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La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3701 East Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33612
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Ranked #23 of 159 hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Needing my husband to stay close to where he was receiving cancer treatments I found this hotel to work out for him. The staff was kind. The breakfast were excellent making it easy to eat during a time when it is hard to eat. There was almost no noise so he could relax and rest until his next treatment. The... More

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Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely from outside but not up to par with other La Quintas I've stayed at. Breakfast: bagels, breads stale. Boiled eggs are old and only hot item is the waffle. Wi-Fi is spotty. Unable to get work done because signal would come and go. When I asked hotel for assistance they had no idea what the problem was nor did... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have some mixed feelings about our stay, because overall the room was clean and well appointed for a mid priced hotel. The free breakfast was on the more minimalist side of free breakfasts, but it served its purpose. Check in was pretty painless. But there were two notable irritants ... One was a frustration I have often had at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is awesome. Rooms are clean and neat. Beds are comfortable. TV and WiFi are good. Staff is polite and helpful. Very reasonable price. There are many restaurants near by and it is near Busch Gardens. Breakfast is good.

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South Eastern Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having a son just beginning school at USF, in Tampa, I have tried a few different hotels in the area. This LaQuinta is nearly across from the main way in! PEFECT location to USF. Also - much nicer than others in the area - tropical area, pool, hot tub all outside and very inviting. BEST of all - go on... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Quinta generally gets a bad rap, but I have stayed twice at the USF hotel and have had a very nice experience. The rooms are clean and big and the outdoor pool area is very nice. I would definitely recommend this hotel. The price is generally lower than the the other ones in the area. I'm generally a hotel... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent one night here with our 3 dogs and it was quite comfortable. The room was clean and spacious and the front desk staff was extremely nice. My only complaint was the air conditioning - it most definitely wasn't cooling like it should have been. If you're traveling with pets, I'd recommend this hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

La Quinta Inns along East Fowler Ave, Tampa, Fl. was used frequently while our son was undergoing treatment at a local cancer treatment facility. Our entire family ( including our son's puppy dog ) received the greatest service and we all appreciate the staff at the Fowler Ave location.

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Palmetto, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

On June 19, 2014 we stayed here while our son went through orientation at USF, which is near bye. The front desk staff was professional and knowledgable. Initially the room looked clean but as soon as I took my shoes off and walked across the carpet i noticed it was very rough like it needed to be spot cleaned. I... More

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Address: 3701 East Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33612
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens) 2.5*
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Usf (Near Busch Gardens) Hotel Tampa
La Quinta Tampa
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Amenities

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 ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#17 Family Hotel in Tampa #30 Business Hotel in Tampa #31 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
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NEW! Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.The beautiful La Quinta Inn & Suites U.S.F. is newly renovated and located behind Busch Gardens, adjacent to the University of South Florida (host hotel for most USF Sundome functions). There is always plenty to do here: Hard Rock Nightclub at Seminole Casino, Nightlife in Ybor City, Museum of Science and Industry, Florida Aquarium, Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo, Florida State Fairgrounds. Don't forget professional sporting events (baseball, football, and hockey). Walk to a variety of great restaurants, or hit the malls (International, University, West Shore). Guests at the La Quinta Inn & Suites U.S.F. are treated with a Free Bright Side BreakfastTM each morning. Enjoy the heated pool and Jacuzzi and 24-hour fitness center. Rooms are spacious and come with free high-speed Internet access and more. We are in north Tampa between I-75 and I-275, just minutes from the area's renowned Hospitals (Veterans, Cancer Center, Shriner's). ... more   less 
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