Vista Inn on Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor
Vista Inn on Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor

Vista Inn on Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor

37611 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684


The Vista Inn on Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor is a beautiful, waterfront hotel that provides the perfect home base for the Florida vacation that you will never forget!

Located in Palm Harbor just 20 miles from Tampa, we are located near all of Central Florida’s attractions, including a short drive to some of the best Gulf Coast beaches. Our hotel is nestled quaintly around a boat basin that leads to Lake Tarpon, a 2,500-acre recreation area known for great bass fishing and boating.

Every guest room is nonsmoking and features a private balcony. Enjoy free continental breakfast and Wi-Fi, relax at the outdoor pool and hot tub, and take advantage of our exercise room, meeting facilities and onsite Italian restaurant, Giovanni’s. Small pets under 25 pounds are welcome too.

At the Vista Inn on Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor, you’ll enjoy exceptional service, comfort and quality at a great value.


Free Continental Breakfast

Free Wi-Fi

Outdoor Pool & Spa

Fitness Center

Pet Friendly

Onsite Italian Restaurant


Queen Suite at Vista Inn on Lake Tarpon

We offer comfort in King, Queen, and Double rooms, with handicap accessible options available. Our rooms come standard with:

  • Private balcony with waterfront view
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Flat-screen TV with cable programming
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board

Photo Gallery

Vista Inn on Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor exterior canal
Vista Inn on Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor exterior
Vista Inn on Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor exterior pool overlooking canal
Vista Inn on Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor exterior hot tub with pool
Vista Inn on Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor lobby
Vista Inn on Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor meeting room
Vista Inn on Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor breakfast
Vista Inn on Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor dining area
Vista Inn on Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor conference room
King Jacuzzi
Lake Tarpon King Deluxe Room
King Deluxe
King Room Pet Friendly
King Standard
Queen Handicap
Queen Suite
Lake Tarpon Double Room Pet Friendly
Double Standard
Double Handicap
Double Deluxe
Vista Inn on Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor exterior balcony view
Vanity Vista Lake Tarpon
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Things to Do in Palm Harbor

Tarpon Sponge Docks
Tarpon Sponge Docks – 3.9 miles

The sponge industry helped build a Greek community that is now famous not only for the world’s finest sponges, but for some of the finest Greek restaurants, markets and bakeries in the country.

Salty Waters Fishing Charters
Salty Waters Fishing Charters – 4.2 miles

Salty Water Fishing Charters provides fishing trips to allow you to have an all-around great day on the salty water! Captain Jimmy Hartley will show you some of the best near-shore fishing in west central Florida. Fishing trips are customized to focus on family fun. With over 20+ years on the local water, Captain Hartley will take you right to tarpon, snook, trout, mackerel and even shark, if you’re up for it. You never know what you’ll catch on your fishing trip!

Fred Howard Park
Fred Howard Park – 5.5 miles

Fred Howard Park consists of 155 acres and provides access to the Gulf of Mexico by a one-mile-long causeway. The white sandy beach is a very popular north county swim area. In addition to swimming, it provides a perfect location for visitors to enjoy many spectacular sunsets. Nesting ospreys and eagles may be viewed by park visitors as they fish for food in the surrounding waters.

Honeymoon Island State Park
Honeymoon Island State Park – 9.4 miles

One of Florida’s best-loved state parks, Honeymoon Island has more than four miles of beach to explore along with a three-mile trail through one of the last remaining virgin slash pine forests. Looking skyward, eagles, osprey and great horned owls can be seen, while ground animals include gopher tortoises, raccoons and armadillos. Swimming, fishing, shelling, hiking and bicycling are all popular activities that make Honeymoon Island State Park an ideal getaway.

Caladesi Island
Caladesi Island – 10.4 miles (to the Caladesi Honeymoon Island Ferry)

With three miles of pristine beaches accessible only by boat, Caladesi Island is an unspoiled paradise. In addition, it is a magical place for swimming, sun-bathing, picnics, snorkeling or shelling. Also, there’s a ferry that takes you there and back every half hour.

Clearwater Beach
Clearwater Beach – 18 miles

Laid-back Clearwater Beach is known for its namesake stretch of soft, white sand. Clearwater Beach draws visitors year-round for jet-skiing, parasailing and stand-up paddleboarding in its calm waters. In addition, cyclists and rollerbladers glide along a winding beachfront promenade lined with casual seafood restaurants and cafes. At sunset, Pier 60 hosts a nightly festival with street performers and craft vendors.

Places to Eat

Giovanni’s Fresh Italian Kitchen – Attached to hotel

Giovanni’s is a family restaurant in Palm Harbor that uses the best ingredients and provides a great atmosphere.

Tarpon Turtle Grill & Marina – 3 miles

Seafood-focused American fare in a modern mission-style space with a booth-equipped waterside deck.

Tarpon Tavern – 3.2 miles

Old-world pub providing burgers and other American eats, plus craft beers, in a 1920s-era building.

Dimitri’s on the Water – 4 miles

Greek dockside stop with indoor and outdoor dining spaces for seafood, salads, spreads and sunset views.

Hellas Bakery & Restaurant – 4 miles

Hellas Bakery & Restaurant, located in Tarpon Springs, is a distributor of fine Greek pastries and specialty desserts.

Mr. Souvlaki – 4 miles

Long-standing eatery serving homestyle Greek dishes plus beer and wine in basic, low-key quarters.

Mykonos – 4 miles

Upbeat Greek spot specializing in grilled seafood and meat plates, plus other traditional, homey fare.

Parthenon Restaurant & Bakery – 4 miles

Greek and Mediterranean food, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill – 4.2 miles

Laid-back, family-owned eatery featuring local seafood, a tiki bar on the water and live music.

Hotel Policies

Check-In: 3:00 PM Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Early Check-In / Late Check-Out: Must request from Manager.

Cancellation Policy: Must cancel 24 hours prior to 3pm check in or be billed for one night stay plus tax.

Discount Rates: AAA, Corporate, Senior

Age Requirements: Must be 21 years of age to reserve a room. A photo ID and credit card will be required at check-in.

Extra Adult Charge: $10 per adult

Extra Child Charge: No charge

Family Policy: Children age 18 and under stay free with parent.

Pets: Pets under 25 pounds are welcome with a $25 per night per pet fee. Contact Management directly for further limitations to our pet policy.

Rollaway Bed: Unavailable

Cribs: Unavailable