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

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Outdoor pool
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In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
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Overview of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel

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

2.5 star property

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
Map
2807 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33612

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBusch Gardens Tampa Bay19 min walk
  • Popular LocationUniversity of South Florida Botanical Gardens3 min drive
  • Popular LocationAdventure Island6 min drive
  • AirportTampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.)21 min drive

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About this area

Tampa

Located in Tampa, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel is in the business district and near the airport. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre is a cultural highlight and some of the area's popular attractions include Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and ZooTampa at Lowry Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Yuengling Center or Amalie Arena. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping.

What's nearby

  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay - 19 min walk
  • University of South Florida - 2 min drive
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens - 3 min drive
  • Museum of Science and Industry - 4 min drive
  • Adventure Island - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Tampa Union Station - 15 min drive
  • Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA) - 21 min drive

Restaurants

  • IHOP - 9 min walk
  • Zeko's - 11 min walk
  • Tara's Roti Shop - 13 min walk
  • Mel's Hot Dogs - 19 min walk
  • Jason's Deli - 3 min drive

About this property

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

Hotel near Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, shopping on site, and dry cleaning/laundry services at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a gym and a business center.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • A free area shuttle, a water dispenser, and smoke-free premises
  • An elevator, free newspapers, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak well of the breakfast, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel have thoughtful touches such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • 32-inch LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and free infant beds

Languages

English, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Free area shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shopping

Family friendly

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

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers (weekdays)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room (up to 25 lbs)
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
10 children, up to the age of 18 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • 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)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel?

As of Oct 2, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel on Oct 10, 2022 start from $122.32, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, this hotel allows dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 25 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 50.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel located?

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of South Florida and Yuengling Center. ZooTampa at Lowry Park and Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

3.8

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 446 out of 1062 reviews
5 - Excellent 42%
Rating 4 - Good. 250 out of 1062 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 157 out of 1062 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 103 out of 1062 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 106 out of 1062 reviews
1 - Terrible 10%

3.8/5

Cleanliness

4.0/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

3.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.8/5

Eco-friendliness

2/5 Poor

Jaclyn
Traveled with partner, Traveled with pets
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Cleanliness
Front desk was nice. I was given a dog friendly room because I brought my service dog. However the room had dark brown stains and smelled pretty bad. The neighborhood surrounding the hotel and across the street from Busch gardens is very run down and sad looking. Doesn’t feel safe. Also found syringes in the parking lot. Shuttle was convenient and driver was very nice. The breakfast was ok. I wouldn’t stay again.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Jessica
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Definitely one of the nicer hotels around the area for busch gardens
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Shannon, Saint Cloud
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Pros: The hotel/ our room was clean and the breakfast was great. Busch Gardena is right across the street. Rick, the shuttle driver took us to the main entry and picked us up within 5 minutes after we called to go back to the hotel. Cons: the area outside of the hotel had lots of litter and transients/ homeless people.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

LIZZA M.
Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
The hotel is ok overall and very convenient in terms of distance to Busch gardens park and providing a free shuttle to it. Free breakfast was decent as well. However, the rooms don’t get cleaned unless you ask for it and we were missing things inside the room like a blow dryer, trash can and clothing iron. Carpets looked dirty as well so it needs more attention in those areas. Staff was friendly though and were eager to help out.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

ANGEL
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great service - good location - clean - great breakfast-
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Dana
Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
GOOD: The staff were friendly and professional. There was a very convenient shuttle bus to take you to and from bush gardens, that was just a little over 5 minutes away, just call the guy and he’d be right there to get you!! Their pancake conveyor belt machine has to be the best thing at a hotel, I’ve ever seen. Beds and linens were comfy too!! I’d stay here again, but I might bring a few yoga mats to throw down on the room floor so we walk on them rather then that nasty nasty carpet. NOT SO GOOD: We stayed first floor in pet friendly room which is probably where all pet friendly rooms are… the floors were carpet and filthy in the hallway and in our room. We were on the parking lot side next to the side walk and could hear people walking to and from their cars all night. The shower shampoo, soap, and conditioner dispenser was empty. The shower handle was falling off and made off, on and adjustments really tough. The pet walking area was at the back of the building, very gross with trash everywhere and next to the dumpster. This was an upgrade considering we originally booked at the LaQuinta around the corner and ended up leaving there, because that place was gross and creepy. I lost $150 of my booking fee but felt better about not staying there.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Stacy
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff was very friendly.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

DAVID HOWARD
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff were very helpful and polite. We found the hotel to be quiet and had no trouble relaxing and sleeping. Location to Busch Gardens was perfect and only a 2-3 minute easy drive away. Breakfast had a limited range of food but we were ok with that as it catered for our tastes. Others may find this a problem but not us.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Niles
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Tara at the front desk is wonderful!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Weston
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities