Our trip to Tampa was a last minute thing. We decided on a Monday to drive there on Tuesday and stay a couple days. I found this hotel using Tripadvisor (as i always do), and i was not disappointed.
From the moment i made the reservations on the phone, the customer service was excellent. When we arrived, we were greeted by Laura, who was as courteous and professional as they come. She had us registered in what seemed like no time at all. When she handed us our room keys, she also handed us a bag containing a bottle of water, a bag of pretzels and a bag of M&M's, which was a pleasant surprise.
As we walked to the elevator, and then to our room, I noticed how clean the common areas were. The room itself was clean as well. Very nicely appointed with a nice view looking toward Busch Gardens. The beds were nicely made (and comfortable) and the bathroom was clean with plenty of towels.
After dinner, we headed to the pool, and then the whirlpool, both which we found to be clean and a nice temperature. When we left the whirlpool area, I noticed the door did not lock behind us, which it is supposed to do. I went to the front desk and let the girl know, and she thanked me for letting her know . (When we checked the next morning, it was locked) .
Breakfast the next day was superb. They had a choice of everything from eggs and biscuits and gravy and waffles and muffins and toast and cereal, juice and coffee. It was kept well filled and people seemed to be enjoying it. The woman who was working the area was friendly and kept everything well filled.
In conclusion, everyone we dealt with there had a smile and was professional. They appeared to be enjoying their job and you can tell they take pride in their work. So if you want a clean, comfortable hotel at a reasonable price, this is the place for you. I have already told several people about this hotel, and i will be looking for a Wyndham hotel next time I go away.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Wingate By Wyndham Tampa Usf / Busch Gardens Hotel Tampa
- Wyndham Tampa
- Wingate Tampa
- Tampa Wyndham
- Wingate By Wyndham Tampa/At USF Florida