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VISTA Hotel on Lake Tarpon

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Checked in on our anniversary for which I had given advanced notice requesting an early check in if possible. We were told they had sold out of the king poolside room then produced a copy of my confirmation reservation. Instead we were given 2 double beds and told there wouldn't be an additional charge, absolutely no apology offered. So the...

Thank raiderluver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff should be commended: General Manager: Mr. K Front Desk: Isa, Yomanda, Victor and Zoe Maintenance: Craig, George and Steve House Keeping: Lily, Leslie and the rest of the Crew. The Vista is a tremendous hotel stay, they are remodeling from top to bottom weekly. The effort and Top Management Leadership here is truly trying to make a difference...

Thank Roger E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was very nice. Room was cleaned timely each day and staff did a good job cleaning. Carpet in room seemed dirty. Some noise from Route 19 but to be expected as busy road. Very nice view of lake tarpon and nice balcony. Good bed.

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We needed a room for one night in Palm Harbor. After reading mixed reviews we decided to give the hotel a chance, happy we did had a great nights sleep in a very comfortable bed. We stayed in a poolside room which was extremely quite. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Grounds clean and pool very inviting unfortunately we didn't...

Thank vacationtime1983
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room doesn't feel clean. There are stain marks on the carpet as well as on the ceiling (from old leaks) the bedding is awful, no fitted sheets, I found a small stain on the bed sheet, which doesn't appear to have been changed from the last guest (I deduct this from the ripples on the sheets). the pillows do...

Thank Mel L
Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations online. Check in was easy and person was friendly. Online every room was promised a water view. View was a small slice of water and a huge concrete roof. Room entry opened to the noise of a four lane highway. Room had a moldy smell. Lobby is well worn with mold peaking through ceiling and a dead...

Thank MargaritaTravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel has a lovely lobby. Check in was easy as I had a reservation, friendly person too. It does have an elevator, making going to the 4th floor possible. The rooms are clean, large and different. There is no refrigerator or microwave. That seemed strange to us because the there is plenty of room for them. We had a...

Thank SadieFlorida
Carmel, Indiana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our expectations did not live up to reality... The hotel is really old, thought it would be newer. The handle to the sink broke off...the balcony slider was off track and unable to lock. We were going to get another hotel upon arrival but we were so tired, we stayed. On a positive note..the rooms were clean, which is more...

Thank yankeefrog
Cumming, Georgia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Keaton front desk staff was very kind. Rooms were spacious and clean. Our trip to Tarpon Springs was unexpected - we arrived without hotel accommodations and were pleasantly surprised as the front of the hotel sits on a very busy and noisy 7 lane road. As soon as you close the door you step inside a different world as the...

Thank SonnyandKelley
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Booked this place because I decided to eschew the reviews that were bad and focus on those that were positive. What a mistake. Our first room seemed like it had not been inhabited in quite some time when we got in, and the AC did not work. Generally seemed stuffy. Someone did come to the room and look at the...

3Thank ChipCache

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • 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 Highway 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684-1003 (Formerly Lake Tarpon Resort)
Region: United States > Florida > Palm Harbor
Price Range: $119 - $207 (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
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“The hotel is located on US Highway 19 which is heavily traveled. If possible, request a room facing the back of the property.”
  • We paid extra for a poolside room and this was what we got for our extra money.
 of 5 bubbles raiderluver, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles 569mell, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“it was a little pricy for the room-just my opinion”
 of 5 bubbles SadieFlorida, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay in any room. Avoid.”
 of 5 bubbles ChipCache, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“keep looking”
 of 5 bubbles chicagoescape, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
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