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“Ask for Melissa in the spa!” 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 #6 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Ask for Melissa in the spa!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

We had a great stay at this hotel, but the icing on the cake was the fantastic pedicure I received by Melissa in the spa. She was super nice, professional, and really took her time to do things perfectly. By far the best pedicure of my life and I get them frequently!

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Not only is this hotel beautiful, the service is beyond compare, the food is reasonably price and so delicious. We ate in the sports bar and the Grill and the meals were amazing.

The location cannot be beat for hockey, cruses or enjoying the downtown area.

I just LOVE this hotel.

Room Tip: The water view rooms are the best. The city view is best at night.
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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26 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

This hotel is fantastic! Truly the nicest hotel in Tampa. I have to say I have been to an incredibly amazing Marriott properties around the world and even though this property in Tampa looks perfect, something is missing. I have noticed this with Tampa properties. Everyone is polite, but it's an sure of indifference than kind of bothers me? With this particular hotel I asked for an iPhone charger and not only could I not get anything from the front desk (I can understand this... They may have had some real dirtbags stay there), but the shop didn't carry one charger ... Sooo weird? Also the parking/valet situation was pretty ridiculous, but it seems that's a problem throughout downtown Tampa, there should be a better way.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Lakeland, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Without exception, the friendliest staff I've encountered anywhere. We ate at 2 of the restaurants and they were both great. Marriott is known for their comfortable beds and this place was no exception. If you're doing anything in downtown Tampa, this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Ormond Beach, Florida
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Well positioned for the the core activities of Tampa. Hotel restaurants OK but there are lots of very good to great place a moderate walk or short cab ride. Great for a concert or exhibition just a short walk to the Tampa Bay forum and exhibition center.

Room Tip: Water side is the best. Nice outdoor/ Bar area on the water.
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Tampa, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The hotel has a fantastic location in downtown Tampa. The hotel is on the water and we ate outside which was great. The hotel restaurant Champions was very good and so was the room service. The one downside is that there is a hefty fee for parking, and on top of that, there is no onsite parking, so you have to call the valet in advance before you want to go out. Very clean and modern. The staff was great and remembered us personally during our time there. There is a great pool outdoors and a small laundry room.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Navarre, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is the HQ hotel for the annual Special Operations Medical conference and we have been here for the past 6-7 years. Always exceptional in all respects.

Service by Carl Fuller in the Concierge Lounge was exceptional!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the water
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 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
#3 Business Hotel in Tampa
#6 Family Hotel in Tampa
#8 Green Hotel in Tampa
#11 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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