Busch Gardens has great roller coasters, but it's also home to many amazing animal habitats. The tigers are very lively, often playing, swimming, and showing off. Exploring Lettuce Lake Park on a sunny, windy day. Tampa, Florida For $3, you can feed the giraffes at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, FL.
They change the type of food often. You aren't supposed to touch them, but you can normally get a good face pet in. ☺️ Found this guy hanging out in the safari section of Busch Gardens, Tampa. Had to hang way over the railing to get the shot. He didn't seem to mind. Take a break from the heat and watch Iceploration. Worth the watch. Busch Gardens is my favourite day out whilst visiting Orlando.
Besides from the great rollercoasters and animal exhibits the nature and beauty of the place is very under-rated.
The amount of green space it has for a theme park is amazing and it very pleasing to the eye. 🌿🌲🌞 Great food and Cool Venue !
#Lunchtime Theme park with rollercoasters and also wild animals Tower near sulphur springs and hillsborough river. Yeah. Not getting on that. Friendly birds at the zoo
🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 🦒 Dino skeleton fight! USF Bull guiding incoming Freshman to their dorms during the Week of Welcome The giraffes at the feeding zone in the park. These guys gave some long tongues. Love Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL! 8 amazing roller coasters and lots of animals.
www.rebeccasroutes.com Giraffes Momma and baby gator sunning. Was within 10 feet while on the golf links at this course. Not unusual at all to see gators while at any course in Tampa but first time seeing a baby gator too. Ramping up for Awesome Concert at USF Sundome for Hillsong United event. Back-up artist is Rent Collective and will be a great evening with my bride on Valentine's Day. SO MANY UTILS Feeding time for the giraffes at the Zoo. U can feed them yourself for $3 Nice amusement park!! Petting zoo friend. There is an enormous pig under that hay. This was at the petting zoo portion. Porky was not in any rush to wake up and greet the guests. Rhino at the zoo from the tram ride. Amazing animals! Did have flashback to that one Ace Ventura scene too though! White tigers at Busch gardens Wallaby Tasty brisket at Busch gardens Montu at BuschGardens, Tampa Bay Tacos from the Taco Bus is a Tampa must-have experience. There's several around the city now, but the original is in Seminole Heights. It's delicious and authentic! just off the interstate Cheetahs Watermark Church in Tampa is a refreshing place of Christian worship & teaching. Feel right at home among a casual crowd looking to encounter God each Sunday morning at 10:30am. I love this place! Going down? View from the crown colony house Busch gardens Tampa Tampa, FL - Lowry Park Zoo - Main Aviary - Scarlet Ibis
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is divided into several sections, including Asian Gardens, Florida Wildlife Center, Primate World, Wallaroo Station, and Safari Africa. There is also a large aviary. The zoo is very family-oriented, with various holiday festivities and educational activities throughout the year.
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Get an overview of this hotelHotel with free breakfast, near Adventure Island

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Outdoor pool


Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island. University of South Florida is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free area shuttle. Additionally, a business center, conference space, and dry cleaning are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 123 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, LCD TVs with cable channels, and conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls.

Languages Spoken

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This hotel offers access to a business center and a meeting room. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. This business-friendly hotel also offers multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and coffee/tea in a common area. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Conference space 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 123 
  • One meeting room 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • LCD TV 
  • Desk 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary buffet breakfast.

Nearby Things to Do

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


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is 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)!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per pet, per night
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room (up to 25 lb)
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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

We should mention

Up to 10 children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. 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.

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