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“Great hotel for the price! The view is exceptional and we saw dolphins from our balcony” 4 of 5 stars
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Sailport Waterfront Suites
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   2506 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607   |  
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Ranked #27 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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“Great hotel for the price! The view is exceptional and we saw dolphins from our balcony”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I stayed here with my wife and 2 kids for 4 days on a trip to Busch Gardens. I had never been to Tampa before so I wanted to stay someplace as close to the bay as possible. This hotel is steps from Tampa Bay. There are no beaches that you can enter right on the property but there's a small beach right down the street (wasn't very good though and watch the sharp rocks on the right side of the beach-there are signs but we all cut our feet). About 20 minutes down the Causeway is Clearwater.

The room was very clean. I could actually walk barefoot on the carpet without being grossed out. The suites were pretty large. We stayed in a family suite which has a room with a queen bed, 2 bunk beds sort of in a hallway area, a living room with a pull-out sleeper couch and a kitchen with full size appliances. You can't really fit more than one person at a time in the kitchen but it was clean and everything worked.

The bunk beds have a sign that says they're only rated for 40lb children or less and there are no guard rails. My kids are a little bigger than that so they slept on the pullout couch but they liked it.

Flat screen TV's in the living room and the bedroom.

It took us 25-30 minutes to get to Busch Gardens from here but the view of the bay was worth the extra drive.

I would definitely stay here again.

One bad thing though was if you use a debit card to hold your room but you want to pay with cash they charge the entire amount of the stay as a hold on your card. This won't get released for 5-7 business days. It caused us some extra hassle but we ended up just paying with that card and depositing the cash so it was not a big deal but it was an unexpected hassle and I heard at least one other guest having the same problem so I thought I'd mention it.

Room Tip: The way this hotel is laid out every room has a great view of the bay. Only one elevator that's...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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General M, General Manager at Sailport Waterfront Suites, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Thank you for your recent review regarding your stay at Sailport. I am glad your first trip to Tampa went well and your enjoyed all Sailport had to offer. Unfortunately the holding of funds on your debit card is not a policy of Sailport but a policy of your bank. W only secure payment for your stay but when you leave if paying cash we release the funds on our end it just takes the bank several business days to release it on their end. We look forward to your next trip to Tampa and stay at Sailport. Don't forget when making your next reservation that you will ALWAYS find the lowest rates at Sailport.com or calling the hotel directly.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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Winnsboro, Louisiana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The staff was friendly and courteous. My sister and I were here for surgery at LSI. Suites are clean and roomy. I recommend the Sailport to anyone wanting to stay in Tampa. We met Brittany, Anne Marie, Jerry, Micheal and Harry. They are great!!! Especially thanks to Micheal Gonzales, the shuttle driver for spoiling us. Look forward to coming back soon.

Brenda Cook and Kathy Price

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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General M, General Manager at Sailport Waterfront Suites, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Thank you very much for all the kind words regarding your most recent stay at Sailport Waterfront Suites. We pride ourselves on providing the best quality and service in the Tampa Bay area. You excellent review was shared with the entire team and we look forward to your visit back to Tampa. Remember you will ALWAYS find the lowest rates available at SAILPORT.COM.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We have been coming to Sailport for many years. We find it to be clean and relaxing. Each time we are pleasantly surprised to see the continuous improvements to the resort . Greg (the general mgr) is doing a remarkable job with this place. Of course Jerry is one great guy at the front desk. We met Brittney for the first time. What a sweetheart, so friendly and courteous, as we find with all the staff. Our suggestion , make your own reservation by calling or using the internet. You will get better rates than the travel CO has to offer with no hidden fees. Ask for Dave or Nick they work for the resort and know the property and your needs. It is a great place to relax. We go for days and never leave the property. Bobbi from SC

  • Stayed May 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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General M, General Manager at Sailport Waterfront Suites, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Thank you for your continued support of Sailport Waterfront Suites. I am so glad you are recognizing the continuous efforts to be the best we can be. We have so many more upgrades and renovations on the way. We look forward to your next stay with us and as you already know, you will always find the lowest rates at SAILPORT.COM. Thank you for your business.
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The staff was friendly and courteous, the rooms are very clean and inviting.. As well as the view from the patio was spectacular! I highly recommended this hotel to my friends and family, and I will be staying here again very soon..

Sincerely,
Sharon coviello

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I had another great stay and visit to Tampa due in large part to the Sailport Suites. Room was clean as usual and the view was everything I wanted! Can't beat the room for the price and location. Free internet! I would recommend this hotel to anyone who travels to Tampa!! Can't wait until the next visit to Tampa/ Clearwater.

Room Tip: Ask for a waterview, its worth the upgrade if their is an additional charge!!!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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General M, General Manager at Sailport Waterfront Suites, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you for your most recent feedback regarding your return trip to Sailport Waterfront Suites. I am glad to see you had another excellent stay and that you were able to enjoy all the amenities we have to offer. Always remember you will always get the lowest rates at Sailport.com.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

• Sailport Waterfront Suites is terrific! Our condo was very clean, updated/renovated, well stocked and a perfect size for the two of us. We are 30 year "vacation veterans" of this area and were pleasantly surprised by this hidden gem. The most important "thing" to us while on vacation is the cleanliness of our accommodations...Sailport is VERY clean! The grounds are lovely, clean and well maintained. There is a huge, clean laundry room on site. The pool, deck area, beach and pier were very nice! You can't beat the location as it is so close to all area restaurants, beaches and attractions...if you choose to leave Sailport. The staff was wonderfully accommodating and kind. The absolute ONLY issue we had, that prevents me from giving it a 5 star rating, was the WI-FI connectivity...it's NOT good. If you need computer/internet access while at Sailport...you will be disappointed. Other than that, Sailport is tops and we will be back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, May 31, 2013
Thank you for your review regarding your last stay with us at Sailport. I am glad you got to experience all that Sailport and Tampa has to offer. We are currently in the process of completely re wiring and upgrading our wireless internet service so when you come back next time we will get our 5th star. Half of the building is already complete and we should be finished by end of June. We look forward to your next stay with us and remember you will always find the lowest rates at Sailport.com.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Overall this property is good for the price. I appreciate the kitchen (with dishwasher and radio!), and the balcony view. The location was good. I went for Memorial day getaway and traffic was a little heavy over to Clearwater. The staff was helpful and the property was clean. If you like a "firm" night sleep, you will get that! But I would reccomend this hotel to friends and probably will go back someday!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
#21 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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