$35 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 5, 2015 Check-out: Jul 7, 2015

Travelodge Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

2 stars
View map of 2901 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.5
out of 5
190 reviews
Good Experience

This hotel worked as a great casual non-tourism vacation. Room was clean and smelled nice all... See full review

  • Kimarie W.
  • Jun 6, 2015
Casual Vacationing Only

I stayed in a king size room for 5 nights for the cheapest I found anywhere, which made me... See full review

  • Kimarie W.
  • Jun 4, 2015

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.

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.

Property 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.

Highlights
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Outdoor pool with sundeck
  • Free parking
  • Across the street from Busch Gardens
Nearby 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)
Transportation
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA) (20 minutes)
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport (PIE) (45 minutes)

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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
Truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Ramp access to buildings
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available

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.

Ratings and reviews for Travelodge Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Overall score

2.5 / 5
5.01.0
190 out of 190
Amenities:
2.7
Cleanliness:
2.8
Hotel staff:
3.3
Comfort:
2.9
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.3

55% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Travelodge Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kimarie W.
Business
N/A
Jun 6, 2015

Good Experience

This hotel worked as a great casual non-tourism vacation. Room was clean and smelled nice all amenities worked though the coffee pot was sub par. The biggest down side was room service would knock on the door despite the Do not disturb sign

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Travelodge Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kimarie W.
Business
N/A
Jun 4, 2015

Casual Vacationing Only

I stayed in a king size room for 5 nights for the cheapest I found anywhere, which made me skeptical but I was greatly surprised. The room was clean, smelled nice, and was comfortable. I would recommend this hotel for anyone who travels casually by themselves or with one other, but I wouldn't say it would be best for families or groups as the room is fairly small. The bed was a comfortable firmness and the pillows were soft, however a bit too soft for me personally--but there was 5 of them so stacking for comfort was easy. The digital TV was nice and had a clear picture. The fridge was clean however the freezer section flap kept coming off. The microwave was also clean and worked well. I was pleasantly surprised by the efficiency of the hair dryer. The least satisfactory amenity was the coffee maker. This was my first time in a hotel that used a single cup style coffee maker with no pot, which doesn't work for me as I like to have my own coffee with me. The coffee maker leaked water as it brewed so I ended up with less coffee than was desired. The bathroom and sink area were spotlessly clean, and the shower/bath was wonderful. Temperature was perfect and the water pressure was amazing. The lack of outlets was disappointing as there were only 3 altogether, 2 as a pair in the coffee maker/hair dryer area, and one in the main area but it was behind the bed. This made phone charging a juggling match among two phones and an iPod. The air conditioner was nice, but it didn't have a lot of power so it didn't cool off the room as quickly as one would like. The most frustrating thing was room service. In most hotels I've stayed in, room service would go around later in the day after designated check out times. As a late sleeper, this is usually inconvenient but understandable. Travelodge's room service passed by every morning at 9:30 ((two hours before check out time)) whether the Do Not Disturb sign was up or not. This made sleeping in difficult and put a damper on my purpose of choosing this hotel for a no-tourism vacation. I didn't personally make use of the pool, however it was directly across from my room and was pleasantly decorated. I couldn't see anything in the pool so I'm sure that adds to the comfort of swimmers who don't like to be viewed. Also being so close to the pool, I heard it in constant use so I can assume it was nice, and I only heard the swimmers clearly when I was outside so that says something about the soundproofing of the room itself as I hardly heard anything unless directly outside the window/door. The only neighbors I ever heard was occasional walking upstairs. The vending machine was a disappointment as it only took coins and the desired drinks did not come out when buttons were pressed. I think this fault lies more in the vending restocked than the hotel, though, but be warned. There was no Coca Cola Classic. I didn't get anything from the snack machine, but I did glance and it was well stocked with diverse choices. As a non-tourism vacation, I really enjoyed that I was within walking distance of a Taco Bell directly in front of the hotel and a gas station just across the street. Overall, I was very satisfied with my stay. It was comfortable, quiet, and should I be in the Tampa area again I would choose to stay at this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Travelodge Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mora
Business
EVANS
May 30, 2015

Fam vacation

This was a last minute pick, a place to sleep, said in ad offered breakfast, didn't. Close to options and Busch Garden. For the price it was fine, a place to sleep. Front office was friendly no problem,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Travelodge Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Theresa G.
Business
N/A
May 23, 2015

alone time

Average cheap motel. It is clean and the staff is funny and helpful

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Travelodge Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
NareshHerndon
Business
Herndon
Apr 22, 2015

good stay

This is good for the price range,it is not so great but it is worth for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Travelodge Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MuyRelax...
Business
Mexico City
Mar 17, 2015

On the other side of Tampa, good pricing

My usual choices were not available and this Travelodge across Busch Gardens save the trip. Noisy customers, and full parking lot most of the time Spacious room, run of the mill services. Staff distant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Travelodge Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Relaxitsjust
Business
N/A
Mar 16, 2015

Roach central

Roaches everywhere, yellow stains on the towels, maids were incredibly rude and impatient. Hotel room was falling apart. Never coming back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Travelodge Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Relaxitsjust
Business
N/A
Mar 16, 2015

Roach central

Roaches everywhere, yellow stains on the towels, maids were incredibly rude and impatient. Hotel room was falling apart. Never coming back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Travelodge Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
laura l.
Business
cleveland
Mar 10, 2015

Not like the pictures show.....

This hotel was nothing like the pictures! It was in a terrible neighborhood, creepy people lurking around. Musty smell in the room, no air conditioning. no a good experience. We refused to stay there. Still waiting on refund!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Travelodge Tampa/ West of Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Bee C
Business
N/A
Mar 10, 2015

Worst stay ever

The hotel is ideally located across the street from Busch Gardens, but the amenities stop there. The room smelled awful, the sheets were dirty, there wasn't any soap, the phone was broken, and when I spoke to the staff, they never came back or resolved my issues. There were a lot of people hanging around outside and the halls smelled like urine. I would NOT recommend this hotel to anyone. You get what you pay for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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