$46 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 15, 2014 Check-out: Aug 17, 2014

Days Inn Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

2 stars
2901 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.6
out of 5
260 reviews
Pretty Good

good overall, only negative is that unless you are going to Busch gardens not much else close by. See full review

  • eskyhesky
  • Feb 6, 2013
price is good

Very good and close to Busch gardens See full review

  • Vitito
  • Feb 22, 2011
Convenient hotel less than a mile from Busch Gardens

Located across the street from Busch Gardens theme park, The Days Inn is the closest property to the park, less than a mile from the entrance. Visit the pool and outdoor deck to enjoy the Florida sun after a day at the theme park. Not only can roller coasters be found nearby, but also more than 15 dining options within walking distance of the hotel. Adventure Island water park is less than two miles away as well as many other major Florida attractions. A stay at the Days Inn keeps everyone in the family smiling.

Highlights
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Outdoor pool with sundeck
  • Free parking
  • Across the street from Busch Gardens
Rooms

Guest rooms feature air conditioning, free high-speed Internet access and satellite TV with 26 channels, including HBO. Rooms include clock, hairdryer, work desk and free local calls.  Non-smoking rooms are available by request.

Features

Over 15 restaurants sit within walking distance of the Days Inn, including family restaurants like The Olive Garden. The hotel allows RV and truck parking. A guest laundromat, ice machine and iron with ironing board are available. Vending machines are also onsite. The property offers free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Tampa Diner is located onsite serving breakfast only.

Transportation
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA) (20 minutes)
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport (PIE) (45 minutes)
Local Attractions
  • Busch Gardens
  • Adventure Island
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Historic Ybor City
  • University of South Florida
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Lowry Park Zoo
  • Gulf Coast Beaches
  • Disney World and many other Orlando attractions (less than 90 minutes)

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
General
Air conditioned
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Guest laundromat
Security
Wake-up service
FAX
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available

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Hotel Map

28.0316 -82.4269
Area description
Business district

Nearby points of interest

  • Busch Gardens: 0.4 mi
  • Adventure Island: 1.1 mi
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens: 1.8 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 2 mi
  • Sun Dome: 2.3 mi
  • Tampa Theatre: 2.3 mi
  • Tampa Lowry Park Zoo: 2.9 mi
  • Grand Prix Fun Center: 3.5 mi
  • Lettuce Lake Park: 4.3 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 4.9 mi
  • Ybor City: 4.9 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 5.7 mi
  • Al Lopez Park: 5.7 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 6 mi
  • Steinbrenner Field: 6 mi
  • Busch Gardens: 0.4 mi
  • Adventure Island: 1.1 mi
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens: 1.8 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 2 mi
  • Sun Dome: 2.3 mi
  • Tampa Theatre: 2.3 mi
  • Tampa Lowry Park Zoo: 2.9 mi
  • Grand Prix Fun Center: 3.5 mi
  • Lettuce Lake Park: 4.3 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 4.9 mi
  • Ybor City: 4.9 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 5.7 mi
  • Al Lopez Park: 5.7 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 6 mi
  • Steinbrenner Field: 6 mi
  • Raymond James Stadium: 6.1 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 6.1 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 6.1 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 6.1 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 6.2 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 6.2 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 6.2 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 6.3 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 6.3 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 6.3 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 6.3 mi
  • Tampa Convention Center: 6.5 mi
  • Hyde Park: 7.3 mi
  • Morris Bridge Park: 7.4 mi
  • The Upper Tampa Bay Trail: 9.2 mi
  • Tampa Bay Downs: 13.6 mi
  • Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center: 16.6 mi
  • Sunshine Skyway Bridge: 27.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (260)

Ratings and reviews for Days Inn Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Overall score

2.6 / 5
5.01.0
260 out of 260
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
2.8
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.5

56% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Days Inn Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
flirtchq28
florida
Jun 28, 2014

never coming back here

Well as soon as we walked in I started sneezing it smelled like death. Granted we paid $60 for it of course we did not expect much. Should have stayed at la quinta which is right across the hotel. We only picked this cuz of the location its really close to busch gardens but the whole place is ghetto. Its scary to get out at night cuz you can get robbed. My friend who was stayin there as well walked to my room and on his way some guy was askin him for money because they need money for the hotel. Like really? And then there were roaches all over the bathroom the sheets has blood stain and there was a used towel hanging on our bathroom. Do not stay in this hotel. We know we are not.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Days Inn Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Surgery survivor
Port Charlotte, Fl
May 4, 2014

you get what you pay for

The room smelt funny upon arrival. Almost as if it had previously been a smoking room. Top blanket was stained and there were burn holes. No television remote and phone did not work. There was coffee still in the coffee pot and not enough towels. Room also had roaches. A few of the guests were very questionable, pretty sure they were dealing drugs out of their room. Unfortunately, like most people, I can't afford top notch hotels. The staff was very friendly and if you needed anything they were there to accommodate. Just need to put a little more work into their rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of Days Inn Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
reyes73
tampa
Apr 4, 2014

nasty...

I will never recomend any body or comeback to this hotel it is full of bed bugs if it was horrible it was cheap I understand that but with bed bugs not even free ...not again ....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Days Inn Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Sker
Trenton, NJ
Apr 1, 2014

One night

It was late and we just needed a place to spend the night. The room was very old and needs to get updated. The towels were old and did not look clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Days Inn Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Ohiomom5
Columbus,Ohio
Mar 31, 2014

cleaning staff lacking

The location was a great launching point for numerous beaches and attractions. Staff did not clean room 2 out of the 7 nights stayed even though we brought it to the attention of front desk. There seems to be a communication problem between front desk and cleaning staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Days Inn Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Kim is really disappoint
Massachusetts
Mar 21, 2014

Rm 309

Busch Gardens visit with mom & dad. This was one of the worst hotel experiences I have had in a long time and I am a reasonable person but... Like anybody, we checked out the beds and bathroom. We pulled down the sheets and we found hair, long black wirey hair in the sheets of both beds. The bathroom was filthy like it had not been cleaned in a couple of years (bathroom floor has caked on dirt). The phone was filthy like someone threw up on it and not cleaned for years. The sink counter looked ok as well as the tub but the ice bucket and tray was filthy too. I went to office to say something and get beds made up with clean sheets. Management was there listening but more interested in doing paperwork. A few minutes later a non- English speaking maid came in and we told her, showing her the hairs. She took the hair off of the bed and dropped it on the floor saying "see it's cleannn". We were mortified that she even said this and continued to argue with us that the room is clean and beds were just made. I showed her the phone and ice bucket. She had as bottle of frabreeze with her and sprayed the phone with it in an attempt to clean it, also using her fingernail to scrape off the caked on filth. She made the bed with great hesitation and debate and put new sheets. She was telling us to go somewhere else as it was cleaner but we couldn't figure out if she was telling us to go to the hotel next door or another part of the hotel. Anyways, I asked the front desk if there was as Walmart around to get cleaning supplies. Mom & I found a Dollar General nearby and got Lysol and Lysol wipes. Me and mom cleaned and disinfected that entire room, while dad remade the beds cause this maid did not know how to make as bed, the sheets were not tucked in right at all! Oh, the maid changed the pillow cases. This hotel seems old. One of the walls had a hole in it, the bottom of the bathroom door (corner) is falling apart. The only postive thing to say is it was right across the street from BG and many restaurants around the area. And Rm 309 is the cleanest room in the entire place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Approx 1 mile away to front entrance.

Review of Days Inn Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
laynelli
PUERTO RICO
Mar 8, 2014

worst place ever!

hotel was very dirty. staff are always mad. horrible experience

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Days Inn Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Ronda the nurse
Business
Michigan
Mar 5, 2014

DIRTY

I'm from the country so I don't mind a little dirt but this was bad!! The floors were extremely dirty. It was obvious they haven't been vacuumed in a long time. The bottom of my feet were black from going barefoot on the carpet. Also, I spilled some water on the tile on the bathroom floor and grabbed a towel to wipe it up. The towel was black by the time I was done so they don't mop the floors either. The lock and deadbolt on the door did not latch properly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Days Inn Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
laynelli
PUERTO RICO
Mar 5, 2014

So different of the pictures! the hotel was very dirty!

the hotel was very dirty! i never stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

busch gardens

Review of Days Inn Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
boxer141c
Business
Tampa
Jan 20, 2014

You pay for what you get

I was there for 10 day for business, and the deal I got on the hotel I couldnt pass up. It's not the safest area so if you cant handle yourself I wouldnt walk around. There are plenty of places to eat so you wont have a problem finding food. The hotel brings in some suspicious looking characters. Lets just say my walls would shake every night and it was hard to sleep. The last few nights there were ridiculous because of the people above me. They must have had little kids and you could hear every foot step. The hotel is older so it had a few roaches in the room but as far as I could see it wasnt severe enough for me to care. The TV's were old school, not a very clear picture on the good channels. All in all, I paid $40 a night so I got what I paid for and would stay there again just because it is so cheap.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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