11310 North 30th St., Tampa, FL 33612 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
3.0 Star Suburban property
28.05204 -82.42633
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3.0/ 5

Based on 20 guest reviews

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  • Has outdoor swimming pool
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Saves 13.5%!
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Hotel has 127 rooms
  • Check out time: 11:00 AM
  • Group booking rating of 10.0/10
  • Hotel has 3 meeting rooms

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Local Attractions

Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, University of South Florida Sun Dome, Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), University Square Mall, Lowry Park Zoo, Moffitt Cancer Center, VA Hospital

Verified Reviews of Grand Suites

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Stay at the Hyatt Place next door"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
Moldy, poorly maintained, dirty sheets, burn holes in comforters, musty smell, unprofessional staff that smokes at the door right outside the lobby, smokey smelling lobby, dirty bathroom, stained couches and chairs. Gross. Overall, just gross!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
27-Jan-2014 Verified Review

Customer Reviews of Grand Suites

3.0 out of 5. Based on 20 guest reviews , Average

Property Description

The Premier Choice Of Tampa Bay Florida Hotels… Whether you're arranging accomodations for for business or pleasure, Holiday Inn & Suites near Busch Gardens-USF is the ideal choice of Tampa Bay Florida hotels for all-suite comfort. Featuring 127 beautifully appointed suites, our hotel in Tampa provides an intimate atmosphere in a relaxed tropical setting. Located just a mile away from the world-famous Busch Gardens and Adventure Island theme parks and convenient to numerous business parks, Holiday Inn & Suites near Busch Gardens-USF is a popular choice for both business and leisure guests. Situated just one mile from the University of South Florida, Holiday Inn & Suites near Busch Gardens-USF also offers the perfect accommodations for access to the area's highly recognized medical community, including Moffitt Cancer Research Center, the Shriners' Hospital, Veteran's Hospital and University Community Hospital. In addition we are just nine miles from Downtown Tampa and the acclaimed Florida Aquarium and 15 miles from the Tampa International Airport. Relax in one of our spacious two-room suites which includes either One King Bed or Two Double Beds, two TV's, microwave, refridgerator, wet bar area, sleeper sofa, activity table with chairs, seperate living room area (door), closet with iron and ironing board and alarm clock radio. Enjoy breakfast or dinner in our Courtyard Cafe and if you want to really relax, order room service from one of the two phones located in your suite. Enjoy daily evening specials from our full-service Tiki Bar or even have a private bar function in our 2250 square foot Palm Ballroom. Our 2250 square foot Palm Ballroom has been completely renovated with new carpet, tiles, fixtures and wall paper. With seating that can accommodate as small as 5 people up to 150 depending upon the setting, we are the perfect location to host any function you are planning. Specializing in corporate meetings, family reunions, wedding receptions and baby showers, let our Sales Department help you plan your next event at the Holiday Inn & Suites near Busch Gardens-USF. We also offer on-site catering with A/V equipment rentals available as well. Enjoy other great amenities while staying with us like our outdoor heated pool, complimentary fitness center, complimentary business center and complimentary high speed wireless internet access available throughout the property. Our beautifully landscaped courtyard area houses the pool, hot tub, restaurant and Tiki Bar along with two open areas with seating for those who wish to sit outside and enjoy the quiet and views of our beautiful gardens. Don't forget to take advantage of our complimentary local area shuttle that provides transportation to attractions and other locations within a two-mile radius. We also offer discounted Shuttle transportation to/from Tampa International Airport through Super Shuttle at $20.00 per person per trip! The Holiday Inn & Suites near Busch Gardens-USF is the ideal location for any trip, group or business meeting you are planning for the Tampa area. Our excellent customer service and well kept property will dazzle your family, friends or co-workers and be an overall exception experience while staying with us. With all the life style amenities you need and deserve, with a great price, we are the perfect location to host any event or group in the Tampa area!

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2013
Floors: 3
Rooms: 127
Corridors: Both Interior and Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 119
Handicap Rooms: 7
Suites: 127
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 3 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 2250 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 120 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 2.0 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 5pm-10pm
Pool Info:
Outdoor heated pool hours are 8am-11pm
Policies / Expenses
24 hours prior to date of arrival for individual reservations; two weeks prior for group reservations of 10 rooms or more
Nightly Parking: 0.00
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 12.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Food and Beverage Tax: 7.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 7.00%
Additional Person Fee: 10.00 Per Person
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 20.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 20.00%
Banquet Bartender Fees: 125.00 Per Function
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 6.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 9.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 12.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 16.95 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 7.50 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 7.50 Per Person

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Movies in room
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Tampa International Airport is 15 minutes away. We do not provide transportation to/from the airport but we can get in touch with a local company. We provde a complimentary shuttle servicing areas within a two-mile radius.,Complimentary local shuttle transportation to areas within a two-mile radius. This includes Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Moffitt Cancer Center, VA Hospital, Shriners Hospital, Museum of Science & Industry, University Mall and several restaurants.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
Previously known as:
Guest Suites Busch Gardens, Holiday Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn & Suites Near Busch Gardens Usf

Seasonality and Projections at Grand Suites

Rate fluctuations of Grand Suites

The chart above shows fluctuations of prices for both our group rates and the best individual traveler prices our rate checker could find at the time the group bid was placed. The best group/meeting rate displayed is 57.2% in the month of June 2012 and the highest average individual rate is $149 in the month of March 2013. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Grand Suites in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Grand Suites

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Grand Suites.

Feel free to use the Grand Suites meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Tampa event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Palm Ballroom 75 x 30 x 10 2250 120/-- -- 80 54 64 54 --/-- 120 120 --
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Palm Ballroom

Room Type:
Total Size:
2250 Sq. Feet
75 x 30 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Sound System
Spend minimum of $1,000 F&B and meeting space is free!
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Photo of Palm Ballroom

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