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“Pleasantly surprised and completely satisfied!” 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

A nice place to stay
It is centrally located to Busch Gardens and university mall ,Lowry Park Zoo and MOSI
The breakfast was food
You get to make your own waffles.
Would recommend staying if you plan on going to any of those places

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Eustis, Florida
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We chose to stay at this property because of the price and, therefore, didn't have very high expectations for this hotel. We were pleased with the room, it was right next to the lobby. (Loved that a microwave and fridge were included.) The gate for the pool was right across the hall and clanged loudly when it closed so we were very concerned until we found out it was locked at 11pm. Since we were on vacation, we weren't going to bed early - but if you are, ask for a different room, further from the gate.
Management was very good about dealing with any problems we encountered except for the wifi which we were told would be worked on the morning after we left.
I would probably choose to stay here again when my goal is to save money.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Stayed there last night. Close to Busch Gardens. Renovated nicely. Only problem was our room was first off elevator and by ice machine. Loud guests coming in late and getting ice. Guests need to be more courteous to other guests late at night. Would definitely stay there again. But not by the elevators. Great breakfast and comfortable beds. Large rooms. Real HD TV.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This hotel is so convenient. We have students at USF. This hotel is close, clean and provides a continental breakfast. The rooms are large, roomy, quiet and provides a small refrigerator and microwave. The rates are reasonable. We always book our rooms with La Quinta.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)

Address: 3701 East Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33612
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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:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#34 Family Hotel in Tampa
#40 Business Hotel in Tampa
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens) 2.5*
Number of rooms: 105
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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