Get this: The front staff knew us by name when we'd come in and out!?! The staff members are so well trained and accommodating and professional---kudos to them! We were given a gift bag of treats upon check in (bar was not open at the time)---bar is really just a small area opposite front desk. The furnishings were top notch! A+ and super comfortable, which is great after a long day at Busch Gardens. K-cup of coffee in your room. NEW*NEW*NEW and gorgeous and very comfortable rooms with new TV's and amazing bathroom and so on. Breakfast was plentiful so well-kept up by again, friendly and accommodating staff! Even the lobby bathrooms had musak playing! They REALLY crammed as much good stuff as they could into this compact hotel. Pool and hot tub supre pretty---work out center new. Nice business center for printing out our boarding passes. The free shuttle brought us there and while the drivers were ultra nice, they made us leave the park BEFORE the park closed and prior to the fireworks, which we had to watch from 4th floor hall outside of elevator (ummm, takes a lot of the joy out of it, you know?). IF POSSIBLE, stay at St. Pete Beach, or Clearwater after a day at the park, but if you can't this terrific hotel (whose surrounding area is not very attractive and definitely lacks atmosphere) is surely the BEST choice!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Wingate By Wyndham Tampa Usf / Busch Gardens Hotel Tampa
- Wyndham Tampa
- Wingate Tampa
- Tampa Wyndham