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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham USF (Near Busch Gardens)

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#39 of 171 hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
NEW! Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.The beautiful La Quinta Inn & Suites U.S.F. is newly renovated and located behind Busch Gardens, adjacent to the University of South Florida (host hotel for most USF Sundome functions). There is always plenty to do here: Hard Rock Nightclub at Seminole Casino, Nightlife in Ybor City, Museum of Science and Industry, Florida Aquarium, Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo, Florida State Fairgrounds. Don't forget professional sporting events (baseball, football, and hockey). Walk to a variety of great restaurants, or hit the malls (International, University, West Shore). Guests at the La Quinta Inn & Suites U.S.F. are treated with a Free Bright Side BreakfastTM each morning. Enjoy the heated pool and Jacuzzi and 24-hour fitness center. Rooms are spacious and come with free high-speed Internet access and more. We are in north Tampa between I-75 and I-275, just minutes from the area's renowned Hospitals (Veterans, Cancer Center, Shriner's).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Free internet
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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The only issue we had was the water pressure in the shower was terrible. It would be nice to be adjusted a little higher. Took forever to get the soap off and shampoo out of thick hair! We didn't have any other issues and would stay again. We were there for our USF Orientation so it was the perfect location -across the street.
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My family and I stopped here on our way to panama city beach. The hotel was great. Very family friendly. The staff was extremely nice as well. There was a mess of trash in the parking lot tho, but it was cleaned up by the time we came back out
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Response from lq0977gm, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Responded 6 days ago
I appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience. Your satisfaction and continued trust are our top priorities. I look forward to showing you that we are continuously working hard to make sure each visit meets your expectations and our high standards.
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This was a pretty terrible experience from the start. Arrived just around 4:15PM and first thing I was greeted by was an obnoxiously loud television with an extremely opinionated politically divisive news station blaring out into the lobby. It was bad. When it was finally my turn at check in I was told, while trying to hear over the television, that my room wasn't ready which I booked a month in advance. There was another family with young children waiting in the lobby also waiting for their room. I was told to take a seat next to the other family. After leaving and coming back later, room still not ready, I paid $100 extra to upgrade to a suite so my tired family could finally shower and rest after a very long day. Walking into the "suite" was a great disappointment. Dirty and run down. Bed looked broken, lamp shades were all dusty and hanging to the side, dusty. Hair on the counter in the bathroom, broken toilet. I may have not noticed how bad the room actually was had I not stayed in this exact room 4 years ago. I won't ever be staying here again. Makes me question Wyndham hotels all together after the last few experiences I have had.
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Response from lq0977gm, Front Office Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm deeply sorry for the disappointing experience you had during your most recent stay, Having to wait that long for a room after check-in time shouldn't have happened. I appreciate you informing me about the issues with the room you had, and I will be personally going through all of our suites with my maintenance team in order to address them. If you wish to speak further about your stay, feel free to reach out to my by calling the hotel's direct line.
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We stayed at this hotel on July 7 and 8, 2019. The hotel was clean and attractive. The staff was wonderful, courteous and friendly. The gardens and pool area was really pretty. We were there because I am a patient at Moffitt Cancer Center and they even gave us a little discount on our room because I am a patient there. We will be going back and fourth for appointments, scans and treatment and will always stay at this hotel.
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Response from lq0977gm, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Responded 1 week ago
We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your recent stay at La Quinta Inns & Suites Tampa USF. Thank you for staying and taking the time to post a review. We hope to see you again on your next visit to the Tampa USF area.
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We stayed here for one night after being at Busch Gardens, planning to head south the following day. Staff were warm and helpful, rooms very tired looking and one of our bedside lamps wasn’t working (electric fault, not the bulb), we were given the opportunity to move rooms, which was good, but it wasn’t a major issue. Breakfast was adequate - looking for motels to now be cutting down on the use of non-recyclables now though.
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Response from lq0977gm, Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Responded 1 week ago
I appreciate you telling us about your experience at La Quinta Inns & Suites Tampa USF. Your kind words will brighten the teams’ day. We hope to see you next time you’re in the Tampa USF area.
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$87 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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