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La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)

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NEW! Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.The beautiful La Quinta Inn & Suites U.S.F. is newly renovated and located behind Busch Gardens, adjacent to the University of South Florida (host hotel for most USF Sundome functions). There is always plenty to do here: Hard Rock Nightclub at Seminole Casino, Nightlife in Ybor City, Museum of Science and Industry, Florida Aquarium, Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo, Florida State Fairgrounds. Don't forget professional sporting events (baseball, football, and hockey). Walk to a variety of great restaurants, or hit the malls (International, University, West Shore). Guests at the La Quinta Inn & Suites U.S.F. are treated with a Free Bright Side BreakfastTM each morning. Enjoy the heated pool and Jacuzzi and 24-hour fitness center. Rooms are spacious and come with free high-speed Internet access and more. We are in north Tampa between I-75 and I-275, just minutes from the area's renowned Hospitals (Veterans, Cancer Center, Shriner's).
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Wheelchair Access
Business Centre with Internet Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
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I really expected more from this hotel. I really expected more but everything isn’t from everybody. The tv was itty bitty. It was a very dated hotel for the price and the location is not the best if you don’t have a vehicle ... there is nothing in walking distance
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Great place and good staff. My first stay at this chain and was a very impressed. Will use the LaQuinta chain again soon. Check in easy and staff were on there game. Very clean and room was in a good state.
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Response from lq0977gm, Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Responded yesterday
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at La Quinta Inns & Suites. We truly want all of our guests to find comfort at our hotel. Thanks for staying with us and thanks for taking the time to let us know how your stay was. We hope that when you are in the Tampa USF area you will stay with us again. Alex B. Assistant General Manager
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Hallways and rooms were moldy triggering allergic reactions - pet smells masked by Fabreze type air freshener - would not recommend this location - had good experiences in other La Quinta sites - this one needs an interior disinfection
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Response from lq0977gm, Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)
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Thank you for leaving a review. I am truly sorry you didn't have a pleasant experience when staying with us. We strive to make sure each guest has a memorable experience and we didn't do that for you. I will share your comments with our housekeeping staff so we can improve. I hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Alex B. Assistant General Manager
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Great Hotel, staff was warm and friendly. They had just made cookies, which were delicious cookies. I enjoyed the bed and slept very well. Checkout was efficient as well. I would definitely refer to my friends and family
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Response from lq0977gm, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Responded 3 days ago
I appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience. Your satisfaction and continued trust are our top priorities. I look forward to showing you that we are continuously working hard to make sure each visit meets your expectations and our high standards.
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We’ve stayed at several La Quintas in the past and found them to be clean and pleasant. This one was dirty- there was so much febreeze or whatever sprayed in the halls way that both of our eyes watered - we got into our room and thought we’d turn on the air to help get rid of the
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Response from lq0977gm, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for your feedback about your experience. We’re sorry the hotel didn’t meet your expectations. We’ll share your comments with our room attendant staff, confirming they are following proper cleaning standards and techniques.
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La Quinta USF
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Busch Garden at a distance from hotel room
Can you walk to USF campus?
Yes, campus is across a busy street. I have seen pedestrians cross safely, but one needs to be alert. Driving in that area is fairly easy once you look at a map. I've been traveling from 275 to the campus daily for a couple of weeks. Traffic is mostly held up by long signal lights.
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Is there a shuttle?
To be honest, I don't know. We drove down to Tampa and never went to Busch Gardens or the airport. I would check directly with the hotel.
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Can you walk to the entrance of busch gardens from here? It looks close on the map
From the hotel to the entrance of Busch Gardens it is a straight shot down McKinley Drive (the hotel is near the corner of McKinley and Fowler). It's about a mile and a half from the hotel to the entrance. There is a sidewalk that runs down McKinley (from Fowler to Busch Blvd.) so it is walkable but after a long day at Busch Gardens, you won't feel like walking it. The hotel may have a shuttle though.
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Hi Mike, Would you say you could walk to busch gardens from the hotel? I live in chicago so not afraid to hoof it a bit! thanks
I can see the park from my window . It is a mile maybe 2 But we walked it in 20 or 25 minutes . Have fun......... My family loved it ..
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do any of rooms have jacuzzi
Sorry, no Jacuzzi's
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"The rooms where exceptional no need to change anything about them!"
"No tips for the La Quinta, a tip for other patients would be to have a late checkout in case you are required to stay by the hospital."
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"Extra towels."
"First floor rooms have great accessibility for pets or elderly."
US$ 93 - US$ 164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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