4.2 out of 5

"Quiet location, nice hotel. Day staff very helpful and friendly, evening staff not helpful " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 30 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly beachfront resort with 3 outdoor pools

On the beach

You'll be within 6 miles (10 km) of E.G. Simmons Regional Park and 9 miles (15 km) of South Bay Hospital. Also within 9 miles (15 km) are Cypress Golf Club and Camp Bayou Nature Preserve.

Private beach, spa tub

This Art Deco resort features a private beach, a marina, and 2 restaurants. Relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas, and cool off with a drink at the beachside bar. Families will appreciate the playground and barbecue grills.

Free Internet, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 55 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include furnished balconies or patios, premium bedding, and coffee/tea makers.

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Sea View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$115 per night

Junior Suite, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Inn at Little Harbor ratings based on 134 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Inn at Little Harbor

Everyone (27) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Everything was great! The staff was very friendly and the place was clean and nice. We had a great time! No complaints here.

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019

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2 out of 5
We were suposed to get second floor with balcony and king bed. Got ground with queen no view.

Posted by on Mar 3, 2019

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4 out of 5
Had nice location, pools and grounds were perfect. Rooms were old and noisy, beds no good. But if was worth what we paid

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019

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4 out of 5
Quiet location, nice hotel. Day staff very helpful and friendly, evening staff not helpful

Posted by , from Michigan on Jul 30, 2018

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3 out of 5
The hotel was not as clean as I would expect, hotel room really nice and clean but hallways and stairs carpet really dirty.

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018

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1 out of 5

Rip off at Ruskin

This place completely blows the room smelled the view was a complete misrepresentation of what they showed online instead of a Bayview it was the view of a mud puddle the restaurants were crappy the room was terrible I will stress again the TV was from 1975 we left within 3 hours of checking in and neither Travelocity nor the Ripoff in at Ruskin Little Harbor reimbursed us anything do more due diligence when you're checking these hotels out online and for goodness sakes do not stay at the rip-off Ruskin Ranch trust me you'll be sorry

Posted by , from california on Aug 4, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 29, 2017 by Joyce Lee

We are very sorry you were not please with your stay. Please know our Management teal is looking into each issue you have mentioned. Your feedback is very important to us and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

2 out of 5

Big disappointment

Room refrigerator had mold and stinked. Staff wasn't professional. I ask for extra towels and nobody showed up. Coffee maker was broken asked for new one and only got it after calling 3 times. I was hopping to have sea view and i had none. Cleaning the room took forever i had to call for it. The staff never apologize for these inconveniences instead they just told me wait until they have time. I'll never come back to this hotel

Posted by , from south west of florida on Apr 15, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great Little Hideaway!!

Pros: Nice out of the way location. Nice food and easy to get to
Cons: Not really!
Location: You can drive to Busch gardens and surrounding area easy. Not much for any food or any retail in the area!
This place is awesome! It is well off the beaten path and it makes you think it will be a dive when you drive in but it is very nice and a super place to stay! Right on the water and has it's own beach! You will be pleasantly surprised to stay there!!

Posted by , from Missoula, MT on Mar 28, 2017

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3 out of 5

Quiet out of the way place

Pros: Nice area for walking.
Cons: Give the guests the bed size requested or let them know it is not available before the reservation is made.
Location: Nothing nearby, very remote.
Nice place but remote. Asked for king size bed but didn't get it. Beach area and chairs inadequate for the number of guests. Two restaurants on site were very good which is a good thing because there is nothing else nearby. We spent five nights there and probably would not return.

Posted by , from Michigan on Mar 12, 2017

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1 out of 5

Terrible stay

This place is on Tampa Bay. Brakish water, dirty beach. Dead sea creatures along the beach.Junior Suite is not a suite, no living area, not even offered a refund or discount. Just beds, kitchenette, and closet sized moldy bathroom. No balcony. 2 plastic chairs and a plastic table on a common walkway. Dirty floors, socks turned black.Sometimes a sewage smell was in the room. Roach in room. Items went missing and no one cared. One was my Camara, or I'd have more pictures. The other was my engagement ring and a ring and necklace. Thin walls, woken up about 2 every night from neighbor above. Far from everything. Would of left but it was all paid for. Don't stay here, I am not the only one with these same complaints.

Posted by , from Buffalo on Mar 7, 2017

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About the The Inn at Little Harbor

Location 611 Destiny Dr, Ruskin, FL 33570

Property Features

Step outside to feel the sun on your face and the sand in your toes on the white sand beach. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. Bring your whole family to The Inn at Little Harbor for summer fun including 3 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and kayaking. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a beach bar, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. This Art Deco resort also offers a spa tub, a fitness center, and a garden. Self parking is free. This 3-star Ruskin resort is smoke free.

  • 55 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 4004 sq ft of conference space
  • 372 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1960
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 5
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.) (63.9 km / 39.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Inn at Little Harbor offers 55 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Premium cable television is provided. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Inn at Little Harbor has 2 restaurants on site.

Nearby Activities

A private beach, outdoor tennis courts, and a marina are featured at the resort. 3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

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

  • Game viewing nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Beach yoga on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


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

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Payment in full is due at check-in for all bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 5.00 per night.


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property offers 2 beach sun loungers and 1 umbrella for USD 15 per day.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 40.00 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 8.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Parking

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 9.95 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 5.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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