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Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607   |  
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Ranked #13 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Naples, Florida
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183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
“Beautiful Property”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This is a beautiful hotel that is covenient to the airport, shopping, downtown and the Westshore Business area in Tampa. The location quite frankly is tough to beat and this will be my "go to" hotel in Tampa. It is located adjacent to the International Plaza Shopping Mall and all the restaurants and bars are located just steps from the hotel. My room was very nice and the bedding fantastic. As a Platinum Member with Marriott I have stayed in numerous Renaissance Hotels and this hotel is tight up there in quality and service. The Executive Lounge is nice and spacious.I will be staying here on all future trips to Tampa.

  • Stayed December 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, December 28, 2012
Thank you for the great review! As you stated, our location is convenient to the Airport and is ideally located adjacent to International Plaza and Bay Street with its upscale retail stores and numerous restaurants. As a loyal Marriott Platinum Rewards Member, we value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back on your future visits to Tampal!
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

I stay at this Marriott property on a regular basis while working for a client in Tampa. Trust me, this is a really nice place to stay if you are doing business or are on a stopover near the Tampa Airport. The property is very new (or looks like it), it has a really nice executive lounge, plenty of places to stretch and relax, a very nice gym and a superb pool. The staff are of course highest quality Marriott people and I thank them for their weekly hospitality. There is easy access to International Plaza mall and adjoining restaurants, easy parking and an overall great experience. I did have some noise issues coming from the bars across the street so if you are sensitive to noise ask for a room that faces away from the restaurants/bars. Thumbs up Renaissance!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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, December 28, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! I am thrilled to hear that you always enjoy the services and amenities on your frequent visits to the hotel. As you stated, our location is convenient to Tampa International Airport and 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 value your patronage as a repeat customer and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Excellent service. Felicia at the front desk was exceptional. Very friendly, helpful, and attentive. The rooms are very nice and well kept. Excellent location if you are looking to shop. The only drawback was the in-room fee of $12.95 for internet access. This policy needs to reviewed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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, December 20, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit and for your kind words about Felicia! We are 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 and restaurants. We certainly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This hotel is was a little hard to find at first. While I mostly blame my GPS for driving me around the mall, I think additional signage would be helpful. The staff was friendly and the hotel looked amazing. Very comfortable beds lead to a great nights sleep. Only complaint is the cost of wifi in the rooms. Most prices I've seen at other hotels is half as much as they were charging. The hotel connects to shopping, dining, and bars.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 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, November 28, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel. As you stated, we are conveniently 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 appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Good location for business. Take the shuttle from airport. Rooms very nice, excellent lobby. Concierge room small and crowded. Attached to a shopping area and can walk to several dining choices.
I prefer this hotel over the other airport area hotels.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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, November 8, 2012
Thanks for the great review! Regarding your comment about the size of our Club Lounge, you will be pleased to know that plans are underway to enlarge the Lounge next year to better accommodate our Club Level guests. As you stated, our location is convenient to Tampa International Airport and 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 November 5, 2012

it probably was not the hotel's fault, but the lovemaking of the couple next door at 4 a.m. was so loud it was almost comical. pounded on the wall to shut them up. my wife and i still laugh about it. parking garage is a bit rough and the exit onto a busy street can be a bit tricky. clean room.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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, November 6, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel, however, I sincerely regret the disturbance your encountered due to noise from the adjacent room. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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Florida
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174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had a rewards certificate to kill and not a lot of time, so we just snuck away to Tampa. As the last time we stayed here, it was an excellent stay.

It's a great property. Well maintained. Clean. Everything one expects -- from good bed and good pillows to lots and lots of hot water. Staff was friendly and professional. Got in, got out, no issues.

Only downside of this hotel is that it is at a busy, upscale shopping mall, and parking can be an issue. At one point, we had to park several blocks away, though it did thin later. Nice thing about this, of course, is that there are a BUNCH of restaurants literally steps outside the door (not that there's a thing wrong with the in-house restaurant, of course!)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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, November 6, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel, but do regret the difficulty you encountered with parking. 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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Address: 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#9 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#12 Business Hotel in Tampa
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Tampa
#13 Spa Hotel in Tampa
#16 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza 4*
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