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VISTA Hotel on Lake Tarpon

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Summerfield, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointed. The online pics are deceiving. Hotel is very dated and needs work. Bathrooms are old and in our case poorly designed. The toilet seat was velcrowed to stay up?? What were they thinking. Drains did not flow very well. The room just looks old - new bedding didn't help to hide the worn out interior. Grounds need serious... More 

Thank vdfoley
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

my wife's car broke down in the middle of tropical storm hermine as she was going to this motel. i was in the hospital. she never made it and spent the night in the car, I was still charged for the room even though she didn.t use it

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fort walton beach, fl
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Nice room, nice people, good central location, $70.00 per night. I recommend it. Nice ground, room opened up to a lake complete with alligator, who swam right up to us. Short drive to the sponge docks/Greek restaur ants and shops. Short trip to Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa.

Thank budthrasher
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My girlfriends and I absolutely loved our stay. The rooms were clean and the staff was so friendly. They even made little towel animals for us to come home to each day. To top it off, it was just a quick drive to great beaches and attractions. We will definitely be coming back!

Thank Cathy S
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't say it's a bad place does need some work could use a microwave and refrigerator in the rooms. It is pet friendly I have no pet it's one thing if you are I have your dog out on a leash but when you let your dog just run around the place and I'm on the first floor and... More 

Thank stalltender
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This place is the perfect example of a hotel that looks nice on pictures. But when you're really there, it sucks. When we first walked in the lobby, my husband and I immediately looked at each other and commented on the strong smell of what I would describe as a combination of mold and whatever chemicals they use to cover... More 

2 Thank AmericanEagleFL
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I don't like having to give this hotel such a low rating, but I really have no choice. When we first arrived, I noticed ants in the bathroom. We were just passing through for the night, so I was going to overlook it. We had a wonderful view from the balcony, a fridge for my baby's milk, and the room... More 

Thank libertina628
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Lost power during hurricane hermine for 2 days. Ended up at this local hidden gem... who knew. Staff was extremely accommodating under the circumstances. Best of all our dog was able to come stay with us, a big plus. Rooms are not new by any means, but impeccably clean and they have balconies looking out to a beatiful lake with... More 

Thank Mommyfatsacks2222
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

It is a fine hotel, we got the two queens in a little shotgun room, everything was fine, the pool and jacuzzi were nice at the end of the day. The great part is for anyone with a boat that can fit into a single parking stall. (I have a 19 ft macgregor/sailboat). You can put in the water about... More 

Thank Brian B
Kelly H, General Manager at VISTA Hotel on Lake Tarpon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on our location! We appreciate all of your kind words about our hotel! We look forward to your next visit with us! Again, thank you for the positive comments! More 

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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Decent hotel. Acceptable weekly rate. Rooms could use a better cleaning. The jacuzzi was broken the entire week we stayed there. The guy told us it would be working within a day or two. (Never even saw anyone working on it.) The water from the sink and shower would give off a foul smell. I believe it was sulfur but... More 

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Kelly H, General Manager at VISTA Hotel on Lake Tarpon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review! I'm sorry the whirlpool was not working for your stay with us. It is true that work was being done during your stay. The parts required to repair the whirlpool had to be ordered and it took a few days to get them in and to make the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel is a beautiful, waterfront, Mediterranean style 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about VISTA Hotel on Lake Tarpon

Address: 37611 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 (Formerly Lake Tarpon Resort)
Region: United States > Florida > Palm Harbor
Price Range: $103 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — VISTA Hotel on Lake Tarpon 2.5*
Number of rooms: 95
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Also Known As:
Lake Tarpon Hotel Palm Harbor
Palm Harbor Best Western
VISTA Hotel On Lake Tarpon Florida/Palm Harbor
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“Look at room before accepting its location”
 of 5 bubbles vdfoley, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“stay away from this heartless place”
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“I preferred the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles brianbD8620AO, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I wouldn't stay there unless you knew they totally gutted the place and had everything new!!”
 of 5 bubbles Sonshine333, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Corner suite was large, top floor has an excellent view and a bit more privacy”
 of 5 bubbles 178jessied, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
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