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“Great hotel but a bit pricey” 4 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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Brandon, Florida
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I travel a lot and La Quinta is a good deal, but doesn't really stand out from it's compeditors. The breakfast was continental (bagels, muffins etc) and the other amenities were as expected (A 12x14ft room used as a "gym" consisting of a single tred mill and pedal bike and an average size pool) and the staff at this location was friendly and helped when asked, but did not seem to go the extra mile.

The WiFi was free, but slow and connectivity in the rooms on the 3rd floor was spotty.
Rooms were clean. Beds were firm and noise from the traffic on the main road was minimal.

All in all I would say spend the extra $10 and go to a brand one notch up on the scale.

Room Tip: 3rd floor was quiet, but WiFi signal was bad there.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We needed a night to stay until we were to depart on a Cruise Ship the next day. We really enjoyed our overnight stay. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. We never saw any bugs in the room. The breakfast was fine. We made our own waffles and enjoyed the TV in the breakfast room. Check in and out was great and we would stay here again if needed.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Tampa
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Great Place. Very clean and beds are amazing. Allow pets which was nice since we were moving to the area. Breakfast was not good. Need more selection like muffins not just toast and bagels and waffels

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I'm glad I read the reviews here before I went to stay at this hotel. Most of them are true. This building is very old, some of the folks who stay here are sketchy! I used earned 2 nights stay on a points system, and thought about paying for an additional 2 nights, but chose to go to another hotel. I'm so glad I did. Room was mostly clean, however the furniture is from 1972 AND was moldy damaged! I even took a picture of it, because I couldn't believe a hotel room would have nasty furniture. There is enough space underneath the door for an animal to crawl under. The toilet also has a permanent stain. Also the storage room next door was always left open all hours of the night. Next year I will either stay elsewhere or pay for a decent clean room!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Long Island
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18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I was in Tampa for business for 2 days, and stayed at the La Quinta Inn. It was clean and the bed was comfortable, although the sheets were pretty lousy. Water pressure in shower adequate, TV was a nice new flat screen with lots of channels. Wifi did not work well in my room, but since I was barely there it really did not matter. The area this motel is in is very sketchy. But it is directly across the street from Busch Gardens, which I would think is a big plus if you are going there, no need to even drive! The one downfall is the breakfast. Very very basic...Also, hallways are concrete exposed to the outside and pretty dated.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I chose this property because we can walk to Busch Gardens (about 1 mile). I also get a discount based on my occupation, so the rate was the best in he area. I knew going into this, not to expect a La Quinta on the nicer end of the spectrum. However, I did not expect to check into my room and find the mirror dirty, the A/C cover falling off, and worst of all, long dark hairs in the shower drain. Makes me wonder if they even cleaned the room to begin with, or if they just swapped out the towels and made the bed as-is. I plan on talking to management today.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Keri F
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Address: 9202 North 30th Street, Tampa, FL 33612
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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
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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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