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Days Inn West of Busch Gardens
1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2901 E. Busch Blvd/I-275, Tampa, FL 33612 (Formerly Days Inn Busch Garden Maingate)   |  
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Ranked #133 of 159 hotels in Tampa
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I think of myself as being broadly tolerant of crappy motels at low prices. If the room is reasonably clean, safe and free of biting insects then I'm usually happy. In this case, the room was both dirty and unsafe.

Most of the electrical outlets in my room were completely detached from the wall with exposed wires hanging out (see photo). This room would be completely unsafe for anyone travelling with a small child, and there is even a risk of electric shock to an adult plugging in a laptop or phone charger. The risk of fire or shock is enormous and immediate and this room should not have been occupied by anyone. If other rooms are in a similar state, the motel should be shut down by a building inspector or a fire marshal.

The furniture was in poor condition and the desk was literally falling apart (see photo). Housekeeping was poor. There was filth, including a big collection of public hairs, behind the bathroom door (I'll spare you a photo of that).

The best that I can say is that the staff was friendly. I get the impression that they just don't have enough people or budget to adequately maintain such a large number of rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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daysinnwestofbuschga, Webmaster at Days Inn West of Busch Gardens, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing the Days Inn for your last visit to our area.

We also thank you for giving us a review and it is very much appreciated.

Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken:

Hotel upkeep staffs have ensured that all amenities are perfect and functional.

Special actions have been taken to check all the electrical fixtures are sound and safe..

We invite you once again to stay with us and experience a new hospitality.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager.
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Kissimmee
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Great service. Disgusting rooms. Everything wa filthy. Sheets towels floors walls and smelled something terrible. Ha to spray Lysol just to remove the smell when you walked in the door EACH time!! :(

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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daysinnwestofbuschga, Webmaster at Days Inn West of Busch Gardens, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Days Inn during your last visit to our area.

We are sorry to hear that the cleanliness and amenities were not up to the mark.

We have taken all the steps to ensure the utmost cleanliness and finest hospitality and all hotel amenities and linen etc so that your next stay at our hotel a memorable experience like the other Comfort Suites.

We take our guest reviews quite seriously and please expect the best with us next time for sure.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager.
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Orlando
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Unfortunately this has to be my worst experience with Days Inn. Check in was great and friendly. Rooms are a bit dated but for the money what can you expect. Unfortunately around *;30 pm phone rang and said it was front desk and computer down and wanting name and address and if went on probably billing info. Told person I would go to front desk and a minute later phone rang and said computer back up. Walked up to office anyway and told front desk attendant. He didn't seem concerned and just said to not give info out (duh). I would think with today's technology he should of called authorities for phone tracing. Hour later had knock on door stating room service, didn't anser door. Unfortunately I do feel this is partly to blame on the police force in this area as they are across the road from Busch Gardens and the area is getting run down. Not once did I see a police cruiser drive through the parking lot unlike what you will see in other cities if they have problems. The cuban restaurant that shares the front building with the front desk though has excellent food and at a very reasonable price

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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daysinnwestofbuschga, Webmaster at Days Inn West of Busch Gardens, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Days Inn West of Busch Gardens for your recent stay in our area. I am sorry it was not the pleasant stay you and your employees had anticipated.

Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following actions were taken:

• Front desk received additional training in the courteous, helpful manner in which they are to treat our valued guests.

• Management was informed of the problem you experienced during your stay.

We take our reviews very seriously. I hope that the next time you visit our area; you will once again choose to stay at Days Inn West of Busch Gardens. I think you will be greatly pleased.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager.
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NAPLES
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The tv remote didnt work it was fixed when i walked to the lobby and they excanged it the lights by the bed didnt work,no hot water after 10 min not good when it is cold out side had to wait to take showers,there were water stains on the ceiling of the room im guessing do to a roof leak.

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

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daysinnwestofbuschga, Webmaster at Days Inn West of Busch Gardens, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Days Inn West of Busch Gardens for your recent stay in our area.

Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following actions were taken:

• Maintenance was informed of the TV remote, lights by the bed, No hot water in the room assigned to you and instructed to look into it.

I hope that the next time you visit our area; you will once again choose to stay at Days Inn West of Busch Gardens. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager.
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Additional Information about Days Inn West of Busch Gardens

Address: 2901 E. Busch Blvd/I-275, Tampa, FL 33612 (Formerly Days Inn Busch Garden Maingate)
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #133 of 159 hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Days Inn West of Busch Gardens 1.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern - Near Busch Gardens. ... more   less 
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