We stayed at Sailport from April 4-6 2012 and had a nice stay. This review is probably going to sound somewhat conflicting, but these are our opinions.
The view is fantastic, although we did get a lot of wind coming in off the bay that we could have done without! Especially since it was cloudy, and drizzly anyway, which made it feel cooler.
As far as the rooms go, they're nice and clean, and adequate. The kitchen was lacking a few incidentals, like paper towels, dish cloths, and an updated coffee maker to name a few.
This isn't really a complaint though, because we did have a pleasant stay, it's just that in other condo hotels we've stayed at, in the same price range, we did get those things. Personally I'm not a big fan of the ceramic tile on the floors either. It just makes the whole suite seem so cold and uninviting.
The bathroom is extremely small, and almost impossible for two people to share, if you're getting dressed to go out. The bedroom is also a little small, although it does serve it's purpose quite well. For example, there is a chest of drawers in the master, but it's in the closet, because the room isn't big enough for it to fit in. There is only one night table too, which is a tad bit inconvenient. There is a window in the Master, but it looks out into the hallway, and not outside, so you have to keep the drapes closed all the time, making it very dark.
Our room was fairly close to the pool area, which was extremely noisy in the evenings.
Even though this review does have more negatives than positives please know they are only small issues, and not anything that would stop us from going back. It was very clean, and had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. It just isn't as nice as some of the others we've stayed in for the same money.
- 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