Everything was wonderful. We ate several meals In the restaurant and had a great server from North Dakota who was a pleasure and hostess Marie was very friendly. The menu was diverseand food was delucious. Toni and Leslie in the bar were very friendly and accommodating. The housekeeping director, Wanda...

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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 15 May 2016

My wife and I stayed at this Embassy Suites 5/13/16 and enjoyed our stay very much. Rooms were terrific, beds comfortable and the staff always accommodating. Recommend highly!! Our son and family joined us later in the evening enjoying their "Happy Hour" between 5:30-7:30

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The hotel was a good location for our Spring Training baseball trip. we did day trips down to Bradenton, Clearwater and Lake Buena Vista. The beds were comfortable and good space for 3 people. One person was on the sofa bed. Like most sofa beds not the most comfortable, but it was workable. Scott the general manager was friendly and...

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Tampa, Florida, United States
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

The room was very clean and Breakfast was made to order the next morning.the staff was friendly and courteous a young man by the name of Gabriel. Was working in the dining room was excellent and attentive he even delivered my Omelette and Coffee directly to me as I waited exceptional service with a Smile.

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Lake Worth, United States
Reviewed 11 May 2016

great hotel, for the price of premium suite, the services provided during our stay were phenomenal. the staff was very friendly and helpful. location is also key as it is right in the USF campus and very close to Busch Gardens. Would definitely stay there again.

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Rockledge, Florida
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Everything at the hotel was outstanding! Guest services provided outstanding service and I would like to thank JC for being such a professional and courteous employee! The entire staff and the customer service was over the top!

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Florida
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Our daughter was attending USF Tampa and we have stayed at this Embassy Suites many times while we were visiting her for various functions/parent weekends. The breakfast is excellent, and on Sunday's there is a talented violin player to enjoy while you're eating. The pool area is very nice as well. I find the rooms to be poorly lit though....

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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear NativeNewYorker27, Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 4 star review! I appreciate your compliments and feedback regarding our in suite lighting. Thank you and I hope we see you again! Scott Selvaggi General Manager

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Excellent service for the banquet with lots of friendly and helpful expertise throughout the entire arrangement of the banquet. Food was very good and staff was very professional. The facility was just the right size for our event and the buffet table nicely arranged.

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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear egconrad, Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 5 star review! I appreciate your compliments and thank you for mentioning our friendly staff! Thank you and I hope we see you again! Scott Selvaggi General Manager

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Mangroves Grille
Mangroves Grille
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Embassy Suites Tampa- USF/Near Busch Gardens is located less than 2 miles from major Tampa attractions including Busch Gardens, University of South Florida and the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). Our guests start their day with a free made-to-order breakfast and end the evening with our complimentary Evening Reception with snacks and drinks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens

Address: 3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: $155 - $423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens 3.5*
Number of rooms: 247
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Also Known As:
Embassy Suites Tampa
Embassy Busch Gardens Suites
Tampa Embassy Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#9 Business Hotel in Tampa
#15 Family Hotel in Tampa
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“We took the shuttle back and forth to the theme park. Never had to wait more than a few minutes.”
 of 5 bubbles 186debbied, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If possible go online and select a corner room to avoid noise/foot traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles barbarapoetx, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“room away from the elevators”
 of 5 bubbles davidsP6462YV, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upper level room midway between the elevator bank and the back of the hotel. VISIT your room first and make sure the A/C works.”
 of 5 bubbles SeaBrzJo, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think all the rooms are similar. We were on the 3rd floor. I believe they have 8 floors”
 of 5 bubbles MaryAnn4944, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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