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Vista Inn Lake Tarpon

37611 U.S. Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 US
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2.5 Star Property Near Leepa Rattner Museum
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3.5/5

Based on 232 guest reviews

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  • Outdoor pool
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free self parking
  • Fitness facilities
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10/18/2021 - 10/19/2021
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Verified Reviews of Vista Inn Lake Tarpon

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Nice property but showing wear at too many spots."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
First thing we noticed was building façade needed some paint and upon entering office/check in/breakfast area it was quite warm. we wee told the A/C was working fine, it was too warm during breakfasts. Cutting back on thermometer or A/C broken? Room view over the water was nice, unfortunately too hot outside to sit on balcony (not anyone's fault). Second day we were locked out as both keys didn't work and long walk to front desk to get new ones. (Told it happened again!) Breakfast was fine and enjoyed the waffles and good coffee. Internet reset and went off but front desk helped us get it working again. We had a fine time while on the property and the experience was on par for the cost. Time for some new shades on all the lamps and touchup on the furniture. Entrance hall/check was uncomfortable warm and stuffy. Little things that make the stay about Average!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Aug 21 to Mon Aug 23 2021 at a $78.49 average nightly rate.
"Great Room"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Great Room, I loved It. But Breakfast Eating Area was a disaster, food was everywhere and I had to go find someone to clean It up.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jul 15 to Sat Jul 17 2021 at a $89.99 average nightly rate.
"Pleasant Surprise"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Vista will be our choice from now on when visiting Tarpon. Rooms very nice with Waterview from balcony. Pet friendly and CLEAN.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
21-Jun-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Jun 15 to Fri Jun 18 2021 at a $114.00 average nightly rate.
"Pleasantly Surprised!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We are from Tarpon and have to come for family events and holidays. We sold our home so need to have a homemade that accepts our dogs. We were familiar with the Vista property because we would eat at the restaurant that used to be there. We were so happy with our room! A king bed, a sitting area, a balcony porch with a beautiful view of the water.. my 90 year old parents were able to stay in double bed room next door to us. It was well worth the money and we will be returning here for our Tarpon stays from now on.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
21-Jun-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Jun 15 to Fri Jun 18 2021 at a $114.00 average nightly rate.
"Nice hotel nice people."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Nice hotel. Nice people.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Jun-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sun May 30 to Wed Jun 02 2021 at a $78.99 average nightly rate.
"Just what I wanted."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Your staff was very obliging.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
04-May-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Apr 28 to Thu Apr 29 2021 at a $146.99 average nightly rate.
"0000"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
This hotel is the worst hotel in USA. Dusty all over, floors dirty, the sheets smell women perfume. My husband got rashes on his body. I think the have cut, dogs .Because my husband get those allergy when animals is in the room. We were going for three nights and we left in the morning. When I told them the situation they told me that was not true.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
30-Apr-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Apr 28 to Sat May 01 2021 at a $145.99 average nightly rate.
"Helpful Staff, but Needs Updating"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
This could be a true destination with just a few upgrades. The location was excellent and property beautiful, but needs new carpet, fridges that work, landscape improvements as well as updated cushions in lobby. All of the aforementioned would make this a wow property.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
11-Apr-2014 Verified Review
"Nice Facility at a Good Price"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
There was some confusion about the amenities, but it was handled amicably. Breakfast was a bit weak with only sweet rolls and coffee. Staff was friendly.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
21-Feb-2014 Verified Review
"Very nice facility. Very good price."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Some confusion about the amenities but handled amicably.. Friendly staff. Breakfast a bit weak. Sweet rolls and coffee aren't breakfast.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
21-Feb-2014 Verified Review

Summary of Verified Reviews

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Summary of 1,735 verified reviews

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Rated 80/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good lake hotel. Good for sightseeing and located near shopping areas."

Value

87/100
117 reviews

"Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices."

Location

83/100
210 reviews

"Great location. Close to the beach, restaurants, bars, and sightseeing." Accessible by car, but parking is a hassle.

Service

75/100
292 reviews

"Friendly service, but poorly rated management." Service professionalism and housekeeping are average.

Room

68/100
619 reviews

"Decently clean rooms with okay minibars." Spacious rooms with nice balconies and views, and great kitchenettes. Old, poorly-maintained rooms with poor furnishing and TVs. Bathroom could be bigger. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

57/100
300 reviews

"Rooms are moderately tidy but pool area could use more attention." Moderately clean hotel facilities.

Breakfast

48/100
151 reviews

"Breakfast affordable but not highly reviewed."

WiFi

38/100
6 reviews

"Wifi quality could be improved."

Bar

33/100
6 reviews

"Bar could improve."

Rated 71/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Good value. Location is great."

Value

89/100
18 reviews

"Best value for money."

Location

82/100
46 reviews

"Great location."

Service

74/100
59 reviews

"Service is friendly, but so-so housekeeping."

Room

67/100
131 reviews

"Great balconies with amazing views in big, decently clean rooms." Old rooms with lacking maintenance, furnishings, and bathroom cleanliness. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

56/100
56 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Breakfast

44/100
32 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Amenities

42/100
34 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement." Hotel grounds need more attention. Terrace is not particularly attractive.

Vibe

40/100
21 reviews

"Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating."

Rated 73/100 based on reviews from families.

"Pleasant entrance area. Stylish hotel."

Value

87/100
21 reviews

"Best value for money."

Location

86/100
50 reviews

"Great location with excellent sightseeing." Reasonably accessible by car.

Service

83/100
65 reviews

"Great service, especially at reception." Service professionalism and housekeeping are average.

Room

66/100
119 reviews

"Rooms are quite clean and beds are standard." Spacious rooms with nice balconies and views, but poor bathrooms. Poor quality, old rooms with low rated A/C and furniture.

Cleanliness

56/100
55 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Breakfast

49/100
33 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Fantastic service. Great location."

Location

81/100
9 reviews

"Great location."

Service

80/100
14 reviews

"Friendly service."

Room

60/100
25 reviews

"Views are good, menus are average, and rooms are acceptably clean." Poor maintenance in rooms and bathrooms.

Cleanliness

59/100
11 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Breakfast

53/100
6 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Vibe

43/100
5 reviews

"Vibe is not too good."

Rated 81/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Friendly service. Fantastic service."

Service

73/100
11 reviews

"Friendly service and great reception."

Comfort

69/100
8 reviews

"Comfortable."

Room

69/100
22 reviews

"Rooms are somewhat clean but have fantastic views."

Cleanliness

58/100
13 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good lake hotel. Good for sightseeing and located near shopping areas."

Value

89/100
115 reviews

"Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices."

Location

81/100
199 reviews

"Great location." Excellent location with good bars, restaurants, shopping and beaches nearby. Accessible by car, but parking is a hassle.

Service

75/100
285 reviews

"Fantastic service." Poorly-managed, moderately professional staff and housekeeping.

Room

68/100
598 reviews

"Decently clean rooms with okay minibars." Spacious rooms with nice balconies and views, and great kitchenettes. Old, poorly-maintained rooms with poor furnishing and TVs. Bathroom could be bigger. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

57/100
292 reviews

"Rooms are moderately tidy but pool area could use more attention." Moderately clean hotel facilities.

Breakfast

47/100
140 reviews

"Breakfast affordable but not highly reviewed."

WiFi

38/100
6 reviews

"Wifi quality could be improved."

Bar

33/100
6 reviews

"Bar could improve."

Rated 68/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Good value. Location is great."

Value

89/100
18 reviews

"Best value for money."

Location

81/100
40 reviews

"Great location."

Service

75/100
55 reviews

"Service is friendly, but so-so housekeeping."

Room

67/100
127 reviews

"Rooms are moderately clean with average beds but old looking and poorly-maintained." Large rooms with beautiful balconies and charming views. Poor furniture and complaints about bathroom cleanliness. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

65/100
62 reviews

"Spacious, somewhat comfortable rooms, with okay beds, but some complaints of noise."

Cleanliness

55/100
55 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Breakfast

43/100
29 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Amenities

43/100
32 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement." Terrace is not particularly attractive. Hotel grounds need more attention.

Vibe

40/100
20 reviews

"Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating."

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from families.

"Pleasant entrance area. Great shopping."

Value

87/100
21 reviews

"Best value for money."

Location

86/100
47 reviews

"Great location with excellent sightseeing." Reasonably accessible by car.

Service

83/100
63 reviews

"Friendly, somewhat professional service and OK housekeeping."

Room

64/100
110 reviews

"Rooms are quite clean and beds are standard." Spacious rooms with nice balconies and views, but poor bathrooms. Poor quality, old rooms with low rated A/C and furniture.

Cleanliness

56/100
51 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Breakfast

50/100
27 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Rated 67/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Fantastic service. Great location."

Location

81/100
9 reviews

"Great location."

Service

80/100
14 reviews

"Friendly service."

Room

60/100
25 reviews

"Views are good, menus are average, and rooms are acceptably clean." Poor maintenance in rooms and bathrooms.

Cleanliness

59/100
11 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Breakfast

53/100
6 reviews

"Breakfast is average."

Vibe

43/100
5 reviews

"Vibe is not too good."

Rated 84/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Fantastic service. Great location."

Service

73/100
11 reviews

"Friendly service and great reception."

Comfort

69/100
7 reviews

"Comfortable."

Room

69/100
20 reviews

"Rooms are somewhat clean but have fantastic views."

Cleanliness

58/100
11 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Rated 64/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good lake hotel. Good for sightseeing and located near shopping areas."

Room

60/100
9 reviews

"Room is all right."

Vibe

42/100
6 reviews

"Vibe is not too good."

Amenities

40/100
5 reviews

"Amenities are not the best."

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Property Description

With a stay at Vista Inn Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor, you'll be on the waterfront, just a 4-minute walk from Lake Tarpon and 13 minutes by foot from Leepa Rattner Museum. This hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Anderson Park and 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Suncoast Primate Sanctuary.

Enjoy a satisfying meal at Giovanni's serving guests of Vista Inn Lake Tarpon. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Make yourself at home in one of the 95 guestrooms featuring microwaves. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Lake Tarpon - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Leepa Rattner Museum - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Anderson Park - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Palm Harbor Medical Center - 3.2 km / 2 mi
Suncoast Primate Sanctuary - 3.4 km / 2.1 mi
AdventHealth North Pinellas - 3.7 km / 2.3 mi
Whitcomb Bayou - 5.1 km / 3.2 mi
St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral - 5.2 km / 3.2 mi
Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center - 5.2 km / 3.3 mi
Wall Springs Park - 5.4 km / 3.3 mi
Spongeoramas Sponge Factory - 6.2 km / 3.8 mi
St Nicholas Boat Line - 6.3 km / 3.9 mi
Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks - 6.3 km / 3.9 mi
Sponge Exchange - 6.4 km / 4 mi
Tarpon Springs Aquarium - 6.6 km / 4.1 mi

The nearest airports are:
Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA) - 33.3 km / 20.7 mi
St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intl. Airport (PIE) - 27 km / 16.8 mi
Tampa, FL (TPF-Peter O. Knight) - 43.7 km / 27.2 mi
St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted) - 44.2 km / 27.5 mi

The preferred airport for Vista Inn Lake Tarpon is Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA).

Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Palm Harbor? This hotel has facilities measuring 1000 square feet (93 square meters), including conference space. Free self parking is available onsite.

Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a fitness center. This Mediterranean hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a television in a common area, and tour/ticket assistance.

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum age of oldest guest: 21
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking
  • Express check-in
  • Dog exercise area
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Conference space size (meters) - 93
  • Swimming pool
  • Television in common areas
  • Free WiFi
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Roll-in shower
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built - 1998
  • Total number of rooms - 95
  • Number of floors - 4
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurant
  • Free breakfast
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar/lounge
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Free self parking
  • Fitness facilities
  • Conference space
  • ATM/banking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1000

Airport & Shuttle Information

Tampa International Airport- 22 miles away.Shuttle pick up at airport approx. $19 per person.Taxi approx. $40

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Free Limited Continental Breakfast provided to all guests 6:30AM - 9:30 AM.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Pet maximum weight in lb is 25

Maximum number of pets per room 2

Pet maximum weight in kg is 11

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Pets cannot be left unattended

Only dogs are allowed

Pets allowed

Up to 40 lbs. Domestic pets only. No exotic animals ($15.00 per night). Guest must sign hotel Pet Policy at check-in.

Misc Fees / Policies

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 25 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 25.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • Contactless check-out is available.
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.
  • This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Cleaning Policies

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Social distancing measures are in place

Individually-wrapped food options are available

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Vista Hotel on Lake Tarpon

Rate fluctuations of Vista Hotel on Lake Tarpon

The chart above shows seasonality of prices for both group/meeting prices and the best individual traveler rates our rate checker could find at the time the group offer was submitted. The most competitive group/meeting discount shown is 11.2% in July 2019 and the highest average individual rate is $129 in the month of February 2020. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Vista Hotel on Lake Tarpon in a month when rates are lower.

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"Everything exceeded our expectations. We will definitely use your service whenever we travel as a group. I have been telling everyone I know who have children on sports teams that travel about you. Thank you for everything." M.L. - Orlando, FL

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