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Hotel Description

Hotel near Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Tampa

Close to airport

You'll find Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and University of South Florida within 2 miles (3 km) of this hotel. Also, Yuengling Center is within 3 miles (5 km) and ZooTampa at Lowry Park is within 6 miles (10 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a gym. 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.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$123* Per night/room Oct 17 - Oct 18

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Comm)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 2 Queen Beds (Additional Living Area)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed (Additional Living Area)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 2 Bedrooms (2 King)

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

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

Everyone (6) Couples (4) Family (7)
5 out of 5
Great!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 20, 2022 by General Manager

Dear Linda,With a single word, you've brightened our day at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens! It's always wonderful to know that a guest had a great time here. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to see you again!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 13, 2022

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3 out of 5
Rooms was fine. Mini fridge didn’t seem to work properly, microwave didn’t work at all and the bathroom wasn’t restocked. Parking lot is extremely small and mainly for compact vehicles.

Posted by on Dec 5, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 7, 2021 by General Manager

Dear Ryan, While you were able to enjoy our cozy rooms, it appears that some amenities fell short of expectations. Our amazing staff is always available to help resolve any issue you may encounter and would've loved to find a solution for you. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Give us another chance to impress you the next time you are in the area.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 5, 2021

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3 out of 5
My only complaint is the bathroom floor wasn’t cleaned. There was still hair on it from the previous guests. As an owner of a housecleaning company this was beyond disgusting. However, the staff was friendly & aided me in getting over this incident.

Posted by on Oct 11, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 13, 2021 by General Manager

Dear Rochelle, Despite the oversight you experienced, we're glad that our friendly team was able to swiftly rectify this matter. Rest assured, our team is looking into this matter to ensure our diligence is improved, and we hope to earn a higher score the next time you visit our property.

5 out of 5
Staff was super nice & attentive. Room was comfortable. Olive Garden was conveniently located next door and was minutes away from Busch Gardens.

Posted by on Sep 11, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 13, 2021 by General Manager

Dear Jennifer, Thank you so much for taking the time to highlight our amazing staff and fantastic location. With so much to do in the area, we hope you had a wonderful time checking it all out. Should your travels bring you back, count on Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens to deliver another stellar experience.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 29, 2021

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4 out of 5
TJ and Katie at the front desk were great. Rooms could use some upkeep. Air conditioner was noisy and shower head squirted everywhere.

Posted by on Aug 26, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 17, 2021 by General Manager

Dear Kimberly, Thank you for providing a review about your recent stay at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens. We love hearing you found our front desk staff to be excellent and you can be certain we'll share your kind words with TJ and Katie. Guest comments are highly valued by our team and we will use yours as we work towards continuously improving our accommodations. Please consider allowing us to host you again the next time you visit Tampa.

2 out of 5
Car was Broken into the other night and noone came to get me in my room to tell me , until my own Father told me that the car was broken into.. Bad Security Guard he didnt even know that my car was broken into, that is bad.

Posted by on Aug 8, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 19, 2021 by General Manager

Thank you for reaching out. We're sorry to hear about your car and hope you filed the proper paperwork with the authorities. We've discussed this situation with our team to ensure communication is better with our guests. This isn't typical of the feedback we receive, but it does allow us the chance to improve.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021

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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 daily. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands 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
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet , Wireless internet access , High-speed internet access

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Internet access - wireless , Internet access in public areas - high speed

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • 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). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. 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
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

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

  • Casino nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby

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 3:00 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 18 years old and younger 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

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. 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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Carte Blanche. 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
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Smoke detector
  • 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
  • Children stay free - maximum age 18
  • 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
  • Children stay free
  • 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
  • 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

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

You should know

  • Up to 10 children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • 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.