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Grand Suites Hotel near Busch Gardens - USF
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11310 North 30th Street, Tampa, FL 33612   |  
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Ranked #98 of 159 hotels in Tampa
Lighthouse Point, Florida
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“weekend getaway - fabulous”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

first of all, all the reviews on how friendly the staff is here were Spot On. from the front desk staff, to the maintenance guys to the bartender, Alyce, at the tiki bar. everyone was so friendly and nice. the room was a great size and the A.C. got very cold, which was so nice since it was 96' outside. we ate at the Village Inn next door twice. and we toured the brewery right across the street! we spent both nights at the tiki bar by the pool and ONLY complaint would be that they should be open more than 4 hours!!! great value, great location . .. we will be back.

Room Tip: maintenance is going on in the front right now . . . the back was perfect
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I put up a friend, who was having surgery through Moffitt there in May. I do that for friends often because of the lush gardens throughout the peaceful setting, friendly staff, cozy well equipped suites with door separating bedroom from living area. The views are lovely, the pool & other amenities well kept & managed.Several breakfasts are offered for a nominal price along with a varied free continental breakfast if you prefer. The dining area is set up like a little dinning room.
There are restaurants galore in the area & of course Busch Gardens is so close it's visible from just down the street.
This is like a quiet sanctuary where you'd least expect it & I recommend it highly.

Room Tip: I cannot say enough how this hotel of suites is the perfect sanctuary for any traveler. It's pea...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnTampa, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Suites Hotel near Busch Gardens - USF, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to share comments about your recent stay at our hotel. We are very pleased to know our staff and accomodations were well suited for your needs. We pride ourselves in taking the extra step to ensure a great experience to our guests. We are equally pleased when our efforts do not go unnoticed and you, our valued guest has taken the time to share your experience. Our most sincere thanks.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my 2nd time coming here. Hotel is under some renovation but that's ok everything was still great like last time. Room was very. Clean and Linda at front desk was very helpful on giving directions. We plan to stay here again in the future!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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HolidayInnTampa, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Suites Hotel near Busch Gardens - USF, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to share comments about your recent stay at our hotel. We are glad to hear your accomodations were clean and comfortable; just as expected, and that Linda was helpful and friendly. We appreciate your mention of our renovations as we are doing our best not to hinder the comfort of our guests. We are very excited about the changes happening at our hotel and hope you will visit again soon. All the wonderful changes are for you, our valued guest. Thank you again for sharing your experience.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a excellent choice if you are looking for a nice, well priced, convienient location for a trip to Busch Gardens, or are looking for a good location for proximity to the Haley VA Hospital/Moffitt Cancer Center. I've stayed here multiple times, and, unfailingly, the staff has been pleasant, helpful, and genuinely welcoming. They offer a dfiscounted rate for patients/family of both Moffitt and the VA Hospital, which in my case, is so appreciated! This property has a very nice, well maintained pool area, rooms with micro/fridges, a nice breakfast with coffee teas,, juices, yogurt, bagels, toast, cereals, fresh fruit included. You are within easy walking distance of restaurants and a Wawa station that is open 24/7. Definitely a good choice for this area, I've always been pleased!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnTampa, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Suites Hotel near Busch Gardens - USF, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to share comments about your recent stay with us. We are glad that we have met your expectations each and every time you have visited with us. As you could see, we are going through some awesome changes and we are so excited. We hope you will stay with us again in the very near future so you can see all the wonderful improvements we have made. Thank you again for sharing your experience.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This place is disgusting. Looks nice on the outside. Smells like old people a day the lady at the front desk had some bowel disorder and was making me sick. I guess it used to be a holiday inn. It was probably really nice in the late 80s and 90s. Woke up in the morning with either a huge bed bug or a roach in bed with me and when I got in room there was a dead spider on the bed. Hotwire.com is horrible. Tell you your going to get a hyatt or holiday Inn and I get this disgusting place.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnTampa, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Suites Hotel near Busch Gardens - USF, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Daniel,

Thank you for the delightful comments about your recent stay at our hotel. We are so pleased to hear you don't know the difference between a roach and a bed bug. We are equally pleased to hear your wonderful comment about our staff. It seems that you aren't well travelled and lack experience in dealing with people and booking channels. I am sorry for that. However, I appreciate your candor and taking time to share your experience.
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Great rate, nice hotel and. GREAT STAFF!!!

It used to be a Holiday Inn and is in the process of a multimillion dollar renovation.

Hotel is across the street from Busch Gardens and The University of South Florida's Tampa campus.

Would stay again if in the area.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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HolidayInnTampa, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Suites Hotel near Busch Gardens - USF, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Thank you for taking time to share feedback on your recent stay at our hotel. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed staying with us. We are in the midst of a huge renovation and a so glad to know our improvement efforts did not interfere with your stay. Please stay tuned for progress updates on our renovation. Again, thank you for posting comments about your experience with us.
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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

The rooms were clean. The staff was nice. We stayed two nights. The housekeeping turns off the ac when she cleans. It was awful coming back to a hot room. Breakfast was continental but decent,and gotta pay extra for eggs, pancakes and bacon. We stayed on a Thursday and Friday. Thursday night was super quiet. On Friday night it was the opposite. The pool area had a lot of noise, not from people in the pool. The people at the tiki bar were loud. The tiki bar is located approx 5-8 feet from the poolside where you get in at(3 ft area) The people therewere loud and cursing. My kids wanted to go swimming. There was no way that I would allow for them to go and be around such drunks and profanity. They cried there selves to sleep that night because I wouldn't let them go swim. I would HIGHLY recommend relocating the tiki bar from the pool area where kids come to swim. Overall it was a good stay. I would stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnTampa, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Suites Hotel near Busch Gardens - USF, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Thank you for taking time to share comments about your recent stay. We are pleased to know your stay was overall enjoyable. However, your concerns have been noted and will be addressed, and we apologize for your kids not being able to swim on Friday night. We are going through some major changes and your comments are very important. We appreciate your suggestion to relocate the tiki bar because of its proximity to the pool area. Please stay tuned for updates on the exciting changes ahead. We hope you will consider our hotel again on your next visit to Tampa.
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Address: 11310 North 30th Street, Tampa, FL 33612
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #98 of 159 hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Suites Hotel near Busch Gardens - USF 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are currently under renovation at the Grand Suites Hotel near Busch Gardens-USF is the perfect hotel with a prime location when traveling to Tampa! Conveniently located within 1 mile of Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida, MOSI, University Community Hospital and James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. Offering two-room suites, a beautifully landscaped courtyard area, outdoor pool, on-site restaurant and Tiki Bar, we've got what you are looking for all in one place. Our two room suites have lifestyle amenities including FREE WIFI, separate living room area, microwave, fridge, sleeper sofa, activity table with chairs and your choice of one King Bed or Two Double Beds. The Holiday Inn & Suites near Busch Gardens-USF is only 15 miles from Tampa International Airport and 8 miles from beautiful, historic downtown Tampa! Relax and let us drive you to your destination - offering complimentary shuttle transportation to area attractions within a two mile radius. Additionally we also offer a complimentary business center, complimentary fitness center and 2,250 square feet of banquet and meeting space. Our complimentary WIFI is offered throughout the property to help keep you connected when away from home! Enjoy breakfast in our Courtyard Cafe. Relax in pool-side or in our beautifully landscaped courtyard area. The Grand Suites near Busch Gardens-USF is not just another hotel - we are your home away from home! ... more   less 
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