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Canton, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The shower completely wouldn't work. The hotel staff suggested that I run between another room to use the shower. And even mentioned that skipping a shower for the day wouldn't be that bad. Strange hairs were found in the bathroom. Limited parking in the front, and tough to get in and out of the parking lot.

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

I am deeply sorry about the experience you had with the shower. I will be following up with my team to ensure this was corrected properly. This is not a typical experience at our hotel and we are very sorry this impacted your stay with us. We do hope you will give us another chance the next time you are...

Clayton, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We was in town for my Aunt's birthday party, the hotel was very east to find, next door to a great restaurant. The staff was great, the breakfast was good even if it was crowded in the seating area. the gym was good but small.

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for returning to stay with us! We are so glad you had a great stay and we hope your Aunt had a happy birthday! Sarah Schmidt General Manager

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I were traveling to Miami for a Caribbean cruise. This just happened to be the same time Hurricane Matthew was threatening the east coast of Florida. There were many people attempting to secure rooms on the west coast of Florida. When we arrived at this hotel it was very, very, very busy. The young lady at the...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

We are so glad we were able to accommodate you and your wife during that difficult time and that our team member was able to provide you with outstanding service! We hope you were able to enjoy your cruise and that you keep us in mind the next time you are in Tampa for you hotel needs! Sarah Schmidt General...

Cape Coral
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This property is close to Busch Gardens. There are many restaurants that service the area. The front desk staff very nice upon checking in and out. The hotel is in a busy area of Tampa but the room was very quiet. You wouldn't know you were even close to a busy roadway. The room was immaculately clean. The property and...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear about your fantastic visit with us here in Tampa! We work very hard, from our front desk to housekeeping, from Breakfast attendants to shuttle drivers, to ensure all of our guests have a wonderful stay and we love to hear when our hard work has paid off. Thank you again for your kind words...

pelzer
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This Hotel was a very convenient to Busch Gardens, and was a pleasant surprise! I felt safe, you had to have your Hotel Key to access any side doors. It was a reasonable price with a Great Free Breakfast that included bacon and eggs. We were able to walk to an Olive Garden to eat supper. And BEST of all,...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are so glad you and your family had such a great time visiting with us and checking out Busch Gardens! We are also very glad your blanket arrived home safe and sound! We hope you can stay with us again in the future! Sarah Schmidt General Manager

Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Booked here because of the good reviews. The hotel totally stood up to them on my visit. Very clean, everyone was friendly and also had a nice breakfast. Would totally recommend to anyone. Also, very close to parks and no need to park there with the free shuttle = huge bonus.

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are so glad you had a great visit and that we lived up to our reputation! We hope you had a blast at Howl-O-Scream and get the chance to visit us again soon! Sarah Schmidt General Manager

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Check in was easy. Front desk staff was fantastic and efficient. Rooms were clean and modern and breakfast was typical for this class of hotel. Food was hot and fresh and dining area was clean. This hotel is actually 5 star for the area. Many hotels in the immediate area are a bit rundown. Oh, free shuttle to Busch Gardens...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind review! We were very happy to hear you had a great stay and that our team was "fantastic"! We were also glad to hear that you enjoyed our Express Start Breakfast and our complimentary Busch Gardens Shuttle! We hope you get the chance to stay with us again in the near future! Sarah Schmidt General Manager

marybeil
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is our second trip to this hotel. We are from the east coast of FL and were forced to flee our homes due to Hurricane Matthew. The staff has been very friendly and helpful to us during this time. Especially our waitress Teri in Burger Theory. She was efficient and friendly and made my girls day while dining there.

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, however, I think you intended to do a review for the Holiday Inn on 30th St. Please contact Trip Advisor to have your review moved to that hotel so that they can see your kind words. Thank you again! Sarah Schmidt General Manager

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Rooms were clean and spacious. Pool open until 11 was a big hit with the kids! Transportation to and from Busch Gardens was easy and timely. Breakfast here is AWESOME! Will definitely use this chain again!

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your glowing review! We specialize in hospitality and we are so happy you and your family had a fantastic visit! Please keep us in mind the next time you visit Tampa! Sarah Schmidt General Manager

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We took our two grandsons to Busch Gardens and needed shuttle service to get to the park. This Holiday Inn Express is very close and fulfilled that need. Since it was summer, the hotel was very busy and the shuttle was in high demand. However, we were able to get a ride over and back with no problem. The staff...

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Sarah S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! We are so glad you had such a good visit and a fun time at Busch Gardens! We are also pleased you were able to make use of our complimentary shuttle service and that we were able to meet all of your needs! Please visit with us again very soon! Sarah Schmidt...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Brand New Holiday Inn Express & Suites is adjacent to Busch Gardens / Adventure Island and is the closest hotel to the University of South Florida and University Community Health Hospital. Enjoy a comfortable stay at the new Holiday Inn in Tampa, a preferred hotel of Busch Gardens, located within walking distance of the hotel. Your family will love staying at our Florida Green Lodging designated hotel in Tampa. We're located just off I-275, directly across the street from Busch Gardens and just a mile away from USF and University Community Health Hospital. Located in the heart of Tampa, we are in close proximity to several other local attractions, including Lowry Park Zoo, Port of Tampa, Florida Aquarium, and the Museum of Science and Industry. Business travelers will appreciate the amenities and services provided at our hotel too! Our Green Lodging hotel is in close proximity to many area businesses, such as Syniverse, Verizon Information Technologies, USAA and the Anheuser-Busch and the Yuengling Breweries. In addition, we provide meeting space that can accommodate up to 60 people with free wireless Internet access. While staying at our tropically landscaped Tampa hotel, you can enjoy our premium amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary, hot breakfast bar. Book your reservations now to take advantage of our great Tampa, FL hotel room deals and rates. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens

Address: 2807 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612-8729
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: $118 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 123
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa Usf-Busch Gardens Hotel Tampa
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Tampa Usf-Busch Gardens
Holiday Inn Express Tampa
Holiday Inn Tampa
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#38 Family Hotel in Tampa
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