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“Value, but lower quality” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)

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La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3701 East Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33612   |  
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Ranked #25 of 159 hotels in Tampa
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“Value, but lower quality”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012 via mobile

We had a great time at Busch gardens love the water park and the carribean restuarant next store. The lq is smaller than most but adequate

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We had a great stay at this hotel for a weekend event at USF. There were 3 adults in the room with 2 double beds. The room was very spacious and the bathroom was a great size! The pool area was nice, it is very close to USF, and it's clean. Breakfast was adequate, but a little disappointing. No hot food except waffles and not a lot of variety. Price was OK.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

After being appalled at the condition of the La Quinta near Busch Gardens, we drove a mile down the road to stay at the hotel located across from the university. Unlike most La Quintas, this hotel has access to the rooms from the inside. It is a four story structure that has recently been refurbished. The rooms are spacious and quite comfortable. There is a small pool and hottub, as well as a lovely garden area with a gazebo. The staff were very helpful and attentive to our needs, as we've come to expect from nearly all La Quintas.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011 via mobile

Not located within walking distance of anything. Breakfast is gross.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

We stayed in this hotel last year in March for a Spring break trip, then my husband and I were back again for our honeymoon. This hotel was spotless, extremely comfortable, smelled nice, had a wonderful breakfast, and the pool (with mini waterfall) and hot tub felt private and secluded because it was against trees, rather than open space or a highway. And the value was great! Make sure to book for 3 nights or more and you can often get crazy good rates... we stayed for $59/night! It was amazing, and we'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)

Address: 3701 East Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33612
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Tampa
#34 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#39 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens) 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NEW! Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.The beautiful La Quinta Inn & Suites U.S.F. is newly renovated and located behind Busch Gardens, adjacent to the University of South Florida (host hotel for most USF Sundome functions). There is always plenty to do here: Hard Rock Nightclub at Seminole Casino, Nightlife in Ybor City, Museum of Science and Industry, Florida Aquarium, Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo, Florida State Fairgrounds. Don't forget professional sporting events (baseball, football, and hockey). Walk to a variety of great restaurants, or hit the malls (International, University, West Shore). Guests at the La Quinta Inn & Suites U.S.F. are treated with a Free Bright Side BreakfastTM each morning. Enjoy the heated pool and Jacuzzi and 24-hour fitness center. Rooms are spacious and come with free high-speed Internet access and more. We are in north Tampa between I-75 and I-275, just minutes from the area's renowned Hospitals (Veterans, Cancer Center, Shriner's). ... more   less 
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