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La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens)

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Comfortable rooms and very close to them park. Staff was polite and excellent the whole stay.

I was upset when I saw the rate and I had been given a cheaper rate originally. When I checked the rate was a lot more.I would have stayed at a better place that had more amenities for that price, Our room was very basic and clean. The pillows were hard and small.The bed was satisfactory. There were plenty of clean towels and 2 small pieces of soap. I was used to the M.. I stayed there because our friends were driving and they had no previous problems from previous stays at other locations. The breakfast was very basic. It was nothing special. Cheapest way to get by. It wouldn't have cost them much more to add and few other items.

Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Checking was quick and efficient. I reserved a room online and the desk staff called me to make sure I still needed it. Excellent. Recommend highly

Excellent staff - very accommodating and helpful. Rooms were clean but not overly fancy by any means. Nearness to everything in the Tampa are was good.

Excellent room. Love the carpet. Bed was just soft enough. Great pillows. Pool was nice. Friendly staff.

Good was clean and for price I would stay again Very close to USF

The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful. However, the carpet in the room was very dirty to the point where my toddler's feet turned black after walking and playing on the floor for about an hour. Hotel staff immediately changed our room when I mentioned the complaint but the carpets generally aren't that clean. Maybe they should consider shampooing the carpets. Other than that the room was spacious and the breakfast was great. Its very close to Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and other stores & shops. Generally nice hotel just wear flip flops or socks the entire time you're in the room.

Quiet but needs to be updated, staff was friendly but not so welcoming. The location kinda was sketchy pulling in

Nice and clean hotel but a little overpriced in my opinion but would probably stay there again on my next trip to Tampa.

Close to USF campus, clean, staff was pleasant and helpful. Room was big.

Good, it's a little run down in spots. Tub was dirty, AC the face plate kept falling off. Elevator was old and dirty.

Good experience overall except that I did not get back to sleep after a midnight alarm went off from the hotel alarm clock.

Very good service and close to Busch Gardens and not far from beach

I came down to visit with my daughter who is attending USF. La Quinta's location is right across the street and I found the people, room, pool, spa, and convenience very good. Thanks for a great stay.

Overall trip was great. perfect location across from the school. Close to everything. Only bad experience I had was. After a long day at Busch gardens and soaked due to bad rain. We came back to take showers only to find that we had no shampoo. I called down to the front desk and told them we had no shampoo in the room. He said I have some here and you can come down to get some as I am the only person here. I was tempted to go down in my birthday suit as we were both ready to go into the shower.... But all and all it was a great stay.

The moment I walked in the room it has been fairly decent. The people at the front desk were very helpful. The room was very nice a lot nicer than I imagined. The air conditioner was great it was very cold. I cannot give too much credit for the bathroom since the shower head was very weak but at least it worked. Nonetheless my whole trip was great success and the hotel stay made it feel just right

Visited son who's a student at USF. La Quinta is perfectly located for us. The room was terrific for my wife, daughter and me. We looked the ground floor room. The continental breakfast was fine for us. All the amenities in the room were fine and in good working order. We'll be back.

My girlfriend and I were looking to get away for a few days so we chose Tampa. The room we had was clean and comfy. It was in a great location, very close to the freeway and central to everything we had planned. No complaints here.

The room we stayed in was great. The beds were so comfortable and clean. The location is within 15 minutes from where ever you would like to go. Definitely worth the money!

3701 E Fowler Ave Tampa FL

Hotel highlights

  • Close to University of South Florida and Adventure Island
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens) places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like University of South Florida and Adventure Island. This 109-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Tampa hotel are University of South Florida Botanical Gardens and Museum of Science and Industry.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

All 109 air-conditioned rooms feature coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Desks are also available.


Property features

Guests staying at La Quinta Inn & Suites USF (Near Busch Gardens) enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Double Beds, Microwave

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for La Quinta Inn & Suites USF

Everyone (13) Business (3) Couples (8) Family (26) Other (1) Friends (4)
5
Everyone

Comfortable rooms and very close to them park. Staff was polite and excellent the whole stay.

By on Oct 14, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 16, 2017

We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your recent stay at La Quinta Inns & Suites Tampa USF. Thank you for staying and taking the time to post a review. We hope to see you again on your next visit to the Tampa USF area.

3

my stay

Everyone

I was upset when I saw the rate and I had been given a cheaper rate originally. When I checked the rate was a lot more.I would have stayed at a better place that had more amenities for that price, Our room was very basic and clean. The pillows were hard and small.The bed was satisfactory. There were plenty of clean towels and 2 small pieces of soap. I was used to the M.. I stayed there because our friends were driving and they had no previous problems from previous stays at other locations. The breakfast was very basic. It was nothing special. Cheapest way to get by. It wouldn't have cost them much more to add and few other items.

By , from Florida on Oct 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 10, 2017

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at La Quinta Inns & Suites. We truly want all of our guests to find comfort at our hotel. Thanks for staying with us and thanks for taking the time to let us know how your stay was. We hope that when you are in the Tampa USF area you will stay with us again.

5

good location in temple terrace

Everyone

Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Checking was quick and efficient. I reserved a room online and the desk staff called me to make sure I still needed it. Excellent. Recommend highly

By on Sep 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 25, 2017

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to review our hotel. Your comments are greatly appreciated as they will be used to enhance the future of our guests’ experiences. We hope that once again you would choose to stay with us at La Quinta Inns & Suites Tampa USF.

5

home hunting visit to tampa

Everyone

Excellent staff - very accommodating and helpful. Rooms were clean but not overly fancy by any means. Nearness to everything in the Tampa are was good.

By , from PA on Jun 8, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 28, 2017

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you found us to be very accommodating. We hope to see you again at La Quinta and good luck finding your new home.

5

three night stay

Everyone

Excellent room. Love the carpet. Bed was just soft enough. Great pillows. Pool was nice. Friendly staff.

By on May 6, 2017

Review comment responded on May 9, 2017

We are glad to hear that you found your stay with us to be remarkable and hope that you will soon return to see us on your next visit to Busch Gardens. Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.

4

clean just out dated but perfect for visiting usf

Everyone

Good was clean and for price I would stay again Very close to USF

By on Apr 30, 2017

Review comment responded on May 3, 2017

Thank you for your recent stay and I am glad to hear that we will see you again on your next visit to USF.

3

4 day vacation

Everyone

The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful. However, the carpet in the room was very dirty to the point where my toddler's feet turned black after walking and playing on the floor for about an hour. Hotel staff immediately changed our room when I mentioned the complaint but the carpets generally aren't that clean. Maybe they should consider shampooing the carpets. Other than that the room was spacious and the breakfast was great. Its very close to Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and other stores & shops. Generally nice hotel just wear flip flops or socks the entire time you're in the room.

By , from New Jersey on Apr 20, 2017

3
Everyone

Quiet but needs to be updated, staff was friendly but not so welcoming. The location kinda was sketchy pulling in

By on Apr 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 10, 2017

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to review our hotel. I will use your comments to provide the best possible stay. We hope that once again we will see you at La Quinta.

4

nice hotel

Everyone

Nice and clean hotel but a little overpriced in my opinion but would probably stay there again on my next trip to Tampa.

By , from Georgia on Jan 12, 2017

4
Everyone

Close to USF campus, clean, staff was pleasant and helpful. Room was big.

By on Jan 8, 2017