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Worst hotel experience I have ever had. Bugs, mold, filth, nasty smell. Not to mention PUBIC HAIR on the Bed Sheets!

Not a good place to stay! Went to the room the have us and the door was not latched shut. Looked in the room and found dirty towels on the bathroom floor and bed. Went to the front desk where the clerk was nowhere to be found. Called the hotel it rang and rang when he finally showed up he gave us a different room. It had a major leak above the bathtub. Grossest place I have ever seen.

Walking distance to Bush Garden and reasonable rate.

This hotel was disgusting I checked in with my three kids and checked right back out the staff was rude there was crazy looking people walking around drug dealer sleeping at the pool the whole hotel smelled like smoke and was dirty and disgusting with holes in the doors do not recommend to anyone to stay here especially if you have kids!!!

Nasty room. Roach motel. Balcony door wouldn’t close. No elevator. Room was hot and humid

Across the street from parking for Busch gardens good location for visiting the park

Staff was real nasty time of check out & room was very uncomfortably stuffy & cleanliness was questionable with the small baby roaches crawling around microwave area along with ants.

Are t.v was messed up and couldnt watch it,then couldnt access the wifi on laptop and they sent a maintance guy to look at t.v and seen we were drinking beer and asked us for one! It was loud walls are thin had some roaches in the room as well. Never will go back there again!!

Walking distance from Busch Garden. (save $ on parking) Very basics breakfast, free coffee all day, average 2star hotel. Good for 1-2 night. Great price.

Great location to Busch gardens. Literally two turns. Older motel but room was clean for the most part. It had a wall mounted a/c unit that needed cleaned. It blew dust on the bed a few times. The brfst was nice. Check in lady was really nice. Pool was clean. Will plan on staying again on return visit.

I read all the reviews, so I checked in with an open mind. It was surprisingly better than the reviews. I stayed for 2 days and the room was clean. The shower and the floors were clean also. I enjoyed it and I would stay there again. The hotel staff was very nice and they assisted me with everything. I had an awesome stay.

Terrible, we had to wait more than an hour just to check in. There were people complaining a lot at the front desk, the staff was rude, they just asked for the ID and Credit card for everyone to check in, the police had to come because there was a lot of people complaining. The room were aweful, dirty, no towels, no sheets, hair on the bathroom floor, bad smell, and dust everywhere. The experience just ruined my night. I tried to call Orbitz to see if they could do something about it, but they didn’t, after 40 minutes waiting on the line. at the end of the night, I decided to sleep in my car because I could not enjoy to stay in the filthy room.

Hotel was okay, the hallways could use a good cleaning and laundry room was filthy. Pool was good.

It was very nasty, not clean at all!!!!! it was right across the street from Busch Gardens, so that was the only good part about it. But it was very smelly, the bathrooms were not clean, towels were tough and smelly. I would never have stayed here in my life if there were vacancies somewhere else!!! Also, some of my clothes went missing!! sooooo yep, DO NOT STAY HERE! I NEVER waste my time writing reviews on anything, when I do is because things are really GOOD or went downhill real fast, real bad. So, if you stay here, I warned you.

This hotel's best feature is the walking distance to Bush Gardens. We've stayed before and both times there's been a problem with the safe--which they couldn't fix. EconoLodge is the new owner, so maybe with a bit of time they'll get their act together.

Nothing special, decent hotel for a place to sleep.

It is very close to Busch Gardens, but I didn't really like the hotel. It felt a little bit dangerous there.

Was in town for corporate work so only sleeping at facility. Adequent accamondations but outdated.

Aside from the rude lady at the front desk and the extremely loud rap music right outside our room... Very pleasant and relaxing

The room is good with microwave and small frige...the breakfast is good...well treat from all staff...big parking lot..very well located...all of this for a very good price. Very pleased.

E Busch Blvd Tampa FL

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Concierge services

Located in Temple Crest within a mile (2 km) of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Econo Lodge Busch Gardens is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Adventure Island. Each of the 99 rooms at this hotel includes a balcony, a refrigerator, and a microwave.


Dining

Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

Econo Lodge Busch Gardens's 99 rooms are soundproofed and provide balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls are also standard.


Property features

At Econo Lodge Busch Gardens, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and a terrace. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with luggage storage, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a vending machine, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking (Private Bath)

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Upgrade)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Econo Lodge Busch Gardens

Everyone (21) Couples (4) Family (6) Friends (1) Other (1)
1
Family

Worst hotel experience I have ever had. Bugs, mold, filth, nasty smell. Not to mention PUBIC HAIR on the Bed Sheets!

By on Nov 26, 2021

1
Partner Couples Family

Not a good place to stay! Went to the room the have us and the door was not latched shut. Looked in the room and found dirty towels on the bathroom floor and bed. Went to the front desk where the clerk was nowhere to be found. Called the hotel it rang and rang when he finally showed up he gave us a different room. It had a major leak above the bathtub. Grossest place I have ever seen.

By on Mar 28, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 30, 2021

We very much regret to hear about your experience. Our team will look into the issues you have described right away, and we appreciate the time you took to let us know about these matters. It was an honor to host you, and we wish we could have delivered a more comfortable and pleasant experience. Thank you for letting us know where we can improve. We wish you safe and memorable travels and hope to have a chance to improve your perceptions in the future.

4
Family

Walking distance to Bush Garden and reasonable rate.

By on Aug 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 6, 2019

We take pride in offering convenient accommodations at an affordable rate so we're happy to hear we succeeded with you! Thank you for the lovely review. Please come see us again soon.

1
Family Family with small children

This hotel was disgusting I checked in with my three kids and checked right back out the staff was rude there was crazy looking people walking around drug dealer sleeping at the pool the whole hotel smelled like smoke and was dirty and disgusting with holes in the doors do not recommend to anyone to stay here especially if you have kids!!!

By on Jul 12, 2019

1
Family

Nasty room. Roach motel. Balcony door wouldn’t close. No elevator. Room was hot and humid

By on Feb 11, 2019

4
Everyone

Across the street from parking for Busch gardens good location for visiting the park

By , from Salem nh on Nov 20, 2018

1
Everyone

Staff was real nasty time of check out & room was very uncomfortably stuffy & cleanliness was questionable with the small baby roaches crawling around microwave area along with ants.

By , from Tampa,fl on Nov 12, 2018

1
Everyone

Are t.v was messed up and couldnt watch it,then couldnt access the wifi on laptop and they sent a maintance guy to look at t.v and seen we were drinking beer and asked us for one! It was loud walls are thin had some roaches in the room as well. Never will go back there again!!

By , from New Port Richey on Oct 22, 2018

3

near busch garden

Everyone

Walking distance from Busch Garden. (save $ on parking) Very basics breakfast, free coffee all day, average 2star hotel. Good for 1-2 night. Great price.

By , from Miami on Jul 31, 2018

3
Everyone

Great location to Busch gardens. Literally two turns. Older motel but room was clean for the most part. It had a wall mounted a/c unit that needed cleaned. It blew dust on the bed a few times. The brfst was nice. Check in lady was really nice. Pool was clean. Will plan on staying again on return visit.

By , from tn on Apr 8, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 9, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments, our department heads will review with our staff members.

Econo Lodge Busch Gardens

4139 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33617
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