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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens

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Reviewed May 4, 2013

We spent one night here after a cruise to go to Busch Gardens. Motel is clean, well kept and great location for Busch Gardens. The price is very reasonable and the breakfast was good, with lots of variety, even for a picky 3 year old. The shuttle service was very great, Rolando gave us a card with his cell phone...

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

Hello! Thank you for your review! We are glad you posted a review of our hotel, and how much you enjoyed your stay with us!

Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed April 28, 2013

OK now when we arrived here I was a little worried . You know i am a light sleeper and when we arrived we got put on the 1st floor the first room nearest elevators , reception and the breakfast area . It was 1 am and i was too tired to argue so i though I would give it...

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

Hello! Wow, let me first start by saying my team should not have given you the new hairdryer to install yourself. Very strange indeed is just you being very polite. I sincerely apologize for this oversight. I will make sure I address it with them so it won't happen again. Secondly, I am so pleased to hear your stay with...

morrow
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Rolando was one of the niciest shuttle driver I have ever encounted. He was very helpful every time we needed him.Always greeted us with a smile.Transporated us back and forth no question.Between him and the front desk attendents we had a very nice stay

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

Hey! Thank you for your review and for mentioning Rolando. As you can see from all the comments, he has quite a following on here! We love having him on our team!

Cape Cod
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Our family recently stayed at this hotel and selected it based upon Tripadvisor reviews, its proximity to Busch gardens, the pool (albeit small and chilly) and the free breakfast (a definite bonus for a family). We usually stay at Holiday Inn Expresses when we travel and have found some to be better than others. The hotel room we had was...

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

Hello! Thank you for your review. It was very detailed, and I love that you mentioned Rolando! He gives all our guests fantastic service. I have to agree with you about the pizza. We do everything possible to keep them from slipping the menus under the doors. They are very sneaky on when and how they do this. We hope...

Fayetteville, Georgia
Reviewed April 16, 2013

If you ever have a chance to visit Holiday Inn Express Tampa USF you won't de disappointed. the hotel is nice and clean but the Shuttle Driver, Rolando makes your vacation awesome. He has the most pleasant attitude and he is the most helpful and so very accommodating. I normally do not write reviews, but he deserves a shout out....

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

Hey! Rolando is getting to be our Rock Star around here! Thank you so much for your kind words. He is going to be thrilled to see his name here on Trip Advisor again!

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed April 15, 2013

we stayed here the week of April 9th for Spring break. We choose this hotel due to its proximity to Busch gardens. We used the shuttle service during our stay, both drivers Rolando and Sam were great. Free breakfast was good and hotel was clean and updated. Olive Garden and Red Lobster are adjacent to hotel. Although the neighborhood surrounding...

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

Hello, and thank you for your review! I am so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We all work very hard to make sure you have a great time. Rolando and Sam are our official representatives and the face of our hotel. They provide such great service to our guests, and we are happy they are on our team....

Plymouth, Minnesota
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Two adults and two kids. We stayed here due to the good reviews and the free shuttle to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. Sam, our shuttle driver, gave us his phone number, and was extremely helpful and kind. When we were there there was no shuttle service between 1-4pm. On hot days, we went to Busch Gardens for 3 hours,...

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

Hello! I love to see you had a great stay with us! Sam is the newest shuttle driver to join our team, and he has had a large impact already. We look forward to seeing his name here on Trip Advisor more and more. Although the area may seem rough, our guests rarely experience any issues with the area. Recently,...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed there for two nights without any complaint. The suite was very comfortable and clean. The staff was very attentive, especially the staff from the restaurant during breakfast. The hotel was very centric, it was close to Bush Gardens, USF and Moffit Cancer Center. If I need to stay in the area, I will definitely stay here again!

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

Hey! Thank you for such a great review of our hotel! We look forward to seeing you again when you get a chance to come back and see us!

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We checked in on Friday April 5, 2013 and stayed till Sunday, April 7, 2013. As always the room was clean, king size bed was very comfortable, bathroom area is a good size - two people can be in it without colliding with one another. We enjoyed watching the TV - great picture - and enjoyed watching HBO, which we...

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

Hey! Thank you for giving us a review! Wow! Seven times! We love that you keep coming back to see us! Until next time, take care!!!

Upstate, NY
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Excellent front desk customer service. Printer was not working, but they were more than accomodating. Excellent breakfast buffet! Nice pool too! A distance from Spring Training ballparks, but very nice! Good selection of restaurants within walking distance too.

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

Hi, and thank you for your review! The front office will be thrilled to see they were mentioned as a whole! Valerie has become an expert at printing boarding passes, tickets, and directions for all our guests. We had to get a new Business Center computer. The other one finally gave out from all the use it was getting!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $87 - $188 (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 & Suites Tampa Usf-Busch Gardens Hotel Tampa
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Tampa Usf-Busch Gardens
Holiday Inn Express Tampa
Holiday Inn Tampa
Hotel Style:
#38 Family Hotel in Tampa
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