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Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina

#7 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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3.5 of 5
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Ranked #7 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013
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Centerville, OH
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We spent one night here prior to a cruise. We took a taxi from the airport to the hotel ($25). We arrived around noon and they did check us in and even upgraded us to water-view due to our Marriott status. The lobby is very pretty and the room was nice. We had lunch at the sports bar restaurant and... More 

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed here for several nights before a cruise. The hotel itself is very nice and the centrum-like lobby area is absolutely stunning. Overall, we enjoyed our stay here. ROOM: We had a waterview room with a balcony. Definitely worth the extra charge ($20 for waterview and $20 for a balcony per night). TIP: Request a high floor. Aside from... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Our family came to Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina from Littleton, Colorado and Portland, Oregon. Our Christmas week stay was wonderful! The beds were extremely comfortable, staff professional and close to everything. Our room did not have heat when we arrived and the HVAC technician came and fixed it promptly and thanked us by bringing a bottle of wine... 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 on TripAdvisor and for your positive remarks about the service you received. The hotel team really appreciated your comments and we hope to see you again next Christmas. More 

Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

When booking this hotel, I saw that it was near the water and it was good enough for me. At the time I didn’t realize it was near Channelside where the cruise ships dock. Upon check-in the gentleman (new employee in training and didn’t have a name tag) noticed we requested a high floor. He immediately changed our room assignment... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My husband and I live just 15 minutes outside of Tampa. We wanted a little getaway from the kids for the weekend. We happily chose the Marriott Waterfront due to it's location. When we arrived the valet and front desk staff were very friendly and fast. We had an amazing view of Tampa from our room. Outside, we discovered there... More 

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

Thank you for recent feedback and for your kind words about our valet and reception team. It always pleases us when our guests indicate that they will recommend us to their friends. Thank you for your loyalty and business. More 

Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Marriott prior to our cruise last week. The hotel was beautifully decorated for the holidays and on the day we left they were decorating for all the Michigan fans who were coming in for the bowl game. We even saw the Michigan football team at the Convention Center. We had a room on... 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 on TripAdvisor. The pool bartender and Champions team appreciated your comments. The entire hotel team was excited that you commented on the Christmas decorations as they are put up each year by hotel staff volunteers. Should your travels bring you to the Tampa Marriott Waterside in the future please talk with our Concierge team... More 

Dallas
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196 reviews 196 reviews
34 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a beautiful, well-kept resort hotel in a great location for visitors. The room and bed were very comfortable. As it happened, we were glad its good restaurants were closed because we were referred to a wonderful restaurant just a block away! See my review of Jackson's.

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

Thank you for your positive remarks about our hotel. I was sorry that you did not get a chance to dine in our restaurants but was very pleased that we referred you to a place that you could enjoy. We look forward to seeing you in the future. More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Great location in the channel side district of Tampa! Easy walk to several really good restaurants near by...Got one of the water view rooms, but would have paid a little more to get a room with a balcony had we known that there was a difference...Good experience, would recommend this Hotel to anybody who's planning a trip to the Tampa... More 

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

Thank you for your positive feedback about our hotel and for recommending us to future travelers. I was pleased that you not only enjoyed the hotel but Tampa as well. We appreciate your feedback. More 

Ontario
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29 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed in December for a night before our cruise. Taxi from the Tampa airport was $25 flat rate. Very nice room with balcony overlooking the Marina. In the morning enjoyed walking trials along the water. Could have walked to the Ship however with luggage opted for a cab ($5.00) Would stay here again. Right beside Tampa convention centre and... More 

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San Diego, CA
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

My husband and I spent the night prior to our cruise on December 1st. We had a wonderful room with an aweome view of the marina and even saw our ship arrive in the morning from our balcony. It is a very short cab ride or walk over to the Carnival cruise terminal. The Marriott has a great pub called... More 

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