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Location

This Tampa motel is 3 miles from the University of South Florida and 5 miles from both Busch Garden and Adventure Island.

Property Amenities

Amenities at the Vista Inn and Suites Tampa include a lush courtyard with a children's pool and swimming pool, and gazebo.

Guestrooms

Guestrooms at Vista Inn and Suites Tampa offer cable television, coffeemakers, hair dryers, complimentary wireless Internet access, and complimentary local calls.

Vista Inn and Suites Tampa

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Just off I-275, the Vista Inn and Suites Tampa is three miles from University of South Florida. Popular attractions, including Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island, are five miles away. The motel is seven miles from the Lowry Park Zoo and nine miles from Raymond James Stadium.

The motel offers complimentary coffee service in the lobby 24 hours a day. The motel has a business center, an on-site restaurant, and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Parking is free for guests, including RV and truck parking.

  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Conference space 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 155 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Picnic area 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Children's pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Phone 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Free local calls 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Television 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per pet, per day

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

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

Hotel Name

  • Vista Inn Tampa
  • Vista Tampa
  • Vista Hotel Tampa
  • Vista Inn And Suites
  • Vista Inn

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2.4 out of 5
37% of guests recommend
2.5 Room cleanliness
3.3 Service & staff
2.6 Room comfort
2.2 Hotel condition
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Nice hotel very friendly staff and workers

3 out of 5
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Posted Feb 11, 2017
Stayed only to sleep,was there on family emergency .
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 15, 2017 by John Curtis - Front Office Manager.
Dear guest, thank you for choosing to stay at the Vista Inn and Suites in Tampa Florida. We appreciate your feedback. Thank you again for staying with us.
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Disgusting!!!

1 out of 5
by from p
Posted Jan 9, 2017
Great service by the receptionist but that was it. The rooms even though they were non smokers they smelled so bad. The carpets and chairs were not sanitary. There were stained towels, the bathroom curtains were very dirty. I was disgusted to touch anything on the room. I'm even panaroid to the point that I slept fully dress and I'm not usually like that in hotels. I've never stayed in any vista hotel on the past and for sure this will be the last time. I payed to stay at a hotel and it felt like I was staying on a cheap motel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 30, 2017 by John Curtis - Front Office Manager
Dear guest, thank you for choosing to stay at the Vista Inn and Suites in Tampa Florida. We appreciate your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your issues with your stay.. I wish I had the opportunity to speak with you when you were staying with us because we have a 100% guest satisfaction at our establishment. Any one of our Front Desk staff would have been more than happy to have relocated you to another room.
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Not recommended at all

1 out of 5
by
Posted Dec 22, 2016
Breakfast should be included but it was not provided in the morning without notice at check-in, no explanation, no apology.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 28, 2016 by John Curtis - Front Office Manager.
Dear guest, thank you for choosing to stay at the Vista Inn and Suites in Tampa Florida. We appreciate your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your issues with your stay... Unfortunately we had some plumbing issues in our lobby forcing us to close breakfast for a few days. I am sorry for this inconvenience. I wish I had the opportunity to speak with you when you were staying with us because we have a 100% guest satisfaction at our establishment.
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This hotel was not clean at all

1 out of 5
by
Posted Dec 15, 2016
Hotel was not clean felt like something was crawling on me in the bed like bedbugs. A bug came out of the faucet sink right before i turned it on. The room smelled OLD. This hotel really needs to be updated or taking off the list.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 22, 2016 by John Curtis - Front Office Manager
We are very sorry for the poor conditions you experienced at our hotel. We take great pride in the fact that we do not want any of our guest to leave not satisfied. Our hotel does have renovated rooms, if you do decide to come back to the Tampa Bay area we will be happy to put you in a upgraded room. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon.
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Clean and friendly staff, however in need of TLC#

3 out of 5
by
Posted Dec 11, 2016
Older property, clean but in need of repair and upkeep. I would stay again in a pinch but not my first choice.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 22, 2016 by John Curtis - Front Office Manager
Dear guest, thank you for choosing to stay at the Vista Inn and Suites in Tampa Florida. We are an older property but getting better everyday. We'd love to put you in a newly renovated room next time you are in town. We appreciate your feedback. Thank you again for staying with us.
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2 out of 5
by
Posted Dec 10, 2016
Over priced for what you get, random people trying to "hustle" for food
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Very convenient

5 out of 5
by from tampa
Posted Dec 3, 2016
Very convenient area, breakfast was good. People were friendly. Very nice place
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 9, 2016 by Mgmt
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Clean

5 out of 5
by
Posted Dec 3, 2016
This hotel was extremely clean housekeeping does and accidentally pe on my self
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 9, 2016 by mgmt
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are very proud of our housekeeping staff and the great work that they do. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Nice hotel very clean and staff was

5 out of 5
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Posted Dec 3, 2016
Very clean and the staff was.very helpful and extremely pleasant
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 9, 2016 by mgmt
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. All team members at the Vista inn strive for guest satisfaction. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Horrible

1 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 17, 2016
First I waited for an hour just to check in cause there were no rooms. Then waited another hour just to go in my room. Just horrible
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 9, 2016 by mgmt
We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your stay. There are times when we have situations where all rooms are sold out. Our housekeeping staff is very detail oriented so it does take some time to make those rooms available again. Hopefully you will give us another chance to provide you with a better experience.
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