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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

Angela the registration staffer was outstanding I travel a lot I am a platinum member at several hotel chains and so I know bad service - average service & outstanding service

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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 taking time out of your busy schedule to fill out a Trip Advisor review of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens! Angela will be thrilled to see her name on a review. We always celebrate a team member who is lucky enough to be recognized on a review site such... More 

West Virginia
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66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

This hotel is great for the price. It's within walking distance of Busch Gardens (about two blocks), and they offer a free shuttle back and forth at certain times. If you want to ride it, be sure to reserve a space for yourself ahead of time because it fills up. The breakfast was great and the eating area was very... 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 taking time out of your busy schedule to write a review of our hotel! We truly appreciate when guests give us and our future guests their thoughts on how we have done. I am very happy to read of your experience with us. The breakfast hostesses and guest services team will be very happy to see... More 

Southport
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66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Stayed here couple of times before, found staff a bit disinterested this time eg asked five times for extra hangers but got none - "housekeeping go off at 3pm, room is locked!". Decent room, good breakfast if a bit busy and chaotic (Halloween Week), hotel very busy but not noisy at night. Nice little pool but goes into shade midafternoon.... More 

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

Hello! I know this sounds repetitive if you have read my previous replies to everyone who leaves reviews for us, but I sincerely want to thank you for your review, and offer a sincere apology to you for the seeming lack of interest in helping you with your request for more hangers during your stay. I find this response to... More 

FL
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

This is a close hotel to Busch Gardens, it took us about 2 minutes to get to the parking lot for the theme park. The Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants are just a few steps away so we took advantage of that for our dinner. The rate we paid was less than $100 so we were not expecting much.... More 

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

First, let me thank you for your review. We are happy you chose us for your stay here in Tampa. Second, let me thank you for letting me know about the deliveries next door. We have a very good relationship with our neighbors, and I am sure we will be able to come to some sort of resolution about the... More 

Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

I love this hotel!!! We have stayed twice and both times was wonderful. The staff is the best. They are extremely friendly and nice. The hotel is pretty new so the rooms are very clean and modern. Breakfast buffet saves you money and a tasty breakfast too. If you are going to busch gardens, you have to stay here since... 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 taking time out of your schedule to write your review of our hotel. We absolutely agree with you, that anytime you come to Busch Gardens you need to stay with us! My team and I are working hard every day to get better and better at meeting and exceeding your expecations. We look forward to having... More 

Rome, Italy
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220 reviews
112 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

We stayed here for one night for a Busch Gardens day before visiting our friends in Fort Myers. Very closed to Busch Gardens, about five minutes drive to the park Very quickly check-in, room clean and confortable. The breakfast was ok and in the afternoon they offer pop-corns and biscuits. Very reasonable price !

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

Thank you for your review of our property! We know you had a lot of choices in the area, and are happy you decided to stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Akron, Ohio
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127 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

I reserved and pre paid for the room about 15 days in advance, at the Holiday Inn website, locking in a large discount. I chose this hotel because of a) Tripadvisor reviews; and b) I like Holiday Inn Express. I arrived at around 7:00PM on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 for a 3 night stay. My main idea for making this... More 

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

What a kind review from someone who is a prolific Trip Advisor contributor! Thank you so much! I love how you took us step by step through your entire stay. Including mentioning how to get a great rate by booking in advance. I also found it fantastic for you to mention the reviews here on Trip Advisor were a contributing... More 

Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

Went for a three day trip to Busch Gardens with my wife and 2 and 9 year old, Picked this hotel because of the location. This was one of the best hotel visits we've had in a long time. Front Desk Staff: Very helpful and contacted us shortly after we checked in to ask if we needed anything. Because of... More 

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

Wow. Now that is a thorough review! I love it! Thank you very much for taking time out of your day to write this review for us! My team and I love it when we get to share reviews such as yours with each other! Since August when I arrived here, we have really been focusing on making sure everything... More 

Coral Springs, Florida
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Only went with this hotel because I was told they run a shuttle service to Busch Gardens every hour. Total lie and they also lied about shuttle service to the Halloscream event. I could have gone with another hotel cheaper but with what I was told for the shuttle decided with this one. Front desk not helpful and could careless... More 

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

Hello. Please let me start by giving you a heartfelt apology for the issues you described in your review of my team and property. I take full responsibility when a guest lets us know we completely missed the mark on meeting or exceeding expectations. And by the tone of your review, it seems we missed the mark completely. For that,... More 

South Florida, Florida
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

We recently visited Bush Gardens to celebrate our son's birthday. After reading some nice comments from the general manager at this hotel regarding some changes being made to enhance guests stay. We felt that by taking the time answering to some of the reviews here, the manager genuinely cared for the comfort of the guests. We decided to make reservations... More 

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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 your review! My team will love seeing this. We have all been working very hard to make our place exactly as you described it. We have been trouble shooting known issues, like the breakfast overflow, and the shuttle service. And while we have made some fantastic advances in these areas we still aren’t satisfied... More 

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