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“Great Stay!” 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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  • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Having recently stayed at this hotel for 3 nights, I have to disagree with all the glowing reviews that others have submitted. The hotel is basic and in a very isolated area. There is absolutely nothing within walking distance. The rooms are large - somewhat dated, but that's not of great importance to my family. Although the room looked clean enough, the beds were uncomfortable to lie in as we all experienced extreme itchiness and felt as though we were being bitten during the course of the night. We are also allocated a room with some sort of generator or air conditioning unit outside our window which was very audible at all times. The in-room heating/cooling unit was faulty. When turning on the heating the smoke detector went off and a horrible burning smell was emitted.On a positive note there is a small outdoor pool an indoor jacuzzi and a fitness room, and the buffet breakfast provided is perfectly adequate. The hotel also provides a shuttle service to and from Busch Gardens, however it is important to note that this is limited. The latest pick up from Busch Gardens leaves before the show and fireworks display at the end of the day, so those wishing to stay at the park to enjoy these will need to pay for a taxi back to the hotel. Average at best.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 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, August 1, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. All comments and feedback are welcome, as they help us to improve and maintain our facility. We are sorry your stay was not what you had expected. Unfortunately it is difficult to accommodate all guest sleep preferences; however we do use sealy posturepedic mattresses. In regards to the smoke detector going off, we are not sure exactly what happened as we get immediate notification if a detector sounds and this was not the case. Although we do not have a restaurant on-site there is a restaurant across the street and there is a Chili’s less than a mile away. On a positive note, we are glad you enjoyed the breakfast and the 24 hour jacuzzi and fitness center. Again, thank you for staying with us and we hope you will give our property another opportunity.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Hotel was in a great location and close to Busch Gardens. Hotel ran a courtesy bus every day to Busch Gardens until 9pm. Bedrooms were spotless and very spacious. Hotel included a spa and gym for use free of charge to hotel guests. Staff were very obliging and helpful. There was plenty of choice for the complimentary breakfast including cereal, waffles, toast, eggs, burgers, yogurts, fresh fruit, pastries etc. Room had safe, microwave and fridge in them and tea/coffee making facilities. The reception staff very knowledgeable of activities available locally and advised of places to shop. Would definitely stay in this hotel again.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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tampa094, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. It was wonderful to read all your great comments. As you mentioned we are located only a few minutes away from Busch Gardens and USF. We do offer the free shuttle to and from these locations. Among our amenities, we do have a breakfast buffet including a wide variety of hot and cold items. We try to accommodate all palettes as best as possible. We are so glad to have met your expectations. Again, thank you for choosing Wingate by Wyndham and we hope to see you in the near future.
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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
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
#18 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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Wingate By Wyndham Tampa Usf / Busch Gardens Hotel Tampa
Wyndham Tampa
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