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Holiday Inn Express Tampa-Brandon
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Brandon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 December 2008

Great Value, they have a Busch Gardens Package which includes a 7 day pass to the park for 2 adults. The hotels is freshly renovated and has all the comforts of home. They also had a manager reception in the evening during the week.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 October 2008

The hotel was a little dated and the breakfast was very disappointing. Some small bagels, mini muffins and toast were about the extent of it. Our friends stayed at the Homewood Suites, right down the street, which was the same price and much nicer. They also had an impressive hot breakfast bar. I would definitely recommend booking there. Their rooms had a kitchen plus a nice tv room with a separate bedroom.

The Good: Nice flat screen tv, wonderful toiletries with some extras like eye make up remover, small fridge and microwave in each room.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 February 2008

Recently stayed at this hotel for two nights with three other people. The first night was after a long day at SeaWorld in Orlando and so we arrived quite late at night. Check in was a breeze and after we were settled I wanted to check out the pool area and was told that it was closed by the clerk at the desk. The night manager then offered to unlock it for me if I wanted to go swimming. Very nice of him. We ordered in Domino's pizza as they do quite a bit of deliveries there. The second day we spent at Busch Gardens. We hung the privacy sign because all of our stuff was scattered and we didn't want to repack, so the maid left a big bag of fresh towels and soaps/gels/shampoos. That night we ate a Marconi Grille which is right across the street with many other stores and dining options right down the street. We were not in our room very much but it more than did the job. We felt very safe due to all of the cameras monitoring the property. We left very early in the morning and the express breakfast was already set out, big assortment- fresh made eggs, premade muffins, bacon, cereal, oatmeal, juices and hot fresh coffee. Very nice comfy beds, good pillows, very nice & clean room and bathroom. Very nice up to date decor.

Stayed: February 2008
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Reviewed 17 February 2008

Check-in was easy and all of the staff we encountered were friendly. The room was nice. I have no complaints about this place. The hotel is near a huge shopping mall, so everything is available within walking distance (maybe 5-10 minutes). Unfortunately, Brandon is growing very quickly and with this being school vacation week, the dinner waits were very long. Plan ahead for that.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 January 2008

We traveled from Orlando to stay a night in Brandon to visit nearby relatives. We liked everything about our stay here. The staff was friendly and attentive. We requested a quiet room on- line and was assigned a room right in the middle of the hotel on a non-smoking floor which was very quiet. The room was also spotless clean and bright. The room layout and furnishing were comfy, and the bathroom modern and bright. The curved shower curtain is a very nice hotel ammenity. The grounds were nicely groomed. Guests lounged at tables on the patio in the morning which looks out over a small lake, drinking coffee and eating the breakfast buffet. Even though a major interstate is quite close by, the way the building is angled and the vegetation has filled in kept highway noise to a bare minimum. There is a lovely heated pool, but we had no time to take a swim. There was a large dining area for the breakfast buffet which was a cut above most I've tried. Not only a good variety of cereals, fresh pastries and donuts, juices and good coffee, they also had fresh fruit and hard boiled eggs for a protein alternative. They had an office center where guests could use use a computer provided by the hotel and printer without charge. Guests were asked to limit their time so others can use it also, but we got some maps to our destination the next day that were most useful. I must say our entire stay was a pleasant surprise, and I would recommend this hotel to anyone who might be going through and staying in this area.

  • Stayed: January 2008
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Reviewed 2 March 2007

The Holiday Inn Express in Brandon is quite adequate. Nothing terribly fancy but there are some good points.

The staff was friendly and accomodating. The breakfast bar, though nothing spectacular, was fine. (although they really need to invest in some new toasters.) Coffee was availabe all day and what I liked the best was the fresh baked cookies every afternoon. That was definitely the highlight of my stay!

The fitness room was small, but they had the standard equipment. The outdoor pool was average and they didn't really clean it until the end of the week. (Not that my eight year old cared.)

The rooms are a good size and ours overlooked the small pond and the fountain area outside. The sheets are the best part of the room. ... Very soft and comfortable. I loved them. If you want a fridge and microwave, make sure you don't get a business class room. The regular guest rooms are the rooms with the fridges and microwaves.

The website advertises a spa, but I didn't see hide nor hair of one.

Overall our experience was pleasant, but it's not a 5 star hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2007, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 November 2006

This hotel is beautiful and it is clean and comfortable, the customer service is great. I love this hotel and the location, near the mall.

  • Stayed: November 2006, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Tampa-Brandon

Address: 510 Grand Regency Blvd, Brandon, FL 33510-3931
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Region: United States > Florida > Brandon
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Brandon
Price Range: £84 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Tampa-Brandon 2.5*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Tampa-Brandon is pleased to announce their “Grand Re-Opening”. This corporate and government, business based hotel has just completed a full renovation on all areas, inside and out, floor to ceiling. Everything is brand new, modern and beautiful, ripe and ready to ensure the guests staying there will have a successful and profitable visit to the Brandon-Tampa area. The Holiday Inn Express Tampa-Brandon started with their hotel rooms adding a fresh, new look and replaced the carpet, bathroom tile, counter tops and fixtures, as well as the bedding. They have also re-painted and added mini refrigerators and microwaves to all the rooms. Along with renovating the rooms the guests hallways have received new carpet, wall paper and light fixtures. Not stopping there, the Holiday Inn Express also renovated all of their public areas including their lobby, breakfast room, public restrooms, meeting rooms and pool area. The lobby and breakfast area have received new tile, wallpaper and paint, new furniture and layout. Walls have been removed to open the two spaces and provide guests relaxing in the lobby and breakfast room a beautiful view of our courtyard and lake. The meeting rooms have been given an upscale design with deep reds and blues, new carpet and new granite counter tops. Just outside Tampa’s city limits in Brandon, Fl we are close to all of areas points of interest and attractions. We are located 1/2 miles to I-75, 3 miles to I-4 & the ICE Sports Forum, 9 miles to USA BMX Riverview, 5 miles to JC Handly Sports Complex & Brandon Sports Aquatic Center, 7 miles to Hard Rock Casino, 5 Miles to the Florida State Fairgrounds & 1-800AskGary Amphitheater, 10 miles to the Tampa Convention Center, 15 miles to Busch Gardens, 12 miles to Raymond James Stadium & 18 miles to the Tampa Airport (TPA). Whether you are visiting for business, in town for a concert, going to the parks, or visiting family and friends we are the place to stay. We are also within 1/4 mile (walking distance) to the AMC Theater, Grand Regency Shopping Plaza, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, & the Westfield Mall which hosts 157 stores and 6 restaurants. Our hotel offers rooms with two double beds and rooms with single king beds. We also have a complete interior corridor building, lakeside outdoor pool & courtyard, fitness center, on-site laundry facilities, free hot breakfast, free WIFI, meeting room rental, free daily parking & free daily housekeeping. Unlike other hotels the area, our hotel lets you "Stay Smart" with a name you can trust at a price you can afford. ... more   less 
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