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The Vue 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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  • Free RV, bus, truck parking
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free self parking
  • Fitness facilities
  • Pool sun loungers
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01/25/2022 - 01/26/2022
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Verified Reviews of Vista Inn Lake Tarpon

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"The stay was nice, room was clean and comfortable."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The stay was nice, room was clean and comfortable. Easy access to room from the elevator since the one guess had a broken leg.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
18-Nov-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Nov 12 to Mon Nov 15 2021 at a $70.99 average nightly rate.
"Review"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The Internet photo of your location is not correct and it took a while to find you when checking in. However, we were impressed with the room and grounds and would definitely recommend the Vista Inn.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
30-Oct-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Oct 26 to Thu Oct 28 2021 at a $65.99 average nightly rate.
"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 1,802 verified reviews

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Rated 79/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good lake hotel. Easily accessible by car and good for sightseeing."

Location

84/100
206 reviews

"Great location." Excellent location with good bars, restaurants, shopping and beaches nearby. Not great access by car, with poorly rated parking.

WiFi

76/100
7 reviews

"Good internet service. Average wifi quality."

Service

74/100
305 reviews

"Service is professional and friendly." Reception and housekeeping are average, but management is not great. Booking process is sufficient.

Room

69/100
645 reviews

"Rooms are relatively tidy, but furniture is poor quality, with substandard TV's and A/C." Large rooms with great balconies and views. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Old, poorly maintained rooms. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

61/100
315 reviews

"Rooms and pool are acceptably clean." Hotel facilities could use a good clean. Bathroom needs cleaning.

Breakfast

45/100
143 reviews

"Breakfast affordable but not highly reviewed."

Food

41/100
70 reviews

"Bad overall dining experience with a bad menu."

Bar

17/100
7 reviews

"Bar could improve."

Rated 73/100 based on reviews from families.

"Wonderful sightseeing."

Location

87/100
48 reviews

"Great location with excellent sightseeing."

Value

85/100
15 reviews

"Best value for money."

Service

80/100
57 reviews

"Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception."

Room

67/100
112 reviews

"Rooms are moderately clean with average beds but old looking and poorly-maintained." Large rooms with beautiful balconies and charming views. Guests had problems with furnishing, A/C, and cleanliness of the bathrooms.

Comfort

64/100
62 reviews

"Large rooms with average comfort and standard beds." Deficient A/C and too noisy rooms.

Cleanliness

62/100
54 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms."

Breakfast

46/100
24 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Vibe

43/100
23 reviews

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

Rated 73/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Location is great. Good service."

Location

82/100
41 reviews

"Good location, but hard to reach by car."

Service

71/100
54 reviews

"Friendly service, but housekeeping was less impressive."

Room

66/100
124 reviews

"Old rooms, yet somewhat clean with nice beds." Large rooms with beautiful balconies and charming views. Rooms in need of maintenance, with poorly rated bathrooms and furniture. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

64/100
59 reviews

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

Cleanliness

54/100
51 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Breakfast

43/100
28 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Food

42/100
16 reviews

"Food could be better."

Vibe

41/100
20 reviews

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

Rated 73/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Location is great. Good service."

Location

81/100
8 reviews

"Great location."

Service

76/100
15 reviews

"Friendly service."

Comfort

67/100
12 reviews

"Beds are decent and generally comfortable."

Room

66/100
28 reviews

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

Cleanliness

61/100
14 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Breakfast

46/100
5 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Amenities

38/100
7 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement."

Rated 81/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Friendly service. Fantastic service."

Location

85/100
5 reviews

"Great location."

Service

70/100
10 reviews

"Reception and service are alright."

Comfort

70/100
7 reviews

"Very comfortable."

Room

69/100
18 reviews

"Rooms are somewhat clean but have fantastic views."

Cleanliness

64/100
13 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Breakfast

39/100
5 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good lake hotel. Easily accessible by car and good for sightseeing."

Value

85/100
109 reviews

"Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices."

Location

84/100
197 reviews

"Great location." Excellent location with good bars, restaurants, shopping and beaches nearby. Not great access by car, with poorly rated parking.

WiFi

76/100
7 reviews

"Good internet service. Average wifi quality."

Service

74/100
296 reviews

"Friendly service, but poorly rated management." Service, housekeeping and reception are all fine. Booking process is sufficient.

Room

68/100
622 reviews

"Great balconies with amazing views in big, decently clean rooms." Old rooms could use maintenance, with small bathrooms. People dislike the TVs, A/C, and furniture. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

60/100
305 reviews

"Rooms and pool are acceptably clean." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Breakfast

45/100
132 reviews

"Breakfast affordable but not highly reviewed."

Food

41/100
67 reviews

"Food and menu are not highly reviewed. Desserts & fruits are ok."

Bar

17/100
7 reviews

"Bar could improve."

Rated 73/100 based on reviews from families.

"Wonderful sightseeing."

Location

87/100
45 reviews

"Great location with excellent sightseeing."

Value

85/100
14 reviews

"Best value for money."

Service

79/100
54 reviews

"Reception is decent, with overall friendly and professional service."

Room

66/100
101 reviews

"Rooms are moderately clean with average beds but old looking and poorly-maintained." Large rooms with beautiful balconies and charming views. Guests had problems with furnishing, A/C, and cleanliness of the bathrooms.

Comfort

63/100
55 reviews

"Large rooms with average comfort and standard beds." Deficient A/C and too noisy rooms.

Cleanliness

61/100
49 reviews

"Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms."

Breakfast

46/100
18 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Vibe

42/100
20 reviews

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

Rated 69/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Location is great. Good service."

Location

82/100
37 reviews

"Great location."

Service

71/100
51 reviews

"Friendly service, but housekeeping was less impressive."

Room

66/100
121 reviews

"Old rooms, yet somewhat clean with nice beds." Large rooms with beautiful balconies and charming views. Rooms in need of maintenance, with poorly rated bathrooms and furniture. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

64/100
58 reviews

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

Cleanliness

54/100
50 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Breakfast

43/100
26 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Food

42/100
16 reviews

"Food could be better."

Vibe

41/100
19 reviews

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

Rated 67/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Spacious rooms."

Location

81/100
8 reviews

"Great location."

Service

76/100
15 reviews

"Friendly service."

Comfort

67/100
12 reviews

"Beds are decent and generally comfortable."

Room

66/100
28 reviews

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

Cleanliness

61/100
14 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Breakfast

46/100
5 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Amenities

38/100
7 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement."

Rated 84/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Friendly service. Fantastic service."

Location

85/100
5 reviews

"Great location."

Room

70/100
16 reviews

"Rooms are somewhat clean but have fantastic views."

Service

70/100
10 reviews

"Reception and service are alright."

Comfort

70/100
6 reviews

"Very comfortable."

Cleanliness

64/100
11 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Good lake hotel. Easily accessible by car and good for sightseeing."

Service

73/100
5 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Room

61/100
11 reviews

"Room is all right."

Amenities

41/100
5 reviews

"Amenities are not the best."

Vibe

40/100
6 reviews

"Vibe is not too good."

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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 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks and 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from Sunset Beach.

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.

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
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
Curlew Crossing Shopping Center - 8.1 km / 5.1 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
  • 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
  • Number of bars/lounges - 1
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Picnic area
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Roll-in shower
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built - 1998
  • Total number of rooms - 95
  • Number of floors - 4
  • Professional property host/manager
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Number of restaurants - 1
  • 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 Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

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 8.7% in May 2022 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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