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Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed April 10, 2016

I went there for business trip and stayed the weekend with my wife to go to Busch Gardens. The hotel was accommodating and had the shuttle take me to my training even though it was slightly out of its range. The made to order breakfast was great and while the managers happy hour doesn't exactly serve top-shelf alcohol the beer...

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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear MAG_TRAVELbug31, Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 4 star review! I appreciate your review and thank you for your compliments regarding our complimentary shuttle service! Thank you and I hope we see you soon! Scott Selvaggi General Manager

Bronx, New York
Reviewed April 10, 2016

Ice cold shower water; hair dryer did not work, replacement did not work. finally provided new dryer, but hair was dry by itself (looked like Quasimodo's cousin). A/C not cool in sleeping area, had to sleep on loveseat; a/c seemed to be lowered during night (I awoke with clammy skin) One room not ready til 5pm (intruded on evening plans)....

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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear dmcd111, Thank you for taking the time out to give us a review. I am sorry we did not meet your expectations. I will share your review with our staff so we may continue to improve on our quality. Thank you and I hope we have another chance to earn your business. Scott Selvaggi General Manager

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed April 10, 2016

There is no more convenient location if you're doing business or attending an event at USF. This appears to be a first-generation Embassy Suites-- nice to have the space, generally comfortable and efficient. This particular location could really use some updating-- furniture is rickety, carpet had holes, felt musty, mattress has seen better days, work space cramped, very slow and...

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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear foodie019, Thank you for taking the time out to give us a review. I appreciate your compliment regarding our location. And thank you for your honest feedback. Thank you and I hope we have another chance to earn your business. Scott Selvaggi General Manager

Carol Stream, Illinois
Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

The free breakfast and happy hour is a great benefit but even better is the free shuttle to Busch Gardens. The staff is friendly the pool was nice and we had fun on a Friday night at the bar with our bartender Christine.

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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn Bl, Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 5 star review! I appreciate you mentioning Christine! Thank you for your compliments regarding our free made to order breakfast! Thank you and we will see you soon! Scott Selvaggi General Manager

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed April 8, 2016

Convenient to the university. The only problem he experienced was not being able to stay in the room that we originally booked online. The hotel staff did not notify us when we checked in they did make up for it by giving us complementary premium Wi-Fi

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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear mhehubbell, Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 4 star review! I appreciate your compliment as well as your feedback regarding your stay. Thank you and we will see you soon! Scott Selvaggi General Manager

Palm Coast, United States
Reviewed April 5, 2016

This hotel experience was horrible. Was given room that already had a guest in the space. Second room was dirty with broken doors and lack of care to provide proper room. Hotel discount stay by removing my 7.00 parking fee. Not happy.

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Holmdel, New Jersey
Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed this hotel. We checked in and Jessie was happy to help us with everything, we loved him, he was very nice. Our room was nicely spread out and cleaned every day, thanks to the nice cleaning ladies. We went to multiple places in the area - The Big Cat Rescue, Busch Gardens and Sea World, and we loved...

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Dear Lynn S, Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 4 star review! I appreciate your compliments as well as your feedback regarding your stay. And thank you for mentioning Jessie! Thank you and we will see you soon! Scott Selvaggi General Manager

Reviewed April 3, 2016

In spite of being very busy, all the staff was very friendly, patient and helpful every day from breakfast buffet through dinner. They shuttled us to and from Busch Gardens without delay. Gabriel is one of their best assets. Each morning he was at the breakfast buffet helping guests, greeting everyone with smiles and friendly conversation. He always looked very...

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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear PattyH, Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 5 star review! I appreciate your compliments regarding ourstaff and thank you for mentioning Gabriel! Please come back soon! Scott Selvaggi General Manager

Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed April 3, 2016

If you're going to Busch gardens in Tampa this is the place to stay! Right across the street and great shuttle service and friendly hotel staff. We look forward to our next stay there. Great place to stay if visiting University of South Florida.

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Dear 258erickap, Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 5 star review! I appreciate your compliments regarding our location and thank you for the compliments! Thank you and we will see you soon! Scott Selvaggi General Manager

Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We were here for the weekend to go to Busch Gardens. While most of this hotel was what I fully expect of a Hilton/Embassy Suites, I was highly disapponted in the condition of the bathroom...mildewy caulk, dirty looking tile and a drippy tub faucet. The breakfast was signature Embassy Suites and staff was awesome. Even though there were big events...

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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear LanaM, Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 4 star review! I appreciate your compliments regarding our location and thank you for the feedback on your bathroom. Thank you and we will see you soon! Scott Selvaggi General Manager

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Mangroves Grille
Mangroves Grille
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Embassy Suites Tampa- USF/Near Busch Gardens is located less than 2 miles from major Tampa attractions including Busch Gardens, University of South Florida and the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). Our guests start their day with a free made-to-order breakfast and end the evening with our complimentary Evening Reception with snacks and drinks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens

Address: 3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: $108 - $267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens 3.5*
Number of rooms: 247
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Also Known As:
Embassy Suites Tampa
Embassy Busch Gardens Suites
Tampa Embassy Suites
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#8 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#9 Business Hotel in Tampa
#15 Family Hotel in Tampa
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“We took the shuttle back and forth to the theme park. Never had to wait more than a few minutes.”
 of 5 bubbles 186debbied, 1 week ago | Read review
“If possible go online and select a corner room to avoid noise/foot traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles barbarapoetx, 1 week ago | Read review
“room away from the elevators”
 of 5 bubbles davidsP6462YV, 1 week ago | Read review
“Upper level room midway between the elevator bank and the back of the hotel. VISIT your room first and make sure the A/C works.”
 of 5 bubbles SeaBrzJo, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“I think all the rooms are similar. We were on the 3rd floor. I believe they have 8 floors”
 of 5 bubbles MaryAnn4944, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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