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Wingate by Wyndham Tampa/At USF
Ranked #39 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Reviewed 17 June 2009

We stayed in the Wingate by Windham for 3 nights while visiting Busch Gardens and it was just what trip advisor had promised. Clean, quiet, reasonably priced, and nice pool. Not much more to say, the room was big and the place was modern and spotless. Free shuttle bus to anywhere you want within 3 miles is brilliant! They left us off and collected us from Busch Gardens everyday, and out for dinner at night. It was like our own personally taxi service, and free! Only grip was that the breakfast was just ok, and served on disposable plates with plastic knifes and forks. There isn’t much to do in the hotel for holiday makers as there is no bar so you have to venture out at night. But apart from that the stay was great

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2009

I stayed in this hotel with my family in May while we went to Busch Gardens. The hotel was very nice and clean and very convenient to Busch Gardens. Unfortunately, the General Manager of this property was a different story. When checking in, he was extremely rude to the employee who was "in training" and seemed to get a little irritated with me as well as I was trying to ask questions about the area. Apparently the "new" employee had made a mistake and he was not happy about trying to fix it. Later that day, I was sitting in the lobby waiting for the shuttle, and he was complainig behind the front desk about how stupid everyone is who he hires, and that he will just have to do everything himself. I thought this was very unprofessional since I could hear everythimg he was saying from the lobby area. I would recomend this hotel if this man wasn't in charge because he is a complete jerk.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 May 2009

We stayed here for a couple of nights in April and had no complaints - it is in a brilliant location, literally round the corner from Busch Gardens and 2 mins to the University Mall.

The rooms were clean and a good size, the breakfast was nice with the usual pastries and cereals and toast plus a couple of hot items everyday. Pool was small but nice and the staff were helpful and polite.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay at a reasonable amount you could do no better

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2009

We had two young children (2 and 5) and took them to Busch Gardens two days. This hotel was outstanding. The breakfast was exceptional---something for everyone---the staff couldn't have been nicer; our room was very clean and spacious ; and the shuttle service to Busch Gardens was a great time saver. We will stay here again anytime we're in Tampa. Just as a side note...the Tampa Aquarium was not so great we didn't think for the money.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 April 2009

We stayed at this location last summer (2008). The room we checked into in March of 2009 was completely updated. The bathroom had all new fixtures, new tile and a granite or granite-looking countertop. We had thought it a little pricey for a weekend trip to Busch Gardens, but the comfy bed, nicely appointed bathroom, safe location, and indoor jacuzzi made it worthwhile.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 March 2009

My wife and I stayed at the Wingate for 3 nights from Feb. 15 to 18. Since we did not want to rent a car we picked it because it is close to Busch Gardens and had a shuttle that would take us to Busch Gardens and pick us up whenever we wanted to be picked up. The shuttle service will also take you anywhere within a 3 mi. radius of the hotel which was great. The shuttle was always prompt and always friendly staff driving us. When we checked in we were told that the Wingate had just gone through some renovations like painting, new beds, etc. We were looked after as soon as we entered the hotel.. The service at this hotel was so efficient and friendly. We were pleasantly surprised when we entered our 4th floor room (top floor). It looked quite inviting and was very clean. It was quite a nice size also. There was a king size bed in the room plus a couch and coffee table. Thre was also an in room safe, microwave, small refrigerator and coffee maker. The bed was to die for - it was like sleeping on a cloud and even the pillows were great. The bed had a duvet on it not just a blanket or quilt. Best sleep I had in years. We could see a couple of the Busch Garden roller coasters from our room. The hotel was also nice and quiet and the price we thought was excellent. Breakfast buffet every morning was a bonus. Could eat a light breakfast or indulge in waffles if you so desired. Lots of fresh cut grapefruit and oranges every morning. We were totally satisfied with this hotel and would highly recommend it to anyone.

Bill
Winnipeg MB Canada

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2009

We are a youth group that stayed at the hotel for 2 nights, with 14 rooms each night. With all those rooms, one would think there would be a problem or two. Not with this Wingate! They were awesome to work with especially with a big group and it being New Year's Eve. Hotel and rooms have just been renovated and it is very nice. Great staff too! You won't be let down!

  • Stayed: January 2009
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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:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Tampa
#20 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#20 Family Hotel in Tampa
#28 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range: £73 - £127 (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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