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“'It Was A Fantastic Stay'” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2807 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612   |  
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Ranked #31 of 159 hotels in Tampa
Rio Grande City, Texas
1 review
“'It Was A Fantastic Stay'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The view in our room was beautiful the firework. The breakfast was great the ladies were super nice we love it.Staff were super nice and friendly .The room was extremely nice and clean with an area for refrigerator and microwave. restaurants near by ❤❤❤❤❤

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words about our hotel. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back and see us again on your next trip to Tampa.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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shreveport , la
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

this hotel and the staff was great, we arrived at the hotel about an hour and a half early on sun 7/21/13 and the recept. if we could leave our bags there and she checked and yes they have one of our rooms ready so she gave us our first room , no problem and we got upstairs and the cleaning lady was in the second room , oh she was very nice too, she said our second room was ready, she called back to the front desk to tell the the nice lady, she gave us our second room on this sunday with early check in, the cleaning staff the front desk were super nice, the hotel was very, very clean, thae beds was comfortable, my sons enjoyed the room they were in and this was a great vacation with a great place to stay, the shuttle drivers was very good and super nice, I thank the front desk sending us skippers smokehouse we loved it, great food, I love this hotel and the people who works there, my family and me thank you so much, it was great.

Room Tip: get a room to see the nightly fireworks from the windows it was great.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
This is truly a wonderful review to see. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. I will be sure to pass this review along to the entire team. They really appreciate it when their hardwork is recognized. I am glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your time here and hope that you will come back and see us. Thank you.
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Jacksonville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

You can view the roller coasters and fireworks from your room or outside the hotel parking lot. The room and bathroom was average size but extremely clean. The breakfast buffet was great. They had a machine that makes pancakes. If you don't like the breakfast, I-HOP is on the same block. Olive Garden and Red Lobster is located on the block also. No shortage of places to eat. The shuttle driver was outstanding and even gave us his number to call for a ride back to the hotel if we missed him. The night desk person was very professional and helpful according to my wife when she checked us in. They have a pool but we didn't get a chance to use it. I wish a jacuzzi would have been on the premise. Excellent value, I would stay here again on a trip to Busch Gardens.

Room Tip: Choose a higher floor to view the park and fireworks overlooking the parking lot.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Hello and thank you for your kind words about our hotel. We love to hear that we were able to meet the needs of our guest. Please come and see us on your next trip to tampa.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We booked the hotel based on price and location to Busch Gardens. The room was clean with a nice-sized area for a refrigerator and microwave as well as storage. Being members of the Holiday Inn rewards program we also received a bag of popcorn and bottle of water at check-in, a nice touch. There were four adults in the room and we had enough space. The room was clean and the staff was friendly. We didn't have the opportunity to use the pool, fitness area or shuttle service. The breakfast was very good although there was a problem with the pancake maker. Even though the hotel was full, the staff kept the breakfast area well stocked. Food establishments were within walking distance for lunch and dinner. Beds were comfortable, there was free wifi and free parking. My only recommendation would be to have coffee 24-7 in the lobby.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such kind words about our hotel. Our breakfast staff will be thrilled to see that they were mention on Tripadvisor. They work very hard to make sure that all of our guests get to start their day off with a good breakfast. We will make sure that we replace our coffee through out the day so that it is fresh 24/7. Please come back and see us.
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Crestview, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The convenience to Busch Gardens is wonderful! They have a great morning buffet for their guests too and the place was spotless. And we loved being able to walk to Olive Garden after a long day at the park. Our only grump would be that we got a suite, and according to the photos and description online, we were getting 2 beds, plus a nice sitting area with a couch. Perfect for a family, right? Instead we had a large room with a huge Jacuzzi in it! Like we would use that for a family? We heard the gal at the front desk tell the folks ahead of us at check-in that they were completely booked. If not for that, we would have called and asked to switch room. But all in all, the cleanliness of this hotel, and convenience of location will guarantee that we'll stay there when we head back to Tampa and Busch Gardens again.

Room Tip: The suites are reasonably priced. Just make sure to ask "with" or "without" Jac...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Hello Mamasonn and thank you so much for your review of hotel. We are very fortunate to being an area with so much to offer. It really helps make our guests’ stays convenient and enjoyable. I am also very sorry that you were not provided the room you thought you were booking, and truly appreciate your understanding that we were full. We are looking forward to your next stay with us.
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Middletown, Rhode Island
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My wife and two girls stayed a couple nights. Breakfast was fantastic, the two ladies kept up with the amount of people enjoying the breakfast. We chose this place because of the close proximity of Busch Gardens and shuttle service. Rolando, you were fabulous. My family and I want to say a special thank you to Rolando the shuttle service driver. We would call and Rolando would be there within a couple minutes. Rolando, enjoy the jet ski with your sons.

Room Tip: As with any hotel, try to stay away from rooms near the elevator.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Hello. Thank you for taking time out of our day to fill out a Trip Advisor review for us. Rolando will love seeing your comments, and I am happy he made your stay so memorable! Please come back and see us again soon!
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Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

An average hotel for the money. Beds were Comfortable, bathroom was clean but towels were stained. Stayed 2 nights and the used towels were not replaced on the second day. The room was kind of cramped and one of the beds was right next to the air conditioner so we had to use 1 bed when we wanted 2. A lot of debris around the back and under the furniture. We even found a sneaker from someone who stayed there before us, so that says alot for the way the rooms are cleaned.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Hello. Please let me start by apologizing for the issues you describe in your review of our hotel. It is not typical for our rooms not to be spotless for each and every one of our guests, and I am deeply sorry we missed the mark in your case. Please rest assured I will be addressing this personally with the whole housekeeping department.

We take great pride, and work very hard to make sure each time a guest checks in they have a great stay.

Please come back and see us again soon so you can see the improvements we are going to make!
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens

Address: 2807 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
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 ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens 2.5*
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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