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La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens

La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens welcomes two pets up to 75 lbs for an additional fee of $15 per pet, per night (not to exceed $45 per pet, per stay). Both dogs and cats are allowed, but pets must be crated when left in rooms unattended. There are waste stations for pet relief at the back of the property.
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Room Types
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 double beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 double beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 double bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds and 1 king bed
    • Up to 6 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 5 people
    • Pet fee additional
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


The La Quinta Inn Tampa Busch Gardens is only a mile from Adventure Islands Theme Parks and Busch Gardens theme park. Other family attractions include the Museum of Science and Industry, Lowry Park, and the Zoo. Ride the trolley at exciting Channelside or partake in the enchanting nightlife at Ybor City. Busch's Family Sports Bar & Grill is adjacent to the property and Yuengling Brewing Company is only a mile. Shopping destinations include University Square Mall and International Plaza. We are two miles from the University of South Florida. Walk from here to Johnson Battery Controls; it's just a mile to Pepsi-Cola, Quest Diagnostics, and Moffit Cancer Center. Find everything you need for an enjoyable stay at the La Quinta Inn Tampa Busch Gardens. We have a sparkling outdoor swimming pool and a game room. There is a meeting room for 30 people with available fax/copy services at the front desk, and a guest laundry facility. All of our clean and comfortable rooms include free high-speed Internet access, a 25-inch TV with free cable, pay-per-view movies, Nintendo game system, and more. Enjoy a delicious Free Bright Side Breakfast mornings in the lobby along with your copy of USA Today. Bus parking available.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place, and follows the Count on Us (Wyndham) cleanliness and sanitization policy. Hand sanitizer is provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. 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. This property advises that guests without full COVID-19 vaccination must wear masks.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Breakfast
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Exterior Rooms
  • Laundry Room
  • Elevator


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens has received a rating of 2.8 out of 5 bones by 9 canine critics on BringFido and 3.0 out of 5 by 974 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Deborah
    Apr. 29, 2022
    Needs Fixing

    Room was clean & spacious but needs updating (e.g. bath, no fridge or micro). Many unruly guests. Won’t return.

  • Garrett
    Dec. 26, 2021
    Listen to the reviews!!!!!

    Do they allow dogs? Yes! Is there a pet fee? Yes but only $15. Is the room clean? Pretty much yes. New flooring. Bring shampoo, none was available. What about the hotel? Awful area, totally gross. Needs cleaning badly! Is it close to Busch Gardens? Yes, right across the street and while this is NOT the fault of the hotel, there are fireworks at night and if your dog freaks out… they are loud. Very pretty fireworks show but not to my dog. What else should you know? If you want to get “high” from second hand marijuana smoke, this place is for you. Not for us… should have listened to my father’s lifelong advice:“ You get what you pay for.” We got exactly what we paid for. Not again.

  • John
    Aug. 21, 2021

    Could not stay there. Left after a few hours. People in next room were loud. Hotel was practically empty, yet the front desk put us right next to loud and inconsiderate people. We asked for our money back and they refused because we were in the room longer than an hour. Stay away from this hotel. Also it’s in a not so safe neighborhood.

  • Jordan
    Apr. 12, 2021
    Really poor attention to detail

    We've stayed in La Quinta Inn with our pup in other cities and have always had a good experience. This one, however, not so much. As stated in another review it is definitely more of a motel than a hotel as all rooms lead to the outside, no indoor hallways. For starters, we had to wear shoes inside the room as our feet would turn black very quickly just walking around the room. The hard wood (vinyl) floors clearly had not been mopped or properly cleaned anywhere above a quick sweep/vacuum. We were put in the room that directly faces the elevators which, with very narrow halls, were about three feet from our door. The elevators were very noisy and the families using it were even more noisy. We were woken up constantly, at least every thirty minutes, all through the night until morning with families using the elevators. I don't blame them, they're on vacation and trying to have a good time. But it is the absolute worst place to put a room, or an elevator, whichever way you look at it. Every time we opened the door to our room we were engulfed by an enormous waft of old cigarette ash and discovered there was a large ash bin attached to the wall right outside our door, apparently for people who just needed to get that last drag in before hoping on the elevator??? Maybe ask if we're smokers before putting us in a room next to an ash tray. Anyway, this is the first La Quinta Inn we've visited that doesn't have a designated dog walking area or poop bags for guests (of course we bring our own anyway, so we managed). Overall just a bad experience with a complete lack of attention to any sort of detail from a maintenance or guest service standpoint. If you're looking for a quick one night stay for cheap then it works, but make sure you ask to not be near the elevators or an ash tray and you should already have a better experience than we did.

  • Elizabeth
    Apr. 11, 2021
    Very Good

    There is nothing I can complain about this place besides the pool hours. The front desk attendant (I don't remember his name) was so very nice and helpful...he went above and beyond. Rooms were nice and it was quiet and it was literally right across the street from Busch Gardens. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Colleen
    Mar. 2, 2021
    Older - no designated pet relief area

    This is a motel more than it is a hotel, the rooms are accessed from the outside. Our window had a blackout curtain and faced the hallway. The hotel is directly across from Busch Gardens. The room had coffee maker, fridge and microwave and was recently remodeled so everything in the room was newer. There is effort to keep it up. There is no designated pet relief and not a lot of "green area". Very busy traffic area. Staff was nice. Not bad if you need a place to stay for the night.

  • Paul
    Aug. 28, 2019
    Good for dogs; kinda gross for humans

    First I will say this is a great place to take your dog if you do not feel like dealing with the hassle of weight limits, pet fees, and just general dirty looks from other guests. I walked right up to the desk with my 80 lb Rhodesian ridgeback and they didn’t even bat an eye. However, the hotel was under construction and there was dust everywhere. There was also a lot of standing water in places that didn’t seem like it had to do with the construction. The breakfast was not great, mostly continental with a waffle machine but no other hot food. The room was fine and clean.

  • Melissa
    Dec. 9, 2018
    A#1 Location

    We are on a very stressful
    Business trip I just want to thank the staff for being so kind and helpful

  • Judith on Jan. 28, 2022
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La Quinta Inn Tampa Near Busch Gardens