Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens

View of some of the USF campus from the 7th floor
Traveller (418)
Waterfall
Room & Suite (190)
Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa-USF/Near Busch Gardens
Videos (1)
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

View prices for your travel dates

Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all

About

4.0
#77 of 170 hotels in Tampa
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
The Embassy Suites Tampa - USF hotel, the proud home of the USF Bulls, is located on the campus of the University of South Florida and the new USF Research Park. The Embassy Suites hotel is just one mile from the Busch Gardens - Adventure Island Tampa Bay Theme Parks, the Moffitt Cancer Center, the Tampa Shriners Children's Hospital, the University Square Shopping Mall and the Museum of Science and Industry - MOSI. This upscale full-service all-suite hotel is just minutes from Raymond James Stadium - home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Legends Field - the spring home of the New York Yankees and Tampa Yankees, the St. Pete Times Forum, Tropicana Field - home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the Florida Aquarium - Tampa Bay, the Florida State Fairgrounds, Lowry Park Zoo, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, the Tampa Museum of Art, the Tampa Greyhound Track and the shops and restaurants of Ybor City.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
Hotel links
Special Offer:Price Match Guarantee

Location

3705 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612
Getting there
Car recommended
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 47 out of 100
47
Tampa Intl Airport
14.3 km
See all flights
St. Petersburg Intl Airport
30.4 km
See all flights
2,337Reviews18Q+A100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 1,076
  • 545
  • 314
  • 227
  • 175
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Detailed Reviews
F8855XDangelam wrote a review May 2023
St. Louis, MO.
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly and Professional Staff, Clean rooms and common areas, clean and beautiful pool area, great breakfast and nightly reception in a large common area with plenty of tables and televisions. We stayed with a soccer team and had 3 nights of bringing in food for our teams and every night the staff was so very accommodating with reserving us tables to set up food for the team and their families. We were able to watch a soccer game on the television and relax. We would definitely stay here again. Maria, Barbara, and all the staff were fantastic.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: You will pay to park and Laundry is available on 4th floor,
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from General Manager , Marketing at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens
Responded May 30, 2023
Dear F8855XDangelam, It sounds like every aspect of your stay was great from start to finish; we are glad to hear it! Thank you for choosing our Embassy Suites by Hilton for your travel needs and for taking the time to sing our praises. Hosting you was our pleasure, and we hope to do so again anytime you need to return to Tampa. Best, Guy Lavallee General Manager
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Bobbielama wrote a review Nov 2020
San Francisco, California
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It was just one night, but having stayed at multiple Embassy Suites properties over the years, I was surprised at how run down this property was. The plumbing in the bathroom was leaky and ran all night and the extra linen in the closet was soiled. The room just had a grungy feel to it and I was surprised they charged me an extra ten bucks for parking. Certainly, the ongoing public health crisis has impacted the hospitality industry, but this is also an opportunity to take care of those little things around the property that don't require massive investment, just a little elbow grease.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Newyorker63 wrote a review Mar 2020
Fort Myers, Florida
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I had been here a couple of years prior and thought this a good hotel. This time, since I was a Moffitt patient, we got a discount but were surprised we were charged $10 a day for parking. The Suites are dated with furniture etc. but the hotel is about to be remodeled, to b fair. Breakfast was good enough, and there is hotel transportation to Moffitt, but this time we noticed a thick layer of dust on lights in the breakfast area and unclean windows in the Grille area. There is a nice happy hour with free drinks, but very few snacks this time.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
travelbug wrote a review Jul 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Reason for stay - We were there for a Moffitt cancer hospital visit, like many others, this hotel is on the USF campus and very close to Bush Gardens.

First off let me start by saying the staff are wonderful, reception, breakfast servers, and bartender., and maintenance. This is a pet friendly hotel. I have stayed in many hotels, but never this chain. Every room has had pets, its not just specific rooms.

The rooms leave little to be desired. If you have allergies, do yourself a favor and look elsewhere. Our room actually smelled like a dirty gym sneaker smell. I’m allergic to cats, my eyes watered like crazy, and I couldn’t breath. The furniture is also material instead of vegan leather. The hotel is updating the rooms, with carpet and material furniture again. We are pets owners, but no carpeting and leather furniture.

We went to the front desk for garbage can bags, toilet paper and you must get your towels there too. Coffee maker had water in in and no cups, or coffee, or creamer.

Bathroom, no fan, the whole room fills up with steam. Our air unit went off three time, maintenance fixed it. Toilet set had to be tightened too.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Take lysol spray and disinfectant wipes.
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Hotel Management, Marketing at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens
Responded Jul 9, 2021
Dear Quest67155707710, I'm very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. We strive to provide a pleasant experience, so I regret that we let you down. We do charge a pet fee which is used for a deep cleaning upon departure to restore the room to its original condition and accommodate future guests with allergies. I hope this has restored your faith in us. We have just begun a full-scale renovation to include every guest room and public area, so we hope that you will consider a return visit. We appreciate your feedback and hope to better serve you in the future. Sincerely, Guy Lavallee General Manager
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
bailey2025 wrote a review Dec 2020
Jacksonville, Florida
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is old and dirty. There were cigarette butts, used facemasks and trash all over the parking lot and hotel entrance when we arrived. After two days, the debris was still on the ground. The elevators had mud on the floors and the buttons were filthy and never cleaned during our stay. There were french fries laying outside the elevators for two days. The rooms are dated and the furniture is stained. Our toilet paper was hung by a straw. The beds sunk in when a small person lays on them. The pillows felt like cardboard and the bathtub floor was stained black. There isn’t a single usb port in the room and we had to unplug a lamp to charge our phones. There is no happy hour/snack service and the bar was closed.

This is not a sanitary covid safe hotel. The breakfast line wrapped around the dining area and people weren’t wearing masks. They even had a 300 person wedding during our stay. One positive quality: The breakfast was hot and fresh and there was a very nice staff member at the front desk.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
djb wrote a review Apr 2021
St. Augustine, Florida
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Walked in the room and thought this is nice and then we turned on the lights ( the ones that actually worked! )
The furniture is worn and shabby and the rug actually looks dingy and has torn sections. The “coffee station” was barely stocked and dusty. The bathroom light did not turn on except in the tub which could use a good cleaning and better slip proofing.
The bedroom had wires sticking out where something had been removed.
And don’t count on a hot breakfast. It was lukewarm at best and no bread product except for muffins and danish that appear to have been there for a while.
And a daily $10 parking fee magically appears on your bill.
Being a Moffitt patient we have tried several area hotels and this has been the worst!
Hilton should be ashamed to have their name on this property!
Read more
Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Hotel Management, Marketing at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens
Responded Apr 14, 2021
Dear tinker906, I’m sorry that our amenities and accommodations were not to your liking; please forgive us. Guest satisfaction is our highest priority and I regret that we left you with a poor impression. Your feedback is welcomed as it encourages improvement for future stays. Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to share your review. Sincerely, Guy Lavallee General Manager
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Griffintravel1 wrote a review Jan 2020
Tampa, Florida
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is my third visit in the last few months.
Overall the hotel is run down with worn carpet to the point you can see the plywood underneath.
The front desk staff is clueless compared to other Embassy Suites I have visited. Diamond members are not recognized and service is nonexistent.
The restaurant in the morning is good for omelets but served along side the always cool to cold bacon and sausage and scrambled eggs. The ramp toaster always burns.
WiFi works if you call the front desk and ask for the code. The Hilton honors WiFi which pops up with room # and name doesn’t connect and the front desk knows it, but doesn’t tell you on check in.
Lobby coffee from machine made Starbucks is overpriced and putrid.
I have had similar experiences in Florida with Embassy Suites once in Orlando and this one in Tampa. Others have been fine.
I suspect the problem is ownership not the overall Embassy Suites brand.
BTW I have to stay at the USF location due to business or else I would bypass.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from EmbassyUSF, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens
Responded Jan 28, 2020
Dear Griffintravel1, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our hotel. We strive to provide gracious, engaging and caring service and sincerely appreciate your feedback and we’re very sorry you were unhappy with our guest rooms and service. We will take your comments under consideration as we continually work to improve our guest experience. We hope you will consider staying with us in the future.
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dan Ferguson wrote a review Jul 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This Embassy Suites USF wasn't what I expected in comparison to other Embassy Suites. It's been several years since I stayed at this location and I must say, it has drastically declined in customer service. To start, I was initially given a room that had a heavy marijuana smell and a machine turned on, in the middle of the room that caused immediate pain to my chest as I approached to see what it was. I requested a different room and my reward was a room with a toilet that couldn't flush and no running water. After waiting several hours for it to be fixed, I went to the front desk and asked if they could transfer me to a nearby hotel with working water so that I could finally take a shower. I was told by Kelley at the front desk, "Wait until tomorrow for a shower." I found her comment condescending and unacceptable. It wasn't until the next morning that the a guy came and fixed the toilet. For $246, I expected better. Customer service is not at this place! Do yourself a favor and stay someplace else. Lastly, I requested a refund and they said they would later give me a call. I haven't heard back from them yet 😕.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Hotel Management, Marketing at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens
Responded Jul 15, 2022
Dear dfW5052GL, While our colleagues are known to provide exceptional hospitality that is signature to the Embassy Suites by Hilton experience, we are disappointed to read that this was not your impression during your time with us. We will be reviewing the details that you have shared with our team in hopes of shining brighter during your next visit to Tampa. Sincerely, Guy Lavallee General Manager
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
charleskellum wrote a review Jan 2020
Dallas, Texas
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stains on the bed sheets! Nasty old rooms that need updating! House keeping staff not good. When I am out of town on business I just want a clean room that will not cause me to feel sick. Dirty rooms make me fell sick!
Read more
Review collected in partnership with Embassy Suites Hotels
Date of stay: January 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from EmbassyUSF, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens
Responded Jan 28, 2020
Dear charleskellum, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our hotel. We strive to provide gracious, engaging and caring service and sincerely appreciate your feedback and we’re very sorry you were unhappy with our guest rooms. We will take your comments under consideration as we continually work to improve our guest experience. We hope you will consider staying with us in the future.
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Tim C wrote a review Feb 2020
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The material condition and upkeep of my room was deplorable. When we checked into our room the refrigerator was inoperative; the sink hardly drained; the bathtub bottom was scared/marked/dirty; the ceiling in the bedroom had black soot/debris hanging down from the air conditioner vent supply; the carpet was dirty; the telephone in the living-room was inoperative; all the furniture was soiled, marred and in poor condition and the mattresses were uncomfortable due to sagging and age. Outside our door, in the hallway, there was several ripples and a tear in the carpet. My disabled wife tripped several times on this section of carpet. The scrambled eggs on the breakfast buffet were not consistent; one morning they were soupy/not completely cooked and the next day they were rubber from overcooking. "We are going to start renovations in May" is no acceptable excuse for the condition of this hotel. Hilton and you should be ashamed!
Read more
Review collected in partnership with Embassy Suites Hotels
Date of stay: February 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from EmbassyUSF, General Manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens
Responded Feb 13, 2020
Dear TimC8417, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our hotel. We strive to provide gracious, engaging and caring service and sincerely appreciate your feedback and we’re very sorry you were unhappy with our guest rooms condition and breakfast. We will take your comments under consideration as we continually work to improve our guest experience. We hope you will consider staying with us in the future. Please contact me at 813-977-7066 so I can get further information on which room you were in so these issues can be properly addressed.
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Linda Bauer asked a question Jun 2021
Jupiter, Florida1 contribution
Are you pet friendly?
Explorer22364047563 asked a question Feb 2021
Bradenton, Florida
Does the rooms have a balcony
Coral Springs, Florida
Hi , The minimum age to check in at the Embassy Suites Tampa USF is 21. Thank you.
porter_osborne wrote a tip Apr 2024
Waco, Texas782 contributions271 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid this hotel. If you can not do that avoid room 426. Do not expect a speedy check in or a late check out."
Read full review
Nanette K wrote a tip Mar 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very secure in a very busy area."
Read full review
RileyPA wrote a tip Oct 2023
Concord, North Carolina89 contributions31 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"This hotel is noisy all hours of the day and night. "
Read full review
GregC wrote a tip Sep 2023
The Villages, Florida91 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"8th floor are the premium rooms"
Read full review
LoveUFLoveFLA wrote a tip Jul 2023
Gainesville, Florida1,237 contribution153 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is $12/night"
Read full review
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Tampa area.
PRICE RANGE
C$223 - C$299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
embassy suites tampa, embassy busch gardens suites, tampa embassy suites
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaTampa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
247
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens - UPDATED 2024 Prices, Reviews & Photos

Frequently Asked Questions about Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens
Which popular attractions are close to Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens?
Nearby attractions include American Escape Rooms (1.2 km), Museum of Science and Industry (1.2 km), and World of Beer (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens?
Conveniently located restaurants include North 30th Sports Pub & Grille, Five Guys, and First Watch.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ybor City (10.0 km), Tampa Union Station (11.9 km), and Centro Asturiano De Tampa (13.2 km).
Is Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
All Tampa HotelsTampa Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in TampaHotels near Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens
Things to DoRestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars