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“Great hotel next to shopping mall and food” 5 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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Ranked #14 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
Addison
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great hotel next to shopping mall and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The Renaissance Tampa hotel is a great hotel with several nice features. It is very close to the Tampa airport - free shuttle service was nice. The hotel is attached to the International Plaza shopping mall with lots of upscale stores. Several great restaurants are within walking distance. However, the hotel restaurant (Pelagia Trattoria) serves fantastic food - especially the duck and chocolate dessert.

Room Tip: Floors 7 and 8 are club level floors - club is on the 8th floor.
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  • Stayed March 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, April 24, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to enjoy the amazing food in our restaurant Pelagia Trattoria also to discover the surrounding amenities such as International Plaza and Bay Street. Thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel for your stay.
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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
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Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Moderate size full service property in the Marriott family. Good location for a small to medium size business meeting, and you won't be overrun by convention-size gatherings. 5 minute free shuttle trip from Tampa Int'l Airport, with zero airport noise in the rooms. Easy access to/from I-275 for quick access to anywhere in the Tampa Bay area.

Connected to a large upscale shopping mall with many restaurant and bar options. Service can be more Florida relaxed than my type A self is used to. Great on-site restaurant with varied dinner selections and a great full breakfast buffet. Staff attention to food and beverage needs for a full day meeting were outstanding.

A great location for a Tampa area trip.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, April 24, 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Most excellent stay. The housekeeping staff is one of the best. Very clean rooms each day. Front desk staff always friendly and helpful. The concierge staff always helpful and so nice to get a water soda whatever throughout the day. Mahalo was very nice and attentive at the bar we are very impressed with the dedication the staff has at this location

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, April 24, 2013
We appreciate the great review! It is always a pleasure to hear the staff has gone above and beyond to make your stay so enjoyable. We strive to make our guests feel warm and hospitable and to assure your stay with us is a great one. I will be sure to let Mahalo know he was able to contribute to your wonderful stay. Thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel for your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Michigan
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173 reviews 173 reviews
67 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

My daughter and I stayed here just for one night on the way to Busch Gardens. The hotel is very upscale with attentive service - from the valet parking, to the front desk, to the restaurant staff. Decor is really cool. Traditional meets eclectic - very bright and lively. The rooms are the standard size with smallish baths. But very well done. There's a courtyard in the middle of the property and a spa/pool but we didn't get there. The restaurant, Pelagia, was great - had lunch and breakfast here. Indoor/outdoor seating. Steps away from the mall which contains both Bay Street - numerous restaurants and a food court - as well as the shopping mall. Nordstrom's, Neiman Marcus, Dillards etc as anchors. Right next door to the airport but the windows and walls must have been soundproofed. Didn't hear a thing. Wonderful hotel if you want to be near airport, near mall, eateries, etc. Weekend rates were very good!

Room Tip: Standard rooms facing courtyard preferable.
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review! It's always a pleasure to hear the staff made a great impact on your stay and you and your daughter were able to enjoy some of the amenities the hotel has to offer such as our restaurant Pelagia Trattoria, International Plaza and Bay Street as well as the short drive to Bush Gardens. We thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel for your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Richmond
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Perfect hotel for overnight stay near airport or as a home base for exploring Tampa. Rooms and common areas are immaculate. Staff (front desk, housekeeping and Pelagia Trattoria restaurant) were and are top notch. Hotel has plenty of parking and is adjacent to a very nice outdoor lifestyle mall with plenty of chain options for dining if you feel like staying close to "home". Will definitely book here again if we get back to Tampa.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thank you for the great review and compliments about the hotel. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and had a great dining experience in our restaurant Pelagia Trattoria. We do hope you come visit us again on your next trip to Tampa and thank you for choosing the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel for your stay.
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Joanne gave me the BEST room service and personal attention I have ever had! I travel every week and this is the first time I feel compelled to write a review.. I also want to mention Mahalo.. in the bar along with Danny who both made my trip most enjoyable.. The hotel is clean, and very lovely.. One of the prettiest Marriotts I have been in. The entire staff from valet to housekeeping were accommodating and kind. Thank you all so much for making my time away from home acceptable!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
We appreciate the great review and the compliments about the hotel and staff. We are delighted to hear Joanne, Mahalo and Dan were able to make your stay so memorable and most enjoyable. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel soon!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

While it may not be the nicest Renaissance Hotel, I haven't been to all of them. But of the ones that I HAVE been to, I think that I enjoyed this one the most. The staff was really nice, from the front desk staff to the maids. I think that what I enjoyed most was the pool area. Most of the pools in the area were excessively cold, especially during winter when you would want them to warm it up a little bit. But the pool at this location was the perfect temperature. Probably not lap pool temperature, but enjoyment temperature. It didn't take me an hour to stop shivering and the location of the hotel compared to the mall and restaurants was great. A lot of good restaurants were within walking distance along with some good shopping. I think that the only thing that I didn't like was that their shuttle didn't start running until 5 a.m., which is when my plane left, so I had to pay extra just to get a ride to the airport. So definitely not very airport friendly considering it is an airport hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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AmyF1014, Front Desk Lead at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and were able to enjoy the pool, shopping at International Plaza and Bay Street! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel in the future!
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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 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:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Tampa
#6 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#12 Business 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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