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La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Ranked #35 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Melbourne, Florida
2 reviews
“Perfect Location - Nice Hotel”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Across the street from USF within a mile of Busch Gardens. Nice large room, comfy beds & pillows. Breakfast was good but ran out of everything by 8:45am. Staff cordial & efficient. We would stay again

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Great hotel for the price. Clean and sharp rooms. It's very close to Bush Gardens and across the street from University of South Florida.
Great staff, very friendly and professional. The only negatives it's there's only fast food and those chain restaurants in the area.

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this La Quinta in March 16th. Our room was comfortable, spacious, clean and quiet. The beds were so cozy that I didn't want to get up in the morning! How often does that happen? The staff is very helpful and friendly. We will definitely chose this hotel again.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Miami, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

I love la quinta and I never have a bad experience with them. We always get the king bed with microwave & fridge. The room was clean & comfy & the AC worked perfectly well! Also im a sucker for their waffles in the morning... I recieve a discount through my job so for me personally its not an expensive hotel. This hotel is really close to busch gardens too.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

This hotel could have received 4 stars. It's a good value, very close to USF campus. The room and the bathroom were spotless. The room was good sized and so was the closet, although I would have liked blankets in the closet (I ended up using the blanket from the unused second bed). Breakfast is not memorable, but it will do.
What knocked it down to 2 stars is the fact that, during my second night, a bunch of kids started making a terrible noise. There was yelling, loud laughing, and plenty of door slamming. I called the front desk and was assured that they'd immediately send someone to make them stop. The noise continued for more than one hour after that. The next morning, in a room full of bleary-eyed teens having breakfast, one of my colleagues informed me that he too had called the front desk to complain, uselessly. I do not blame La Quinta for rude teenagers and their sorry excuse for a chaperon. But I do blame them for not putting their foot down and making them stop. So, buyer beware: if you are unlucky enough to be near some rude, inconsiderate bunch, staff will do nothing about it.
To be clear, when not invaded by poorly chaperoned teens, the hotel is very quiet.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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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:
#9 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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