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Vista Inn Lake Tarpon

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The hotel is a beautiful, waterfront, hotel, nestled quaintly around our boat basin, which adjoins Lake Tarpon. Lake Tarpon is a 2500 acre (10 Km) sports & recreation lake. All of our spacious rooms have a beautiful waterfront view of our boat basin. Our rooms consist of standard rooms with 2 double beds or 1 king size bed. Relax around the pool after a fun filled day of fishing, boating, golfing, sunning or sight seeing. When the day is done you will sleep peacefully, in a bed so comfortable you will want to take it home with you. We are confident you will return again and again, to enjoy the pleasure and comfort of our hotel. We are located across from Innisbrook Golf Course & Spa, just minutes from the Historic Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, Brighthouse Baseball Field & Gulf Beaches. Meeting Rooms, Banquet Rooms also available.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Conference Facilities
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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This was an overnight stay and you could tell that this was once a very nice hotel. It still is but you can tell it is older and past it's "glory days". The room was very spacious with a balcony (patio) overlooking the water at the end of the lake. We enjoyed watching the
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Response from 360manager, Franchise Admin at Vista Inn Lake Tarpon
Responded Oct 17, 2018
So glad you enjoyed your stay. You'll be happy to know we have leased the restaurant and it will be Italian food.
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Stayed here the weekend 9/7. Had 2 adjoining rooms. Very spacious, clean and the beds were super comfortable. Isa and his staff were very professional and helpful. The hotel is very charming with a beautiful view over lake Tarpon. We hosted a private event and everything was
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Response from 360manager, Franchise Admin at Vista Inn Lake Tarpon
Responded Oct 17, 2018
Thank you so much for the compliments, we enjoy having you here.
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My son & I stayed the night in this hotel bc of a broken water main at our apartment complex. We needed a place w/a low price, clean & local & this fit the bill. Situated at the end of a canal for Lake Tarpon, it’s very scenic. The rooms have a balcony on the lake side w/a
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Response from 360manager, Franchise Admin at Vista Inn Lake Tarpon
Responded Oct 17, 2018
Thank you for staying with us! I apologize for the non-gluten foods and we always have fresh fruit oranges, apples & pears. I will try to get more non-gluten foods to accommodate our guests better.
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Personally saw alligator hanging close to walkway by cement walkway on edge of canal from balcony of my room. Warned at least four guest to stay away as these are aggressive creatures who were within touching range of it. Mentioned it’s presence to front desk staff and they
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Response from gsmvfl182, Front Office Manager at Vista Inn Lake Tarpon
Responded Jul 22, 2018
Christine, There are several signs on property that warn of the alligators. We also have it listed on the registration card that all guest sign as well as on the back of our maps in bold with the wifi info and breakfast hours. We have not named the alligator as there are several in the lake but if guest have taken that liberty we have no problem with it. There is a concrete wall along the edge of the canal inlet though we can not say for certain nothing makes it over the wall though it does deter them. Though we can not account for all guest behavior we do make it very clear what the risk are and advise caution any where in Florida as gator and snakes are not uncommon.
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Stayed here to be close to friends before cruising out of the Port of Tampa. The rooms have a balcony overlooking an inlet on Lake Tarpon, so the view was nice. Not great looking from the outside but the room was clean and large. Breakfast was continental and they had a waffle
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Response from gsmvfl182, Front Office Manager at Vista Inn Lake Tarpon
Responded Jun 25, 2018
Thank you for the kind feedback we are thrilled you enjoyed your visit!
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Warned guest to get back. They said they were not warned by staff to stay away from it.
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Does this hotel have interior or exterior corridors?
All rooms are exterior corridors.
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Do you have rooms with a hot tub in them?
Yes
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Hi, sushigrl00. What would you like to know about this accommodation?
Q-I'm interested in learning how far we would be from a beach for swimming, and how far into the village for Greek food? A- About 4 miles from the Sponge Docks and depending on which direction you want to go there are several beach areas near by. My recommendation is Fred Howard Park which is closest (10 minutes). However, Honeymoon Island, Calidesi and Sunset beach are also close.
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Where do we swim other than your pool?
Q- Where do we swim other than your pool? A- There are several beaches near by including Fred Howard Park, Honeymoon Island, Sunset Beach and Calidesi. Fred Howard is the closest which is within 10 minutes
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"We had a ground floor room that was easily accessible to the car. Very nice landscaping and private."
"Alligators are not cute pets. Do not approach if seen."
"pick one as far away from the Road as possible."
"If you want access to the pool area, ask to be in the ‘main’ building. We were in the bldg that was far away from the pool/breakfast area."
"I would've liked a room over the arches to see the sunrise from the balcony."
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PRICE RANGE
$76 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lake tarpon hotel palm harborpalm harbor best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Lake Tarpon Resort
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaPalm Harbor
NUMBER OF ROOMS
95
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