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“Great Convention Location” 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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“Great Convention Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

This Marriott is a great convention location and uniquely offers waterside boat slips for rent.

The meeting rooms hold typically 45 people at their smallest wall setup and are very flexible in arrangements to hold several hundred.

The hotel dock master Tony will help with waterside slips for about $3.00 per vessel-foot. For docking info I had to contact Tony desperately by email
Tony.sapp@Marriott.com and text 813.516.4492.

Several food and wine places are an easy walk away and a local trolling runs to the famous Ybor City for only $5.00 per day.

Parking is valet only ($24/day) at the hotel or $10/day across the street in open lot. If you plan a trip here it is best to stay several days and walk or trolly around town. A few more valet attendants would improve the parking delays experienced.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Concierge Lounge is such a respite from the hustle and bustle. Today, Carl Fuller, Jr was such a gem. I had a few minutes between meetings and ran over to the Marriott. Breakfast was already put away in the Concierge Lounge, but he went out of his way while cleaning up to find me something to eat. This was very much appreciated.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a very nice hotel. We were a little surprised at the low rates for such a lush hotel. The lobby was beautiful, check in was very easy and quick, and our room was perfect. We ate at the sports themed restaurant in the lobby and were very pleased with the food. The Cuban sandwich was delicious! We chose this hotel because we were attending an event at the convention center, and were very happy with the location. It was a VERY short walk out the front door and across the street. There is also a station for the Teco Line Streetcar directly in front of this hotel. It has a Starbucks kiosk in the lobby, great valet service, and a very happy and friendly staff. And lastly I will add that this hotel had hands down the best smelling free toiletries I've ever used. I actually phoned housekeeping to compliment them and they brought me up a full set to take home!

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Stopped through Tampa for a day on a business trip. After a long day of driving and meetings, I was looking to have a quiet dinner and a drink before getting on the road early the next morning. I sat at the bar in the Waterside Restaurant, which is kind of quiet and hidden, but the bartender Colleen was quite pleasant! Very courteous and personable, and she had good knowledge of the menu. It turned into quite an enjoyable dinner with really great food and good conversation. I would definitely come back again Colleen made it a great trip.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

As a Marriott Platinum member, this is one of the best properties thus far. Carl in the concierge' lounge constantly went above and beyond in providing service to the patrons. His friendliness and servitude is above reproach and rivals all others. When staying in the Tampa area, I highly recommend this property.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Hotel is VALET only, no self parking $24. If you need valet help, find Michael he's great!
FRONT DESK: Great staff, quick check in. Jacob is very helpful.
POOL: Rooftop of the 3rd floor. Busy, but not crowded. Plenty of seating, not much shade. 1 pool server=slow service. Good luck getting the check. Jim the pool attendant is awesome!
BELL Services: Very attentive
The overnight "AT YOUR SERVICE" staff is quick and efficient! Roll away beds, no charge.
RESTAURANTS: Very tasty breakfast, Starbucks coffee shop too!
LOCATION: Great area to walk around, cruise ships out back, playground on river walk. Next to the convention center. $16 cab ride to Steinbrenner Field.
ROOM: Clean and comfortable bedding, only 2 towels in bath though. Call ahead for more.
NOISE: There was a late night wedding but noise could not be heard in the room.

Would love to stay again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Staying at this hotel was a special treat. The sleeping rooms were large and the views were spectacular. The meeting space was convenient and the food was great. The concierge room was on the 24th floor and had an outside sitting area. And the roof top swimming pool was great. I'd go back here anytime!!

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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
#8 Green Hotel in Tampa
#9 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#10 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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