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“Disgusting” 1 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
Sanford, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Disgusting”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It is amazing that this property is still allowed to have the La Quinta sign in front of it. This was the worst hotel I have stayed in in over 30 years! Terrible condition and dirty outside hallways. I would not stay in this property again if they paid me!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 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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Rating summary
  • 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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Bergen, Norway
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The rooms was nothing more then tolerable -. However, there was a lot of family drama at the public area. Fighting and shouting in plain sight.

The rooms could have used a refurbishment since there was fungus in the rooms.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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West Palm Beach, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The beds are very comfortable. While we were there they were having all the carpets cleaned in the hotel so the rooms were very fresh. We were on a family vacation so we had three rooms. The pool was very nice. Hotel staff was wonderful. The only draw back was we were directly across from the elevator and so every smoker in the building seemed to come smoke in front of our room. Other then that the trip was wonderful! It was so close to Busch Gardens we actually walked. I wouldn't however recommend that with small children.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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Sarasota, Florida
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights while having treatments at Moffitt. It was very convenient as it is only two miles away maybe less. There are many food options and a pharmacy near by. The positives were the hot tub and pool area, breakfast and the special Moffitt rate for the room. The negatives were finding two live roaches in the room and we were given the room right next to the construction. They are re-doing one on the entry ways and we were woke up before 8am with banging of equipment and men talking right outside our window. When we went to the front desk we were told they were not suppose to jack hammer until 9am. They did move us but that was the room we found the roaches. They do not have Sunsports so if you are a Rays fan bring your radio. The staff were friendly. I think we will being staying somewhere else next time.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed 1 night 20th July. It was a handy stop off to visit Busch Gardens on an evening when queues are more user friendly. I booked a room with 2 double beds for 3 adults. On the down side the beds were not at all comfortable or flat! It had a general feeling of being a little grubby and the bathroom had a nasty black mould at floor level of the bath. On the plus side the staff were friendly and helpful, there is a pool, continental breakfast was included, the room had air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, TV, coffee machine, and it is very close to Busch Gardens with free firework display every night. And we only paid $66 which equates to £40.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I am Retired Military and this hotel is Great The Staff is very friendly and even remember my name i stay here at least 14 days a month i stay because it is convienent to the VA medical center. The Rooms are clean and fresh they even give me the same room every time im here.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We reserved a room with 2 queen sized beds for three adults. When we got there the room smelled so badly of smoke we asked to move rooms. None of us smoke why would we want a smoking room when we reserved a job smoking room? We ended up in a room with one bed and a very worn out roll away that was so bad we had to put it on the floor and the office wouldn't give us any other padding and said that there were no more rooms. I will never come back and never stay at another one. It'd the worst hotel I've been to in years.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 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:
#8 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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