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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 #30 of 159 hotels in Tampa
Middleburg, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very Nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2009

We really enjoyed our stay here. The staff was very friendly and were there to answer any questions we had about the area. It was very very clean. The room was very roomy and fully equipped with the nessecities that we needed. It was inexpensive. It was very close to the amusement park that we wanted to go to. They also had shuddle service to the park and back.

Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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HolidayInnExpressBG, Sales Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, July 19, 2009
It was great to hear of your impressions and experiences while our guest at Holiday Inn Express – Tampa, USF/Busch Gardens. We strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing accommodation for our guests, and further, want to ensure an enjoyable experience through our hospitality.

We look forward to seeing you and serving you on your next visit!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Orlando, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2009

Clean rooms, pleasant, relaxing atrium area and overall friendly staff. If you are staying here to visit Busch Gardens, book this hotel now. It is very close and a good value. Adjoining neighborhood is suspect, and not a good place to take a walk or stroll. Backs up to an apartment complex. You get the idea.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnExpressBG, Sales Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, July 19, 2009
It was great to hear of your impressions and experiences while our guest at Holiday Inn Express – Tampa, USF/Busch Gardens. We strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing accommodation for our guests, and further, want to ensure an enjoyable experience through our hospitality.

I'm sure you can agree that we have provided to you a safe & secure, comfortable place to stay while visiting Tampa. We have no misgivings to the privately owned townhomes fenced off from our large parking lot. We have provided an economical, luxurious places to stay when visiting Tampa at a great value and look forward to seeing you and serving you on your next visit!
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Knoxville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2009

This hotel is new in 2008. It is very well kept and very clean. The rooms were quite large and I felt The beds were very comfortable! Very large bathroom. We were right across from Busch Gardens. The pool is kind of on the small side and doesn't accomodate very many people. Overall we were very impressed with this hotel and would recommend to anyone to stay.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnExpressBG, Sales Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, July 19, 2009
Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions and experience while our guest at Holiday Inn Express – Tampa, USF/Busch Gardens.

Yes, we are the newest (10/2008) AND closest hotel to Busch Gardens we are also close to USF, Greco Sports Complex, MOSI, USF Sundome, Moffitt Cancer Center, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Children Shriners Hospital. Convenient location off major interstates makes us easy to find and an various fine dining locations makes us the place to stay when visiting Tampa. I am happy you enjoyed your overall stay as we strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing accommodation for our guests, and further, want to ensure an enjoyable experience through our hospitality.
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Rhode Island
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2009

The place is new but will not stay nice if they don't do a better job servicing the rooms. Good breakfast, nice pool, and great service from desk and Maint. crew. The hotel isn't in the best neighborhood, close enough to walk to Busch Gardens but not a good idea.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnExpressBG, Sales Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, July 19, 2009
It was great to hear of your impressions and experiences while our guest at Holiday Inn Express – Tampa, USF/Busch Gardens.

It is our desire and effort to provide a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us, and regret that we have not fulfilled the opportunity to extend this hospitality to you and would appreciate your contacting me directly via email. Certainly, when approached with a concern our policy is to resolve the matter. I do ask that we have the opportunity to regain your confidence on a future visit to Tampa. We strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing accommodation for our guests, and further, want to ensure an enjoyable experience through our hospitality.

We look forward to seeing you and serving you on your next visit!
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Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2009

If you're planning a trip to Tampa, especially Bush Gardens, you will definitely want to stay at the Holiday Inn Express, Bush Blvd. Shuttle bus to Bush Gardens. Family, friendly atmosphere from the time you enter with a staff that is willing to accomodate your needs. Our room was wonderful with queen beds and a huge bathroom. With a teenager the microwave, fridge, and fast internet connection was a blessing for the rainy afternoon. Wonderful variety on breakfast bar. Plan to stay again next year.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnExpressBG, Sales Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, July 19, 2009
It was great to hear of your impressions and experiences while our guest at Holiday Inn Express – Tampa, USF/Busch Gardens. The convenience of the microwave and mini-fridge is such an added benefit for our guests and it's a pleasure to hear of your great vacation. We strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing accommodation for our guests, and further, want to ensure an enjoyable experience through our hospitality.

We look forward to seeing you and serving you on your next visit!
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Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2009

Just returned from a stay at the Holiday Inn on Busch Blvd. The rooms were modern and clean. Not the greatest neighborhood, but restaurants were in walking distance (Olive Garden right next door), My only complaint was that I paid for a suite - friends of mine booked a suite at another Holiday Inn close to this one - they had a door that separated the sleeping area so that they could stay up and watch TV after the kiddies went to sleep. We paid extra thinking that we would have the same accommodations however the suite was more like an ordinary hotel room with a microwave and small sink. I felt like I paid extra for nothing. Otherwise it was a good stay. We could see the roller coaster at Busch Gardens from our window so the location was very convenient.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnExpressBG, Sales Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, July 19, 2009
Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions and experience while our guest at Holiday Inn Express – Tampa, USF/Busch Gardens.

The suite you stayed in is a studio which includes the mini refrigerator, microwave, 32” Flat Screen.
Likewise, there is less privacy if traveling as a family or with friends, however we also offer 2-bedroom suite which includes 2 King size beds in separate rooms each providing a 32” flat screen LCD TV, a livingroom with pull out sleeper sofa also with its own TV. When you're coming back to Tampa-be sure to reserve the Two Bedroom Suite, I trust we will have the opportunity to strengthen your impression of us on your next visit to Tampa.

We strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing accommodation for our guests and want to ensure an enjoyable experience through our hospitality.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

This hotel is new. Opened in October 2008. The hotel is Close to Busch Gardens and the Yuengling Brewery. There are many restaurants in close proximity that are in walking distance. Denny's next door gives hotel guest 20% with the key card. Beware of the neighborhood, it is not the best. The hotel provides a shuttle to Busch Gardens but the van can only hold 10 passengers and they only offer the shuttle departure at 9, 9:30 and 10am. And then the shuttle leaves the park at 5pm to return to the hotel.

The rooms are new and modern with plenty of space. There are flat screen HD televisions, microwave and refrigerator. The breakfast is good. I suggest getting to breakfast early to beat the rush on weekends. Breakfast is from 6-9:30am As you can imagine this hotel is frequented by families so there are a lot of noisy disrespectful kids running all over the place. The pool is supposedly heated at 82 degrees. It felt more like 65.

The staff is great, they are more than glad to answer any questions you have. They are top notch.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnExpressBG, Sales Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, July 19, 2009
It was great to hear of your impressions and experiences while our guest at Holiday Inn Express – Tampa, USF/Busch Gardens. We strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing accommodation for our guests, and further, want to ensure an enjoyable experience through our hospitality.

It was a pleasure having you last month..we look forward to seeing you and serving you on your next visit!
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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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