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Howard Johnson Express Busch Gardens, Tampa

2 stars
720 E Fowler AveTampaFL33612United States of America, ‏855-239-9481
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2.1 / 5
Room is not nice
Bad amenities
Poor vibe
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Howard Johnson Express Busch Gardens, Tampa

Hotel Info: 855-239-9481

from $45
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 68 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed

Extra people

  • Roll-away beds available, charges may apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • In-room safe

Recent reviews

2.1 /5 from 183 reviews

Howard Johnson Express Busch Gardens, Tampa
Poor1.0 / 5
Awkward place!
My stay was horrible. For the first time in my life I have been in an awkward place like that. Bring that place down for a complete make-over.
4 night business trip
Howard Johnson Express Busch Gardens, Tampa
Poor1.0 / 5
Do not stay here
Broken locks in building entrance and room. Suspicious people lobbying around the parking lot and entrance. Very noisy at night and you can hear people shouting at parking and in the building. Unpleasant smell in the room.
1 night romance trip
Howard Johnson Express Busch Gardens, Tampa
Good3.0 / 5
Roll of the Dice
This hotel is owned by Foreigners. In my experience, its hit or miss with these guys. The first week i stayed here was pleasant. Came back form Miami and found a flea crawling across my chest. Woke up with bed bug bites. Some of these rooms are better than others.
1 night business trip
Howard Johnson Express Busch Gardens, Tampa
Fair2.0 / 5
Where you'll never forget.
10 night trip
Howard Johnson Express Busch Gardens, Tampa
Fair2.0 / 5
Employees Nice but Watch out for your Health
The hotel managers were accommodating, however, the from the second day the roaches and back up of feces in the tub was crazy. I spoke to the management and they sent the maintenance man in. He placed lye in the tub drain. the smell was so awful we had to leave the room. we requested another room, but they did not have another one available. We did not take a shower for two days until another one was available. We were placed on the second floor and the bathroom worked, however, the roaches in the microwave and refrigerator shocked me since I was not aware that roaches can live in both with no effect. Finally, the cleaning of the room was done every third day. They would ask for your sheets and towels and you would have to wait until they were washed and returned to you. The reason we stayed until the end of our pre-pay reservation was because we could not get back any of our money. It is sad but this hotel needs to invest in pest control, sewer repair, and guest bedding.
7 night romance trip

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Howard Johnson Express Busch Gardens, Tampa

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