Booked a family room 2 days before we were going to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island water park for a couple of days. Having driven up from Bradenton arrived at 09.15 and went in to see if could leave car there, go to Busch Gardens and check in later. Not a problem was the answer and we could check in as well as rooms were ready, then you can use the hotel courtesy shuttle to the park. We were in the park by 10 am. Last shuttle was about 9.30 but stayed for the 9pm show and fireworks, what a treat that was. Ended up walking back to hotel but only 15 minutes and half of that walking to the park entrance.
Hotel breakfast was included in $99 family room for 4. Can't complain at that and used shuttle following day. Saved $24 on parking charges at the 2 parks.
Hotel relatively new by looks of it and was very clean and tidy, rooms clean, great location for the parks.
- 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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