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.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East/Brandon hotel is conveniently located in east Tampa, in Highland Oaks Business Park, near Sabal Park. Enjoy easy access to numerous attractions including the Florida State Fairgrounds, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre and the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center. A complimentary shuttle from the hotel runs within a five-mile radius, covering numerous shopping, restaurant and entertainment venues. Unwind in a spacious guest room or suite; complimentary WiFi, and a refrigerator and microwave in every room help make you room a Tampa home on the road.The relaxed atmosphere of Great American Grill® makes the ideal venue for lunch or dinner, in addition to its famous cooked-to-order breakfast. The 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® offers snacks for your in-room microwave. Keep beers and sodas cool in the in-room refrigerator. Maintain your work-out routine in the contemporary fitness center. Refresh under Tampa sun in the outdoor pool. Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East/Brandon hotel makes an elegant venue for meetings and functions of up to 180 guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East/Brandon Hotel Tampa
- Hilton Tampa
- Hilton Garden Inn Brandon
- Tampa Hilton