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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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Sebring, Florida
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“First Class Hotel in Tampa!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This hotel has everything you would expect and more. The staff went over and above to make sure we were well taken care of. From the valet to the desk clerks to the gentleman collecting pool towels ~ everyone was friendly and appreciative. Champions Bar was a lot of fun with great food, cold beer and a huge TV for the game. The couples massage was a great way to top off a wonderful weekend. Can't wait for another Sunday Funday!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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St. Johns county
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I stayed at this hotel back in May 20, 2012. This is a really beautiful hotel. As you walk in it just takes your breath away. Makes you fell like a millionaire. They have great customer service. The girl back near the gym was really nices and helpful. The girl out side by the pool area at the bar was also nices and helpful. Great large gym and big pools. Rooms are really nices.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We stayed a while back, but I remember it like it was yesterday. We really enjoyed our rooms, they were clean, spacious, and depending on what time of the week you go, not too expensive. It's located right across the street from the Arena, so if there's an event across the street that you are attending, this is the closest hotel to there. It also has a nice view of downtown Tampa from it's front entrance. Highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Darnestown, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The hotel has everything you would expect from a full service Marriott property. The front of the house is very well run, and there were always plenty of staff during busy periods to ensure efficient service. The valet service is to be especially commended; the crew is friendly, gives great advice (dining, directions, etc.) and very prompt service in 100+ degree heat. The sports-bar/restaurant is not only convenient, it turns out reasonably priced and good tasting food as well. The room was well maintained, and the housekeeping staff kept it cleaned and delivered all requests with a smile. The location can't be beat, and is across from the Convention Center and the Times Forum. Both business and family friendly.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vincennes, Indiana
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135 reviews 135 reviews
64 hotel reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Went there in early July for the Moose International Convention. The first time I had ever stayed at this location and WOW what a place. Excellent location, Superb staff and a wonderful view of the city of Tampa. Very easy access in & out except when an event is happening next door at Times Forum, then it gets pretty crazy because a lot of the concert or event goers also use the valet services from the Marriott.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the upper floors for a beautiful view.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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183 reviews 183 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I was on a business trip for 3 days. The hotel was very clean, in a nice location. Walking distance to the Forum, and the conventions center. There seemed to be a few things to do in the area. I think this is a great place for a business trip, but not for a family vacation if you are looking to do "Florida" sort of things for activites.

No problems with staff, food, or accomidations. The beds were outstanding.

The water front view was pretty cool, and actually the city view was not that bad either.

Overall... very nice place to stay, in a very nice safe part of town.

Room Tip: request a room, waterside, as high as you can get. The view will be the best.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Spent three nights at the hotel in August and were very pleased with everything except the $15 per day in-room wifi, which a pet peeve of mine. The rooms were nice, clean, quiet, and provided a great view of the water. The restaurant, bar, and cafe at the hotel were all good if you plan to stay in. The hotel is within walking distance of the Florida Aquarium, the history center, and the river walk.

Room Tip: Get a waterside room for the view.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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