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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens

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Ranked #40 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015
bigguns182 Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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    4 of 5 stars
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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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150 reviews 150 reviews
10 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It is a great location if you are going to busch gardens. The staff was great. I arrived several hours early and they still let me check into my room. The free breakfast was very nice as well. I would recommend if you are going to busch gardens.

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UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Welcoming staff, room good, outside pool a good distraction for the children. Excellent location for Busch Gardens, with a continual shuttle bus available. Buffet breakfast was great, with a variety of items to chose from.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We chose hotel because of location near Busch Gardens. Shuttle to Busch Gardens was free & very convenient. We called driver and he showed up very promptly. Olive Garden was located next to hotel but were not able to find any non-chain restaurants near by - lotos of fast food chains are near. We found traffic heavy and would have... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I will look into the TV issue you encountered. We look forward to serving you again when you are in Tampa More 

Duluth, MN
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The hotel is neat, clean and quiet. It is located close to Busch Gardens and the University of South Florida. Many other recreational possibilities are close, (including Lettuce Leaf Park on USF campus..a must see!!). The staff is friendly and tries to be helpful. They appear overwhelmed by events and confused. We had a new, high tech TV but they... More 

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Lisa B, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our property. We use these review to better our staff. I do apologize if your room was missed. We were able to rectify the TV situation. I hope when you visit Tampa you will visit us again. More 

Glen Burnie, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was the second time that we stayed at this hotel and we are so glad that we did. The rooms are very comfortable and the staff was very friendly and helpful. It was nice to be able to walk to restaurants by the hotel to dine.

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Lisa B, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

It is so heartwarming to hear that you had such a memorable experience at our hotel due to our staff as well as the comforts of your room. We are glad to have the chance to provide you with yet another enjoyable experience. More 

Little River, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We reserved 2 rooms and neither one were ready when we got there at 3:30pm... and we found this out after standing in line waiting for 15 minutes while 2 people checked in several people. There was never an apology for the wait or the fact that the rooms weren't ready. Just the excuse that we are at 100%. I... More 

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Lisa B, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear the difficulties you experienced during your stay with us. I hope you will accept our sincerest apologies for the service you did not receive. It is through feedback like yours that we are able to quickly address our staff, and I thank you for taking the time to share this experience. More 

Panama City, Panama
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108 reviews 108 reviews
31 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great new room for 5. Two queen size beds and one sofa bed. Got this hotel as a package deal through the Busch Gardens site. It did not specify which holiday inn express we were booked at so we ended up going to the one next to the Busch Gardens entrance and got redirected to this one, which is about... More 

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Lisa B, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

I am glad you and your family enjoyed Tampa, and Busch Gardens. Thank you for the kind words. More 

Colchester, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We stayed at this wonderful hotel for 3 nights so we could visit Busch Gardens. From check-in with Mary to check-out time, we had nothing but positive experiences at this newer hotel. Our room was immaculate, the bed and bedding comfortable, and it was very quiet despite overlooking some big, noisy roller coasters at Busch Gardens (couldn't hear them at... More 

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Lisa B, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your stay with us. We are certainly happy that you enjoyed your time with us and hope that you will choose to stay with us in the future. More 

Mid-Atlantic
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

All is what you would expect from Holiday Inn Express + free shuttle to/from The park. Ample Bfast. No one in the "heated" pool - maybe replace the heating element ? Overall a good value and a nice stay. Plenty of restaurants close by and some within a quick walk. I would stay again and recommend for value / location... More 

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Lisa B, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate when our guests let us know how their stay was. We hope that you will choose to stay with us again. More 

Cranston, Rhode Island
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Special thanks to front desk personnel, housekeeping and to Cathy, Mary and Raquel who went out of their way to assist us and made this stay a memorable one. The hotel's location was close to our relatives and shopping, making it very convenient for us. Amenities were excellent, abundance of breakfast items, decent pool to relax in, and comfy beds.

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Lisa B, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

I am so glad our staff made your stay a memorable stay, as this is what we strive for, I will be sure to share your nice comment with our staff. We look forward to your next visit to Tampa More 

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