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“Beautiful Property” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #14 of 160 Hotels in Tampa
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Maryland
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful Property”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Stayed one night while passing through. Beautiful lobby, very clean room and wonderful pool. Location is very nice near convention center and arena, and although we didn't go to either we did enjoy a really nice walk around the marina and grounds. Sports bar on site was a good spot for a bite and a beer.

Be sure to visit Columbia, a restaurant witin walking distance, really good!

a little odd that internet access cost extra....

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Ocala, Florida
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72 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Masterfully crafted lobby, spectacular views of the marina, clean spacious rooms, lots of amenities and a staff eager to serve make this hotel an ideal destination for travelers visiting the downtown Tampa area.

They really place a priority on the comfort and delight of their guest. Business or pleasure, they've got you covered - for a price of course ($14.95/day for Internet service, $20/day for valet parking).

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

We attended a concert, which we could walk to the venue, and we got upgraded to the best room ever! Even using points they gave us an upgrade. Good for value, room crazy cool balcony - see picture - nice, really nice concierge floor/lounge, good room service and friendly staff. Clean and good size room. Always a pleasure to stay at this property, strongly recommend if in Tampa for concert, festival, convention center, night before a cruise.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Generally I try to stay at Marriott properties because of the consistency of their standards across the chain. This one was no different. The lobby area is huge and it is one of the few times I have seen people actually use the lobby seating areas to congregate and relax. That may have something to do with its proximity to the bar.
The rooms are a nice size, and well kept.
My stay included attending onsite meetings. The conference rooms were a comfortable temperature and included great views of the waterway from strategically placed seating areas.
It was an easy trolley ride to the historic Ybor district. A nice getaway from endless meetings at the end of the day.
One outstanding feature - the breakfast buffet: excellent variety, beautiful display and everything was so fresh!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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369 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

One of the nicer full-service Marriotts in the heart of Tampa's downtown. The rooms are the standard Marriott quality. The views are great. There are good resturants within walking distance (or by trolly...although, I never did take the trolly). I valet parked my car...I assume there was is pay park option. The conceriege lounge was nice (on the 24th floor). There are set hours, but you can access it anytime which make for a quiet meeting place. The fitness center is modest, but it had all of the basics. Travel time from the airport is about 20 minutes. Overall, it was a nice place to stay for business in Tampa. I was able to get in at a Government rate which made it an exceptionally good value.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

As a Tampa resident, I was pleasantly surprised at how "away" from home I felt here. Best location for exploring downtown, channel side and Ybor City. Can take the trolly steps from the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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South Shields
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Pretty bog standard Marriott hotel, close to the only amenities in Tampa, Conference Centre, Ybor City, Channelside and Times Forum.
But why do Marriott still charge for WiFi Access in you room, move into the 21st Century just like other brands in your chain.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Tampa
#10 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#12 Green Hotel in Tampa
#13 Family Hotel in Tampa
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 717
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A striking silhouette along the Channel Riverwalk, the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina in Ybor City overlooks Tampa Bay in the heart of Downtown, located adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center. This world-class Downtown Tampa hotel's 50,000 square feet of newly renovated meeting space, full-service spa, and several delicious restaurants such as Café Waterside and Champions, make it the perfect destination for work and play. Part of the Channelside District, the Tampa Marriott is among the most luxurious of hotels in Tampa, Florida, with newly renovated rooms and suites offering private bay or city view balconies. After a busy day, unwind in one of this Tampa, Florida hotel's lounges or enjoy culinary excellence at Il Terrazzo. For ultimate relaxation, try our spa, jacuzzi, or rooftop pool! Boaters can dock and stay using the 32-slip, full-service Marina at the exclusive Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina near Ybor City. ... more   less 
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