We were traveling from Bradenton back to Mississippi and I saw the reviews as #1 here on tripadvisor. We ended up staying two nights instead of one! The hotel is very clean. It has an outdoor heated pool an indoor HUGE whirlpool a fitness center a business center and a large free breakfast buffett. The staff is extremely nice and helpful. The hotel is one of the cleanest I have ever stayed in. The beds rival the ones found in 5 star hotels. The location is just off of interstate 75 and is only a few miles from Busch Gardens. It is also close to gas stations, restaurants and shpopping. Yet it is tucked away in a very nice and safe offstreet. If you are looking for an affordable, safe, clean family hotel, then the Wingate is THE hidden gem of Tampa!