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.
- 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