Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Tampa I-75 Bruce B. Downs
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... truly enjoyed ourselves there last year and felt totally at home! We can't wait to go to the "Crab Bag" and have a "crabby experience"!!! All I can say is, crabs, shrimp and oysters you better hide because we are coming...
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This should be a very happy week!
... I am loving it!
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So far...I feel like I am on a permanent vacation. I look out my bedroom window and see palm trees swaying in the light breeze. I walk outside and am able to ...
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... to Lazydays" as we passed by. The campground is nice, with security running around in golf carts and a large rally room that has another restaurant. We think it is all a bit over the top but we are also happy to enjoy the amenities.
The primary focus of today was Busch Gardens. We are not sure if you should consider this to be a zoo with ...
It is bright and sunny as the plane lands. Delores is waiting in the airport and thank God that I only have a roll aboard. Delores meets me at the airport, and we soon meet Suzi. It us amazing how little time affects these two lively and lovely ladies. We drive to St. Pete Beach and check into our amazingly cute condo! Delores did a great job finding a place right on the beach! We spend the day settling in and buying supplies, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Tampa I-75 Bruce B. Downs
Best hotel in a long time
We stayed for two nights in late February and absolutely loved the place. We were going to Busch Gardens so the location was fine. The hotel itself is very clean and the staff are very helpful. The rooms are large and the bathrooms are very clean and modern. There are some very nice restaurants nearby and breakfast is really good in the hotel. There are 2 internet PCs available in the lobby which is realy handy when on holiday. You can also order room service from a restaurant called Bennigans which was really cool. This is a fantastic hotel for getting some peace and quiet without being too far away from anything (Clearwater Beach is about 1 hour away). Great hotel and great staff.
My family of 5 stayed in this hotel (room # 220, 2 bedroom suite) for 3 nights in Feb, 06.
Very nice hotel
Stayed 2 nights with my family 31st March, 1st April and everything about it was perfect. Clean room, nice breakfast, quiet location but close to eating establishments. My only adverse comment is that I can remember when they started out Holiday Inn Express was a cheap option for quality. They've kept the quality and upped the prices!
Decent - Overpriced
Firstly, this location is really good. Convenient to eatieries, I-75 and other locations. However, there is nothing really special to set it apart from many other HI Expresses. The rooms and grounds are clean but the beds are nothing extraordinary and uncomfortable in a few rooms. Even for Tampa, the $130-150 is a bit steep for no better of a hotel. Remember folks, this is a Holiday Inn - I've noticed an upward trend at all HI locations and for what? For $160 you can go to the Crowne Plaza which is 100% better value for the money. I do not recommend.
Nice location, but watch out for traffic getting there
Nice Hotel. Convenient with included breakfast. Nearby roads can get extremely busy. It is about 80 mins to Disney and 15 mins to Busch Gardens. Cinema complex approx 200yds away was a definite plus.
This hotel is in a very good location, within WALKING distance of movie theatre and restaurants, yet remaining quiet. Also handy for Busch Gardens. We had a Presidential Suite which is ideal for a family, containing two seperate bedrooms and a lounge area, small breakfast bar and bathroom and three TVs which was clean and comfortable with plenty of storage space. The inclusive breakfast was good, with free newspapers and my Sons could use the free internet that was in the lounge/breakfast room. The staff were friendly and efficient. The pool area was fairly small but adequate as the hotel was very quiet at this time of year. There are a few rooms which overlook the pool, but mostly the view is car park and beyond. We would certainly stay here again though.
Very nice hotel
Very nice hotel: clean - although carpet had some stains on it, but rest of room & bathroom were VERY clean-, nice location, very friendly staff, good breakfast, quiet. Would definitely stay again.
Just returned from a five night stay. This was one of the nicest Holiday Inn Express' I've seen. It was very clean, new and in a very quiet, nice location. The only complaint I had was that they did not provide enough wash cloths. However, when I called to request more, full sets of towels were delivered in 5-10 minutes. We had a very enjoyable stay and the breakfast was good as well. The cinnamon rolls were excellent! Would highly recommend this hotel.
Brand new hotel (maybe 2 years old at the most?) in a very good location, off the main road yet literally five minutes from Busch Gardens and Univ of South Florida. Very friendly staff, truly accomodating. Large, clean rooms with two queen size beds instead of the usual doubles, or a king. Off the lobby is a lovely room used for the free continental breakfast, which is not the usual donuts/pastry affair but a very extensive cold buffet including fresh fruit, cereals, hard boiled eggs, etc. and wonderfully fresh cinnamon buns. This room also has a computer with Internet available for anyone to use, also gratis, plus they offer free Internet in all the rooms.
Great place to stay
Brand new hotel located in "New Tampa". We received a very friendly reception when checking in. Hotel is within walking distance of Bennigan's and Ruby Tuesday's. There is also a Romano's Mac Grill and Chili's across the street and all an easy walk. There is a 20 screen movie theater a block away and a wonderful 11 mile walking/biking path located in a beautiful preserve environment across the street and about a mile down the road.