This hotel is convenient to Busch Gardens and is ok for families, but I wouldn't recommend it for business travelers.
It seems to attract people who aren't all that considerate of other guests. We were awoken at 1:30 am by a loud party in a room below us. There were children yelling and running in the hallways. Breakfast was overrun with lots of people elbowing to get to the food.
The housekeeping service seemed to be lacking. We didn't have service for two out of the five days we were here. Today the trash was not emptied, the carpet not vacuumed, the toilet paper replaced, and the coffee replenished. I am less than impressed with the housekeeping department.
The front desk is nice enough, though we haven't had much contact with them other than to complain about the loud party guests and get clean towels when our room wasn't done.
The hotel is clean enough and fine for a couple of days at Busch. Our mistake was making it our main hotel instead of driving to Busch Gardens which is easy enough to do. If Busch Gardens is your main stop, then this hotel is ok. If you're doing Tampa in general, I'd recommend staying in a nicer, more scenic part of town and driving to Busch Gardens.
- 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
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