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“Great stay close to Busch Gardens and across from USF” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)

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La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Ranked #38 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Bakersfield, California, United States
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great stay close to Busch Gardens and across from USF”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful stay here! The room was clean, roomy, and comfortable. It is right across the street from USF and Busch Gardens and Museum of Science Industry ( MOSI ) is just down the street. The pool and spa area was nice. We went in the spa and it felt great. The breakfast was very good as well offering waffles, cereal, bagels, oatmeal, boiled eggs and more. I definitely recommend this hotel.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bradenton, Florida
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44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

We decided to take 6 kids to the Busch Gardens Halloween night and stopped by this hotel to get 2 rooms at the last minute. It is extremely close to Busch Gardens, and since this event goes till 1 am, that was important to us. We were very impressed with this hotel; the desk employees were extremely friendly and very helpful and gave us great information on nearby restaurants and interesting places to see! The hotels were very clean and comfortable; the mattresses were very comfortable also. The large breakfast area was very nice with many places to sit, and we enjoyed all the many breakfast items, especially the healthy ones! We were very pleased with everything about this hotel, and will definitely recommend this hotel to our friends, and we will definitely stay here again for future Busch Garden events!!

Room Tip: Higher floors were very quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Miami, Florida
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75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

I was invited by the Head of the Department of Spanish Literature at USF, Dr. Madeline Camara to give a talk regarding my relationship with distinguished
(now deceased) philosopher and essayist, Maria Zambrano. I lived in Barcelona, Spain at the time, and visited Ms Zambrano numerous times in Geneva, Switzerland, where she lived in exile from Franco's Spain. I spente two nights at La Quinta, which was very convenient for me as the hotel is right acroos the street from the USF Campus. The hotel is very clean, and comfortable, and a hearty breakfast is included in the price of the room. Also, the people that work there are very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend the hotel, particularly to people that have to deal with the University.

Room Tip: The rooms towards the rear of the hotel are much quieter.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Our stay was comfortable and conveniently located near Moffit Cancer Center. Breakfast variety was disappointing for the price of our stay. The staff was friendly and professional. We did not use the pool, hot tub or exercise room, but it was available if we had wanted to. We will stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

My family and I spent one night here and we were very pleased. We were traveling with a small dog and were happy that the hotel is dog friendly with no additional fee. The room was nice and clean and the hotel was quiet. Staff was friendly and efficient and breakfast was very good with a nice assortment of options.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Address: 3701 East Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33612
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#34 Family Hotel in Tampa
#40 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens) 2.5*
Number of rooms: 105
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 beautiful La Quinta Inn & Suites U.S.F. is newly renovated and located behind Busch Gardens, adjacent to the University of South Florida (host hotel for most USF Sundome functions). There is always plenty to do here: Hard Rock Nightclub at Seminole Casino, Nightlife in Ybor City, Museum of Science and Industry, Florida Aquarium, Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo, Florida State Fairgrounds. Don't forget professional sporting events (baseball, football, and hockey). Walk to a variety of great restaurants, or hit the malls (International, University, West Shore). Guests at the La Quinta Inn & Suites U.S.F. are treated with a Free Bright Side BreakfastTM each morning. Enjoy the heated pool and Jacuzzi and 24-hour fitness center. Rooms are spacious and come with free high-speed Internet access and more. We are in north Tampa between I-75 and I-275, just minutes from the area's renowned Hospitals (Veterans, Cancer Center, Shriner's). ... more   less 
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