Sailport is all about location. If internet connectivity and quiet aren't important to you, this is a good place to stay.
But if you'll need the internet, avoid Sailport. They use a flaky provider called Bluemont that frequently goes down. The front desk will give you a technical support number to call every time the service goes out, but Bluemont seldom answers. When they do answer, they complain about how Sailport needs a higher level of service, but is too cheap to buy it. This intermittent (and slow, even when working) internet service ruined my trip (I had to go to the lobby of the nearby Westin) to connect.
The rooms are also incredibly noisy. The bedrooms are right next to the halls, where people are constantly slamming the noisy doors, kids constantly use the hallways as a playground, and guests use the hallways as a party area.
Service is mediocre. I asked for a working office chair for the desk, and they said they'd bring one, but never did. The guy at the front desk told me he had been calling Bluemont "all night" about the internet being out. Then he called me later to tell me that he had just found their phone number and I should call it. When I asked how he had been calling them all night if he had only now found their phone number, he didn't have an answer.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sailport Waterfront Hotel Tampa
- Sailport Resort Tampa
- Sailport Hotel Tampa