Rate based on Check-in: May 6, 2014 Check-out: May 8, 2014

La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens

2 stars
9202 North 30th St, Tampa, FL 33612
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
126 reviews
perfect

Girls in front very nice and polite, I make a reservation like 2 wks before the arrive I ask for... See full review

  • Brenlee
  • Mar 24, 2014
Nice stay for a quick trip to Busch Gardens

The location was great. We stayed for just a quick trip to Busch Gardens. The staff called a taxi... See full review

  • Audrey Aurora
  • Oct 12, 2013
Hotel a mile from Busch Gardens theme park and many area attractions
La Quinta Inn & Suites is located behind Busch Gardens and adjacent to the University of South Florida (USF). The host hotel for USF Sundome functions, La Quinta Inn & Suites sits near the Hard Rock Nightclub at Seminole Casino, Historic Ybor City, Museum of Science and Industry, Florida Aquarium, Adventure Island and Lowry Park Zoo. A variety of restaurants and shopping malls can be found nearby and guests enjoy free breakfast, heated pool and Jacuzzi and 24-hour fitness center. Rooms are spacious and include free high-speed Internet access.
Highlights
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Exercise gym
Rooms

Standard rooms at La Quinta Inn & Suites have two full beds, oversized desk and two data port phones with voice mail and free local calls, 25-inch TV with expanded cable, movies and Nintendo. Non-smoking rooms are available. Rooms also include coffee maker, safe deposit box and iron with ironing board. Free parking is available for guests.

Features

The property features a free Bright Side Breakfast that includes waffles, assorted pastries, hot and cold cereal, toast, muffins, fresh fruit and all-you-can-drink coffee and juice. The hotel has an on-site fitness center, guest laundromat, laundry and valet services, as well as a fitness center. The hotel is about 1.3 miles from the entrance to Busch Gardens theme park. Pets up to 75 pounds are welcome at no charge.

Transportation
  • Tampa International Airport (20 minutes)
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport (50 minutes)

 

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 (about an hour)
Business
  • Meeting and banquet facilities are available
Policies & Fees

Pets allowed (up to 75 pounds at no charge)

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens Rooms

Deluxe
King Room Non Smoking Relaxing and comfortable room with king bed, oversized desk and dataport phone with voice mail and free local calls, and 25-inch TV with expanded cable.
Standard
Two Full Non Smoking Relaxing and comfortable room with two full beds, oversized desk and dataport phone with voice mail and free local calls, and 25-inch TV with expanded cable.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Air conditioned
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
FEMA approved
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Fire alarm with light
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms

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Hotel Map

28.0338 -82.4265
Nearby airports
Tampa Intl Airport, (TPA), 20.00, MI, S;
Area description
Suburban

Nearby points of interest

  • Busch Gardens: 0.3 mi
  • Adventure Island: 1 mi
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens: 1.7 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 1.9 mi
  • Sun Dome: 2.1 mi
  • Tampa Theatre: 2.2 mi
  • Tampa Lowry Park Zoo: 3 mi
  • Grand Prix Fun Center: 3.3 mi
  • Lettuce Lake Park: 4.2 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 5 mi
  • Ybor City: 5 mi
  • Al Lopez Park: 5.8 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 5.8 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 6.1 mi
  • Steinbrenner Field: 6.1 mi
  • Busch Gardens: 0.3 mi
  • Adventure Island: 1 mi
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens: 1.7 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 1.9 mi
  • Sun Dome: 2.1 mi
  • Tampa Theatre: 2.2 mi
  • Tampa Lowry Park Zoo: 3 mi
  • Grand Prix Fun Center: 3.3 mi
  • Lettuce Lake Park: 4.2 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 5 mi
  • Ybor City: 5 mi
  • Al Lopez Park: 5.8 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 5.8 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 6.1 mi
  • Steinbrenner Field: 6.1 mi
  • Raymond James Stadium: 6.2 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 6.2 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 6.2 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 6.3 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 6.3 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 6.3 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 6.3 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 6.5 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 6.5 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 6.5 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 6.5 mi
  • Tampa Convention Center: 6.6 mi
  • Morris Bridge Park: 7.3 mi
  • Hyde Park: 7.5 mi
  • The Upper Tampa Bay Trail: 9.2 mi
  • Tampa Bay Downs: 13.6 mi
  • Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center: 16.8 mi
  • Sunshine Skyway Bridge: 27.6 mi

Dining

McDonald s
American
Olive Garden
Italian
Red Lobster
Seafood
Arby s
American
Burger King
American
Denny s
American

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

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Guest Reviews (126)

Ratings and reviews for La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens

Overall score

3.1 / 5
126 out of 126
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.7

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

3
traveler maine
maine
Apr 6, 2014

good value good location

well air-conditioned...attentive staff...nice bed...no surprises

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

great group of restaurants 1 mile north of hotel at 2700 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL

Review of La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

2
hkman
Tampa, Florida
Apr 1, 2014

Average accomodation

The hotel is dated and the surrounding area in not desirable. The outside areas are dirty and in need of cleaning. The "non-smoking" room smelled of smoke, but the staff was responsive in doing their best to santitize the room with an apology for the inconvenience. Free breakfast is a plus and the close proximity to theme park is convenient if that's your vacation plan.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

5
Brenlee
Deltona, Florida
Mar 24, 2014

perfect

Girls in front very nice and polite, I make a reservation like 2 wks before the arrive I ask for non smoking room and when I open the room door boom the people prior to us had smoked in the room and is a non smoking room people don, t respect, anyway I was calling the front desk when Cristina one of the girls in the front desk arrived to the room because I forgat to sing a paper at the same moment I explain to her the whole situation and she inmidiatly took care of it we had to wait but they gave us another room and it was perfect everything was just perfect and the free breakfast even better. For sure I reccomend this place to everyone .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

To those that are planning to go to Bush Gardens don, t think twice this is it. Very short distance to the park.

Review of La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

4
lukeishca
Sunrise, FL
Mar 17, 2014

Just beside Bush Gardens!

The location of the hotel is perfect if you are going to Bush Gardens. Is just a couple of minutes drive to the parking lot. The area overall is not the best, but if you stay close you'll be fine. The room was Ok, it could use a deep cleaning on the carpet to get rid of the old smell, but it was comfortable enough. The breakfast room got really busy and we had to wait 15 min to use the waffle machine but it was good. They could use a little more variety of breads, croissants, and maybe offer ham and cheese because the only protein they have is yogurt and boiled eggs, but again is free so it was Ok. If you need to be close to Bush Gardens and are not too picky,this is your place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Bush Gardens is right beside the hotel!

Review of La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

4
Workerbea
South Florida
Feb 6, 2014

Pleasant and Convenient

This is one of the older models so it is a bit dated but otherwise I would use it again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Plenty of various types of restaurants within 10 minutes of this facility.

Review of La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

4
mom weekend
Leesburg fl
Jan 20, 2014

Nice weekend

NIce weekend with the family Had a nice day at busch garden then came to relax at the hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

4
Bush Gardens Area
Tampa, FL
Jan 16, 2014

Great Price

Great location. Great price and free breakfast was included.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

4
Bush Gardens Area
Tampa, FL
Jan 16, 2014

Great Price

Great location, very clean and updated and free breakfast is included.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

4
Lucky Lu
Business
Margate, Fl
Jan 12, 2014

Great Staff, Clean, and Good Breakfast

This is a La Quinta, it's what you expect for a vacation where your not going to spend a lot of time in the room. My only real complaints would be a leaking iron, and noise from a large group of children there for some kind of Tae Kwan Do competition/or soccer game? But, it quieted down around 11PM.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Zekko's Awesome Muslim/American food. Looks like a family run place. I got a chicken philly.

Review of La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens

Reviewer score

3
Bull's Mom USF 2013
miami
Jan 4, 2014

nice hotel for price

clean and comfortable, great location near many restaurants near mall across from bush gardens

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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