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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here because I was getting married at the Bay Area Renaissance Fair and my bridesmaids and I needed a place to get ready. Being from Orlando it made no sense to stay home the night before and drive in the morning. The lobby is beautifully done. very clean and nice area for breakfast. We checked in without a...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback and congratulations on your wedding! We are very honored you chose our hotel and are glad to hear you had a great stay. We will definitely look into the banging noise to ensure no future guests are disturbed, thank you for bringing this to our attention. We hope you get the chance to...

Toronto
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel for three nights with the intention of visiting Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. The area looks a bit sketchy, but we had no issues. The hotel is right across the street from the park and conveniently located to restaurants and other stores. We ate at Olive Garden (right next door), Pollo Rumbero (across the street)...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed review of our hotel! We are so happy to hear you had such a great stay and were able to enjoy all the great restaurants nearby! I have shared your glowing review with Miss. Maureen and she is so happy to have been of service and that you took the time to speak...

Idaho Falls
Reviewed 1 week ago

Average room and cleanliness. Nice staff. Right next to Olive Garden and Red Lobster. Very close to Busch Gardens. Small outside pool. Had a deal with Busch Gardens for a ticket, parking, and one night stay with this hotel.

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We hope you had a great visit to Busch Gardens and hope you will stay with us the next time you visit Tampa so that we might have the chance to provide you with outstanding service! Sarah Schmidt General Manager

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As with most of the HIE, love their consistency. Quick check in, pleasant staff willing to help. Also this one has lot of eating options close by (Red Lobster, Burger King, Mc Donalds, Taco Bell). All and all a great stay in Tampa!

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your visit with us! We are so happy to hear you had a great visit and look forward to your next stay with us! Sarah Schmidt General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you plan to visit Busch Gardens, you'll want to stay here. Location, location, location - hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to/from BG that you can take at any time. Then when you're ready to leave the park, just call and the shuttle will arrive in minutes. Seems much easier than parking! Updated building, super friendly staff, clean rooms...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your awesome feedback! We are very pleased to hear you and your family had such a great visit while here in Tampa! We hope you had a blast at Busch Gardens and please keep us in mind the next time you are in the area! Sarah Schmidt General Manager

St. Augustine, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed there this past weekend for 3 nights and would certainly go back again and again. The room was immaculate and the bed was very comfortable. I brought my own pillow, but I actually liked their pillow better! The free breakfast consisted of cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, pancakes, muffins, donuts, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy,...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your outstanding review! We love to hear that you had such a great visit and that Maureen made your stay so memorable. We hope you can stay with us again the next time you visit Tampa! Sarah Schmidt General Manager

Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from 5 nights at the holiday inn express near Busch Gardens. All the staff that we encountered were friendly and helpful. The provided breakfast is a great way to start the day, cereal, toast, pancakes, omelettes, sausage, muffins etc. The rooms were comfortable with a microwave and small fridge. A complimentary bus is available for return...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are always happy to hear when our guests have a fantastic stay! I have shared your kind words with our team, especially Miss Maureen. We hope you get the chance to stay with us again very soon! Sarah Schmidt General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent the last week in Orlando and Tampa. We did an airbnb, a resort hotel, and this holiday inn. Guess who took the cake?... we had a wonderful experience here. The room met all of our needs. The staff quickly brought up a crib for our baby. The breakfast was tasty. The pool was warm. The...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

We are so happy to have been the highlight of your trip to Florida! We are glad you had a great vacation and loved our hotel! We hope you can stay with us again the next time you are in Tampa! Sarah Schmidt General Manager

Belgium
Reviewed February 15, 2017

We initially stayed at a Hilton closer to the downtown area and was very disappointed in the run down rooms (peeling paint, chipped and broken doors, loud a/c units) and lack of service. We moved to this Holiday Inn Express and were blown away by how kind and attentive the staff here were. After discovering that our room wasn't able...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are so glad you found our hotel and enjoyed your stay! We are very sorry you and your family did not feel well during your visit, but hope we were able to ensure you were comfortable until you felt better! Please visit with us again the next time you are in...

Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Nice clean hotel. Fitness gym is very small and missing weights. Internet is not great. Very polite check in staff and at first very helpful then later pretty busy on their private phones . Pool was lovely and very clean.

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are very glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for letting me know about team members on their phones, as this is not permitted at our hotel and I will be addressing this with our team. We hope you get the chance to stay with us again in the future! Sarah Schmidt...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Brand New Holiday Inn Express & Suites is adjacent to Busch Gardens / Adventure Island and is the closest hotel to the University of South Florida and University Community Health Hospital. Enjoy a comfortable stay at the new Holiday Inn in Tampa, a preferred hotel of Busch Gardens, located within walking distance of the hotel. Your family will love staying at our Florida Green Lodging designated hotel in Tampa. We're located just off I-275, directly across the street from Busch Gardens and just a mile away from USF and University Community Health Hospital. Located in the heart of Tampa, we are in close proximity to several other local attractions, including Lowry Park Zoo, Port of Tampa, Florida Aquarium, and the Museum of Science and Industry. Business travelers will appreciate the amenities and services provided at our hotel too! Our Green Lodging hotel is in close proximity to many area businesses, such as Syniverse, Verizon Information Technologies, USAA and the Anheuser-Busch and the Yuengling Breweries. In addition, we provide meeting space that can accommodate up to 60 people with free wireless Internet access. While staying at our tropically landscaped Tampa hotel, you can enjoy our premium amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary, hot breakfast bar. Book your reservations now to take advantage of our great Tampa, FL hotel room deals and rates. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens

Address: 2807 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612-8729
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: $112 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 123
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Tampa Usf-Busch Gardens
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa Usf-Busch Gardens Hotel Tampa
Holiday Inn Express Tampa
Holiday Inn Tampa
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#38 Family Hotel in Tampa
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Select rooms available through Busch Gardens Vacation packages (Standard double/King) but those are just fine!”
 of 5 bubbles 223janelleh, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Get a room facing the park if you want to see the rollercoasters”
 of 5 bubbles iluvdogsdee, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“There is not a bad room as they all face the courtyard/pool area”
 of 5 bubbles 729sherrih, Feb 6, 2017 | Read review
“Get mid hall or get a suite”
 of 5 bubbles peterpL1442FO, Jan 8, 2017 | Read review
“higher floors offer park view”
 of 5 bubbles DashellAdams, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
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