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“Nice for a couple of days” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens

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La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9202 North 30th Street, Tampa, FL 33612   |  
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Ranked #85 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice for a couple of days”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

The room was clean. There wasn't any housekeeping to change towels or make beds. Pool towels basket was empty. We were lucky to ran in one of the housekeeping girls. Breakfast was satisfactory. Pool area was also nice. Best part is that is only half a mile from the entrance of Busch gardens.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I travel all over the America and this was one of the must pleasent vist I have experienced with LaQuinta. The staff was very courteous and went out of their way to make you feel at home. I will place this location on my favorite list when returning to this area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This hottel is clean, decorated nice, and the service is great. A big draw for me for LaQuinta is how they welcome pets. I always stay in the back of the hotel since there is plenty of room for them to do their business and walk them. Busch Agdens is across the street and there are plenty of nice restaurants nearby. Luxury for less.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Ocala, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Literally right across the street from Busch Gardens, lots of restaurants in the area. But this place was pretty disgusting. We got a smoking room, went to change it and was told they did not have any non smoking rooms available. The smoking room was horrible, the scent, the sheets, the carpet. Everything just looked really dirty. Looked like there was a blood stain on the carpet. The sheets did not look completely clean. It was really cheap and we did get what we paid for. I would have rather paid a little more to stay someplace cleaner.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

After staying at a wonderful La Quinta in Jacksonville, the one in Tampa was disgusting. We walked on the carpet in our room with our bare feet and after a few minutes our soles of our feet were black. There was dried up dog poop under the sink area. The hostess in the breakfast room dropped trash cans whenever she emptied them and then gave everyone the evil eye. Our friends in the next room had the same problems except they were fourtunate enough to have a fridge and microwave. Of course, we paid the same price. Tried to talk to the manager "Daniel" but would not return our call.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Boca Raton, Florida
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38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We had a much better experience than we expected after seeing all the negative reviews, but we booked the hotel on faith since we've always enjoyed La Quinta hotels and we wanted to save the parking money for Busch Gardens. (It's a 1.2 mile walk across 1 traffic light. Really not bad.) The outside of the building looks great, the front lobby is very nice, and the area around it isn't creepy in my opinion like some people reviewed. Our room turned out to be very clean and comfortable. When we were came in, it smelled a little stale, but we'd brought some febreeze based on the reviews and that was the end of that problem. I love La Quinta beds better than any hotel, and this was no exception - very soft and cozy. I LOVE that this is a pet friendly - without fee - hotel. We have an amazing and well behaved 8 lb pomeranian who travels everywhere with us, so no pet fee is always a treat! The pool looked awesome and clean, though we didn't get in. The breakfast was okay - nothing special, but the waffles looked good. The 2nd day at Busch Gardens we got awesome $3 muffins from the starbucks dessert shop near the entrance anyways. My ONLY complaint about this hotel isn't the hotel's fault - it's the loud guests. We had a room on the ground floor right in front of the pool, and there were people talking, shouting and running until midnight. We didn't hear through the walls or ceiling, but for some reason you can hear EVERYTHING going on outside. Nothing we could do about it or the hotel. SO... my suggestion for getting a good night's sleep would be to get a room on the highest floor or maybe the other side of the building than the pool. Otherwise, I really enjoyed our 3 night stay, and I would recommend this hotel if you're going to Busch Gardens, and we would stay again.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens

Address: 9202 North 30th Street, Tampa, FL 33612
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens 2*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NEW! Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.The La Quinta Inn Tampa Busch Gardens is only a mile from Adventure Islands Theme Parks and Busch Gardens theme park. Other family attractions include the Museum of Science and Industry, Lowry Park, and the Zoo. Ride the trolley at exciting Channelside or partake in the enchanting ni...See moreghtlife at Ybor City. Busch's Family Sports Bar & Grill is adjacent to the property and Yuengling Brewing Company is only a mile. Shopping destinations include University Square Mall and International Plaza. We are two miles from the University of South Florida. Walk from here to Johnson Battery Controls; it's just a mile to Pepsi-Cola, Quest Diagnostics, and Moffit Cancer Center. Find everything you need for an enjoyable stay at the La Quinta Inn Tampa Busch Gardens. We have a sparkling outdoor swimming pool and a game room. There is a guest laundry facility. All of our clean and comfortable rooms include free high-speed Internet access, a 25-inch TV with free cable, pay-per-view movies, Nintendo game system, and more. Enjoy a delicious Free Bright Side Breakfast every morning. Bus parking available. ... more   less 
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