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La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Ranked #39 of 164 Hotels in Tampa
Reviewed 25 January 2014

It was close to Busch Gardens, the staff was nice and helpful. The room was clean and very spacious. It was very quiet at night and the breakfast is included. It was an excellent choice for our stay in Tampa.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Excellent place to stay if you are visiting area attractions such as the Busch Gardens or the Museum of Science and Industry. The rooms are clean and very spacious with good running hot water and hot breakfast. The hotel is located in a quiet corner across from USF, despite busy Fowler Avenue.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

I stay in hotels over 300 days a year, and it is always a pleasant surprise to find a 2 star hotel with very good customer service and nice accommodations. This LaQuinta is a great choice- good location, very friendly staff and nice rooms.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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2  Thank Scott K
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights late in December 2013. The property is clean with a few signs of wear. Parking is free and it is close to Busch Gardens and USF. Busch Gardens is not really within walking distance - maybe a mile or a mile and a half. When I arrived early on the first day, I found the desk clerk friendly, but neither of us could hear each other because of the large german shepard barking in the lobby. Others in the lobby shouted over the dog which made it impossible to hear. I left and came back several hours later and my room was ready.

This is a pet friendly hotel, I don't have pets. The next morning at the free breakfast in the same lobby, a man with a small dog in his arms proceded to the waffle maker and made his breakfast. I did not eat there the second morning.

My overall stay was not bad but I think next time to Busch Gardens, I will try a different hotel.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Elkmoron
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Had 2 rooms for 3 nights. Both were dirty, found hair, bathroom floor dirty. We were booked for non smoking room, and we're put in a smoking room. We went to the front desk and ask to have the rooms cleaned. They put it in the computer for a deep
Clean. The cleaning staff said no deep clean was on the sheet. We had to argue with the staff about the cleaning of the room.

Stayed: December 2013
1  Thank Fireott
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LQGS, Guest Relations Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens), responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2014

Thanks for sharing details about your stay at the La Quinta Inns & Suites Tampa Bay – U.S.F. (near Busch Gardens). It sounds like you had a disappointing experience, and we understand your concern. We appreciate the opportunity to address your concerns about the condition of your rooms. Our hotels have both designated smoking and non-smoking rooms. Please know we try to accommodate all room type requests if they are available. The cleanliness issues are most concerning and rest assured we will be sharing your feedback both with our housekeeping and front desk teams as it appears we dropped the ball in both departments in taking care of your rooms. Your feedback will help prevent similar situations from happening again. This experience is definitely not what any guest should experience at La Quinta!

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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Nice clean hotel. Beds were doubles instead of queens so not comfortable for 3 people. Breakfast was continental with waffle maker. Staff was friendly. We chose it because it was close to Busch Gardens where we went the morning after getting to the hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)

Address: 3701 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-6489
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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 ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#34 Family Hotel in Tampa
#40 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range: £74 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens) 2.5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NEW! Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.The beautiful La Quinta Inn & Suites U.S.F. is newly renovated and located behind Busch Gardens, adjacent to the University of South Florida (host hotel for most USF Sundome functions). There is always plenty to do here: Hard Rock Nightclub at Seminole Casino, Nightlife in Ybor City, Museum of Science and Industry, Florida Aquarium, Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo, Florida State Fairgrounds. Don't forget professional sporting events (baseball, football, and hockey). Walk to a variety of great restaurants, or hit the malls (International, University, West Shore). Guests at the La Quinta Inn & Suites U.S.F. are treated with a Free Bright Side BreakfastTM each morning. Enjoy the heated pool and Jacuzzi and 24-hour fitness center. Rooms are spacious and come with free high-speed Internet access and more. We are in north Tampa between I-75 and I-275, just minutes from the area's renowned Hospitals (Veterans, Cancer Center, Shriner's). ... more   less 
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