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The Resort & Club at Little Harbor
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   611 Destiny Drive, Ruskin, FL 33570   |  
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“everyone was very pleasant,and the place was great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Would love to go back, enjoyed our suite, the view, the restaurant . A great place for a couple or family. Loved watching the boats and the sunset. Cleaning staff were polite and asked if they could do anything for use.


  • Stayed December 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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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at The Resort & Club at Little Harbor, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Thank you so much for the great review. We are happy to hear that your stay was an enjoyable one. It's refreshing to hear that our Housekeeping staff was so polite and helpful! We look forward to having you with us again in the near future.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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VERNON
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Our one bedroom, one bath condo was located on the 2nd floor of the main building overlooking the pool and Tampa Bay. Although the rug was worn and needed replacement I did notice a dumpster in the parking lot full of old rugs so I believe they are keeping up with replacements. The kitchen was large with granite counter tops and all stanless steel appliances. Two flat screen tvs and a nice stereo. Bathroom was roomy with a large shower for two. The bath could of used hooks to hang your wet towels. We used the kitchen for our breakfasts and a couple of dinners. We used a beautiful built in gas grill at the pool area one evening. Every morning we would ride our bicycles around the area. One morning I brought my fishing pole that I had in my backpack and we rode the hard sand beach out to the kokomo where we fished. They also have a nice pier that goes way out for fishing. I could see the monsters swimming all under my feet but I could not catch them. A nice tiki bar and a resturant on the beach provided kareoke as well as a nice oldes one man band. We took a drive up to the power plant about 5 miles to the north to see the manatee viewing area. It's free and worth the trip. Big manatees everywhere as well as small shark looking fish that I think were spanish mackeral. We took a drive over theSkyway Bridge to Fort DeSoto park at the northern mouth of Tampa Bay. A beautiful beach as well as biking and fishing. This resort is a nice place to relaxe or to take a road trip to Anna Maria Island and the southern barrier islands down to Sarasota.

Room Tip: Bay view or Lagoon view.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at The Resort & Club at Little Harbor, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Thank you so much for such a stellar review of our resort and also providing great pictures. Like you said, we are not far from entertaining area attractions, and are happy to hear that you had fun on property as well. We have replaced the carpets in the hallways and are in the process of professionally cleaning the carpets in all rooms as well. I am glad that you were able to enjoy the manatee viewing area at the nearby power plant. We have recently seen quite a few manatees right on property in our marina! Come visit again soon and hopefully you'll be able to catch the big monster fish by the pier!
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Our large family stayed in the executive suite, and there was PLENTY of room. The kitchen had everything we needed and the grounds and setting were very nice and restful. We had a minor issue, but it was graciously and immediately resolved by the excellent customer service.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at The Resort & Club at Little Harbor, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Thank you very much for the great review. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time despite the minor issue. I am glad that our staff was able to resolve the issue and provide you with excellent customer service. We hope to welcome you once again soon!
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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We stayed in a harbor side suite in Aug. through Tan. I was leery after reading some of the reviews, however, pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed our stay. Yes, the rooms do need some work. Our carpet needed replaced but the view and amenities more than made up for it. The kitchen was well-equipped and we just loved having a washer and dryer in our room. We did some kayaking, enjoyed the pools, and found the staff very friendly. We drove to Clearwater often, which was quite a hike, but well worth the drive. We plan to revisit this resort in the future.

Room Tip: Having a view of the harbor was wonderful.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at The Resort & Club at Little Harbor, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. We are glad that you had a great time despite the shaky reviews you might have read. You will be happy to hear that we have replaced all of the hallway carpets and are currently in the process of having an outside vendor professionally clean the carpet & tile in all rooms as well. Like you said, there are plenty of fun activities for the family, and we are happy to hear that you took advantage of the many amenities we have to offer. We are eager to have you back so you can see our new carpets and the other continuous improvements that are being made to our resort.
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

My wife and I needed a place to stay near Sun City FL for one night. She found this "The Resort and Club at Little Harbor" not as close as we needed but slightly cheaper due to a promotion so we took the deal. Beware...... when we checked out they slapped on a "resort fee" that wiped out the so called "promotion" Not a bad place to stay not great

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at The Resort & Club at Little Harbor, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. I apologize that you were unaware of the resort fee we charge all of our guests. The $8/night fee is to help maintain the property, provide free local calls and WiFi, as well as maintain the pools, beach, and equipment for recreational activities. We do disclose the resort fee on all of our online promotions; however, we will be sure that it is more apparent on our next promotion so that you are not surprised. We hope that despite this small set back, you were able to enjoy our accommodations. We would love for you to visit us once more should you ever visit Sun City area again.
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miami
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

wouldn't stay there again, and wouldn't recommend. but it was ok.

we traveled around florida for the winter with a young family and this was a weird little place. disconnected from the rest of the places around, and a little dead.
the suit we stayed in was fine, not very big but was ok. we stayed in the harborside suites at little harbor with a view to the harbour. apparently the apartments on the other side of the street and building have no view of anything just the street or mangrove swamp.
also the other units at the other end of the complex were not as good.

the harbour side suits pool was heated and ok, although needed a proper clean. the other pools were closed for winter renovations.

sorry for writing in capitals

Room Tip: get a room with harbour side views looking west. otherwise you are looking at a street.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at The Resort & Club at Little Harbor, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. We appreciate the opportunity your comments provide us to improve our product and services. I apologize that the appearance of our Harborside Suites pool did not meet your standards during your stay. The pool is regularly cleaned and maintained daily to ensure that it is clean and inviting to our guests. The other two pools on our property are currently open and have not been closed for winter renovations. I hope you are able to stay with us again and enjoy all three pools on our property and all that our resort offers.
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Naples, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Enjoyed a weekend in a harbor suite. Unfortunately our suite did not look out at the harbor, so if planning a visit I would highly recommend a harbor view. Suites were new and comfortable and equipped with a microwave, coffee maker, refrig , dishes and utensils.. The bathroom was not located near the bedroom so if you need the facilities in the middle of the night you may wake up the person sleeping on the sofa bed. The food at the Sunset Grill was excellent and I would recommend the Sunday brunch.

Room Tip: Be sure to request a harbor view.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at The Resort & Club at Little Harbor, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Thank you choosing our resort and taking the time to write a review on your recent stay. I am glad to hear that you were able to enjoy your weekend stay, despite having a room that did not offer a marina view. For your future stays, you may guarantee a marina view room for a $25 nightly fee. We hope to see you again soon!
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Address: 611 Destiny Drive, Ruskin, FL 33570
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Location: United States > Florida > Ruskin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Ruskin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Resort & Club at Little Harbor 3.5*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to your Caribbean-style island resort on the South Shore of Tampa Bay - The Resort & Club at Little Harbor. This unique resort and residential village provides a harmonious blend of Anglo-Caribbean architecture, lush tropical landscaping, island style hospitality and the natural wonders of a waterfront resort.Conveniently secluded between Tampa and Sarasota, The Resort & Club at Little Harbor is a full-service, AAA Travel Guide, three-diamond, resort hotel and conference center situated on 124 acres, completely surrounded by the tranquil waters of our harbors, marinas and Tampa Bay. No matter how you choose to spend your time, we have an option for you at The Resort & Club at Little Harbor. Relax and enjoy our half mile stretch of secluded, white sandy beach. Take a dip in one of three heated pools and two Jacuzzi. Feeling competitive? Shoot hoops, play beach volleyball or play tennis on one of our five tennis courts. The entire family will enjoy themselves on our 250 foot fishing pier shuffleboard court horseshoe field or in our two fitness centers or enjoy our watersports including kayaks, jetskis, hydro bikes or paddleboards.Boaters arrive in paradise with deep-water access, 330 wet-slips, 220 high and dry slips, on-site fuel dock, bait and tackle store, fully stocked ship’s store, and boat trailer parking with near-by flats and deep sea fishing.Dine at one of two waterfront restaurants, The Sunset Grill or Sunset lounge and our beach-side Tiki Bar. Choose from a selection of steaks, sumptuous seafood, stacked sandwiches open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with live entertainment outside on Friday Through Sunday evenings.The Resort & Club at Little Harbor offers a vast array of guest room accommodations perfect for individuals, couples, families and groups desiring a resort destination. Guest accommodations include our standard, deluxe and Junior Suites along with our brand new studio, one, two and three bedroom suites and town homes, all offering breathtaking water views of Tampa Bay or our marinas, harbor and nature preserves.All guest rooms have been completely renovated to provide you with the necessary conveniences to ensure your comfort. An iron and ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker, microwave and mini refrigerator are standard items in every room. A spacious work desk area with ample lighting, direct dial telephones, free high-speed internet access, 32" flat screen color cable television with free premium channels. Individual climate control air conditioning and heating, private bathrooms with granite counter tops and private balconies or patios. ... more   less 
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