Within 30 miles of Tampa, FL.
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La Quinta Inn & Suites
USF (Near Busch Gardens)

3701 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: 1-813-910-7500
Fax: 1-813-910-7600

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The La Quinta Inn and Suites U.S.F was recently named a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner!

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

100% Non-Smoking Hotel

We sell tickets at the property for Busch Gardens and Adventure Island

The beautiful newly re...see more La Quinta Inn & Suites U.S.F. is 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. Don't forget professional sporting events (baseball, football, and hockey). Walk to a variety of great restaurants, or hit the malls (International, University, West Shore). Guests at the La Quinta Inn & Suites U.S.F. are treated with a Free Bright Side BreakfastTM each morning. Enjoy the heated pool and Jacuzzi and 24-hour fitness center. Rooms are spacious and come with free high-speed Internet access and more. We are in north Tampa between I-75 and I-275, just minutes from the area's renowned Hospitals (Veterans, Cancer Center, Shriner's).see less
Amenities & Services
  • Free Bright Side Breakfast™
  • Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Newspaper
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Facilities Available
  • Guest Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Express Checkout Available
  • 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:
  • Bagels
  • Milk

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Hotel Details
100% Non-Smoking HotelTripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence Winner
  • Floors: 4
  • Rooms: 109
  • Suites: 4
  • 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
  • Cable Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron with Ironing Board
  • Dataport Phones
  • Alarm Clock
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Location
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Rooms
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Service
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Value
  • 4.5 of 5 stars  Cleanliness
Most Recent Reviews:
"Comfortable during cancer treatments"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 20, 2014
m_g33704 | St. Petersburg, Florida
Needing my husband to stay close to where he was receiving cancer treatments I found this hotel to work out for him. The staff was kind. The breakfast were excellent making it easy to eat during a time when it is hard to eat. There was almost no noise so he could relax and rest until his next treatment. The discount the hotel offered for patients of Moffitt made this hotel an easy selection. He stayed in a double room with refrigeration and microwave. He also had his service dog with him. He was in room 305.  
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"Not Up to Expectations"
2 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 20, 2014
Kadle1137 | Reno, Nevada
Lovely from outside but not up to par with other La Quintas I've stayed at. Breakfast: bagels, breads stale. Boiled eggs are old and only hot item is the waffle. Wi-Fi is spotty. Unable to get work done because signal would come and go. When I asked hotel for assistance they had no idea what the problem was nor did they even address or fix it. I would have been better off at the Embassy Suites across the street or the Hyatt/Hilton around the corner.  
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"Demonic Alarm Clock?"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 19, 2014
David T | Orlando, Florida, United States
I have some mixed feelings about our stay, because overall the room was clean and well appointed for a mid priced hotel. The free breakfast was on the more minimalist side of free breakfasts, but it served its purpose. Check in was pretty painless. But there were two notable irritants ... One was a frustration I have often had at these kinds of hotels where you check in around dinner time, or later, and then discover something wrong with the room. In this case it was the bathroom sink that was draining at a snail's pace. I told the front desk about it and they said the engineers were gone for the day so she could send them up tomorrow. By tomorrow we'd be checked out so that wasn't really much of a solution. That was irritation number one. Irritation number two was a sound coming through one wall of the room. This sound at first sounded like what could best be described as a demonic alarm clock - you know the kind with that pulsing, shrieking buzz designed to rattle your ears into awakedness, and the kind that makes your arm swing for the snooze button like Muhammad Ali for Joe Frazier in the 'Thrilla in Manila'. We called down to the front desk assuming the room next door had left their alarm clock running. Brandy was very nice and responsive and said she'd check it out. About 15 minutes later it was still going so we called down again. Brandy said she had come up and couldn't hear anything. So I asked if she could come up to our room and have a listen for herself. She did. When she got there she agreed it was a horribly irritating sound and admitted she'd not be able to sleep if that sound persisted through the night. but she explained there was no room next to us (turns out it was the vending machine room) and she suggested it was the vending machine making the noise. Upon further inspection it was not the vending machine, but a room next to the vending machine which housed what she called the 'broiler'. I suspect it was actually a boiler, or boiler pump, because that helped me dial in on the sound, and it was like that of an electric motor bearing going bad, with that high speed grinding sound pulsing over and over again. Brandy offered for us to change rooms, and you know how frustrating that can be once you have unpacked and spread yourself out in a room, but I agreed to go check out the new room just in case I'd be changing out one bad room for another. It was fine, though it had an aroma of someone who had either done a lot of smoking in it at some time a while ago, or someone had done a little smoking more recently. We decided not to change rooms and hoped to weather the demonic alarm clock sound next door, but Brandy had done what she could to assuage our frustrations and credited half of our room rate for the night. Fortunately we were all tired enough that we were able to get to sleep through the racket next door, though I do think it affected us some. So beware the 'demons' of room #204, but otherwise we'd probably stay there again.  
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"Service Staff"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 13, 2014
A La Quinta traveler | 
Rooms are clean but the night staff was very poor. No help whatsoever and didn't even bother to accommodate our needs or at least try.The location was great. Breakfast should have more variety. Quality of room service was also very poor.  
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"Great Hotel"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Jul 12, 2014
689clivej | 
This hotel is awesome. Rooms are clean and neat. Beds are comfortable. TV and WiFi are good. Staff is polite and helpful. Very reasonable price. There are many restaurants near by and it is near Busch Gardens. Breakfast is good.  
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Area Attractions & Landmarks
  • MOSI, 1 mi.
  • Ybor City, 10 mi.
  • Port of Tampa (Cruise Terminal), 10 mi.
Area Companies & Businesses
  • Moffit Cancer Center, 1 mi.
  • V.A. Hospital, 2 mi.
  • Shriners Hospital, 1 mi.
  • department of transportation, .1 mi.
  • Pepsi, .1 mi.
  • Quest Diagnostics, .1 mi.
  • Channelside, 7 mi.
Nearby Sports & Recreation
  • Busch Gardens, 1 mi.
  • USF/Sundome, .5 mi.
  • Adventure Island, 1 mi.
Nearby Restaurants
  • Friday's, 1 mi.
  • Anthony's, 1.5 mi.
  • Chili's, 1.5 mi.
  • Olive Garden, 1.5 mi.
  • Carrabba's, 2 mi.
  • First Watch, 2 mi.
  • Outback Steakhouse, 2 mi.
  • Perkin's , 2 mi.
  • Red Lobster, 2 mi.
  • China Buffet, 3 mi.
Entertainment & Shopping
  • Lowey Park Zoo, 4 mi.
  • Seminole Casino, 5 mi.
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