Great welcome. Rooms clean. Breakfast had long queue, which was very well managed by the polite manageress and we found ourselves seated and eating relatively quickly. The food was good but the fact that they serve breakfast on small polystyrene plates with flimsy plastic cutlery beggars belief. REALLY! The bathroom had a card gave telling us how to help the environment (how to save them money). I wonder where serving food on non recyclable plates fits in with their "environmental policy"? Very close to Busch Gardens if not walking in the searing heat. I had emailed this hotel and was told shuttle to the theme park runs to and from every half hour. In actual fact you need to summon the shuttle and this fine if you have a triband mobile which works in the States, otherwise you may find yourselves walking quite a distance back, as we did! Had we been told this before I would have prebooked the Busch Gardens Parking in advance, which is cheaper than buying the parking on the day. Don't get me wrong this is a good hotel and I would have given five stars if it ere not for the misinformation re shuttle and the polystryrene!
- 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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