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The Inn at Little Harbor
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Ruskin
Reviewed November 21, 2013

We stayed in a harbor side suite in Aug. through Tan. I was leery after reading some of the reviews, however, pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed our stay. Yes, the rooms do need some work. Our carpet needed replaced but the view and amenities more than made up for it. The kitchen was well-equipped and we just loved having a washer and dryer in our room. We did some kayaking, enjoyed the pools, and found the staff very friendly. We drove to Clearwater often, which was quite a hike, but well worth the drive. We plan to revisit this resort in the future.

Room Tip: Having a view of the harbor was wonderful.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at The Inn at Little Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. We are glad that you had a great time despite the shaky reviews you might have read. You will be happy to hear that we have replaced all of the hallway carpets and are currently in the process of having an outside vendor professionally clean the carpet & tile in all rooms as well. Like you said, there are plenty of fun activities for the family, and we are happy to hear that you took advantage of the many amenities we have to offer. We are eager to have you back so you can see our new carpets and the other continuous improvements that are being made to our resort.

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

My wife and I needed a place to stay near Sun City FL for one night. She found this "The Resort and Club at Little Harbor" not as close as we needed but slightly cheaper due to a promotion so we took the deal. Beware...... when we checked out they slapped on a "resort fee" that wiped out the so called "promotion" Not a bad place to stay not great

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at The Inn at Little Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. I apologize that you were unaware of the resort fee we charge all of our guests. The $8/night fee is to help maintain the property, provide free local calls and WiFi, as well as maintain the pools, beach, and equipment for recreational activities. We do disclose the resort fee on all of our online promotions; however, we will be sure that it is more apparent on our next promotion so that you are not surprised. We hope that despite this small set back, you were able to enjoy our accommodations. We would love for you to visit us once more should you ever visit Sun City area again.

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Reviewed November 13, 2013

wouldn't stay there again, and wouldn't recommend. but it was ok.

we traveled around florida for the winter with a young family and this was a weird little place. disconnected from the rest of the places around, and a little dead.
the suit we stayed in was fine, not very big but was ok. we stayed in the harborside suites at little harbor with a view to the harbour. apparently the apartments on the other side of the street and building have no view of anything just the street or mangrove swamp.
also the other units at the other end of the complex were not as good.

the harbour side suits pool was heated and ok, although needed a proper clean. the other pools were closed for winter renovations.

sorry for writing in capitals

Room Tip: get a room with harbour side views looking west. otherwise you are looking at a street.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at The Inn at Little Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. We appreciate the opportunity your comments provide us to improve our product and services. I apologize that the appearance of our Harborside Suites pool did not meet your standards during your stay. The pool is regularly cleaned and maintained daily to ensure that it is clean and inviting to our guests. The other two pools on our property are currently open and have not been closed for winter renovations. I hope you are able to stay with us again and enjoy all three pools on our property and all that our resort offers.

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

Enjoyed a weekend in a harbor suite. Unfortunately our suite did not look out at the harbor, so if planning a visit I would highly recommend a harbor view. Suites were new and comfortable and equipped with a microwave, coffee maker, refrig , dishes and utensils.. The bathroom was not located near the bedroom so if you need the facilities in the middle of the night you may wake up the person sleeping on the sofa bed. The food at the Sunset Grill was excellent and I would recommend the Sunday brunch.

Room Tip: Be sure to request a harbor view.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Kathy M
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at The Inn at Little Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2013

Thank you choosing our resort and taking the time to write a review on your recent stay. I am glad to hear that you were able to enjoy your weekend stay, despite having a room that did not offer a marina view. For your future stays, you may guarantee a marina view room for a $25 nightly fee. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

While the rooms were charming, apparently they've replaced the hallway carpets recently....and the whole place smells like a toxic dump! I got nauseous from the overwhelming fumes as did someone else. I could even smell the fumes in my room a little which was not good. This made for a very memorable stay, and not in a good way ....

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at The Inn at Little Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience you encountered from the installation of our new hallway carpeting. At all times, the comfort of our guest is our primary focus. The carpet installation process has been completed. I feel that if you chose to stay with us again, you would have a much more pleasant experience.

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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Halls smelled musty but room did not. Otherwise room and service was fine. Restaurant was very good and Tiki bar very popular. Very isolated but great if you just want a quiet getaway. Web site promised room service but there was none. Disappointing.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at The Inn at Little Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2013

Thank you for providing feedback from your recent stay. We appreciate the opportunity your feedback provides us to improve our product and/or services. I am glad that you were able to enjoy your stay despite experiencing a musty hallway. Your comments have been forwarded to our executive housekeeper so that appropriate action can be taken. We hope that you're able to stay with us again in the near future.

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We went to this resort for a wedding. We stayed in the tall 5 story building A. The room was nicely decorated, updated and very clean. Elevators are a little slow so be patient. The only "gripe" is the hallway carpeting has bleach stains and filthy looking. Luckily, this did not apply to the rooms. Ok, that's the only thing I have to,comment negatively on. We had dinner at the Sunset Grill and the Sunday brunch. The brunch was very nice and large with breakfast and lunch items. Very good! Dinner was good too!! We had coconut shrimp (awesome) and scallops. We were both happy with our choices. Outside the restaurant is a nice tiki bar w live music at times. Food service is also available there. My mom also came and they gave her a room on the 2nd floor in a different building that we stayed in. We asked a employee how to get to the 2nd floor. We asked if elevator and he said no. My mom said oh, I don't know if I can get up there without an elevator. This employee (Jonathan) said wait right here I will see if a 1st floor unit is available. Within 5 minutes he was back with keys in his hand to the 1st floor room. Could not ask for more excellent customer service...thank you sooo much again Jonathan..your help was greatly appreciated!! I helped with some of the wedding decorating, etc. the staff could not be more accommodating!! They were all so awesome before, during and after the ceremony and festivities. There are boat rentals, charter fishing boats, jet ski and paddle board rentals, swimming pools and a beach area. I didn't see seaweed or anything as mentioned in previous posts. The beach area looked great, this place is in the middle of no where, but that's what makes it so good. Very quiet with everything you need on the premises. We will definitely go back for a weekend getaway. Agin, Jonathan thank you so much for coming to my moms rescue!!

Room Tip: If you stay in the tall buildings some rooms have full size balcony and some have a cat walk size ba...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Jonathan B, Front Office Manager at The Inn at Little Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thank you so much for your kind review of our resort. I am so glad that your family was thoroughly able to enjoy our resort and all that it has to offer. It was our pleasure to recognize your mother's need for a more accessible room and provide exactly that for her. I am certain that she was still able to enjoy a magnificent view from her first floor patio overlooking the water and mangroves. The hallway carpeting in our Harborside Suites complex will begin to be replaced this week! Please come visit us again soon and see the new improvements we are making to our resort!

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Address: 611 Destiny Dr, Ruskin, FL 33570-3019 (Formerly The Resort & Club at Little Harbor)
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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 #2 of 4 Hotels in Ruskin
Price Range: $98 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Inn at Little Harbor 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to your Caribbean-style island resort on the South Shore of Tampa Bay - The Resort & Club at Little Harbor. This unique resort and residential village provides a harmonious blend of Anglo-Caribbean architecture, lush tropical landscaping, island style hospitality and the natural wonders of a waterfront resort.Conveniently secluded between Tampa and Sarasota, The Resort & Club at Little Harbor is a full-service, AAA Travel Guide, three-diamond, resort hotel and conference center situated on 124 acres, completely surrounded by the tranquil waters of our harbors, marinas and Tampa Bay. No matter how you choose to spend your time, we have an option for you at The Resort & Club at Little Harbor. Relax and enjoy our half mile stretch of secluded, white sandy beach. Take a dip in one of three heated pools and two Jacuzzi. Feeling competitive? Shoot hoops, play beach volleyball or play tennis on one of our five tennis courts. The entire family will enjoy themselves on our 250 foot fishing pier shuffleboard court horseshoe field or in our two fitness centers or enjoy our watersports including kayaks, jetskis, hydro bikes or paddleboards.Boaters arrive in paradise with deep-water access, 330 wet-slips, 220 high and dry slips, on-site fuel dock, bait and tackle store, fully stocked ship’s store, and boat trailer parking with near-by flats and deep sea fishing.Dine at one of two waterfront restaurants, The Sunset Grill or Sunset lounge and our beach-side Tiki Bar. Choose from a selection of steaks, sumptuous seafood, stacked sandwiches open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with live entertainment outside on Friday Through Sunday evenings.The Resort & Club at Little Harbor offers a vast array of guest room accommodations perfect for individuals, couples, families and groups desiring a resort destination. Guest accommodations include our standard, deluxe and Junior Suites along with our brand new studio, one, two and three bedroom suites and town homes, all offering breathtaking water views of Tampa Bay or our marinas, harbor and nature preserves.All guest rooms have been completely renovated to provide you with the necessary conveniences to ensure your comfort. An iron and ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker, microwave and mini refrigerator are standard items in every room. A spacious work desk area with ample lighting, direct dial telephones, free high-speed internet access, 32" flat screen color cable television with free premium channels. Individual climate control air conditioning and heating, private bathrooms with granite counter tops and private balconies or patios. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Resort And Club At Little Harbor
The Resort & Club At Little Harbor Hotel Ruskin
Hotel At Little Harbor
Resort At Little Harbor
Resort Club Little Harbor

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