This hotel is new. Opened in October 2008. The hotel is Close to Busch Gardens and the Yuengling Brewery. There are many restaurants in close proximity that are in walking distance. Denny's next door gives hotel guest 20% with the key card. Beware of the neighborhood, it is not the best. The hotel provides a shuttle to Busch Gardens but the van can only hold 10 passengers and they only offer the shuttle departure at 9, 9:30 and 10am. And then the shuttle leaves the park at 5pm to return to the hotel.
The rooms are new and modern with plenty of space. There are flat screen HD televisions, microwave and refrigerator. The breakfast is good. I suggest getting to breakfast early to beat the rush on weekends. Breakfast is from 6-9:30am As you can imagine this hotel is frequented by families so there are a lot of noisy disrespectful kids running all over the place. The pool is supposedly heated at 82 degrees. It felt more like 65.
The staff is great, they are more than glad to answer any questions you have. They are top notch.
- 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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- Holiday Inn Express And Suites Tampa Usf-Busch Gardens
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa Usf-Busch Gardens Hotel Tampa
- Holiday Inn Express Tampa
- Holiday Inn Tampa