My husband and I stayed here when we came to Tampa for an event at Busch Gardens. We decided on this hotel because we had heard that there were a lot of bad areas near Busch Gardens and we were willing to stay further away to feel safe. The hotel was great for the price. It wasn't fancy but it was very comfortable and I felt like I was at home (maybe better than home as they had cookies when we checked in).
Everyone we met that worked there was smiling and friendly. They were also very helpful and provided us with maps of the area and recommendations for places to eat. They also gave us more information about the Busch Gardens area with suggestions on places to avoid. The room was clean and comfortable, and we enjoyed the extra perk of having a small refrigerator in our room.
As a side note for travelers, the hotel is off of I-75. It’s probably only a mile or so from I-4 (taking I-75) and it was about 6-7 miles from Busch Gardens. The hotel is near the fairgrounds and is located in a business park. Since it was a little further away from everything, it was really quiet.