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“Wonderful people!!!!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens
Ranked #23 of 161 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Titusville, Florida, United States
1 review
“Wonderful people!!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014

The employees at this hotel are the best I've ever seen. From a simple smile to the most important need, they are just awesome. I can't say enough about the food service employees. If you ever go, be sure you get Pennette. You will have the best dinning experience in your life. She is a truly wonderful person, which I'm sure makes her the best server. I could go on and on about her. It's not often that you find someone like this wonderful lady, and I thank her for everything. She is definitely a heart warmer. The breakfast served in the mornings is also another great experience. The gentleman that oversees the area is the most helpful and kind man. These people sure know how to make the experience of being away from home the best it can be. I have stayed here several times and have never been disappointed, and I will continue to make this my home in Tampa. Steve Amatrading, Banquet Manager, whom I just met today, is another example of the class of wonderful people employed here. He was such a happy, helpful person. Embassy sure knows how to pick the cream of the crop. I sure hope these great people are recognized for the exceptional service they give, they are special to my family. Thank you.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Chris541412
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Dear Chris541412,

Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 4 star review!

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

Thank you again for the review and the positive comments.

We hope to see you again soon!

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Tampa, Florida, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014

The staff was very helpful. Sara Meadows helped us for the entire planning process and set up for our room. The banquet staff, Chijioke was always there when we needed something for our room. I would love to work with this hotel again :-)

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Tamika T
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Dear TamikaT,

Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 4 star review!

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

Thank you again for the review and the positive comments.

We hope to see you again soon!

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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Binghamton, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great hotel to stay in Tampa, closest to USF and very near to Busch Gardens. Complimentary breakfast is huge, evening happy hour with free cocktails and snacks was great, pool was beautiful. Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful

  • Stayed August 2014, 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
Review collected in partnership with Embassy Suites Hotels

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Thank Margaret S
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear MargaretS,

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

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

Thank you again for the review and the positive comments.

We hope to see you again soon!

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Located on USF campus right off main road makes this location great. Shuttle to Busch Gardens if travelling there and that alone saves 20 for parking at the theme park. Clean well equipped rooms. Nice made to order omelets and other fare for breakfast just like a restaurant when travelling with family the savings are substantial. Highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mlsgd
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Dear mlsgd,

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

Thank you for your comments regarding our free cooked to order breakfast.

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

We look forward to having you back!

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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Miami Lakes, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our long weekend stay was exceptional. The close proximity of the park and the convenience of the complementary shuttle to and from the park was a significant added value that added relaxation to my weekend as did the complementary breakfast and evening reception. I recommend it without reservation (no pun intended!)

  • Stayed August 2014, 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
Review collected in partnership with Embassy Suites Hotels

Helpful?
Thank Robert G
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Dear RobertG,

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

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

I am thrilled you enjoyed our free services!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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Westchester, New York
Level Contributor
33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

Room comfortable
staff excellent
Televisions worked nice choice of channels
Elevators fast and working
Ample parking
Really nice decor in the lobby
Gym reasonable
Shuttle service was prompt
Not too noisy
Kid friendly

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank morena5561
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear morena5561,

Thank you for your 4 star review.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our hotel. We are proud of our entire team and I will share your feedback with them.

We hope we have another chance to see you soon!

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
General Manager
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North Port, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great service. Shakis and Pennette from Mangrove Grill were excellent hostess and server. Hotel has wonderful cocktail hour and breakfast. Hotel does need updating. We had to change rooms because our first one was not very clean.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank pat l
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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Dear Pat I,

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

Thank you for your comments regarding Mangroves Grille.

I apologize for the cleanliness of the first suite you were checked in to. I will share your comments with my Executive Housekeeper.

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

We look forward to having you back.

Thank you.

Scott Selvaggi
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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