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“Nice place, good service” 4 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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155 reviews 155 reviews
59 hotel reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Nice place, good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Everyone who works here has a smile and is helpful. The rooms are what you would expect from a Marriott. Upon checking in I had a choice of a king or 2 double beds. I allowed the gentleman who was helpings chose and he gave a room with 2 queen beds and aaa dive balcony on the 18th floor - score. Food in the resturant is good. The only negative is that if you want to go out for dinner you will need a cab. Overall a nice hotel

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you for positive remarks about our staff. We look forward to seeing in the future.
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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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Wayzata, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We loved our stay at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. We used Marriott points and were upgraded to a room on the 27th floor with a lovely view of the harbor waterfront area. The food on the Concierge level was outstanding. The staff at the Concierge desk in the lobby were very helpful and gave excellent directions to wherever we wished to go. The lobby is gorgeous and the gift shop was nice. We enjoyed walking along the riverwalk marina area. Allow enough time to get your car from the valet as they are very busy. Wonderful stay!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you for your posting and for your loyalty to Marriott. The Chef and the Concierge Staff really appreciated your comments. I would like to apologize for what you experienced with our valet team and will reassure you that moving forward I will closely monitor their schedule to ensure that they are staffed properly. Thank you for your feedback.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

I have to recognize Amy and Joe in the lobby bar. The bar has recently been renovated and has a great vibe !
Been staying at TMW for years and its always great to see the familiar faces behind the bar. Both Amy and Joe epitomize the great service we always experience. They both recognize us from previous visits and it quickly becomes like our favorite neighborhood place. The bar is always alot of fun. Amy and Joe do a fantastic job. Can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you for your feedback and for loyalty to our Hotel. Both Amy and Joe were excited to hear that you commented about them. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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London, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Large, comfortable hotel with good gym and swimming pool, great sports bar, waterside bar, excellent breakfasts, and a reasonable restaurant. Outside bar area by the water / marina is a great place to relax.

Staff helpful and efficient without being too overbearing (even for a European!) Expensive WiFi but it is free in the lobby.

It is located about 200m from the convention centre. Otherwise pretty soulless part of town with nothing of great interest apart from the aquarium, which is mediocre, and a small local history museum. Quite a trek to anything else, but there is a tram system right outside.

The only drawback if you are on the north side of the hotel is the TERRIBLE wannabe bands playing outside the Times Forum (ice hockey stadium). Loud, and not so talented! And band practice at 0600 on a Saturday morning? Noooooooooo!!

Room Tip: Get one overlooking the water rather than the car park!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you for your feedback, it’s always nice to receive positive remarks from our International Guests. I was sorry to learn about the noise from the bands. Please know that these bands only perform during special events. We appreciate your feedback.
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Naples, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Beautiful hotel located downtown. Great sports bar with huge screens. Next door to Tampa Bay Times Forum - location, location, location. Wonderful service - felt like I was at the Ritz! The hotel lobby is beautiful. There is dining on the water. Linens perfect and being able to open the sliding doors on the balconies was great to get fresh air.

Room Tip: Higher floor the better for the view!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you for your positive remarks and for comparing us to a Ritz Carlton. We are very fortunate to have such an amazing property. Thank you!
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Detroit, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for business and found it to be pretty nice and up to Marriott standards. The main areas are clean and modern. The restaurants, lobby bar, and pool/workout area are awesome. If the weather's nice, there are many places to sit outside. This is probably the busiest and craziest hotel bar I have been at for a while. Don't know if this is typical, but every night it was packed!

The room was great, beds were comfortable (got 2 doubles even though I requested a King). I got stuck on a lower floor next to the roof ventilation which was loud and obnoxious and negated the benefit of having a balcony, but fortunately it did not run at night. The rooms seemed modern, clean, and updated though. There was a problem with my TV and they sent someone up to fix it right away. I think it's ridiculous that the hotel charges $15 a day for wireless internet, but it is free in the lobby.

Overall, if you have business nearby, this hotel (or the one across the street) is a good bet. Hopefully you don't have a need for wireless internet!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you for your recent posting on TripAdvisor. I was very sorry to learn that we were not able to honor your requested bed type. I was glad that you were able to enjoy the restaurants and bars in the hotel. Should your travels bring you to Tampa in the future please contact me at bill.heitzig@marriott.com. I will ensure you have a king bed with a spectacular view.
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Flagler Beach, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed one night and found that the location is what we were looking for. We have stayed there before. They have such great amenities and do have restaurants on site. Our room was nice and clean. The decor looks up to date. The walls are a little thin, we heard the neighbors on each side of us and that was why I only rated it very good. Other than that, it is an upscale hotel, has a great location and if you have a boat, you can dock right there! I highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you for your posting and for commenting on how clean your room was. I would like to apologize that you were able to hear your neighbors next door. If you experience this in the future we would be more than happy to move you to another room. Thank you for recommending our hotel.
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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
#3 Business Hotel in Tampa
#9 Green Hotel in Tampa
#11 Family Hotel in Tampa
#12 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina 3.5*
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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