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“Clean Hotel With Free Busch Gardens Shuttle and friendly staff” 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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Ranked #18 of 159 hotels in Tampa
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“Clean Hotel With Free Busch Gardens Shuttle and friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2009

My folks came to visit from overseas, and they stayed at the Wingate by Wyndham near USF and Busch Gardens, which they loved. They were enamored with the GM, Manny, who pulled out all the stops for their comfort. They also went to Busch Gardens and enjoyed the time very much, brought there and picked up by the shuttle. They also enjoyed the new Lounge and literally sat with Manny for an hour over wine! I was glad they were in such a nice place.

Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • 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 August 13, 2009

I never made a good choice on hotels online until I chose this one...no regrets whatsoever. The staff were so professional and helpful and the manager Manuel was so nice, when the hotel shuttle that takes you anywhere in a 3 mile radius of the hotel (malls, theme parks, restaurants, shops etc) got my husband and I dinner drop off and pick up reservations mixed up and we couldn't get the shuttle Manager Manuel drove us himself in his nice Lexus to dinner...TALK ABOUT ABOUT CUSTOMER SERVICE! The breakfast was nice especially the Belgian waffles! And the rooms were comfortable OMG the bed made you feel like you were sleeping on clouds! This hotel made my husband's and I first trip to Tampa memorable and we can't wait to return!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2009

Absolutely loved this hotel. Very clean, very friendly staff (cleaning lady even wrote us a thank you note when we left her a tip) . Breakfast was very good, just wish there was a little more variety day to day, but it's free so can't complain. The gentleman who stocks the breakfast area was excellent - kept everything full without having to ask. Runs like a higher class hotel at a great price. Must add also that it's right down the street from Busch Gardens and there are all kinds of restaurants and stores around so if you need anything it's close at hand. Would highly, highly recommend.

Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Jupiter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2009

We stayed just one night. We were so happy with the service provided. The general manager made us feel very special. The room was so clean; as if staying at a high end hotel without the high price. We loved the fact that they provided free shutte service going to the nearby theme park Busch Gardens. We also loved their free hot breakfast!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009

I just would like to say what a wonderful time we had at the Wingate in Tampa. Not only was the trip worth the wait but so was our stay here. The staff is very professional and very helpful. The manager, Manuel, was very polite and very passionate about our desire to have a fulfilling trip during our 6 day stay. We also notice he was training a new employee and we felt like they had the best teacher in him. The atmosphere was bvery pleasant and one of the shuttle drivers, Rich, happened to be from our town and he was great also, along with the attendants at the desk and the staff in the dining area. We had a wonderful and very filling breakfast everyday to start off our travels and that means the world to us since breakfast is our favorite meal! All in all it was a most memorable and pleasant experience. Thank you, Cindy and Ron Jenkins

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Downingtown, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2009

I stayed for three nights with my wife and son. The staff was helpful and accomodated our request for top floor. The room was clean and modern. Housekeeping was excellent. The self serve breakfast was very good for a complimentary offering. Shuttle to and from Busch Gardens was timely and a great way to travel. Used the free wifi and business center. Both worked perfectly. We never got around to using the pool or small gym. No complaints though. This was the best experience we've had for a hotel in this price range.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2009

We stayed in the Wingate by Windham for 3 nights while visiting Busch Gardens and it was just what trip advisor had promised. Clean, quiet, reasonably priced, and nice pool. Not much more to say, the room was big and the place was modern and spotless. Free shuttle bus to anywhere you want within 3 miles is brilliant! They left us off and collected us from Busch Gardens everyday, and out for dinner at night. It was like our own personally taxi service, and free! Only grip was that the breakfast was just ok, and served on disposable plates with plastic knifes and forks. There isn’t much to do in the hotel for holiday makers as there is no bar so you have to venture out at night. But apart from that the stay was great

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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
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:
#1 Green Hotel in Tampa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#13 Family Hotel in Tampa
#17 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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