We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. Excellent location to Bush Gardens which was our main reason in visiting Tampa, before heading up to Disney World. It was clean and quite, as our room faced the parking lot on the back of the hotel. Check in and out was very easy. We asked and immediatley received a crib for our two year old. Breakfast worked well as it was good to have lots of selection. Waffles to toast to yogurt to cereal. Coming from Canada the coffee could have been stronger, but it worked. My kids ate, which is sometimes hard when on a trip.
We did use the hot tub, but not the pool as it was quite cool when we came. Great customer service from the front desk staff to the cleaning staff. I don't know why, but when we left housekeeping tips each day the cleaning ladies almost cried, as they do not receive many. Damn our room was detailed every night when we returned from Bush Gardens. Nice!
The cost was wonderful at only $97.00 per night but we did prebooked months ahead of our arrival. On the Friday night I noticed the manager trying a new beer for his managers reception and without me asking he just gave me a bottle to try, on the house! Just great service.
As for the Bananas? My 5 year old NEEDS her banana fix before going to bed. Each night I asked and the front desk staff member would get one from the closed off breakfast area. Again nice.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Wingate By Wyndham Tampa Usf / Busch Gardens Hotel Tampa
- Wyndham Tampa
- Wingate Tampa
- Tampa Wyndham