Great Stay at AmeriSuites Busch Gardens A review of Hyatt Place Busch Gardens
My husband and 9 year old daughter stayed here for 3 nights in March 2004. The first night we checked in after 10:00 p.m. and our requested room type was not available. They adjusted the rate (lowered it) and put us in another room and assured us the next day while we were playing at Busch Gardens that they would move us into the correct room (suite with a king bed and sofa sleeper).
When we returned after of day at Busch Gardens all was as we were told it would be. They also never adjusted the room rate back to the king bedded room so we received a much lower rate for the entire stay.
The rooms were clean, and there was never a smell of anything bad. My daughter slept well on the sofa bed as well as we did on the king size bed. The bathrooms were clean as well as the kitchen area.
The breakfast was like every continental breakfast I've ever seen and the staff kept the area clean. Though I didn't venture into the pool, my daughter and husband did and enjoyed it and said it was warm. The pool towels were certainly adequate, clean and not threadbare like some other places.
The area surrounding Busch Gardens is not anything like the area surrounding Disney -- much of the area is seedy and very run down. However we never felt like we weren't extremely safe. We walked to dinner every night and weren't worried at all. Luckily the AmeriSuites property is set back from the road so I don't think a lot of people that aren't staying at the hotel would hang out there.
My only complaint -- they had free popcorn available in the lobby every evening -- a huge no-no and just when I started the Atkins diet!!
Even with the slight problem the first night we enjoyed our stay at AmeriSuites and plan to go back for 3 more nights in Feb. 2005.