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“Best Hotel to stay with Grandchildren for Busch Gardens getaway weekend” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF

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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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“Best Hotel to stay with Grandchildren for Busch Gardens getaway weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Location to Busch Gardens- Excellent
Complimentary Breakfast- Excellent
Cleanliness of Room and Grounds- Excellent
Friendliness of Staff- Excellent
Have stayed 2 years and will stay again next year! Will look no further!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so glad you were able to enjoy Busch Gardens. The complementary breakfast is just a perk to make guests feel at home. It is always a pleasure to see repeat guests. Thank you for choosing our hotel on multiple occasions. Again thank you and we look forward to seeing you again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Over the last three years the Wingate on Fowler Av in Tampa has been our home away from home. Always clean, room equipped for special needs, shuttle to hospitals and USF medical clinics, and of course pool, computer, meeting rooms for business, fitness center for those able to use it. Stunning tall tree at Christmas and always a really good breakfast !

  • Stayed September 2012, 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, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank you for your continued loyalty to our hotel. It was so nice to read your thoughts about our hotel. We understand and know how hard and stressful medical visits can be and if at all possible we like to make your stay a comfortable one. It is amazing to see the friendships that have sprung from visits like these. Again thank you for choosing our hotel.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

The staff helped me retrieve e-tickets from my iPhone when I discovered my copies were lost. I've stayed in nearby hotels when visiting Busch Gardens but Wyndham USF is the best for my money.

Clean, large rooms, very comfortable beds, flat screen TV, quiet a/c, ~1/2 mile Busch Gardens parking lot. What more can you ask. Ah yes, the shuttle is free.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tampa094, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for taking the time to share your thoughts. It is always a pleasure to see satisfied customers. It is our goal to make each and every guest feel welcome and comfortable. We are so glad you were able to take advantage of the complimentary shuttle to Busch Gardens. Again thank you and please stop by and visit us again.
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

we took a family trip to Tampa / Busch Gardens . we didnt have a hotel booked . we stopped in & they were so nice . gave us great deals on room and within minutes we had a room . wonderful . breakfast was great . even after check-out they shuttled us to and from Busch Gardens. Everyone there was so polite and friendly . my family and i will RETURN .

  • Stayed September 2012, 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, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
We always appreciate guest comments. Thank you for taking the time to express your feelings about our hotel. We are so happy you enjoyed the complimentary shuttle to Busch Gardens as well as the breakfast. Our goal is to make each and every guest feel welcome and comfortable. We thank you for choosing our hotel and we hope to see you again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This hotel is located very close to Bush Gardens and the private shuttle is just perfect! The rooms are really nice and the personnel is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast could use some variety and the pool some refurbishing.
Details maybe but nice to know: The airco was set by the cleaning staff at 60° F which is very very very cold if you enter and wanna have a quick shower... And the internet connection is for sure not very fast.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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tampa094, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
We greatly appreciate your time and your wonderful feedback about our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed the complimentary shuttle to Busch Gardens and other nearby restaurants and facilities. It is our goal to make each guest's experience a pleasant one. Thank you for your wonderful comments about our staff and rooms.
We have also read your comments for improvement on the pool area, we are currently undergoing some remodeling and refurbishing of the area. We have now updated our pool furniture and outdoor accommodations. Again thank you for staying at our hotel and we hope you will come back to visit.
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Crestview
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The staff at this hotel were very friendly. It is close to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. They have a free shuttle that was always on time. We enjoyed our stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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tampa094, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
It is always wonderful to read our guest's comments. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Our goal here is to create a pleasant experience for all our guests. We are glad you found our complimentary shuttle service helpful and that our staff was up to par. Again thank you for choosing our hotel and we hope to see you soon.
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LADY LAKE
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Second stay here in last two months while undergoing treatments at USF Moffitt. Very accommodating staff and great location to nearby medical and restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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tampa094, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
We understand how stressful and difficult medical visits can be and we thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts about our hotel. As you mentioned we are conveniently located across the street from Moffit as well as Shriners hospital. Next time checkout our complimentary shuttle to the hospitals to try to make your stay just a little more comfortable. Thank you for choosing our hotel.
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Additional Information about Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF

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:
#3 Green Hotel in Tampa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#8 Family Hotel in Tampa
#17 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF 2.5*
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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