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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 #93 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“One of the best stays ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stay here for one night but the experience was absolutely amazing.

Right upon check in we were greeted by receptionist Tara. I only have a lot of compliments for her. She is friendly, helpful and approchable.

Location of the hotel is very convenient. Only 5 minutes ride ro Busch Gardens park and hotel does providw free shuttle service.

Rooms are amazing. Completely refubrished and extremley clean and spacious. We had one of the best sleeps there.

Pool is also very nice.

Breakfast is basic but good enough.

When in Tampa, I will definitely stay there again and again.

Once again I would like to thank Tara as she was truly amazing.

Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • 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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Gardiner
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we checked in, Linda was very pleasant and was a pleasure to deal with during our stay. She as well as all the staff were very friendly and always had a smile on their face. The hotel was being remodeled and the construction was no problem at all. We stayed in a room that had been done already. Very nice place to stay at a good price. Pool and breakfast were also very good. When in the area again we will definitely be staying here again. Thanks for making our trip a pleasure. Joe & Nancy - Gardiner, Me

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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start by saying that effective April 1st, 2015 this will be a Holiday Inn Franchise. Stayed 3 nights March 23-26, 2015 while on business trip in Tampa. This hotel is in an excellent location if you are visiting Busch Gardens-Tampa. Plenty of restaurants surround it including a Village Inn and McAllister Deli at walking distance. Winn Dixie Supermarket, Long Horn Steakhouse and Burger shops closeby. Busch Gardens is not located in a very safe area. It is a run down part of Tampa that the City - for unknown reasons - does not maintain well. As a South Florida resident, I have visited Busch Gardens many many times in my lifetime and the area just gets worse. Just keep your guard up at all times.

This hotel is undergoing remodeling to meet Holiday Inn standards. We were assigned room 344 on the third floor. Brand new everything CLEAN. King bed, desk, dresser, 32" flatscreen - very comfortable. Nice size bathroom and vanity area. Has a sitting room when you enter with a sleeper sofa, a second 32" flat screen, fridge, micro, ironing, in-room coffee and TWO closets! Very comfortable suite. Hotel has a pool and free breakfast which meets the minimum standard. One elevator on the entire property and it is located at the very end of the building making it inconvenient for most rooms. Free WiFi at a good speed. Lobby also has two PC's and a printer - complimentary. Vending Machines throughout.

Front desk is great! Especially Ms. Tara. What an asset to this hotel! The entire staff is friendly and willing to help with anything! I recommend this modest hotel for your Tampa Stay.

Stayed March 2015, traveled on business
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HolidayInnTampa, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Suites Hotel near Busch Gardens - USF, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking time to share comments about your recent stay at our hotel. We are pleased to know you enjoyed our hotel and the newly renovated guest rooms. We do hope you will stay with us again on your next visit to Tampa. Again, thank you for sharing your experience.
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Tallahassee, Florida
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13 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I was assigned this property for work and very pleased from start to heading home. This is an older property going through rehab and later this summer will become a Holiday Inn. The suite was spacous with a nice couch, king size bed and reasonable size frig. Two new flat screen TVs. Breakfast was OK but nothing special. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnTampa, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Suites Hotel near Busch Gardens - USF, responded to this review, March 23, 2015
Thank you for taking time to share comments about your recent stay at our hotel. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay and will consider our hotel for future lodging needs. We appreciate your feedback as we strive to deliver the best possible guest experience. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts. We hope to see you on your next visit to Tampa.
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Callaway, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I am crippled. I was given a newly renovated accessible suite. It was a great suite except for the shower. The handicapped MUST have a hand held shower as well as grab bars and stool, I would give 5 stars if had a hand held shower
The place is in the midst of renovation and take over by Holiday Inn. It is a beautiful place, i hop[e they will make the shower truly usable by the handicapped.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnTampa, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Suites Hotel near Busch Gardens - USF, responded to this review, March 23, 2015
Thank you for taking time to share comments about your recent stay. We are glad to know our hotel was enjoyable for you and your family. Please know that we value your feed back as we strive for 100% guest satisfaction. We have heard your concerns about the ADA accessible shower. You will be pleased to know that we have recently completed a guest room with an ADA compliant, roll-in shower. We have plans for 2 additional rooms with roll-in showers as we want to accommodate each and every guest. We appreciate your taking time to share your experience. We do hope to see you again soon.
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Sanford, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Where do i begin, to start off a group of us were down there for 2 weeks for work the rooms were under renovations so they were missing things such as waste baskets and toilet paper holders. the biggest issue was there breakfast the first day theyhad cold gravy and no bisquits the next day the had bisquits and no gravy. we were told by the breakfast MGR that we could not take the food out of the breakfast room because people were hoarding it. I'm not sure who would hoard the slop they called breakfast. The apples were so full of wax they stuck to your hands. The wi fi was a joke some of our group could connect in there rooms with no problem but most the wi fi would go in and out or no wi fi at all.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnTampa, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Suites Hotel near Busch Gardens - USF, responded to this review, February 24, 2015
Thank you for your candid remarks. Please know your concerns will be addressed.
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Grayling
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Staying here for 12 days with 15 coworkers.Some of have the newly remodeled rooms which are nice,most have the old. However there isn't a price diff between the two.And the old rooms are not the cleanest. Breakfast is a joke, found expired food and gravy with no biscuits etc.

  • Stayed February 2015
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnTampa, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Suites Hotel near Busch Gardens - USF, responded to this review, February 24, 2015
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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 #93 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Suites Hotel near Busch Gardens - USF 3*
Number of rooms: 127
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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