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“Very good conference hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza

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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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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Very good conference hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We recently held a conference at this hotel. It is ideally located, within 10 minutes of hte Airport. Everything was top quality and we experienced no issues. In partiucular all the food served to our clients was excellent. It is also located quite close to a shopping centre which is always a priority for European clients. I would recommend this hotel for any business function.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you for choosing The Renaissance Tampa Hotel for your conference. We certainly appreciate the great review and are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Although you were here for work, enjoying great food from Pelagia,being located so close to the Tampa airport and International Plaza is a great bonus! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel!
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  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I came to Tampa for business and it's a rather busy hotel. But everyone was very polite and hotel was clean. One associate that stood out particular was Philicia Darns. She acknowledged me every time I went through the lobby, made my lunch reservations and had water ready when I came back from my morning run. With my job I'm traveling 200 days out of the year and I can truly appreciate great service and a warm staff. Thank you Philicia, Renaissance and Marriott!!!

  • Stayed December 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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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you for the great response! We are pleased to hear Philicia went above and beyond to make your stay so enjoyable. We understand traveling so much throughout the year is tough so to have a warm staff and great service can help your time away from home be a little easier. We want to thank you and look forward to your next visit at The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Stayed 4 nights at the conference rate of $199 + tax. I'm a Marriott Gold member and thus did not pay for the wifi which otherwise would have been ~$13+tax per 24 hours.

Firstly, the hotel is very convenient for Tampa airport. I found the complimentary shuttle service efficient.

Secondly, it's a good location being attached to the International Plaza Mall. Lots of shops and food outlets, etc.

The hotel itself was fine. The room good and up to the Renaissance standard. The gym was a decent size with good kit and nice and light. The pool is a bit pokey and small but there is nothing wrong with it.

Wifi worked well and I was impressed that you can add up to 4 devices for the same charge (which I didn't pay as noted above).

The hotel worked well as a small conference venue (~100 people) and the conference food was good. There is a central courtyard where we ate lunch and it was pleasant to sit out in the 70 deg warmth.

I'd happily stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you for the great response! Although you were here for work, we are glad you got to discover the services and amenities provided by the hotel and experience our convenient location to Tampa International Airport, International Plaza and Bay Street. We appreciate your loyalty as a Gold Marriott Rewards Member and look forward to your visit again to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

The best customer service overall. Especially Philicia Darns, who made it a enjoyable stay and who coordinated with my husband to make it a rememberable birthday by planning activities with him. Everything was within walking distance for great food and shopping. And the room was one of the best that I have stayed in, clean and spacious. I wouldn't stay anywhere else when I return back to Tampa!

  • Stayed October 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, February 7, 2013
Thanks for the great review! We are delighted that Philicia Darnso was able to contribute to making your birthday a memorable experience. As you stated, our hotel 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Hotel and restaurant were very nice. The icing was the upscale mall and high end restaurant courtyard just outside the back entrance. Dozens of super good sidewalk and indoor restaurants. We ate at three of them and had the best food ever.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 Manager at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Thanks for the great review!. So glad you enjoyed your weekend getaway. As you stated, we are 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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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

My husband is attending a conference at the hotel and I tagged along to get out of Michigan's cold. I didn't realize what a wonderful time I would have at the hotel. The staff, from the valet service to the guest relations have been so helpful. They have recommended great restaurants, made reservations, given directions, and just been all around good representatives of the hotel. The room was very nice (even to the new fridge that arrived today to keep my water cold). Again, it is the staff that makes a business a success and you are successful.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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, February 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed the services and amenities provided by the hotel. As you stated, 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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Tampa, Florida
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is not on the water or city center. It is however within 20 minutes of the beach and walking distance to Hugh end shopping. Bits a great choice to be near it all but you definitely need a car to enjoy the surroundings.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, January 28, 2013
Thanks for the review! As you stated, we are 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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Additional Information about Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza

Address: 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#8 Business Hotel in Tampa
#10 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#16 Family Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza 4*
Number of rooms: 293
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