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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Tampa I-75 Bruce B. Downs

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8310 Galbraith Road, I-75 (exit 270) at Bruce B Downs Bl., Tampa, FL 33647
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I stayed at this property on August 22, 2014 for two nights. It was a wonderful experience. Check in was fast and the gentleman at the front desk was very pleasant to speak to. When I arrived at my room I was pleased with the size of the room and the amenities. Everything was spotless and in order. I slept... More

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georgeathisuites, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Tampa I-75 Bruce B. Downs, responded to this review

Dear Eli, Thank you for being our guest! I am happy to hear that our our team rpovided a fantastic experience. We appreciate your 5-Star recommendation for our future guests and we hope to see you again soon. Happy Travels! George Sandona, General Manager More

Abuja, Abuja Capital Territory, Nigeria
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent two nights in summer with the family while visiting Busch Gardens. Very conveniently located literally opposite Busch garden. Also located right in the middle of so many restaurants and eateries. Made the family stay very easy. I would recommended to family travellers and also Buscj Garden visitors.

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georgeathisuites, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Tampa I-75 Bruce B. Downs, responded to this review

Dear Nice, Thank you for recommending our hotel. I am happy that we were able to provide your family with a comfortable stay and that you were able to enjoy the surrounding restaurants. We wish you more happy travels and hope that you will return soon! George Sandona, General Manager More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonable price! Near everything! Excellent customer service! No sweat check in! Excellent breakfast! Clean....cleaner...cleanest! Shld be #1 hotel in Tampa! The room with a feel of good vibes! The staff are always smiling!!!!!!!!!

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georgeathisuites, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Tampa I-75 Bruce B. Downs, responded to this review

Dear Mia, Thank you for the nomination for #1 Hotel in Tampa. Your review leaves me smiling! Our team works tirelessly to provide the best in hospitality. Our best reward is when our guests can feel that commitment. I will be sure to share your compliments on the cleanliness with our award-winning housekeeping team today. Please come back and stay... More

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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town specifically for Busch Gardens and didn't realize the package we purchased from BG put us at this location until we tried to check in at the wrong hotel. So, unfortunately, this review is a bit skewed as we were most upset about being so far out. This location is approx 9 mi from Busch Gardens, and... More

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georgeathisuites, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Tampa I-75 Bruce B. Downs, responded to this review

Dear Gail, Thank you for the recommendation of our hotel, and the detailed review. We are happy to have served you! We understand that our distance from Busch Gardens may be a challenge, but it is our humble opinion that New Tampa offers the best overall stay and area amenities near Busch Gardens - as a matter of fact, most... More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can only echo every other fantabulous review left for this hotel. We stayed here for 3 nights as part of a Busch Gardens package. All the staff were extremely friendly, informative and helpful. We met the VERY lovely George every day, he came to chat with us and gave us some fab info regarding the park and some insider... More

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georgeathisuites, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Tampa I-75 Bruce B. Downs, responded to this review

Dear Emma, As far as I'm concerned - you're the famous one! You made it all of the way from Swindon, after all. Seriously, though, it was a pleasure to serve your family and to help scrub that "old Tampa" impression and give to a shiny one in New Tampa :). Thank you very much for the 5-Star Recommendation, for... More

Marlboro, New Jersey
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel good staff great drinks clean what else is there. Booked online with hotels.com charged 124 per night got an email from aaa, I'm a member, checked them out 79 bucks same room same night. True story, stay here it's really worth the trouble.

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georgeathisuites, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Tampa I-75 Bruce B. Downs, responded to this review

Dear Alarmed, Thanks so much for staying with us! We are grateful to have earned your 5 Star and your hearty recommendation. It is an honor to have served you and we hope you will be back to see us again soon. Happy Travels, George Sandona, General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't let the word "Express" fool you, this is a TOP NOTCH hotel that takes customer service to the highest level!!!! - upon check in they give you a FREE beer! It was by BDay so they gave me 2 - good breakfast in the am and ice cream bar at night - the most comfortable feather pillows EVER &... More

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georgeathisuites, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Tampa I-75 Bruce B. Downs, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thank you for your praise! I am glad that we made your birthday better. Our goal is for every guest to feel the red carpet under their feet on arrival. I am so glad that this was your experience. And a little ice cream before bed doesn't hurt either! I hope that you are enjoying the pillows and... More

Bassersdorf, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simple, goot hotel to relax after visiting Busch gardens or other attractions. No luxury, but practical, small pool if kids want to swim. The suites are said to accomodate 6, but 4 adults and 2 kids was too crowded for us. Not far away from park or center, but take the B downs avenue and not the I75

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Austin, Texas
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is very clean and they give you free ice cream from 8pm to 10pm.....that's better than a free beer. The AC units are old school and not controlled by a thermostat; also I wish they had more plugs and better plugs (USB) on the nightstand. Also the general manager was greeting guests in the lobby (in the morning),... More

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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of four stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks. We could not have been happier with our overall experience! Every single staff member was professional, courteous, and tended to every need we could have asked for. The hotel is located in a great quiet location which is great as well! The pool is very kid friendly and is... More

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georgeathisuites, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Tampa I-75 Bruce B. Downs, responded to this review

Dear Victor, Thanks for the great compliments to our team and hotel! As you could see during our two week stay, we are driven to excel at service. It was a pleasure to serve you and we thank you both for your service to country. We look forward to seeing you again on a future trip. George Sandona, General manager More

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Address: 8310 Galbraith Road, I-75 (exit 270) at Bruce B Downs Bl., Tampa, FL 33647
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Tampa I-75 Bruce B. Downs 2.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Find out why New Tampa is the 'Place To Be' The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is closest in New Tampa to Busch Gardens and University of South Florida (USF). This beautiful Hotel & Suites is located in the pristine 'New Tampa' area of Tampa and is easy to get to at I-75 exit 270. The hotel is close to everything; yet it is nestled in a peaceful nature preserve area. New Tampa is exciting, clean, fresh and new with over 15 restaurants and 5 golf courses. From the hotel you can walk to the new 20 screen movie theater, restaurants and shopping.This Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is recognized as having one of the best guest service ratings of any hotel in the country. It features a heated outdoor pool with lushly landscaped grounds, free high-speed Internet access in all rooms, wireless access in public areas, a business center, fitness center and the hotel s own putting green. The 27 suites also include a wet bar and 47" TV's. Executive suites & presidential suites feature Jacuzzi tubs, glass enclosed showers and multiple TV sets. This is the closest Express in New Tampa to Busch Gardens, USF-University of South Florida, DTCC, T-Mobile, USAA, Verizon, Coca-Cola, Achieve Global, Washington Mutual, JLM Industries, Telecom Park, Hidden River, Highwoods Preserve, Museum of Science & Industry, Moffitt Cancer Center and more. Pets under 35lbs are allowed in a limited number of guest rooms with a $50 deep clean fee. ... more   less 
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