I have been travelling to FL from overseas for the last 5 consecutive years. I finally managed to plan a trip to Tampa.. I booked a Vacation Package through Busch Gardens that included a two night stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.
The front desk employee was great and eager to assist. Kuddos to Arnie! Kuddos to Rolando, the shuttle driver, who was very helpful as well.
Check-in smoothly, the room was on the ground floor (very clean and neat, the bed was extremely comfortable as well as tha A/C).
Breakfast was ok, including cinammon rolls, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, pancakes, omelettes, fruit, etc...
There is a Taco Bell and Burger King at walking distance. I did not go there though, I went to a Red Lobster even closer! There is also an Olive Garden.
I was impressed at how the shuttle service went to and from the park all day long, even during the Howl-o-Scream event and picked me up with no issues at 1:30 am!
The fitness room and pool are nicely kept. I have been to many hotels, and this will certainly be a repeat when I visit Tampa 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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