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Reviewed 16 December 2013

We stayed here for my daughter's 12th birthday weekend. This hotel was very clean and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The proximity to Busch Gardens was nice and Rolando, the driver of the shuttle to the park and back, was wonderful. He has a wonderful personality and is extremely efficient. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

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

First, I would like to say thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We at Holiday Inn Express strive to ensure each of our guest walks away with a pleasant experience. We appropriate you staying with us and are happy that your stay was wonderful. Please do come back and visit us soon.

talisara
Reviewed 9 December 2013

The hotel was nice, I liked the breakfast and shuttle to and from the park. I would give a better review had the housekeeping been a little better, While they were there it was average at best, Most of the time, they were not there and if you need something you better be prepared to go out and get it...

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

Dear Valued guest, we appropriate you taking the time to fill our the review. We do take all of our guest reviews seriously. We are sad to hear that the housekeeping staff were not at their best during your visit. Our goal is to ensure that each guest have a pleasant stay at our hotel. I would like to apologies...

Saint Cloud, Florida
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We stayed overnight here with our grand daughter prior to taking her to the Lowry Park zoo. The hotel is average. The front desk girl greeted us warmly but I found it odd she did not seem to know the general location of our room as I asked about its location trying to figure where I might want to park....

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

Thank you for your review we thank you for choosing our hotel as a place to stay while you are at the park. We appreciate having you here at our hotel. We do strive for excellent service to each guest that walks through our doors and do wish for a return visit.

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 19 November 2013

I booked this hotel for my daughter's birthday weekend at Busch Gardens. Val checked us in and was extremely friendly and the other staff members were very nice also. I told her it was my daughter's birthday and when she walked in to head up to the room, Val told her happy birthday which made my daughter extremely happy and...

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

Ms. Brorav we would first like to say thank you for your review, for we take great pride of the level of customers service that are given to each guest that walks through our doors. We are so excited that you and your family had a wonderful stay! We hope to see you again next year! Happy Birthday to your...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 18 November 2013

I went to Tampa with a couple of friends on 11/16-11/17 and couldn't have picked a better hotel to stay at. The hotel was exceptionally clean and actually felt more high-end than I would have guessed a hotel with the word "Express" and "Inn" would be! The staff was also fantastic. Shoutout to Nakira and Janice for being super friendly...

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

We would like to say thank you for your awesome review about our hotel and staff. Here at Holiday Inn Express we strive for excellent service. We take great pride making sure our guest feels welcome. We appropriate your business and thank you for staying with us. We are happy that our staff members assist you with your stay. We...

Toronto,Ontario
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Stayed here for 3 days. Had a great transportation to the theme park. The rooms were very clean without any issues. The front desk service was great. The breakfast was not that great and was very basic. Could have been improved. The beds were toooooo hard and I ended up getting up early each morning with a sore back. Overall...

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

Dear Marcoboy1, Thank you for staying with us and leaving a review. I am glad you liked our great location as well as your accommodations. We are glad to see that you left some feedback on what you liked as well as what fell below your expectations. I am sorry for any inconveniences you have experienced due to your experience...

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Arrived at around 8pm after a manatee swim nearby to be greeted by a lovely receptionist who due to our platinum status and being on honeymoon upgraded us and offered us free snacks from the shop. Very nice touch. Good stay, although brief, as we had breakfast and headed straight to Busch gardens. Breakfast was basic but nice. Hotel staff...

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

First, I would like to congratulate you on your honeymoon, I know it must have been an exciting time of your lives. We would like to thank you for your review on TripAdvisor about our hotel. Our goal is to ensure that each guest feels welcome while staying at our hotel. We are happy to hear that our staff noticed...

Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 27 October 2013

So in brief if your planning to attend Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa this is probably the best hotel you can stay at . If your staying here during this event and not attending Howl-O-Scream this is probably the worst hotel you could stay at , I will explain below. Why its good if attending - Very close , Ronaldo...

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

Thank you for your review, for it helps the hotel to know these thing so that we can work on areas that are lacking. We are happy to hear that you had enjoyed your stay while visiting the park . We do understand the inconvenience when the hotel gets crowded and people are coming back to the hotel all hours...

Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Aside from the area of town it is in, this hotel was one of the nicer I have stayed in. Very nice rooms and continental breakfast was better than most! We had the Busch Gardens Pass(2) grouped into our hotel cost and it ended up being a great deal! The shuttle to and from Busch Gardens was very helpful -...

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

We thank you for staying with us while you were visiting the park. Our goal is to ensure that each guest has a pleasant stay. We are happy that we have meant that expectations. Each time a guest review is posted we work hard on how we can make things better for I future guest to come, and we do...

Greenville SC
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We were very pleased with our service at this Holiday Inn Express. The rooms were spacious. There was a wide selection of choices for breakfast and the shuttle over to Busch Gardens was a tremendous convenience. Rolando, the shuttle driver, was very helpful in providing us with options for parking for the Buccaneers football game. Thanks to all the employees...

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

Dear valued guest, we thank you for your review of our hotel. We take great pride when it comes to the level of customer service we provide. Its been a pleasure to serving you and we wish that you guys come back and see us again. We are excited that you had enjoyed your stay will visiting the park. See...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $161 - $264 (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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#14 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#38 Family Hotel in Tampa
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