8 Top Reasons to stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites @ Bruce B. Downs/I-75 near Tampa….as I’m typing this review and deciding on the top reasons to stay here, I realized that really I should have titled the review; “Why the Holiday Inn Express & Suites @ Bruce B. Downs/I-75 Tampa is the ONLY hotel to stay at when you are in the Tampa area!
When we travel there are always certain things we look for in our lodging accommodations. Free Wi-Fi (because between a teen and blogger who use ALOT of net), a pool so the kids can relax once we get back to the hotel, easy on/off the highway, gas stations near by as well as a nice variety of restaurants to choose from. In addition to that, once we are there, we focus on the little things such as guest services, the staff, and our overall experience.
A few months ago we were going to be in the Tampa area and decided on this hotel. According to Trip Advisor, it is the #1 hotel in Tampa. I can truly say (and we were not hosted in anyway), that I can see why this hotel is #1. For us, there are a couple of hotel chains that we always know as travelers that we can depend on. One of those is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.
8 Top Reasons to Stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites
8 TOP REASONS #1: SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE ROOM
Our room was a large and spacious room with two Queen beds, a sleeper sofa, coffee table, dresser, table/chairs, workstation, large tv and a very clean room. As soon as my kids saw the reading lights on the bed they were thrilled!
8 TOP REASONS #2: GREAT RESTAURANTS NEARBY
As we got settled, my husband and oldest daughter went out looking around for a place to pick up dinner. They found a Panera located very close to the hotel! They also noted a pizza place near by called, Westshore Pizza and we actually had that the second night we were there.
8 TOP REASONS #3: IN-ROOM K cup MACHINE
Our room also contained a K-cup machine! And if you dined at a nearby TGI Fridays, when you showed them your room key, you would receive 20% off.
8 TOP REASONS #4: COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST
What better way to start the whole family’s day off right then with a fulfilling breakfast!
8 TOP REASONS #5: CLOSE TO ATTRACTIONS
The hotel is located 10 minutes from Busch Gardens/Adventure Island an 20 minutes from Lowry Park Zoo.
8 TOP REASONS #6: FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET
When my oldest and I saw high-speed internet, we were elated!
8 TOP REASONS #7: FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL STAFF
When we arrived at this hotel and walked into the hotel, we knew that this would be another great experience. We were greeted promptly at the front desk. The staff explained to us all of the amenities the hotel offered, as well as the ice cream that would be available in the lobby each evening. We received two bottles of water as each guest receives and went to our room. Speaking of amenities, I wanted to show you the bathroom! Plenty of space!
8 TOP REASONS #8: EASY ACCESS ON AND OFF HIGHWAY
Convenience, easy to find, lots of restaurants and stores nearby
And the hotel was rated the #1 hotel in Tampa for Guest Satisfaction and also received Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence.
If you are looking for a hotel that is a great choice for your business/family stay that is convenient, you definitely should consider the Holiday Inn Express Suites located at I-75/Bruce B. Downs in Tampa!