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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights and had picked this hotel because of it being close to Busch Gardens. The room big enough for us, a family of 4 and spotless. Beds were comfortable and we had a view of SheiKra. The free breakfast was surprisingly good, lots of choice and the boys liked the pancake maker. Would definitely stay... More 

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

We could not be happier that you had such a great stay with us! We love helping our guests on vacation have an awesome visit! We hope you will get the chance to visit with us again soon and see more of what Tampa has to offer! More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Family came for Busch Gardens. We came early to leave our cars at the hotel and hope for a shuttle bus. The lady at the desk checked us in early to get that out of the way and personally chauffeured us to the front gate. The 2 rooms were very clean and the beds and pillows super comfortable. We have... More 

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are very pleased you had such a nice visit with us and that we were able to meet all of your needs. We hope you get the chance to stay with us again and use your Busch Gardens pass! More 

Pensacola, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I booked this hotel in anticipation of a trip to Busch Gardens with my family. I then had to cancel, and cancelled two days before the deadline for my final cancellation before I would be charged. Was issued an email verification of cancellation. But, lo and behold, they decided to charge my card as a "no show" despite! When I... More 

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

As I responded to your post on facebook, I do ask that you please contact me anytime, at the present time without knowing anything about your reservation, or your name to look up the reservation, I cannot help you with this issue and I would very much like to. I can be reached at 813-936-8200 or via email at sarah.schmidt@interstatehotels.com.... More 

Seneca, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This motel is in a spot where you can be close to everything. The rooms were clean and beds very comfortable, The staff were great, anytime we needed something they were ready for us. We wished they would have had a restuaurant and bar inside the hotel, then we would not have to leave.

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

We are so glad you had such a great experience that you are still thinking about your fantastic stay 8 months later! Thank you for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community and we look forward to your next visit with us! Sarah Schmidt General Manager More 

Jacksonville, FL
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very nice accommodations - Randy greeted us at the front desk like it was his own home welcoming "his" guests. I had also requested two rooms connecting for my son and his family to meet us - yep Randy handled that as well. Actually thought he was the General Manager the way he treated the guests and hotel. Another professional... More 

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your very detailed review of our hotel and your visit with us! We are very pleased that Randy, Marco and Santiago were able to make you feel at home. We hope you get the chance to come back and visit with us very soon! Sarah Schmidt General Manager More 

Boynton Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I was so lucky to find this Holiday Inn! It's very close to Busch Gardens which was the reason for our trip. Very impressed with the room...cozy décor and a little section with a small fridge, microwave, cabinets and coffee/tea maker. All the front desk staff were friendly, polite and helpful. Only problem was the shuttle to and from Busch... More 

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback and we are very sorry about the issues you had with the shuttle. Our shuttle does it’s last pick up a half hour after the park closes (9:30 during the week and 12:30 during Summer Nights) on this particular night, unknown to us, Busch Gardens was a half hour behind on the fireworks,... More 

Camp Lejeune, NC
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This hotel is clean and nice. We did smell a musky smell the moment we walked in. The guy that worked the front was very polite. The driver, Justin that took us to Busch Gardens park was very nice and polite. I would recommend coming to this hotel. We received a military discount too. We live in Camp Lejeune, NC... More 

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our hotel! We are very glad you had such a great vacation and were able to have fun at Busch Gardens! We hope you will think of us the next time you are in Tampa, we would love to have you as our guest again! Sarah Schmidt General Manager More 

Meridian, Mississippi
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Our room was located on the side above the pool on the second floor. The room was to our liking. My grandson chose the sofa/sleeper as his bed of choice. The breakfast bar was well put together. They had yogurt to pancakes. The only thing that still isn't fixed is the carded entrances. The only way to get in the... More 

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

We are very appreciative of your great review! We are so happy you enjoyed our guest rooms and our complimentary breakfast! We are very sorry about the issue you experienced with the exterior door locks and you will be happy to know this issue has been resolved, but we are still very sorry this impacted your stay with us. Please... More 

Orlando, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My husband and I rented a room for 5 nights, while visiting family and celebrating our son's first birthday. We were greeted by a very energetic front desk agent that checked us in quickly and even made arrangements for my parents, checking in a day later, to be near us. The front desk agent gave my baby a cute little... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us! I am very sorry about the problems you experienced, and please rest assured both issues have been corrected. Thank you again for your review and we do hope you will keep us in mind the next time you visit Tampa! Sarah Schmidt... More 

Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We won't stay here again. This hotel is located across the street from Busch Gardens Tampa, and apparently, the management relies much too heavily on that fact. We checked in for a three night stay, and asked about amenities needing to do some laundry. They HAVE a laundro mat, but the washer was broken, and had been for days. The... More 

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for providing feedback on your recent visit with us. We are deeply sorry about the issues experienced during your visit with us. Sometimes, despite our extensive preventative maintenance program, items can break down with no notice to us. We did have this issues addressed as quickly as possible in order to avoid impact on our guests... More 

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