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La Quinta Inn
Tampa Near Busch Gardens

9202 North 30th St
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: 1-813-930-6900
Fax: 1-813-930-0563

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NEW! Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.

The La Quinta Inn Tampa Busch Gardens is only a mile from Adventure Islands Theme Parks and Busch Gardens theme park. Other family attractions include the Museum of Science and Industry, Lowry Park, and the Zoo. Ride the trolley at exciting Channelside or partake in the encha...see more
Amenities & Services
  • Free Bright Side Breakfast™
  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Parking
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Pets Welcome
Free Bright Side Breakfast®
  • Waffles
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Bread and muffins
  • Fresh fruit
  • All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
  • Assorted Pastries

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Hotel Details
  • Floors: 3
  • Rooms: 144
  • Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Guest Room Amenities
  • NEW! Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming
  • Plug-and-Play TV feature makes it simple to connect electronics
  • Free wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Premium Cable Channels
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron with Ironing Board
  • Dataport Phones
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Location
  • 3.0 of 5 stars  Rooms
  • 4.0 of 5 stars  Service
  • 3.5 of 5 stars  Value
  • 3.5 of 5 stars  Cleanliness
Most Recent Reviews:
"no thank you ."
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Apr 16, 2014
anonymouuuuus | 
We got this hotel because it was cheap & close to the Moffitt cancer center which is where we needed to be for the week. The first night we were here was good. There's a lot of restaurants nearby, the rooms are roomy & clean. We went to the pool outside which was quiet, & enjoyable. The next day we were woke up because somebody brought their dog, & it wouldn't be quiet. This continued throughout the week. It kept barking & howling & the front desk refused to do anything. The next time i tried to get in the hot tub it was cold. When I asked the front desk they said "oh..it happened again? Yeah that's been happening. Sorry." They were rude overall. After the third day they just stopped cleaning our room, & when i said something, all she did was give me more towels. Their breakfast selection is horrible. They barely have anything. It's not in a safe area. Lots of reports of theaf. Tonight I'm being kept awake by people at the pool being obnoxiously loud & that dog barking & howling. It is clean when they clean your room. It's beautiful on the outside. The patio on the outside is nice. But that's about the only good thing i have to say.  
 
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"Low Rate = Average Motel"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Apr 6, 2014
advocon | Cleveland, Georgia
I have stayed here several times. I stay here because the rates are so low when you compare them to the other motels in the area. The motel is across the street (literally, you can see one of the roller coasters) from Busch Gardens. Understandably, the motel has also been used frequently with such a large venue so close. That's the feeling that you get when you stay here: high use motel. That being said, the front desk staff is both friendly and accommodating. The rooms are reasonably clean, but not immaculate. As a man, I don't worry about every little speck of dirt, as long as everything isn't too nasty, and it's not too nasty here.The beds are always comfortable. There is a security fence around the motel, but I see that as an enhancement, not a detractor. They do patrol the parking the lot as well. I observed someone being escorted from the property while I was there. What I ask myself when I stay at any motel is this: Is my experience comparable to the rate that I have paid? The answer here is yes. I paid roughly half the rate that I would have paid for a more expensive motel, but sacrificed many of the amenities that I would have received. This La Quinta is a fair bargain, and I'll see them the next time that I'm in Tampa on business.  
 
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"One word description "Adequate!""
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Mar 24, 2014
BonhamMidwestUSA | Midwest USA
Our three basic necessities for lodging are cleanliness, cost, and local area safety. The adjacent property is a Tampa Police Station. In those three things the La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens was just fine. Other than the friendly helpful staff it would be a stretch to say there was anything exemplary about the place. The rooms absolutely need renovation. One annoyance was that some other guests camped out in the stairwell near our room to do their smoking. The odor of smoking cigarettes could be clearly discerned in our closed door room. If you are in Tampa to visit Busch Gardens you could not get closer. The hotel is a short walk to Busch Gardens. The hotel is also relatively close to 1950s throwback Mel's Hot Dogs and the excellent Jalapeno Mexican Grill. As soon as our concerns about cleanliness and area safety were met we chose this place based upon very low cost during a Tampa very busy period.  
 
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"Stay away"
1 of 5 stars Reviewed Mar 18, 2014
Lendi74 | 
HORRIBLE HORRIBLE..rooms aren't renovated rooms smell like..ants I'm room..waffles are good but the rest of Breakfast was horrible..complain and manager did refund my money otherwise the stay was awful..was suppose to stay 3 days checked out early  
 
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"low rate = bad hotel"
1 of 5 stars Reviewed Mar 18, 2014
Traveler2414 | Davie, Florida
This hotel was beyond under-whelming. From beginning to end, this hotel was a nightmare. We were the only people who were checking in when we arrived and it took the girl at the front desk (clearly was new) took about 20 minutes to figure out the computer and get us our keys. We were told to park in the back in a lot that is barely big enough for two cars to fit in - each car is basically touching when parked. It's also in a very sketchy area with few lights - there were also questionnable people hanging around everywhere. The room was ok, very old, very thin walls where we could hear everything from rooms on either side of us. The breakfast was bad - only edible was cereal with some warm milk. After breakfast, we needed to leave quickly but upon returning to the room, our keys did not work. Went to the lobby to get them reprogrammed, went back to the room, no luck. Had to go back to the lobby again where i waited for 10 min for someone to come to the desk and had the key reset again. Front desk guy also sent a maintenence guy to the room. Well, again no such luck - room is now locked for good and we have been waiting 20 minutes. Maintenance guy leaves and goes to fix something and comes back a few min later to pry door open. We left immediately after - would not recommend staying here. Ok if you're on a low budget and do not care about quality of hotel  
 
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Area Attractions & Landmarks
  • University of South Florida, 2 mi.
  • Museum of Science and Industry, 3 mi.
  • Lowry Park and Zoo, 6 mi.
Area Companies & Businesses
  • Johnson Battery Controls, .5 mi.
  • Moffit Cancer Center, 1 mi.
  • Pepsi, 1 mi.
  • Quest Diagnostics, 1 mi.
  • Yuengling Brewing Company, 1 mi.
Nearby Sports & Recreation
  • Busch Gardens, 1 mi.
  • Adventure Island, 1.5 mi.
  • Ybor City, 8 mi.
Nearby Restaurants
  • Arby's, .2 mi.
  • Burger King, .2 mi.
  • Denny's, .2 mi.
  • Olive Garden, .2 mi.
  • Red Lobster, .2 mi.
  • McDonald's, .5 mi.
  • Sonnys Barbecue, .5 mi.
Entertainment & Shopping
  • University Square Mall, 3 mi.
  • Channelside, 9 mi.
  • International Plaza, 12 mi.
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