The La Quinta Inn Tampa Busch Gardens hotel is next to Busch Gardens and near Adventure Island and the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. Other fun family attractions nearby are the Museum of Science and Industry and the Lowry Park Zoo. Ride the trolley at exciting Channelside or take in the nightlife at Ybor City. Busch's Family Sports Bar & Grill is adjacent to our Tampa Busch Gardens hotel and Yuengling Brewing Company is nearby. Shopping destinations nearby University Square Mall and International Plaza. We are two miles from the University of South Florida. the La Quinta Inn Tampa Busch Gardens hotel is within walking distance to Johnson Controls Inc, Pepsi-Cola, Quest Diagnostics, and Moffit Cancer Center. Find everything you need for a comfortable stay at the La Quinta Inn Tampa Busch Gardens hotel. All of our spacious hotel rooms are well equipped with free high-speed Internet access and all the comforts of home. Wake up to our delicious Free Bright Side Breakfast' each morning, featuring make-your-own waffles. Start your business or vacation day with our free high-speed Internet access or in our on-site meeting facilities. At the end of your busy day, take a moment to relax in our sparkling outdoor swimming pool or indoor game room. Enjoy your favorite TV series or the latest movie on our Samsung flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. The easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect your electronics. Take advantage of all the amenities and convenience of the La Quinta Inn Tampa Busch Gardens hotel, book your room today!
Morning continental breakfast was offered but with limited choices. Beds were old and not very comfortable. We actually asked for and exchanged rooms as the first one had a distinct animal smell. We asked and found out that La Quinta seems to pride itself on being "pet friendly". Thus, the resultant cat smell in our first assigned room. The second one smelled a little musty but did not have such an overpowering and distinct animal aroma. We would have moved to another hotel but had already pre-paid through a discount hotel locator.
This is an older hotel but the room was clean and the property was mostly well kept.
Some parts of the hotel showed their age, shower would not stay at set temperature
Location was great. We could watch the fireworks shows at Busch Gardens from our balcony or the pool. The breakfast was decent and the staff was friendly. The pool was nice and was open late....a nice cool off after walking around the park all day. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. Walking distance to several restaurants.
We wish that the hotel offered a shuttle to the park entrance. I would gladly pay the hotel something rather than pay the 17 bucks to park and still have to walk pretty far at Busch to the tram. We did try to just walk directly from the room to the park but with small kids it was kind of long.(about a mile). That's not any fault but our own ambition. We still had fun.
ALL THE KIDS!