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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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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Ruskin
Englewood, Florida
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“Loved this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2006

My husband and I stayed here one night on our way to Tampa. Although the construction was a bit disconcerting, once we found our bayfront room, we were very happy. The room was large with really beautiful decor. We had a view of the harbor from our room. We especially enjoyed the restaurant on-site and the Tiki Bar. The food was excellent and the presentation was quite amazing. We highly recommend enjoying a meal at the Sunset Grill here. All in all, a very enjoyable experience.

  • Liked — decor and comfortable bed
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2006

First you have to come through a lot of construction of condos to get to the resort. No big deal. It gets better.

The most obvious thing I noticed about this location is how quiet it is. Even with a few kids around, somehow the design of the interior halls and rooms dull the noise very well. On Sunday you can hear a pin drop.

Most reviews I read said there was no internet, so I left my laptop at home only to find out as I was checking out that they had recently installed high speed access. So bring your laptop.

As for the rooms and the rest of the resort, the rooms are comfortable, but nothing along the lines of super luxurious. There are no movies available on the TV, which was a drag. The best thing about my room was the view of the harbor. The boats and the seagulls were so relaxing. Try to get on the harbor side because it's shady most of the time and you can sit out on the balcony and veg out. And get on the second floor to avoid the parking lot.

The restaurant has great food, but after a few days you'll be looking for more variety. Good luck, because there is a lack of variety of cultured restaurants within reasonable driving distance. There is the usual Denny's and other chains in Sun City, but they are dirty and crowded with elderly folks and it's hard to get a seat especially at breakfast. I recommend Sonny's Barbecue, if you like meat and potatoes. Otherwise it's back to the resort restaurant!

One drawback is the security. My card key stopped working every day after 5PM. Each time I went to the front desk to get a new one they did not ask for my name or ID. They just gladly handed me not one, but three room keys for the room I requested. I could have gotten into any room I wanted. Not good and I let them know this on the way out, in a nice way.

There are lots of things for you to do like jet skis and boat charters and a 1/2 mile sandy beach. There is also a little playground. Live music on the weekend at nightis very entertaining. Mostly retired couples so your not going to get hit on that much if your a lady.

Overall, the place is cute and generally clean and well kept, but it's not a 5 star resort by any means. It's just a small quiet little fun place with a small pool, beach and nice view.

I would definitely go again just for the rest and relaxation I got. My sleep means a lot to me and there is nothing I hate more than a bunch of drunks coming in the early morning hours raising Kane in the hall and the adjacent rooms. There is NONE of that here.

Oh, be ready for a $5 charge per day for the paper and other amenities. Just pay it and move on. It's worth it to pay a little more here in my opinion.

I Give it 3 stars for quality of room and facilities.

5 stars for quietness and general comfort.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2006

Everyone was so nice. Resort had a lot to offer, 2 pools, jacuzzi, tennis courts, shuffleboard, horseshoes, beach volleyball, fitness room etc.
The Tiki Bar is great, be sure to try the Key Lime Pie Martinis. Tiki also has
live music and dancing. Room was quiet. Security is really good around
the resort, we saw patrols alot since new multimillion dollar complex is going up.
We'll defnitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2006

This is not the hotel they advertise on their web site. When we arrived it was a maze to get through the construction of the new condos that are being built to make Little Harbor the place they are advertising. The beach is small, pools small, rooms fair. Thankfully for us it was just a place to sleep at night as we planned several other activities and were gone from mid morning through evening. Unless you want to just sit at the pool or beach there is not much to do there. As far as restaurants, we opted not to eat onsite due to a very limited menu and ended up driving to Tampa for dinner our first night there.

Think twice before you stay here.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2006

My husband and I just returned from a great weekend at The Inn at Little Harbor. We are both 30, and do not have kids. We fell in love with this hotel. We were looking for a place where we could bring our boat, and also had a few amenities. This place exceeded our expectations.

Activities: Good selection. Tennis courts are great. We played a few times, and the front desk will loan you a racket if you need one. You can also rent jet skis, kyaks, and hobie cats. There is also a shuffle board court, which was actually fun. Basketball and beach volleyball are here too.

Beach: This is a nice stretch of beach facing calm bay water. The sand is very soft and the water is quite shallow for a ways out, good for kids. A few umbrellas with lounge chairs are available too.

Pools/Jacuzzi: Two pools, one heated, one not. The jacuzzi was nice, good size. The heated pool was right near our room, very private, and hardly anyone ever there. It was great at night when it was cool out.

Room: Nicely redecorated with asian/contemporary style. Small, but nice. We had the standard room with a good sized balcony with a view of the marina and our boat. We liked being able to sit on the balcony and have a view of the mangroves and the water.

Food: We had the sea food buffet for dinner. Pretty good. Great desserts with chocolate fondue. Breakfast buffet was pretty good too. You can also order from a regular menu in 2-3 different restaurants.

Bar: We loved the tiki bar right on the water. Great drinks and great view!

All of the staff here were very nice and accomodating. We were pleasantly surprised!!

Only small downfall was some construction going on at the hotel and around with the new condos being built. There was absolutely NO noise from this, not even any construction workers, just some undone work that looked very close to being finished (mostly at the main entrance of hotel).

This is a very unique property with GREAT RATES! Even in season.

Not too busy here, it was a nice mix of families and adults. There was a live band at night and the bar areas got a little hoppin, for a little while.

Good place to come and relax. I think it deserves a three star rating, not two and a half.

Go and have fun. We can't wait to go back!!!!

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Resort & Club at Little Harbor

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 #2 of 5 hotels in Ruskin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Resort & Club at Little Harbor 3.5*
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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The Resort & Club At Little Harbor Hotel Ruskin
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