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Grand Suites Hotel Tampa at Busch Gardens

Tampa, FL, US (TPA)

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Based on 71 reviews
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Grand Suites Hotel Tampa at Busch Gardens
11310 North 30th Street, Tampa, FL US 33612

Rooms provide conveniences like sofa beds and sitting areas, plus free Wi-Fi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers.

Why Stay Here?

  • Free Breakfast 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Newspapers in Lobby

A business center, meeting rooms, and dry cleaning are available at this hotel. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and a computer station are onsite. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This 3-star property offers access to a business center and meeting rooms. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. 3 meeting rooms are available. This Tampa hotel also offers multilingual staff, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Located in northeast Tampa, Busch Gardens is one of Floridas top attractions, combining both wild rides and wildlife. The amusement park features 10 roller coasters and more than 2,000 animals. Other nearby family-friendly venues include the Museum of Science and Industry and Lowry Park Zoo. The University of South Florida is north of Busch Gardens. On campus, the Sun Dome hosts big concerts.

Important Notices
The hotel will be renovating from 1 June 2014 to 01 May 2015 (completion date subject to change). Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance. 

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
  • Safe Deposit at Front Desk
  • Theme Parks Nearby
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 71 reviews
from skyhigh1
Submitted on 22-04-2016
This hotel is much more than it looks. The beds are soooo comfortable. The room lay out is modern. Love the whole feel of being at Melrose Place lol! The restaurant has the best wings and grilled veggies. To top it off, there is Kayla ( Kaylee?) At the desk. She is the type of front desk agent every hotel needs. She is professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and just the sweetest. She helped us tremendously. She really responds to guest's needs and reacts accordingly.
from Thousand Oaks, California
Submitted on 27-04-2016
I stayed at the Holiday Inn Busch Garden two nights. Pros: Nice location near USF, room was upgraded due to my platinum status, bed was comfy with a firm mattress (which I prefer), pool was nice. Cons: The only time I was ever greeted was when I checked in; when I would enter lobby from my car during my stay, staff never looked up or offered a friendly greeting.
Submitted on 14-05-2016
We ordered our 2 burgers the specialty here and the kids food. Our burgers came and they were so greasy the bread was soaked and falling apart. The burgers cost $13 and no sides with them at all. When we told our waiter that we weren't paying $13 for a grease soaked hamburger we were told that there was no manager on site. The cook "Keith" was very disrespectful. Don't eat there when Keith is the cook. On the other hand James our waiter was very polite very helpful. Burgers suck made by Keith!!!... Read more
from Naples, Florida
Submitted on 21-05-2016
Reserved this hotel well in advance of my son's graduation. Spent two nights in a very clean and comfortable bed. Pool was clean and pool towels are available. Breakfast was very good and the staff was very helpful with local directions. Busch Gardens is a quick 1/2 mile walk.
from West Palm Beach, Florida
Submitted on 23-05-2016
From the outside off 30th Street, there is an moderately landscaped entrance with free parking. The lobby, pool area and courtyard are inviting and decorated. Inside the room there's a larger minifridge, small microwave, one cup coffee maker, a small flat screen tv, a nice sized desk, a wall mounted a.c. unit with a remote and lots of outlets. Behind a large sliding door is a large countertop with a large mirror. Behind another sliding door is the combo shower / tub and toilet. The room was r... Read more
from Key Largo, Florida
Submitted on 18-06-2016
This hotel has been totally updated to a new modern theme. It was well done but in places you can tell it is an older hotel. We were given a very large suite with a separate bedroom with 2 queen beds which was great since there was 4 of us. The separate living space was comfortable with new furniture with a second TV. The bathroom was very large &very clean. We had a good breakfast in the hotel restaurant for a reasonable price & good service. We would definitely think about staying there agai... Read more
from DeFuniak Springs, Florida
Submitted on 22-06-2016
We really enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be back. Our room was perfectly clean. The rooms are modern, but I do recommend a room away from the road. The staff is wonderful. We would like to especially thank Tara, Linda, and Ms.Audrey for the excellent customer service.
from Rosemead, California
Submitted on 27-06-2016
We really enjoyed this three night stay. Conveniently located near Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and the University of South Florida. I was here for a conference at USF and really enjoyed our stay. Overall it was quiet, the beds and especially pillows were comfortable, and my daughter loved the pool and fountain. The front desk staff was very competent. The Burger place here was conveniently located and delicious. Would definitely stay here again.
from Central Florida, Florida
Submitted on 03-07-2016
I came in for a one night stay and a conference at the hotel. However I did not arrive thanks to plane delays until after 1:15 am. The staff was nice and courteous even when my card was having issues. I could barely function I was so tired and worn out. Ciieve let me go to my room and sleep. I then was able to take care of the issue in the morning. Thank you for understanding and seeing how wiped out I was. While I hate not having a free breakfast the breakfast at the restaurant was good. ... Read more
from Tampa, Florida
Submitted on 03-07-2016
As a Chaplain, I do a lot of national & international fundraising. I utilized this hotel to host a fundraiser for Sierra Leone, Africa on June 17th & it was a rousing success. The 120 guests raved about the lush tropical grounds, the amiable & accommodating staff, the food & the service. I also use & or highly recommend this hotel to house those who are getting treatment at Moffit Cancer Center or the VA. Their newly renovated suites & amenities enhanced even more an already existing beautiful h... Read more
from McDonough, Georgia
Submitted on 06-07-2016
We were able to get a good deal through the Busch Gardens website for our visit. The staff, overall, was very welcoming and helpful. We did have issues getting enough towels for everyone in our room (we had 6 people and 4 towels) on our last two days. The rooms were clean, but they definitely need to spray for bugs (some roach issues). The housekeeping staff was fantastic and did a great job each day! Be sure that you do breakfast by 9:30 though it is advertised as open until 10 - we had a l... Read more
from Destin, Florida
Submitted on 07-07-2016
We stayed at the hotel while visiting the USF campus. The double queen executive suite was very spacious and clean. All of the rooms face inward to the pool/ courtyard area, which was very nice. The hotel restaurant, Burger Theory, had some of the best burgers we have eaten in a long time, with very pleasant staff. The hotel offered a breakfast, but we didn't go. I would definitely stay here again though.
from Essex, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-08-2016
First of all this has not been renovated it is still under renovation. Strong smell of paint all night. Rooms are ok but it's more like a motel than a hotel. I was quoted a price by IHG which when I checked out was nearly $50 more than quoted . It was $115 per room per night which didn't include breakfast which I think is a lot of money for what it is.
Submitted on 08-08-2016
This hotel is excellent for being within a mile of Busch Gardens. The suites are well appointed with good facilities including a sofa bed / lounge and separate master bedroom with the bathroom in the middle. There's a fridge / mircowave which is perfect for dining out boxes. There's a central pool which we unfortunately didn't have time to use. Their on-site restaurant is fab value (Burger Theory) and recommended for families as kids eat free whilst at the hotel. Staff at the restaurant... Read more
from Gautier, Mississippi
Submitted on 09-08-2016
Fast and friendly staff with excellent suites No breakfast included, but a small price to pay for much more pleasant property. Burger Theory, the on-sight restaurant, serves a pretty good burger, too.;
from Bogota, Colombia
Submitted on 15-08-2016
Loved my stay here, highly recommend. Great location, just a couple of miles from Busch Garden's with complementary transportation to and from the park. The service was fantastic at the front desk, had our rooms set up very quickly with a great greeting from everyone. Available parking, close to various restaurants, including one within the hotel that serves kids menu for free!!! The food was top quality and very affordable.
from Seneca, South Carolina
Submitted on 19-08-2016
Very disappointed with the room I received for the price paid. The room was barely big enough for the king size bed. Only one elevator and it was in the back of the hotel. No complementary breakfast. I would not stay here again.
Submitted on 21-08-2016
Excellent front desk service from Audrey. Truly customer service focused. Arrived early for check in and she went above and beyond to get checked in so we could enjoy the remainder of the day. Thank you to her for making it a great customer service moment
from Valdosta, Georgia
Submitted on 25-08-2016
We stayed with our football team and that is about 75 players - service was exceptional - they were friendly and accommodating to our needs - we had access to meeting rooms and catered lunch they helped us set up as we are not from the area - you can see Busch gardens from it and there are a ton of good places to eat on same street - I would recommend this place to anyone going to Busch or south Florida campus as it is convenient location
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 14-09-2016
My husband and 18month old stayed here for one night and I was less than thrilled with the actual hotel. The room was small although it did have a fridge, microwave and coffee. We had a king sized bed but it took up the entire living area. With an 18th month old - you can imagine, the space shrinks quickly. The wifi in the rooms was terrible and my son couldn't access his network fav's like PBS on his iphone. For those reasons, I probably wouldn't stay here again. If offering free wifi - it shou... Read more
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 19-09-2016
To say that your employees are real professional is to not say enough about them. They are superb to say the least. I know as I am a former training manager, and I use that knowledge in my job as a commercial insurance agent. First we start with Audrey at the front desk. She is a super smart person who is a great ambassador for your company as she is the first person to deal with and she does her work with a SMILE and with a POSITIVE Attitude. We had breakfast at the Burger Theory and asked... Read more
from St. Petersburg, Florida
Submitted on 19-09-2016
Don't stay here a full size train stops at the Pepsi factory at 630am ,730am and at 9:00am on the weekends. It blows it's whistle coming in the station and again when it leaves. I never would have stayed here if I would have known this and the hotel does not tell u when u check in.
from Bradenton, Florida
Submitted on 26-09-2016
My wife and I were looking for a full feature Hotel not far from our home in Bradenton Florida. We were looking for a nice atmosphere with good service and we found that here. Tara checked us in at the front desk and she was charming, friendly and funny too! She made us feel very welcome and put us in a nice King bed suite. The room was very clean and comfortable. My wife loved the pocket doors that allowed you privacy in the bath or bedroom. Very comfortable furniture and dynamite good digital ... Read more
from Kissimmee, Florida
Submitted on 30-09-2016
From the friendly checkin experience to the top notch service at the hotel restaurant everything was amazing!! Very clean hotel and the setup/layout is so unique. There is a courtyard in the middle with beautiful landscaping and even a koi pond! Like a personal paradise! I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
from Indiana
Submitted on 30-09-2016
Glad it was only for one night. Older hotel that is in need of updates. Room had a couch so dingy I would not sit on it. The sink clogged up. The restaurant took about 45 minutes to provide food. Sorry to say it, but the only positive for me was that the staff was nice.
from Crestview, Florida
Submitted on 08-10-2016
I have stayed at this hotel several times as I am a patient at the Moffitt Center, which is only a half mile away. The hotel offers a discounted rate for Moffitt patients as well as a complimentary breakfast. This is a huge perk as patients have enough to worry about. The hotel is always clean and the staff is friendly. The on site restaurant has great food and service. Unfortunately, I'll be back to Moffitt, but it helps knowing I have such a great place to stay.
Submitted on 08-10-2016
Came for a conference but brought my family as they went to Busch Gardens. The restaurant staff was wonderful and food was excellent. Front desk not so helpful. Pool is very nice but not heated so we could not really enjoy. The room was beautifully renovated and clean. Funnily enough the newness of the room meant that there was a rubber mat under the mattress that I found uncomfortable. I'm sure they were trying to keep the mattress nice but my husband and I did not sleep well. Meeting area was ... Read more
from Tel Aviv, Israel
Submitted on 14-10-2016
The rooms need to be updated. Very far from the beaches ( 50 min by car!!)and the center of town. There was no WIFI during all our stay and the customer service is horrible. When talked with manager about a problem we had she accused us!!
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 16-10-2016
Great staff!! Audrey, at the front desk, is absolutely fantastic!! She went above and beyond. She made sure we were taken care of. Tim was great!! The two ladies serving the group breakfast were awesome and fun! Thank you for making our stay a memorable experience- the "blonde" tour. To the manager please let these folks know what a great job they did and how much it was appreciated.­???
from Saint Cloud, Florida
Submitted on 21-10-2016
Upon arrival the staff made us feel welcome. The room was clean and had everything that we needed. The manager of the restaurant was nice and let us in before the restaurant opened Alyce was very nice and kept us in laughs.
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 22-10-2016
The room looked dirty. First night someone started running a leaf blower at 8:30PM in the parking lot and woke our kids up. Second night there was a wedding that was extremely loud (I would never have even thought this tiny hotel would have a ballroom). Called for towels and they never arrived. Will never stay here again.
from Bonita Springs, Florida
Submitted on 25-10-2016
My husband taught a class here and we came along. The hotel is very charming. The staff is so friendly. He taught in the large banquet room and Burger Theory catered the meals for 21 students . The ladies at The Burger Theory was so great with our special needs son . One of the ladies name was Teri. She should get great recognition at how good she is at her job and making the guests feel comfortable. The food was great and the settings was perfect. We hope to have training here again in the futu... Read more
from Jesup, Georgia
Submitted on 03-11-2016
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Tampa North was a pleasant, comfortable and convenient place to stay. When I made a weekend trip to Tampa to attend a convention and also engage in a little sightseeing and shopping, I was looking for an attractive yet relatively economical hotel, and this Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites didn't disappoint. The location (next to Busch Gardens) put me near a wide variety of appealing restaurants and shops, as well as University Mall. The hotel restaurant itself offered goo... Read more
Submitted on 03-11-2016
Great location with lots of dining and shopping within walking distance. We went to Busch Gardens and even went on a free tour of the Yuengling factory across the street. The hotel offered a free shuttle to Busch Gardens but there was no point in using it since the park is not even a mile away, we just drove since parking was free. Hotel was very clean with very helpful and friendly staff. The free breakfast was very delicious but the servers were very disorganized and were always running ar... Read more
from Jacksonville, Florida
Submitted on 12-11-2016
Room was good, hotel is big but very disappointing that there is no free breakfast for Platinum member. The holiday inn about a mile away has free breakfast. Check-in was quick, nice gift at check in for being platinum, Pool looked nice but didn't use it. Burger Theory restaurant is located onsite but didn't have it. Location is nice, lots of places around to eat.
Submitted on 25-11-2016
We come to Busch Gardens every month and I have to say I love this hotel. The staff is amazing and the burger theory restaurant is always fast, friendly, affordable and delicious. Erica in the front office was beyond helpful and friendly. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. We will make this hotel a part of our habit.
from San Juan, Puerto Rico
Submitted on 27-11-2016
Holiday Inn at 11310 30th street My husband and I wanted to thank, Ms Audrey, Lindsey, Naomi front desk and Ms Terri in restaurant area for Making our stay pleasant, hubby is a Moffitt Patient our room was quiet, Clean and spacious, etc. We have already stayed several times and will again. Very close to hospital. We have tried many hotels in area but Holiday Inn has provided us eith what we need, also free breakfast! The "V" family!!
Submitted on 29-11-2016
The stay here was very nice. It's 5min away from Bush Gardens. Erica,Paola. and Audrey were excellent in getting me settled in, especially after having a bad experience at the Days Inn; not more than 10 min away.. :)