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Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens
Ranked #25 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Jupiter, United States
1 review
“Great Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

This was a great Hotel to stay at. Breakfast was excellent. Front desk was Awesome. and it shuttle to the Park which is less than 1 mile from park entrance. The shuttle is quick drop off and Pick up was just a phone call to driver.... Did I mention it was Free..... So was Breakfast. Managers daily Rec. has free drinks and snacks...

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the feedback regarding your stay!

We pride ourselves on giving great guest service and delivering great amenities.

Please contact me directly if your travels take you here again so that I and our management team can thank you for your business.

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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palm beach, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

I thought the embassy suites was a great place to stay while visiting the Tampa area. It was very close to the main attractions and had a free drop of and pick up service to them. The breakfast was nice and easy. The rooms were clean and big.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the positive comments regarding your stay!

We pride ourselves on our product and service.

I will be sharing your comments with our management team and staff to make sure I applaud their efforts.

Please contact me directly if your travels take you here so I can personally attend to your next reservation.

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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Tampa, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

We had a great stay after the initial shock of the cigarette smoke smelling room. The staff quickly reassigned us, but we had to go down to lobby with lugging our stuff around to exchange keys for a room 4 floors higher.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Embassy Suites Hotels

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Thank Javier A
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank You for the feedback regarding your stay.

We pride ourselves not only on our product and our service but on our cleanliness. I will be sharing your comments with our management team to make sure we treat this issue as we do not want another guest to encounter a similar experience.

Please contact me directly if your travels take you here so that you will have an opportunity for us to show you another great experience.

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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Indianapolis, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

You can't go wrong with this hotel. Clean, friendly staff, hot breakfast included in your room rate as well as free drinks in the evening. Great location near Busch Gardens and the casino as well. Only problem is it's a bit of a trek to the beaches.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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coopl3usf, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Andrew L
Thank You for the nice comments about your stay at my hotel. I have shared these with the team and hope you return again when in Tampa.
Thank You

Larry Cooper
General Manager
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mt gretna pa
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60 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Best choice for anything at USF ---right on campus. Price was marked up pretty high for the special event, but, overall probably worth it. Big, well appointed and clean guest rooms. Top quality reception staff. Wonderful included breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tom m
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coopl3usf, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Tom m,
Thank You for the nice comments about the hotel accommidations, location and breakfast. I have shared these with the team and hope on your next trip to USF you will stay with us again.
Thank You

Larry Cooper
General Manager
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Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

This hotel couldn't be more conveniently located relative to USF, however it is beginning to show its age. We had several rooms booked for graduation, and have stayed on other occasions over the past year or two. On this occasion, the room appeared a little dirty around the edges, particularly in the baths, a bulb was burnt out in the over table light, and I don't think they dusted the end table and lamp in the living room. The furniture is several years old and springs and upholstery in the easy chairs are giving out, and the carpets are stained and faded with age. Time for a renovation!
Breakfast has historically been excellent; this time a little less so. The staff seemed to be much more efficient and the omelets came out much better on the grill they were using in December; the convection burners they are currently using seem much slower, and the omelets are cooked less evenly. I'd go back to the grill! The donuts seemed a bit stale on this trip and the waffles were not fresh; odd since the hotel was packed.
On the plus side, the staff generally seem helpful and courteous, and a lengthy evening room service order arrived promptly, tasted good and was delivered by a charming young waiter.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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coopl3usf, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Dear FBTraveler2,
Thank You for being a return guest of the hotel. I appreciate your comments on items we can improve on at the property such as cleanliness the breakfast. I have taken these comments to the management team for improvement and hope you return again to the hotel on your next visit to Tampa.
Thank You

Larry Cooper
General Manager
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Valrico, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

Director of Catering and Sales Eva Pennington was excellent. she is the best person you could ever have in the position. Superior service. the atmosphere was great. Everyone worked very well to accommodate the needs and to ensure everything went well. I would most assuredly stay here again and would highly recommend this hotel to all my family and friends.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Embassy Suites Hotels

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Thank Gwendolyn C
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coopl3usf, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Gwendolyn C
Thank You for taking the time to comment on the great service you recieved from Eva. I agree she does an outstanding job and was pleased that you got to experience her service. I have passed this along to Eva and the team and hope you continue to use the hotel for future needs.
Thank You

Larry Cooper
General Manager
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Property: Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens
Address: 3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#9 Business Hotel in Tampa
#15 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens 3.5*
Number of rooms: 247
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Embassy Suites Tampa- USF/Near Busch Gardens is located less than 2 miles from major Tampa attractions including Busch Gardens, University of South Florida and the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). Our guests start their day with a free made-to-order breakfast and end the evening with our complimentary Evening Reception with snacks and drinks. ... more   less 
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