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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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Rating summary
  • 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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accrington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good. out front you would say why am I here? but as soon as we got to our room it was great .we had top floor view of the water. lots of wildlife and that includes big George the GATOR. every day he would swim up the bay and wait in front of me while I was fishing hoping... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was skeptical about staying here due to the low reviews but because I was able to get a last minute great deal on two rooms, I was given the opportunity to try it out and I must say all four of us were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were spacious and clean. Our views were of a grassy area with... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't even know where to start.. This place was a nightmare. "Hotel Hell" needs to pay this place a visit. To start, the first night I had sand in my bed. The front desk did not care and gave me a flat sheet to "remedy" the situation. The second night I had an old brown blood stain on my... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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 April 22, 2015 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 April 19, 2015

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
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 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 

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