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“Convenient location” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #23 of 159 hotels in Tampa
Brunswick, Ohio
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“Convenient location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stopped here for 3 nights. It was a nice place to stay overall. I liked the fact they had a pool and hot tub and a daily continental breakfast with several choices, including make your own waffles and that the coffee was available all day. There was no restaurant on site, but plenty on the strip and also a room service option with many choices, which we did not use. The hotel accepts pets and my only issue was that there were no dedicated rooms for people travelling with pets. Our room was very clean but I did notice areas throughout the hotel where there were stains on the carpet. Our room had two double beds and no microwave or mini fridge, which I would have appreciated during our stay, but it did have a desk. Definitely a good value, especially with our AAA discount! Perfect location near USF which was our goal to be near.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

beautiful landscaping, well kept lobby, hallways, rooms and bathroom. Only compliant was housekeeping woke me with a knock on the door at 9am and then again at 10am - even though checkout was at noon. Never felt rushed to "get out" before at any other hotel 3hrs and 2 hrs prior to checkout. I would stay here again - but be sure to put the "do not disturb" sign out the night before.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

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 Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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:
#18 Family Hotel in Tampa
#30 Business Hotel in Tampa
#31 Romantic 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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