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"Besides everything being clean, new and nicely designed, the entire staff was AWESOME! Everyone we spoke to was genuinely friendly and it made our sta ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 09 Dec 2019

Hotel Description

Hotel near Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Tampa

In Tampa

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and 2 miles (3 km) of Adventure Island with a stay at this Tampa hotel. University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Free perks include buffet breakfast, free self parking, and an area shuttle.

Free Internet, LCD TVs

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 123 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as LCD TVs with cable channels. Coffee/tea makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls are also available.

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$118* Per night/room May 9 - May 10

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

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

Everyone (6) Couples (4) Family (2)
1 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 2, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 12, 2021 by Peter Mullins

Thank you for staying with us. I want to start by apologizing for any inconveniences you may have faced during your stay. We hope you will give us another chance and we look forward to hopefully seeing you again next time your in Tampa! Sincerely, Peter Mullins, Assistant General Manager

1 out of 5
It looked clean but sadly it was full of cockroaches... all different sizes and types of cockroaches. Pretty disgusting. The bathroom was a war zone of cockroaches...

Posted by , from Miami on Oct 28, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 30, 2020 by Peter Mullins

Thank you for staying with us. I want to start by apologizing for any inconveniences you may have faced during your stay. We hope you will give us another chance and we look forward to hopefully seeing you again next time your in Tampa! Sincerely, Peter Mullins, Assistant General Manager

5 out of 5
Besides everything being clean, new and nicely designed, the entire staff was AWESOME! Everyone we spoke to was genuinely friendly and it made our stay even better. We would highly recommend this hotel, and stay there again!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 17, 2019 by Peter Mullins

Thank you for staying with us. We were happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the positive review. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again next time your in Tampa! Sincerely, Peter Mullins, Assistant General Manager

5 out of 5
The shuttle driver Charles was fantastic and a big part of the reason we will be booking with this hotel again in the future

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019

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Dec 17, 2019 by Peter Mullins

Thank you for staying with us. We were happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the positive review. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again next time your in Tampa! Sincerely, Peter Mullins, Assistant General Manager

5 out of 5
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was close enough to walk to the Olive Garden for dinner. The breakfast was great, with a very good selection. I would definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019

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Dec 17, 2019 by Peter Mullins

Thank you for staying with us. We were happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the positive review. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again next time your in Tampa! Sincerely, Peter Mullins, Assistant General Manager

5 out of 5
Enjoy the stay. Clean and excellent rooms. Was pleased with nite office. Stayed there numerous times the lady knew who I was.

Posted by on Nov 5, 2019

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Nov 5, 2019 by Peter Mullins

Thank you for staying with us. We were happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the positive review. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again next time your in Tampa! Sincerely, Peter Mullins, Assistant General Manager

1 out of 5
The hotel is nice and friendly. Management needs work. I booked through travelocity and the hotel Charged me as well. I noticed the day I checked out. Called hotel. They said it is just pending I said should not have been processed in he first place since it was prepaid. Two days later it goes through. They processed my payment. Not just the pending amount but also tax and fees. Four called to IHG and nothing was resolved. Called hotel direct. Called corporate. Repeatedly. No apologies. Hotel was clean. Nice rooms. Staff happy. But as far as management and customer service it is a negative 5. Not only would I never stay there again I would stop going to IHG hotels for their lack of help in resolving the issue.

Posted by on Sep 10, 2019

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4 out of 5
Hotel is great.Travelocity sucks you suck you suck and I will never use your service or recommend your service to anyone.Now leave me alone and stop sending me your crap!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019

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Aug 21, 2019 by Peter Mullins

Thank you for staying with us. We were happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the positive review. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again next time your in Tampa! Sincerely, Peter Mullins, Assistant General Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 21, 2019 by Peter Mullins

Thank you for staying with us. We were happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the positive review. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again next time your in Tampa! Sincerely, Peter Mullins, Assistant General Manager

3 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019

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

Location 2807 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Public spaces have free WiFi. A business center and a meeting room are available. Free breakfast is available. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel. Self parking is free. This Tampa hotel is smoke free.

  • 123 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA) (23.9 km / 14.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel offers 123 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

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 lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 10 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50.00 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 25 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

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

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.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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, 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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG).

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • 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
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • 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 Clean Promise (IHG)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Number of children who can stay free - 10
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Express Tampa Busch Gardens
  • Holiday Inn Express Tampa USF Busch Gardens Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express USF
  • Holiday Inn Express USF Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express USF Hotel Tampa Busch Gardens
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa Usf-Busch Gardens Hotel Tampa
  • Holiday Inn Express And Suites Tampa Usf-Busch Gardens
  • Holiday Inn Express USF Busch Gardens Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express USF Busch Gardens
  • Holiday Inn Express Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens
  • Holiday Inn Express Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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*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.