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"I'm glad the hotel went under new management because before it was something from skid row... Dirty, bugs, and trash everywhere... Yuck. Everything no ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 08 Mar 2017

Hotel Description

Hotel near University of South Florida in Tampa

In Tampa

Your stay at this Northwest Tampa hotel places you within 3 miles (5 km) of University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center. Babe Zaharias Golf Course and University Mall are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Outdoor pool

An outdoor pool, free self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. A picnic area is provided and the front desk is staffed around-the-clock.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 100 guestrooms offer flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and ironing boards. Other amenities include desks and free toiletries.

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$71 per night

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Nonsmoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchenette, Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchenette, Nonsmoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking (Pet Friendly)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Value Lodge Busch Gardens Tampa ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
1.4 out of 5 1.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 1.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 2.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 1.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 1.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Value Lodge Busch Gardens Tampa

Everyone (7) Couples (3)
1 out of 5
On the reception the old man was nice but he could do only one thing and sometimes he is a little spoiled. The room was awful, stinky, bad smell, filthy. I Do Not recommend this place.

Posted by , from Orlando, US on Mar 11, 2019

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1 out of 5
I've never seen one place that was more gentrified than this particular Hotel

Posted by on Feb 17, 2019

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1 out of 5
We didn't like anything about this property... or shower was broken, the facility was filthy, people smoked weed at the entrance door and all throughout the hallways and we overheard several drig transactions neing made

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019

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1 out of 5
The bathroom clearly was not cleaned before we got the room. There were dead roaches INSIDE the fridge and on the floor. The sheets had dirt that was easily wiped off (obviously not washed or changed). Poorly maintained property, and a rude manager up front to check people in. We will never be back.

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019

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1 out of 5

Its an ok hotel it was not was shown on the pictur

The hotel was not what it appealed to be, the rooms was not at its best it could have been. They lied about haveing thing in the room like coffee maker, there was no contential breakfast the room was'nt as clean had to move to other one..i booked a kitchenette it was not that at all. This hotel need to place the truth and place the real picture of the room and that they do not have breakfast.other than that hitel is ok but will not be a first pick and i will not send anybody to that hotel until it change...thanks but no thanks

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018

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1 out of 5

Didn't have reservation in there system or so they

I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone. The lady at the front desk ignored me, was very rude and hotel was dirty in the lobby and smelly. Never got to stay in their rooms and will never go back or recommend to anyone. Wasn't accommodating. Can't tell u what the room was like cause she stayed there was no reservation in their computer system per her say. Wouldn't answer the phone when I called travelocity n while I was on hold with a customer service rep. She still ignored the phone and would not respond to them. If you didn't look a certain type you were not helped. Very very bad service and this hotel needs to be shut down or the staff member fired. My calls were always not answered while I was traveling to confirm late arrival while traveling.

Posted by , from williamsburg, iowa on Mar 26, 2017

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1 out of 5

Filthy rooms

My first and last time going there,the rooms were not clean so we had to switch 4 rooms and the staff stated "what's clean to them may not be clean to us"!

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017

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5 out of 5

Bronze to Gold...

I'm glad the hotel went under new management because before it was something from skid row... Dirty, bugs, and trash everywhere... Yuck. Everything now looks and smells much better but my only issues I really had was there wasn't a phone, microwave, or a window that opened in my room.

Posted by , from Tampa, Fl on Mar 8, 2017

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1 out of 5

Horrible!

The hotel staff themselves were awesome, that was the only good thing. This place should charge half of what they did, if that. Rooms and facilities were old and outdated. Had to switch rooms because hotel lock stopped working. If we had our kids with us we would've left after first night. Could smell the weed walking down the hallways. Seen 2 or 3 prostitutes, and a strap on laying in the hallway at one point. Also had roaches. Dont stay here!

Posted by , from Chicago on Mar 5, 2017

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1 out of 5

" The nightmare of December 31st 2015 "

Pros: I did not like anything
Cons: the whole entire hotel needs to be cleaned and painted and the staff replaced.
Location: Nearby we went to Busch Gardens (Excellent)
On December 31st 2015 and with our desire of having a nice end of the year day..... we rented a room at Value Lodge Busch Gardens Tampa and first off all we spent about 30 minutes trying to find the mentioned hotel name and finally we found it with the name of "Rodeway"....there wasn't any Value Lodge hotel's sing at that address.....then after we finally got into the hotel lobby we saw a Lady returning her room key because She felt not safe staying at the hotel and She asked for the reimbursement of her room fee.......That first impression killed us, so we started to getting worried and concerned about our staying...When we obtained our room key # 365 we went to check our room and right after we opened our room door we started discovering our room very dirty...there was dust on every single piece of furniture, hairs all over the beds sheets, bathroom tub drain with pieces of soap....floor carpeting not vacuuming in a while and to make our visit more unsatisfactory we found a woman wig on the floor between the two full size bed meaning that they didn't clean this mentioned room in long time....customer service very unprofessional and helpless .. After the discovering off all these issues we decide not to stay at this hotel and we asked for the reimbursement of our room fee and we left the hotel driving back to our home town 3 hours away from Tampa.

Posted by , from Florida on Jan 2, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 24, 2016 by Noah Wei

i am regretful to hear of your experience at our hotel. we have since remodeled both our staff and our rooms. i hope you give us another chance in the future and find your stay enjoyable.

About the Value Lodge Busch Gardens Tampa

Location 210 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

Property Features

Value Lodge Busch Gardens Tampa offers its guests an outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Tampa hotel.

  • 100 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Value Lodge Busch Gardens Tampa offers 100 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets: USD $15 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 40.00 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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.

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

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 $15 per pet, per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Value Lodge 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.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).