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Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens

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Montgomery, Alabama
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Embassy Suites provides a quality complimentary breakfast. The hotel facilities, however, are really in need of an update/refreshing. It was nice to be on the USF campus, but I imagine that many visitors that come for campus-related business are used to staying places that are a little nicer/fresher.

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Seabrook, Texas
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here as part of a Busch Gardens package (room and tickets). The hotel was great - clean and quiet and the beds were very comfortable. The breakfast was great, especially the made to order eggs (omelet). The pre-made items were good as well. The breakfast staff was very friendly and very efficient. Parking was also plentiful, which was...

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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Nicole B, Thank you for taking the time out to give us a 5 star review. I am glad you enjoyed our staff! Please come back and visit us again soon! Scott Selvaggi General Manager

Winter Garden, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the second time we have stayed at this location in order to visit Busch Gardens and Tampa attractions. The rooms are always clean and overall well maintained. The Complimentary Reception in comparison to the Raleigh, NC and Downtown Orlando, FL is, however, a step down with respect to the items provided during the reception. The staff at this...

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Sanford, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent staff, the location was nice, myself and some friends were here for a Comedy show. We utilized the hotel shuttle over to USF Superdome. Wish our stay was longer. Every time I'm in Tampa I choose to stay at The Embassy Suites

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Hartselle, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff was very accommodating and helpful. We enjoyed our stay and will come back. Had an issue with bathroom shower and sink but were given a different room and all was good. Location was good for us because we were doing a clinical trial at the University facility.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an older property. I room I received was not clean - and I don't mean not vacuumed, it was disgusting. Sticky tables. The carpet in the room was badly stained as were the furniture. The carpet under my table had something embedded that stuck to my shoes... I was booked for three nights - checked out after the...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to savor any chance to stay at ES - but this one doesn't live up to its sister properties. The food is bad - I mean, really bad...drowned in grease and salt. Room service charges are absurd: a delivery fee AND requests for a 20% tip - ummm for what? Torn and shredded carpet in the room. Stains...

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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear George S, Thank you for giving us a review. I appreciate your feedback and I am sorry for your hotel stay. Thank you for mentioning how super friendly our staff is. I hope you give us another chance to earn your business. Scott Selvaggi General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

A female morning staff person on 3/11/2017 was not helpful when I reported issues. The ironing board for my room was broken. The coffee maker did not work after switching it one plug to another. The ironic board was replaced by housekeeping on the same day it was reported. Housekeeping came up after my second report only to get 1/2...

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ScottSelvaggi, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Lawrence S, Thank you for giving us a review. I appreciate your feedback and I am sorry for your hotel stay. I am sorry about the ironing board and the coffee maker. I hope you give us another chance to earn your business. Scott Selvaggi General Manager

West Palm Beach, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff; however, the room upon check-in had a broken refrigerator, ripped carpet and torn upholstery on furniture. Additionally there was no hot water in the morning to shower with. We stayed at this hotel for the location to Busch Gardens. I did not feel the quality of the rooms were up to Embassy Suites by Hilton standards and the...

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Flushing, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying here for business and was surprised how "tired" the facility appears for a Hilton property. Probably the most run down I have ever stayed in. The bed was still comfortable, but everything needs an update and as busy as this place has been, they should be able to make the upgrades. Besides that... first morning shower was missing a...

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Mangroves Grille
Mangroves Grille
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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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 

Additional Information about Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens

Address: 3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: $222 - $536 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens 3.5*
Number of rooms: 247
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Also Known As:
Embassy Suites Tampa
Embassy Busch Gardens Suites
Tampa Embassy Suites
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#8 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#9 Business Hotel in Tampa
#15 Family Hotel in Tampa
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“Go to breakfast early on Sunday.”
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“The top floors are quieter”
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“Ask for corner room it is very quiet.”
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