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

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8310 Galbraith Road, I-75 (exit 270) at Bruce B Downs Bl., Tampa, FL 33647
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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

Stayed last July on a Busch Gardens package and it was great. Our room was upgraded to a Queen Suite at no extra charge. My family were made so welcome. * Location was great with a good few lovely restaurant within walking distance. I think we went to TGIF and the local chinese. * Check in was easy/friendly/offered ice-cream in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed here and and a wonderful experience from my room in the jacuzzi suite, the room was great we loved the fact that it was two separate rooms. Also the front desk staff was great (Helle,Gary,Lorenzo,Jess) upon checking in they greated us gave us free water and a 2pm c/o since i am a member of the ihg... More 

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

Dear ilanpeacock, First of all let me thank you for taking time to write your review. Your comments are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. It is nice to read that the room type you received is well to your liking and rated your... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for six nights during a recent family vacation during which we visited Busch Gardens, Sea World, etc. The hotel is located about 10-15 minutes from Busch Gardens and 1.5 hours from Sea World and other Orlando attractions. The hotel pool was clean, had towels available, and was open until 10:00PM. Breakfast is free and consists... More 

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was a family trip so needed space,the presidential suite was a perfect fit.There were no bells and whistles to speak of but the practicality of that room for 4 on different sleep schedules was perfect.In the past we've always spent more (for that space)next trip ill compare this room type to others before we decide.Only bad is no hot... 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 Kalamazoo, Thank you very much for staying with us! You made a good choice with the presidential suite - everyone had the opportunity to sleep late and the early riser could move around at his leisure. We enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to your next trip. Happy Travels! George Sandona, General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Hotel was clean and beds were comfortable. Staff were very friendly and took care of our needs. Loved the ice cream hour for the kids. The only problem I had with this hotel is the suites are not large. It was a little difficult having play time with small children.

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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 Darlene, Thank you for staying us with and thank you so much for your recommendation. I am glad that our team served you well and the ice cream made for a nice end to your day. On you next trip in, please feel free to contact me directly before booking, as we have four different suite configurations. Perhaps there... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stayed here with my son and his girlfriend. Had a very pleasant stay. Judy at the front desk was very informative and helpful about the area, as my son is moving here in July. Steve, another staff member was very friendly, helpful and full of ideas and suggestions for moving to Florida. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone staying... 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 Ep, Thank you for sharing your experience at our hotel. We love our role as "Welcome Wagon" for folks who are considering a move to Tampa. I agree that Judy and Steve are both extraordinary in their love for hospitality. I am glad that you enjoyed your time with us and proud that we are your hotel of choice.... More 

Winter Garden, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great stay for 1 night with a big family. The 2 room king fit the bill. Breakfast was excellent and the TV clarity was HD clear. Lots of tv channels to choose from. It is a great choice if you are Wanting to rest while visiting Busch gardens Tampa. Also the kids loved the pool

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

Dear Lyndon, Thank you for staying with us! I am very happy to hear that the Presidential Suite was "just the ticket" for your family during your Busch Gardens trip. We enjoyed the opportunity to be of service and look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Tampa! Happy Travels! George Sandona, GM More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

On a self drive holiday from England we wanted somewhere mid point fromSanford airport and Clearwater which was clean, comfortable, free parking and breakfast (also good value) this hotel ticked all the boxes and more. Very friendly staff, as previous reviewers have stated nothing is too much trouble. On our arrival all given a bottle of cold water, and the... 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 Jill & Family, Thank you for travelling all of the way from England to stay in our happy hotel! I appreciate your kind, detailed review of the amenities and the property. We put a lot of love into all of those details and I am glad to know that your family enjoyed them. We hope to be serving you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It was my birthday weekend w/friends and family this past April. Our first visit to New Tampa and it was a most enjoyable visit. The accommodations were clean and comfortable.the staff was very friendly and helpful. We utilized the heated pool and enjoyed Mimosas after a hearty complimentary breakfast provided by the hotel. By the staff suggestion, we had a... 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 Irene, We were so happy to know that you chose Tampa, and specifically our hotel, for your birthday celebration. I agree that a real birthday celebration takes about three days and I am glad that we provided a great launching point for Busch Gardens, the Hard Rock Casino AND the white sand beaches. We were happy to have you... More 

Tustin, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

As a frequent business traveler, I’ve stayed at my fair share of Holiday Inn Express properties and have unfortunately had several stays that were little more than adequate. Happily, this was one of the best Holiday Inn Express hotels I’ve ever encountered. The hotel is located a couple blocks off the main drag (the very busy Bruce B. Downs Blvd.),... 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 Dan, As a Top Contributor at Tripadvisor, I find your 5 Star Recommendation especially rewarding. Our goal is to send everyone away happier that they chose our location, and your compliments speak for themselves. We look forward to serving you again when the road leads to Tampa. Happy Travels! George Sandona, General Manager More 

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