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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Business Center with Internet Access
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Overall I am a loyal customer at this chain and will continue to be the breakfast served are almost always of high quality ! A few times the eggs left a little to be desired but overall I am a returning customer most of the time !!
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First, the evening desk clerk had no reserve staff to assist him in requests. The power cord and switch on my bed lamp was throwing sparks, and the clerk did what he could, including risking electric shock, but, as he had no support, we just unplugged the lamps. Also, there is
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Response from lq0977gm, Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your concerns. We are very sorry to hear that your stay at the hotel was not up to par. We will share your review with our staff to ensure improvements are made. We very much appreciate your business and thank you for staying with us.
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Positives: Room was good. Big and neat. Breakfast was pretty good. Negatives: After check in found card doesn't work, had to go the lobby and get a new one. Two days in a row I asked for wake up call (as a backup) but they never came. When I complained to the front desk, the
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Response from lq0977gm, Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Responded 3 days ago
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 staff so we can improve. I hope you'll give us another chance in the future.
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I bring my daughter to this location for monthly treatments at the Moffitt Cancer Center which is just around the corner. We love La Quinta Inns for the comfort and friendly atmosphere there. They are always accommodating and they provide special pricing through Moffitt making
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Response from lq0977gm, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you very much for your comments regarding your stay at La Quinta Inns & Suites Tampa USF. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We are even happier to hear that you have stayed with us before and we hope that you continue to choose La Quinta Inns & Suites for your hotel needs.
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We have been going to another hotel since my husband started treated at Moffitt last year. However, this trip that hotel was booked up so I booked the LaQuinta on Fowler and we were both pleasantly surprised. From the self opening doors to th front lobby lovely first
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Response from lq0977gm, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the great feedback! We’re so glad you had such a wonderful stay with us at La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa USF. I will be sure to share your kind comments with the team, they love to hear when they receive positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon!
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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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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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"try to stay away from the main street area as it is quieter"
"As stated above. Try to avoid rooms near elevator and stairs as it is noisy. "
"Any room is fine!"
"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."
US$101 - US$202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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