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Lake Tarpon Resort

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   37611 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Palm Harbor
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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114 reviews 114 reviews
80 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was late when I arrived, as I had to get to work and I was really unable to check the room out, but noticed a strong musty smell. When I returned from work, early in the morning, I went straight to bed. There was a refrigerator, but no microwave. Upon waking up, I noticed my throat was extremely sore... More

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Spring Valley
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had a great three day stay here while visiting family. Room was huge, clean and we even had a balcony. Paint and carpet seemed pretty new, and our bed was very comfortable. The price could not be beat. In fact, this is probably the best place we have ever stayed at such a budget price. Discount prices usually mean... More

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Ocean Pines, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We have stayed here numerous times. It isn't fancy but is very clean and the room is spacious. If you ask for a room overlooking the canal, you have a nice view out to Lake Tarpon. Lily, the housekeeper, is great and does fun towel art. Breakfast is included but is very basic. Our room had a refrigerator and microwave... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

it was my first time staying in Florida and this hotel had everything I could have wanted. the front desk staff what's wonderful both and check in and check out a decent breakfast. the girl that checked us in I knew it was my first time in Florida and gave a room with the best view. I recommend this hotel

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Kelly H, General Manager at Lake Tarpon Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back on our hotel! We are always appreciative when people take the time to tell us how we are doing. I am pleased that the efforts that we strive for are paying off! We look forward to seeing you the next time you come to our area More

Bluffton, South Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My son and I were in the Tampa Area for my nephew's graduation in June of 2014. We arrived very late (2am) after a 5 hour drive. We were exhausted and given a room on the first floor in the back of the hotel. The first thing that I'll say is that the room was a 'flip flop' room, meaning... More

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Kelly H, General Manager at Lake Tarpon Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback on our hotel! It is always distressing to have this situation happen to any hotel guest but even more so for one of our guests! We strive to foresee and guard against any situation unfortunately, even the best efforts fall short. We would never intentionally or otherwise create a situation... More

Anna Maria Island, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We have stayed at this Hotel 4x over the past several years. Yes, it is dated, but the view from your (Large) room is so much preferable than the other 'chain' hotels in the area. We don't count on a "Embassy or Hampton' breakfast, there are so many choices in the area. The beds are comfortable, there's room to spread... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Ok, not the best resort in the world but we like it. The fishing is very good sound the property. Me and my fiance like to fish by the stairs for bluegill and all around the docks and by the restaurant place they have there. We even caught a few bass from our second story balcony! The owners got a... More

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is an older resort on a busy highway however we found it to be clean, comfortable and very adequate. We also got a terrific rate on the room and having to spend two nights in Palm Harbor, it made the trip economical with a nice, clean and comfortable place to stay. Even with the busy road in front, it... More

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Buffalo, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We booked though Orbitz and since most of the reviews were good we went with Tarpon Springs Resort. We stayed the night and ran out of there to rent another hotel! I have no idea why it's called a resort it looks like a hooker motel. The only thing that looked ok was the lobby. For one thing, there were... More

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OSD, Owner at Lake Tarpon Resort, responded to this review

First off let me say I am so sorry that you had such an experience. To be honest I am totally shocked at what you encountered. We have just purchased this hotel and every day we are making changes to the property. We are receiving great responses to what we are doing. The room you stayed in should not been... More

State College, PA
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Some past reviews made this property sound like a dump. We had absolutely no problems here, and the room was clean and comfortable. Yes, it is located on a busy highway, but the balcony of every room faces the water and pool area. The water is only a canal that connects to Lake Tarpon, but still better than nothing. There... More

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Address: 37611 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Location: United States > Florida > Palm Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lake Tarpon Resort 2.5*
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Lake Tarpon Hotel Palm Harbor
Palm Harbor Best Western

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The hotel is a beautiful, waterfront, Mediterranean style hotel, nestled quaintly around our boat basin, which adjoins Lake Tarpon. Lake Tarpon is a 2500 acre (10 Km) sports & recreation lake. All of our spacious rooms have a beautiful waterfront view of our boat basin. Our rooms consist of standard rooms with 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, 2 & 3 room Suites are also available, as well as whirlpool suites. Relax around the pool after a fun filled day of fishing, boating, golfing, sunning or sight seeing (fishing pole & pontoon boat rentals available). When the day is done you will sleep peacefully, in a bed so comfortable you will want to take it home with you. We are confident you will return again and again, to enjoy the pleasure and comfort of our hotel. We are located across from Innisbrook Golf Course & Spa, just minutes from the Historic Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks & Gulf Beaches. Meeting Rooms, Banquet Rooms also available. ... more   less 
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