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La Quinta Inn & Suites USF Busch Gardens

La Quinta Inn USF Near Busch Gardens is pet friendly! Two pets up to 50 lbs are welcome for no additional fee. Both dogs and cats are accepted and may be left unattended in rooms. There is a large grassy area with a waste station located behind the hotel.
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Room Types
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    • 2 double beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
    • 2 double beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • 2 double beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • Sleeps 3
    • Up to 3 people
    • No pet fee
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Description

The beautiful 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 Breakfast 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).

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: La Quinta Inn & Suites USF Busch Gardens has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place, and follows the Count on Us (Wyndham) cleanliness and sanitization policy. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay and sealed after cleaning. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Cashless payment is available. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.

Amenities

  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Breakfast
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Elevator

Reviews

BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

La Quinta Inn & Suites USF Busch Gardens has received a rating of 2.0 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 925 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • John
    May. 2, 2021
    It was ok.

    Was ok. Other dog owners irresponsible.

  • Lindsay
    More than a year ago
    If I could give a negative reviewIi would

    I had booked a reservation through you guys at the La Quinta Inn Tampa USF (near Busche Gardens), and we checked in around 3:00 on 10/6/17. We booked our stay here because it claimed to be dog friendly and was very near bust gardens. We were going to the Halloween event. We left to head to Howl O Scream at 5:15 PM, and around 6:00 pm I got a phone call from La Quinta stating that my dog was barking and that I needed to come back if possible and try and soothe her. I did this, i came back at 6:20 and did not hear her barking. I even waited in the Hallway for 15 minutes to see if she barked, she did bark one time when someone slipped a Carry Out food menu under the door... which is only to be expected. I then went down to the front desk to tell the Man who had called me that I came back and that I waited in the hall for 15 minutes and she was no longer barking, I stated I know she does bark when I leave sometimes but usually stops after 15 minutes. She is in an unfamiliar environment and of course like any other dog will bark if she hears a loud noise or bang.. He then took out his cell phone and played me a video of him standing in front of the door of my room and my dog barking for about 5 minutes, which I did find extremely rude. I was not claiming that she never started barking, just that she was not barking anymore.. I decided we should go back in the room anyway, We then stayed with her for about 40 minutes and left to head back to Busche Gardens at 7:30 Pm. Around 8:00 I noticed I had a voicemail from the La Quinta stating she started barking again and if possible could we come back, and to call back if i wanted them to turn the TV on. I figured I would wait and see if they called back, considering last time we went all the way back she was not barking. Plus, I knew that she was barking because we had just left the hotel again.. I did not receive another phone call until 11:52 PM when we were already heading back. I answered and was told that my dog had supposedly been barking Non-stop since 5:00 Pm, which I knew was not true. Considering I sat in the hall, and also in the room with her from 6:30-7:30 and she was not barking. I said We were on our way and would be there in 5 Minutes. The man then told me that He was calling the police and if i VALUED MY DOGS LIFE that I would come back, I said I told you I would be back in 5 minutes! He then told me the cops where coming and that This was Not going to Go well for me... that was 2 threats in a 1 minutes Phone call. It took me about 3 minutes to to get to the hotel from the 11:52 pm phone call. We ran upstairs, and once again no barking.. I find it hard to believe that 3 minutes prior she had been barking for supposedly 6 hours straight.. which lets be honest is not feasible. Anyhow, I opened the door and she was sound asleep in the bed... So i went downstairs again and said my dog is sleeping she is not barking, and he told me that she was barking just when he called and the same guest called. By this time I was extremely annoyed and angry, and I felt that this was some sort of sick joke played on me. The man told me that when I was called the first time in the night that I told them "I don't care I'm at Busche Gardens" THIS WAS A COMPLETE LIE. IF i said that I would of never came back, and upon coming back I even spoke to the Front desk attendant. The man working the front desk told me that I was not welcome there and the police where trespassing me because of my Dog barking, and I said We were leaving anyway and that I did not want to stay at a hotel that treats its guest this way and lies to them multiple times and threatens my dogs lives. I told him to Refund the $50.00 hold on my card and he said he would not because my dog barking. I said my dogs did not do any damage to your hotel and she was not barking like whomever said she was. We continued to argue back and forth, but It was useless.. We were back at the hotel and not leaving but they still told us we were not welcome to stay even tho she was not barking. I STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST STAYING HERE. As they threaten to harm dogs, and have them forcefully removed from the premises even when I was completely doing what they said to do.

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