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“Econominal and Clean” 4 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 #26 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Cape Coral, Florida
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Econominal and Clean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We arrived at La Quinta Inn about 3pm on friday for a weekend stay. Check-in as well as check-out was very easy.The room was clean and up to date. Being on the third floor we felt quite secure in the room . The included breakfast was ok but not the best we ever had , the hours for breakfast on weekends was 6-10 am but on weekdays only till 9am and the selection was limited.
The hotel is a convenient short distance to Busch Gardens Tampa. All in all this was a good place to stay and we enjoyed our long weekend very much.
As a side note there is a La Quinta on Busch Blvd closer to the park and with slightly cheaper rates but I was not very happy there and only stayed there once and only for one night .

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • 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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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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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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#16 Family Hotel in Tampa
#26 Spa Hotel in Tampa
#26 On the Beach Hotel in Tampa
#32 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#34 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*
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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