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“Good value and good standard” 4 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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Ranked #7 of 158 hotels in Tampa
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“Good value and good standard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

We had a room on the second floor which we found very acceptable with a large double bed, sofa area, microwave, fridge, and en-suite. A large room which we thought was great. We found the hotel clean and tidy, though eating off polystyrene plates and using plastic knives & forks for breakfast took a bit of getting used to. Breakfast though was good with a range of choices of things to eat. I would stay at this hotel again and would use the chain in other areas based on my experience here.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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tampa094, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
It was a pleasure reading your comments. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are so glad you were satisfied with your stay and are interested in our hotel chain. We definitely hope to see you again in the near future.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

During a recent trip to Florida we visited Tampa, Naples, Key West and Orlando. We had decided to begin our trip at a "basic" hotel in Tampa (hence Wingate by Wyndham at USF) in order to save up and pamper ourselves at our next destinations that were over 2-3 times the rate of Wingate. As expected, the other hotels were more spacious, located in great areas, architecturally more interesting and offered many nice touches in the rooms and public areas. Surprisingly, however, nothing came close to the friendliness and genuine approach of the staff at Wingate and the practicality of their services.

Every employee we came across at Wingate understands what simple down-to-earth hospitality means and made us feel comfortable and welcome. It was perhaps their un-scripted approach and their ability to serve us beyond their given roles that made the difference. (This includes the front office staff spontaneously helping to mend a hole a cardigan when it was spotted during our check-out!)

The rooms and services, though basic, turned out to be the most practical ones. This includes areas where the "better" hotels had partially failed at, such as free wifi throughout, conveniently located power outlets, good sound isolation, an easy-to-understand TV system, reliable and punctual housekeeping, as well as cleanliness. It seems that in the race to make a hotel stand out, Wingate has not forgotten the very basics of a good night's sleep and the guests' needs for a practical stay.

Towards the end of our trip we had to return to Tampa and decided to stay at the same Wingate for a night - it really felt like coming home when we were welcomed back!

Although I've stayed at many hotels, this was the first time I was strongly compelled to write a review, hoping to promote the definition of good hospitality.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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tampa094, Front Office Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
We cannot thank you enough for your candid comments about our property. We were blown away by your definition and description of what hospitality really is. It is nice to see appreciation for something beyond materialism especially in today's world. We are so please to see you were satisfied with our property. You were a pleasure to host here at Wingate by Wyndham, and we hope you will come visit us again sometime.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Very satisfied with all aspects of our over night stay. Our staying is due to my having procedures at USF and getting hospital rates is a plus and it is a short distance from the facility..

  • Stayed October 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

Also Known As:
Wingate By Wyndham Tampa Usf / Busch Gardens Hotel Tampa
Wingate By Wyndham Tampa Usf / Busch Gardens Hotel
Wyndham Tampa
Wingate Tampa
Tampa Wyndham
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 Family Hotel in Tampa
#10 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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