Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hote

2807 East Busch Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612 United States (USA) near junction 50 on I-275 (~1.6mi)
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2.5 Star property
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3.0/5

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  • Our hotel comes with an outdoor pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Avg. Group Discount of 22.8%!
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 123 rooms in hotel
  • Check-out time: 11:00 am
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 10.0/10

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Check Rates1 King Standard 215 Sqft Room, Microwave, Minifridge
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Check Rates1 King Stndrd Comm Accessible Roll Shower 245 Sqft Room, Microwave, Minifridge
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Check Rates1 King Suite Additional Living Area 420 Sqft Suite Sofa Bed Microwave, Minifridge
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Check Rates2 King 2 Bedroom Suite 335 Sqft Suite 2 Bedroom with Living Dining Kitchen Areas Microwave
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Check Rates2 Queen Standard Mobility Accessible Tub 275 Sqft Room, Microwave, Minifridge
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Check Rates2 Queen Suite Additional Living Area 430 Sqft Suite Microwave, Minifridge Sofa Bed
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Check RatesAdvance Saver 1 King Standard 215 Sqft Room, Microwave, Minifridge
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Check RatesAdvance Saver 1 King Standard Comm Accessible 260 Sqft Room, Microwave, Minifridge
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Check RatesAdvance Saver 1 King Stndrd Comm Accessible Roll Shower 245 Sqft Room, Microwave, Minifridge
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Check RatesAdvance Saver 1 King Suite Additional Living Area 420 Sqft Suite Sofa Bed Microwave, Minifridge
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Check RatesAdvance Saver 2 King 2 Bedroom Suite 335 Sqft Suite 2 Bedroom with Living Dining Kitchen Areas Micro
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Check RatesAdvance Saver 2 Queen Standard 260 Sqft Room, Microwave, Minifridge
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Check RatesAdvance Saver 2 Queen Standard Comm Accessible 325 Sqft Room, Microwave, Minifridge
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Check RatesAdvance Saver 2 Queen Standard Mobility Accessible Tub 275 Sqft Room, Microwave, Minifridge
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Local Attractions

Our Preferred Tampa hotel is just a few blocks down the street from Busch Gardens & Adventure Island, one of the largest amusement parks in the world. Featuring 8 themed areas with animals, shows, thrill rides, shopping and dining, this is sure to be a highlight of any vacation. During hot summer months, one of the best ways to cool off is by enjoying the water rides at Adventure Island, located less than a mile from our hotel in Tampa. During fall and spring, the water is heated. It's sure to be fun for everyone. We are also a preferred hotel of the University of South Florida Athletics(USF), located less than 2 miles away. As the closest Holiday Inn Express property, and the newest hotel near USF, we welcome USF guests and groups. In addition, in the area is the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), located just two miles from our Tampa hotel. Here, you can enjoy over 450 interactive exhibits and marvel at the rare articulated remains of a dinosaur.

Verified Reviews of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa Usf Busch Gardens An Ihg Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Very expensive room fair condition."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Room had cobwebs faucet leaked In bathroom cleaning personnel were banging doors all morning very disturbing.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
15-Mar-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Mar 11 to Sat Mar 12 2022 at a $307.00 average nightly rate.
"Somewhat disapointed in my stay."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
The room was very barren. Very low water pressure, the door stuck at the top. Had to really put body weight into it to get it open. The breakfast was good, but had no Splenda or Equal for sweetning. As a diabetic, not good. I cannot stand the pink stuff. I doubt I will stay there again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Jan-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Jan 04 to Wed Jan 05 2022 at a $143.21 average nightly rate.
"Lied To"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
When booking I was told the room had a couch/pull out. It does not. And they do not offer rolling beds either. So when asked how many and explained five and how sleeping arrangements needed to be, it didn't matter clearly. I had to go buy an air mattress to sleep in the VERY EXPENSIVE hotel room. I'm disappointed and will not trust that I'm being told the truth when booking another holiday inn.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
30-Oct-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Oct 29 to Sun Oct 31 2021 at a $201.50 average nightly rate.
"Dirty and Outdated."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
Toilet was dirty upon arrival. Musty room smell. Gym had balls of dust by outlets and its rug was filthy, barely any room to do exercises. Neighborhood was not good. The only good thing about this hotel is that is across the street from Bush Gardens. For $178 plus tax, I think we deserve better.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
19-Feb-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Feb 14 to Mon Feb 17 2020 at a $175.00 average nightly rate.
"Stay for Volleyball Tournament"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
I enjoyed my stay. The room was clean and staff was very attentive. Breakfast was also very good. My daughter specially liked the pancake maker. Only thing was room was only equipped with sets flog three towels for a family of four. Will stay again when we visit Busch Gardens.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
17-Feb-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Feb 14 to Mon Feb 17 2020 at a $175.00 average nightly rate.
"I had a mediocre experience."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
At the Tampa/USF/Busch Gardens Holiday Inn Express and Suites, the dryer in the third floor laundry room did not dry my clothes adequately. I monitored and cleaned the dryer screen. I also did not have no Internet access in my room after constantly typing in the code correctly.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
13-Dec-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Dec 11 to Thu Dec 12 2019 at a $96.18 average nightly rate.
"I had no WiFi access to use the Internet in my hotel room or in the main hotel lobby."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
I was not able to get my laptop computer to access the IHG homepage. Hotel Staff member Ms. Stephanie tried to assist me in getting Internet access, but to no avail from approximately 9:00 PM to 9:35 PM on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
11-Dec-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Dec 11 to Thu Dec 12 2019 at a $96.18 average nightly rate.
"Room was great. Initial check-in fine. Checkout problematic."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Evidently need some additional training on billing. Took some straightening out. Otherwise stay was fine.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
17-Jun-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Jun 15 to Tue Jun 17 2014 at a $98.00 average nightly rate.
3.0 out of 5. Based on 1531 guest reviews

Property Description

Our Holiday Inn Express & Suites is just around the corner from our Preferred partners Busch Gardens & Adventure Island. In addition we are less than a mile from the University of South Florida (USF), Moffitt Cancer Center, Shriners Hospital, Veteran's Hospital and Florida Hospital Tampa. We are also a preferred hotel of the University of South Florida. We're located just off I-275 at exit 50. Business travelers will also appreciate the amenities and services provided at our hotel. Our Green Lodging Silver Level hotel is close proximity to many area businesses, such as Johnson Controls, Pepsi, Verizon, USAA, and the Yuengling Brewery. We can also accommodate a meeting space that can seat 50 people comfortably with free wireless internet access and available A/V equipment. While staying at our new Tampa hotel, you can enjoy our premium staff and service as well as an outdoor heated swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, and complimentary hot breakfast bar.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 am
Year of Last Renovation: 2008
Floors: 4
Rooms: 123
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 123
Handicap Rooms: 10
Suites: 19
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 1736 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 30 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Pool Info:
Our outdoor pool is open from 8am till 10pm. We also have a spacious pool deck to soak up the sun!
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Individual: 24 hours
Nightly Parking: Free
Total Taxes: 13.50%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 8.50%
Occupancy Tax: 5.00%

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • 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
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Movies in room
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • 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 Channel: HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Tampa International Airport (TPA) Distance: 15 MI / 24.14 KM East Shuttle Charge (one way): $30.00 (USD) Taxi Charge (one way): $60.00 (USD) Time by taxi: 20/30 Minutes

Local Shuttle Info: Local Busch Gardens / Adventure Island Shuttle Available.

Breakfast Information

Our complimentary breakfast offers our world famous cinnamon rolls, eggs, fruit, donuts, biscuits and gravy, sausage, cereal, bacon, yogurt, juice, coffee, tea and so much more. Our breakfast is offered daily from 6:30 am till 10am.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pet Friendly, Call For Details.

Internet / WiFI

Our complimentary WIFI is available in our guest rooms as well as our public areas.

About Holiday Inn Express

  • Free Express Start Breakfast Bar offering eggs, omelets, bacon and sausage, and their signature cinnamon rolls just to name a few
  • Have their own 100% Arabica Smart Roast Coffee
  • Free high-speed internet service in every room
  • eHost Online Concierge Service where guests can learn about hotel amenities, major airlines nearby, up-to-date local weather and even car rental services
  • Perfect for the business traveler on the go, Holiday Inn Express offers 24/7 fax & photocopy services
  • Unlimited free local and toll-free calls

The Holiday Inn Express highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Holiday Inn Expres Tampa Usf Busch Gardens, Holiday Inn Express Tampa Usf Busch Gardens

Hotel Rate Trends at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hote

Rate fluctuations of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hote

Above shows averages of room prices for both group/meeting quotes and the lowest individual traveler rates our system could find at the time the group bid was entered. The most competitive group deal shown is 35.8% in June 2020 and the highest average individual rate is $199 in the month of December 2022. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hote in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hote

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hote.

Feel free to use the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hote 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
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
The Royal Palm 35 x 32 x 10 756--/----353030----/--40----
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The Royal Palm

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
756 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
35 x 32 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
8
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Full Day Rental:
$300.00 USD
Complimentary meeting space (if available) for groups with 20 rooms or more.
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Royal Palm Room 28 x 35 x 12 980--/----30201620--/--4545--
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Royal Palm Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
980 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
28 x 35 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available

    FAQs about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa Usf Busch Gardens An Ihg Hotel

    What time is check in?

    Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

    What time is check out?

    Check out time is 11:00 am based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

    How many rooms does Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa Usf Busch Gardens An Ihg Hotel have?

    There are 123 rooms in the property.

    Is there any meeting space at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa Usf Busch Gardens An Ihg Hotel?

    Yes, they have 1 meeting room that can support various table layouts.

    What kind of breakfast is at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa Usf Busch Gardens An Ihg Hotel?

    Our complimentary breakfast offers our world famous cinnamon rolls, eggs, fruit, donuts, biscuits and gravy, sausage, cereal, bacon, yogurt, juice, coffee, tea and so much more. Our breakfast is offered daily from 6:30 am till 10am.

    How much does internet cost?

    Our complimentary WIFI is available in our guest rooms as well as our public areas.

    Can I get a AAA rate at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa Usf Busch Gardens An Ihg Hotel?

    Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

    Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa Usf Busch Gardens An Ihg Hotel?

    Yes, they have stay dates that support Senior hotel discounts. Example room type: Senior Discount 1 King Standard 215 Sqft Room, Microwave, Minifridge

    Is there a gym at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa Usf Busch Gardens An Ihg Hotel?

    Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

    Is there shopping nearby?

    Yes. Great shopping. Every guests reviewed liked the proximity to shopping.

    Is there shuttle service?

    Yes. Tampa International Airport (TPA) Distance: 15 MI / 24.14 KM East Shuttle Charge (one way): $30.00 (USD) Taxi Charge (one way): $60.00 (USD) Time by taxi: 20/30 Minutes Good shuttle service. Almost all guests were happy with the shuttle service.

    Is there a WiFi internet?

    Yes. WiFi system needs upgrading. WiFi reception not working. Slowest Wifi. Wifi sucked. Wifi quality could be improved. Most guests said the wifi quality was bad.

    Are there rooms with kitchenettes?

    Yes. Kitchenette is acceptable. The majority of guests thought the kitchenette was ok.

    Is there a pool at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa Usf Busch Gardens An Ihg Hotel?

    Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Our outdoor pool is open from 8am till 10pm. We also have a spacious pool deck to soak up the sun!.

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