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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens
Ranked #44 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Lexington, South Carolina
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91 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Short Stay”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We booked this hotel for summer graduation at USF. It was near campus and several chain-type restaurants. We also wanted to go to Busch Gardens and this hotel provided a shuttle. Unfortunately, the threat of rain led us to go to the aquarium downtown instead. Back to the hotel, our family booked 3 rooms. In one room, there was no air conditioning for one of the bedrooms (it was a suite with 2 king beds). They said there was nothing they could do for the night, no other rooms available and they didn't have a fan! They said it would be fixed the next day. There were no issues in the other rooms.

The next day, we left for downtown. Upon return, the air conditioner was fixed as they had said. They also cut the room price for $20 each night of stay. The breakfast buffet was decent, don't try the eggs. It gets crowded, all 3 mornings we had to wait in line and had to sit in the "overflow" conference room. Still, a much better complimentary breakfast than at other places. The only other issue we had was they didn't bring more washcloths or hand towels on our last night to have in the morning.

The pool was nice and refreshing. The hotel is close to just about anything you may want to do on that side of Tampa. The staff was friendly and always greeted you with a "good morning" or "hello, how are you?" lots of rude guests who don't mind cutting in buffet lines or for the elevator, but that's not the hotel's fault. If you are staying for Busch Gardens or something at USF, give this hotel a look.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

If your heading to Busch Garden then this is the Hotel that is literally over the street from the entrance.
Hotel is what you expect from the Holiday inn chain...
It has a breakfast buffet but it was awful ..worst food I've ever eaten in the states by a mile

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
Reviewed 2 August 2013

While traveling to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island we stayed at this hotel for 2 days. We arrived before check-in time, but they found a room available so we could settle in and start our excursion to the theme parks earlier than planned. The staff is very pleasant and helpful. We were shuttled to the parks by Rolando who was courteous, friendly and professional. Rolando was always just a phone call away to transport us back and forth. We appreciated the fact that we did not have a long wait to return back to the hotel after a fun day. The breakfast buffet offered a variety of food and was fresh and delicious. Our room was very clean and the beds were quite comfortable. It was nice to have a refrigerator and microwave in the room since we were traveling with children. l highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Rio Grande City, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 29 July 2013

The view in our room was beautiful the firework. The breakfast was great the ladies were super nice we love it.Staff were super nice and friendly .The room was extremely nice and clean with an area for refrigerator and microwave. restaurants near by ❤❤❤❤❤

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Ryan C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words about our hotel. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back and see us again on your next trip to Tampa.
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shreveport , la
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2013

this hotel and the staff was great, we arrived at the hotel about an hour and a half early on sun 7/21/13 and the recept. if we could leave our bags there and she checked and yes they have one of our rooms ready so she gave us our first room , no problem and we got upstairs and the cleaning lady was in the second room , oh she was very nice too, she said our second room was ready, she called back to the front desk to tell the the nice lady, she gave us our second room on this sunday with early check in, the cleaning staff the front desk were super nice, the hotel was very, very clean, thae beds was comfortable, my sons enjoyed the room they were in and this was a great vacation with a great place to stay, the shuttle drivers was very good and super nice, I thank the front desk sending us skippers smokehouse we loved it, great food, I love this hotel and the people who works there, my family and me thank you so much, it was great.

Room Tip: get a room to see the nightly fireworks from the windows it was great.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Ryan C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
This is truly a wonderful review to see. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. I will be sure to pass this review along to the entire team. They really appreciate it when their hardwork is recognized. I am glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your time here and hope that you will come back and see us. Thank you.
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Jacksonville
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

You can view the roller coasters and fireworks from your room or outside the hotel parking lot. The room and bathroom was average size but extremely clean. The breakfast buffet was great. They had a machine that makes pancakes. If you don't like the breakfast, I-HOP is on the same block. Olive Garden and Red Lobster is located on the block also. No shortage of places to eat. The shuttle driver was outstanding and even gave us his number to call for a ride back to the hotel if we missed him. The night desk person was very professional and helpful according to my wife when she checked us in. They have a pool but we didn't get a chance to use it. I wish a jacuzzi would have been on the premise. Excellent value, I would stay here again on a trip to Busch Gardens.

Room Tip: Choose a higher floor to view the park and fireworks overlooking the parking lot.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Ryan C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, 25 July 2013
Hello and thank you for your kind words about our hotel. We love to hear that we were able to meet the needs of our guest. Please come and see us on your next trip to tampa.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

We booked the hotel based on price and location to Busch Gardens. The room was clean with a nice-sized area for a refrigerator and microwave as well as storage. Being members of the Holiday Inn rewards program we also received a bag of popcorn and bottle of water at check-in, a nice touch. There were four adults in the room and we had enough space. The room was clean and the staff was friendly. We didn't have the opportunity to use the pool, fitness area or shuttle service. The breakfast was very good although there was a problem with the pancake maker. Even though the hotel was full, the staff kept the breakfast area well stocked. Food establishments were within walking distance for lunch and dinner. Beds were comfortable, there was free wifi and free parking. My only recommendation would be to have coffee 24-7 in the lobby.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Ryan C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, 24 July 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such kind words about our hotel. Our breakfast staff will be thrilled to see that they were mention on Tripadvisor. They work very hard to make sure that all of our guests get to start their day off with a good breakfast. We will make sure that we replace our coffee through out the day so that it is fresh 24/7. Please come back and see us.
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens

Property: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens
Address: 2807 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612-8729
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Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#38 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 123
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 
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