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“Great Experience Week of Jan 19 -25th 2013” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sailport Waterfront Suites

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Sailport Waterfront Suites
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   2506 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607   |  
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Dallas, Texas, United States
1 review
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“Great Experience Week of Jan 19 -25th 2013”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I was in Tampa for a convention downtown. I don't like being stuck in the expensive convention center hotels and prefer to be on the water. Sailport has a great view, pool, nice little beach, and very comfortable condo rooms. I rented a 1 bedroom with kitchen - the sunsets were spectacular. I highly recommend this property and would even consider buying a unit here. Ray Spears, ex Steeler has a nice BBQ smoker running around 5:00 pm and he and his mom serve up the best ribs and chicken by the pool in the whole state of Florida. The hotel staff was very attentive. Room service is spread out over a few days time - if you need fresh towels every day go get them yourself but there are a lot of snowbirds living there who own their units and that also makes it delightful. Overall made my very stressful convention special. It's only a 12 minute drive to downtown and 5 minutes to the airport - perfect location! I'll be back!

Room Tip: All the rooms I saw had an ocean view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Small one bedroom suite with kitchen amenities. Clean. Love that it's right on the bay. They have a little beach area with lounge chairs. I would recommend this place but it's probably crowded during the summer.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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General M, General Manager at Sailport Waterfront Suites, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
We truly appreciate your business and your comments regarding your stay. As you know Sailport Waterfont Suites provides the absolute best views of Tampa Bay as well as stunning sunsets every day. Where as we are a vey busy hotel during the summer our well trained full time security company as well as our policies and procedure put in place, it allows our guests to enjoy a relaxing stay here at Sailport. You will always find the lowest rates at Sailport.com so when re-booking please go to Sailport.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This hotel exceeded my expectations due to their customer service. They had my business packages delivered and waiting in my room (without request), assisted in jumping my rental car battery (and wouldn't accept a tip for it), and the overall front desk staff was refreshing! The hotel sits in a beautiful location close to some good restaurants and even offers free shuttle service. The outdoor areas surrounding the hotel are great to get outside and enjoy the weather too. I will definitely return and would recommend to anyone.

Room Tip: Hotel is currently under renovation, so request a room bayside in the newer (main) section.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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General M, General Manager at Sailport Waterfront Suites, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank you for your comments on our staff / customer service. We are constasntly working on the training of staff and the importance of excellent customer service. Our staff is always empowered to go the extra mile to help our guests. We look forward to your next stay at Sailport and remember Sailport.com is where you will always find the best rates.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

What a wonderful place to stay. We had a 2 bedroom suite with a full kitchen. Great property, great location, great room, great view. We would highly recommend this hotel. Went to Tampa on business but if I ever went back for personal, we would stay here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

We loved it at sailport. The staff are friendly and very helpful, the apartments are big with a full kitchen, clean and come with a great view.

Plenty of parking, great value and lots to do onsite.

There is a big laundry room also. The pool is heated which is great for swimming at night.

I would highly recommend anyone visiting Tampa to stay here.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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General M, General Manager at Sailport Waterfront Suites, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
I am so glad to read how you enjoyed our stay here at Sailport. We strive to always be the best we can be. I am glad you pointed out our large laundry facility with many machines for your convienence. Our pool is not only heated in the winter time but it is also cooled in the summer time for your comfort. Tampa Bay's best views are a given here at Sailport and again thank you for pointing out the other excellent ammenities. Please remember you will always find the best rates at Sailport.com. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you
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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We have visited Tampa, FL for the last 4 years and stayed at this hotel each time. We spent two weeks each trip and brought kids/nieces and nephews each time. This is absolutely the best hotel that you are going to get for as little as you have to pay each night-period.
Pros-
-full kitchen with utensils, appliances, dishwasher etc. -you can cook, BBQ, etc which is great for families, saving money and extended stays.
-quiet-we always stay on an upper floor and have never had a problem with noise, and we sleep well
-balcony-I love to wake up and drink my coffee, overlooking the bay.
-pool-somewhat small but so what, plenty of chairs for sun, naps and relaxing.
-seperate bedroom-parents get a room with a large closet, kids get the pull out
-the housekeeping staff is very pleasant, and will provide you extras of anything.
-desk staff always helpful
-plenty of parking
-located in the middle of everything and easy to access nearby beaches, cute little neighboring cities, 20 min from Busch Gardens, 1 1/2hours from Disney.
-Like having your own apartment when you are on vacation

Cons
-elevator is slow
-not many carts for carrying groceries/bags up
-no ocean access from property (nearby beach) but the pool is fine
-not the newest interiors (I guess some are renovated and some are not)-late 80s decor-but they are clean (I'm not interested in staying inside on my vacation anyway-I leave to go explore)
-one issue with a bed not being firm enough and the hotel staff can't move mattresses/furniture from another room
-maid service only required every 2-3 days because this is an extended stay type hotel
-sometimes poor cell phone service
-they charge for a crib for my baby-which I feel is ridiculous so I bought a pack and play for $25 for the stay.

It is absolutely perfect for the rate you pay per night, which makes it great for family trips, and extended stays.
If you want luxury-go pay more at the nearby big chain hotels half a mile away-simple.
I highly recommend it and hope you enjoy your vacation as much as we do. It certainly is our highlight in vacationing!!

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor, farther from the pool for quiet nights. I enjoy the rooms on the fourth flo...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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General M, General Manager at Sailport Waterfront Suites, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank you for your comments regarding your most recent stay at Sailport Waterfront Suites. I am glad to hear your family was able to enjoy all that we have to offer. It is our goal to exceed every guests expectation and to constantly improve in every area possible. Every unit is scheduled for a complete renovation and as of Today January 29th 2013 we have about 100 rooms completely renovated with all new furniture and we are on target for a December 2013 completion. We are also scheduled for elevator upgrades but being only a 4 story building the speed of the elevators will only increase minimally. We take all our customer feedback very serious and we will be adressing your concerns and making changes as needed. Thank you for your support and most importantly thank you for your business. Sailport.com is where you will always find the lowest rates and as a repeat customer make sure you use promotional code REPEAT. This can only be used at Sailport.com
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Sailport condos are located on Tampa Bay. Close to Tampa International. Free shuttle from the airport. Free or inexpensive shuttle to area dining, shopping malls,etc. Condos have a great view of sunsets on Tampa Bay. Rocky beach, but nice area for relaxing in the sun and sand. Heated swimming pool. The condos are pretty basic, but clean and comfortable. I think the daily rates are a good bargain for what you are getting. Our single bedroom condo was about $100 per night over the New Year holidays. I have stayed here for three years and plan on coming back again next year. I love the place.

Room Tip: All rooms have a view of the bay, but condos at the end of the buildings closest to the bay have the...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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General M, General Manager at Sailport Waterfront Suites, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank you for your comments regarding your most recent stay. I am glad to read we excedded your expectations and look forward to your return visit. Always remember you will always find the lowest rates at Sailport.com and as a repeat guest you can use promotional code REPEAT when booking online and receive an additional 5% off

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Address: 2506 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Tampa
#20 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#37 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sailport Waterfront Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 194
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on beautiful Rocky Point Island, overlooking the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay, Sailport Waterfront Suites is ideally situated within minutes of Tampa International Airport, with easy access to downtown Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Our location is convenient to all area attractions and points of interest, including Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Tampa's bayfront beach, the Port of Tampa, Olde Hyde Park Village and Historic Ybor City. The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tropicana Field, St. Pete. Times Forum (home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Stanley Cup Champions!) and Raymond James Stadium (home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, World Champions!) are all nearby. Corporate, Military and Government guests will find themselves with an easy commute to the Westshore Business District, Tampa Convention Center, MacDill Air Force Base, CAE and Laser Spine Institute (LSI). At Sailport, our island atmosphere is suitable for business travel as well as family getaways. Corporate visitors enjoy the perfect Meeting Retreat, Corporate Housing or Extended Stay venue. For family getaways, we offer spacious One-Bedroom Family Suites or Two-Bedroom/Two Bath Suites. Attraction packages are available for Busch Gardens, SeaWorld and more! All suites feature full kitchens, private balconies with water views along with free high speed wireless internet access. Enjoy waterfront relaxation in the heart of Tampa Bay and Rocky Point Island. Guests love our breezy ambiance and the spectacular gulf coast sunsets. ... more   less 
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