La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens
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Well, here we are, back in the United States for almost 2 weeks now and enjoying every single minute of it. After spending a few days with Sebastien in Ft. Myers and catching up with him and his life, we ended up spending our Floridian time in Tampa and plopped our backpacks at our very good friends's house Keith and Diane who again generously welcomed us into ...
Being that this is my first blog, I figured I would share my most recent "travel" experience.
Three weeks ago, I moved for the first time in my life. I am a Jersey Girl at heart, born and raised, in the same house in fact, and except for traveling, have never lived elsewhere. Growing up in a small town sucked! I always hated having nothing to do in my town, and having to drive quite a distance to go shopping, walk around a cute town, or even go to a decent ...
Back home today. Didnt have wifi access while in England on the boat so couldnt post. Too busy and tired last 3 days in Scotland Wrote up experiences each day though and will post a few at a time shortly It was a great and different adventure Now on to planning for ...
... rides or an amusement park with zoo animals. Either way, it was a lot of fun.
They have quite a few roller coasters here. We enjoyed all of them, some several times in fact. The crowds were very light, so we could pretty much walk on to the roller coasters, which was very nice indeed.
They also have water rides, which seemed to soak Tammy ...
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, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens
My fiance and I just came back from spending the weekend in Tampa. We stayed at the hotel from 1/7 - 1/9 and had a great time! We were a little aprehensive about the hotel since the reviews were not the best, but we were pleasantly surprised. The check in was quick and fast. We arrived there and were greeted by the person at the front desk who already had our paperwork ready and we were done in 5 minutes. The lobby is very nice and the grounds were kept well. We had booked a regular room with a King size bed. The room was very clean, and nicely decorated. The bathroom was immaculate and we did not encounter "ratty" blankets, we were surprised by the bed. It was a pillowtop and was extremely comfortable for being in a hotel. When we arrived at the room I did notice that we were missing towels but I called the front desk and within minutes they had clean towels ready for us.
Don't be fooled by the lobby...
Stayed here 2 nights recently. The lobby is very beautiful and new. Lovely furnishings, rugs, window treatments etc. The pool area is pretty. Then you slide your key into the slot and enter a dump. The lobby and pool area must have been recently added, and they must have refurbished the outside of the building, but the rooms are extemely shabby and grungy. Freddy Krueger must have had the room before us as the sheets and blankets had slash marks. The shower curtain was moldy, and the whole room smelled of mold. They have a low weekly rate, therefore many of the other guests seemed to be transients, not vacationers. Very unpleasant!
If you like welfare hotels this is your place! Old ratty blankets. Dirty bathroom that is the size of a shoe box. We would'nt let our three year old take a bath, he had to shower. Breakfast is a very limited but free. During our check in we waited for ten minutes while the girl behind the counter talked on the phone. There are better choices in the area, please pick one.
One night ex busch gardens
Stayed here 12.8.04 one night after a very hectic day at Busch Gardens(literally round the corner).
Found the rooms basic but ok for short stays,not a lot of staff around,had to wait for about 15minutes to book in (6.30pm),while the 1 lady on recption answered phones,etc
In saying that the hotel is extreemly well placed for visitors to Busch who don't want to drive back to Orlando after a heavy theme park day(we were going to clearwater nxt day 30 mins away)
Complimentary breakfast was fair nothing special,but adequate
The one bonus was the sports bar on the corner of the road the hotel is in,nice meal heay alchol session,very reasonable and 2 mins from hotel.
Will stay here again in 2 years time when we go again.
Great Place to Stay!!
My husband and I stayed there last October, we were going to Howl-O-Scream..and was kinda weird about booking a room being we really didn't see it...unlike Disney World or something you know what they look like and the area.....But we were very impressed with everything...the staff, the grounds, beautiful pool....well lit parking area....Actually I am on here right now booking another weekend to attend Howl-O-Scream....Its our once a year to run around and act like a Kid!!
Not very clean
We didn't like this hotel much. The blankets and bathroom were not cleaned very well. The pool was ice-cold. The breakfast was ho-hum.
Great place to stay
This hotel was a pleasant surprise. The room was clean and all the rooms amenities worked. The pool was a nice size. The staff was corteous and the continental breakfast was fresh and was plentiful.
This hotel treated you like the larger chains without the bigger price.
Exterior corridors. Did not feel safe walking them alone. Witnessed a person asking the clerk behind the desk what room someone was in. The clerk did not understand Spanish and the person asking only spoke Spanish, so clerk showed this person a copy of who was staying in the hotel and what room they were in. Also, while sitting at the pool, two people approached us and wanted to demonstrate some perfume products which they had in their vehicle if we would just come to their vehicle.
Thank goodness they had a room!
After a horrible experience at the Holiday Inn Tampa Busch Gardens (we checked out after a series of woeful events), I should rate the Baymont as "beyond excellent." The staff was VERY friendly and the room was clean. We all liked the pool and the Busch Bar and Grill next door (not a part of the hotel). The Baymont is convenient to Busch Gardens, but don't walk there if you have kids in tow -- pay the $7 parking at BG.
Continental breakfast was fine with us because we don't "load up" on food first thing in the morning.
7 trips in the 2001
i always stay at the baymont at bush garden, they al;ways give extra coffee and towels, one time there was a bug in my bed and i took it to the office and they moved me and the tother two that were with me to another room on another time the mode ran over but i was too tired to change rooms and i never got my traveler points but the apples in the lobby were good and the help were good folke and it is so to the shriner hospital that i will go back there everytime i am in tampa, ps i hope the next trip they have finished painting the pool, but try it you will like the place.