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Hyatt Place Busch Gardens
Ranked #26 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
448 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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“Close to Busch Gardens With Nice Size Rooms”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

This hotel is located next to a WaWa Gas Station and McAllister's Restaurant. There are other restaurants very close by and within walking distance.

The front desk was very attentive upon our late arrival. They quickly checked us in and we were on our way.

The rooms are large and a nice size for a family of 4. You walk into a living room with a very large couch and a wet bar area with a sink and fridge. There is also a desk and chair. There are lots of outlets for all of your devices. They also offer a large TV with the inputs easily accessible.

There are two not that comfortable full-size beds with a dresser in between. I like the large outside sink area with a closet. The shower had nice water pressure. Bathroom toiletries were minimal, as we were provided with no soap for the shower or hand lotion, only shampoo, cream rinse, and face soap. I loved the fact that they provided a full-size blow dryer and not the small ones you usually find. The carpet was dirty and/or stained in our room, but not a big deal. Otherwise, it looked to be pretty clean.

Breakfast was okay. They offer eggs, hot oatmeal, french toast, sausage, breads, yogurt, fruits and juices. The breakfast area was well maintained.

I would recommend staying here if staying in the area.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

We made our reservation through a Busch Gardens package because Busch Gardens promised a roll in shower wheel chair ADA accessible room for my father, who was traveling with us. We would have booked the hotel on our own as we did not need the package and did not plan to use much of the package, but did not get a guaranteed ADA room if I had booked directly. (I thought that Busch Gardens had the ADA room, but it turns out that Busch did not deliver what it had promised me.) When we went to check in, we discovered that the hotel did not have the roll in shower room available that night. Brian at the front desk (known as The Gallery) contacted the manager. The manager, Andrea, tried to find us a room in another hotel. When she could not do that, she made an arrangement for my father to have a room with a shower and a chair to use, and promised us that we could have the ADA room the next night for my father.

it seems that Busch Gardens promised me the ADA room but only requested it from the Hyatt Place. the error was Busch Gardens', not the hotel.

The hotel staff went out of its way to make our visit good. JR drove us in the shuttle and MG (or MJ) picked us up. Brian assisted us with recommendations for local restaurants and made certain that we were comfortable. He arranged for my father to have an extra blanket when he was shivering on a very cold day in Tampa.

The breakfast was complementary. It is advertised as Continental Plus (two different types of breakfast sandwiches plus French toast, in addition to cereals, fruits, pastries, etc.) The hotel makes an effort to be "green", with plastic plates, mugs and "glasses", in addition to having the disposable paper and plastic ware as an option.

The rooms were mini suites. There is a separate living room office area with sofa, desk, mini bar and refrigerator. Having the refrigeration in the other section of the room meant that we did not hear it when we were in bed. The Hyatt Place provided shampoo and conditioner in the room, but made other amenities (lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, nail emery board, etc.) available.
My husband and I found our room (not an ADA accessible room) to be fine. Brian and the staff arranged for us to be near my Dad's room.

I, again, wish to thank the staff for making such an effort to give us great service.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

i can only say that the staff at this facility is the best. From the front office to the front desk and housekeeping. My nights were pleasant and my dinners were great. Oh! And the cookies are out of this world. And warmed up you will eat a few. I want to take time to thank the Front counter personal the most. They put up with all our demands and they couldn't have been any more gracious. Thanks gals and guys. I will be back.
Gary G

Room Tip: No laundry room here. But great laundry service daily.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

This hotel is very nice and located very close to Busch Gardens. Our room was next to the elevator and the noise level was very low. As with any hotel if you have people that don't have an inside voice then of course you hear it. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Room was large and clean and the bed very comfy. The breakfast is standard stuff.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis MN
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Nice hotel very modern lobby plenty of seating to relax outside of your room. They have a wine / beer bar at the hotel which is nice. Another nice feature of this hotel is that they have a menu of food at reasonable prices that you can order 24 hours a day.

The rooms of nice sized and have a pretty nice layout. They do only have a partial divider wall and the tv which is larger then average and also has an array of ways to connect your portable devices is located halfway between both rooms and is a bit odd but works and is nice to have a larger tv. TV's are also brand name which was nice to see instead of a cheaper off brand.

Beds were great - no serious issues with sound in the room even being right next to the elevator.

Breakfast is actually a legit breakfast not a typical continental breakfast. Plenty of fresh and tasty items.

Wifi is actually free - but painfully slow even for simple web browsing. Gave up and used my Verizon hotspot instead.

Conveniently located near Bush Gardens, USF, and plenty of shopping and dining options.

Overall would stay again

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Eldersburg, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

We recently stayed at the Hyatt Place near Busch Gardens so we could take advantage of their free shuttle to the park. Unfortunately, it was a busy day and they did not have any space on their shuttles when we wanted to go. We asked them to call us a taxi, which we were told would cost about $8-10. When the cab arrived, the front desk attendant paid the cab driver and said we were all set. They took care of the cost ! Also, their breakfast buffet is very good.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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knoxville tn
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Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night . The outside is good but the rooms were average I found the carpet worn out . The staff was friendly and helpful . The breakfast was good and the breakfast area clean. All in all a good stay of they could keep it cleaner and more pleasing to the eye. Our floor had cereal crumbs and a few paper work cluttered here and there we were so tired from our drive we just crashed and did not ask for a diff room .with family of 2 a reasonable stay I guess

Stayed December 2013
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Property: Hyatt Place Busch Gardens
Address: 11408 N 30th St, Tampa, FL 33612-6446
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Family Hotel in Tampa
#34 Business Hotel in Tampa
#39 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hyatt Place Busch Gardens 3*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hyatt Place Tampa/Busch Gardens, a preferred hotel of Busch Gardens, features 126 newly converted rooms. Each spacious guest room features a high-definition 42in. flat panel television that easily integrates with laptops and other electronic devices, refrigerator, coffee maker, plush Hyatt Grand Bed and a comfortable Cozy Corner with sleeper sofa. The Hyatt Place Gallery offers an innovative approach to select service dining. Complimentary continental breakfast buffet is inclusive every morning and features complimentary Starbucks coffee. ... more   less 
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