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Gem of a Place

We enjoyed the one bedroom suite at Sailport Waterfront if for only one night. They provided limo or van service to nearby restaurants, shopping and the airport (We did not have a car). The view from our room of Tampa Bay and the sunset was spectacular. The only room with tile was the kitchen, otherwise the carpet in all other areas looked quite new. Nice balcony to sit on to relax and watch the water and wildlife. Employees Kayte, Jerry and Evie were very helpful to us. They have a computer with printer in the lobby area for general use. They have a beach area as well as a nice seating area for relaxing and a pool on the waterfront, also some outdoor exercise equipment. We would definitely stay at Sailport again when in Tampa.

Paradise!!

We were able to check in early and were given a room with a spectacular view of overlooking the bay close to the pier and private beach. We got a great deal on a rental car through the hotel and all in all the service, room and amenities were first rate. We would definitely stay at Sailport again!

Had a great time - TripAdvisor

The Sunset Vistas suites is a great place to stay. The room was very nice and was basically a 2 bedroom apartment with kitchen and a nice view of the ocean. All the comforts of some were supplied so it was basically like we were borrowing a friends place. It was nice to be able to buy food and cook meals when we didn't feel like eating out. The heated pool was a very nice touch, and the kids spent hours in the pool even when it wasn't very warm outside as the water is kept at 80 degrees. The bar was ok when it was open, but it is pricy. Most of the drinks are $9.25, but they do hit the spot when it's hot and you could use a nice adult slushy. 

The only real downside, if you want to call it that, is the area that the hotel is in. It's a pretty long walk to johns pass which is the closest thing there really is to do. So you do end up having to drive to do anything much beyond hanging out on the beach or pool.

I think it would be an improvement if there were more activities on the property, such as small sailboats or paddle boards for rent for guests to be able to make more use of the beautiful beach and ocean.

Absolutly Perfect!!! - TripAdvisor

Just returned from a wonderful 8 night stay! The two bedroom, two bath condo was perfect for my husband and I, and my mother. Everything was so clean and beautiful, from our condo to the pool area, café and bar, not to mention the perfectly manicured landscape and peaceful sitting areas in the center of the complex. Sunset Vistas is located near Johns Pass as well as many wonderful restaurants and bars on the water. Every member of the staff we encountered was so pleasant, welcoming and took such good care of us during our stay. The beach is beautiful and we can't wait to go back!

Beach Week with the girls! - TripAdvisor

This is the 6th annual stay with Sunset Vistas. We love the staff, the hotel, the amenities and its right on the beach. Beautiful sunsets, great restaurant on site and close to many other great places

Wonderful!!! - TripAdvisor

Our plans to stay with a friend fell through and we needed a room for a couple nights. Julie, Kathi, and Michael were awesome! Down to earth, friendly, extremely helpful!!! We needed to send a large package home and they took care of it all. Staying here again next week after our cruise. Thank you so Mich for making our trip that much more fabulous!!!

Best Stay Ever! - TripAdvisor

We spent seven nights at this wonderful resort and hotel. Friendly, friendly staff, clean , everything we expected. The tiki bar and cafe were wonderful. The staff that runs the bar and cafe are really welcoming and make you feel they have known you forever! We had thanksgiving there and was really thankful for everything we needed in the full kitchen. View is beautiful...great balcony. They kept us in clean linen and supplies every day. The only thing that it is lacking in the rooms is more living room furniture. There is only one couch and 1 side chair. Everyone else has to sit at the dining table. But we managed...bed are comfortable and well kept. Will return every time visiting this area. Thanks to all who made our stay a wonderful stay!

Awesome Location and Beautiful - TripAdvisor

We loved our stay at this lovely hotel suite resort. Actually like staying in a condo. All rooms have a balcony with at least some water view. Assigned parking was a great feature. The grounds were beautiful, pools were excellent. Great beach access.

A Wonderful Stay! - TripAdvisor

Reserved a two bedroom, two bath suite for my husband, myself and our daughter. This was during the Thanksgiving holiday and the full kitchen made preparing our Thanksgiving dinner very easy. Everything we needed was there. The living area was large enough for guests, the balcony gave us a partial ocean view. Both bathrooms had lots of towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion. The beds were comfortable and the couch in the living area opened into a sofa bed if needed. The stove/oven are full size, fridge is large with an ice maker. There is a cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We didn't eat here but did pick up a pizza to take to the room. There is a Tiki bar at the beach and pool. The pool is a good size with plenty of chairs, tables and loungers. The kiddie pool is quiet and also has lots of seating. There are two hot tubs. This property is directly on the beach, perfect for long walks and stunning sunsets. John's Pass is just down the road with shops, restaurants and bars. There is always live music, boat rentals and entertainment. Clearwater Beach is just down the road and St Petersberg is in the other direction. So much to do but not enough time....we will be booking another stay in the spring.

Can't ask for much more - TripAdvisor

Only stayed a night, but it was a wonderful stay. Front desk was friendly and helpful, parking was convenient, and the room was clean and well decorated. It was great to have a large condo with a full kitchen. I highly recommend the gulf front units.

Best value on the beachfront - TripAdvisor

Wow, after hunting for something on the beachfront that was affordable I hit the jackpot.!These condos are built so most rooms have a view of the gulf from your balconies (there is a balcony off the master bedroom as well as living room. There is a master bath besides a bathroom with a shower for the second bedroom. Small closet washer and dryers very handy. No extra charges either. Highest quality of construction went into these former timeshares, now rentals. The pool was 82 degrees warm and a warmer hot tub along with a "kiddie" one in a different area. The grounds are beautiful and well kept her and make for nice photos.There is a small grocery across the street and the food at the hotel is good for breakfast/lunch only. Book directly through hotel for best prices. fyi.

A home away from home - TripAdvisor

I came for my son's wedding and several family members and friends stopped by to visit and it truly felt like a home away from home. Any issues were promptly felt with and the roominess was great. My grandson loved the kiddie pool area and the workout room was really nice. The full kitchen, washer and dryer was very helpful too.

Perfect beach get away for the family - TripAdvisor

We are a family of six and we stayed at the Hotel for a few days back in August. It's right on the beach and what makes the stay so great is that it feels more like an apartment than hotel. We had a suite with two small but nice bedrooms and a full kitchen that included dishware and cooking utensils. There are two pools at the hotel, one for toddlers and one for older kids and adults. The staff was friendly and helpful. Compared to some of the other hotels in the area it was very affordable and we are definitely going back to stay again.

Great For What You Pay - TripAdvisor

Very well maintained grounds and clean all around. The layout could be better if the bar was inside the pool area with some music but still fun. A high room with a full view of the ocean would probably be better than the others but we saved some money and went with partial view. Overall a great family vacation and friendly staff.

Beach condo, nice view, reasonably priced - TripAdvisor

We really enjoyed our stay here. The room was clean and the oceanfront view was awesome.
Very relaxing and on a beautiful beach. The property grounds were lovely and parking was
so convenient.
I spoke with Michael J. when setting up the reservation and he was helpful and professional,
as well as he was upon check out.
We would stay here again if in the area.

Great Beach Condo - TripAdvisor

My family & I arrived oct 26 for 4 days after Disney. What a beautiful relaxing resort. Staff extremely accommodating and so friendly!!! Condo was great! Room 212 with a great view of the beach. We had breakfast the morning we were leaving and it was delish! My husband went on party boat & caught snapper which we had for dinner one night! He went on Miss Passe Grill and he highly recommends them. He said they were a lot of fun!! We had dinner at Crabby Bills. Eat upstairs. The view is incredible! We even got to see the space station fly by!! We will be back!!

Great Stay!

My family stayed at Sunset Vistas the week of Thanksgiving 2014 and we couldn't have asked for a better place to be. Not only were we right on the beach but every part of this place was top notch! We will certainly be back again!

love this place

I stay here often. Perfect getaway. Staff is just wonderful. Always clean and just perfect. Ask For Titus. I always ask to talk to him. He has always taken wonderful care with all my needs. Thank you Titus. I thank the whole staff for always making my stay just perfect. I could never ask for better service. Best place in Tampa!!!! Thanks again Titus

Administrative Assistant

As the Trip Advisor for our company's annual meeting of international and domestic executive managers at The Provident, I can attest to the excellent guest services provided to us during our 3-5 day stay. The Provident is an excellent venue for corporate gatherings, offering quiet meeting rooms w/AV services, extra special attention to meals and extraordinary guest services. Special thanks to Juan, Rosa, Dario, Yisel, Arlynn, Vanesa, Alex, Jaime and many others at The Provident for extending their professional talents which resulted in yet another successful year.


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