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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens
Ranked #48 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
St. Louis, MO
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“Great Family Vacation and Stay in Tampa”
Reviewed February 21, 2009

Went with my two teenage children to Tampa, for a trip to Busch Gardens and swimming with manatees. Stayed at the Holiday Inn Express, right next to Busch Gardens. Has to be a brand new hotel. Carpets, bathrooms, furnishings very nice and modern. As for the Rooms, the best of any holiday inn i've ever stayed in. Excellent Staff. My children enjoyed the breakfast and pool. Wifi was super-fast, able to get work done!
Was able to take their hotel shuttle to the park, great savings on parking :) Hotel is right off the highway, easy for us to find from the airport and downtown. Already booked there again for a 3 day business meeting in May! Absolutely Recommend!

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Reviewed January 26, 2009

drove past the entrance to busch and this hotel was on the opposite side just after the end of the grounds.the staff told us it had opened in oct.2009.you could tell, it even the faint smell from the new carpets and furniture .
the staff were very friendly ,the free breakfast was very substantial with eggs ,bacon,cereal,toast,cakes and lots of drinks.
we checked out the queen bedroom,the king bedroom and the king suite which included a small sitting area,all were well kitted out with lovely decor.
you are only a couple of miles from the 275 freeway which helped when getting on the main route out of tampa.
lovely hotel,nice pool if a little small but with a large sitting area.

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  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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HolidayInnExpressBG, Sales Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review, February 23, 2009
It was great to hear of your impressions and experience while visiting us at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Tampa USF/Busch Gardens. We strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing accommodation for our guests, and further, want to ensure an enjoyable experience through our hospitality.

We look forward to seeing you and serving you on your next visit!

Angela Bristol
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens

Property: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens
Address: 2807 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612-8729
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#38 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 123
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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