Stayed at the hotel in September 2009 whilst on holiday in Orlando, we were visiting Bush Gardens and a Tampa Bay Buccanneers game the next day.
The hotel was convenient for both events and well situated. We checked in at 3pm, and I was really impressed to be greeted as a Priority Club Platinum member and made to feel very welcome. The only downside at check-in was that the Jacuzzi Room we had booked was still occupied. However, the staff were quick to sort this out and offer a suite insead.
The room was fantastic with a huge bed, clean and spaciious bathroom and seperate sitting area. I was amazed to turn the TV to get numerous TV channels with a number of them in HD! In the UK a Holiday Inn Express would give you maybe 8 channels all of which would have appalling picture quality.
The complimentary breakfast was great, and overall would not hesitate to recommend this hotel. We are returning to Florida in 2010 and will hopefully return to the hotel for a weekend in Tampa.
- 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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