We booked this hotel for one night post-cruise and in order to take a trip to Busch Gardens.
The hotel is a typical Embassy Suites so we knew what to expect and it delivered just that. A very warm welcome and good service from any staff we encountered. We arrived really early, expecting to have to store our bags, but were able to check in straight away (at around 9 am). We requested a high floor, quiet location and got just that - we could see Busch Gardens from our room
Good sized suite with plenty of amenities (fridge, microwave etc) - more than adequate for just two of us. We really like the idea of the managers cocktail party and enjoyed a few chips/dips/nibbles and some (very strong) drinks for a couple of hours in the evening. Having had a full day at Busch Gardens we didn't want to venture out so ate at the bar, the restaurant was closed due to a large function (wedding) in the hotel. It's nice to get a full cooked breakfast the next day too. Embassy Suites don't come cheap, compared to some hotels, but if you factor in the free drinks and breakfast it really works out to be pretty good value.
The hotel offers a free shuttle service to and from Busch Gardens, which we took advantage of so that we didn't have to park the car.
I can't really comment on the location of the hotel for a longer stay - we were only there for one night - but for a quick trip to Busch Gardens this place ticks all the boxes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Embassy Suites Tampa- USF/Near Busch Gardens is located less than 2 miles from major Tampa attractions including Busch Gardens, University of South Florida and the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). Our guests start their day with a free made-to-order breakfast and end the evening with our complimentary Evening Reception with snacks and drinks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Embassy Suites Tampa
- Embassy Busch Gardens Suites
- Tampa Embassy Suites