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“Patio on Marina made for margaritas!” 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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Ranked #8 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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“Patio on Marina made for margaritas!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Visiting for PRSA Travel conference for first time in Tampa and what a treat this hotel is! Everyone from hotel desk staff to Ahmed who served up room service with the most engaging smile are among the most accommodating I've encountered on a business/pleasure trip.
Great skinny margaritas on the patio overlooking marina and mini yachts parked like cars along River Walk.
Request room on higher floor marina side for breathtaking view of Tampa Bay at night.
May want to bring your favorite room spray to mask odd smell from marina.
Easy walk for sensational sushi at Jackson's Bistro or shopping across the channel.
Excellent business hotel, great for groups, food average, but better choices nearby.
Coming back soon with gal pals.

Room Tip: Tip the front desk clerk and it might get you on top floors with view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A great stay....just what I had hoped for. A relaxing day by pool. They treat you with ice cold pop ups, which feels like a vacation from days past! Staff, Bruce was very helpful with logistics, and Maria Cruz and Lydia did a fantastic job of keeping the room beautiful and helping out with forgotten items. Hotel is very well run; good food, too!

Green Features: Love the soap and fantastic bath products in the room. So glad they practice environmental practices.
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Danielle and Scott were so easy to work with and any problems we did run into were fixed in a timely manner. As a matter of fact, all of the staff that I encountered while there were helpful and courteous. Thanks for making this part of the wedding stress-free!

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The skinny:

Parking- valet is $24
Decor- elegant, simple
Service- front desk great, on the phone eh
Linens- cool and crisp
Towels- some good and some eh

We stayed here for my brothers wedding on memorial weekend. We booked a room and stayed on the 12th floor. If you can get a room on the waterside it's probably a better view. Our room was the standard Marriott room, size was ok, bed comfy. The sink in the bathroom was slow draining two of the three days and they forgot to clean our room one night. Then the third night there was a strange puddle of water on the carpet (from the AC) and the engineer was sweet to give us a free movie. The free movie didnt work out so well so we tried a different free movie and that was sketchy as well.

When we left, I mentioned these things to the front desk and they totally took care of us. I appreciate that!

Also: just bc you are a Marriott rewards member, doesn't mean you get free Internet. You hv to be a higher level member.

And the newer towels are way better, softer!

Stayed May 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and it was the bomb. The pool deck is very special (family friendly, tanning, food, music, it was ALIVE) and uniquely positioned to oversee the neighboring Bay. The location was absolutely perfect. But really, the best part of the hotel is its STAFF. From valet (Charlie) to concierge nightman who I didn't get his name but he was helpful on a couple pressing issues (big guy), to the Lounge's hostess JOYCE WILLIAMS (wadup girl, thanks for the help with family pizza dinner lol) the team really worked well to ensure an enjoyable experience at this wonderful hotel.

Room Tip: Definitely ask for a room with a bay balcony view. It is beautiful if you're into those things...
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Green Features: Wasn't really paying attention to that lol, a lot more going on here.
  • Stayed May 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

From pre-planning to execution, the staff at the Tampa Marriott Waterside knocked it out of the park! Facilities, food and service were all Ritz-Carlton level! When staying in Tampa, I'll ALWAYS stay at this hotel!

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Have been staying here one-two times each year (one to three rooms each stay).
Mature professionals like Jack at the pool bar, Bruce working the pool,and Clara at Starbucks all make a real difference and it is good to see familiar competent staff each time we return. New front desk person Ricardo is good.

Downside:
Do not stay on water side on Friday or Saturdy unless you are deaf. The music from Jacksons goes all night. This should be stopped.

Room Tip: City side on Friday or Saturday night
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Green Features: They should promote how they utilize a hyponic? garden (lights) next to pool area.
  • Stayed May 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
    • 3 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
#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*
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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