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Wingate by Wyndham Tampa/At USF
Ranked #41 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Reviewed 30 August 2012

Stayed on a two-night deal in August (2 queens 20% off @$103 per night) while we visited Busch Gardens. Our third stay in as many years and still has all the amenities you could ask for, a stone's throw from Busch Gardens with a free shuttle too. The room was lovely and fresh and has its own Safety-box. I can not fault this place - particularly the low season price. Well done Wingate once again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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tampa094, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa/At USF, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2012

First off, we would like to thank you for your continued loyalty to our hotel. Our goal is to make each and every guest feel welcome and comfortable. we are glad the complementary shuttle to Busch Gardens was of service to your family. Thank you for taking the time to review us online and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 23 August 2012

We took a side trip to Tampa from our week long Disney vacation to see NY Yankees pre-season baseball and we stayed at Wingate for 1-night. The room had the standard full beds, and my family of 4 (2 adults, 4yr old, 1yr old) stayed comfortably. The hot breakfast was definitely a plus! It's near USF and Busch Gardens so there's no shortage of CVS, strip malls with restaurants, etc. around. Would stay here again.

Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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tampa094, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa/At USF, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2012

We would like to thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad you found the location convenient and were satisfied with the room. It is our goal to ensure that every guest feel welcome and comfortable. Our complimentary breakfast is a curtsy we hope all guests can enjoy. Thank you for making a stop at our hotel. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 21 August 2012

If you want to see Busch Gardens and other sightseeing in this area, this is a good choice of a place to stay. The outside of the building is very attractive and the lobby is large and feels uncrowded.

The staff, without exception, is made up of nice people who seem dedicated to really making guests happy. One great benefit of staying here is the shuttle service that takes you right to Busch Gardens so you can leave your car behind and not worry about parking and maneuvering through traffic. This is what I love on a vacation.

I am not wild over the color scheme of rooms. We would never stay in double bed rooms because it is not comfortable and we like to stretch out and have lots of room even in bed together. Our bed at home is queen sized so I wish they would replace the double beds with queens and make those room queen rooms but it is better to splurge and pay for a huge room with a king bed and pull out sofa.

There is an exercise room which is adequate though not as big as I expect from a hotel with these rates and the pool is shocking- looks like a kiddie pool or for visiting hobbits. Even the cheap motels have bigger pools! Then again maybe we are too used to staying at Disney resorts and luxury hotels.

The business center is very useful, at least to us.

This is a really good place to stay. The breakfast is wonderful-maybe 40 items including some great pastries and muffins plus many other breakfast favorites. Don't miss out on this breakfast!

The only complaint I have is about rude, noisy oafs in other rooms who have parties and seem to have little or no respect for others but this is in no way the hotel's fault. The staff works hard to take care of guests and make guests feel like visiting family and that is something you just can't buy for any price at even the most expensive hotels which often have surly, snooty, or lazy staff. That is definitely not the case here.

I highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Tampa.

Room Tip: The large rooms with king beds and with sofas are very spacious and comfortable.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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tampa094, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa/At USF, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. It is our goal to make each and every guest feel welcome and appreciated. We are so glad you found the complimentary shuttle service useful. We also understand the importance of having an area were guests can access a computer and print things such as boarding passes and tickets. We are pleased to hear that our staff was kind and helpful. Our staff is carefully selected to ensure ultimate customer satisfaction. Again thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel.

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Reviewed 18 August 2012

We stayed for one night to visit Clearwater and Busch gardens. The room was perfect and we were grateful to be upgraded, it was fantastic value for money. The reception staff were very helpful as we were not familiar with the area, they guided us to channelside for an evening walk, ten pin bowling and lovely restaurants. Breakfast was well organised and a good variety. highly recommended !

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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tampa094, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa/At USF, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so glad you were satisfied with your stay. Our goal is to make each and every guest feel welcome and comfortable. We are happy we were able to assist you with recommendations for things to do on your trip. Again, thank you and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 10 August 2012

Stayed here for a week-long conference. The hotel had free shuttles to USF as well as Busch Gardens and other places. The gym was small but quite functional. The breakfast was plenty except if I woke up too late, I wouldn't get my morning banana! I would stay there again the next time I am in the area.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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tampa094, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa/At USF, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate you wonderful comments about our facility. We are glad our complimentary shuttle was of service to you. We definitely hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 9 August 2012

This hotel is very clean and comfortable with a pool, sun lounges, great beds, fast guest laundry, luxury linens but best of all is the friendly team. The shuttle is an amazing service (free to USF, Busch Gardens, Adventure Is and a small fee to go to the Mall) whenever you need it. The staff really do go the extra mile to make sure you have everything you need, you are where you need to be and are happy. They a kind and thoughtful people. Congratulations.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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tampa094, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa/At USF, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2012

Thank you so much for you taking time to review out hotel. We really appreciate all your kind thoughts and comments. Our goal is to make each and every guest feel comfortable and welcome. We are glad the complimentary shuttle was of service to you. Again thank you and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 8 August 2012

This hotel is convenient to Busch Gardens and USF. It was clean with a friendly staff. I stayed for a week and enjoyed it. I wish the gym was a bit bigger but. It was great for the price. The hotel also includes a microwave and mini fridge.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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tampa094, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa/At USF, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2012

First off we would like to thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Our number one priority is to make all guests feel welcome and comfortable. We are so glad you found your stay enjoyable and pleasant. Thank you for your comments on the fitness center. We are always looking for ways to enhance our facility. Thank you and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Additional Information about Wingate by Wyndham Tampa/At USF

Address: 3751 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-6489
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Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#20 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#20 Family Hotel in Tampa
#28 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range: £77 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wingate by Wyndham Tampa/At USF 2.5*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wingate by Wyndham Tampa is located directly across the street from University of South Florida and less than a mile away from Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. The USF Sun Dome, MOSI Imax/Museum, VA, Shriner's and Moffitt are all within .75 miles. Within 2 miles are shopping, golf, and 40-plus restaurants and the property is only 7.5 miles from downtown Tampa, 11 miles from Ybor City and Channelside entertainment district, 17 miles to airport, and 45 minutes from Clearwater Beach and Ellenton Prime Outlets. Awarded Customer Service honors by Wyndham Worldwide, and Green Lodging Certification by the State of Florida DEP, the Wingate by Wyndham Tampa strives for the highest standards for their leisure and corporate travelers alike. Property Highlights Include- Local Shuttle Service (with our most popular destinations free to our guests)within a three mile radius, complimentary 40-item Hot breakfast, free Hi-Speed wired and wireless internet throughout, complimentary business center, fitness room, and indoor whirlpool open 24 ours, and an outdoor pool open until 10pm. New Lounge, built in July 2009, serves wine and beer on tap nightly. Meeting room facilities on property. Room Highlights - All 86 guestrooms at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa offer complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, micro fridge units, pillow-top mattresses, one cordless and one 2-Line phone, complimentary weekday newspaper, cable television with HBO, pay-per-view Movies and Nintendo, iron and ironing board, hair dryers, and 17" in-room safes. The January, 2009 property renovation included all new guestroom furniture, 32 inch Flat-Panel Televisions, new microwave/refrigerator units, all new fixtures and granite countertops in guestroom bathrooms, Sealy Posturepedic pillow top mattresses, new bedding and 250-thread-count cotton sheets. ... more   less 
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