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VISTA Hotel on Lake Tarpon

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We ended up here last minute after we realized a nearby Hilton booked us into a smoking room. The CFB national championship was that day so everything else was booked. The room and breakfast were much better then expected after reading some of the reviews. Nice porch overlooking the waterway. There is lots to do in Tarpon Springs.

1Thank rthisone
Atlantic Beach, Florida
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Booked a room overlooking pool. Was assigned to room on third floor in the middle of building. Road noise was horrible. Door would not close unless you really slammed it. Room was old and not kept up. Breakfast sucked and coffee was only lukewarm Don't stay here

3Thank Robert R
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Paid $345 for 3 nights. That includes $15 a day pet fee. Hotel is on US 19 highway an 8 lane rd. BUSY!!! We had pet friendly room 231 all doors face outward towards road. Patio & Balconies face inward toward Lake Tarpon. Room was clean but dated. 2 full size beds & carpeted (yuck)small ants in bathroom. Unheated pool,...

4Thank chicagoescape
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Quick trip to see a friend and price was right. Good size room but only set up for 1. If you want to have someone visit they or you will have to sit on the bed. Large balcony with nice view overlooking a canal with small boats but seating was cheap plastic chairs and no way to turn off the...

2Thank Gary S
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We had a really nice room, including the bathroom. Yeah it's old, but it's been freshly painted clean. Nice shower! The carpet is fairly new. The view from the balcony was beautiful! We'd certainly stay here again.

1Thank MiniGart
Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

spent two nights here wanting to explore the area. On reflection one would have been more than enough. Next to a very busy road, the hotel was soulless and a bit gloomy. Staff were friendly, it wasn't expensive, but had an air of desperation. Didn't see many residents at the time of our stay which didn't help the ambiance. The...

Thank oaklea_11
Summerfield, Florida
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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...

Thank vdfoley
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

1Thank dan g
fort walton beach, fl
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.

1Thank budthrasher
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!

2Thank Cathy S

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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
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: €78 - €134 (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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“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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