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“So far very happy” 5 of 5 stars
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Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3751 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612   |  
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“So far very happy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011 via mobile

We are in day 2 of a 4 day stay. We came to Tampa to see family that is in the hospital and found this hotel on the hospitals web page. When we tried to book the hotel was out of the hospitals rate but they were willing to discount the normal rate. I checked trip advisor for reviews and was happy and booked.

When we arived the staff was very friendly. Room was nice and clean. There was a problem with the TV. 1 call and within minutes someone was there to fix it. It could not be fixed they moved us to a new room within 30 minutes.

Pool and hot tub nice a quiet. Issue with hornets and bee's near the pool. I advised the staff and they seemed concerned and would attempt to get it resolved. We will soon see.

Breakfast was really nice.

Like I said so far so good... we will se at checkout

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tampa094, Guest Relations Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, May 10, 2011
We at the Wingate By Wyndham hope that the rest of your stay was as good as the start. Our staff strive to make each guest feel as if they are part of the Wingate family, and we are glad they were able to address the television issue to your satisfaction. Like any home, things may not always work properly and can be out of our control, but we strive to do everything possible to be sure the guest gets ultimate satisfaction and has a stellar stay at our property. We appreciate when guests come to us with any issues, as it gives us a chance to resolve quickly and efficiently and helps us continue to improve our service as we strive to be number one in Tampa.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

We ended our three week tour of Florida with two nights here to enable us to see Busch Gardens with our teenage son and fly out from Tampa Airport later. We mentioned we had stayed two years previously and the manager thanked us for our loyalty and upgraded us to a room with two King beds, which was very kind. The room was lovely and spacious, bathroom luxurious and air-con nice and cold (although a little noisy). All rooms have their own digital-safe too. The breakfasts were the best we had compared to four similar price-range hotels we had stayed in earlier during our trip - the fresh fruit and waffles especially. The pool was a good temperature and often quiet. There is a large Jacuzzi just indoors which, in truth, was a tad murky. The big bonus is its closeness to Busch Gardens AND the free hotel shuttle, which saves both parking fees and time. The driver (sorry I've forgotten his name) is a really friendly and helpful chap) and looked after us. We also found it close to a large number of good restaurants, of which we favoured the Outback Steakhouse a couple of times. We will definately return here again.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tampa094, Guest Relations Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, May 2, 2011
We at the Wingate By Wyndham appreciate your taking time out of your busy day to post your comments about our hotel and service on Trip Advisor website. We appreciate that you liked out two King bedroom-we are one of the only hotels in Tampa offering two King beds in a room. We also are glad you took advantage of the free shuttle service which is extensive in that it goes anywhere within a three-mile radius of the hotel -and there are many things right in the area to see while you relax and not worry about parking or Tampa traffic. The jacuzzi is open twenty-four hours and gets quite a lot of use during our busy season; we will be sure our staff stays on it when we are filled up to be sure it is always pristine. We certainly would love to have our visitors from "across the pond" come see us again, and look forward to extending you and your family more of the Wingate's southern hospitality.
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Merrick, New York
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2011

I stayed at this hotel based on its location and previous reviews. I was not disappointed with my stay. I was down from NY for 4 nights to see the Yankees at spring training and to go to Busch Gardens. It was not a far drive to the baseball field (less than 20 min). Busch gardens could not have been closer, one mile away. The hotel was clean and the staff was nice and helpful. The breakfast was just ok but being a good cook I am picky. The free parking and free wifi were a great value. Overall the hotel was fairly new and kept nicely. I would recommend staying there and would consider staying there again

  • Stayed March 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tampa094, Guest Relations Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, May 10, 2011
We appreciate your review of our hotel and are glad your stay went well. Our location is close to many of Tampa's hot spots, as you noted, being less than a mile from Busch Gardens and Adventure Island and only a short trip away from the Raymond James Stadium, Downtown Tampa, George M Steinbrenner field, and over thirty area restaurants in our shuttle's three mile radius travel range. Having a good cook think our 40-item hot buffet breakfast is okay sounds good to us! We would love to have you stay with us again and hope you will consider us a "home-away-from-home" whenever you come to Tampa.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

All good reviews are true
We stayed just for one night, but will remember this hotel and will definitely come back if ever in that area.
Hotel:
Very nice hotel.
Easy to find. Very close to the Busch Gardens.
Hotel shuttle is available to get there.
Many parking spaces and it is free.
Helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable staff
Room:
It is everything what you expect from a standard hotel room and many more.
Really clean. Enough towels, cups and etc. Many easy accessible electric outlets for all gadgets that need to be recharged. Eco friendly. Free Wi-Fi.
Breakfast.
Free breakfast, with many types of classic breakfast food.
Staff replenishes items very fast.
Thank you

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miramar, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

Just visited with my husband and three children, I am 7 months pregnant also. Our room was fine...nothing special, when we arrived there were no pillows or blankets for the pull out sofa and when we called the front desk they told us we had to go downstairs to get them ourselves. We were exploring the hotel and looking at the hot tub, and when we came out of the hot tub, I slipped on some water outside the door to the Jacuzzi room. So my husband went and told the front desk (General Manager) that his pregnant wife slipped on water that was outside the Jacuzzi room door, The clerk replied with she shouldn't be in there because she is pregnant,(when is it against policy for a pregnant woman to walk into a room to look at something...I was not in the hot tub) the clerk did not ask if I was ok, or anything just simply told us it was our own fault for going in there in the first place. We were very dissapointed in this lack of care and understanding, I was not hurt but could have been due the puddle of water that was outside the door, near the hallway. Will not stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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tampa094, Guest Relations Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, March 30, 2011
We sincerly apologize that your experience was anything less than satisfying. Our goal is to not only meet the needs of each and every guest we serve, but to exceed your expectations to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. As you can see by our past and present commentary, this is not the norm for our hotel. Be assured that your comments and issues will be addressed and rectified. Also, please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us. Feedback such as yours assists us in improving our service and property on a daily basis, and in educating the staff about the importance of excellent customer service with every guest on any occasion at any time.
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2011

Smashing hotel, cannot recommend too highly. Staff are charming and helpful. Room was spotless and airy with all amenities (including tv games controller, microwave, free wifi). There was a very comfortable bed and good hot shower. Excellent free breakfast including waffles. Free parking. Shuttle for local amenities. Cannot recommend too highly - near MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) and Busch Gardens. Only possible drawback is it is on north side of the city so a 20 minute drive from the airport. But in every other way this is how all hotels should be.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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tampa094, Guest Relations Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, March 30, 2011
The Wingate By Wyndham at Tampa/USF are glad to see your stay with us was a positive experience and we appreciate your taking time out to post your comments on Trip Advisor. We take pride in our 40-item hot buffett breakfast selection and the many other complimentary amenities we offer, but our number one amenity is our customer service, and we will continue to strive for that 'home-away-from-home" environment for all of our guests.
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Goodman, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011

In a nutshell, our four nights spent at the Wingate Tampa near Busch Gardens was simply wonderful. The staff is helpful, responsive, and courteous. The property was immaculate. While I was here as a group leader of 15 high school seniors, the value and the qualitity of the hotel ensures that I will be back with my own family. The breakfast buffet alone makes this hotel stand out far above similiar properties.

  • Stayed March 2011, 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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tampa094, Guest Relations Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, March 27, 2011
We at the Wingate would like you to know it was a pleasure having you and your group stay with us while you spent some time enjoying Busch Gardens and other Tampa attractions. We would certainly welcome both your family and your school back anytime you'd like!
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Address: 3751 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#14 Family Hotel in Tampa
#19 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF 2.5*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wingate by Wyndham Tampa is located directly across the street from University of South Florida and less than a mile away from Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. The USF Sun Dome, MOSI Imax/Museum, VA, Shriner's and Moffitt are all within .75 miles. Within 2 miles are shopping, golf, and 40-plus restaurants and the property is only 7.5 miles from downtown Tampa, 11 miles from Ybor City and Channelside entertainment district, 17 miles to airport, and 45 minutes from Clearwater Beach and Ellenton Prime Outlets. Awarded Customer Service honors by Wyndham Worldwide, and Green Lodging Certification by the State of Florida DEP, the Wingate by Wyndham Tampa strives for the highest standards for their leisure and corporate travelers alike. Property Highlights Include- Local Shuttle Service (with our most popular destinations free to our guests)within a three mile radius, complimentary 40-item Hot breakfast, free Hi-Speed wired and wireless internet throughout, complimentary business center, fitness room, and indoor whirlpool open 24 ours, and an outdoor pool open until 10pm. New Lounge, built in July 2009, serves wine and beer on tap nightly. Meeting room facilities on property. Room Highlights - All 86 guestrooms at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa offer complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, micro fridge units, pillow-top mattresses, one cordless and one 2-Line phone, complimentary weekday newspaper, cable television with HBO, pay-per-view Movies and Nintendo, iron and ironing board, hair dryers, and 17" in-room safes. The January, 2009 property renovation included all new guestroom furniture, 32 inch Flat-Panel Televisions, new microwave/refrigerator units, all new fixtures and granite countertops in guestroom bathrooms, Sealy Posturepedic pillow top mattresses, new bedding and 250-thread-count cotton sheets. ... more   less 
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