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“Great location, beautiful rooms, attentive 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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Ranked #7 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Great location, beautiful rooms, attentive service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Just spend a couple of days at the Tampa Marriott Waterside. I had a room on the 25th floor with a spectacular view of the harbor and river.

All of the staff that I encountered were quite professional and several remembered my name after just one encounter. Perhaps staff is receiving training from the Marriott owned Ritz, the professionalism was that good.

Toiletries are provided by Thann, a Thai company. They're really a pleasure to use and different from the ordinary toiletries we encounter in most chain hotels.

Nice place ! ! !

Room Tip: Ask for a water view on the highest floor possible.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was a great hotel that we stayed at in the South Tampa area (very convenient location). The hotel was beautiful when we walked in and were greeted wonderfully. The front desk clerk was super friendly, and was able to give us a room on the concierge floor with a great view. Since we were just staying there for the night (relocating to the area), he even gave us a credit to have a drink at the bar- warm welcome! The breakfast and dessert in the concierge room were delicious and Carl Fuller was a great steward. My family will definitely be staying in the hotel when they come visit! Very clean as well and I am picky!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houma, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The hotel staff was friendly and accommodating. Jack at the poolside bar was extremely eficient. He managed large crowds, remembered orders, room numbers, and was friendly to talk with. All of the other staff that we encountered were tremendously helpful as well.
I would agree with other reviews that the wifi should be free for hotel guests though!
The hotel was in walking distance to many attractions and across the street from one of the main street car stations.
Thanks for making our vacation experience a pleasant one.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Had a great stay here. Very nice spread for breakfast and hor's derves included in the rate on the concierge floor. Carl Fuller, the breakfast steward in the concierge lounge, even comped my breakfast in the restaurant downstairs after I arrived a few minutes late to breakfast and the food had been removed. Great service!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This hotel is close to restraunts, bars and a cool running trail on Bayshore. The staff make you feel welcome, and the bars in the hotel are top-notch. The Concierge Lounge was great! Carl Fuller takes good care of his guests. Thanks Carl!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 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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Ridgeland, Mississippi, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great hotel, great location and the service was above and beyond. Jack from the pool was incredible with all the guest. He made everyone feel appreciated and his attitude and enthusiasm was second to none. Always going the extra mile to make sure everyone was taking care of.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

i finally got my wish to stay in this hotel for a night. my room was on the 7th floor, nice and clean. the manager's reception was great except for you had to pay for all alcohol including the wine. i have stayed at numerous marriotts and never had to pay for the wine! the food was awesome though and kinda made up for that fact. there was also a balcony you could go out on and look out over the bay, kool.
my only issue is the valet. it cost $25/night and when i went to check out we had to wait about :20 before my car was pulled up. this is after i called down :20 minutes prior and had to make an 8 o'clock flight to the Dominican Republic.

Room Tip: choose a room on the higher floors and on either the channel side or the downtown side.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bill H, Resident Manager at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Thank you for your recent stay and for your comments on Trip Advisor. I certainly have shared your feedback with our valet management team in an effort to continuously improve. In addition, thanks for your feedback and compliments regarding our concierge lounge. We look forward to again having you as a guest the next time your travels bring you to Tampa.
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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
#2 Business Hotel in Tampa
#8 Green Hotel in Tampa
#8 Family Hotel in Tampa
#8 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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