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“Good for the Money” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens

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La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens
Ranked #83 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Fort Lauderdale, United States
1 review
“Good for the Money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Room was acceptable for a couple nights stay and location was next to Busch Gardens as across the street, but 1 mile from park entrance which is a 20 minute walk give or take. Overall good experience no complaints. Breakfast was fine everything tasted good.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is an older hotel but is clean and the staff was great! I liked the location and proximity to Busch Gardens. At night we were able to view the fireworks from the parking lot. The only downside to the hotel was the small breakfast. They have a large breakfast area but the selection was lacking in comparison to other LQ hotels. That aside, I will be staying here again next summer.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Sanford, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is by far the worst hotel I have stayed in in many years. This property is in need of a complete remodel or a tear down! The location was excellent for visitors to Busch Gardens, but it is bad! The sinks and tubs looked worse than what you would find in a junk yard - ships and stains all over. The shower in one of our rooms did not work at all. The towels were the smallest that I have ever seen - the bath towels were just a bit larger than some hand towels. The exterior hallways were very stained and dirty. The door to our room was unable to be closed by my wife without using all the power she has to push and shove. It certainly appears that La Quinta does not have a corporate inspection team to check on the franchise properties, They should be ashamed to allow a property like this one display the La Quinta signage.

Room Tip: Avoid this hotel! Stay at the Holiday Express across the street.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Sanford, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It is amazing that this property is still allowed to have the La Quinta sign in front of it. This was the worst hotel I have stayed in in over 30 years! Terrible condition and dirty outside hallways. I would not stay in this property again if they paid me!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The rooms was nothing more then tolerable -. However, there was a lot of family drama at the public area. Fighting and shouting in plain sight.

The rooms could have used a refurbishment since there was fungus in the rooms.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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West Palm Beach, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The beds are very comfortable. While we were there they were having all the carpets cleaned in the hotel so the rooms were very fresh. We were on a family vacation so we had three rooms. The pool was very nice. Hotel staff was wonderful. The only draw back was we were directly across from the elevator and so every smoker in the building seemed to come smoke in front of our room. Other then that the trip was wonderful! It was so close to Busch Gardens we actually walked. I wouldn't however recommend that with small children.

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights while having treatments at Moffitt. It was very convenient as it is only two miles away maybe less. There are many food options and a pharmacy near by. The positives were the hot tub and pool area, breakfast and the special Moffitt rate for the room. The negatives were finding two live roaches in the room and we were given the room right next to the construction. They are re-doing one on the entry ways and we were woke up before 8am with banging of equipment and men talking right outside our window. When we went to the front desk we were told they were not suppose to jack hammer until 9am. They did move us but that was the room we found the roaches. They do not have Sunsports so if you are a Rays fan bring your radio. The staff were friendly. I think we will being staying somewhere else next time.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens
Address: 9202 N 30th St, Tampa, FL 33612-8716
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #83 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NEW! Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.The La Quinta Inn Tampa Busch Gardens is only a mile from Adventure Islands Theme Parks and Busch Gardens theme park. Other family attractions include the Museum of Science and Industry, Lowry Park, and the Zoo. Ride the trolley at exciting Channelside or partake in the enchanting ni...See moreghtlife at Ybor City. Busch's Family Sports Bar & Grill is adjacent to the property and Yuengling Brewing Company is only a mile. Shopping destinations include University Square Mall and International Plaza. We are two miles from the University of South Florida. Walk from here to Johnson Battery Controls; it's just a mile to Pepsi-Cola, Quest Diagnostics, and Moffit Cancer Center. Find everything you need for an enjoyable stay at the La Quinta Inn Tampa Busch Gardens. We have a sparkling outdoor swimming pool and a game room. There is a guest laundry facility. All of our clean and comfortable rooms include free high-speed Internet access, a 25-inch TV with free cable, pay-per-view movies, Nintendo game system, and more. Enjoy a delicious Free Bright Side Breakfast every morning. Bus parking available. ... more   less 
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