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Douglas, Georgia
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our stay relates to treatment being received from H. Lee Moffett Cancer Institute. Front Desk with Tari and Valerie you will receive no less than perfection. Same goes with the Breakfast staff, Mary, Rebecca and Carmen; great food accompanied by geat smiles and cooked with love and perfection. And this is what makes a great Holidlay Inn Express & Suites...

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

Hello! I am so happy you were able to post a review of your recent stay with us. On top of all that you remembered all my team members that made your stay so memorable! They will love seeing their names posted here on Trip Advisor. We make a very big deal of it here during team meetings. Thank you...

Vero Beach, Florida
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Holiday Inn was clean and neat , everything you would expect in a holiday Inn , but Ryan C, General Manager went out of his way to make us welcome after we lost our reservation at another hotel . He made us feel welcome , the room was clean and neat , morning breakfast was good and where else can...

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

Hello! Thank you so much for filling out a review for your recent stay. I really do appreciate it when out guests let everyone know how much they enjoyed their stay. I hope to see you all again real soon!

Greenville, North Carolina
Reviewed July 3, 2013

This Holiday Express was similar to any other Holiday Express. However, the majority of the staff were super friendly which is probably why so many people were staying there. Also it is just across the road from Busch Gardens which was the purpose of our visit to the area. Rates which include breakfast were very reasonable. Liked the coffee. Rooms...

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

HI! Thank you so much for taking time out to fill our a Trip Advisor for your stay. We appreciate the recognition all our hard work gets us! We hope you get a chance to come stay with us again real soon, maybe for the opening of Falcons Fury next year at Busch Gardens, or Howl-O-Scream in October!

Atlanta
Reviewed June 28, 2013

I have to admit I was nervous when we took the exit to come to the hotel. Even during the day the area/neighborhood seems suspect. I was pleasantly surprised to see the hotel lobby was clean along with our room. The thing I liked most about the room was it was spacious and bigger than we expected with a little...

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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 so much for taking time out to review your stay with us. We all work really hard around here to make sure everyone has a great stay. I am so happy you gave us a shot. So many people find when they stay with us their original impression of the area is not as bad as...

Panama City, Florida
Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely loved it...great food, service, and next door to Busch gardens was a plus! There is so much to be said about this hotel but I don't feel like typing it lol. Go to the Busch gardens website and get the package with this hotel and you won't go wrong!

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

Hello! Thank you so much for your comments! We really appreciate it!

Cape Coral, Florida
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Stayed at this hotel in 2011 with my husband to go to Busch Gardens and didn't hesitate to book it again for my trip yesterday with my nieces. We returned today and, again, had a wonderful experience with this hotel. Excellent service and extremely friendly staff. Complimentary breakfast with plenty of options for a satisfying meal to start off the...

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

Thank you for coming back to see us!

Wauconda, Illinois, United States
Reviewed June 26, 2013

The Good - the staff, especially Valerie and Ashley were extremely polite and helpful with our needs. The women making breakfast on 6/24 were so kind and helpful to my 6 year old grandson.Breakfast choices were plentiful. Proximity to the park is fantastic. The Bad - the shuttle does not run between 1 and 4 in the afternoons - I...

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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 writing a review about our hotel. And thank you for mentioning Ashley and Valerie in your review! They both work very hard to keep our guests happy. As for the shuttle, we all do our best to get the word out on the websites, and when you check in about the times the shuttle runs. It...

Beaufort, South Carolina
Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We had a 2 bedroom with a pull out bed. The size was perfect and a great value for the price. Room was really clean. The shuttle to Busch Gardens was great leaving and all you had to do was call to be picked up. Our driver Rolando was a safe driver and very respectful. The breakfast in the morning...

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

Hello! Thank you so much for your review! My whole team and I take customer service very seriously around here, and that includes me being in the lobby each morning I am here talking to everyone. If you have an issue that needs to be resolved, directions, questions answered, or anything else, that is what we are all here for,...

florida
Reviewed June 23, 2013

The beds were old and walls are very thin. We could hear every move of the people next to us. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms were fairly clean. The area was horrible, but close to Bush Gardens. Overall it was decent, but we would never go back.

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Sarah R, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review regarding your recent stay. I am more than happy that you have mentioned our friendly and helpful staff. It encourages our team members to work even harder and consistently delight our guests. However, I would like to apologize for any disturbance you have experienced during your...

Huntsville, Alabama
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Stayed at this hotel June 11-12, 2013. Room was clean, staff helpful (thank you, Ashley for changing our room.) Shuttle service is great -thank you, Sam. Our driver was Sam- he gave us his cell # and picked us a few minutes after we called him. The front desk clerk printed us out directions to our next stop. It 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, and especially singling out Ashley and Sam for their exceptional service! It is a big deal around here when team members get mentioned on Trip Advisor. Sam has been getting a lot of great comments recently. Ashley is new to our team and has already proven herself when it comes to taking care of...

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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
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $111 - $210 (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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