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Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens
Ranked #30 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed here for one night and booked this hotel through priceline. We were very happy with this hotel. It was very clean, excellent furnishings, huge room, and courteous staff. Breakfast was truly a treat, you could even special order your own omelettes! I would highly recommend this hotel, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2014

Dear Alesia523,

Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 5 star review!

Specifically thank you for your comments regarding our cleanliness and free made to order breakfast.

We are proud of our entire team and I will share your comments with them.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Jennifer Cancho Grawunde on the sales team continues to provide amazing customer service to our organization not only for small transient travel, but also for large group bookings. The entire team works extremely hard to accomodate all of our guests needs, and we couldn't hope for a better partner hotel on-campus.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2014

Dear sarahlvkay,

Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 5 star review!

Specifically thank you for your comments regarding Jennifer!

We are proud of our entire team and I will share your comments with them.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

I recently dined at the Mangrove Grille at the Embassy Suites hotel and the hostess, Marie Menendez, was very friendly ~ she made our experience pleasant and we will return because of her. The service was wonderful and the food was great!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Patsy C
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2014

Dear PatsyC,

Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 5 star review!

Specifically thank you for your comments regarding Marie!

We are proud of our entire team and I will share your comments with them.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager

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Reviewed July 18, 2014

Embassy suites Busch Gardens was ok. I am used to Disney hotels, so it fell below standards. Its just average. Staff was fine, bartender great! As far as close to Busch Gardens excellent. The shuttle drive was great! Shuttle service well worth it.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Laurie P
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

Dear Laurie P,

Thank you for taking the time out to give us a review.

Thank you for your comments regarding our bartender and our shuttle service.

I hope we have a chance to see you again.

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager

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Reviewed July 18, 2014

Tyrone and Elba make the best omelets!!! My room was always spotless and it had an amazing view. The staff was wonderful especially when my best friend got stuck in the elevator. I didn't have any complaints. I would recommend them to everyone.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2014

Dear usf2020,

Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 5 star review!

Specifically thank you for your comments regarding Tyrone and Elba!

We are proud of our entire team and I will share your comments with them.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is obviously an older property in need of renovation. I got up early, (5:30) and the shower was fine with lots of pressue and hot water, though the shower head is the older style that only gives you wide stream, pulsing or stinging narrow spray. All the fixtures were older and the fiberglass shower surround had cracked caulking. It was the second morning and I had worked until 11:00 pm so I slept in until 7 am then went to work out in the gym. Once I cooled off and when to shower it was about 8:30 and the water pressure was less than half the prior morning. Worse yet while showering, the hot would stop altogether and you'd get a blast of cold or once all the water slowed to a dribble, (hot & cold). I don't know if it's because I was on the seventh floor, everybody was showering at once, housekeeping started laundry or a combination of all, but they need to fix it. It's on the USF Research Park property so good for visiting USF or Busch Gardens, but the location is a little way from downtown or the bridges over Tampa Bay if you want to go to Clearwater or St. Pete. The gym was equipted with three working treadmills and two cycles, but not much in the way of weight training equipment. The lobby and breakfast area was large and was probably the most recently updated part of the hotel. Breakfast was free and offered cooked to order eggs & omlets as well as a well appointed buffet. The staff was friendly. The business center had only two computers and one printer so if you hit it at the wrong time with a hotel of this size, you would end up waiting. There are clearly better hotels in the Tampa area, but the lower price when I shopped it lured me in.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2014

Dear Cuda2013,

Thank you for taking the time out to give us a review!

Specifically thank you for your feedback regarding our shower pressure, staff, lobby, and breakfast area.

I am sorry you experienced low water pressure. We did have a couple of suites that we recently identified needed equipment to be replaced. We have rectified these suites and the water pressure is much better.

I hope we have an opportunity to see you again.

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our Grand Family Reunion was held at the Embassy Suites USF, Tampa, Florida; July 10- 13, 2014.
The Catering Sales Manager: Sara Meadows was very helpful in meeting our needs. She exceeded our expectations in every area of our function. She had a great personality and very knowledgeable of her job.

Banquet Manager: Steve was also very helpful. Steve made an extra effort to set the banquet room up to perfection; he attended to every detail.

Banquet Captain: Jake was very efficient in his job at registration. He wanted to make sure all details were attended to.

Bartender: Paul did his job very professional at the Banquet.

Banquet Captain: Yanet, at Sunday Lunch was very professional.

Sunday Lunch the Turkey loaf was too salty and the ice cream was too soft almost like milk. Other than the turkey loaf and ice cream the lunch was delicious.

Banquet dinner was delicious but the ice cream was like milk. Some improvement is needed with the servers. We felt that we were being rushed and not allowed to enjoy our meals.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank vatt22
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2014

Dear vatt22,

Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 5 star review!

Specifically thank you for your comments regarding our catering and banquet team!

We are proud of our entire team and I will share your comments with them.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager

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Address: 3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612-9422
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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: $121 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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