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“Close to airport, nice amenities” 4 of 5 stars
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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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chicago illinois
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73 hotel reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Close to airport, nice amenities”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights for a business trip. This hotel is about a 5-10 minute drive to the airport, and located right at the edge of a large shopping area that also has over 6 restaurants to choose from , all just adjacent to the hotel. You can walk over and shop, or eat, or enjoy a drink at a nice outdoor table or bar
area. There is free self parking. The rooms could use a refresh, but the beds are very comfortable. The aveda products include shower gel - showers are curtained and a little on the dated side. There is a gym adjacent to the pool area, cardio equipment with lots of Free weights and a few machines. The concierge lounge was very busy both days. The first day there was hardly any food left which I thought was odd. That did not happen the second day so maybe just a glitch. There is a nice courtyard in the center of the property. The rooms were clean, as was the gym and common areas. A nice stay and nice to be near some good restaurants even though staying close to the airport.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I stayed at the Renaissance because for some reason, all of the hotels in Tampa where packed. I thought I had a reservation at the downtown Marriott but was directed to the Renaissance. I thought the room was extremely comfortable especially the beds. It looks like this is a brand-new hotel and is certainly well laid out and well decorated. I also thought that the workout room was sufficient. It could be a bit larger given that many people are working out while on trips. Nevertheless, I was able to get my workout in and I very much appreciated the water and towels that were provided. The location is near most everything in Tampa although it is a bit of a drive to the downtown area. Being close to the expressway, one can jump on the expressway and be downtown in approximately 5 to 10 minutes. I liked it enough that I would return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This place wows you from the second you walk into the lobby. It is very elegant/classy and has a beautiful pool area. The rooms are comfortable and clean which is all you can ever ask for. They also have great shampoo products, which shows how they show great care for their customers. :)

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed here at the end of our stay on Florida. The hotel exceeded my expectations and was very classy in a terrific location in proximity to airport, shopping and dining. The Cheesecake Factory has a ton of food/entree selections and large portions. The pool area and exercise area at hotel are also terrific and were not crowded. The rooms were tastefully decorated and Aveda products for toiletries were a nice touch in the room. Great beds and super comfortable too. Free airport shuttle service as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This hotel is modern, clean and very convenient to the airport. It is part of a large shopping center so there is plenty of shopping you can do if you have down time. The rooms are comfortable and the staff is very helpful. I don't hesitate to stay there when I'm in Tampa.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is a nice hotel, and my room was well appointed, clean and comfortable. Still a fairly standard room for a hotel in this price range. The king bed was really appreciated. While some rooms probably have nice views, mine looked at the parking desk. Service was good.

What made this hotel more than average was the fabulous restaurant! Lots of choices nearby, but the dinner and buffet breakfast were unusually wonderful for hotel food.

Location is also excellent. Next to a shopping center with great restaurants, and very near the airport and the stadiums. A great hotel choice for shoppers and sports fans.

Turned out my night coincided with the Tampa Bay/Carolina Panthers game. Believe the Panthers were also in residence for the night. Increased security and players signing autographs made for an unique experience. Later, as the fans returned, it also made for some noise after the game.

A very good option.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lutherville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This property has partnered with the Candy Hall of Fame for many years. The Renaissance team bends over backwards to make sure everything is perfect. We were housed in an Access Room as it had a King Size bed. Spanish style decor and ambiance make this hotel special. The LaFuente Courtyard is the perfect spot for a function that encourages mingling. The banquet facility was large enough to COMFORTABLY accommodate nearly 400 guests for the Candy Hall of Fame inductions. The food was good and I'll leave it at that as I'm not a fan of braised short ribs. Another highlight is the in house restaurant, Pelagia, which is above average. The International Mall adjoins the property offering world class shopping and dining options. If you're flying to Tampa and are not renting a car the hotel will have their shuttle arrive pretty darn quick. Believe me, this place is great!

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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
#9 Romantic Hotel in Tampa
#12 Business Hotel in Tampa
#17 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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