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“Dirty & filthy!” 1 of 5 stars
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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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“Dirty & filthy!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Very dirty room! Pillow cases were filthy with hair on them. Carpet looked like it hadn't been vacuumed in a month. Bathroom floor was dirty, ceilings were stained, walls were damaged. Never will stay here again - it was late and we were out of choices.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 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, March 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. These reviews are one of our best tools in making sure that the standards which we set for our establishment are being maintained.

Upon receipt of your review the following steps were taken.

• Housekeeping received additional training concerning the level of cleanliness required of them as our employees.

• Maintenance was informed of the problem you experienced with the Carpet and damage wall in the room assigned to you and instructed to see to its repair or replacement.

I hope that you will reconsider your decision never to stay at the Days Inn West of Busch Gardens again. I think that upon another visit you would be greatly pleased.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager.
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Worst hotel I have EVER stayed at. Absolutely disgusting! Bathroom full of mold, grout full of who knows what. Dirty towels, stained sheets, moldy a/c, tv remote didn't work, bed was uncomfortable hard and lumpy, huge cracks and water damage to the ceiling, seedy characters in the parking lot, loud groups of unchecked riff raff. No coat of paint or change of sheets could possibly help this dump. The entire building was falling apart. Huge cracks in the concrete and the room was leaning. (At first we just thought we were crazy, but a ball placed on the floor anywhere in the room rolled toward the wall with the door) When we woke the next morning, walked down the moving balcony area, we looked at the building and sure enough you can clearly see its all sagging down.

If I hadn't pre-paid for the room, I would have left immediately. I would have rather slept in my car, and would have if I could have fit 4 people to sleep and wasn't worried about the ne'er do well parking lot hang out.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 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, March 14, 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 steps were taken:

• Maintenance was informed of the Mold in the bathroom, Dirty towels, stained sheets, moldy a/c, TV remote, hard bed, huge cracks and water damage to the ceiling and instructed to see to the needed repairs or replacement.

• Management and desk staff was reminded of their responsibility to see to it that our valued guests remember to be thoughtful of their fellow guests.

We take our reviews 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 very pleased.

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:
#133 Spa Hotel in Tampa
#133 On the Beach Hotel 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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