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Near theme parks

This hotel is located 1 mile from the entrance to Busch Gardens, 2 miles from Adventure Island water park and University of South Florida, and less than 9 miles from downtown Tampa.

Daily breakfast

La Quinta Inn Tampa-Near Busch Gardens serves a complimentary deluxe Continental breakfast with waffles each morning in a tropical-themed breakfast room.

Wireless Internet

Complimentary amenities in all 144 guestrooms at this Tampa-area La Quinta Inn include local calls, premium cable channels, and wireless Internet access; video games are available for a surcharge.

La Quinta Inn Tampa-Near Busch Gardens

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The 3-story La Quinta Inn Tampa is across the street from Busch Gardens and 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the theme park's entrance. The Adventure Island water park is 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) away. On-site recreation includes an outdoor splash pool and a game room. Complimentary amenities include daily continental breakfast and wireless Internet access throughout the hotel.

  • Outdoor pool 
  • Total number of rooms - 144 
  • Express check-in 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Express check-out 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

A complimentary deluxe Continental breakfast with waffles is provided each morning.

The La Quinta Inn Tampa-Near Busch Gardens does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

Red Lobster

Olive Garden


Nearby Things to Do

A large sundeck houses a 40-by-25-foot splash pool.

Within four miles of the hotel, Rogers Park Golf Course has an 18-hole course and driving range. Two miles away, the Adventure Island water park (surcharge) has water slides, playgrounds, and wave pools.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 


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

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets stay free

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.

Pets allowed (no fees)

Hotel Name

  • Quinta Inn Hotel Tampa-Near Busch Gardens
  • Quinta Inn Tampa-Near Busch Gardens
  • Quinta Tampa-Near Busch Gardens

We should mention

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

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3.2 out of 5
63% of guests recommend
3.3 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
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Great stay

4 out of 5
by from erie pa
Posted Feb 20, 2017
Great breakfast. Friendly staff. Clean room. Nice pool
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3 out of 5
Posted Feb 20, 2017
Close to Busch gardens and restaurants. Beds were small and uncomfortable. Nice continental breakfast.
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Good for a place to sleep

3 out of 5
Posted Feb 18, 2017
Pros: staff and location
Cons: Have someone in Management do random checks on the rooms after they have been cleaned. Reward cleaners for a good job so that they continue.
The staff was very friendly, I liked that they had security walking around the property. Bed was comfy. We got in around 6pm and checked out around 8am so basically just needed a place to sleep. My major problem was the amount of hair in the bathroom and on the sink, there was even "hair" stuck to one of the hand towels. I imagine if I saw that much on the white tile and sink there was more on the carpet. It was a lot to miss when cleaning. There was not much to choose from with the free breakfast so we ate somewhere else.
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Nice experience

5 out of 5
by from sj puerto rico
Posted Feb 14, 2017
Pros: The comfort
Cons: N/a
Location: Great locations
Wonderful, nothing more to say. Was a wonderful experience.
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5 out of 5
Posted Feb 13, 2017
Very nice came in town for tampa bay lightning game
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O.K. in a pinch

3 out of 5
by from Bisbee, AZ
Posted Feb 7, 2017
Pros: Comfortable bed, great TV to watch the Super Bowl.
Cons: Check sewage system; train staff for professionalism; Breakfast needs complete reexamination; micro and fridge should be standard at these prices.
Location: Busch Gardens amusement park.
An o.k. place to stay in a pinch, especially as it's right next door to Busch Gardens, if that's your destination. I have stayed at many La Quintas, and in my opinion, this property falls short of the usual quality standards of the chain. It's hard to put my finger on exactly what's wrong here. But the property just is a standard, worn-out place. It's an older conversion, at least that's the feel. An a/c unit that works periodically; an included breakfast buffet that offers very little, with nothing fresh; a sewage gas smell emanating from the bathroom sink; no shampoos in the bathroom upon arrival; no microwave oven or fridge; an unheated, unuseable pool except on hot days; no phone book or local info in the room; an electronic dead bolt that malfunctioned on occasion, involving waiting outside while a staff member had to electronically let me in; a front desk that was bothered by my calls to correct things that were missing. The standard answer seemed to be that "the property was old" and the feeling that I should expect that. On the plus side, good towels and lots of them, nice beds and pillows. One more thing....the location just never felt secure. Not in the best of areas, and no security presence apparent. To be honest, I never felt safe in this area.
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n/a. pretty nice motel. Employees were courteous

3 out of 5
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Pros: Location, and pricing, and safety.
Cons: The motel seemed a little run down generally speaking, but overall was decent.
Location: Located near Busch Gardens in Orlando, Florida. Made it very convenient to get to-very close to attractions, and good places to eat.
The motel overall was decent, although there was no refrigerator or microwave... otherwise it was adequate.
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Good for the price.

3 out of 5
Posted Feb 4, 2017
Cheapest La Quinta in the Tampa area and that's why I stayed here. Sketchy area of town. Next to the police station but I can see why there is a police station in that area. I'm pretty sure this hotel has roving security but the guys with the badges didn't seem like much of security. They started leaf blowing and weed whacking early in the morning right outside of the room so that was a unpleasant. Room was reasonably clean and the price was good. Good room for the money if you are willing to put up with a few things.
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Convenient location

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 31, 2017
Overall good,the staff at the front desk were helpful. On my first arrival, there were no lights in the parking area,and it was already dark.
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3 out of 5
by from Texas
Posted Jan 30, 2017
Location: I stayed here for one night while in town for business, but if you're visiting Busch Gardens, it's very close by.
It's a good basic place to stay.. Not fancy, but an affordable, clean place to stay.
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