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Beautiful Hotel.

This hotel is perfect if you’re going to Busch Gardens. They have a free shuttle to take you there and pick you up. The staff is friendly. The hotel is clean. The free breakfast was good. It’s also about ten minutes from the zoo too.

Good location

Transportation to and from Bush Gardens. All the staff was so professional and very kind.

I usually stay at holiday inn because they're nice, clean and affordable... This one however looked more like a cheap motel, bathtub super nasty, old and rusty toilet, and old sheets and towels, staff was weird and rough, the room key stopped working at all and they had to open our room with a machine of some sort, and let us without a key for our room for the night... Weird gests too, and used drug bags in the elevator.. Like the tine small ziplock bags lol.. Thank goodness it was only one night... Super bad stay

Loved staying here was too tired to stay at Busch Gardens to see firworks so kwft wemt back swam in pool Ordered dinner and then walked out front at 9 and could see the fireworks clearly very close was great ! Staff friendly helpful very accomadating breakfast was great ! I will stay again !

Breakfast room cclean

There is a Fire station nearby. If you’re at the front of the property you can hear the fire truck coming and going. The staff is really great very accommodating.

Mold in the shower. The jets in the tub contain black stuff which covered the tub which could not be used. We stayed on the 3rd floor but it kept sounding like a squirrel was in the wall behind our tv. You could here it in the bedroom and in the living room. Lastly, the breakfast was disgusting and they were out of the everything but water.

Stayed one night to not drive back to Miami after visiting Busch Gardens. Everything we needed was great. Big room for a family of 4, 2 kids, 2 adults. Clean and right in front of Busch Gardens. We just came in slept and left, so I can speak on behalf of the hotel amenities, breakfast or pool. But it did the job and I will return if I go back to Busch Gardens.

Don’t stay here! I’ve had nothing but headaches from this hotel. We were double charged and once that was finally fixed we were charged for a night that we didn’t even stay there. We had already checked out. We called about having the charge removed we were told the charge would be reversed and then told it wouldn’t be by a different person. The was one girl at the front desk Jazz she was amazing, loved her!!! That’s the only positive housekeeping never came, the sheets were never changed. I constantly had to ask for towels.

Hotel cancelled my reservation when I showed up at the checkin they didn’t even contacted me via email , cell phone or anything nothing. I drove from Atlanta, Ga to Tampa drove 7.5hours. Front desk said they were sold out and my reservation was cancelled

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to connect my work laptop to the WiFi nor more phone successfully.

The pool was open for guest to use. However, it was very nasty and needed to be vacuumed. Very disappointing for the kids.

Stayed here for a few days, was nice. The area has many things to do and not far from Busch Gardens. I went for leisure. My only complaint is if you bring your own hangers to hang clothes make sure they're not wooden, the staff accused me of taking theirs. Not cool.

The property overall was dingy and dirty, not to mention our room. There were hand prints everywhere which comes to show it was not cleaned, let alone disinfected. Staff, although not hospitality professionals, were pleasant and kind. I wouldn’t recommend due to the cleanliness issue though.

This hotel is a disaster. I don’t normally write reviews, but hopefully this will encourage someone to stay somewhere else. While checking in I walked up to an empty counter with no one there. I had to yell into the back for the employee to notice I was there because she was FaceTiming someone. Once she came up she did not stop her call to her very vulgar friend. As she was checking me in, she confused to bounce back and forth to me and he friend who she was talking to about a guy who I know more than I should now. Ridiculous. The experience didn’t stop there. We got to our room and took a shower and the water would not drain. So we had to talk to the lady again who said she’d call us in a few min with another room. 90 min later I walked back up to check on the new room. She said she was actually just getting it ready.. huh. New room. New problems. As my wife showered she noticed that the inside of the shower curtain was coated with nasty stains. Looked like blood. Disgusting. We were so tired, we just ignored it and went to bed. Also, we met a few new cockroach friends that we were forced to murder in the bathroom. Then we were greeted by the loud banging of a garbage truck right outside our window at 4am that woke our entire family up. Also, the a/c unit would only run for 90 seconds at a time, so the room never really cooled off. Look, the lady seemed nice, but created a bad experience tied to a disgusting room(s). Look elsewhere for a hotel room.

E Busch Blvd Tampa FL

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is within a mile (2 km) of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel, and other popular sites like University of South Florida are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 123-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

The 123 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and pay movies, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel have access to an outdoor pool, a gym, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free area shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include conference space, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Mobil Roll Shwr)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Comm, Tub)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible (1 King, Comm, Tub)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite, 2 Bedrooms (2 King)

2 King Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (19) Couples (6) Family (21)
5
Family

Beautiful Hotel.

By on Nov 29, 2021

5
Family with small children

This hotel is perfect if you’re going to Busch Gardens. They have a free shuttle to take you there and pick you up. The staff is friendly. The hotel is clean. The free breakfast was good. It’s also about ten minutes from the zoo too.

By on Nov 12, 2021

Review comment responded on Nov 12, 2021

Dear Sarah, It was such a pleasure to host your visit, and we thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens! We're glad that you enjoyed our convenient shuttle and clean accommodations, and we trust you had a fabulous trip to the park and zoo. Should your travels bring you back our way, it would be a privilege to serve you again.

3
Family with small children

Good location

By on Oct 18, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 20, 2021

Dear Enrique, Thank you for choosing us! We are happy that our excellent location was a hit! Our mission is to help every guest make the most of your time here in town. On your return to the area, let us know how we can make your next experience even more exceptional. We look forward to serving you.

5
Partner Couples

Transportation to and from Bush Gardens. All the staff was so professional and very kind.

By on Oct 8, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 9, 2021

Dear Dana, It was a pleasure hosting you at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens! We're glad our convenient shuttle and friendly staff helped make your visit memorable. Thank you for the kind review. Please come see us again soon.

1
Partner Couples

I usually stay at holiday inn because they're nice, clean and affordable... This one however looked more like a cheap motel, bathtub super nasty, old and rusty toilet, and old sheets and towels, staff was weird and rough, the room key stopped working at all and they had to open our room with a machine of some sort, and let us without a key for our room for the night... Weird gests too, and used drug bags in the elevator.. Like the tine small ziplock bags lol.. Thank goodness it was only one night... Super bad stay

By , from Orange Park on Oct 3, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 5, 2021

Dear Milton, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We strive to deliver the best experience possible. However, it appears we fell short and for that, we apologize. Rest assured that our team will address this and work diligently to ensure that our accommodations are in top-notch condition. We would love another chance to impress you.

5
Partner Couples

Loved staying here was too tired to stay at Busch Gardens to see firworks so kwft wemt back swam in pool Ordered dinner and then walked out front at 9 and could see the fireworks clearly very close was great ! Staff friendly helpful very accomadating breakfast was great ! I will stay again !

By on Aug 31, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 2, 2021

Dear Amy, The best part of any stay is often hanging out at the pool, and we're glad that you had such a good time in ours! We would love nothing more than to welcome you back to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens for another fantastic view, so don't be a stranger!

5
Everyone

By on Aug 19, 2021

1
Family with small children

Breakfast room cclean

By on Aug 9, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 11, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're glad you enjoyed our clean breakfast area. However, it seems that this wasn't reflected in your rating. Nevertheless, we value your comments and hope to see you again soon.

5
Everyone

By on Jul 16, 2021

5
Family

There is a Fire station nearby. If you’re at the front of the property you can hear the fire truck coming and going. The staff is really great very accommodating.

By on Jul 9, 2021

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel

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