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“Successful Meeting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens

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Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3705 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612   |  
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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Successful Meeting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I recently held a meeting at the Embassy Suites USF and was very satisfied with the meeting space and the service I received. Sara was my event manager and she was so friendly, professional, and very easy to work with in preparation for my meeting. Steve and the banquet staff were always accessible and quick to fulfill any request onsite. The lunch was excellent as well, even though we chose the most inexpensive option due to our limited budget. Complimentary parking and breakfast was a major plus for our attendees as well!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the positive comments regarding your stay.

Thank you also for taking the time to mention Steve. I will share your comments with him.

Thank you for your business.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is an awesome hotel with amazing staff, especially Maria and Leslie. The sales folks are excellent led by Joyce Turner. It really is like going home; staff are cordial, friendly, and very accommodating. I make every effort to conduct my business with this hotel

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the positive comments regarding your stay.

Thank you also for taking the time to mention Maria, Leslie, and Joyce. I will share your comments with them.

Thank you for your business.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

My company recently held a cocktail reception in the waterfall area of the hotel. The atmosphere was great and everyone had an awesome time! Sara Meadows, the executive meeting manager at Embassy Suites USF, did an excellent job organizing the event and was around to make sure everything went smoothly. I would highly recommend this hotel for future events!!

E. Morris

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the positive comments regarding your stay.

Thank you also for taking the time to mention Sara. I will share your comments with her.

Please contact me directly so I can personally thank you for your business.

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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Decaturville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

they treat every guest with respect and go out of their way for guests. I love the shuttle service
buffet breakfast. their crab cakes are to die for stayed here twice this year and will be back in jan 2014.
they are minutes away from the james a haley va hospital, moffit med center, bush gardens
this is a centrally located hotel in tampa .

Room Tip: i don't think there is a bad room in this hotel
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the positive comments regarding your stay!

Thank you for your business and I hope you choose us again when you come back to visit.

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had a business event at the hotel, and the guests were all very pleased with the layout of the banquet rooms, the food, and the staff. The management is accomodating and professional, yet down-to-Earth at the same time, which makes for a pleasant business experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the positive comments regarding your event!

Thank you for your business and we look forward to seeing you again.

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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Mill Creek, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I'd like to share my extreme kudos for Steve Amatrading for his service while at a recent event hosted at the Embassy Suites in Tampa. He was our banquet captain and went above and beyond to ensure our event was a success! He's an asset to the overall team, thanks so much, Steve!!!
Sincerely,
~Morgan

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the positive comments regarding your stay.

Thank you also for taking the time to mention Steve. I will share your comments with him.

Thank you for your business.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I recently hosted a post conference reception and the Embassy Suites made it very easy.Sara Meadows was very responsive and flexible. We asked for some changes to the menu and she worked with me so I remained on budget. The day of the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would absolutely recommend the Embassy Suites for your events.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the positive comments regarding your stay.

Thank you also for taking the time to mention Sara. I will share your comments with her.

Please contact me directly so I can personally thank you for your business.

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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Additional Information about Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens

Address: 3705 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Tampa
#10 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#17 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens 3.5*
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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