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La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Ranked #35 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
C.R.
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“good value accomodations”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Stayed 3 days in early March, 2014. Room does have some minimal early morning street noise. High definition Samsung TV with about 30 channels including NFL Network, Fox News, CNN and CNBC along with a couple of Showtime channels. Breakfast is available 6-9 am on weekdays and 7-10 on weekends. It is fairly robust for a continental breakfast including a make-your-own waffle machine, toast, muffins, bagels, tea, coffee, orange & apple joice along with 3 cold cereal options. Hot water is immediate and the room was nicely cleaned each day. Solid value for the money in the 80-90 range. It's also very conveniently located for USF, Busch Gardens and MOSI.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Bristol, Tennessee
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

My husband and I stayed at this motel last when we returned from a cruse in February. The motel was extremely clean, the location is convenient to airport, and the staff helpful. More staff is needed for check in. One employee can not handle this very well.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

Visited Tampa, Clearwater beach, and Busch Gardens. Stayed here, very satisfied with it, especially for the price. $100/night in tourist area for a clean room, comfy bed, decent breakfast, large flat screen tv, mini fridge, nice jacuzzi and pool area. Quiet and enjoyable.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marlton, NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014

There were pros and cons for my second visit to this establishment.

The pros: free breakfast, very close to Busch Gardens/College/Yuengling Brewery, affordable, nice pool area with gazebo & hot tub.

The cons: requested a room with pool view & mini-fridge and got neither (hotel was "sold" out so I couldn't even be moved to a different room), rooms are a little dated, no restaurant in walking distance, very loud due to numerous college kids, thin walls.

All in all, I won't stay here for a third time. The hotel next door is a lot nicer (more expensive) but a better choice. If you want to lounge by the pool to get sun, do it early due to shadows.

A note for management -- build a ramp by the rear door! You have an elevator and luggage carts in the back but there is no ramp to allow you to bring the cart to your vehicle nor is the rear entrance handicap accessible.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Ontario
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

If this this helpful click YES!
Ok all in all this was a good LaQuinta. Clean, rooms smelled like they were cleaned. Its all a bit used but for the location to Busch Gardens you can't beat it I don't think.
The front staff was very friendly and helpful.
The breakfast, well I'm not a fan of cold only breakfast and hard boiled eggs so that is disappointing.
The eating area and staff are excellent and clean.
NOW my big complaint, the coffee machine is in the washroom. When will LaQuinta stop this practice. There is fecal matter all over that machine. This is a proven fact that anything in an area with a toilet will accumulate FECAL matter. Those machines and cups are disgusting and a serious hazard. If you use it or have used it there is a high chance you are drinking someone else's poop! FACT! If you have been sick within 24hrs of staying at a location like this after drinking coffee from that machine you know who is to blame.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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WILMINGTON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

This motel is comfortable and clean. It is beside Busch Gardens. There are many chain restaurants within walking distance. It has a huge area for the breakfast buffet. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. My family stayed here before and after a cruise. Getting to the port was easy and the staff had a cab called at exactly the time it was needed.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Property: 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:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#34 Family Hotel in Tampa
#40 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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