The rooms were nice -- spacious 2 room suites, with a small kitchenette area with microwave, sink & fridge.The bathroom is small. Wifi signals were problematic, necessitating a room switch. (Rooms nearer the front office seem to have stronger signal.)
The lighting is dim, and there are no desks and there are too few electrical outlets. It appears that all rooms are being gutted and rebuilt - or at least a major renovation is underway, and there are construction workers all around the property through the workday.
The pool and surrounding public areas are exceptionally nice. The pool is clean and larger than average and the surrounding sitting areas are among the nicest we've encountered in the area.
The hotel is considerably past its prime. But given the spacious dimensions of the rooms and the pool and public spaces, it has potential to be one of the nicer hotels near USF and Busch Gardens.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn & Suites Near Busch Gardens - Usf Hotel Tampa
- Holiday Inn And Suites Near Busch Gardens - Usf