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Clarion Hotel and Conference Center near Busch Gardens

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice hotel for families. Large clean pool and extra swim area for kids. No lounge chairs around pool though. Only tables with regular sitting chairs. No problems during our 2 night stay. Close to grocery store and lots of inexpensive dining options.

NEVER WILL GO AGAIN. The room wasnt what it looked like online.

Drug interactions in back of hotel, insects crawling in room!

Started off as a great random weekend trip. Got to the hotel checked in and once we got to the room it went down hill from there. The hotel smelt awful, and was not maintained properly. the trash can was full inside the hotel room when we got there. The mechanism on top the door that keeps it from slamming jammed leaving 2 of the 4 people that where with is locked in the room. Once we got the girls out of the room I went in the room once they said it was repaired and stepped on a screw the maintenance dept. left behind which then caused me to go to the hospital for 2.5 hours. What a awful place.

Nice lobby. Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Close to Busch Gardens and the pool was warm enough to swim in during our stay, December 11. My only complaint was the A/C would make a rattling sound from time to time. The hotel is in the process of a remodel and they are doing a great job of not interfering with the guests experience.

The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable.Staff was nice

The room was very comfortable and clean. The staff was amazing. Beautiful and clean pool. I plan on staying at this hotel every time I am in that vicinity.

It was a wonderful hotel however they would not allow us to barbeque there most hotels have grills on property or attempt a grilling ares however this place did not if they had a grilling area this hotel would be the perfect getaway

Hotel staff never gave us towels! We got locked out of our room. The bath tub had crack in it. The room was very dirty. The staff was not nice at all and did not care about you. Hotel looked nice from outside but was not nice. Glass was on the floor my wife cut her finger and it was bleeding. I asked to change rooms and they never called me back or allowed us to move rooms. I would never go back to that hotel or recommend it to anyone. I was very disappointed with the hotel.

Bed was comfortable and their noise level was little to none

would definetly stay here again.my kids loved it staff very friendly. also a very clean

The stay was Great, the staff very kind and helpful,the room was very clean and comfort,everething was great.

For the price paid was okay, but I prefer to pay more and stay in another hotel with newer rooms. The room and the bathroom look too old, I did not like the breakfast either.

The first impression of this hotel is relatively good. There is an attached restaurant, TGIFridays, and the pool area is GORGEOUS. Check-in is where it started to go awry. They weren't ready for us yet, so we decided to head on over to Busch Gardens early and check-in when we got back. They advertised discounted tickets, and that piqued our interest. There was a small room off of the main interest that locked, and they let us keep our bags there while we were off for the day. Online, they say they have a shuttle available to-from Busch Gardens. What they don't tell you is that they have ONE shuttle that leaves in the morning, and ONE shuttle that leaves at night. So we took an Uber to the park with plans to catch the shuttle back. They told us to call the front desk when we were ready to leave and they would send a shuttle. We did just that, around 5:30. We waited over an hour to have a shuttle sent to us. Other hotel shuttles came multiple times during our wait. We called the front desk at about an hour out, and was told that they should be there any minute. Finally, the shuttle arrived and we made it back to check-in. Check-in was pretty easy. There were two employees at the front counter. One was really helpful, but relatively quite. The other was loud, and not quite rude, but definitely short. Our room, overall, was good. It is not a hotel, though. It is a motel, which wasn't what I was expecting at all. The room was relatively clean, and the bathroom was tiny but clean. For the price, it was a good deal. Just don't go into it with hotel expectations because you will be disappointed.

Stayed two nights, enjoyed the facilities, especially the delicious breakfast.

We went to tampa to see my husband's brother, who is very ill. The first night we checked in, the hand towel in the bathroom was dirty, no washcloths to be seen. Had only two towels! The next day, no washcloths or hand towels again, even after we reported to front desk! They were no help!!!! Floors were never vacuumed and dirty. Would never stay there again, overpriced and dirty.

WILL NEVER STAY THERE AGAIN--BUGS IN MY BED--I STAYED THERE 3 NIGHTS OUT OF SEVEN THEY REFUNDED ME MY MONEY BACK---SO IF YOU DO STAY THERE MAKE SURE YOU BRING A CAN OF RAID FOR THE BUGS IN THE BED----NASTY PLACE---AND DIRTY

I was impressed with the room and the bed was comfortable. The Hotel is more of a FAMILY hotel. Fun activity pool for kiddos and heated pool for adults next to it. I was disappointed there was no hot tub. The age of the hotel shows... the information folder in the room was not updated (like current television channel list). The bed was very comfortable. Air conditioning unit was noisy.

I love the hotel and location and would stay again and will recommend to my friend and family

The hotel met our expectation. It is very close to the Busch Garden (less than 2 miles), and it is near some restaurants and convenient stores. The room is clean and the complimentary breakfast is very nice with some hot food (eggs, bacon, sausage, oat meals, etc.). Overall it is a nice hotel for a family vacation.

2701 E Fowler Ave Tampa FL

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center near Busch Gardens places you within 2 miles (3 km) of popular sights like University of South Florida and Adventure Island. This 255-room hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's in central Tampa and also a short walk from University Mall and University of South Florida Botanical Gardens.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 255 air-conditioned rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are also available.

Rooms


At Clarion Hotel and Conference Center near Busch Gardens, guests enjoy 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.

Property features

Room options

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Clarion Hotel and Conference Center near Busch Gardens

Everyone (9) Couples (46) Business (23) Family (63) Friends (10) Other (14)
4

very nice pool and kid swim zone. room was clean

Everyone

Nice hotel for families. Large clean pool and extra swim area for kids. No lounge chairs around pool though. Only tables with regular sitting chairs. No problems during our 2 night stay. Close to grocery store and lots of inexpensive dining options.

By , from Georgia on Apr 9, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 11, 2017

Dear Cindy, Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your recent stay at our hotel. We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your information will serve as constructive information to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services for our guests. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be even more pleasant than the previous one. Sincerely, Jaimie E.

1

dont look anything like the pics.

Everyone

NEVER WILL GO AGAIN. The room wasnt what it looked like online.

By , from Tampa, Fl on Mar 25, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 29, 2017

Dear Demetrius, On behalf of our entire team, please accept my apology for your unpleasant stay at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. We strive to ensure our patrons experience the best visits possible during their travels and we fell short of our goal this time. We would love the opportunity to make things right and hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the future. Once again, my sincerest apologies for your dissatisfaction during your recent stay and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

1
Everyone

Drug interactions in back of hotel, insects crawling in room!

By on Jan 29, 2017

1

awful

Everyone

Started off as a great random weekend trip. Got to the hotel checked in and once we got to the room it went down hill from there. The hotel smelt awful, and was not maintained properly. the trash can was full inside the hotel room when we got there. The mechanism on top the door that keeps it from slamming jammed leaving 2 of the 4 people that where with is locked in the room. Once we got the girls out of the room I went in the room once they said it was repaired and stepped on a screw the maintenance dept. left behind which then caused me to go to the hospital for 2.5 hours. What a awful place.

By on Jan 23, 2017

3

old school hotel close to busch gardens

Everyone

Nice lobby. Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Close to Busch Gardens and the pool was warm enough to swim in during our stay, December 11. My only complaint was the A/C would make a rattling sound from time to time. The hotel is in the process of a remodel and they are doing a great job of not interfering with the guests experience.

By on Dec 14, 2016

3

close to bush gardens

Everyone

The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable.Staff was nice

By on Dec 2, 2016

5

awesome hotel.

Everyone

The room was very comfortable and clean. The staff was amazing. Beautiful and clean pool. I plan on staying at this hotel every time I am in that vicinity.

By , from Tampa, Florida on Oct 31, 2016

3
Everyone

It was a wonderful hotel however they would not allow us to barbeque there most hotels have grills on property or attempt a grilling ares however this place did not if they had a grilling area this hotel would be the perfect getaway

By on Oct 10, 2016

1

stay away from this hotel

Everyone

Hotel staff never gave us towels! We got locked out of our room. The bath tub had crack in it. The room was very dirty. The staff was not nice at all and did not care about you. Hotel looked nice from outside but was not nice. Glass was on the floor my wife cut her finger and it was bleeding. I asked to change rooms and they never called me back or allowed us to move rooms. I would never go back to that hotel or recommend it to anyone. I was very disappointed with the hotel.

By on Mar 26, 2016

5

awesome

Couples

Bed was comfortable and their noise level was little to none

By on Dec 1, 2015