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Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   36750 US Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL 34684   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Palm Harbor
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“Plan your Innisbrook Visit with Care”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Innisbrook is for the serious golfer who enjoys good food and a choice of 4 golf courses. Easy to find and comprehensively equipped, the complex offers great golf, a choice of dining options and accommodation in condominiums. It is not a cheap break, so plan your visit carefully. This year we went own the 4 night package coinciding with the Tampa Bay Championship which enabled us to both play (bad) golf and watch ( outstanding) golf. The following advice is worth heeding - ensure you book a condominium with a GOLF view - we had a fine view of a parking lot! Secondly, if you are interested in buying golf apparel, visit the merchandise store for the TBC early on the day AFTER the event when they sell off all the merchandise at half price. Finally, if you want a change of dining, travel 10 minutes to Positanos on Tampa Road for an outstanding Italian meal - they have a genuine pizza oven.

Room Tip: Request a golf view room close to the Osprey clubhouse.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SalamanderHotelsPR, Manager at Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
We appreciate you taking time to share your comments regarding your recent visit. We love this time of year when the tournament is here and are glad you had an opportunity to experience it. We do have so much to offer and appreciate you letting other guests know to plan ahead of time to be able to experience it all. We are a golfer’s paradise and look forward to welcoming you back very soon to hopefully play some “better” golf.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We were given access to a one bedroom unit in the St. Andrews Compound. We lucked out as our vacation was the same time as the Tampa Bay PGA Tournament. Despite the hectic crowds, the resort staff was excellent. We received proper advice about the viewing areas and restaurant service. The parking was not a problem for resort guests. Our unit was well appointed tastefully furnished and had the benefit of a bird's eye view of the second fairway. While watching and listening to the golf channel, we had the unique opportunity of viewing the participants in the event. Our experience was so worthwhile that we are considering a purchase. The golf courses were in exquisite condition.

Room Tip: anywhere on the four golf courses, particularly on the main floor
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SalamanderHotelsPR, Manager at Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
The tournament is such an exciting time to be at Innisbrook and this year was no exception. We appreciate you sharing your comments regarding your recent stay. We are delighted that you were able to enjoy the tournament as well as your vacation. We hope you do choose to be part of our family of owners and purchase a condo. We look forward to your next visit with us.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I planned the trip at the last minute and it worked great. Of the four golf courses, only the North Course is a disappointment. Copperhead lived up to high expectations and the Ocean Course was a surprise hit, though very hard, especially with some wind.
The other guests I met were very nice. I would highly recommend this for a guys or gals golf trip or for husband/wife. WHile it seemed family friendly, it's such a golf experience, you'll have a hard time convincing the kids that this is for them.
The rooms were very nice and clean. I got a king suite which had a small kitchenette and a small balcony. I don't usually splurge, but felt it was worth it.
The spa was excellent and while it was too cool to swim when I was there there the pools looked very nice.
The on-property dining was great. You could either go casual at one of the golf courses or go upscale at Packard's Steakhouse. I enjoyed both and the service was excellent at both.

Room Tip: I suggest paying up for the kitchenette and balcony. Location is not an issue.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SalamanderHotelsPR, Manager at Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
We are delighted that you decided to visit us on your last minute trip. Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your trip with others. We pride ourselves in providing a different golf experience with each of our courses and are glad you were able to experience them. We would agree that we do offer something for everyone no matter what the reason is for your visit. We hope you come back and visit us again soon.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I stayed at the Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor in early March 2013 whille attending a conference. The resort is huge (over 900 acres) with 4 quality golf courses. The accomodations are clean and good, however, somewhat dated.

There are restaurants in the various club houses that serve food throughout the day and evening. Good quality - fair pricing. The Packard Steakhouse on property is very good.

The rooms are located in small two story buildings spread out on the various golf courses. There is a shuttle system, however, a car is recommended. The rooms have small kitchen areas and eating areas.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SalamanderHotelsPR, Manager at Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
We appreciate you taking time to share your comments regarding your recent stay with others. We are glad you had the opportunity to stay here while attending a conference and found everything to be acceptable. We hope you have the opportunity to visit us again soon for business, or for a vacation and you can enjoy everything we have to offer.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

We played 36 a day for 5 days. The resort is perfect. Full kitchen, comfortable beds and 4 great courses on site.
Near by restaurants for evening dinners. Highly recommend
Our packaged included breakfast and lunch. Very good service and average food.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SalamanderHotelsPR, Manager at Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you for taking time to share some comments regarding your most recent stay at Innisbrook. We are a “golfer’s paradise” and are glad you were able to enjoy our courses, accommodations, and restaurants. We hope when you plan your next golf get a way, you visit us.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Just kidding.
I suppose the best way to start this review is by describing first impressions. After gaining admittance through the guarded front gate we meandered through the property in search of the registration office. Along the route we saw beautiful glimpses of the golf courses and strangely, we saw the condos that we would be renting and from the road they looked very dated yet well maintained – made me nervous.
Having not understood the directions to registration I missed a turn and flagged down a maintenance person driving by in his golf cart for directions. He not only gave us a big welcoming smile but actually led us to the door. First impression of personnel? – outstanding! – and so it was throughout the organization. The people at registration were bright and helpful and same in the restaurants. They employ great people.
Once we entered the condo we felt relief that it was updated, the furniture was relatively new and comfortable and it was clean. Our unit was large and had a comfy little veranda to take a break on. Housekeeping was responsive to our needs and the condo was functional with kitchen, untensils, etc. Water is a little weird in that it seemed to be overly softened and the chemicals used cause the water to seem to stick on your skin – it has a sulfur like odor as well but it tolerable. One nice amenity is the free washers and dryers in the laundry room – all you need is detergent the rest is gratis – helps your packed clothes be wearable longer especially with children.
We enjoyed the restaurants and the food was better than average. It is pricey but commensurate with the quality of food and service. The market is also convenient although you wouldn’t want to rely on it as a real market for provisions – but they have a nice bakery and coffee array. Many real stores and markets nearby on Rt. 19.
I didn’t play golf but the three courses were busy, even in surprisingly cool weather. Our condo was on Copperhead so we walked a few holes and it is impeccably maintained and beautiful.
The resort also has a spa and fitness facility but we didn’t partake this time. Plenty to do and plenty of activity in the area. Rt. 19 is the main artery and with four lanes in both directions it still gets crowded with the snail slow in the left lane drivers and Andretti-like lane changers – would not want to live there and have to do it daily.
If I ever return to Florida and the Tampa area I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Condos have two floors without elevators and face either the golf course or parking lot - request wh...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SalamanderHotelsPR, Manager at Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you for naming your review with a title that will catch people’s attention. In addition, thank you for being so detailed to give people a real understanding of things we have to offer at Innisbrook. We pride ourselves on having the best service professionals and are glad that we were able to help you with whatever you needed. We hope you are able to return to Florida in the near future and we look forward to you visiting us again soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I have never, ever, ever, been to a hotel with "harder water" than this one. You will need to bid adieu to at least one layer of epidermis to get the soap off, but the good news is you won't need to put conditioner in your hair.

Also in its retro-70s style (everything but the shag carpets), they still have fluorescent lighting in the bathroom, so the good news is that you can use the mirror you can see what you will look like in ten years.

Otherwise, I would call this hotel a great value at $179 for a two-room suite. Note that I did not say "great hotel," but rather a great value. While the staff is exceptional, most everything else is good but not memorable.

The one major complaint I had was that the A/C cycles off in the middle of the night, so I was quite warm the first night. I called engineering and they adjusted the A/C to be cooler and it was fine after that--but the trick is to do this as soon as you arrive. They can adjust it but only will if you ask.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SalamanderHotelsPR, Manager at Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
We thank you for taking the time to share with others about your recent visit with us. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service and are delighted you were able to experience that. We are also glad that we were able to adjust your thermostat to make it more comfortable for you. We look forward to welcoming you back to Innisbrook in the future.
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Address: 36750 US Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
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Location: United States > Florida > Palm Harbor
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Palm Harbor
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort 3.5*
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