We booked two rooms for a business conference, so took a cab from the airport. This worked well as it looked as though the valets were overworked, and the portico was small for the amount of traffic. There are taxis, and two types of trolleys nearby, so transportation never was a problem.
Check in was easy and quick. The people were all exceedingly friendly and warm.
The rooms were both fine - one faced the water and one faced the city. Both views were nice. The beds are exceptional - and I'm fussy. I was not bothered by noise, but I sleep with earplugs, so that may have helped.
The concierge were all very helpful, as was every employee I spoke to.
The wired internet in the rooms didn't work for my ipad, so I cancelled it, and just used the free wireless in the public places. That was my only disappointment.
I ate at the Waterside restaurant one time and had a fresh caught fish and it was excellent.
In spite of the other reviews, I found this hotel very pleasant for a business trip.
Don't miss eating at Bern's while in Tampa!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Tampa
- Tampa Marriott