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Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina

Tampa, FL, US (TPA)

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Based on 2226 reviews
This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Port of Tampa and Channelside Bay Plaza.
Room & Rates
Concierge level room with City or Water Views and Concierge Lounge

Concierge level room with City or Water Views and Concierge Lounge

1 king bed or 2 double beds
350-sq-foot (33-sq-meter) room with city views

Entertainment - WiFi, LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker, room service, and refrigerator (on request)
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and free toiletries
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Standard Room, Balcony (Water Views)

Standard Room

1 king bed or 2 double beds
350-sq-foot (33-sq-meter) room with water views

Entertainment - WiFi, LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker, room service, and refrigerator (on request)
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and free toiletries
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Standard Room Waterview

Standard Room Waterview

1 king bed or 2 double beds
350-sq-foot (33-sq-meter) room with city views

Entertainment - WiFi, LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker, room service, and refrigerator (on request)
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and free toiletries
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Superior Room

1 king bed or 2 double beds
Entertainment - WiFi, LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker, room service, and refrigerator (on request)
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and free toiletries
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Superior Room

1 king bed or 2 double beds
Entertainment - WiFi, LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker, room service, and refrigerator (on request)
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and free toiletries
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Standard Room City View

Standard Room

1 king bed or 2 double beds
350-sq-foot (33-sq-meter) room with city views

Entertainment - WiFi, LCD TV with premium channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker, room service, and refrigerator (on request)
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and free toiletries
Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina
700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL US 33602

Rooms
Stay in one of 719 guestrooms featuring LCD televisions. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy body treatments and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/caf. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Tampa? This hotel has 50000 square feet (4645 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms.

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Know Before You Go

  • Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 16.95 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 24.00 per day (in/out privileges)

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

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • ATM Machine
  • Business Center
  • Coffee Shop
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Express Check-In
  • Express Check-Out
  • Gift Shop on Property
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Marina
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Picnic Area
  • Poolside Bar
  • Porter / Bellhop
  • Room Service
  • Sauna
  • Spa Services
  • Wedding Services
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 2226 reviews
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Submitted on 23-05-2016
Nice Marriott with great views. Walking distance to restaurants downtown. Nice rooms and concierge lounge. On the water, so a nice place to have a drink and enjoy the view. Would definitely stay there again!
from Orlando, Florida
Submitted on 23-05-2016
I had a procedure scheduled very early in the morning at Tampa General and chose this hotel due to its proximity. Upon arrival, I was very surprised that the valet didn't open my door. At nearly every hotel I've ever stayed that's a fairly standard way of greeting guests. We proceeded to the lobby, which was quite beautiful, and checked in. The young woman was professional and pleasant but a bit chatty about her personal life. She informed us that the only king bed available was a handicap acces... Read more
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Submitted on 23-05-2016
I recently stayed at the Tampa Marriott Waterside location for the Dusan wedding. I was very upset that I was forced to cash out my $200+ tab in front of the big group of people I was with, since the lobby bar closed down early and I was sent all the way downstairs to champion bar and grill. This was very frustrating and upsetting. However, thanks to Hans & Luis, the best bartenders! They turned my night around for me and everyone else in my group by providing OUTSTANDING customer service, AWES... Read more
from Canby, Oregon
Submitted on 24-05-2016
I recently stayed at the Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina while on business travel. Upon arrival I was welcomed in the lobby with refreshments, nice touch after a long day. During check-in I mentioned that I needed a feather free room and the front desk staff changed my room assignment to the "feather free floor". This was the first time I've heard of a hotel offering such an accommodation - what a great idea! The lobby area of the hotel is impressive with open ceilings and towering palm t... Read more
from Tulsa, Oklahoma
Submitted on 25-05-2016
As part of a Tampa vacation during Tampa Bay Beer Week, I decided to book this hotel as it was convenient to the Huna day event we were attending. Given the amount of people in town, I expected the hotel to be a bit of a mess. For the most part it was but they handled it well. We pulled up to the hotel on Saturday at 10am to find a disaster at the valet. They were just overwhelmed and it wasn't their fault. Eventually they got us taken care of and I was happy to pay the $24 for the overnig... Read more
from Richmond, Virginia
Submitted on 02-06-2016
Nice hotel great location to Arena, Convention Center, Ybor City. If you are in the executive lounge Carl Fuller is excellent in every way. Only downside to me is valet parking ,though efficient raises cost with tips and daily charges, money id rather use for F&B. Sports bar in resturant standard fare but good service.
from Boston, Massachusetts
Submitted on 04-06-2016
Recently I stayed at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. The hotel was very nice, the room clean and comfortable, and the view of the water and it's wildlife (mostly rays) was great fun. The best part of the stay though was the Concierge Lounge. Carl Fuller, Jr. greeted me warmly and made sure I had everything I needed for a good start to my morning. He was very knowledgeable about Tampa, having lived there his entire life. It was so relaxing and enjoyable learning about Tampa as we talked... Read more
from Chester, New Hampshire
Submitted on 05-06-2016
This hotel is centrally located in Tampa. It has a very nice roof top pool and bar. It is on the River Walk which is a great place to walk and enjoy all that Tampa has to offer. The room was very clean and comfortable.
from Racine, Wisconsin
Submitted on 05-06-2016
This hotel is an awesome property. You don't have a beach but the River Walk is just out the back door. Plenty of things to walk to. They have the new Stay Well floor and I stayed in one of those rooms. Give it a try. The Vitamin C shower is a bit over rated but the rest of the features were nice to have. We ate in the restaurant and the food was good. The service was a bit slow. I would stay here again if I was in town and not going to the beaches.
from Boise, Idaho
Submitted on 08-06-2016
I had the pleasure of spending five days at this hotel. It's perfectly located by the Convention Center and Tampa Riverwalk. The hotel was clean and organized and the staff were very accommodating. One specific treat was having breakfast each morning in the Concierge Lounge. Carl Fuller, Jr. was friendly, helpful, and always kept the place cleaned up and looking nice. Would definitely stay here again in the future.
from San Francisco
Submitted on 15-06-2016
I rarely rate a property five stars especially if they charge for parking. However, the staff, location and amenities make it worthy of this rating. As usual I will list the pros and cons: Pros: Great staff. From Emily at the front desk who gave me a 24th floor water view almost across from the concierge lounge, to Joyce and Carl, the evening and breakfast attendants in the Concierge Lounge who were extremely friendly, efficient and helpful. Concierge room-Top notch on the 24th floor wi... Read more
from Cold Spring, Kentucky
Submitted on 19-06-2016
My husband and I stayed here for a week and loved the accommodations! My husband was there, on business, and I loved hanging out in the beautiful lobby, enjoying the newly renovated pool, and walking all over the Riverwalk. It was a great place for exercise. (I clicked "yes" for a rooftop pool because it was outside, on the 3rd floor, but technically it isn't on the hotel rooftop because the hotel has 27 floors.) I loved that in addition to good hotel restaurants, the hotel also had a Champions... Read more
from Manchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-06-2016
This hotel is right on the water, good access to the long waterside walkway, it also has nice views from the rooms, very large bedrooms and a tall imposing building. I couldn't use the pool because of Storm Colin during my stay which was a shame. The parking is also expensive and they take a long time to collect your car, however overall a good experience and highly recommend.
from Petaluma, California
Submitted on 20-06-2016
Upon arrival, I was welcomed by friendly and attentive staff. Had a glass of wine (not a bad selection of wines by the glass) in the lobby bar on the way to my room. Very friendly bar staff. The room was nice with a spacious bathroom and a small terrace with a café table and chairs overlooking the water and Harbor Island. Beautiful view. I wanted to watch the NBA championship series so I had dinner in the sports bar and grill off the lobby. Good appetizers. An active and friendly spot. ... Read more
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Submitted on 21-06-2016
Roomed on the 26 floor and had a great view of the Tampa skyline. The room was clean and what dealings I had with the staff were pleasant. I was there for work but would like to come back and enjoy a weekend on my own time.
from Tampa, Florida
Submitted on 28-06-2016
I booked the Marriott Waterside and Marina because of its location and approximately to my wedding venue. The staff was very friendly and helpful at the time of my early check in. As my room wasn't ready and I had hair and makeup arranged first thing in the morning. The front desk manager quickly to me and my party into their concierge room and that's were we all gother ready. My husband and I were surprised with the wine and cheese tray left in our room. That wasa lovely surprise. I will defi... Read more
from Arlington, Virginia
Submitted on 30-06-2016
It's got all the bells and whistles you would expect from a Marriott and the location is simply perfect, especially if you are attending a convention; however, there were just little things that made it annoying, starting with the elevators. Allegedly there were some repairs in progress, but they are frankly some of the slowest I've seen anywhere. I was happy to use the stairs, but the layout is so awkward and the stairs are marked as "emergency exit only" so that's not intuitive either. Then... Read more
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Submitted on 30-06-2016
Being on the road every week for business isn't always easy, and it's the little things that matter. This hotel is in a great location, with several good restaurants in walking distance (Jackson's - sushi, music and a big open patio!). Plus, it's got water views - which I love! All of the staff were super friendly and helpful, especially Carl in the Concierge Lounge! It's the little things that make being away from home so much a little more bearable. This property is one of the reasons why I'm ... Read more
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Submitted on 01-07-2016
From my first phone call, the visit was above my expectations. Hazel Williams in At Your Service accommodated my need for early check in with a beautiful corner balcony room. public praise of her at check in was rewarded with a lovely fruit basket in my room. I was equally impressed with the concierge lounge attendant mr Carl Fuller, jr. He was so "attentive" my teenage son declared the self service lounge as "like a restaurant". I will not only be back when need be, I will be back because... Read more
from Annapolis, Maryland
Submitted on 01-07-2016
My lovely suit had an amazing view and the strawberries and wine that Manny the doorman sent up as a welcome. Love this hotel and the amazing staff. It's right on the water and across the street from the Tampa Convention Center.
from Nashville, Tennessee
Submitted on 04-07-2016
I stayed at the Marriott Tampa for a convention. The staff was exceptionally nice from the front desk to the concierge lounge. They were nice and helpful. There was a maintenance issue that kept reoccurring, but the staffs efforts to accommodate was great. Hazel Williams stayed on top of the issue and eventually had me moved to a nicer room with a porch. She checked on me each time she saw me to make sure everything was good. Also Carl Fuller in the Concierge Lounge was very helpful in prov... Read more
from florida
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Did not live up to the normal Marriott standards. Been loyal customer since early 70s and own a Marriott timeshare. Appears its nearing a renovation especially of beds and furniture. Trash particles left in bathroom made me question cleaniness. The customer service was lacking. Definitely not given a warm welcome at elite desk. Checked out early to get over the bummed feeling of the visit. (Valet staff & omelet maker offered some redemption) I agree with the others - the elevators seriously ne... Read more
from Cleveland, Ohio
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Was travelling to Tampa with members of my family for a funeral. I needed rooms for several generations with a variety of needs. Prior to arrival, Vanessa guided me through making arrangements that would accommodate everyone. She spent a lot of time with me to make sure it was right. Not only that, when we arrived at the hotel, everything was exactly as we discussed. She helped make a difficult time easier for all of us. The rest of the staff we dealt with was also very helpful and tried to be... Read more
from Oxford, Massachusetts
Submitted on 05-07-2016
To be as fair as possible to the staff that work here, I will not be giving a two star review since the rooms here are fine and, overall, the hotel is an excellent space to hold/attend a conference. Alright, now that we've covered the good, let's get to the bad.... We stayed in December and had booked our rooms back in August (which, you would think, would exempt us from being overbooked). Of course, this turned out to be the case and we (along with 60 other rooms) were stuck without a hotel. ... Read more
from New Jersey
Submitted on 06-07-2016
I was there with the National Baptist Convention, Congress of Christian Education. There were thousands of people, and two of the elevators were not working. We had to use the service elevator on several occasions due to the large number of guests waiting to get to and from their rooms. I am sure, being so close to the convention center, this is not their first rodeo, so they should have been better prepared. To add insult to injury, they placed a rude "Hazel Williams" outside side the concierge... Read more
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Submitted on 09-07-2016
On our one night stay for time to explore Tampa, we found this hotel to be just what we were looking for. The property is beautiful and the rooms were very nice.Very clean and well kept. Our only complaint would be the elevators which appear to require some maintenance. The shining star for this property is the staff. Not only were the valets, bellhops, and counter staff extremely attentive and accommodating, the pool staff went above and beyond in the heat of the day to make guests comfortabl... Read more
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Submitted on 09-07-2016
Had the chance to come back to this site for a conference. Yes, as others have noted, the elevators were down. And the wifi was down for the first two days of my 5 days stay with no updates (I am sure the desk staff tired of repeatedly being asked...). But I am certain all of these were outside of the control of the staff. Everyone I interacted with was incredibly helpful and glad to help direct me to what to do/where to go in my downtime. Have come to this site before, and will certainly be bac... Read more
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Submitted on 10-07-2016
I stayed there for a conference with 5 of my coworkers. Great location, the hotel is situated on the riverwalk and Amalie Arena is directly across the street . Also there is a trolley that stops across the street and we took it to Ybor to have dinner. Also we had great service in the bar from Zach.
from Silver Springs, Florida
Submitted on 10-07-2016
We drove to Tampa to celebrate the birthday of a friend by taking the Starship Yacht Dinner Cruise, and decided to splurge by staying at the Marriott Waterside. We reserved a high floor room adjacent to our friends for the view. This is an excellent hotel property and well maintained by a friendly and enthusiastic staff. They are quick to make suggestions and provide information. Our room was excellently prepared and our view of the downtown Tampa area was superb. While we didn't avail ours... Read more
from Annandale, Virginia
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Carl Fuller Jr in the Concierge Lounge was excellent every morning and a welcome relief from the elevator situation at the hotel. At times it took 30 minutes or more to get to your room. Then another 30 to get back down. Other than the elevator situation everything else was great. That's how bad the elevator issue was. Myke
from Cincinnati, Ohio
Submitted on 13-07-2016
July, 2016. Very large convention in Tampa and the Marriott was selected as one of the headquarters hotels. Upon arrival, 2:30 pm, we were told that check-in time was 4:00, by a front desk clerk with an attitude. No room was available. While standing there, the couple next to us, checking in 5 minutes later, was immediately given a room. We were also told that if we wanted a "waterside" room it would be extra. If we wanted a "balcony" room, it would be extra. We were told to leave a cell number... Read more
from Stavanger, Norway
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Our family stayed here last week. While the lobby was well-furnished with modern seating and clean, the outside patio seating did not follow the same standard. The pool on the 3rd floor was a great surprise with plenty of towels and lounge chairs for the guests. There is an outdoor bar from which you could order beverages - no food on offer when we were there on a Sunday. Our room was fair with two queen-sized beds. Had to purchase wifi-access which is a hassle and a disappointment.
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Submitted on 13-07-2016
Had a great experience. Hong at the desk was very accommodating and professional. She turned a disappointment into a memorable experience. This hotel is very conveniently located to restaurants, nightlife and convention center. I would double check package deals before booking. We had parking and breakfast included. The breakfast buffet was excellent! I would suggest a high floor facing the west (low numbers ..03,..05) for the best view. Avoid (..39...38...) as those face the arena (unless... Read more
from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Ethan Solomon the assistant restaurant manager goes over and above what you would expect. A small issue concerning my food allergy was addressed by the waiter Marco who immediately brought over Ethan to correct the problem. Both were genuinely concerned. It was not a serious problem but both Ethan and Marco were there to address my concerns. The best part of this I was not staying at the Marriott but was treated like one of their guests. When my wife and I return to Tampa we will surely stay at ... Read more
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Submitted on 13-07-2016
While in the concierge lounge Mrs. Joyce Williams took care of us nicely! She is a wonderful host, remembers her guest and truly loves her job. It was a pleasure meeting her. The overall hotel was great and in a wonderful location. Everyone you need all in close proximity or just a street car ride away.
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Submitted on 16-07-2016
Me and the family went to the Marriott for a conference in May.. Let's just say my wife went to work and me and my toddler son went to play.. Hotel was close to everything.. the Bayside fun place was within walking distance. The Aquarium was not far.. the hotel has only valet parking which was a hassle.. gym was great for a hotel.. washer and dryer.. and the spa also was above average.. Bar was hopping all night.. you won't be disappointed..
from Kissimmee, Florida
Submitted on 16-07-2016
I have to say that this was our second time coming back to the hotel. I work for world center Marriott in Orlando, My wife and I decide to come back to the Marriott waterside and marina to celebrate our honeymoon... My friend Josh Bowens took really good care of us and his whole staff... I worked with Josh at the world center before.. I called Mr josh and told him that I was getting married and that I was stay for eight days.. When My wife and I arrived it was nothing but love from the moment we... Read more
from St Austell, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Surprise trip for my 40th Birthday. Staff were super friendly and extremely helpful from checking in at the check in desk, to the kind gentlemen at the concierge and valet parking. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was done with a genuine welcoming smile. A very special mention and thanks to the lovely Mary-Margaret who very kindly arrange some chocolate strawberries and prosseco to celebrate my special day to accompany my beautiful cakes. Would not hesitate to stay again or to recom... Read more
from Jackson
Submitted on 17-07-2016
The hotel very nice and has a nice lobby with evening entertainment. It is a riverwalk hotel, diagonal from the convention center. The trolley stops across from the hotel. The rooms are nice and the beds sleep good. The parking is valet only.
from Key West, Florida
Submitted on 17-07-2016
I travel to Marriott properties across the country every week and Carl in the Concierge Lounge was awesome last week! He helped me with breakfast, was always on the move and was very friendly. Made the start of my business day super easy! The hotel had great views, comfy beds, and fabulous amenities such as spas and food options. I look forward to staying here when I'm in the Tampa area
from Florida
Submitted on 19-07-2016
I just spent 3 nights here for a conference. While our conference was AMAZING, the hotel was not quite ready to handle all of us. The biggest issue was the elevators! They were being redone, so they only had 1/2 of them working. When you know, at least a year in advance that you will be having over 700 people come for one event, you need to be prepared. Yes, they allowed us to use the service elevators, but that shouldn't have had to be necessary. Also, the rooms are not worth the price. I could... Read more
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Submitted on 19-07-2016
My family stayed at this hotel on a whim and we are definitely happy we made the change! From the valet staff, to the front desk staff, to the pool staff, and especially, Joyce and Carl in the Concierge Lounge, all made our stay like no other! All treated us like VIPs throughout our stay and made us feel completely comfortable! Each nite Joyce greeted us with a warm and refreshing Hello and delivered fantastic service! She was especially great with our infant son and made many accommodations... Read more
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Submitted on 20-07-2016
I really love this place. We spent the day in Tampa paddle boarding through the channel and enjoyed a day by the pool. They just re modeled the pool very nicely. The bar in the lobby is always a favorite of mine and the breakfast buffet was exceptional. We do not typically eat buffets but if they were all like this I would be happy. They upgraded us to a 2 room suite free of charge due to platinum status. Just always ask as Marriott never seems to offer unless you ask. Enjoy!
from Port Richey, Florida
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Spent another great day at the SPA this last weekend, relaxing and rejuvenating. Rhonda is a wonderful masseuse and definitely work my drive into Tampa. As always facilities were clean, well kept, and guests are left wanting for nothing! My thanks to Ishmael with the scheduling and Denise for her hospitality at check in/out! NIck was great helping with parking, I arrive in the middle of check out and he made sure I did not miss my appointment at the SPA.
from Conway, Arkansas
Submitted on 21-07-2016
This is a great location to access the city's river walk and plethora of downtown restaurants. My only negative was the massive spotlight used to showcase the hotel was directed at my room's window. If you stay, seek a room on a high floor to avoid the flood lights.
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