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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:
"Good value"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Apr 23, 2014
Rebecca H | Wauwatosa, United States
For $69 a night, I wouldn't expect the Hilton - but the La Quinta offered a clean room (albeit a bit older, but again, updates to all rooms would mean a higher room price), breakfast, pool, and great location. Nice beds - hotel beds, but they were clean and well presented, nice tv and wifi, great for after our day at Busch Gardens.  
 
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"Staying close to busch and Sunshine"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Apr 23, 2014
Holly F | Buffalo, United States
This is the ideal place to stay for comfort and quality, especially when you bring your furry family members with you. We genuinely relaxed every day we stayed at this hotel. The staff are very nice and helpful folks and we'll be back soon.  
 
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"Beds were comfy"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Apr 23, 2014
Melissa Z | Oriskany, United States
The beds were very comfy. The staff was extremely nice. The hotel could use some upgrading and new rugs. Although it is not in the best part of town, I never felt unsafe. It is very close to Busch Gardens so it makes it very convenient. The room service food was excellent but the area restaurants are rather yucky.  
 
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"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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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.
Tampa, FL
Local Time: 5:55 AM (Eastern)
Local Temperature: 64.1°F
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