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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The staff is very friendly and helpful. The room is spacious, clean and had everything we needed. The hotel is located right across the street from South Florida University and the Moffitt Cancer Center. I would stay here again if I am in the area.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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, February 25, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about your stay. We are happy to see you found our location convenient and accessible. It is so wonderful to read comments that you found the room spacious and clean. Lastly, thank you for choosing Wingate by Wyndham and we hope to see you again soon.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed while visiting Busch Gardens. Our stay was wonderful. We had two double king beds rooms, and our rooms were clean everytime we came in. The staff was wonderful. We asked them if they could checkout how long. an attraction was opened down the road, and they did call. We were also locked out of our room and our room keys wouldn't work, but the front desk guy was able to help get inside our rooms. Oops! I forgot to mention the beds. The beds were very comfortable, and the sheets were clean. Breakfast was also great, well stocked and yummy. I love the location. Right next to USF, close to Busch Gardens and tons of restaurants. If I had a negative, which it's very hard to find one, it would probably be the pool, and that is probably what kept me from giving this place a 5. The pool was chilly, a course it's February, and I can understand why it was cold. They wouldn't let you go back in the way you came which was crazy. I didn't have a room key, so I had to around the hotel to the entrance. Overall our stay was great, and I would highly recommend this hotel for USF, Busch Gardens and many other things.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 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, February 25, 2013
It was so wonderful to read your comments. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us about your stay. We greatly appreciate all your candid comments and are so glad you found your room spacious, comfortable, and clean. It is a pleasure to see that you found our staff efficient and friendly. We are glad you enjoyed the complimentary breakfast and found our hotel conveniently located to USF and Busch Gardens. We are sorry the pool entry way was a little of an inconvenience. For safety reasons we do require a key for re-entry as well as limiting re-entry to one door. There are two exists to the pool but only one re-entry in order to keep the lobby dry and avoid people from slipping on the wet floor. Again, thank you for choosing Wingate by Wyndham and we hope to see you again soon.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The hotel was very convenient to Busch Gardens so was perfect after a long day on our feet. We were a little disappointed about the size of the room as we were expecting a little bigger. Overall it was very pleasant and we enjoyed the breakfast very much. There were 4 of us in the room so I was looking more for like a suite which would have been a little more relaxing.
I did speak with the front desk but they informed me the suite only had one king bed. If your hotel had a suite with more room we may stay again. Thank you for asking for our feedback .

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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tampa094, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience and were happy with our proximity to Busch Gardens. We are sorry you felt the room size did not accommodate your family very well. Next time, if you give us another chance we can maybe interest you in our adjoing rooms we don't have to many but they can be booked in advance. Again thank you for choosing Wingate by Wyndham and we hope you will give us another chance.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

What a nice place to stay... We were greated by a warm front desk welcome. The hotel was clean and so was our room. No surprise odors in the hallways or elevators. Very nice breakfast provided and shuttle service to Bush Gardens. I highly recommend this hotel. A+

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 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, February 6, 2013
Thank you so much for taking your time to share your thoughts with us. We greatly enjoyed reading all your candid comments. We are glad you were happy with the cleanliness of the facility and your room. The complimentary breakfast is just a way of making sure our guests start their day off right. We are glad you found the complimentary shuttle to Busch Gardens convenient. Again, thank you for choosing Wingate by Wyndham and we hope to see you on your next trip to Tampa.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I stayed in this hotel during a visit to University of South Florida.
The big advantage was that it is near the university.
The overall experience was average.
The rooms are middle in size, clean but with a displeasing smell.
The service was just basic.
The jacuzzi and the gym are really small and the breakfast was really poor.
But still for a university visit I tend to recommend it as staying in the hotel in not the ultimate purpose.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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tampa094, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your stay with us. We take each guest experience as a learning experience and a chance to grow. We are sorry you felt the breakfast was poor. We try to accommodate all different preferences by offering a 45 item hot and cold breakfast including eggs, sausage waffles, multi-grain toast and fresh fruit. We are also sorry you felt the jacuzzi and fitness facility were small. Although your stay was not everything you expected we hope you will give us another chance.
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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
#13 Spa Hotel in Tampa
#13 Luxury 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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