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Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   700 South Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602 (Downtown)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011
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Newburgh, NY
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Limited dining available in hotel, usual breakfast buffet, sports bar. Snooty in the italian restaurant in the hotel.

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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, responded to this review

Thank you for your remarks on TripAdvisor. We were sorry to hear that our dining options did not meet your needs. We have shared this feedback with our Food & Beverage leadership team so that the unfriendly service you received in our Italian Restaurant can be addressed. We appreciate your feedback and we will work at trying to improve the... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

I recently attended a 1 day conference at the Tampa Waterside. The boats dock right next to the south side of the hotel and there is a very nice riverwalk along the shore. The staff and service from the moment we arrived until the moment we left the property was truly superb! It's a class act!

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Florida
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31 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

I was there on business; I like Marriott hotels in general; this one is nicer than the most of that brand. Service was good from the moment I arrived until I left the next day; the meals were catered as part of the meeting and were excellent. I recommend this hotel; nice place comfortable stay.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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103 reviews 103 reviews
21 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

I love Tampa in general. Been there several times, but never stayed overnight. I attend a conference last February, held at this hotel. I stayed in the Marriott Waterside for 4 nights. The room was great, everything you might need, a truly 5 star hotel. The staff was really helpful, conference rooms where huge, and comfortable. It has breathtaking views... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

This is a big business hotel next to the convention center without much else going for it and nothing of interest near by. If you are looking for a resort type experience or think the pool is important this is not the place for you. The room was comfortable, but unimpressive. The gym was undersized and had many broken pieces... More 

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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent comments. We were sorry to the learn that we were not the right fit for your needs. Should your travels bring you to Tampa in the future, please note that we are currently sourcing new equipment in order to update our fitness facility. More 

Sebring, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

Had to pay $20 for parking. They also charged for wi-fi in the room (or you could get it free for a day in the lobby). Valet took a while (~8 minutes), but they were pretty busy. I was upgraded from a regular room to a suite ..... but the suite had a queen-sized pull down Murphy bed. The suite... More 

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Delaware
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55 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

I stayed here for five days during a conference and having friends that stayed at all the nearby hotels this is the best choice in the area. The rooms are up to date, clean, and comfortable. The gym needs work, it is small and a lot of the equipment needed repair. The spa is adequate, lacking ambiance but having a... More 

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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent posting to TripAdvisor regarding our hotel and for your kind words about guest room cleanliness. Please note that we are currently sourcing new equipment in order to update our fitness facility. Additionally, we have reviewed the feedback regarding staffing levels at the pool and moving forward we will focus on being more consistent about ensuring... More 

Monterey, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Overall the hotel & room was good. I enjoyed the amenities - pool & gym - however the valet service was expensive. I rented a car and really didn't have any choice but to leave it with the valet as there is no self parking lot. My husband is a Marriott member so when I called before arriving there, I... More 

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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent posting and for your positive remarks regarding the concierge lounge and the friendly service. We have shared your feedback with our Valet Team and have stressed the importance of making sure every guest is aware of alternate self-parking options. Additionally, I have shared this feedback with our Front Office Leadership Team so that it can... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

WOW - just WOW!! After reading several online reviews about the poor service at this Marriott location, I was a little nervous because I had already booked the spa escape package for my 30th birthday and a girls' weekend getaway. And it did not come cheap. All my worries evaporated the moment we pulled up. Despite a packed house for... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Stayed here 4 nights for a convention at the nearby center. It is a great location. The room was very nice, with a great view. The service was also very good, from the front desk to the cleaning service. I'd be willing to give them five stars, except you don't get much for the money. The problem is that there... More 

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Additional Information about Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina

Address: 700 South Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 717
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Also Known As:
Marriott Tampa
Tampa Marriott
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#1 Spa Hotel in Tampa
#4 Business Hotel in Tampa
#8 Green Hotel in Tampa
#8 Family Hotel in Tampa
#10 Romantic Hotel in Tampa

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