The beautiful newly renovated La Quinta Inn and Suites U.S.F. located behind Busch Gardens, adjacent to the University of South Florida, host hotel for most USF Sundome functions. There is always plenty to do here: Hard Rock Nightclub at Seminole Casino, nightlife in Ybor City, Museum of Science and Industry, Florida Aquarium, Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo, Florida State Fairgrounds and we sell tickets at the property for Busch Gardens and Adventure Island.
Company Info: Rating: 3.20
Address: 3701 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL, 33612
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1. James U.
This place is cheap, but that's about it.
The walls are thin, the rooms are acceptably clean (but barely), and the sheets are scratchy.
The continental breakfast consists of cereal, toast and a waffle maker.
My room was maintained a constant 74 degrees despite the thermostat clearly staying it was 69.
Finally, the low costs attracts things like church and youth groups, an undesirable quality in my book. I stayed 4 nights and there were two or three groups during that time. Nothing like chaperones banging on your door at 6AM because they forgot where their block of rooms ended... then, because children are inherently incapable of being responsible for themselves, the chaps. required them to stand out in the hallway until everyone was ready. Holy noise.
But I put up with all of that for walking distance to USF and dirt cheap-ness. The Embassy Suites (official USF hotel) was twice as much per night.
30/04/10 | Link
| Rating: 2.0
2. Ashtin E.
Doesn't feel worth what I paid to stay here. The bed, sheets and pillows were wonderful, despite ours having stains on them.
Complimentary breakfast is the same as pretty much any other low end hotel- waffle maker, toast, bagels, boiled eggs, apples, oranges, yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, muffins and orange juice, water and coffee.
The noise was awful! The people in the room next to us had no idea how to shut their door and had to slam it a few times to get it closed. If the sound of traffic lulls you to sleep in the mornings, this place is perfect! if not, a dog down the hall howling and barking at 6am should do the trick or the sounds of toilets flushing all around you.
People were up and down the halls screaming last night and someone was in the parking lot outside our window having a party.
Someone else reviewed on the thermostat and I have found the same true in my room, it says 69 but feels like 80. I sweate my ass off all night sleeping under just the sheets!
This MOTEL is fine if you want to rest your head for the night and is SUPER close to Busch Gardens. I do have to say that the staff here was wonderful when we checked in and check in process didn't take but a minute and when I asked to go ahead and book it for another night ( before ai knew how awful it was going to be) she didn't hesitate to help and take care of it.
Honestly the Wyndam is right next door and for two dollars more a night, you can get a much better deal!
Also, do NOT order from any of the places brochures you find on te floor begin the door of your room! They are all AWFUL!!!! The number for Papa Johns pizza is on the key card, order from there!
09/11/12 | Link
| Rating: 2.0
3. Jess N.
I stayed 3 nights. Beds were comfy. Lobby nice. Didnt use pool but it looked nice! Needs candy vending imo. Only drawbacks were scratchy washcloths and I wasnt sure how clean the tub was. Id return.
25/04/14 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
4. Lisa M.
Stayed here two nights while my house was being tented. Best part is that they let you bring pets. The beds were comfortable, the room was comfortable and good sized. Having breakfast provided helped to keep our costs down. It's standard breakfast fare, but that was fine.
Would stay here or another La Quinta again.
02/11/14 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
5. Jill Erin C.
Reasonably priced, clean room and really comfy bed. Continental breakfast is lackluster, but serves its purpose. Only drawback was the noise - there needs to be better weatherproofing/insulation at the bottom of the doors to mask the noise from the hallway (our neighbors were not quiet or polite about the hours they kept). I would absolutely stay here again.
31/01/15 | Link
| Rating: 4.0