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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Most everything on my stay was fine except all the banging from the cleaning staff at 6 in the morning. The breakfast was okay for a hotel meal. They could stand to upgrade the pillows and mattresses.

Thank tracydz
IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear tracydz, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate the noise levels prevented you from fully enjoying your time at the hotel. We are confident the necessary adjustments will be made, in order to achieve complete guest satisfaction. Thank you again for your comments, we look forward to serving you in the...

Kingsville, Canada
Reviewed 20 February 2014

The location of this hotel is great. Busch Garden 5 minutes away, There is an Olive Garden next door, Red Lobster and a few fast food restaurants. My only complaint was no towels in the room and the maid said she would bring them right away. We went out for about 2 hours and I had to go to the...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 2 February 2014

I have stayed in several of the budget hotels in this area and in some more expensive ones. This was the best choice, new and clean. Definitely would recommend it. A very comfortable and pleasant stay.

2Thank klrklr
Drew J, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor. It is great to hear someone's opinion who has been in a few different hotels in the area and for you to think that our hotel is the best choice is a great compliment. We hope that next time you are in the area you will stay with us again.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

Nothing to say but Awesome! We left the Knights Inn down the road after seeing the room and arrived here to friendly faces, great service, spacious room with comfy clean sheets, and shuttle service to the casino. Great stay!

1Thank Aelanham
Reviewed 23 January 2014

Clean hotel and reasonable breakfast included in the price. Good location for theme park and sights in and around Tampa. Located not far from main express way so easy to get to And from. Went to a Buddhist temple near by for Sunday market and food that was interesting and reflects a different culture within the USA.

Thank jfm1953
Drew J, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our hotel. We are so glad that our location suited your needs. Hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 21 January 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights while we visited busch gardens and was very impressed. Rooms very spacious and clean with a good shower. Breakfast was a typical free affair but ok. Lots of different places to eat nearby including the Olive Garden which was right next door. Busch gardens is over the road but too far to work so drove...

1Thank Stevie T
Drew J, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Here at the Holiday Inn Express we aim to exceed expectations. We are thrilled that you enjoyed you stay, and look forward to being your mainstay hotel in the Tampa Bay area.

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 19 January 2014

I recently stayed in this hotel for 6 nights and would definitely return if I was in the area. It is very close to Busch gardens, just W of 30th st. and beside the Olive Garden. If you come down 30th and turn R onto Busch, you will have to do a U-turn almost immediately. Holiday Inn is on the...

2Thank luckyjudy
Drew J, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Best in the area. Thank you for such high praise. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. I hope that you will come back and stay with us again next time you are in the area. Hopefully the weather will be warmer so you can enjoy our pool.

Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2014

We have stayed here and would do again. Lots of free parking and the room and Hotel are very clean an inviting. Across the road from Busch Garden that you could walk to if so inclined. Good morning breakfast and close to several eateries. In fact Olive Garden was right next door which is where we had our evening meal....

Thank blueridgelover517
Drew J, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Wow what a wonderful and helpful review. We truly are lucky to have so many things to do right by our hotel. Until next time. Thank you for your review.

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2014

The hotel is right across the road from Busch Gardens and was the perfect location for all local amenities. Close to Downtown Tampa and Clearwater beach. They have a free shuttle bus from the hotel to Busch Gardens which runs in conjunction with the park opening times. We got upgraded to the 1 King 3 room suite, perfect room and...

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

Thank you for your review of our hotel. We appreciate you being a Gold IHG Rewards members. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again next time you are in Tampa.

Lompoc, California
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Excellent stay. Clean rooms. The breakfast was OK, but saves you $ when on a family vacation. The staff was great, every one of them. The shuttle driver, Sam, was great, too. Very prompt and waiting for you. We didn't wait a single second for him. He was ready at the start time at the hotel and was waiting at...

Thank Brian G

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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
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
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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
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: $119 - $247 (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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