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La Quinta Inn Tampa-Near Busch Gardens

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had two bus drivers stay overnight at this hotel and they said it was below standard so we will not book this hotel again

The staff was wonderful, very helpful. Hotel was clean, somewhat dated but not terrible. Close to dining, airport, Busch Gardens. My bed wasn't super comfortable, but we all slept and the A/C worked, which was key!

Kicked me out for having sex in the parking lot !

You were gated in and security guards were on the premises. The rooms were alright and the morning after breakfast area was really nice.

ROOM IS VERY CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE. STAFF IS VERY NICE. CHECK IN FAST. BREAKFAST ROOM WAS OPEN EARLY. CLEAN AND BREAKFAST WAS NICE. I PERSONALLY RECOMMENDED. WALKING DISTANCE TO BUSH GARDENS.

Beds have holes. Bathroom smell like roaches and room smells really humid.

Room was clean but needs remodeling. Bathroom very old. They have new bathtub with very old tile. Could use new flooring. Overall, room was acceptable. Would consider staying again if I cannot find newer hotel for similar price.

Close to Busch Gardens and restaurants are walking distance

We chose ths hotel bc it was really close to Busch Gardens. Do not let the convenience fool you. The hotel was in a crappy area. The hotel itself was very outdated, and gross. The room looked clean at first glance, however, there was hair on the bathroom floor and the beds had dips in the middle, so you would roll to center. I wanted to move to a different hotel, but my husband convinced me to just stay bc "we are only sleeping here". The breakfast was a joke. They had stale cereal (daughters words), prepackaged muffins and yogurt. I have stayed at hotels similar quality to LaQuinta, that had really nice continental breakfasts. We ended up eating out.

The hotel was convenient to Busch gardens, however it was not in a nice neighborhood. The rooms were old and outdated. And there was hair on our bathroom floor. The bed was so old that they rolled you toward the center. "Free breakfast" was a joke. Stale cereal and bread to toast. They had some yogurt but that's it. Will not be staying there again.

The staff there were great. But This hotel is in the middle of the ghetto. Our room door wouldn't close on its own, we had to pull it to ensure it was closed properly. The three days we were there, our room was cleaned once.

Hotel name is misleading... Don't let it fool you. Overall, what can you REALLY expect for $89 a night? In the end, it didn't kill us. ☺️

The mattresses were compressed. My wife and daughter rolled into the middle, and the shape of the mattress inflicted pain on her. The shower curtain had mold on it. When we returned to our room, at 8:10pm, a woman was in our room cleaning it.

Stayed here for a trip to Busch Gardens. First, it was close to Busch Gardens and it was not too bad a walk to the park from the hotel. Be advised that the entrance to the park is on the opposite side (about a 20 minute walk). However, that is the best thing about the hotel. The accommodations were poor. The mattress was uncomfortable and the pillows were lumpy. The curtains let in a lot of light and there was a large gap at the bottom of the door that let in light as well. To block it out, we had to put towels at the bottom of the door. Noise was also problem. It was possible to hear talking in the hallway and in adjacent rooms even over the very loud air conditioner. Furthermore, the shower was dirty and overall the room was not well-maintained.

Business Trip, Stay was ok, wasn't very impressed with the hotel and room, nice location across from Bush Gardens, restaurants and shopping. The room was ok, the bed was not comfortable, somewhat clean. They advertise continental breakfast, this is far from so. WIFI internet service was Ok, not the best. Overall, stay was just ok.

For the price of the room, it wasn't bad! Clean rooms, friendly staff, and minutes away from Busch Gardens and the water park. The elevators were a little sketchy and the breakfast selection was terrible, but nothing too bad. Very close to food and entertainment. I'd stay again!!!

Last minute stay, very nice. Great location close to Busch gardens would probably stay again

We had a few issues but nothing that ruined our trip. Breakfast was almost nonexistent and the people next door had several dogs. The pool was nice and warm. Good location.

it was a 2 star hotel...we did have over 9 rooms..they were clean and beds were good..its just the hallways if you call them that are very sad and run down looking..breakfast was mediocre..towels were hard...and its was still over 100 a night...

Hotel was over priced out dated rooms with new covers. Paid for a non smoking room got stuck in a smoking room with kids. Everyone hated the smoke smell. The only good thing about the stay was the pool.

9202 N 30th St Tampa FL

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Adventure Island
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Adventure Island is within a mile (2 km) of La Quinta Inn Tampa-Near Busch Gardens, and other popular attractions like University of South Florida are within a few miles (5 km). This 144-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's also near Lowry Park Zoo and University of South Florida Botanical Gardens.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast offered each morning.


Rooms

The 144 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards. Guests can expect flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests of La Quinta Inn Tampa-Near Busch Gardens enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and an arcade/game room. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Double Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for La Quinta Inn Tampa-Near Busch Gardens

Everyone (12) Couples (29) Business (15) Family (62) Friends (8) Other (9)
2
Everyone

We had two bus drivers stay overnight at this hotel and they said it was below standard so we will not book this hotel again

By on May 6, 2017

Review comment responded on May 8, 2017

I appreciate you taking the time to write a review. I apologize your guest were not satisfied with their stay. This is definitely not the experience we want you or your guest to have. Sincerely, Melanie

4

no frills, close to airport

Families

The staff was wonderful, very helpful. Hotel was clean, somewhat dated but not terrible. Close to dining, airport, Busch Gardens. My bed wasn't super comfortable, but we all slept and the A/C worked, which was key!

By , from Colorado on May 5, 2017

1
Everyone

Kicked me out for having sex in the parking lot !

By on Jan 30, 2017

3

it was alright

Everyone

You were gated in and security guards were on the premises. The rooms were alright and the morning after breakfast area was really nice.

By on Jan 28, 2017

5

awesome stay

Everyone

ROOM IS VERY CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE. STAFF IS VERY NICE. CHECK IN FAST. BREAKFAST ROOM WAS OPEN EARLY. CLEAN AND BREAKFAST WAS NICE. I PERSONALLY RECOMMENDED. WALKING DISTANCE TO BUSH GARDENS.

By , from NJ on Nov 8, 2016

2

the worst experience

Everyone

Beds have holes. Bathroom smell like roaches and room smells really humid.

By on Oct 17, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 22, 2016

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your concerns. I am sorry you had issues during your stay. I will address these concerns with the proper departments. If you would please contact me at the hotel directly, so I can gather more information.

3

not too far from downtown tampa

Everyone

Room was clean but needs remodeling. Bathroom very old. They have new bathtub with very old tile. Could use new flooring. Overall, room was acceptable. Would consider staying again if I cannot find newer hotel for similar price.

By , from NJ on Aug 28, 2016

3

ok hotel

Everyone

Close to Busch Gardens and restaurants are walking distance

By on Aug 18, 2016

2

never again

Everyone

We chose ths hotel bc it was really close to Busch Gardens. Do not let the convenience fool you. The hotel was in a crappy area. The hotel itself was very outdated, and gross. The room looked clean at first glance, however, there was hair on the bathroom floor and the beds had dips in the middle, so you would roll to center. I wanted to move to a different hotel, but my husband convinced me to just stay bc "we are only sleeping here". The breakfast was a joke. They had stale cereal (daughters words), prepackaged muffins and yogurt. I have stayed at hotels similar quality to LaQuinta, that had really nice continental breakfasts. We ended up eating out.

By on Jul 22, 2016

1

yuk

Everyone

The hotel was convenient to Busch gardens, however it was not in a nice neighborhood. The rooms were old and outdated. And there was hair on our bathroom floor. The bed was so old that they rolled you toward the center. "Free breakfast" was a joke. Stale cereal and bread to toast. They had some yogurt but that's it. Will not be staying there again.

By on Jul 5, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 1, 1970

I very sorry your stay was unpleasant. We want all of our guest to satisfied when staying with us. I know we have an older property, but we strive to keep the property clean and maintained. I appreciate the review and will share it with my staff so we can improve. Including maintenance taking care the issue you had with your mattress. We follow La Quinta standards for our breakfast menu which includes make your own waffles, apples, oranges, muffins, yogurt, breads, bagels, hard boiled eggs, and 3 kinds of cereal. I hope you give La Quinta another try in the future.