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United Kingdom
Reviewed March 24, 2013

We stayed here in early February and chose it for its convenient location to Busch Gardens and because we'd been using Holiday Inn Express Hotels for our trip which we had been happy with. Check in was a breeze and Drew, the young man on the Guest Service desk was an absolute delight! A more pleasant, friendly and well mannered...

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

Drew has made another fan! He has been fantastic since joining my team just a few short months ago. Recently he has worked his way up to a promotion to Assistant General Manager, and I couldn't be more proud of him. His work ethic, and dedication to our guests is second to none. I am so very happy he made...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed March 19, 2013

My boyfriend had stayed here in the past and recommended it. He was not wrong! The hotel was very clean and modern with friendly staff. Definitely walking distance to Busch Gardens, we could see coasters from our room. The rooms are huge, it was like a small suite. We had the 2 queens room. There was a bathroom, kitchenette (refrigerator,...

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

Hey! Thanks for posting those great pictures from your stay! We appreciate the time it must have taken to load those on Trip Advisor! Thank you so much for your review, and the advice about requesting the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th floor. It comes in handy to future guests to hear other guests experiences! Thank you again!

Bedford, Massachusetts
Reviewed March 18, 2013

We had a beautiful room (suite) with all the amenities: fridge, microwave, two large screen tvs. We found the beds a little firmer than we are used to. They have a shuttle to Busch Gardens which we used. It was at the door each morning and at the end of the day at the park, we just called and 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 your review! While many hotels these days offer the same amenities, we know it is our service that sets us apart from the other hotels in the area. Please come back and see us again real soon!

Grantsburg, Wisconsin
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We had a great stay at this motel. Location was great to Bush Gardens. Transportation to the park from the motel was available and used. Staff was friendly.Breakfest was good. Rooms clean. I would recomend this motel to others who want to go to bush gardens or are looking for a friendly clean place to stay at a reasonable rate.

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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!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We chose this hotel because of it's close proximity to Busch Gardens and the complimentary shuttle service which was great (thanks Rolando) The staff were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the Olive Garden next door as well. We found the room to be spacious and it had a little kitchenette (fridge and microwave). We asked for a quiet room. The...

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

Hi! Thank you for letting us know how we did during your stay. Once again Rolando is mentioned for his excellent customer service! We hope you get a chance to come stay with us again soon!

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We looked at a number of hotels close to Busch Gardens and many reviews. This was noce, clean newer hotel. Restaurants were close by and within walking distance. The free shuttle to Busch Garden was a nice perk as it made our day even easier and fun. Only issue was that our bed was extremly soft, I like soft but...

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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 our hotel, and thank you again for your review! We appreciate the time you took to fill it out for us!

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Rebecca the Breakfast Cooordinator had everything ready and came by to check that everything was perfect, hot and tasty. I stayed there a couple of days and every day the breakfast was great. That salsa must have been made at the hotel it was so good. And I'm trying to cut down on my coffee consumption but the coffee was...

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

Hello! I think this is the first time Rebecca has been mentioned in a Trip Advisor review! She is going to be thrilled to see it! Thank you so much for your comments, we really appreciate it!

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Stayed for 14 nights on business and was very under-whelmed with the hotel. Aside from the warm greeting and the overall cleanliness (which I would expect from any hotel), the only reason I can see that this establishment has received such good ratings is related to its proximity to Busch Gardens. The rooms were generous in size and well appointed...

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

Hello. I am sorry your stay wasn't as fantastic as we hoped it would be. After 14 days in a hotel, I can imagine I would start to want to go home too, and not be impressed anymore with the same breakfast each morning. We do our best, and for the most part are able to make our guests very...

Reviewed March 9, 2013

With excellent service seemingly being a thing of the past, I was more than pleased with my entire stay this week. In the area for an on-site business meeting, I had to choose a property that was close to the facility without a lack of safety and cleanliness for the other meeting attendees who needed to stay overnight. The Holiday...

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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. We feel the same way about Drew. In fact he has been doing such great work with us he was just promoted to Assistant General Manager! His commitment to our guests in above question, and I am really lucky to have him on my team. Please come back to see us again...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed March 4, 2013

I stayed here for two nights in February 2013 and was very happy with my stay. Every last staff member I interacted with was extremely helpful and pleasant. Rooms are very nice and clean but what makes this hotel a great value is the free breakfast and shuttle service, both are excellent. Big shout out to shuttle driver Rolando, we...

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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 of your schedule to write a review for us! Rolando is going to get spoiled having his name mentioned so much on Trip Advisor! He does a great job for us, and we are lucky to have him on our team. We hope you get to come and stay with us...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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: $103 - $161 (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
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#38 Family Hotel in Tampa
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Select rooms available through Busch Gardens Vacation packages (Standard double/King) but those are just fine!”
223janelleh, Mar 8, 2017 | Read review
“Get a room facing the park if you want to see the rollercoasters”
iluvdogsdee, Mar 1, 2017 | Read review
“There is not a bad room as they all face the courtyard/pool area”
729sherrih, Feb 6, 2017 | Read review
“Get mid hall or get a suite”
peterpL1442FO, Jan 8, 2017 | Read review
“higher floors offer park view”
DashellAdams, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
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