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Harborside Suites at Little Harbor
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ruskin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed here for a week in July. We booked the small party room on the first floor for our granddaughters 13th birthday party and couldnt have been more pleased. The staff helped us in advance to make sure our rooms were in the same building so we could access the party room and the swimming pool from the same building. We were able to make all of the food for the party in two of the full sized kitchens and cart it down easily. The guests had a wonderful time and the room was perfect for the 25 people. The staff at this hotel truly

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at Harborside Suites at Little Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2014

Thank you so much for choosing our property and taking the time to write such a positive review. Our staff is very pleased that you enjoyed the use of our social room for your granddaughter's 13th birthday party! Thank you for sharing your amazing photographs from your room. We hope that you're able to return to our resort for any future celebrations!

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Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights here over the 4th of July holiday and thought it was just perfect. Our room was spacious and clean. The full size kitchen made it even better! A short walk to the beach and restaurants makes it that you don't ever even have to leave the property. We enjoyed the stay and would definitely return.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at Harborside Suites at Little Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2014

Thank you for visiting our resort over the holiday weekend. Our staff is elated to hear that you were totally impressed with our resort! We are glad that you enjoyed your accommodations and will be considering a return visit.

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Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

My stay here was great. Clean suites with great rates for any place on the water. 3 options for pool and grilling recreation. The tiki bar customer service is very welcoming and an excellent sunset view. I highly recommend and will be back if possible.

Stayed: July 2014
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at Harborside Suites at Little Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2014

Adam,

Thank you for choosing our resort and writing such a pleasant review. It's nice to see that you were able to enjoy many of our resort's amenities. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed June 22, 2014

We boated over from St. Peterburg and stayed in the hotel....we had a suite, which was spacious and clean. The dock was very convenient and the grounds were nice.

We ate at the Sunset Grill on the property...the food was mediocre and the service was very slow..(we were part of a large party that the manager decided to provide 1 server for us all)...

There is a small beach and reasonable open air bar.....

We would stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at Harborside Suites at Little Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2014

Thank you for making the short trip across the bay from St. Petersburg. I'm glad you found our marina to be of convenience. The Sunset Grill is leased by a separate company, however, I will forward your comments to their management staff. We hope that you're able to plan a return trip in the near future.

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Reviewed June 16, 2014

The design of the interiors and exteriors of the hotel are really very well done. Planting is impeccable, the soaps match the color scheme kind of attention to detail which we really appreciate. The location was startling. It is literally in the middle of nowhere so please be prepared to drive 40 minutes or more to get to amenities other than those actually on resort property (which are quite nice so if you are ok with the same three restaurants and small beach for your entire stay it will work, if you want to explore beyond you will be disappointed). Our biggest problem was what appears to be a systemic issue with mold/mildew and musty smells. When we first arrived in our room we were taken aback that the 4th floor ocean view room smelled like my grandmother's 1955 basement back in Pittsburgh. We are not particularly sensitive to these things but it was very strong. We brought this to the attention of the management and they were very courteous in setting us up in a new room which smelled very very strongly of pine cleaner when we were shown the alternative but as the pine scent finally started to dissipate, the musty odor took it's place. You can see the mold around all of the ac supply vents in the entry and bath which have clearly been painted over recently. I wouldn't say it ruined out stay by any means but I would say it would preclude us from ever staying here again until they seriously address the systemic issue.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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1  Thank Victor C
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at Harborside Suites at Little Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2014

Victor,
Thank you for choosing our resort and taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay. We appreciate all feedback as it provides us the opportunity to improve our product and services. Our staff is very pleased that you found our grounds and in room appearance to be aesthetically pleasing. Please accept my sincere apology for the odor you encountered in your guest room. Our maintenance staff is vigorously working on a preventive maintenance program to prevent this from happening for future guests. I feel that if you chose to stay with us again, you would not encounter the same issues. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if I can be of any assistance with a future stay.

Warm Regards,
Jonathan
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

We upgraded to a bay view suite with a little kitchenette and I am very glad we paid the extra $15. There is also an $8 daily resort fee, but you get lounges w/ umbrellas on a great beach just in front of the Sunset Grill. Service is great, food and drinks fantastic and reasonably priced. We had to pay for the Mother's Day buffet, but with fresh stone crabs and the biggest strawberries for dipping in chocolate I have ever seen, it was well worth it! Lots of places to walk and you can buy wish lanterns to light off the beach at night for a local women's charity. Can't wait to return!

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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at Harborside Suites at Little Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2014

Suzanna,
Thank you for the kind words regarding our resort. We are pleased that you were able to enjoy your Mother's Day Weekend with us. We can't wait to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

Very nice stay recently. Not much to do in Ruskin, but they do have 3 local grocery stores and if you get one of their suite rooms which have kitchenettes, its good for easy access to light breakfast/lunch. Resort also has 2 restaurants, which had good food and fun atmosphere! The resort has two buildings, one is the Inn at Little Harbor with standard hotel rooms, the other is Harborside at Little Harbor (suites with kitchenettes) make sure to get a bay view on top floor if possible. Beautiful view with AMAZING sunsets. This was a great find, fairly inexpensive and beautiful property!,

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at Harborside Suites at Little Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2014

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay and providing an excellent rating. We are elated that you enjoyed your time on our resort. You were able to capture some magnificent pictures from your top floor suite! We hope to welcome you back again soon at our Harborside Suites.

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Address: 536 Bahia Beach Blvd, Ruskin, FL 33570-3022 (Formerly Harborside Suites)
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Location: United States > Florida > Ruskin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ruskin
Price Range: $111 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Harborside Suites at Little Harbor 3.5*
Number of rooms: 158
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harborside Suites at Little Harbor is nestled between Tampa and Sarasota on 125 acres surrounded by the calm, soothing waters of Tampa Bay.Harborside Suites offers superior accommodations featuring, studio, one, two and three bedroom suites, all beautifully decorated featuring upscale amenities and complimentary WIFI internet access.Harborside Suites features a pool, jacuzzi, fitness center, fire place area, outside kitchen with gas grill, views accross our marina and Tampa Bay.Our guests will also enjoy our secluded half mile of provate beach, tennis, basket ball, kayaking, waverunners, sailing, fishing, shuffleboard, horse shoes and two other pools. With 36 holes of Championship golf just 10 minutes away.See you soon at our "Little Slice of Paradise" ... more   less 
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