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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2807 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011
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Urbandale, Iowa, USA
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

The hotel is close to Busch Gardens. It is in a bit of a rough neighborhood but the rooms are great and roomy. The breakfast was hot and delicious everyday. The staff was very friendly and made it a great stay for my family. Will stay there again next time we go to Tampa.

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

Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words of review for my team! We have a heart for hospitality here, and truly appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to let us know we were on the mark for you and your family! We cant wait for you to come back and see us agian. We are... More

Miami, FL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Close to Busch Gardens, well worth the difference in price from other hotels nearby. Breakfast was great and staff friendly. Great job everyone!

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

Hello! My team loves to see reviews like yours! We will be sharing it with them all at the next stand up meeting we have. You are very kind to let us know we did well for you and your family. So often these days we only get comments when we miss the mark with a guest. It is nice... More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

The hotel wasn't bad-- the neighborhod was rough. The "freebies" that attracted us, weren't that valuable. The transportation to Busch Gardens (which was just down the road) was intermitted at best and the free breakfast was PACKED with minimal sitting. The rooms were nice and so was the staff.

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

Hello! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to make comments about your stay with us. We truly appreciate the effort of our guests to let us know how we are doing. I especially appreciate the honest and constructive comments of our guests since I just started leading the effort here at the hotel to increase customer... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011 via mobile

Furnitue and carpet are filthy. You know when you walk into a room and it has that sweet smell of air freshner that it is covering up a deep odor.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

My familiy and I stayed here for 3 nights, the accommodations, service, attention, were excellent...........the best!!. I highly recommend this hotel, everybody working there were extremely kind. Our stay was very pleasant. Thanks to everybody.

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

Wow. Thank you so much for you kind words. The Team and I here have been working extra hard for the past few weeks. Improving service skills and getting feedback from our guests is a very high priority for us all right now. We truly appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to let us know we did... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

The hotel had very large rooms, making it very suitable for families. I wasn't pleased with the level of cleanliness, especially after finding a section from someone's hair weave in one of our rooms. The restaurant has very limited hours. Their service is excellent, especially considering they are woefully understaffed. Was disappointed in the wait time for the shuttle service.... More

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

Hello. Thank you for your constructive comments regarding our hotel. Today is my third day here, and I truly appreciate the comments and feedback our guests are giving me. While it is true we are a very busy property, and I can see the roller coasters at Busch Gardens from my office window, I take it very personally when we... More

Monterey, Va
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Great location for Busch Gardens and Hard Rock Casino.....which we enjoyed greatly! Otherwise, sort of a pain to get to other locations without somewhat of a hassle, do to distances to and from other attractions.

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Titusville, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

Our family - myself, wife, and five year old - stayed at this hotel for three days in late July while visiting Busch Gardens, Adventure Island water park and MOSI museum. The hotel is located very close to all of these; we could clearly see riders on the Busch Gardens rollercoasters from our room. This is a newer hotel than... More

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

Thank you for your feedback as we have taken steps to improve the areas mentioned. We have added another team member in the breakfast area to ensure the food is replenished as needed and also added to the team at the front desk to ensure there is always someone there to take care of our guests. Also, thank you for... More

Naples, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

We were going to Busch Gardens for a couple of days and wanted to be "onsite" with easy access to the entrance to avoid early morning traffic in the Tampa area. This hotel was perfect. A typical Holiday Inn Express, with great beds and a friendly staff, the only complaint would be about the breakfast....normally very good at most locations... More

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

Thank you so much for your feedback on our property as it is feedback that helps us improve. We have taken steps to improve the breakfast experience by adding more staff and ensuring items are available as needed by you, our guest. We hope you will visit us again to give us a chance to show you that we are... More

New Orleans
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Stayed here July 9-10 11, 2011 What a great location but disappointing hotel because of management. Let me be very honest this could be a great review but because of lack of management I have to write this. We had reservations 6 weeks in advance and were flying into Tampa for two nights before going on a cruise on Carnival... More

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

Please accept our sincere apology for your negative experience during your stay. You can be assured that we are working on these issues and began putting two ladies in the breakfast area as well as added hotel housekeeping staff in order to have rooms ready on time. We have also done some recent training so our team is ready for... More

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Address: 2807 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens 2.5*
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The Brand New Holiday Inn Express & Suites is adjacent to Busch Gardens / Adventure Island and is the closest hotel to the University of South Florida and University Community Health Hospital. Enjoy a comfortable stay at the new Holiday Inn in Tampa, a preferred hotel of Busch Gardens, located within walking distance of the hotel. Your family will love staying at our Florida Green Lodging designated hotel in Tampa. We're located just off I-275, directly across the street from Busch Gardens and just a mile away from USF and University Community Health Hospital. Located in the heart of Tampa, we are in close proximity to several other local attractions, including Lowry Park Zoo, Port of Tampa, Florida Aquarium, and the Museum of Science and Industry. Business travelers will appreciate the amenities and services provided at our hotel too! Our Green Lodging hotel is in close proximity to many area businesses, such as Syniverse, Verizon Information Technologies, USAA and the Anheuser-Busch and the Yuengling Breweries. In addition, we provide meeting space that can accommodate up to 60 people with free wireless Internet access. While staying at our tropically landscaped Tampa hotel, you can enjoy our premium amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary, hot breakfast bar. Book your reservations now to take advantage of our great Tampa, FL hotel room deals and rates. ... more   less 
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