A recent reply on TA to a similar question:
"There are many hotels on East Fowler Avenue, 30th Street, and East Busch Blvd. that are great for a stay near Busch Gardens. I have lived in the area for over 40 years and I can assure you that you are safe and secure at the hotels near Busch Gardens. The Clarion hotel on Fowler has recently been remodeled and is near Busch Gardens. There are several hotels close enough to BG on Busch Blvd. that you could walk there if you want. Ameri-suites, Doubletree and Best Western are also on 30th street, close to BG."
I am spending WAY too much time on TA today...snowed and iced in so there you have it!! Thus, I decided to go sleuthing around re: hotels near Busch Gardens as we may also be heading that way on a future trip.
I was really surprised to read the many POOR reviews for hotels near Busch...even those mentioned by some who have posted in other places. The major exception to that was the reviews for the Holiday Inn Express accommodations.
I suggest going to the Holiday Inn site, pulling up information for all HIE locations in Tampa, determining the nearest one to Busch, and then taking it from there. Reviews for the HIE hotels (not upscale...just a good basic accommodation) were quite favorable.
Just a thought. Even though you are looking for reasonable, you don't want to end up with tawdry or unpleasant, I'm sure!
dThis place also had quite consistently favorable reviews...quite near Busch. Price may be lower depending upon your dates and how / where you book a room..
La Quinta Inn and Suites Tampa USF
3701 East Fowler
Tampa, Florida 33612
Average price*: $121
#9 of 138 hotels in Tampa
That is so kind of you. I had thought of La Quinta as it seems good value
I second La Quinta.
We stayed at Hampton Inn and Suites on Fletcher around New Years this year and it was a nice property. Very clean, well landscaped and sets back off the road in the trees. A short 5 minute ride to BG. Typical Hampton breakfast but the Mon-Thur evening managers reception was great. Hot snacks, sweets and free canned beer. We would definately stay here again.
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