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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed December 28, 2012

The lady who greeted us at the reception desk was very friendly, their complementary breakfast included fresh made pancakes, the rooms are well maintained, and they have free shuttle service to Busch Gardens which saves a lot of money for parking. This is a terrific value.

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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 the time to leave us such a nice review! We aim to please all of our guests and I feel that the Team has accomplished this! Hope to see you again soon!

Pennsylvania
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Check in was quick and the room was in good condition. It had a microwave, small fridge, desk, window had a nice view of Busch garden coaster. The park is very close to the hotel. Chris was our driver and he did a great job. Breakfast was good, they had milk, hot chocolate, juice, pancakes, cereal, eggs, muffins, etc. One...

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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 the time to leave us a review! I am so sorry that you had problems with your pillows and the drain in your shower! I am pleased to hear that the team was able to fix that for you though! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed breakfast and Chris will be...

N Ft Myers Fl
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Room was nice. Service was great. transportation to busch gardens was very good. Only negative was the weather. cold by florida standards. overall a very pleasant trip. Only negative was that the hotel was very crowded and you had to use overflow rooms to eat. Solved the problem by getting a tray and eating in my room.

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

Hello! I am happy to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay! I am sorry that we were not able to seat you in the breakfast area but we use overflow seating so that everyone can enjoy breakfast near the breakfast area. I am happy that you were able to find an alternative that accommodated you though! I wish I...

Ontario
Reviewed December 24, 2012

We stayed here while at Busch Gardens for the Christmastown event. Every staff member we dealt with was amazing. At check-in the desk clerk was friendly and full of information. She called up to our room a few minutes after check-in to ensure we were happy with the room. We used the shuttle to get over to Busch. We already...

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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 choosing us to stay with during your visit to Busch Gardens here is Tampa! Rolando gets his name mentioned on here a lot, and we all know it is because he is such a great shuttle driver! We are thrilled to hear you are being converted from the Hampton over to us! We work really hard...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed December 16, 2012

We always stay at this hotel when visiting Busch Garden - this past weekend must have been our 12th time there. The staff is always friendly, the rooms are comfortable and so clean. The complimentary breakfast is great - the food is fresh, replenishing what is needed by the staff, one of whom is Carmen, area where you eat is...

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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 your review, and for mentioning Carmen! She will love seeing her name on Trip Advisor! Thank you for mentioning our clean rooms and our free complimentary breakfast. We are so happy you chose us as your hotel to stay so close to Busch Gardens Tampa. Our free shuttle service, convenience, and rooms make us...

Daytona Beach, Florida
Reviewed December 9, 2012

The hotel is so close to Busch Gardens! The staff was great! We had great time. Star at the frong desk and Chris our shuttle bus driver were awesome! The breakfast was good, rooms were comfortable and pool was nice. I loved to sit at the pool and watch the rollar coaster at night.

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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 taking time to fill out a review for us here on Trip Advisor! Starr and Chris are going to be so excited to see their names in your review! It is a really big deal for one of our team members to get their names mentioned! Please come back and see us again real soon,...

Gainesville
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Excellent stay. The staff was incredibly friendly. A shuttle service is available from the hotel to Busch Gardens. The driver for us was Rolando and he was very friendly and helpful. Staff at the front desk was very helpful in helping me find everything I needed and had forgotten. Booking another stay there right now.

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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 filling out a review for us here on Trip Advisor! Again, Rolando, is mentioned for his superior customer service. He is an integral part of our team, and we are very happy he was able to show you how we all strive to exceed our customers service standards.

Cape Coral, Florida
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Awesome customer service!! Valerie the receptionist was so helpful and simply put, great!! Rolando was the best driver we have had while using a shuttle service to and from an amusement park. Every person on staff was very courteous and attentive. The room was very clean and spacious and the beds felt like you were sleeping on a cloud. The...

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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 excited to see Valerie’s name in your review! She doesn’t get mentioned as much as my other team members since she is a full time student at USF, and works when she can with us. But while she is on duty, you can be assured she will take care of everything you need. She is great...

Canton, Michigan
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Comfortable as Holiday Inn's go. Front desk staff was polite and accomodating. Offering to lock up our luggage as we arrived early getting off a cruise ship. Also offering to call a cab for us to take us to the airport after our stay. The breakfast buffet was fine, although crowded, but not the fault of the hotel. We stayed...

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

Thank you for filling out such a detailed review of our hotel. We appreciate the time you took to do that for us. Rolando is getting to be very popular here on Trip Advisor, and we love having him on our team. He is a true team member and will jump in where ever any of us needs him. We...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed November 27, 2012

The staff is amazing and helpful.The Receptionist Reyne and Rolando the friendly driver Served us as if we were the only ones staying at the hotel, The free shuttle to Busch Gardens was quick and convenient The breakfast in the morning was great with a large selection of food The beds were very comfortable. We will definitely return to this...

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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 mentioning Reyna and Rolando. They have been getting their names on Trip Advisor a lot lately. That means they really take customer service seriously, and we are happy to have them on our team. Thank you for taking time out of your day to post a review for us, and we hope to have you back...

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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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  • 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: $88 - $187 (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
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#38 Family Hotel in Tampa
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