Sailport Waterfront Suites
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... house in Seven Oaks. The week just simply flew by, between errands and visiting with friends. Just a delightful time all around under the beautiful Floridian sun!
Now, Paul and I are back on the road on our way to Ocean City, Maryland where we are scheduled to arrive on the 28th... We are very excited to yet again stay there for the next 3 months or so ...
... of the Tampa Bay. I drive five minutes and I am on Bayshore Boulevard, the Country's longest (4 mile) walkable sidewalk that lines the Tampa Bay. This has truly been an eyeopening and amazing experience so far, and can't wait to see what the future holds for me here in Florida.
If you have never travelled here, it definitely is a place you want to see. I don't think people know how beautiful our country is. You can truly be "on vacation" here without leaving the country.
Back home today. Didnt have wifi access while in England on the boat so couldnt post. Too busy and tired last 3 days in Scotland Wrote up experiences each day though and will post a few at a time shortly It was a great and different adventure Now on to planning for ...
... rides or an amusement park with zoo animals. Either way, it was a lot of fun.
They have quite a few roller coasters here. We enjoyed all of them, some several times in fact. The crowds were very light, so we could pretty much walk on to the roller coasters, which was very nice indeed.
They also have water rides, which seemed to soak Tammy ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Sailport Waterfront Suites Tampa
Great Place To Stay!
Excellent place to stay. Great bang for the buck. We had a wonderful time there.
I Checked In On Jun 21ST Checked Out ON Jun 23RD. After a long and exhausting night out in the town I was returning to my room ready to hit the bed. Unfortunately, my room key did not work. So,I went to the front office which is two floors below.I explained the situation and was given a new key. So, I go bck upstairs same thing happens. Needless to say, I had to go bck downstairs explained once again that the room key did not wrk.I was given a total of three keys before finally anyone did anything about it. Nobody apologized,they acted real nonchalant about the whole situation. All I received were excuses on why the keys were not probaly working. Bottom line noone cared I never received a key that actually worked.Rooms: clean. View:beautiful. customer service: 2 thumbs down sailport.
Our chat room gets together every year in Tampa and this year we changed hotels. Although the last place met our needs it just can't measure up to the Sailport Resort. The suites are wonderful and nicely arranged. The longer narrower units allow everyone to have a water view and wow what a view. A few of my group have already posted reviews and I'll repeat the sentiment that it was very unfortunate we had no way to contact one another once we were there. Unlike R.T. (real time) friends we don't know each others last names so have no way to ask for one of our buddies. The group coordinator at the hotel and our rep will be working that out for next year. Being afraid of heights the balcony was tough for me to enjoy since we were put on the 4th floor but it was beautiful and very refreshing to sit out there in the evening. The hotel is far enough off the main road that we didn't get alot of street noise even with the sliding doors open. The bed was comfortable and the rooms were adequate for their purpose. My son especially loved the berths built in to the wall in the hallway. He had his own little hideaway and it was close to both ends as well as being far enough away to allow for some privacy. Thank you to our group rep and the hotel's group coordinator for a job well done. We will definitely be back.
Loved It !
Stayed this past week with a very large group~April 4-8, 2003. The accomodations were wonderful, the place was cleaned every day (even the dishwasher was started when I had one glass in it!), desk personnel and staff very friendly. The view(s) off the balcony(ies) was/were awesome. Restaurants and beaches near and around the hotel were close and very nice. Checkout time could be extended a little but was reasonable :) The pool and deck were nicely situated (right in the sun, beautiful sunsets on the deck). Would recommend it HIGHLY for a nice, relaxing vacation :)
This hotel was better than the last we stayed in while we were in Tamps by a long shot... however... I went for a party that was put on for a chat room on AOL... the people from chat were great. But... we were very separated, and the hotel knew that we were all together. Nobody knew where anyone else was at... they gave us no list of people in our party who had checked in. And that made it pretty hard to get together. In fact there were several from our party that couldn't find us and we actually never saw. The location is fantastic, the views are wonderful, the pool would have been ok if not for some child that made a "baby ruth" in the pool so that they had to close it. There was a little private beach that they didn't tell us about, but that we discovered on our on. So that helped rather than have to sit by a pool we couldn't swim in. We do plan to stay there again next year for our annual snf weekend.. and hopefully some changes will be made. One final note... if you stay there make sure that you bolt the door so the maid can't come in. Scared the heck out of me to wake up to some maid standing in the room watching me sleep.
Very Nice Hotel
We had a small group (about 15 rooms) staying at The Sailport Inn April 4th -8th....The rooms we're very nice and clean. The only thing I would of liked is if they could of put our group's rooms next to each other. So it would of been more convenient for us to hang out together. The pool was very nice.. There was a wonderful view from all the rooms of the bay.The front desk personal was very nice.. it would of been alittle easier if the hotel front desk would have been on the ground floor but it was centrally located on the 2nd floor.
I was at the Sailport for an extended stay, so my experiences may be unique. The Sailport is conveniently located near the Airport, and there is a nice view of the Bay. The room is presentable, and all rooms are apparently 1 bedroom suites. HOWEVER, do not plan on getting any sleep here. The hallways are open at one end and echo horribly. The noise problem is compounded by the fact that every morning (particularly on the fourth floor) a mob of unruly Spanish-speaking maids converge on the hotel to begin offering service. The cacaphony of their staccato voices still rings in my head. All polite requests for them to be quiet were ineffective. All stern demands for them to be quiet are ineffective. The manager has done nothing to correct the situation. Also, the front desk has lost and even OPENED my mail!!?? When it rains, volkswagon-sized roaches seek shelter in the rooms. The ship's store is overpriced, the stairwells smell like urine, and the ONE elevator is slow to respond and groans fitfully. Stay away!!!!!
Great deal for the price
We stayed here last weekend and couldn't ask for a nicer place at a great price. Suites were very clean and the staff friendly. The view was beautiful. I highly recommend Sailport Resort.
I stayed at Sailport Resort for a weekend in June, 2002, while attending a wedding. Our party used three suites. I was surprized at the quality (and size) of the accomodations for the price. Designed like a railroad flat (one corridor connects the bedroom, bath, and living room), I felt like I was in my own apartment-- the facilities were clean, nicely furnished, and spacious. You need a car to get around to other parts of Tampa. However, if you don't want to use the stocked kitchen, there are a few good restaurants across the road and within walking distance. Check around the internet for the best price-- the established reservation services may not provide it (I paid $79 a night, as compaired to the $89 quoted on the major reservation services). Every room has a balcony and a view of Tampa Bay. There is a nice pool area.
Sailport resort excells
cannot recommend sailport too highly.
close to airport (but not flightpath), free covered parking, friendly staff, high quality accommodation.