My husband and I bid through priceline for a four star hotel and we were so lucky when this hotel accepted our bid. The location is EXCELLENT!! The only complaint that we had was the shuttle service to the hotel. We were told that the shuttle was waiting for us, but it took two phone calls and a 30 minute wait before the shuttle showed up. After that hurdle, everything was smooth sailing. If we ever cruise out of Tampa again, this is our hotel!! We didn't arrive until after 9 pm but since the hotel is located next to the International Plaza (http://www.shopinternationalplaza.com), we didn't have any problems finding an excellent meal just steps away at Champps Restaurant and Bar. The following day, we slept in late and then left our luggage at the front desk while we walked back to the International Plaza for lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. (Don't be mislead by "walk", you merely travel up a flight of stairs and around a corner into a courtyard where numerous restaurants are located along with an entrance to the mall which also includes a regular mall food court.) After lunch, we took a leisurely stroll through the mall to walk off the Cheesecake and to purchase a few items we forgot to pack. Afterwards, we returned to the hotel where a taxi was waiting to take us to the port. After a $25 charge for the ride to the port, we were off on our cruise. Beautiful hotel, wonderful staff, safe and clean area, everything you need just steps from the hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Tampa
- Tampa Renaissance