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“Good hotel for USF trips” 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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  • 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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Orlando, Florida
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53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We've stayed here before and it was okay, but this time the beds were TERRIBLE and we didn't sleep all night. They apologized when we arrived because they only had double size beds, not queen. We didn't think that would matter at all, but apparently those are the old beds...lumpy!

Room Tip: Room 304 had 2 double beds, not queen size...avoid the double beds!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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zamiraR92, General Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Thank you Betty B for your review. It is with review like yours that we are able to make adjustments and ensure that problems only happen once. I am terribly sorry that your beds were not as comfortable as they should have been and we here understand the key point of a hotel is a comfortable nights sleep. I have informed my maintenance team and they are inspecting the maintenance as I type. I hope you will give another chance in the future. I assure you that we will get you a room with one of our cloud like mattresses.
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We arrived several hours before our scheduled check in. The front desk checked us in with no problems. The property was very clean & the staff was extremely friendly. Our room was on the first floor, which worried me because of all the foot traffic. However once inside our room we never noticed any noise in the hallways. Our room was very clean & roomy. Each morning between the hours of 6-10 breakfast was available. (Free to guests) Plenty of choices, whether you wanted a hot meal or cold meal it was there for the taking. Everything we tried was good. Our experience at Wingate was very good, we'll definitely stay there again.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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zamiraR92, General Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Thank you travelinmama124 for your review. I find there is nothing better than arriving to a hotel and being able to check-in right away. It allows you to check that off the list and great right to enjoying your stay. We try our best to accommodate our early arrivals if our occupancy the night before permits.

I am also thrilled that you found your room to be quiet and comfortable as these are the keys to any hotel room. Our rooms are helped by being slightly larger than most standard hotel rooms and having a great seal on the door. This allows our guests to enjoy their peace and quiet are night and be well rested for our breakfast in the morning.

We hope to see you again next time you are in town.
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Rutherford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We needed to be near USF and chose Wingateby Wyndam because it was literally right across the street from the university. We arrived early and were upgraded to a double King bed room - a very pleasant surprise. The room was very clean - beds comfortable. My husband hates the Florida heat and cranked up the a/c, which worked perfectly. They offered a complementary shuttle to USF, which we did not use. The pool was clean and, although the water felt like a bathtub, we enjoyed it! The complementary breakfast was better than most - make your own waffles, bagels, toast, English muffins, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, sausage, yogurt, tea/coffee. I was there at 7am and saw the staff actually disgarding the eggs and replacing with fresh eggs! The area around the hotel is jammed with every fast food/franchise restaurant known to man. We traveled about 15 minutes to find a place to eat, as we were looking for something other then wings, burgers, etc. it was an easy commute from Tampa airport and convienent to both I 275 and I75.

Room Tip: We had a room in the front of the hotel and though it is on a very busy main street, we had no issue...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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zamiraR92, General Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Thank you Nancey M. for your review of our hotel. Our proximity to USF is a huge plus for us. We do a lot of business with the school. We also do our best to make it easy for those traveling to the school. With school now in session our shuttle saves guests the worry of trying to navigate the campus or find parking.

I am glad you enjoyed the upgrade to our double king room. Did you know we are the only hotel in the area with this room type? I feel it is a great plus to have a room with two large and comfortable beds especially for the moderate premium on rate.

Thank you again and we hope to see you soon.
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Lake District, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was our 4th stay in 4 years to visit Busch Gardens as a family and from past experience we know it is always a nice hotel, but that traffic noise can be audible if using rooms at the front. So when we booked via Expedia, we requested a room at the rear (which was clearly recorded on my copy invoice). On arrival though we were told there was 'no such request on file' and by now only front rooms were available. (Hmmm disappointing... because several Expedia requests to other hotels on our road trip worked fine?). Anyway it was still a good stay and they looked after us with friendly advice, discounted tickets for BG (thanks Merina) and shuttles to and from the Park. The elderly shuttle chauffeur even very kindly stayed beyond his shift to collect us after the fireworks ended - now that's top service! Yes, as expected, we could hear traffic above the a/c - but only from around 0730-0800am... so not too bad. Enjoyed the deeper than average pool again too.

Room Tip: Choose room at rear to avoid traffic noise especially early morning
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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zamiraR92, General Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Thank you Englishlakedistrict for your kind words. I am terribly sorry that your request for a room on the backside of the building was not met. I will be checking with our representative from Expedia on why this request was not communicated. Did you know that most of the time the rates received through third parties are the same rates we have available through the hotel. By booking through us directly guests are able eliminate the middle man and we are better able to guarantee requests. We accept reservation via telephone (1-813-979-2828), email (wingateusf@gmail.com) and even fax (1-813-977-1818). Through these channels guests are also able to receive 10 reward points for every dollar they spend in the hotel. The points can then be redeemed for free nights through wyndhamrewards.com.

I am thrilled that the staff was able to make up for this with great customer service. Marina will be thrilled to see her name on yet another great review and I know your acknowledgement of Comsito's top-notch service will bring a smile to his face. They are both prime examples of how our does everything they can to put the guest first.

Thank you for your kind word and we hope to see you again next time you are in the Tampa area.
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Florida, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I'm a wheelchair-bound veteran & student at USF, & live at ON50 (worst place ever). The elevator went out again (17AUG2014), & a friend convinced me to stay here. I was given a wheelchair-designed room, & my service dog was welcome. Very clean room & microwave/fridge combo. Breakfast was good, & started early. All the staff were very friendly. There was plenty of parking, a pool, hot tub, gym, & laundry service. None of the doors were really heavy, & the front door to the hotel is automatic. It was a stress-free, quiet two nights, which is exactly what I needed. I didn't want to leave. I will certainly stay there again.

Green Features: All the plates/cups/bowls are Styrofoam. In this day and age, I think a hotel needs to do more than just not wash your sheets and towels, before they call themselves 'environmentally friendly'.
  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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zamiraR92, General Manager at Wingate by Wyndham Tampa / USF, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Thank you Frieden for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us. Also, on behalf of the entire staff, thank you for your service. I am over joyed that you had a great stay with us. We take ADA regulation very seriously here. It is a pleasure to read a review that we met the mark. We hope to see you again if your elevator goes out or if you just need a night away.
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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:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#24 Family Hotel in Tampa
#25 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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