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“Nice Stay in Tampa” 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 #9 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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Lansing, Kansas, United States
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“Nice Stay in Tampa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

While in Tampa to catch a cruise, we stayed at the Marriott Waterside the night of January 3rd, 2014. We normally book a waterfront room but opted for a view of the city this time. We were pleasantly surprised to learn the circus was in town and from our balcony we had a view of the elephants and other animals. The service from the doormen, front desk, bellmen and housekeeping staffs was excellent. Our room was very clean and comfortable. We had lunch and dinner here on the 3rd and breakfast on the 4th. The food was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the huge lobby area and patio area by the marina. Although it is just a short walk to all the major downtown activities including the aquarium and no more than a 10 minute walk to the cruise terminal, there is no reason to leave the hotel. We will stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The staff here is amazing!!! From Gina helping me checking in to Ana making sure our convention was flowing smoothly, this hotel has been a really nice stay. Courtney managed our convention to the nearest line of perfection possible. She really helped to pull the whole show off with no issues. The serving staff here will absolutely go out of their way to accommodate your needs. One guy totally stood out; I think his name was Dennis? Great server and very outgoing. I had a massage by Natalie this afternoon that was the best I have had in years. The property is beautiful on the inside, and the views from my room made me want to stare out my window for hours! This hotel is in a great location that is very walkable and the proximity to the water is a really nice feature. I will definitely advocate our business having another convention here in the hopefully near future!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Trail, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Hotel charged my card for incidentals, with no warning. Next day we changed the card to someone else's and asked to have the charge taken off mine. Each day someone said they would take care of it and no one did. I had to borrow money to eat while I was there and here I am back home 6 days later and I'm still fighting to get my money back. I will NEVER stay at this hotel again. The front desk service was horrible for a matter like this.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Thank you for your recent posting. I would like to apologize on behalf of everyone here at the hotel for what you experienced. Please contact me directly at bill.heitzig@marriott.com for assistance with your billing concerns.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My girlfriend and I just stayed here this past weekend. I originally had us booked at another Marriott resort in Tampa but finally got this property to show up on Marriott.com at the last minute so I re-booked us here. I paid a lot more than I would've but after driving by the other property during our travels in town, I'm glad I did.

We came down for the Billy Joel concert at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. If you're going to the Forum, there's not a better hotel to stay at. It's not even a five minute walk to the arena. I booked us a room overlooking the water, with a preference of a high floor. I realized I booked the room pretty late and since the hotel only came up on Marriott.com two days before the trip, that the chances of getting an ideal room was slim. I thought the hotel would be full because of the concert but it turns out there was a huge convention that, from what I saw, was taking up most of the hotel. We ended up with a room on the 11th floor. Unfortunately, it was on part of the building where there was a wall blocking our view to the west. Management did me a favor though so I can't really complain about the room. The view was still very nice. It was clean and more spacious than I expected. Housekeeping did a great job keeping the room clean while we were there and our housekeeper left a note on the desk welcoming us to the hotel. The air conditioning was really quiet but the room was somewhat warm. We had the thermostat as low as it would go. I don't know if the unit wasn't cooling properly or if that's just the way it is.

The property itself is beautiful. Everything was clean and well maintained. The patio out back is very nice and my girlfriend and I enjoyed an afternoon drink out there. The only parking is from valet. I read before my trip that some of the valet are rude but I didn't have a problem with any of them. The only restaurant we ate at while we were there was Champions. I was actually really impressed with the size of the restaurant and how nice it was. The menu wasn't bad, but like any hotel menu, was a little expensive. I only had two problems while we were there. My girlfriend and I both ordered draft beers. I noticed after the waiter left that draft beers came in two sizes. I said to my girlfriend that the waiter was gonna come back with the larger size and sure enough he did without asking what size beer we wanted. The only other problem was that my Cuban was toasted a little long where it started to get burnt but it was still good. My girlfriend really liked her BBQ pork sandwich.

Having worked at another Marriott resort, I know what customer service standards Marriott holds their employees to and everyone hit the mark that we came across. Check in was quick. My girlfriend was stressing in the elevator and one of the bellman attempted to calm her down and even continued to do so while we were leaving the hotel to go to the concert. The wait staff that we came across was also very friendly.

Room Tip: Any room that ends in 07 overlooking the water has a wall blocking the view to the west.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This is our favorite hotel in Tampa. We stay there at least 4 or 5 times a year and it is our spot to celebrate New Year's Eve and Day. The staff is great! Robert Nokley (front office manager) was extremely helpful and went out of his way to ensure we had a lovely room both for our Christmas and New Year's stays. Jack at the poolside bar is always ready with a smile and recognizes us every time. Same for Mort at the lobby bar. They are great and provide excellent service. Carlos is our go-to guy at the valet area. This year he went above and beyond after the back floorboard got soaked and he vacuumed it and made sure it dried out. Brian at the bell desk is extremely helpful and our housekeeper (I believe her name is Norma) took excellent care of our room and made sure everything was perfect.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Tampa, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I was very happy with my stay. Hotel was very clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend the hotel and stay again. If you are passing through, be sure to explore the area! it has some fantastic things to offer.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Well appointed, beautifully decorated, well maintained. The staff was pleasant, friendly and hard working. Just an all around pleasurable experience. Champion's Sports Bar has very good food and no loud you can't have a conversation. Joyce and Carl in the Concierge Lounge really make you feel comfortable and relaxed, both in the morning when starting your day or at night winding down for the evening. I'll definitely put this location on my Marriott favorites list.

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Green Features: Allowed me to use the same towel more than once and each room has individually controlled thermostats. The balcony doors open to allow you to cool the room from the outside breeze.
  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Tampa
#8 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#8 Green Hotel in Tampa
#8 Family 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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