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VISTA Hotel on Lake Tarpon

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37611 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 (Formerly Lake Tarpon Resort)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed for a week in early April and was greeted by a friendly young lady at the front desk. For $100+ a night the room were fine, pool was ok, but the "breakfast" was a big letdown. Bland waffles, stale cereal, and broken juice machine, have had better at $60 hotels. Better hotels nearby.

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We wish we had eyes on this place before we booked it. Furniture was torn and mismatched, the rug absolutely filthy - in fact when you walked from the bed to the bath the floor in the bathroom showed the filth, The TV was a box type. The safety bar for the sliding door was in need of repair and... More 

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Jefferson
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got in late and the guy at check in was very nice. Room was great. Clean with a great view of the channel. Only thing they can work on is the breakfest. Staff was great. It has an outside balcony that you can sit on and enjoy the view. Very private too.

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Kelly H, General Manager at VISTA Hotel on Lake Tarpon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for yor feedback on our hotel. We have a wonderful location close to everything in the area from beaches to the sponge docks. Hopefully the next time you are in the area you can enjoy some of the highlightes to our area. Again, thank you for your kind words. They mean alot to us. More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 3 days and really enjoyed it. No trouble with checking in or my room. They are a little outdated, but I believe they are working on renovations and updating some of the rooms. I had a ground floor with a patio overlooking the canal to Lake Tarpon. Great for sitting outside and reading or having lunch... More 

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Kelly H, General Manager at VISTA Hotel on Lake Tarpon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback on our hotel. Our location is ideally set up for guests to enjoy sitting around and enjoying the surroundings. Even the whirlpool! Our area has many things to offer to visit or just sitting around enjoying a good book. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

wanted to get away for the weekend. Found the Vista Hotel at a reasonable price. The hotel is an older place but comfortable. pet friendly. Close to Tarpon Springs and lots of restaurants.the room was clean. Loved the private balcony.

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Kelly H, General Manager at VISTA Hotel on Lake Tarpon, responded to this review

Thank you for providing feedback on our hotel! We pride ourselves on a comfortable stay for our guests. Our location and amenities provides a unique getaway for people to enjoy the surrounding area. Again, thank you so much for your kind words. More 

Vandalia, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views at this hotel are very pretty. Rooms on the canal have a fridge and microwave which is very convenient. Continental breakfast is improving with Carbon Malted Waffles you make yourself as well as bagels with cream cheese, muffins, dry cereal, instant oatmeal, yogurt and fresh fruit. Most rooms have been refurbished with comfortable bedding, some with new carpet... More 

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Kelly H, General Manager at VISTA Hotel on Lake Tarpon, responded to this review

Thank your for providing feedback on our location! Your kind words are an inspiration for us to continue on the path we are traveling. We certainly work hard to make all of our guests comfortable, Again, thank you so much for your comments and we look forward to seeing you on your return. More 

Canterbury, Kent. United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfectly situated on Lake Tarpon. We were lucky enough to acquire ground floor canal view rooms. Ideal for hooking our boat up and jumping onboard when ready for the off. Rooms were okay to get your head down. But they were shabby and need a revamp to bring them up to a better standard. They smelt of tobacco even though... More 

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Kelly H, General Manager at VISTA Hotel on Lake Tarpon, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on our hotel. We are always striving to make things better for our guests. Its an ogoing process for us. We certainly will take your comments into account. Indeed all of our rooms are non-smoking. Once in awhile someone will violate that policy and we make corrections as quickly as possible. I hope when you... More 

Urbana, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprised to find that the hotel is situated around a boat basin at Lake Tarpon. All (I believe) rooms have balconies overlooking this lake entry. Pool is nice, staff friendly (not overly friendly), breakfast and fitness area adequate, location convenient. Negative is a huge one for me and that is that the cell service and internet service are terrible. I... More 

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Kelly H, General Manager at VISTA Hotel on Lake Tarpon, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on our hotel! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Admittedly, we have some challenges that we are working through. The cell service has more to do with the construction of the property more than anything else. Wireless internet is an ongoing challenge that we continue to work through on a weekly basis.... More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel, even though we were basically just there to sleep. A lot of mention in previous reviews was made about the noise from the very busy Rt. 19. I spend a few extra $$'s to get what they called the 'Canal View', thinking that would put us at the back of the hotel, away... More 

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Kelly H, General Manager at VISTA Hotel on Lake Tarpon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback on our hotel. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I like the term "Mid Century Modern" as you put it. Thank you for your kind words about our hotel. We will look for your return with us! More 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, this is not a hotel. It's not a resort. It's a run down place on the side of the road that needs a lot of work. The room was large enough but the sink dripped steadily, the toilet didn't flush properly and the water pressure was sorely lacking. There was a small green space that my balcony overlooked, and... More 

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Kelly H, General Manager at VISTA Hotel on Lake Tarpon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback on our hotel. We are certainly not a resort, and would never consider ourselves one. We are however, a great location with a lot to offer to our guests. I am assuming that you booked one of our value priced rooms. These rooms are less expensive than our canal or... More 

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