We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

745 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens
See the most recent reviews
Showing 639: English reviews
Dollar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Stayed here for one night so we could visit Busch Gardens. Room was clean and breakfast was plentiful. Used the free shuttle to and from the park..Rolando the driver was very helpful and picked us up earlier than arranged as it was raining. Had a nice meal at The Olive Garden next door at night.

1Thank 109loveholidays
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Our family just returned from FL. We spend 5 days in Clearwater and 3 days in Tampa.The hotel is nice with a wonderful staff!!!! Great beds which gave us a good night sleep to enjoy the parks. Rolando the shuttle driver is AMAZING!!!! One of the most reliable people we have meet. (HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT FISHING TRIP). We...

Thank c t
Roswell, New Mexico
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Stayed here from June 15-18, 2014. Also, remember, the opinions expressed here are strictly my own. First of all, this hotel is very convenient to Busch Garden and has a shuttle which will take you there and pick you up. On arrival we were given a room in the front of the hotel where the blue light used to light...

2Thank TravellingAZTeacher
IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear TravellingAZTeacher, Thank you for your recent stay with us and reviewing our property. You have covered all aspects of your stay and I am particularly appreciative of your comments about our shuttle service. On the other hand, please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience the condition of your room and the level of service received may have caused...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 June 2014

My partner and I stayed in this hotel as part of our honeymoon as we got married in Florida and it was close to the airport for our flight home. We already had a free room upgrade due to problems with emails not being answered when we originally booked. We checked into the room and found the air con did...

1Thank Blingbailey
IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Blingbailey, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and for your kind appreciation regarding your breakfast experience. It is truly regrettable that some aspects of our hotel, particularly the bathroom amenities and level of service you have received, fell below your expectations. I am certain that this is not the kind of standard that we aim...

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Located outside of downtown Tampa, next to Bush Gardens and on a busy street. But you don't hear any noise in your room. Unfortunately there wasn't a king room available (as we had requested) because there were washing the carpets, we got a queen room instead. The room is a bit dark. Breakfast was okay.

Thank EgyptAndSummer
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights to visit Busch Gardens and Big Cat Rescue. The hotel is infront of BG and has a shuttle to get you to the park. The front desk personnel is efficient and nice. The rooms are spacious and clean, but dark and include a mini fridge and microwave. Got a room with a BG & pool...

Thank elsalero
St. Marys
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Very nice hotel, it was very clean and welcoming, the lady at front desk checked me in within minutes I was on my way to the room, The room was big and spacious, Microwave and Refrigerator, The bathroom was also very clean and spacious. The room was quite, I did not hear a single noise/creek or rattle. But the internet,...

Thank lahoree
Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

The hotel met the needs of exactly what we needed, a perfect base to stay whilst visiting Busch Gardens. Prompt check in, clean rooms, modern and very close to the park. The free breakfast is a bonus. We would not hesitate to return again in the future.

Thank AbbeyUk
Wales, UK
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We have friends in Tampa and selected this hotel off the internet. It is impressive outside with a well maintained facade. The reception staff were very helpful but some were from outside the area and had limited knowledge. Breakfast was basic and not very good but it filled a corner and prevented extra expense. The hotel is very busy and...

Thank MargaretMFB
Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Check in was disappointing, clerks were focused on telling me why I should never use 3rd party websites to book. Location was great for Busch Gardens and we walked to the park which was great. But beware the area is very run down and looks sketchy. Our room was ok, the kitchette was very useful. The hotel is new but...

1Thank BensMommy2010
IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens, responded to this review

Dear BensMommy2010, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am pleased to note that you liked the rooms and location of the hotel. We work diligently to ensure our facilities are well maintained and we try our hardest to provide not just good value, but comfortable, clean and superior accommodations. I am sorry that your stay...

416 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (140)
Room/Suite (47)
View from Room (8)
Bathroom (15)
Hotel & Grounds (17)
Family/Play Areas (3)
Dining (1)
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Other (46)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

All TripAdvisor Photos (228)
Amenities (62)
Pool (34)
Dining (20)
Standard Queen Room (67)
The Hotel (45)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (48)
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Room/Suite (19)
Bathroom (1)
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (4)
Dining (5)
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Tampa hotels
2.3 km away
Hyatt Place Busch Gardens
7.4 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa - North
0.2 km away
La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.7 km away
Wingate by Wyndham Tampa/At USF
12.6 km away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Tampa I-75 Bruce B. Downs
2.2 km away
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Tampa North - Busch Gardens
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Brand New Holiday Inn Express & Suites is adjacent to Busch Gardens / Adventure Island and is the closest hotel to the University of South Florida and University Community Health Hospital. Enjoy a comfortable stay at the new Holiday Inn in Tampa, a preferred hotel of Busch Gardens, located within walking distance of the hotel. Your family will love staying at our Florida Green Lodging designated hotel in Tampa. We're located just off I-275, directly across the street from Busch Gardens and just a mile away from USF and University Community Health Hospital. Located in the heart of Tampa, we are in close proximity to several other local attractions, including Lowry Park Zoo, Port of Tampa, Florida Aquarium, and the Museum of Science and Industry. Business travelers will appreciate the amenities and services provided at our hotel too! Our Green Lodging hotel is in close proximity to many area businesses, such as Syniverse, Verizon Information Technologies, USAA and the Anheuser-Busch and the Yuengling Breweries. In addition, we provide meeting space that can accommodate up to 60 people with free wireless Internet access. While staying at our tropically landscaped Tampa hotel, you can enjoy our premium amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary, hot breakfast bar. Book your reservations now to take advantage of our great Tampa, FL hotel room deals and rates. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens

Address: 2807 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612-8729
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: RM448 - RM687 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 123
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with IHG, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Tampa Usf-Busch Gardens
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa Usf-Busch Gardens Hotel Tampa
Holiday Inn Express Tampa
Holiday Inn Tampa
Hotel Style:
#16 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#38 Family Hotel in Tampa
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens staff and other travellers.
24 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (24)

Questions? Get answers from Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Select rooms available through Busch Gardens Vacation packages (Standard double/King) but those are just fine!”
223janelleh, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room facing the park if you want to see the rollercoasters”
iluvdogsdee, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There is not a bad room as they all face the courtyard/pool area”
729sherrih, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get mid hall or get a suite”
peterpL1442FO, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“higher floors offer park view”
DashellAdams, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5