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Tampa Inn - Near Busch Garden

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hardwood floor in the room was terribly dirty. Our feet would be black and hair would be stuck to our feet after walking on them. We couldn't call the front desk to inform them of it because the phone in our room didn't work due to the wires being frayed so we had to walk to the front desk to let them know about it. They sent someone to mop the floor but it was done half hearted. The assist bar in the shower was loose. I bumped it while showering and screws fell out into the shower and I almost stepped on them in my bare feet. There was a hole in the wall behind the toilet and the bathroom door was falling apart at the bottom. Please see attached pictures.

3 night stay without any hassles, almost quiet and good staff

The toilet backed up after one use and water filled up the bathroom floor. This happened around 4:30 AM. The telephone number written on the land phone was not even working and even the number displayed on the phone was to a wrong hotel. Had to change room around 5:00 AM in the morning!! Got very little or no sleep. The room had roaches and light bulbs were not working. This hotel should be rated 0 (zero).

booked for 2 days.. but we left in 1 day as there was a musty old smell,, the room was older and there was a musty smell, unfortunately an older hotel cannot be made better.. the room was OK but the old smell and older appearance turned us off and we left.. bed/matteress was clean enough for a hotel at this cost.. no bugs or insects to be seen, but chair was stained and old furniture.

If other options were available, I would have chosen them. The room had clearly been overlooked by housekeeping and for the duration of our stay, extremely over-priced.

The hotel was really close to Busch Gardens that you can see the roller coasters. The staff was nice and attentive but the room was so dirty, the curtain has lots of stains, the carpet was so dusty that your feet will get black. There were electric outlets that were not working, so we couldn't use the hair dryer and to be able to use the coffee maker you need to move for the bed side table. Also when we arrive they just left to towels when we were a party of 4, so I have to went back to the front desk to ask for it.

It's an old dirty, and sketchy hotel...I would avoid at all costs. The fact they tout awards earned from back in 1997 at the front desk is just a testiment to how long this place has been neglected.

Worst hotel experience we've ever had. Sirens and fights broke out all night outside, waking us up. The room was delapidated and disgusting. Do not stay here. Ever.

when we entered the room we could barely breath, the stench of smoke was very high, I know that it is a cheap hotel but I actually went on the following day to another hotel for the same price and the experience was totally different. I will NEVER stay in another travelodge room.

When opening the main doors with the key cards,The door locks looked like people where trying to break into the room the seating chairs had stains on them didn't smell great,when you open the main door the behind floor was falling off the bathroom a/c ceiling is dusty and needs some fixing and the interesting part the pillows where uncomfortable I was sweating really bad it was bad sleeping night at the hotel

Generally, I do not post negative feedback on businesses. However, I will make an exception here. Nothing about this place is as advertised... it is old, dirty, and poorly maintained. It is located in what appears to be in a bad part of town. The stairs and pathway to the room smell like urine. The furniture were broken. The shower barely works. Do yourself a favor, stay elsewhere... even if it costs a few dollars more!

Everything was ok except vending machines did not wotk

Tv didn't work. Door lock was hanging by one screw, got out of the shower and walked barefoot across the floor and my feet were instantly black. Not a great feel of security or comfort at all. Needs major overhaul before I would ever recommend this place.

Was not comfortable even the one night that I stayed there couldn't sleep at all next day I check out.

Josh, the manager, and staff were great. It was very noisy at night as other people, guests?, were outside carrying on loudly.

First there is a deposit that is not listed anywhere on the website. I believe that is illegal! Then if you don't go in and ask for the deposit back you don't get it. Took four different keys to get in room. Room and furnishings dirty. Cobweb hanging on wall. Chair and wall dirty and soiled. Mold in my ice bucket and on the bathroom wall. I can understand the mold on the wall but they can't bother to wash out the ice bucket? Spend your money somewhere else!

Door would not close properly, no trash can in room, no cleenex refill

I would stay there again. I found everything acceptable for a budget minded traveler.

The staff were good but the room smelled and was dirty, floor was left unattended. It was a disaster.

The only good things I can say about this hotel is the price was right and if your going to Busch Gardens it's right across the street

2901 E Busch Blvd Tampa FL

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Adventure Island
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Adventure Island is within a mile (2 km) of Tampa Inn - Near Busch Garden, and other popular attractions like University of South Florida are within a few miles (5 km). This 171-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Lowry Park Zoo and University of South Florida Botanical Gardens are also nearby.


Dining

Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

Tampa Inn - Near Busch Garden's 171 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include desks and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests of Tampa Inn - Near Busch Garden enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. If you drive, take advantage of free parking.

Room options

Economy Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Tampa Inn - Near Busch Garden

Everyone (17) Couples (42) Business (20) Students (1) Family (63) Other (17) Friends (15)
1

won't be staying there again

Everyone
Hole in the wall by toilrt Assist bar in shower Assist bar in shower Bathroom door

The hardwood floor in the room was terribly dirty. Our feet would be black and hair would be stuck to our feet after walking on them. We couldn't call the front desk to inform them of it because the phone in our room didn't work due to the wires being frayed so we had to walk to the front desk to let them know about it. They sent someone to mop the floor but it was done half hearted. The assist bar in the shower was loose. I bumped it while showering and screws fell out into the shower and I almost stepped on them in my bare feet. There was a hole in the wall behind the toilet and the bathroom door was falling apart at the bottom. Please see attached pictures.

By on Apr 9, 2017

3

good location for entertainment and educational...

Students

3 night stay without any hassles, almost quiet and good staff

By , from Mexico City on Mar 28, 2017

1

terrible

Everyone

The toilet backed up after one use and water filled up the bathroom floor. This happened around 4:30 AM. The telephone number written on the land phone was not even working and even the number displayed on the phone was to a wrong hotel. Had to change room around 5:00 AM in the morning!! Got very little or no sleep. The room had roaches and light bulbs were not working. This hotel should be rated 0 (zero).

By on Feb 25, 2017

2

booked for 2 days left in 1 day

Everyone

booked for 2 days.. but we left in 1 day as there was a musty old smell,, the room was older and there was a musty smell, unfortunately an older hotel cannot be made better.. the room was OK but the old smell and older appearance turned us off and we left.. bed/matteress was clean enough for a hotel at this cost.. no bugs or insects to be seen, but chair was stained and old furniture.

By , from nyc on Feb 16, 2017

1

overlooked by the cleaning staff

Everyone

If other options were available, I would have chosen them. The room had clearly been overlooked by housekeeping and for the duration of our stay, extremely over-priced.

By on Feb 13, 2017

1

close to busch gardens but really dirty room

Everyone

The hotel was really close to Busch Gardens that you can see the roller coasters. The staff was nice and attentive but the room was so dirty, the curtain has lots of stains, the carpet was so dusty that your feet will get black. There were electric outlets that were not working, so we couldn't use the hair dryer and to be able to use the coffee maker you need to move for the bed side table. Also when we arrive they just left to towels when we were a party of 4, so I have to went back to the front desk to ask for it.

By on Feb 7, 2017

1
Everyone

It's an old dirty, and sketchy hotel...I would avoid at all costs. The fact they tout awards earned from back in 1997 at the front desk is just a testiment to how long this place has been neglected.

By on Feb 4, 2017

1

bad neighborhood, disgusting rooms

Everyone

Worst hotel experience we've ever had. Sirens and fights broke out all night outside, waking us up. The room was delapidated and disgusting. Do not stay here. Ever.

By on Jan 21, 2017

1

i was really disappointed the room smelled

Everyone

when we entered the room we could barely breath, the stench of smoke was very high, I know that it is a cheap hotel but I actually went on the following day to another hotel for the same price and the experience was totally different. I will NEVER stay in another travelodge room.

By on Jan 19, 2017

1

not a good location

Everyone

When opening the main doors with the key cards,The door locks looked like people where trying to break into the room the seating chairs had stains on them didn't smell great,when you open the main door the behind floor was falling off the bathroom a/c ceiling is dusty and needs some fixing and the interesting part the pillows where uncomfortable I was sweating really bad it was bad sleeping night at the hotel

By on Aug 22, 2016