Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa -USF-Busch Gardens

2807 E. Busch BlvdTampa33612USA
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About Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa -USF-Busch Gardens

Located just half a mile from Busch Gardens and within two miles of the University of South Florida, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa -USF-Busch Gardens features an outdoor pool and a free shuttle service.

Rooms offer conveniences such as cable TV, work desks, coffee makers, and free Wi-Fi. Other amenities include microwaves and mini-fridges. Suites are available for larger groups or guests who wish to spread out a little. Kids stay free.

Amenities at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa -USF-Busch Gardens include a business center, coin-op laundry, 24-hour front desk services, and free on-site parking.

An Express Start buffet breakfast is included in the rate. For lunch and dinner, guests might visit the nearby Olive Garden or the Red Lobster.

The hotel lies two miles from Adventure Island, four miles from Lowry Park Zoo, and within nine miles of the Florida Aquarium and Amalie Arena. Tampa International Airport is 16 miles away.


2807 E. Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33612, USA
Telephone: +1(813)9368200 | Fax: +1(813)6758900 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Comfortable rooms

Guests tend to describe the rooms at this Holiday Inn Express as clean, comfortable, and adequately spacious. The amenities are found to be well maintained, although highlights for guests include the comfortable beds and the free Wi-Fi. The inclusion of a microwave and mini-fridge is a nice extra.

Good choice for families

With free stays for kids and Busch Gardens and Adventure Island on the doorstep, there's little doubting the appeal of this hotel for family groups. The rooms are family-friendly and having to fork out no extra for breakfast or Internet access holds additional appeal, as does the free theme park shuttle.

Nice pool area

Most of the facilities at this hotel are appreciated by guests, but they seem to particularly like the pool area. The pool is a good size and the water is clean. Plus, the surrounding tropical landscaping makes the area a nice place to relax and enjoy some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of the likes of Busch Gardens.

Negative Reviews

Shuttle is in poor condition

More than a handful of guests mention that the interior of the free shuttle is very poor. It's perhaps tolerable for the five-minute ride to Busch Gardens but may become uncomfortable for any longer trips. The condition of the shuttle surprised many guests.

A few maintenance issues

A number of reviews suggest that there may a lack of attention to detail when it comes to maintaining this property. Reported issues include missing and flickering light bulbs and broken phones. Guests seem to escape serious issues, but even these minor problems cause some disappointment.

Neighborhood seems rough

Despite the appeal of being so close to Busch Gardens, several guests disliked the neighborhood in which this hotel is located. It sounds like it can come across quite rough and ready in the evenings, so that's something to keep in mind before booking.

Rating Overview

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8 out of 10 based on 1735 reviews