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La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Ranked #38 of 164 Hotels in Tampa
Reviewed May 28, 2014

1st time at this or any La Quinta. son who has stayed at many hotels[varied chains] used La Quinta with last employer and said he had no complaints. so i went to make my own trial. will be returning to area & testing various places in vicinity. location & last minute availabilty were key to this stay decision. overall, very good, rate lower than some =probably median priced.

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Reviewed May 26, 2014

We ended up staying here because the Wyndham hotel that is adjacent to this one had a ridiculous $250 deposit that had to be paid in addition to the room rate.....crazy!! So nonetheless, we ended up at the here. The front desk clerk wasn't there initially, however, security radioed her and she quickly came. The only rooms that were available with king sized beds were handicapped rooms. This totally wasn't an issue for me, however, she did give me the AAA rate for this inconvenience. The parking lot was very crowded and there was a strange, suspicious looking vehicle in the parking lot. As soon as we got in our room I called front desk and asked if they had security available. They did have security that monitors the lot and front desk had someone check the lot immediately. Now on to the room......as far as space and cleanliness, the room was perfect. The one thing that I did not like is that room was that is was a jointed room and therefore we could hear every single word that was said from the people next to us. The door to the bathroom was torn up......it's extremely hard to close. Overall, I would def stay here again when in the Tampa area.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

The best part of this hotel is the location. It is 2 miles from Bush Gardens, and really close to USF. There are many restaurants to close by as well as stores. The rooms are spacious and well laid out. But the entire hotel could use updating. The breakfast is just ok and the area gets very crowded every morning. The hotel is well lit at night and safe. Overall is a good place to stay just don't expect to be amazed.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Staff friendly. Room and bath cleans. Excellent bed. The carpet is old but clean. Good breakfast and park. Bushgarden in two minutes by car. Not near from downtown. You need a car to visit beaches, park and mall. good restaurants around.

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Reviewed May 14, 2014

A good value for a business traveler, this was your typical middle of the pack hotel. There were no major problems, but also nothing that makes the stay memorable. Keep in mind that this a pet friendly hotel, I forgot until the hound in an adjacent room decided to let the floor know he needed a walk.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

This hotel is located directly across from USF Tampa campus. It was perfect for me and my family as we visited for my daughter's graduation. Located on a main thoroughfare but we still had a very quiet room. Lots of places to choose from to eat and shop in the area. Easy access to freeway. This hotel is different from the other La Quinta nearby - I recommend this one!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

We recently stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of this older LaQuinta. We are Gold Card Members and have stayed at a lot of LaQuintas, due to traveling with 2 Chihuahuas and this one was great. Yes, it's older and the rooms are a little smaller, but everything was very clean, and we are very "picky" when it comes to cleanliness. The morning breakfast offerings were the usual with hard-boiled eggs, bagels, toast, fresh fruit, coffee and juice. We had plenty of towels, but I did notice there was no hair conditioner or lotion. The Front Desk ladies were excellent. The pool here was very nice and had lots of chairs and tables. It didn't have lots of landscaping, but it was very clean and nice. We will stay here again the next time we go to Tampa and Busch Gardens (right across the street.)

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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 3701 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-6489
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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:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#34 Family Hotel in Tampa
#40 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range: $102 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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