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By a verified traveler on Fri 09 Aug 2019

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near University of South Florida

In Tampa

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of University of South Florida and 2 miles (3 km) of Moffitt Cancer Center with a stay at this Tampa hotel. Adventure Island and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Enjoy the sauna and free on-the-go breakfast each morning. Self parking, a business center, and a grocery/convenience store are also offered.

MP3 docks, WiFi

Featuring conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators, the 247 guestrooms also offer MP3 docks and LCD TVs with cable channels. WiFi, microwaves, and premium bedding are also available.

Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility & Hearing)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$144* Per night/room Jan 17 - Jan 18

Suite, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility & Hearing)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Mobility & Hearing, Roll-in Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Suite, 2 Double Beds, Accessible (Roll-in Shower)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 2 Double Beds, Accessible (Mobility & Hearing, Roll-in Shower)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens

Everyone (11) Family (4)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 7, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 24, 2020

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1 out of 5
This Hotel is in need of a serious overhaul. The room furniture is as basic as can be and is in awful condition. Carpets have stains. This place hasn’t seen any investment in a LONG time. All around a very disappointing hotel.

Posted by , from Florida on Sep 8, 2020

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3 out of 5
Hotel was BEAUTIFUL at one time, its age shows in the tile floors, elevators

Posted by on Aug 9, 2019

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2 out of 5
Entire hotel/room very dated. it appears as there has been no renovation of this property since the early 80's. Rooms smells and carpet very dirty. Especially, looking down from the balcony area toward the carpets lobby area. I would never allow my children to play on that carpet. My family & I stayed out of room as much as possible. Staff 'appears' to be doing their best with what is available for them. Even though staff was pleasant, they "appear" unhappy and could use some professional training. Hotel is being run like a motel (no brand) property. FREE Breakfast presentation very poor and tasted poor. Even the freshly prepared omelette. (poor quality). Also, I have to mention that the pool appears like an afterthought. What I liked about this property is the close proximity to the university.

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019

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5 out of 5
The only problem I had was that the closest ice machine was broken.

Posted by , from Sebring, FL on May 21, 2018

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4 out of 5

Clean but dated

Stayed on Premium floor.....was not very premium. The rooms are in serious need of a remodel!

Posted by , from Naples,FL on Nov 28, 2017

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2 out of 5

Near miss

While taking showers getting ready for bed the higher soap dish fell and nearly landed on my feet. This was only glued/ caulked to the wall and not anchored. I told the front desk and there response was to give me points on my Hilton card. What a joke. I will never go to this hotel again!

Posted by , from Tampa, FL on Jul 6, 2017

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4 out of 5

Gabe and Nancy in breakfast area were wonderful

Pros: Staff was friendly
Cons: Parking was difficult for guest staying there. There were multiple activities being held in hotel and those visitors took all the parking spaces a
Location: Busch gardens very close as well as USF and moffitt cancer center
Gabe and Nancy in breakfast area were wonder and friendly. Place was nice and convenient to where we were going. 0nly complaint is bathroom needed updating and shower curtain wouldn't stay closed while showering

Posted by , from springfield on Oct 18, 2016

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3 out of 5

Not worth that much money for a night!

Pros: Friendly front desk staff.
Cons: Cleanliness of rooms, availability of amenities, availability of decent food for breakfast.
The front desk staff were friendly and greeted us as soon as we walked in. That was the best part of our overall stay! We requested a smoking room, to find there weren't ashtrays in it (we were given a soap dish to use as an ashtray). The shower curtain had a big pink (marker?) line on it, the pillows on the bed were very yellowed (though the cases seemed clean), and the "decorator" pillow had big stains all over it. I would expect to have found shower gel and a hair dryer in the bathroom, but this was not the case. We paid a significant amount for a one-night stay, but were charged to PARK, and for internet access. The breakfast in the morning left much to be desired...most of the warming stations were empty at 9am, and what was available (not much!) was all extremely greasy. I would not stay here again!

Posted by , from Florida on Jul 4, 2016

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About the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens

Location 3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 01 2020 to December 31 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Bar/Lounge(s)
  • Business center
  • Dining venue(s)

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. You'll find a business center on site. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free manager's reception. Event space at this hotel measures 18,000 square feet (2 square meters). Multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and concierge services are also featured at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Tampa hotel is smoke free.

  • 247 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 18,000 sq ft of conference space
  • 2 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1998
  • To-go breakfast (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA) (24.9 km / 15.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens offers 247 accommodations with MP3 docking stations and safes. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Sitting area
  • MP3 dock
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Guests are served free on-the-go breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 1:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 125 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Weight limit: 40 lbs

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings. The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of CleanStay (Hilton) guidelines.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines CleanStay (Hilton)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 48 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 10.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 125 per accommodation, per stay
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-in fee for check-in between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM (amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Busch Gardens Embassy Suites
  • Embassy Suites Busch Gardens Hotel
  • Embassy Suites Hotel Busch Gardens
  • Embassy Busch Gardens Suites
  • Embassy Suites Tampa
  • Tampa Embassy Suites
  • Embassy Suites Busch Gardens
  • Embassy Suites Hilton Tampa USF Busch Gardens Hotel
  • Embassy Suites Hilton USF Hotel
  • Embassy Suites Hilton Tampa USF Busch Gardens
  • Embassy Suites Hilton USF
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens Hotel
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens Tampa

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.