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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Clean, friendly staff, great location in close proximity to several area attractions. Shuttle service too and from Busch Gardens was a nice surprise. Staff helped us acquire discounted tickets and personally escorted us thru the gates of the park.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

It was our first time to visit Tampa, FL. We didn't know what to expect of Wingate because it was our first time too to stay in this hotel. Well, it didn't disappoint. The Hotel was clean, and the staff was very friendly. We got a double queen beds on the top floor. The room was huge. We have a small fridge and a microwave. We have a nice view of the pool, and overlooking the Bush Garden rides. The Wingate also provide a free breakfast. Not just a bagel or donuts, they offer hot breakfast too like.. eggs, sausage, and waffles. The Hotel is very conveniently located near Bush Gardens. It's only a block away. The Hotel also provide a shuttle that will take you to and from Bush Gardens. It runs every 30 minutes, and it goes until the attractions closed. It was really nice because you didn't have to worry about driving and paying for parking. Since it was really close to the attraction, when you are ready to head back to the hotel, we only waited 5 minutes for the shuttle to pick us up. If you're craving or hungry for food....no problem there too because there's a lot of restaurant to pick from. Overall, our experienced at Wingate Hotel in Tampa was great. We will definitely stay at Wingate again when we go back to Tampa.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Everything about this mid price hotel was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Average rooms, but they spacious, modern, clean, with toiletries, and the beds were comfortable. The king room with a sofa bed came with a fridge, microwave, kettle for tea and coffee, and a nice hair dryer. Nice big closets to tuck your stuff out of the way!

The breakfast was sufficient for the 2 days we stayed -make your own waffles were a hit with the big and little ones.

You can easily walk to USF literally across the street. They have a shuttle that runs every half hour I believe to Busch Gardens, and it was perfect for our stay. We pre arranged a early morning departure, and they gave us a number to call for pickup. We called the hotel for pickup on our first day at BG around 5pm (they said 15 min) at 5:30 they had not picked us up, and I was contemplating calling, when a hotel employee picked us up in her own personal car because the shuttle was stuck in traffic. I was very impressed.

Small Inconveniences
We had one small problem with the safe not working, but they offered to fix it for us, but we declined as we were checking out the next day.

WiFi was spotty in our room on the 4th floor, and we ended up sitting in the hall or downstairs to access all those social media sites we can't live without and our mail.

The pool is outside, the hot tub inside (it is actually hot) and a small gym we did not use. There are many, many restaurants within driving distance. If you like Vietnamese food give Trang Viet 1524 E Fowler Ave just a few minutes from the hotel. Excellent Vegan options available.

Highly recommend a stay at this hotel if you are going to Busch Gardens or need a hotel across form USF

Stay on an upper floor the first floor is tile and noisy at breakfast.

Room Tip: Stay on the upper floors the first floor is tile, and is noisy.
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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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:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#21 Business Hotel in Tampa
#24 Family 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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