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Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607   |  
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Ranked #15 of 159 hotels in Tampa
Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“AHHHHH-MAZING stay for my family !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

This hotel was absolutely gorgeous! But even more important was the fact that the service was outstanding! Please excuse all the exclamation points but I am shouting this review because its not that often that I get to give any hotel a total 5! My husband and I are enjoying our military retirement by traveling and doing fun things with our kids and basically making up for a lot of lost time, and in our travels we try to save where we can and we ended up staying here last night for free with our Rewards points. And even though we stayed for free with enough points for a standard room, they still upgraded us to a suite. It was the space we needed! My only regret is that we only could stay one night. But thats ok, because we are planning our next vacation as we speak and we WILL be staying here again. Whether we have a suite, or a room, it doesnt matter because the service and the friendliness of the staff made all the difference in the world. A special thank you to John for making our stay the best hotel stay we've had this summer!

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a spectacular review! I am thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel. We are proud of all of our associates, particularly John, who always demonstrates exceptional guest relation skills. We certainly appreciate your feedback and we hope that you include a return visit to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel on your next vacation!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

Booked in here as a last minute resort when lovely British Aiways delayed our flight back to the UK by a day. The hotel is gorgeous, friendly staff, clean rooms, fantastic pool & lobby area & the best part is that it's literally steps away from a very nice shopping centre and restaurant area. Would have happily stayed for longer & would definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 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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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! I am delighted that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel. As you stated, our location is ideally located adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, food court, full service restaurants, sports bars, and a martini bar. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel on a future visit to the USA!
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Just had a small company meeting at this hotel, as well as several other business stays here in the past six weeks. The hotel is very attractive and its locale close to good restaurants and an outstanding mall is wonderful. But the service at the hotel puts it head and shoulders above any other hotel I have stayed at in Florida. From the banquet staff working a small meeting to the bartender who remembers what you ordered two weeks ago to to the front desk who has had to email me several itemized receipts, everyone is there to make the guest feel welcome and taken care of. This hotel should do staff training for every hotel that works with a business clientele. I hope whoever is managing staff training and execution sees this and knows that they and their staff are appreciated.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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
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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
Thanks for the spectacular review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided for your meeting as well as your individual travel needs. We take great pride in our associates and the services they provide, and we always strive to exceed our guests' expectations. As you stated, our location is ideally located adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, food court, full service restaurants, sports bars, and a martini bar. We certainly value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel on many occasions in the future!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The hotel is great, the rooms are very spacious. Stayed at the Sheraton Suites just down the road twice this week and both times had issues or bad rooms. Booked the Renaissance and had a wonderful stay.

Capital Grill, and the Pub within walking distance of my hotel room!

Thank you Renaissance Hotel

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel. As you stated, our location is is ideally located adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, food court, full service restaurants, sports bars, and a martini bar. We hope to have you as a loyal customer and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I am a dancer with Dream Makers Dance, and we got to partake in the Outback Bowl 2012 Tour with Just For Kix. We stayed at the Renaissance Hotel International Plaza for a week in December. The hotel was very nice, and had great service. Beautiful pool, and was attached to the International Plaza. This was an awesome mall with a great food court including places such as Chic-Fil-A, a pizza place, Chinese food, and a frozen yogurt place. I really enjoyed my stay here and would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel. As you stated, our location is ideally located adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, food court, full service restaurants, sports bars, and a martini bar. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Took a group there for a meeting. Good meeting facilities and events all handled well as planned. Excellent job with customer service! Rooms showing some wear but well maintained. One negative was finding shampoo and body wash not changed from prior guest.

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  • Stayed July 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Thanks for your review! I was delighted to hear that your meeting was a success! However, I would like to apologize that the toiletries were not replaced from the prior guest -- your comments will be shared with the Director of Housekeeping to insure that this is addressed with her staff. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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San Jose, California
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Was a little worried that this was close to the airport and in a shopping center. However, the Hotel was very nice, rooms were very clean ans spacious. They have a free shuttle to/from the airport. No excessive noise from the airport. A ton of food options from the adjoing shopping center. The workout facility was nice and the pool was decent. Very colorful rooms and the room service was quick.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NinaH066, Guest Relations at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit! We're glad that you were pleased with the services and amenities provided by the hotel. As you stated, we are located in an excellent location adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores, food court, full service restaurants, sports bars, and a martini bar. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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Address: 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Tampa
#12 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#19 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza 3.5*
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