We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Hotel in an amazing city” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Save
You added Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina to your Saves list
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   700 South Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602 (Downtown)   |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
Hotel packages
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Save 15% This Summer!
Ranked #9 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Hotel in an amazing city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Just got back from a business trip and if it wasn't for the amount of work I had to do I would have felt as if I was in vacation. This hotel is one of my favorite, its rooms are beautiful and the top roof swimming pool is out of this world. The lounge for frequent travelers have fresh food and drinks. I normally suffer from neck pain and surprisingly I was able to sleep good and felt rested the next day.
I am not giving a five start review because I had to call twice for house keeping service.

Room Tip: Rooms by the waterside are simply better for the view.
See more room tips
Green Features: not sure. it seems that they are on the top quality hotels in this matter.
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,595 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    848
    514
    149
    52
    32
See reviews for
226
295
65
763
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (537)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Purcellville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This hotel is in a great location for beautiful surroundings and offers some spectacular views of the area. There are many directions to head in for a nice stroll around the area and along the River Walk, very convenient to the streetcar. The staff at the front desk were very friendly, the staff at the concierge desk were very helpful. Carl in the Concierge Lounge worked hard keeping the breakfast buffet full -- yummy fresh fruits.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
St. Louis
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I must say that I have had the best hotel food ...hands down... at the Tampa Marriott Waterside property. The service provided by staff is worthy of awards. I dined at the Waterside Grill and Champions Sports Bar. My first meal took place at the Waterside Grill. The server suggested I try the blackened Mahi Mahi as a soft taco. I did and it was exceptional - I knew the PRSA conference I was attending was going to be a success because the first meal hit a home run. I am a room service junky and have experienced some pretty bad food. But When I uncovered the STL style ribs and that sweet/spicy BBQ sauce aroma wafted through my sinuses, my tummy did a happy dance. I just finished lunch ... choosing clam chowder and mojito grilled shrimp... let me tell ya emm emm good! the claim chowder was better than the chowder I raved about in Boston! The chefs on this property are Killing IT! I hope this Marriott property keeps the culinary team cause they are the best.

Room Tip: Just steps from the hotel (between the hotel and convention center) is a outside bar with a great br...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This hotel is fortunate to have employees like Ricardo. Without fail, he has helped me with his flexibility and proactive follow up for reservation requests. Ricardo's positive, "can-do" attitude is infectious so I really enjoy working with/through him.

Richard Cline / Atlanta

  • Stayed May 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.
See more room tips
  • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tampa, Florida
1 review
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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...

Been to Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
#6 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#8 Family Hotel in Tampa
#8 Green 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Orbitz, Marriott, TripOnline SA, Odigeo, BookIt.com and Hotels.com so you can book your Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Marriott Tampa
Tampa Marriott

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.