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Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Terrace/Patio

Guest reviews

3.8 out of 5 Good
975 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Pet Friendly
Air Conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
Hand sanitizer provided

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationTarpon Springs Sponge Docks6 min drive
Popular LocationTarpon Springs Aquarium6 min drive
Popular LocationSunset Beach10 min drive
AirportTampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.)29 min drive

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  • Room, 1 King Bed (Pet Friendly-fee included in the rate)

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed (Pet Friendly-fee included in the rate)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 2 Double Beds (Pet Friendly-fee included in the rate)

    3.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsRoom, 2 Double Beds (Pet Friendly-fee included in the rate)
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsStandard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsRoom, 2 Double Beds, Accessible
  • Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsSuite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Whirlpool)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed (Whirlpool)

About this area

Palm Harbor

Located in Palm Harbor, Vista Inn Lake Tarpon is in the suburbs and on the waterfront. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Ruth Eckerd Hall, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Tampa Bay and Clearwater Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Tampa Bay Downs or Bright House Field. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with skydiving and ecotours.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks - 6 min drive
  • Tarpon Springs Aquarium - 6 min drive
  • Westfield Countryside Mall - 9 min drive
  • Sunset Beach - 10 min drive
  • Tampa Bay Downs - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Tampa Intl. Airport (TPA) - 29 min drive

Restaurants

  • Giovanni's — 1 min walk
  • Firehouse Subs of Tarpon Springs - 2 min drive
  • Eat Greek Kouzina - 4 min drive
  • Outback Steakhouse - 5 min drive
  • The Sweet Spot - 6 min drive

About this property

Vista Inn Lake Tarpon

Lakefront hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, conference space, and laundry facilities. All 95 rooms provide conveniences like microwaves and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Patios, private yards, and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests.
Vista Inn Lake Tarpon offers 95 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Palm Harbor hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in February 2017.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Motor boating
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (1000 square feet)

Outdoors

  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge

Outdoor space

  • Patio
  • Yard

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per pet, per night
Dogs only

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • 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.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
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
The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines and the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

Lake Tarpon Palm Harbor
Lake Tarpon Resort
Lake Tarpon Resort Palm Harbor
Tarpon Lake Resort
Tarpon Resort
Lake Tarpon Hotel Palm Harbor
Palm Harbor Best Western
Vista Hotel Lake Tarpon Palm Harbor
Vista Hotel Lake Tarpon
Vista Lake Tarpon Palm Harbor
Vista Lake Tarpon
Vista Inn Lake Tarpon Palm Harbor
Vista Hotel on Lake Tarpon
Vista Inn Lake Tarpon Hotel
Vista Inn Lake Tarpon Palm Harbor
Vista Inn Lake Tarpon Hotel Palm Harbor

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Vista Inn Lake Tarpon and receive a full refund?
Yes, Vista Inn Lake Tarpon offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Vista Inn Lake Tarpon cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is from 9:00 AM–10:00 PM.
Is this property pet-friendly?
Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 25.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Vista Inn Lake Tarpon?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM–midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Vista Inn Lake Tarpon?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is this property located?
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Tarpon and Leepa Rattner Museum. Anderson Park and Palm Harbor Medical Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Vista Inn Lake Tarpon

3.8
Good
975 reviews
5 - Excellent
276
4 - Good
385
3 - Okay
187
2 - Mediocre
79
1 - Poor
48
3.9
Cleanliness
4.1
Service and Staff
3.8
Amenities
3.6
Property condition
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Great nice and clean nice people would love to stay again

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020
4.0 out of 5 Good
    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020
    3.0 out of 5 Okay
    • Disliked: Amenities

    I have been in worse place, and I have been in better ones as well. As soon as we got there, I headed for the shower. I got in and started wetting my hair. I looked up at the shower curtain rod, and there was a wet used washcloth there. Since the rest of the room looked ok, I figured the housekeeper simply overlooked it. When I got out, I took a hard look around. There were black scuff marks on the bottome of the tub outside, and the grout on the floor needed to be cleaned better. Again, nothing to alarm me into complaining. The furnishings were nice enough, but, the bed had one thin blanket on it. We asked for another, since there was no comforter or anything. The only thing they had were sheets. We took the sheets, and did the best we could. We had a tiny blanket in the car, and we had a beach blanket with us, which we used. In the morning, we went for the hot breakfast they were supposed to have. It was a bunch of pre-packaged danish/bagel type things. One side of the toasted you had to hold the handle down to keep it in. We decided to go out to breakfast instead, but I decided since I had taken my own instant coffee with me, that I'd at least get a cup of hot water from their machine. Guess what, it wasn't hot! lol...Anyway, the price was fair, it did have a nice balcony, which could have used a pressure washing, but again, nothing to make us leave. The room had some very pretty furniture.....and it was conveniently located.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020
    5.0 out of 5 Excellent
      This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020
      5.0 out of 5 Excellent
        This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
        Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2020