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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great hotel to stay in Tampa, closest to USF and very near to Busch Gardens. Complimentary breakfast is huge, evening happy hour with free cocktails and snacks was great, pool was beautiful. Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 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, 4 weeks ago
Dear MargaretS,

Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 5 star review!

We are proud of our entire team and I will share your comments with them.

Thank you again for the review and the positive comments.

We hope to see you again soon!

Thank you.

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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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Located on USF campus right off main road makes this location great. Shuttle to Busch Gardens if travelling there and that alone saves 20 for parking at the theme park. Clean well equipped rooms. Nice made to order omelets and other fare for breakfast just like a restaurant when travelling with family the savings are substantial. Highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, 4 weeks ago
Dear mlsgd,

Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 5 star review!

Thank you for your comments regarding our free cooked to order breakfast.

We are proud of our entire team and I will share your comments with them.

We look forward to having you back!

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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Miami Lakes, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our long weekend stay was exceptional. The close proximity of the park and the convenience of the complementary shuttle to and from the park was a significant added value that added relaxation to my weekend as did the complementary breakfast and evening reception. I recommend it without reservation (no pun intended!)

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 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, 5 weeks ago
Dear RobertG,

Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 5 star review!

We are proud of our entire team and I will share your comments with them.

I am thrilled you enjoyed our free services!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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Westchester, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Room comfortable
staff excellent
Televisions worked nice choice of channels
Elevators fast and working
Ample parking
Really nice decor in the lobby
Gym reasonable
Shuttle service was prompt
Not too noisy
Kid friendly

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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, August 9, 2014
Dear morena5561,

Thank you for your 4 star review.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our hotel. We are proud of our entire team and I will share your feedback with them.

We hope we have another chance to see you soon!

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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North Port, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great service. Shakis and Pennette from Mangrove Grill were excellent hostess and server. Hotel has wonderful cocktail hour and breakfast. Hotel does need updating. We had to change rooms because our first one was not very clean.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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, 4 weeks ago
Dear Pat I,

Thank you for taking the time out to give us a review.

Thank you for your comments regarding Mangroves Grille.

I apologize for the cleanliness of the first suite you were checked in to. I will share your comments with my Executive Housekeeper.

We are proud of Shakis, Pennette, and our entire team and I will share your comments with them.

We look forward to having you back.

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The customer service was great! The rooms could have been cleaner but it was alright. They made beds each day but didn't change sheets. They do a free huge breakfast buffet but all the food is hard or not hot. The BEST thing they offer is free open bar from 5:30 to 7:30 every night!!!!! It's cold to swim anytime after 2 when the sun isn't shining on that side of the building. The spa is GREEN! Overall it's a decent stay but could have been cleaner.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, August 8, 2014
Dear Soldierlover,

Thank you for your 4 star review.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our hotel. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and we're very sorry you were unhappy with some of our services. We will take your comments under consideration as we continually work to improve our guest experience. We hope you will consider staying with us in the future.

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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Charleston SC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited last weekend for the second time to enjoy Busch Gardens. What an amazing staff - friendly and eager to please! Room was super clean - breakfast was delicious - and in my book - nothing says "welcome" better than a complimentary cocktail. We will be back soon.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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, August 6, 2014
Dear Paulstek,

Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 5 star review!

Thank you for your comments regarding our customer service, free cooked to order breakfast, and evening reception.

We are proud of our entire team and I will share your comments with them.

We look forward to having you back!

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:
#4 Business Hotel in Tampa
#9 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#18 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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