Nice, clean, modern hotel. Traveled with my husband, 14 yr old daughter, and 13 yr old son. We spent two nights there when we stopped in Tampa to spend a day at Busch Gardens on the way to Marco Island. We had two rooms on the first floor near the lobby. It was quiet, very comfortable, and we felt safe. Free in-room wi-fi was a plus. First night we walked to Olive Garden next door for a late supper. There are plenty of fast food and chain restaurants in the vicinity. Arnie checked us in and was great. Robert, the shuttle driver to Busch Gardens, deserves all the credit he gets! He set the tone for a great day and a great end to the day! Don't forget to tip him! The only reason we don't rate the hotel as "excellent" is that the breakfast buffet is too small for the number of people that come down, and the lines are very long even just for coffee. Despite that, we'd definitely stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Holiday Inn Express Tampa
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