Choose the #1 Holiday Inn Express in Tampa for Guest Satisfaction. The Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites at I-75 and Bruce B. Downs offers award-winning service and well-equipped accommodations. Located at the Highwoods Preserve Complex in upscale New Tampa, this is the closest IHG Hotel to Metlife, Depository Trust (DTCC), Syniverse, T-Mobile and USAA. One of the most popular Busch Gardens Preferred hotels, the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites is also a short drive to Adventure Island, the Tampa Premium Outlets, the Shoppes at Wiregrass, the Center Ice Forum, the Hard Rock Casino, the Tampa Fairgrounds, USF & the Sundome Arena. The nearby Flatwoods Nature Preserve boasts over 11 miles of paved trails for walking, running and biking, as well as off-road trails through natural wetlands & forest. While you stay, enjoy Free Wifi, Free Breakfast, Free Ice Cream every evening. Walk to one of over 15 Restaurants, and a 20 Screen Movie Theatre. Enjoy the Florida sunshine by our heated, outdoor pool or on our putting green. Workout in our well-equipped fitness center. In room amenities include a flexible workspace, Keurig coffee maker and over 100 Free cable channels. Over 2000 square feet of onsite event space and ample parking also make this a great destination for Meetings, Training & Social Events.